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2012 HDTV SHOOTOUT @ ValueElectronics Sched for May 19 & 20th >READ !

ImRizzo
04-12-2012, 03:00 PM
It's that time again. Time for the annual HDTV Shootout sponsored by Robert Zohn @ ValueElectronics in Scarsdale:

The live webcast will be in HD and moderated by their staff of a/v techs. Selected questions (posted by online viewers) will be read out loud for our panel of experts to address, and answer.

In attendance will be some of the leading East Coast Calibrators. Also many leading HD Video Industry and manufacturers Representatives will be present to explaining their new panels capabilities and features.

I will post updates as they become available.

Here's some of the current details on the event:

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

Place:
Value Electronics 108 Garth Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583

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

To attend in person email Robert Zohn:

rzohn@valueelectronics.com
And put in the subject line, Flat Panel Shootout seating Request(Limited seating please respond early to confirm).

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!

I'm saving a VIP seat for you so let me know if you can attend.

Robert Zohn
www.ValueElectronics.com
108 Garth Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Direct: 914-723-3344

DTV TiVo Dealer
04-12-2012, 03:48 PM
Thanks for posting this Rizz. We'll keep this thread updated as information becomes available.

Hope to see many HDF members at the Shootout event.

-Robert

HiDefRev
04-13-2012, 10:56 PM
Great to hear that the Shootout is on !! I won't be able to attend in person, but I'll be online for sure. . :banana:

DTV TiVo Dealer
04-14-2012, 09:14 AM
News Flash.....

The very well respected David Mackenzie Senior Editor & Reviewer for HDTVtest will be participating at our Flat Panel Shootout event. David is from the UK and is flying in just to attend the event.

David is one of the world's top TV reviewers and has helped many of the major display brands evaluate and help resolve bugs. David joins several other industry giants who will be surprise guests at the Flat Panel Shootout event.

http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/david-mackenzie/11/291/873

I am very pleased to have David at our Shootout.

Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of the world's only Shootout evaluation of the flagship displays from Panasonic. Sharp, Sony, Samsung and LG. Request your seat now!

-Robert

DTV TiVo Dealer
04-26-2012, 02:05 PM
This year's event has developed a ton of interest among trade and consumer publications. We sent our press releases out this morning and Big Picture Big Sound is the first to break the story with feature article on their home page today. (http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/Value-Electronics-2012-HDTV-Shootout-Event-Coming-Next-Month.shtml)

The excitement is building very quickly!

-Robert

dsskid
04-26-2012, 05:37 PM
I can't wait.

DTV TiVo Dealer
04-27-2012, 09:00 AM
Twice Magazine is covering our Flat Panel HDTV Shootout event and wrote a nice story in today's edition. (http://www.twice.com/article/483668-Value_Electronics_Plans_8th_TV_Shootout.php)

Take a look and tweet and like it so we get the most exposure possible.

Enjoy!

-Robert

ImRizzo
04-27-2012, 09:35 AM
It's nice to see the Shootout getting the recognition it and, Robert so well deserve.

DTV TiVo Dealer
04-27-2012, 12:32 PM
Thanks Riz, now CEPRO jumped in with a great front page write-up!

The press is heating up; CEPRO released their Latest News on the home page featuring our Shootout event.

Don't miss these very excellent articles! (http://www.cepro.com/article/value_electronics_hdtv_shootout_which_tv_is_best/?utm_source=CEPWeekly&utm_medium=email)

DTV TiVo Dealer
05-01-2012, 04:21 PM
I just received confirmation that my very first allotment of VT50s are in-transit to me! Just in time to make our Shootout.

-Robert

ImRizzo
05-01-2012, 04:55 PM
I just received confirmation that my very first allotment of VT50s are in-transit to me! Just in time to make our Shootout.

-Robert

Ya gotta love it when a plan comes together.....

ImRizzo
05-02-2012, 01:11 PM
Robert, is this going to be the same Elite as last years or has sharp brought out another one ?

DTV TiVo Dealer
05-02-2012, 01:52 PM
Thanks Riz!

Residential Systems just published an article about our May 19th - 20th 2012 Flat Panel Shootout Event. (http://www.residentialsystems.com/article/74292.aspx)

Enjoy!

-Robert

DTV TiVo Dealer
05-06-2012, 09:41 AM
Here's our promotion video for our 8th Annual Flat Panel Shootout, which was created by our Cinematographer, Mr. Joe Soso. (http://youtu.be/TsY50YvDj2k)

Joe has been our Shootout Cinematographer for the past 4 years and much of his fine work with us can be seen on our Youtube HDTV Shootout page. (http://www.youtube.com/user/HDTVShootout/videos)

Enjoy!

