- May 5, 2007
WiFi-Spy;54258937 said:I have not seen any of the scores but what I think the judges responded to was the LG had slightly more punch and saturation in HDR mode that more closely matched the BVM-X300. I think the main difference on a technical level was a different color volume (tone + gamut) mapping strategy. Once again there is no standard for tone mapping, each manufacturer is rolling their own.
Both of these OLED TVs are incredible, and the fact that they were that close to the $30K BVM-X300 mastering display is remarkable. Either one of them would have won last years shootout.
With regards to the Z9D, it may have won the bright room category, if the TVs were allowed to be put into their HDR "bright room" mode. This would've been wildly inaccurate calibration wise, but may have allowed the Z9D and Samsung Q9 to flex their nits advantage, by pushing up the Average APL of the content.
Hopefully there will be fewer compromises as time goes by and the choices will be more about quality and convenience than whether or not a TV will support this or that standard and what it makes of poor quality content (or, particularly problematic of late, content that is shot to look "poor").Sony is def better at video processing than LG, but the cost difference is real too.