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The mother of all TV Shootouts is heating up as the world's best TVs for 2015 begin to arrive at Value Electronics

The latest and best full array QDOT vs OLED and not just any old LCD/LED, like Sony's well respected tried and true TRILUMINOS™, Samsung's new full array Nano Crystal, LG's 2015 Nano Spectrum, Sharp's Beyond 4K, the LC-70UH30U also comes equipped with SPECTROS™ locally dimmed QDOT technology all in one room against LG's 2015 4K OLED,65EG9600 and the flat 4K OLED EF9500.

Here's a close up of Samsung's UN65JS9500 next to LG's 77EG9700 OLED o our TV Shootout wall.



And here's one of the entire TV Shootout wall.



More images here.

Let the games begin and enjoy!

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Heirloom Tomatos across the wall! Click on the yellow bar above the image for a better view.

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No exact date, but likely a little later than the 10 previous years, which have ranged from early June to late August.

This year we'd like to include all of the highly anticipated 2015 TVs and some late arrivals we're likely to hold out for are LG's flat OLED, Sony's 75X940C and Sharp's Beyond 4K TV that boasts there newly developed 12bit IGZO panel with 66 billion pixels, BT2020 and P3, DCI capable and of course full array locally dimmed.

This will be a serious heavyweight championship battle of very worthy full array locally dimmed displays and LGs flat and curved OLED TVs; all will be in the large screen UHD class.

-Robert
 

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At the shootout, will you be showing native 4K HDR vs regular 4K? Also, what is the display over the 77" OLED at the very top? Thanks
 

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I think it might be the Panasonic. Pretty sad if it is the F8500. A $3K 1080p plasma still looking better than $10K LCDs and OLEDs.
Why possibly the F8500 is because that was the position the F8500 held during the 2014 ShootOut. As shown in the below photo from the 2014 ShootOut taken off Value Electronic's website.

Also, because it tied with LG's 55" OLED in 2014, it needs to be hanging around to inter the 2015 ShootOut.





But the best person to ask would be Robert


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Okay here's the scoop. I just signed on to have our 11th Annual 2015 Flat Panel TV Shootout evaluation event at CE Week in NYC on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday June 25, 2015. The official press release and more information on the event is on my website and posted on CE Week's website.

The TVs that made the cut to be included in the 2015 TV Shootout are:

  • LG's 65EG9600 OLED
  • Panasonic's TC-65CX850U, Back-lit
  • Samsung's UN78JS9500, Back-lit
  • Sony's XBR-75X940C, Back-lit

Like CES and CEDIA, CE Week is a Trade Only show. But, as part of our deal we are offering any a/v forum member free access to CE Week exhibits, Mark Waldrep's Hi Res Surround sound demo and our 2015 TV Shootout at no charge and with a special VIP advance registration. If you are interested in taking advantage of this no charge VIP courtesy entrance to this well respected CE trade only convention just email me at [email protected] All I need is an email with your full name, address, cell phone and email address and you will be pre-registered with a badge ready to p/u with your photo ID.

In honor of the TVs that were chosen for the event we are putting them on sale. I just listed Samsung's JS9500 series with a special TV Shootout offer. For example the 78" flagship JS9500 was $15k, now $9,848 and an extra discount on any of Samsung's curved soundbars.

Hope to see many of you at CE Week!

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Yes we are planning on streaming the event live, but not for you as I'm hoping you will participate in person. :)

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Awesome. I always look forward to reading about your shootouts even though I've got no money for a tv. Been using the same old 46" sharp for the last 6 years+ :)
 

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Sounds really great. Can't wait. I'll be emailing you Robert. I think having 4 TVs, and maybe last years winners, I don't know if that is the plan, will actually make the event more manageable. It was great seeing so many large TVs last year, but it made it a little awkward, especially the 110" curved Samsung.

Robert, some of the TVs in the shootout will be capable of showing HDR content. After hearing from Joe Kane on HDR's potential, I am excited to see some HDR. I know content may be hard to come by, but is there any possibility of getting some HDR content from your industry contacts to show off these magnificent TVs, even if not part of the actual competition?:praying:
 

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Yes we are planning on streaming the event live, but not for you as I'm hoping you will participate in person. :)

-Robert
It was estimated that the ShootOut was going to be in August. That is what I was gearing up for. Being that it is on a short notice and only a little over two weeks away, I won't be able to get there. But soooo glad that you are going to stream.

I see you have a 64F8500 in your family room and a 65EG9600 in your den. If you were to pick one of the two to live with and your concern was PQ, of the two which would you choose?
 

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Jim, On the NY end Newark or JFK is best for non stop flights from many of the CA airports. LGA is the smallest and easiest to get in and out of, but Newark and JFK have many non stop flights from many CA cities and on many carriers.

NYC is beautiful in late June and I hope you and your wife will make it a memorable NYC early summer vacation here.

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