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Flatpanels Awards


By Rasmus Larsen (@flatpanels)
15 Dec 2008

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Flatpanels Award an award granted to TVs or monitors that perform extraordinarily. We use two kinds of awards, one being the Reference Award and the other being the Top-recommendation Award.

We do not use points or stars when reviewing because the industry is changing so quickly. Instead we have a text conclusion and these two awards. Below you find an explanation of the two awards and at the bottom you will find the monitors and TVs on has received the prestigous Award.

You can also find our list with recommendations here: TV and monitor recommendations

Reference Award

The name tells most of the story but to clarify we hand out this Award to a monitor or a TV that is simply the best in its category. Afterwards we use this as a reference when measuring on and evaluating other TVs.

Only one screen in each class (TV or monitor) can have this award but it can switch to a new screen the same year if this screen performs better.

We do not take price into consideration when using the Reference Award.

Top-recommendation Award

The Top-recommendation Award is given to a screen that has very good picture quality. Price is also a factor here. This award is not as respected as the Reference Award but is hard to obtain.

The Top-recommendation is true at the time of publication. When time passes on, newer screens are introduced that may be better, but have not received the Award. The Top-recommendation Award takes the market standard into consideration at the moment of publication - the screen needs to stand out.

The Top-recommendation Award is not unique. More than one screen can receive this Award but they have to perform extraordinarily well compared to the market standard.

Here are the TVs and monitors that has received awards.

Year Model Price Year Model Price
2010 Eizo CG243W US UK 2012 Panasonic GT50 US UK
2008 Pioneer LX5090H US UK 2012 Samsung ES8000 US UK
2007 Eizo HD2441W US UK 2012 LG LM7600 / LM760T US UK
2007 Pioneer PDP 508XD 2012 Sharp 70" 70LE835E / 70LE735U US UK
2011 LG Nano LW9800 US UK
2011 Eizo FS2332 US UK
2011 LG Nano LW9800 US UK
2011 Dell U2312HM US UK
2011 Dell U2412M US UK
2011 Eizo SX2762W US UK
2011 Samsung D8000 (PDP) US UK
2011 Sharp LE830 US UK
2011 Panasonic G30 UK
2011 Samsung D8000 (LED) US UK
2011 Panasonic VT30 US UK
2011 Panasonic GT30 US UK
2011 Asus VG236H US UK
2011 LG W2363D US UK
2010 Panasonic GT25/GT20 US UK
2010 Samsung C8000/C7700 US UK
2010 Panasonic VT20/VT25 US UK
2010 LG LE8500 US UK
2010 Sharp LE820 US UK
2010 Eizo EV2333WH US
UK
2010 LG 50PK950 US UK
2010 Panasonic G20 US UK
2010 NEC EA231Wmi US UK
2009 B&O BeoVision 10 UK UK
2009 LG SL8000 US UK
2009 B&O BeoVision 8-40 UK UK
2009 Dell U2410 UK
UK
2009 Samsung 2233rz US UK
2009 Eizo S2242W US
UK
2009 Samsung B850 US UK
2009 Dell 2209WA UK
UK
2009 Panasonic V10 US US
2009 Sony W5500 US US
2009 Philips 42PFL9803H US US
2009 Panasonic G10 US US
2008 HP LP2475W US UK
2008 Samsung 8-series US US
2008 HP LP2275W US UK
2008 Panasonic 46PZ85 US US
2008 Panasonic 42PX80 US US
2008 Eizo S2231W US US
2008 Sony 40X3500 US US
2007 Panasonic 50PZ700 US US





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