Hmmm, maybe this will inspire Sharp to have the current Elite hiccups taken care of by then .
You mean translate Marketese into English ...Robert,
Can you take us through your evaluation method?
Also can you ask each of the reps to clearly explain what exactly their branded features do. That is clear explanations of "live color" "black correction" etc...?
Thanks Robert. So the Panasonic LCD/LED is only 47"? Not even a 55"?DJG, Here's the list of panels that made it into the final selection for today's Shootout evaluation event:
- Panasonic TC-P65VT50
- Samsung PN64E8000
- LG 60PM9700
- Panasonic TC-L47WT50
- Samsung UN60ES8000
- Elite PRO-60X5FD
See you soon!
Well, not only does he obviously have a prime brain, he's also quite a humorous and pleasantly live character.would like to meet him..
Hey, dsskid, you must have been sitting right by me! I was a bit more towards the middle, between right and center maybe 20 degrees off the Elite and still had a good view of it. The Samsung rep didn't really appreciate my lack of appreciation of their cloud storage .hmmmm....because my impression at the shootout was just the opposite. I was sitting dead on from the both the VT50 and Sharp Elite, so it wasn't an off axis issue.
There was a point during the Panasonic presentation, where there were a bunch of graphics on the screen, and one was an outline of a car in the lower left corner of the screens, with a white X in the middle of the car. and the x was less distinct in the Sharp.
The Sharp did have very deep blacks and bright whites, but seemed to be lacking somewhat in the in-between, a little of a washed out look, and I wasn't the only one to notice.
I even asked D-Nice about the Sharp's gamma setting, because the picture looked flatter than the VT50's picture, and he stated the gamma was fine.
Again, I'm not trying to disrespect or offend the Sharp owners, I still think it's a hellofa display, and I'm in no way a brand hater or a fanboy. I own 2 Sharp LCDs, a Kuro Elite. a Panny plasma and a Samsung plasma.
I'm simply stating my personal observations.
The Elite's basic motion handling could be better, but a couple of their enhanced settings help (not the aggressive ones for sure), but it's mostly the 1080i conversion that can really be improved.The Elite's motion resolution is not as good as that of the VT50 and therein lies the answer.
When it's spot on it's like 3D, but it was missing the bright level resolution I'm looking at right now .I know I wasn't crazy. I'm glad you noticed the same thing I did. It does have excellent blacks. It just didn't have the depth, at least Saturday night.
I fully agree. As an attendee of the shootout, I want to see how the TVs perform against each other. I'm not necessarily looking for "the best LCD", which I can still do. I'm looking for the best TVs ranked, which is the basis of the shootout. I believe that's Robert's objective. If you don't agree with this objective that's fine, but you should then look for a different event.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.