Scott, could you please ask Robert and the other guys why is the winner of the shootout always picked based on this scoring system?
I honestly don't get why they use this method to actually pick the winner. Don't get me wrong, I actually think the scoring process provides very valuable information about how each member of the audience views each tv in each of those 6 categories, I've just been wondering for the past few years why they don't use a simpler or a more effective method to choose the top performer. Wouldn't it be easier (and more effective) if they just give every member in the audience at the end of the event a small piece of paper and tell them to write down the name of the tv with the picture quality they thought was the most visually appealing?
"Alright guys, now that it's all said and done, considering only real world content (movies,etc.), if money was no object, and you wanted to choose the tv that had the picture quality you thought was the most pleasing to your eyes, which one would it be? Please write the name of the tv on a small piece of paper and put it in this box" .. Done!
The scoring should still be part of the process because of how valuable all this information really is, but it shouldn't decide the winner!