Originally Posted by PeterG
That site is utter shite. We are talking about a site that gave a 10 out of 10 to the *51"* E8000, not the larger sizes. A plasma with black levels over double that of its larger siblings and roughly 5 times that of the Panasonics.
It would seem their reputation precedes them. It's too bad Robert Zohn of Value Electronics is giving them a ringing endorsement at the bottom of the page, but he does only seem to be endorsing what that article is stating. Still, if they can't be objective with other assessments, it casts a shadow of mistrust over anything they may have to say.
Oh man, I just checked their ZT60 impression, and they preface the article with this humdinger:
We’re big fans of the Panasonic VT50. That plasma managed to snag our runner-up award for TV of the Year—and it might have taken home that most coveted of prizes had its smart platform been a little better.
Their weighting system is eschewed when they base their ratings so heavily on extemporaneous widgets that are little more than window dressing in comparison to how the TV performs visually.Edited by vinnie97 - 1/12/13 at 12:45am