Photography Courtesy of Mark Jessamy Photography
The 2022 TV Shootout© took place on July 30 and 31, 2022, with judges granting awards for various settings and the coveted King of TV© prize for both 4K and 8K entries. These judges spent hours each day inspecting technical and visual details among the product displays, testing various modes such as SDR, HDR and different levels of room light. The ballots were tallied, and the awards were announced.
The Sony XR65A95K ended up taking home every prize for 4K, on the first day of the Shootout. As well as gaining accolades like Best 4K Living Room TV, the judges crowned the Sony XR65A95K as 2022’s King of 4K TVs. The race was very tight, but from the beginning the judges knew that would be the case. Robert Zohn of Value Electronics, the host of the event, said before the first day of competition started, “It’s hard to pick a winner. They’re all winners.”
The LG OLED88Z2PUA was the big winner on the second and final day of 2022’s TV Shootout, taking home the grand prize of King of 8K TVs. The television also won the subcategories of Best 8K Home Theater TV and Best 8K HDR TV, but it didn’t sweep like the Sony XR65A95K did the previous day in the 4K competition. Sony also managed to snag a subcategory prize, with its QLED XR85Z9K taking home the title of Best 8K HDR TV.
This demonstrates how tough the TV Shootout competition really is; on both days the margin of victory in various subcategories — and even the King of TVs award — was within decimal points. It also shows that even though there are winners among the competition’s televisions, each is capable of strong visual performance, especially in certain modes and settings. Among the products presented by LG, Sony and Samsung at this year’s TV Shootout, consumers searching for a great looking TV will certainly be able to find one that suits their personal taste and needs.
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