Originally Posted by TVuc
Scott: Do you have the results for people's response to the question of which TV was their over-all favorite?
This would be good to know. I'm curious to know whether those answers align with the scoring totals based on the various categories.
It's interesting that categories like Black Performance, Perceived Contrast, and Off-Axis Performance were won with scores above 9, while other categories like Color Accuracy, Screen Uniformity, and Motion Resolution were won by scores that were a full point lower. Obviously, voters feel that we're much closer to achieving perfect black performance than we are to achieving perfect color accuracy or motion resolution with the display technologies that were in the event.
I understand that the OLED can get truly black and that black areas stay black even when they are adjacent to a brightly lit area. But, I was under the impression that this particular OLED had trouble with shadow detail due to a tendency to crush blacks, which is also an aspect of black performance.
With regards to motion resolution, I suspect the lower scores may be a result of viewers having seen better motion resolution in other display technologies (e.g. plasma and CRT). It will be interesting to see if motion performance of the display technologies being produced currently are able to match Plasma and CRT over the course of the next few years. And, even if there is no improvement, will scores in evaluations like these go up over time as fewer and fewer viewers will remember what plasma and CRT looked like?
With regards to color accuracy, I'm curious how many voters were able to basically ignore the Life of Pi demo and make their evaluation based purely on the colors shown in the SMPTE color bar pattern and the Art of Flight demo. It's already been pointed out that Life of Pi uses a good bit of "unnatural" coloring, so it seems odd to use it for an evaluation of color accuracy with no reference to what is accurate. But, even with the other material, I'm not sure anybody who isn't a trained calibrator could tell you how far off from accurate each display was. Interestingly, the professionals thought the displays were more color accurate than the audience did.