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post #91 of 231
When will they announce the winner on Saturday?
post #92 of 231
I am curious about the 3:2 setting on the Panasonic displays and when to use it.

From the video it seems that it should be set to the On position when watching film content such as Blu-Ray. Would it be appropriate to have it Off/Auto position for something like a cable/broadcast television feed or should it be left in the On position for all content?
post #93 of 231
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Originally Posted by mikek753 View Post

The last year Sharp panel in Elite was the best, wasn't it?
This year I don't see and full / direct lit LCD, but all Edge lit.

How they would know without comparing to the last year TV sets if 2013 brought better PQ or not?
Or it's about selecting the best out of 2013 models regardless overall PQ?

Sharp won 2 years ..Panny plasma was best last year

from my score sheet from last night...........The Samsung plasma was best..54 points ..the 2 Pannys were equal.50 points...strong showing also by the Samsung LED which was ignored mostly...51 points

please note..I never give a 10..... a 9 is the highest I give out
post #94 of 231
What categories is the Samsung excelling at? Or is that a stupid question? I didn't watch the feed and am on the fence between the Samsung and the ZT60.... Thanks!
post #95 of 231
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Originally Posted by ErickZig View Post

What categories is the Samsung excelling at? Or is that a stupid question? I didn't watch the feed and am on the fence between the Samsung and the ZT60.... Thanks!

I didn't attend either, though I would've loved too.

In regards to wondering what categories the Samsung excelled at, from what I've read on here as well as what I saw on the VE shootout, the answer is really all of the above.

Honestly, go and look at the F8500 and ZT60 for yourself and see what you think. The extra light output that the F8500 offers might be a nice benefit to you, or the slightly deeper black levels on the ZT60 might be advantageous given the right viewing environment (also consider the VT60, from what was said at the Shootout the only true difference between the ZT and VT is the A/R filter), or either might just look identical and it comes down to a brand preference. smile.gif
post #96 of 231
The F8500 seems to be the winner. Keep in mind that everybody who attended was drunk tongue.gif



http://www.avsforum.com/t/1472028/which-display-wins-the-shootout-lets-have-some-fun-make-your-predictions-here
post #97 of 231
As a spokesman of the USA chapter of the IPA (International Procrastinators Association), we predict that the F8500 will be the winner.
post #98 of 231
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Originally Posted by 8mile13 View Post

The F8500 seems to be the winner. Keep in mind that everybody who attended was drunk tongue.gif



http://www.avsforum.com/t/1472028/which-display-wins-the-shootout-lets-have-some-fun-make-your-predictions-here


Of course it needs to be noted that the flat panel that would win in a general public Best Buy walk-in vote would be whatever was the brightest and most cartoonishly high-saturation LED-LCD display that wasn't on Eco mode.
post #99 of 231
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As a spokesman of the USA chapter of the IPA (International Procrastinators Association), we predict that the F8500 will be the winner.

While only watching from the stream, I did give the Panasonic LCD the "LG" award of the shootout......wink.gifbiggrin.gif
post #100 of 231
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Originally Posted by gene9p View Post

Sharp won 2 years ..Panny plasma was best last year

from my score sheet from last night...........The Samsung plasma was best..54 points ..the 2 Pannys were equal.50 points...strong showing also by the Samsung LED which was ignored mostly...51 points

please note..I never give a 10..... a 9 is the highest I give out
Wow, Gene, Samsung LED beating out the Panasonic flagships? eek.gif Telling coming from a Kuro warrior like yourself.
post #101 of 231
Kuro warrior?

Sigh.
post #102 of 231
Does VE count all audience votes equally with the calibrator votes? No offense, but I'm only interested in what the trained eyes see -- not whomever happened to be in the audience. smile.gif
post #103 of 231
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Kuro warrior?

Sigh.

I believe that was a joke wink.gif Vinie owns a Kuro himself smile.gif maybe I am wrong and vinnie was serious, but knowing how he posts, it wasnt meant as a slight....
post #104 of 231
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Originally Posted by jrnewquist View Post

Does VE count all audience votes equally with the calibrator votes? No offense, but I'm only interested in what the trained eyes consider the best, not whomever happened to be in the audience. smile.gif

They are seperated there is the audience vote and the calibrator vote.....I believe they are averaged out and thats how they get to determine who's the winner...
post #105 of 231
Yes, that was hardly an attack. More like a compliment. The panel showed last night it's still worthy of being defended.
post #106 of 231
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Yes, that was hardly an attack. More like a compliment. The panel showed last night it's still worthy of being defended.

indeed! it was quite amazing to see (even tho live feed) since i have not seen one before... i completely understand the passion behind those now biggrin.gif
post #107 of 231
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As a spokesman of the USA chapter of the IPA (International Procrastinators Association), we predict that the F8500 will be the winner.

While only watching from the stream, I did give the Panasonic LCD the "LG" award of the shootout......wink.gifbiggrin.gif

I've become the artwood of the LG world. My ire is starting to become known. Pretty soon LG is going to offer me a Sony just to shut up.
post #108 of 231
arg. I just set myself up for the obvious retort: "...or I might..." Sigh. Better be more careful next time. Bring it on. {author runs for cover}
post #109 of 231
I bought a samsung 8500 LED years ago and its still amazing.Is the one from the shootout a 2013 version of that set?
post #110 of 231
Well, is the Samsung a Kuro killer? biggrin.gif

I guess good for Samsung. My one ever DOA was Samsung. Just not a fan but hey congratulations...

Rick
post #111 of 231
Has an official winner been announced?
post #112 of 231
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Has an official winner been announced?

Not sure- going by numbers posted above it sure looks like Samsung but we will see..
post #113 of 231
I told everyone the shoot out would be rigged but would anyone listen? Nooooooooooooooooo!!! I was stupid--didn't know what I was talking about!

