Originally Posted by imagic
FWIW I spoke to Robert today. No firm date yet, but it's close. One tidbit... The majority of TVS in the shootout will be 79" or larger. Also, the event will take place no later than the weekend of August 9-10. But, it could be earlier. The main delay is product availability.
Also, the inclusion of the Vizio M is still a possibility, but it's on Vizio to make it happen.
Mark, you mentioned the Vizio M but not the Vizio P. Can we take that to mean that even by August 9-10, the inclusion of the Vizio P is not
At the rate he is going, you might suggest to Robert that he consider schedule thing 2014 shootout as a pre-Black-Friday event. Heck, another month or two and he might even be able to squeeze the Panasonic AX900 into the mix...
Like others, I'm also disappointed about the shift in focus to 79" or larger panels.
Maybe Robert should go back to his 'dual-shootout' concept but organized around panel size rather than resolution. Day 1 is for 65" TVs and Day 2 is for 79" and above mega-TVs.
Since each panel size is effectively a different TV these days, the results of a shootout on 79" and above TVs will be worthless to those of us looking for the best 65" TV this year (which is much closer to the sweetspot of the enthusiast market).