The Next Generation Sony A95K 4K TV won the Grand Prix at this year’s EISA Home Theater & Display Awards.
Sony’s flagship 2022 TV model won the “Best Premium OLED TV” award, beating stiff competition from the Samsung S95B QD-OLED TV, which took second place.
Sony became the first TV manufacturer to unveil a QD-OLED (Quantum Dot OLED) TV when the A95K was first introduced in March.
As the name suggests, QD-OLED combines the best aspects of OLED and Quantum Dot display technology to deliver OLED’s deep blacks, high contrast and wide viewing angles along with the color accuracy and pixel illumination that quantum dot filters can deliver.
In our hands-on review at the time, we were delighted with the TV’s extreme color depth, and the A95K delivers a higher level of brightness and a larger palette volume than what we expect from standard OLED panels.
Traditional forerunners of the annual IFA consumer technology exhibition in Berlin, the EISA Awards are presented by an association of 60 technology magazines, websites and social media commentators from 29 countries.
In this year’s awards, the LG C2 OLED TV was also named “Best Gaming TV”, while Philips performed well in the “Best Buy OLED TV” category for 55OLED807, Best “Home Theater TV” for 65OLED937. and “Best Family TV” for the 55PUS8807.
Full EISA Home Theater & Display 2022/23 Winners List can be found here.
Analysis: Winning recent awards is another indication that QD-OLED is the future of television
In the wake of Sony’s A95K triumph in Value Electronics’ TV Shootout last month, the big EISA awards this weekend helped give some credence to Sony’s plans to increase QD-OLED.
It also points further where the future of flagship TVs is headed, with the amazing contrast and significantly improved color saturation that hybrid display technology offers, which is likely to improve further as it matures.
Prices are surprisingly high for early QD-OLED users, and the 65-inch version of the Sony A95K is priced at $ 4,000 / £ 3,499. Nevertheless, Samsung’s similarly defined but much cheaper S95B shows that this barrier could begin to decline soon.
With the new QD-OLED TVs that Sony and Samsung are set to demonstrate at IFA later this year, and growing rumors that other manufacturers are going to incorporate display technology, we can’t wait to see what will be unveiled in Berlin.