Sony’s next-gen OLED is ‘best 4K TV’ of 2022, says expert panel | GadgetMasti

Value Electronics, an A/V retailer just outside New York City, has held an annual TV Shootout for nearly two decades. The Shootout traditionally gathers a panel of TV testing experts and places them in front of the best 4K TVs to decide which one is the absolute best – an honor Sony earned this year for its A95K QD OLED fashion model.

With the rise of 8K TVs, the Value Electronics test has expanded to include a separate test for that category in 2022, with LG’s Z2 OLED model taking the 8K crown at this year’s Shootout.

4K TVs participating in the 2022 TV Shootout:

  • LG G2 Gallery Series OLED
  • Samsung QN95B Quantum Dot mini LED
  • Samsung S95B QD OLED
  • Sony XR-A95K QD OLED (winner)
  • Sony XR-X95K mini LED

8K TVs participating in the 2022 TV Shootout:

  • LG Z2 OLED (winner)
  • Samsung QN900B Quantum Dot mini LED
  • Sony XR-Z9K Mini LED TV

Robert Zohn of Value Electronics addresses participants at the 2022 TV Shootout. (Image credit: Value Electronics)

To create a level playing field for the evaluation, each TV is first adjusted by a professional TV calibrator. The sets are then placed side by side, along with a 32-inch professional Sony broadcast reference monitor, and run test patterns and regular movie scenes over a video distribution network. This setup allows the expert contestants to evaluate the TVs simultaneously, tabulating their votes to determine the winner in each category.

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