It's one thing to say that LCD looks worth a crap but now there are people around here uttering blasphemies such as the blackest blacks in plasma don't matter!!!!!

If the ZT60 loses then what did Panasonic get when they bought the Pioneer patents? If they can't beat out Samsung then they are a DISGRACE!!!

What an awful way to end for such a proud company.

Was Panasonic too dumb not to use all the patents?

The one good thing that may happen from this rigged farce is that maybe Samsung will produce plasmas longer.

Panasonic will be quitting soon crying like a baby.

When Samsung quits then get ready for the worldwide LCD only domination horror story apocalyptic holocaust!

I'll tell you all "I told you so" then, too!

I wonder if the Chinese are teaming up with a certain worldwide retailer(even I've got sense enough not to mention that name!) to convince us that 4K LCD doesn't suck at 55 inches?

I wonder if they are researching just HOW MUCH it can suck and still sell once plasma is completely gone?

I think the sales force here will try to sell anything! They once tried to sell rear projection LCD that you could see through!

If you buy a ZT60 or a f8500 you'll get something that doesn't suck.

Are any of the calibrator know it alls at the shoot out brave enough to say that every Kuro has been dethroned or would that cut down on Kuro calibration business?

P.S. That was real Artwood--not LG wanabee Artwood!
post #114 of 231
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Originally Posted by 8mile13 View Post

The F8500 seems to be the winner. Keep in mind that everybody who attended was drunk tongue.gif


that is just one ballot,correct!
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1472028/which-display-wins-the-shootout-lets-have-some-fun-make-your-predictions-here
post #115 of 231
^Yes!
post #116 of 231
I see you guys are using my score sheet......that's ok..

what Vinnie was saying is I am a Kuro owner and I love that tv..I am also not a fan of LCD tv's.....So how come I gave the Sammy LED such high scores?..because it earned it and deserved it. I was sitting in the front row in the sweet spot for both LED tv's and the Sammy was just that good. So if you are in the market for and LCD/LED tv..it has an excellent picture and very detailed compared to the Panny plasmas which were a bit too dark. Could be the way they were calibrated and so much crap going on during the show and changing of settings that the Panny's came up short next both Sammy tv's. I felt there was a great push for the Panny's at the show even though it is supposed to be neutral. I love Panny plasmas and I dislike Samsung products..but to be fair , IMO their tv's really shined while the Panny's were same as usual, top notch,but dull and not attention grabbers. I don't know how the results from all the scores will add up, we will know soon. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Sammy plasma finish first as it outperformed the Panny's head on. The much ignored Sammy LED tv may not get a lookin in the voting but there were a few of us who kept going back to it and saying..Damn that looks great.

Kuro warrior?...I like that...biggrin.gif
post #117 of 231
Now I'm even more surprised to hear that vote was yours, Gene. eek.gif A little surprised that you felt the F8500's black level was deeper than the ZT/VT60s as well.
post #118 of 231
I think the best way for me to find out how good the ZT60 is, is to buy one break it in and see how good it is. Maybe even get it calibrated. They have a return policy so if it is a disappointment, can a least return it.
Also judging what CNET said about the VT60
In their recent review, I find it hard to believe
The ZT60 looks worse. So many varying opinions, but really what counts is your own individual opinion!
post #119 of 231
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Now I'm even more surprised to hear that vote was yours, Gene. eek.gif A little surprised that you felt the F8500's black level was deeper than the ZT/VT60s as well.
It wasn't. IMO, the Panasonic plasmas had slightly better black level than the Samsung, do to its filter, which is a double-edged sword, as it also hindered its light output (30 ftls eek.gif ). The Samsungs light output was held to 40 ftls. It was capable of I believe 60 ftls.

So if you are in a darkened environment, the Panasonic would have the edge for its slightly better black level. If you watch in a normally lit room, the Samsung would be better.

The panels were oh so close, that, to me, other than price, that would be the deciding factor. All three panels came very close to the kuro but not all the way there. I sat next to the ZT and Samsung, with the Kuro below. During the show, with regular programming, the Kuro was still superior

At the end, they moved the Kuro near the VT and the Samsung, and played rapid fire Kuro demo materials, which IMO moved too fast to really form a comparison, since the image on the screen wasnt on the screen long enough for you to look at one screen, then the other, to compare. The image just changed to quickly.
Edited by dsskid - 5/12/13 at 12:25pm
post #120 of 231
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Originally Posted by dsskid View Post

It wasn't. IMO, the Panasonic plasmas had slightly better black level than the Samsung, do to its filter, which is a double-edged sword, as it also hindered its light output (30 ftls eek.gif ). The Samsungs light output was held to 40 ftls. It was capable of I believe 60 ftls.

So if you are in a darkened environment, the Panasonic would have the edge for its slightly better black level. If you watch in a normally lit room, the Samsung would be better.

The panels were oh so close, that, to me, other than price, that would be the deciding factor. All three panels came very close to the kuro but not all the way there. I sat next to the ZT and Samsung, with the Kuro below. During the show, with regular programming, the Kuro was still superior

At the end, they moved the Kuro near the VT and the Samsung, and played rapid fire Kuro demo materials, which IMO moved too fast to really form a comparison, since the image on the screen wasnt on the screen long enough for you to look at one screen, then the other, to compare. The image just changed to quickly.
Thanks for your input. I was going to replace my Panasonic 65" V10 plasma with the ZT60. Do you think the ZT60 would be darker than the V10 which is 3 generations older? My V10 is just about right brightness but if if was darker maybe be too dark. When I saw the Samsung F8500 in person in looked too bright, but think the it's possible store had it set too bright!
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