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2014 Value Electronics Flat Panel Shootout

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Robert will be posting links here for the current event. The other thread will be closed to assure that any new discussion occurs in one thead.


Video Experts Along with the Attending Audience Will Evaluate the Newest Flagship HD and 4K Ultra HD Panels To Answer The Question: Which Manufacturer Makes the Best TV?

Day One, Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:00 PM EST
Day Two, Sunday, August 17, 2014 3:00 PM EST

Value Electronics 35 Popham Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Direct 914-723-3344 or 800-789-5050

Want to help us determine who makes the best TV for 2014... Join us on 8/16 or 8/17 and get an exceptional professional video education and meet our panel of experts, headed by Kevin Miller, DeWayne Davis and David Mackenzie. You will also meet and hear our two Keynote special guest speakers, Joe Kane and Dr. Larry Weber.

To attend in person email Robert Zohn: [email protected] and put in the subject line, 2014 TV Shootout Request.

Can't attend in person, watch the event on our live on our dedicated Livestream channel.

The Online live feed will be broadcast in HD and will allow viewers to submit questions which will be moderated by our staff a/v techs and select questions will be read out loud for our panel of experts to answer in realtime.

TVs included in our Tenth annual TV Shootout, Saturday, August 16th and Sunday August 17th, 2014. Email us for an application to attend in person. Live webcast in HD is open to everyone worldwide.

4K 2160p models:

Samsung S9 Direct Lit LCD/LED w/local dimming 105" UN105S9W

Samsung UN78HU9000 78" Edge lit local dimming
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The avs people in chat are extremely annoying!

EDIT: I shouldn't generalize like this. I do know some of the people in there from avs but I am generalizing. I do apologize to the avs people in chat who are not annoying. I think that this is a function that could, and should, be shut off in the future.
Okay, I just got home and am completely wiped out, but I have a ton to say about this latest shootout, so I'll start posting on it tomorrow. For now I'll just give my most general take-away from the event: the flat panel TV industry is in the throes of a transition/upheaval for which it was not adequately prepared, and the short-term revenue they need in order to make that transition smoothly ain't comin' in. They don't know what to do.


Can't wait to hear more from you about this David! :T
David and NYPete,

Thank you both for your impressions from the Shootout! I couldn't draw too many conclusions regarding the panels via the livestream feed so it's good to hear yours. I think that Joe Kane's presentations were probably the best of the show.

Nice job Robert and family!! And thank you!!
My question is:

Since the LG and all the sets were placed under an extreme motion test, in the real world would anyone actually notice?

By some? Probably. By the majority? Probably not.

However, I would believe that the majority would clearly see the viewing angle issues. That would be something that just about any consumer could pick up on at the store without any special content. And I think that it would probably be a lot more important to the consumer looking to invest in one of these displays.

My Sony has issues with motion when running the test discs. Do I notice it when watching actual content? Rarely, if ever. However I notice it's viewing angle problems every time I get up and move about the room.

Personally, I would place no more weight on motion issues as I would viewing angle issues. And from David's earlier post, it sounded like the viewing angle on the Samsung OLED was bad, the worst I've ever heard of. I have never seen a display that had the gray ramps change to colors off angle. To me, that's a serious issue. :dontknow:
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