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Hey guys

Richer Sounds Leicester are holding a TV shootout event on Sunday 26th of May during the bank holiday weekend.

David and myself will be attending to provide support and coverage for the event, so it'll be great if any of you can come along and say hi, not to mention see the world's best TVs running at their maximum potential, side by side, in a light-controlled environment.

All the TVs on show will be calibrated by Julian Scott from displaycalibration.co.uk and Ricky Jennings from Chromapure.co.uk (both THX-certified calibrators), with help from David and myself. The models that will be exhibited are provisionally:

- Panasonic ZT65
- Panasonic VT65
- Samsung F8500
- Pioneer Kuro
- Top-end LED LCDs (I know, I know) from LG, Philips, Panasonic, Samsung, etc.

Details of the event:

Venue: The City Rooms, Leicester (posh hotel!)
Date: Sunday, 26 May 2013
Time: 10:30am to 5pm (drop in any time)
Price: Free

Richer Sounds will be providing refreshments, goody bags, and special on-the-day discounts for attendees. Hope to see you there!

Warmest regards
Vincent

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Re: Calibrated ZT vs VT vs F8500 vs Kuro Shootout in Leicester
« Reply #1 on: 03 May 2013, 12:05:52 PM »
Going to do my best to attend Vincent. :)

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Re: Calibrated ZT vs VT vs F8500 vs Kuro Shootout in Leicester
« Reply #2 on: 03 May 2013, 12:30:57 PM »
I'd love to see an event like this hosted in Edinburgh, i might be able to attend one there but Leicester is a bit far for a poor person like me.

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Re: Calibrated ZT vs VT vs F8500 vs Kuro Shootout in Leicester
« Reply #3 on: 03 May 2013, 01:33:53 PM »
A little (yellow) birdie has told me that there should be a 4K screen and 4K source material at the event too ;)
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Re: Calibrated ZT vs VT vs F8500 vs Kuro Shootout in Leicester
« Reply #4 on: 03 May 2013, 03:53:10 PM »
Lads any idea if there is Car Parking near by?  :)

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Re: Calibrated ZT vs VT vs F8500 vs Kuro Shootout in Leicester
« Reply #5 on: 03 May 2013, 03:59:57 PM »
Lads any idea if there is Car Parking near by?  :)


There is indeed:

Car Parking
We work in partnership with a local NCP Car park to offer reduced parking in the City Centre. Please bring your ticket to any member of staff to validate your ticket. Currently the rate is 3.50 for up to 24 hours parking, reduced from 14.00.

NCP Rutland Car Park, Halford Street, Leicester, LE1 1TQ


Map at:

http://www.thecityrooms.co.uk/contact/



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Re: Calibrated ZT vs VT vs F8500 vs Kuro Shootout in Leicester
« Reply #6 on: 03 May 2013, 04:25:46 PM »
It's a 200 ml trip for me but I'm hoping the mrs will come with me and we would stop over in a hotel or something and come back on Monday. I thought for some reason it was this weekend :lol:, I have just been informed we were supposed to be taking my father out for his birthday but hoping to work around that somehow,
We shall see but it sounds a great way to spend some time and meet you guys to  ;D.
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Re: Calibrated ZT vs VT vs F8500 vs Kuro Shootout in Leicester
« Reply #7 on: 03 May 2013, 05:06:05 PM »
You guys have been asking for a meetup, here it is ;D
Flog some Blu-rays and get some petrol money and come hang out  :nod:
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Re: Calibrated ZT vs VT vs F8500 vs Kuro Shootout in Leicester
« Reply #8 on: 03 May 2013, 05:23:05 PM »
Going to do my best to attend Vincent. :)

Yes me too ;D.

104 miles there for me :chin:.
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Re: Calibrated ZT vs VT vs F8500 vs Kuro Shootout in Leicester
« Reply #9 on: 03 May 2013, 05:28:17 PM »
310 for me... Some amount less than the 3221 it takes to go to New York though!  :lol:
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Re: Calibrated ZT vs VT vs F8500 vs Kuro Shootout in Leicester
« Reply #10 on: 03 May 2013, 06:15:57 PM »
Might be able to make this event. All depends on work. Is it ok to bring a friend?

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Re: Calibrated ZT vs VT vs F8500 vs Kuro Shootout in Leicester
« Reply #11 on: 03 May 2013, 06:17:26 PM »
Might be able to make this event. All depends on work. Is it ok to bring a friend?

Looks like it's open to all Johny, so yeah. :clap:

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Re: Calibrated ZT vs VT vs F8500 vs Kuro Shootout in Leicester
« Reply #12 on: 03 May 2013, 06:36:39 PM »
310 for me... Some amount less than the 3221 it takes to go to New York though!  :lol:

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Re: Calibrated ZT vs VT vs F8500 vs Kuro Shootout in Leicester
« Reply #13 on: 03 May 2013, 06:41:34 PM »
Might be able to make this event. All depends on work. Is it ok to bring a friend?

Yes, the more the merrier (although hopefully they'll be interested in TVs  :lol:).

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Re: Calibrated ZT vs VT vs F8500 vs Kuro Shootout in Leicester
« Reply #14 on: 03 May 2013, 06:46:38 PM »
Anyone planning on staying overnight?