Scarsdale, N.Y. — Value Electronics, the independent A/V retailer, will hold its 10th annual TV Shootout evaluation event on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 17, at 3 p.m. at its store, here, to decide which TV will be crowned the “King of HD/UHD TV.”
Kevin Miller will lead the panel of experts, which includes TV reviewers and calibrators DeWayne Davis and David Mackenzie, in assessing the newest TVs from the leading CE manufacturers. Miller is a charter member of the Image Science Foundation (ISF) and well-respected industry consultant. The televisions featured this year will include both curved and flat HD and 4K Ultra HD LEDs and OLEDs from top manufacturers. The events will be streamed live in HD over the Internet at ValueElectronics.com and made available at the same website for future viewing.
Consumers and media representatives are also invited to attend; however, seating is limited to 60 people per event and available on a first-come-first served basis by registering at ValueElectronics.com.
“This year very special guests and major icons of the consumer electronics industry will be in attendance: Dr. Larry Weber and Joe Kane,” the retailer said.
Weber is an American electrical engineer/inventor and leader in the display community known for pioneering plasma display panel technology. Kane specializes in the science of electronic imaging and is working on developing the specs and test materials for Ultra HD. They will make presentations on the state of the industry and the future of Ultra HD.
Robert Zohn, founder and president of Value Electronics, said in a statement: “Our Shootout has proven to be a ‘must attend’ event among true video enthusiasts and industry leaders each year, demonstrating how the premium TVs perform and compete with each other.”
Miller, Mackenzie and video specialist Dewayne Davis will make up a team of expert calibrators to test and calibrate the panels and provide their findings and other key background information in individual presentations. Product specialists from the manufacturers have been invited to present their unique product advantages.
Contrast ratio, peak brightness, black level, color accuracy, color saturation, motion resolution and energy efficiency will be measured, compared and discussed. The audience will vote on each of the four picture quality attributes, with the winning panel crowned “King of HD/UHD TV.”
All tested panels will be concurrently fed through a professional HDMI distribution amp from the same reference Blu-ray player, 4K streaming source and USB.
A Q&A session will be held at the end of each presentation.
“In addition to the tested panels, several manufacturers are expected to display and provide information about advanced products that will launch in the future, with image and audio that provides a true reference quality for the audiophile and videophile,” Zohn added. Shootout findings will be available for members of the press who contact Value Electronics.
The public and press can register by emailing [email protected].