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Old 05-19-2012, 03:13 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello just some information for you guy's. This years 2012 Flatpanel shootout is taking place today and tomorrow. Hope you all will be watching.

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8th ANNUAL FLAT PANEL SHOOT-OUT

Video Experts Along with the Attending Audience Will Evaluate the Newest Flagship HD Panels
To Answer The Question: Which Manufacturer Makes the Best Flat Panel HDTV?

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

Displays in the evaluation:
Plasma models, PanasonicTC-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!
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:31 AM
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I will certainly be interested to read about the results and maybe to watch some of YouTube video at a future date, but I know that I have some more important fun things to do on a beautiful late May Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon here in Boston than to stay in and watch the 8th version of the Shootout.

But to all who plan on watching the live stream - enjoy!

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I will certainly be interested to read about the results and maybe to watch some of YouTube video at a future date, but I know that I have some more important fun things to do on a beautiful late May Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon here in Boston than to stay in and watch the 8th version of the Shootout.

But to all who plan on watching the live stream - enjoy!

David Mackenzie has flown in from the UK to take part in this years event.

I thought you were all AV enthusiasts on here and woudn't miss it for anything?

Here is the live link, if you go there now you will see highlights of last years event:

Sorry link not working maybe one of the moderators can help.

Thanks
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^^^^ Any mods about?
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David Mackenzie has flown in from the UK to take part in this years event.

I thought you were all AV enthusiasts on here and woudn't miss it for anything?

Here is the live link, if you go there now you will see highlights of last years event:

Sorry link not working maybe one of the moderators can help.

Thanks
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Not allowed. That is why dsskid wrote it this way

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...8&postcount=20
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Not allowed. That is why dsskid wrote it this way

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...8&postcount=20

Oh i see, thanks for the info.
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Not allowed. That is why dsskid wrote it this way

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...8&postcount=20



It's actually not well thought out that they force users to do this, it actually has a reverse effect. This is Psychology 101... men & forbidden fruit == more exciting.

As such it actually draws MORE attention to it, not less.

Anyway, I'll be watching; look forward to it

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It's actually not well thought out that they force users to do this, it actually has a reverse effect. This is Psychology 101... men & forbidden fruit == more exciting.

As such it actually draws MORE attention to it, not less.

Anyway, I'll be watching; look forward to it

I agree. This forum is pretty ridiculous sometimes. Still waiting on a good proper alternative to form.

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I will be there with my nachos and beer.

Click the link below:

HDTV Shootout - live streaming video powered by Lives

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I believe its 5 PM eastern. So 2 PM on West coast.
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I will be there with my nachos and beer.

Click the link below:

HDTV Shootout - live streaming video powered by Lives

Have a feeling this years shootout will be the closest yet, it will be great to see what will be the eventual winner.
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my Magic 8 ball told me that the VT50 is going to win
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i think so to will have to wait and see
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Is there any way to record this off of the LiveStream feed, or does VE upload the segments to their YouTube channel quickly (ie same day)? My wife just suggested we go out for dinner - right in the middle of tonight's broadcast .
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tell wife no wait untill it overs

lol
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I predict that the 2011 GT30 will win with its new firmware that reduces black level mll to .0001 and fixes color decoding/luminance errors.J/k

Only if I can wish...

Samsung 60F8500
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the stream doesn't work for me. http://www.****************************

it's showing as "offline"
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I dunno the link won't work when i post it -

remove the space between live and stream
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the stream doesn't work for me. http://www.****************************

it's showing as "offline"

Wait till it begins.

Perhaps I misremembered.

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Hmmmm. See where this is heading. Elite still being used as the reference.

Look at the order of presentation: sharp,samsung,panasonic
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Watching...
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The LG looks a lot better than last year. Owners should be pleased.

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I can honestly say that no matter the outcome, I am glad I switched to plasma!!!
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I can't see the elite winning this year.

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The VT50 is kicking butt, when the lights go out it and the elite take a step ahead
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Anyone know if there is a pioneer elite model there this year like there was last year?

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Was anyone there and can comment on how the IR was on the Plasmas? Which one was worse etc.?
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In the chat room we made fun of people scared about IR. Sorry.

I think most of those people were from EU and they were not the people at value electronics.

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Anyone know if there is a pioneer elite model there this year like there was last year?

Do you mean the tv that Robert had behind a picture?

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The Elite has processing problems.
However, they can be fixed with software update.

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