If we break down the shootout scoring system (max 10 points per category), I think we can easily predict the winners:
Black-Level: 10 points to OLED's
Contrast-Ratio: 10 points to OLED's
Color Accuracy: Let's be conservative and assume OLED's score at least 7 but I predict the Sammy will get 10.
Moving Resolution: Sammy OLED should score 10 with BFI enabled. LG might also if they improved their processing this year.
Day Mode: Since the TV's are calibrated to similar max brightness, the LED's will not show much advantage to OLED. I think they will all score 10.
General Content Video Quality: Contrast will probably win over most people compared to 4K resolution but this will depend on availability of 4K demo material and viewing distance. My guess is OLED will take at least 8 points.
So if you look at those numbers, I frankly can't see a way that the OLEDs won't sweep this shootout. They would need to have more categories that favor LED's in order for them to have a chance. Maybe add categories like input-lag, image retention, power consumption, etc.
To those complaining about these TVs being too expensive or too large: This has always been an event for flagship models only. They are only interested in the best - cost is not even part of their scoring system.
Last edited by Wizziwig; 07-31-2014 at 10:03 PM.