Panasonic EZ1002 OLED 4K TV Earns Top Honors at HDTVtest 2017 TV Shootout

Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 at 06:30 AM PDT by
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Panasonic's latest OLED display earned the "Best TV of 2017" award.

The winners of the 2017 Crampton & Moore/HDTVtest TV Shootout have been announced. The annual display competition was held in England on August 13 and pitted five premium 4K Ultra HD TVs against each other in a head-to-head contest.

The competing sets included:

LG B7 OLED65B7V OLED TV
Panasonic EZ1002 TX-65EZ1002B OLED TV
- Samsung Q9 QE65Q9F QLED LCD TV
Sony A1 KD-65A1 OLED TV
Sony ZD9 KD-65ZD9 LED LCD TV

All of the displays were calibrated before the competition by Vincent Teoh from HDTVtest and Tyler Pruitt from Portrait Displays, and all guests in attendance were allowed to vote. Judging categories included contrast, color accuracy, motion, video processing, uniformity, HDR, bright-room performance, and gaming. After calculating the results, Panasonic's EZ1002 OLED 4K TV received the top honor of "Best Overall TV of 2017." Sadly, Panasonic does not currently sell displays in the US, so the EZ1002 remains exclusive to the European market. 

And while the two LCD sets did earn the highest marks for bright room performance, the three OLED models managed to sweep all of the individual awards. Here's a full rundown of the winners:

- Best Overall TV of 2017: Panasonic EZ1002 OLED 4K TV
- Best Home Theater TV: Panasonic EZ1002 OLED 4K TV
- Best Living Room TV: Sony A1 4K OLED TV
- Best Gaming TV: LG B7 4K OLED TV
- Best HDR TV: LG B7 4K OLED TV

In addition to the Crampton & Moore/HDTVtest shootout, CE Week also recently held its own annual TV Shootout in New York City. LG's 65E7P OLED Ultra HD TV swept all three major awards at the contest, and the competition included many of the same displays used in the HDTVtest Shootout -- minus the Panasonic OLED since it is not available in the US.

Sources: HDTVtestForbes, AVS Forum

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Tags: OLED, 4K, Ultra HD, Shootout, Panasonic, Sony, LG, Samsung (all tags)