-Robert

DTV TiVo Dealer
05-08-2012, 04:29 PM
Today we received Panasonic's WT50 series LCD/LED TV and all I can say is this display is simply stunning. My techs wall mounted the WT50 on the Shoot-out wall. This contestant will do well in the Shootout evaluation.

From the gorgeous industrial design and world class fit, finish, and overall build quality to the incredible image quality this new 2012 TV delivers an excellent investment to ensure many years of great visual entertainment.

We just posted a nice photo album on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/ValueElectronicscom-Inc/107818673444).

Enjoy!

-Robert

ImRizzo
05-08-2012, 04:59 PM
Nice, anxious to see in person.

Today we received Panasonic's WT50 series LCD/LED TV and all I can say is this display is simply stunning. My techs wall mounted the WT50 on the Shoot-out wall. This contestant will do well in the Shootout evaluation.

From the gorgeous industrial design and world class fit, finish, and overall build quality to the incredible image quality this new 2012 TV delivers an excellent investment to ensure many years of great visual entertainment.

We just posted a nice photo album on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/ValueElectronicscom-Inc/107818673444).

Enjoy!

-Robert

HiDefRev
05-19-2012, 01:47 AM
Okay.....the day is here. Let's get this Shoot Out underway already !! . :yippee: . :yippee: . :yippee: . :yippee:

DTV TiVo Dealer
05-19-2012, 06:48 AM
We're ready and working hard to make this the best Flat Panel HDTV Shootout of all time.

Here's the link to our dedicated premium HD webcast (http://livestream.com/hdtvshootout). Please don't log into the site until 5 PM EST as we are charged for the amount of usage and this premium channel is expensive.

The webcast will be moderated by our staff of a/v experts so feel free to participate in the event.

See you all soon in cyberspace.

Enjoy!

-Robert

ImRizzo
05-20-2012, 09:08 AM
Photos from last night event

Robert Zohn, of Value Electronic's sponsor of the event, which was attended by industry leaders in the HD field.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-T20ObFMCM-A/T7j_oAsCL6I/AAAAAAAAD4E/bpc2uOLv4FU/s720/IMG_2440.JPG

David Mackenzie (of the UK's HDTDtest) D-Nice, and Kevin Miller of ISF

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-OoSYLobE6Lk/T7j_7lWzzBI/AAAAAAAAD4M/3WgqPzuZ8cc/s720/IMG_2454.JPG

Motion smoothing review

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-peXDk-Ev3sc/T7kAqcXT3VI/AAAAAAAAD4U/iolM5OHixbA/s720/IMG_2469.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ih2_zdlxyYg/T7kKOMzlRNI/AAAAAAAAD4g/oCnlZG5eHJA/s720/IMG_2489.JPG

DTV TiVo Dealer
05-20-2012, 10:07 AM
Thank Riz for attending, taking the great pictures and your wonderful friendship.

At the end of today's Shootout event we'll put up the results of the voting and announce the new "King of HDTV"

Even more importantly and this goes for everyone reading this and fell free to post this on other forums:

DON'T MISS TODAY'S 1:00 PM EST SHOOTOUT EVENT! (http://www.livestream.com/HDTVSHOOTOUT)

I've got a very big surprise.

-Robert

HiDefRev
05-24-2012, 09:13 PM
Congrats to Panasonic and their VT50 series for taking top honors at this year's Shoot Out. The results were impressive, to say the least, not only for Panasonic, but for the others, as well !! And a big THANKS to Robert and all of the judges for their time and participation, too. . :yippee:

DTV TiVo Dealer
05-25-2012, 01:01 AM
I just put up a ton of new material, new pictures, the two segments of our Youtube video, all of the rankings from the audience and experts. Take a look! (http://valueelectronics.com)

-Robert

ImRizzo
05-25-2012, 07:40 AM
I just put up a ton of new material, new pictures, the two segments of our Youtube video, all of the rankings from the audience and experts. Take a look! (http://valueelectronics.com)

-Robert

Thanks and I caught your reference to my Sony alliance, lol had a great time, again KUDOS on the event.
Mike

DTV TiVo Dealer
05-26-2012, 09:45 PM
Great photography Riz! Thanks for all you do!

Just wanted to let everyone know we now have 16 video segments up on our youtube page. (http://youtube.com/hdtvshootout)

Enjoy!

-Robert