Panasonic's VT50 Wins the Value Electronics HDTV Shootout

Posted Tue May 22, 2012 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Three plasmas and three LED sets went head-to-head and Panasonic came out on top.

It may not be the biggest competition around and you probably won't see Panasonic advertising the Value Electronics HDTV Shootout win. Nonetheless, the contest is one worth checking out, especially if you're in the market for a new high-end set.

Robert Zohn, owner of Value Electronics, set up the competition. The Shootout pitted six of the best HDTVs around – two Panasonic, two Samsung, one LG and last year's Shootout winning Elite PRO 60X5FD. The sets were calibrated by a trio of ISF technicians, who also helped to not only set up, but explain test patterns to the audience.

After a night of thorough testing, the votes were tallied and the Panasonic VT50 came out on top, with Samsung's 8000 series plasma coming in second. Official results for each category have not yet been posted.

Source: Big Picture Big Sound

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