EISA VIDEO AWARDS 2015-2016
Home Theatre Display & Video Awards List
EUROPEAN HOME THEATRE PROJECTOR 2015-2016
Epson has rewritten the projector rulebook with the EH-LS10000, combining a laser light source with 4K enhancement processing to give movie fans an experience they will love. Opting for a laser over a traditional UHP lamp brings both user benefits – the projector runs at a whisper-quiet 19dB and is rated to last up to 30,000 hours – and performance benefits. This projector mixes an exceptional black level with superb brightness, ensuring big screen images have dynamism and impact even in well-lit rooms. Full HD sources are treated to extra clarity by 4K upscaling, and the HDMI input stage will accept native UHD material up to 60Hz – perfect for Ultra HD Blu-ray. Add in its setup flexibility and curved design and the EH-LS10000 is a force to be reckoned with.
EUROPEAN HOME THEATRE TV 2015-2016
Home theatre means getting the visual and emotional impact of a movie theatre in the comfort of your own home – and LG’s 65EG960V OLED TV has the talents
to reach this goal. Its large 65in curved screen offers an immersive visual experience, with excellent colour reproduction from wide viewing angles and low reflections when used in a bright environment. And in a darkened cinema environment the TV’s WRGB OLED technology really impresses, guaranteeing premium picture quality in terms of contrast, with deep blacks alongside full bright elements. Meanwhile, the 65EG960V’s UHD resolution provides excellent clarity, both with HD sources thanks to LG’s upscaling technology, and when used in combination with native UHD material. Ultra-thin styling and the superb webOS 2.0 Smart TV system complete the package
EUROPEAN SMART TV 2015-2016
Smart TV continues to evolve in the shape of the 65UF950V, an edge-lit Ultra HD TV carrying the second-generation of LG’s webOS. For 2015, the usability and speed of this eye-catching, colorful interface has been improved, and with all sources (from external players to online streaming services) treated equally, finding content is easy – webOS 2.0 offers a connected TV experience that favours usability rather than complexity. The 65UF950V also showcases other talents, including wide-ranging media playback (including 4K HEVC content), mirroring of Smart devices, intuitive motion control and PVR functionality. As a Smart TV package, it’s worthy of the highest praise.
EUROPEAN BEST BUY TV 2015-2016
Combining excellent picture quality, a pleasing sound performance and a modern Smart TV OS in an attractive package is quite a feat, especially if the price has to be right. And yet that is exactly what Philips has achieved with the 55PUS7600. This 55in television features efficient Pixel Precise UHD upscaling, excellent motion sharpness thanks to Perfect Natural Motion and HDMI 2.0 connections for your future UHD content. Three-sided Ambilight improves the viewing experience with its content-matched illumination, and Philips’ Double Ring driver technology yields impressive bass performance from the screen’s slender frame. Android TV, running on a Quad Core processor, opens up a world of entertainment. A well-engineered all-rounder
EUROPEAN HIGH END TV 2015-2016
With its maximum peak luminance approaching 1,000 nits and support for HDR (High Dynamic Range) content, Samsung’s 2015 flagship sets a new standard in TV technology, delivering images with revolutionary brightness. This headline feature is joined by excellent overall picture quality, scaling of any video source to its 10-bit panel’s UHD resolution, and support for the latest high-end video standards including UHD video with HEVC encoding. Furthermore, the Tizen Smart TV system gives slick control over a huge choice of streaming and apps, and as a true high-end device the UE65JS9500 is equipped with twin TV tuners, a built-in camera, gesture control and Samsung’s external One Connect box to future-proof against evolving technology.
EUROPEAN DESIGN TV 2015-2016
It’s not often that a TV makes you think ‘Wow’ before it’s even switched on, but Sony’s 65X9005C accomplishes this by virtue of its astonishing styling. This 65in screen brings ultra-slim appeal to your living room, being only 4.9mm at its thinnest part. It comes with an innovative mounting solution that sites the screen flush against a wall thanks to Sony’s vertical airflow system, while those installing the 65X9005C on a TV stand can choose from wide or narrow positions for the sleek chrome feet. Design isn’t this set’s only strong point, however – the 4K Ultra HD screen together with the Sony unique Triluminos Display technology delivers colour‐rich, sharp images that are equally impressive, while Android TV collects all the set’s features in to one sophisticated homescreen.
EUROPEAN CAMCORDER 2015-2016
Movie-makers looking for a 4K camcorder are rewarded by Panasonic’s HC-WX970 – an affordable model that packs welcome features into its compact body, including an innovative twin recording function. In addition to its main Leica Dicomar lens (married to an 18.91MP sensor), the camera provides a secondary swivel lens next to the tilting 3in touch display. This allows simultaneous capture of two different scenes – with one placed in the corner of the main shoot, selfie-style. Achieving high-quality, smooth footage is made easy by the camera’s efficient image stabilisation circuit and Level Shot function that automatically counters tilt, and varied recording modes include HDR (High Dynamic Range) for brilliant, impactful pictures.