We’re going to start looking at the image quality of a number of TVs for 2018 starting with the Sony X900F. This year I'm doing these in a different way than before as well. They aren’t a traditional review, where we care about the design, the user interface, the price, and so on. I cover that at Wirecutter and need to make this different. Instead, I’m just going to focus on … [Read more...] about Sony X900F Image Quality Review
Coming out of CES 2017, one of the key things you heard thrown around from manufacturers was Color Volume. For the past few years, we’ve heard companies talk about what percentage of the DCI/P3 or Rec.2020 color gamuts they cover, but those are 2D measurements. Color volume adds the third dimension, brightness, to the measurement. So what is color volume, and how should we … [Read more...] about Color Volume: Measuring and Understanding What it Means
In March 2016 we finally see the launch of the UltraHD Blu-ray player format with a $400 player from Samsung and titles from many studios. These UltraHD discs will likely be the best sources of UltraHD content at home. This new format offers 10-bits per pixel instead of the 8-bits of Blu-ray for better gradients and less banding, wider color gamuts that are closer to what you … [Read more...] about UltraHD Blu-ray Database
The testing setup that I am always in awe of it the one that CNet has. While most of us have to do our testing in a vacuum and rely on subjective memory or our objective test data, CNet has access to almost all the recent, popular displays. The room design enables them to do side-by-side comparison of many displays so they can compare them and not rely on their memory. Since I … [Read more...] about Touring CNet’s Testing Labs
As 2014 TVs begin coming out, I’ve been rethinking how I properly attempt to calibrate them. While measuring the grayscale and color gamut are easy, picking the correct gamma is hard to decide. There are many factors that come into play, from the room and environment to the capabilities of the display itself. It makes a large difference in how we see an image as well as you see … [Read more...] about Which Gamma is Correct?