Originally Posted by lsorensen
I believe I saw a video where one of the shootouts explained why they only compare calibrated TVs. If you take them uncalibrated then what you are comparing is simply a set of random samples. What one uncalibrated TV is like out of the box has very little to do with what another identical model uncalibrated TV is like out of the box. Now if on the other hand you were to get a sample of 100 of each model and compare them you might start to get an idea what the average one is like from the factory in case one model tends to be more accurate from the factory than another
One model may surely not be exactly the same as another unit of the same model, but on average, sony high end lcd's are more accurate OOTB than samsung qled lcd's. Meaning that in terms of grayscale and color errors, OOTB sony will have an advantage over samsung. Once you calibrate the sony and samsung, then samsung will come a lot closer to sony and it will remain nowhere near the advantage that sony had OOTB.
Among oleds, on average, panasonics have the best color/grayscale accuracy out of the box and slightly better shadow detail compared to other brands. However once you calibrate a panasonic and lg oled and put them side by side, the color/grayscale accuracy advantage panasonic had ootb will hardly remain an advantage any more, same with shadow detail, the lg after calibration will look almost as good with shadow detail.
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