Sony’s next-gen Sony A95K 4K TV has taken residence the large prize at this yr’s EISA Residence Theatre & Show awards.
The flagship for the Sony 2022 TV vary picked up the award for ‘Greatest Premium OLED TV’, beating off robust competitors from Samsung’s S95B QD-OLED TV which was named runner-up.
Sony turned the primary TV producer to point out off a QD-OLED (Quantum Dot OLED) TV, when the A95K was first unveiled again in March.
Because it names suggests, QD-OLED combines the very best points of OLED and Quantum Dot show tech, with the intention of providing the deep black ranges, excessive distinction and extensive viewing angles of OLED alongside the colour accuracy and pixel illumination that quantum dot filters can present.
In our hands-on overview on the time, we had been blown away by the TV’s excessive shade depth, with the A95K delivering a better degree of brightness and larger palette quantity than what we’ve come to anticipate from customary OLED panels.
A standard precursor to the annual IFA client tech expo in Berlin, the EISA awards are voted on by an affiliation of 60 expertise magazines, web sites and social media commentators from 29 international locations.
This yr’s awards additionally noticed LG’s C2 OLED TV acknowledged as ‘Greatest Gaming TV’, whereas there was a powerful displaying from Philips, who picked up prizes for ‘Greatest Purchase OLED TV’ for the 55OLED807, finest ‘Residence Theatre TV’ for the 65OLED937 and ‘Greatest Household TV’ for the 55PUS8807.
A full listing of the 2022/23 EISA Residence Theatre & Show winners may be discovered right here.
Evaluation: Newest awards win is one other indicator that QD-OLED is the way forward for TV
Coming sizzling on the heels of the Sony A95K’s triumph on the Worth Electronics ‘TV Shootout’ final month, this weekend’s massive awards win at EISA went some method to vindicating Sony’s plans to go massive on QD-OLED.
It additionally factors additional to the place the way forward for flagship TVs appears to be like to be heading, with the unbelievable distinction and considerably improved shade saturation that the hybrid show tech affords solely probably to enhance additional because it matures.
Costs are unsurprisingly excessive for early adopters to QD-OLED, with the 65” model of the Sony A95K coming in at an eye-watering $4,000 / £3,499. However, Samsung’s equally specified, but considerably cheaper S95B exhibits that that barrier to adoption could quickly begin to come down.
With new QD-OLED TVs anticipated to be proven off by Sony and Samsung at IFA later this yr, and rising rumors of different producers set to get onboard with the show tech, we will’t wait to see what will get unveiled in Berlin.