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Video Experts Along with the Attending Audience Will Evaluate the Newest Flagship HD Panels
To Answer The Question: Which Manufacturer Makes the Best Flat Panel HDTV?

Day One, Saturday, May 19, 2012 5:00 PM
Day Two, Sunday, May 20, 2012 1:00 PM

Value Electronics 108 Garth Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583

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

To attend in person email Robert Zohn:
[email protected] and put in the subject line, Flat Panel Shootout Request

Displays in the evaluation:
Plasma models, Panasonic TC-P65VT50, Samsung PN64E8000, LG 60PM9700 LCD/LED models, Panasonic TC-L55WT50, Samsung UN60ES8000, Elite PRO-60X5FD, LG 60LM9600, and possibly Toshiba's new Cinema 55L7200 and Sony's XBR-65HX929.

Plus one or possibly even two surprise displays!

Seating will be limited and is exclusively available by email request. This is a private event for a/v enthusiast, the press and select invited industry experts and executives. Send your email request now if you are interested in learning about video technology and seeing first hand the world's best displays on one Shootout wall with our panel of distinguished experts doing the live review evaluation! The Flat Panel Shootout will also be available Online on both days. (Saturday & Sunday). The web address and logon info will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.

The Flat Panel Shootout will present this years newest displays from the leading manufacturers. The event will be a completely unbiased assessment of all the panels represented. The displays will be connected to a dedicated 20 amp circuit and a Richard Gray power conditioner. The HDMI cables are all 16' Key Digital Black Bull so all will be on a equal playing field.

Factory reps from Panasonic, Samsung, LG and Sharp's Elite group (and if Toshiba and Sony are included their reps will present their respective products) will present their panels, and make a presentation explaining their features and latest developments. Plus we have some Industry VIPs and some of the most highly respected video development engineers will be attending and presenting on the future of flat panel display technologies.

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.

Check back often to this thread for updates.

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Sigh, I knew I should not have volunteered to coach my son's baseball team - sounds like a great event! Are you taking reservations for the 9th annual yet? ;)

I would love to be able to attend next year's event - any idea approximately when it would be so I can start planning vacation time? ;)

Hi Robert

Still not right. It is good to separate groups LCD TVs
- with VA matrices
- with IPS matrices

Then type subgroups used backlight
- Direct local dimming /Elite PRO, Toshiba ZL2, Philips 60PFL9607/
- Horizontal (or vertical) local dimming /LG xxLM6xx (or 7xx), Panasonic TX-LxxWT50 to ET5/
- Edge led
- Direct led

- with Scanning backlight (number of sectors)

LG LM670
LG Cinema 3D LM670S scanning backlight - YouTube

3 bloks scanning backlight LM6700

You will understand what type of Motion interpolation used in a model.
Then they can qualify for this indicator....

Here I have collected some information on European models..





Sharp puts Direct LED panels with Local Dimming, only in Elite PRO-70X5FD and ELITE PRO-60X5FD for American and Japanese market, but not for European .....
Sharp LC-70LE835E / Direct LED without Local Dimming (European model)
The model had the same panel as in Elite PRO70FX, but without Local Dimming

Philips 60PFL9607 had the same panel as in Elite PRO60FX

Well your selected plasma TVs - all flagship models set contrast and anti-reflection filter.

You can compare the new 84 "4K TVs
lg 84lm960v
Sony XBR-84X900 and Toshiba 84" 4K

All these models are with panels from LG

Greetings from Bulgaria

I think you are missing the point of the shootout - as a consumer, I want to see a comparison of all sets side by side to make as educated a choice as I can based on the thing that matters most to me - how the picture looks to me. As just your ordinary run of the mill consumer, this is what I feel the shootout provides and I appreciate the amount of time and effort Robert spends to set all this up.

If I wanted to break comparisons down to specific types, I would spend more time researching beyond what Robert provides.
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