The 7th Annual shootout was October last year - is this becoming a semi-annual shootout Robert?
Similar to DJG's suggestions above I also was wondering whether it might be worth considering some tweaks to the scoring categories for next time. Awarding points for both Black Level and Contrast Ratio tends to give double points to panels with a low black level since contrast ratio is White Level/Black Level. Since white level is between 20-35 ft lamberts for every panel, differences in contrast ratio between the panels is predominantly driven by the black level (black level varies by an order of magnitude between some panels). This perhaps unfairly penalizes panels with good color accuracy but average Black level.It was great to see the varous strengths and weaknesses of the TVs, and I do hope you add the shadow detail and viewing angle as categories next time.
Perhaps one of the experts can clarify since I'm not totally clear on this point. I heard it mentioned that all the displays were calibrated to output 35FtL, but then a spreadsheet was handed out that showed the plasma displays having white levels around 20. I asked a question about this and it was explained by Dr Plasma that the plasmas have a power limiting circuit that prevents the white level on the checkerboard test pattern from reaching 35FtL.Last year all displays were outputting 35FtL weren't they?
Robert usually posts the results to to value electronics website a while after the end of the shootout. Off axis viewing was not a category.Where are the results? Was off axis viewing one of the categories?