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We're having our 2nd flat panel shoot-out at our store in Scarsdale, NY. This event will include only the very latest flagship products from the major CE manufacturers. We'll have product management, engineers and product specialists as well as some very special guests attending and presenting at the event.

I was able to get Pioneer to commit to supply their Elite PRO-111FD for the event even if the product is not shipped to stores at that time. We're clearing out all current models so our showroom will only display the next generation from the CE industry.

I would like to have two AVS Forum special presentations one on Friday at 7:00 PM and one on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Seating is limited to 21 per AVS presentation event. Good food, drinks and the very best a/v available.

Sign up today by emailing me here. and in the subject line telling me the date/time you want to attend.

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Should be a very nice event!

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Robert,
If the elites have not been released by then, Is there any way you could give me the PRO-111FD when the shoot-out is over???
I would be willing to Tatoo "KURO" on my head and advertise for you!!

wHy So SeRiOus???



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Wow, I'm so glad this is happening. For those on the fence, let me tell you Robert knows how to throw a shoot-out! I went to an LCD shoot-out he did - and learned a LOT. And ate good food and had fun.

A couple of us were PMing about having a group go up together from NYC. Maybe we could do lunch afterward or something. For me, that would have to be Saturday as I'm not available Friday night. If any New Yorkers are interested in having some kind of group meet in conjunction with the event, e-mail Robert and send a PM to me.
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Nice going Bob. Just wish I could be there but I'm over 2000 miles away.
I hope my Sammies get good representation
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Robert, I just got this message from "Postmaster":
User mailbox exceeds allowed size: rzohn@mail.*********************

which is pretty funny since all I said was "Sign me up for Saturday!"

Can I sign up through this thread?
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Cr@p! This is what I get for moving out of Mount Pleasant 14 years ago!
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Robert,
Will you have any pz850 at the event?
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Do you smell another Pioneer victory?
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Hey Robert I just send you an email.


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Will you have any pz850 at the event?

Yes, I plan on it. Anyone else have any recommendations on panels you want to see.

-Robert
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I'd also love to see the top Samsung and top LG models. It seems that these are the comparisons discussed here most. I would love to see the 5020, answering once and for all how much better a callibrated elite is over a callibrated non-elite. I assume they're getting a rough callibration of some sort; right? If that was too many, I'd personally prefer the 5020 to the LG. I suppose there's no way to get a Signature by July; right?
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Yes, I plan on it. Anyone else have any recommendations on panels you want to see.

-Robert

I unfortunately will not be able to make it but I would like see reviews of the new Lg models as well from experienced AVSers.

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LG's PG7000 plasma claims infinite contrast? I'd like to see that.

I also can't wait to see Mitsubishi's LazerVUE.


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LG's PG7000 plasma claims infinite contrast? I'd like to see that.

I also can't wait to see Mitsubishi's LazerVUE.



Me too!!!
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Hm...the Saturday morning one is tempting. Only a 1.5 hour drive. Would be making the trip alone, though . Should be fun to meet all of you!
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How bout an 8G(if you have them) and also a 20 series? That way you could show the differences between the elites and non-elites.

Unfortunately I'm too far away or I'd like to come.
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Hm...the Saturday morning one is tempting. Only a 1.5 hour drive. Would be making the trip alone, though . Should be fun to meet all of you!

Where are you? I am in eastern PA, ~90 minutes away as well, so maybe we could carpool?
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Where are you? I am in eastern PA, ~90 minutes away as well, so maybe we could carpool?

Coming from central Jersey. I'm not sure if eastern PA is on the way, I have the feeling its not .
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Unless Clinton or Bridgewater is on your way? As it is on my way to Scarsdale.
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Bridgewater is about 30 minutes out of the way, but I don't mind meeting up there and carpooling for the rest.
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I will be there

I'm way too far away in Palo Alto, CA so I look forward to reading everyone's comments.

Robert, maybe you should do it like a wine tasting -- double-blind with the bezels hidden behind brown paper wrapping. You could then ask everyone to grade each panel 0 to 5 based on several different intereasting qualities (black level, color accuracy, etc.) :-)

have a great time!

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I'd also love to see the top Samsung and top LG models. It seems that these are the comparisons discussed here most. I would love to see the 5020, answering once and for all how much better a callibrated elite is over a callibrated non-elite. I assume they're getting a rough callibration of some sort; right? If that was too many, I'd personally prefer the 5020 to the LG. I suppose there's no way to get a Signature by July; right?

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LG's PG7000 plasma claims infinite contrast? I'd like to see that.

Consider it done. Ask/tell me more, anyone else have a product wish list panel they want to see at the shoot-out. We're limited to 4 panels on one wall and more if we need it.

-Robert
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Robert,

If I was not all the way up here in Washington I would be there. Show off that LG 7000 for me. I want to know if it will live up to the hype.
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Consider it done. Ask/tell me more, anyone else have a product wish list panel they want to see at the shoot-out. We're limited to 4 panels on one wall and more if we need it.

-Robert

Panasonic 50PZ850
LG 50PG7000
Elite PRO-111
PDP-5020
Samsung 50A650

Looks like everyone mentioned all of these, and that's all I can think of . Can't wait.
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how about a 50ph10uka (or pf)

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Hey y'all. Some of us are coming up from NY City on Saturday. We're going to have lunch in Scarsdale after the event. Now that I see that there will be AVS'ers from much further afield there, let's open the event to any AVSer who wants to come. Robert says there's a very nice restaraunt/pub close to the store that will probably set us up a private room if there's enough of us. Robert should be joining us as well. If anybody else wants in, send me a PM. I'll make the reservation. I'm looking forward to meeting you - and of course, to the shoot-out.
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Sounds like fun!!! Make sure someone takes lots of pics and posts them, so those of us who can't make it may live vicariously thru the photos.

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