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Old 05-12-2013, 10:41 PM   #61  
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Thank you Robert for one again, going through the time, effort, and expense to put on this years annual flat panel shootout. It was first class, as usual, and I thank you for extending me the invitation to attend.

You and your family are very gracious hosts.
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As always, a first class event and very informative, thx to all involved.
Especially the Father of Plasma Dr Larry Weber

Thank you John and Mike for all you do! Wendy and I love the wine you both gave us and your friend's wine was very well selected!

Mike your photography and comments are very well appreciated and John you win the award for your very excellent comments and questions. The audience help make the event a success and we all know and appreciate that.

I just put a few photos on one of my sites, some are the courtesy of Rizz.

Tomorrow we'll crown the new "King of HDTV"

-Robert
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:15 PM   #62  
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Here's the results of the attendees and panel of experts votes. Just in case anyone misses my comments here they are:

Here are the 2013 Flat Panel Shootout Evaluation final results based on the votes of the attendees and our panel of experts. This year it's been a difficult task to declare a winner. Here's why:

The results came out so close that it is difficult to award one winner. The ZT60 won the popular vote in important categories, black and overall pq, but the F8500 had the highest scores overall and also won in important categories, like contrast ratio and day modes. In the past nine years it has always been very clear who won our Flat Panel Shootout event.

The attendees liked the higher light output of the F8500, so when tabulating the ballots, the F8500 is the winner. They saw the F8500 as even sharper, which I would assume is also because of the brighter image in low and high ambient light conditions. Many participants told me the F8500 whites looked cleaner, brighter and in their opinion, whiter.

So the public has spoken and we therefore crown Samsung’s F8500 series PDP the new "King of HDTV" for 2013.

We also recognize and congratulate all of the development engineers at Samsung for making the most significant advancement in PDP technology this year.

Please also take note that the panel of experts selected the VT60/ZT60 as their personal choice. But even their choice was only a slight preference. As DeWayne put it to me.... “To me and just for example, if the VT60 is a 10 the F8500 is a 9 as I don’t care about panel brightness above 30fL”

However, we strongly recommend all consumers to use the same logic that the three expert panelists explained during our closing Q&A: end users should make their buying decision based on viewing habits. The three top contenders are all so very close this year that I don't see a clear winner and these three panels deserve our top recommendation equally.

In fact, all of the 2013 displays in our event this year are exceptional and have made significant advancements in picture quality, build quality and design. So my sincerest congratulations to Sony, Panasonic and Samsung for stepping up the game on PDP and LED display technology advancements.

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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?
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:42 PM   #64  
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Take a look at CNET and Twice's articles on our 2013 Flat Panel Shootout event.

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It's good to see the recogination you've garnered, in your yearly event, and it grows every year.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:45 AM   #66  
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Home Theater Magazine features a very nice article on our Flat Panel Shootout evaluation event.

Enjoy!

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Kudos, Robert to an outstanding achievement in the annuls of HD-TV. As always, your event has garnered the attention of industry leaders and leading periodicals across the field of High Definition advocates, and Videophiles, all over. An honor well deserved by the Zohn Family. I appreciate the honor of being invited, and included to participate for the past 3 years, and hopefully for many more to come.

As these displays continue to progress, you Sir, and your family, have already achieved the Pinnacle and respect of the Industry and viewing participants all over. The event is presented with the highest degree of integrity and free of bias and outside influences.


Congratulations.


Thanks to all those necessary to this presentation especially, David Mackenzie of HDTESTTV.com(UK), Kevin Miller of ISF and tweak my Tv.com and DeWayne ~D'nice~Davis of A/V Fidelity, the industries leading Calibrators for their hours of dedication and efforts necessary to bring these displays to their maximum capabilities.








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Old 05-22-2013, 10:15 PM   #68  
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Thank you Mike

Our 2013 Flat Panel Shootout videos are just beginning to go up on our Youtube page.

Enjoy!

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I can only echo what Rizz has said, well done Robert.
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Thank you Mike

Our 2013 Flat Panel Shootout videos are just beginning to go up on our Youtube page.

Enjoy!

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Unfortunately, the videos had to come down to fix an audio issue.

Sorry, but we'll be back up this evening and hopefully with a few more segments.

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This just in..... Youtube VE Shootout videos are going up.

Funny and very well written 2013 Flat Panel Shootout article by Chris Boyan of Big Picture Big Sound. Check this one out!

Enjoy!

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We just put up a small photo album with some photos taken at our 2013 "King of HDTV" award ceremony at Samsung headquarters.

Take a look and like Value Electronics while you're visiting.

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We just put up a small photo album with some photos taken at our 2013 "King of HDTV" award ceremony at Samsung headquarters.

Take a look and like Value Electronics while you're visiting.

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Been there - done that, Another nice acknowledgement and recognition of what you have achieved with your dedicated events.
That seem to be growing every year in it's audience of Techs & Videophiles and dedicated home theater owners, anxiously awaiting the latest intelligent and reliable information produced by your Superteam of Calibrators. The Best guys working on the Best panels, all on a level playing ground and very unbiased results. At the end of each years event, it's leaves you craving 2014's shootout
Kudos, Sir.
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:32 PM   #75  
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fstefaninc, thanks for bring this up. No TV should overheat unless it's inside a cabinet with less than 4" of breathing space on all 4 sides.

Seems like you found an excellent solution for your overheating Vizeo. Good job.

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