Every year they are so close. A few years ago, I thought Samsung should have one, but again, oh so close.
You're are right, all the panels were excellent, and if not in the same room, side by side, you'd be hard-pressed to see a difference.
Congrats to Samsung for finally winning the shootout.
This should motivate Panasonic to come back even stronger next year (better light output while retaining or improving black level?), and Samsung to work even harder to retain the crown (better black level?)
Question I meant to ask at the shootout...what happened to LG?