New York-based consumer electronics retailer Value Electronics invited experts last weekend to evaluate new TV products from Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, and Sony.
The contest, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, appraised 10 products in the three categories of UHD, OLED, and PDP. The screen size categories were 55, 64, 78, 79, 85, and 105 inches, and the prices were between US$3,000 and US$12,000. The evaluation items were black level, contrast range, color accuracy, resolution, daytime visibility, and image quality.
The title of the best TV for this year went to LG Electronics’ 55 inch OLED TV (US$3,500) and Samsung Electronics’ 85 inch PDP TV (US$3,067).
However, neither OLED nor PDP TVs are attracting the attention of consumers these days. The former, in spite of their excellent picture quality, are still too expensive due to a low yield. The latter have heating and power consumption problems, and the demand for them is declining fast. Samsung SDI, which has supplied PDP TV panels to Samsung Electronics, is going to stop the production of PDP panels in November.