Sony’s A9G Master Series 4K OLED TV has won Scarscale, N.Y. custom A/V integrator/retailer Value Electronics’ 15th Annual TV Shootout competition, held at this week’s CE Week show at NYC’s Javits Center. The event served as the venue for a panel of professional reviewers to test, evaluate, and compare picture quality attributes of the latest flagship TVs side by side, and against a reference monitor used by Hollywood film makers, and then vote for their favorites. Video enthusiasts who signed up with Value to attend were also encouraged to register their opinions of the TVs separate from the competition.
The four 4K TVs competing for the 2019 crown included LG’s OLED65C9PUA, Samsung’s QN65Q90R, Sony’s XBR-65A9G, and Sony’s XBR-65Z9F. “This was a close competition, with the panels all performing very well,” said Robert Zohn, Value Electronics’ owner. The A9G’s solid win was a result of the TV having taken the lead in most of the voting categories as well as dominating the combined average of all categories, according to the retailer.
The specific award categories and the voting results were as follows: