Guys, not to make bold proclamations but it seems increasingly clear to me and a few others that the "LED Dynamic Control" setting was turned off -- which regulates whether the set has its Full Array Local Dimming function on or off. I don't believe it was intentional conspiracy, these guys are the professionals whether or not they have a plasma bias.
A simple explanation is this: there are 15 different settings of Reductions/Enhancers/Controls in the Picture Adjustments (everything from Dot Noise Reduction to Reality Creation to Black Enhancement) and most of these are set to OFF on the calibrated reviewer sets (and the settings people have posted here). It unfortunately could easily have been overlooked, especially if they did not realize that LED Dynamic Control meant Local Dimming Control.
Noone needs the HDTV shootout to tell them how good their set is. Sit down in front of your television and enjoy it. If the blacks are as black as the TV's bezel, the colors make your eyes feel like they are having an acid trip, and the only time you see Halo's is when the credits roll then its safe to assume you have one of, if not THE best, TV on the market.
Also fellas, the ElitE is almost 2.5 times as expensive as the 55HX929, and a couple thousand more than than the 65'' whenever it comes out. You should be counting on it being a superior set, and the fact that the results are pretty comparable (especially since the HX929 may not have had Local Dimming on) is just gravy. The cherry on the top. Lastly, plasmas certainly have their advantages for big-screen viewing, but they also have their disadvantages compared to LED's. Again, the fact that the HX929 holds its own against the very best plasmas should be all the icing on the cake to be more than satisfied. If you are the type that needs rationalizations to overcome your buyer's remorse, or simply want to know that you have bought the best TV, I hope this helped. Plus there's only one TV on the market that you can put in a room and have it be its very own work of art -- WHILE OFF. The VT30 and Samsung's look great to be sure, but the sheer-black monolithic glass panel is simply stunning in any room.