Ok guys, I just bought a LC52D85u. Got a great deal on it so couldn't resist. I got a display model with "BacklightAcutime 3214hr" and "Center Acutime 6H 30M" (can someone explain to me what "Center Acutime" is? )
I had a few 52" sets before - Sony XBR4, XBR6, W and Samsung A650..
How do I get this sharp to produce a picture similar to those guys? The default (dynamic fixed) was just horrible. The picture on HD source was too grainy. I was shocked how bad it was. It took me a while to figure out how to change it. The Standard and Movie are OK, but nowhere near the quality of the other sets I had. I have not done any tweaking yet, but out of the box this set is far inferior to the above..
I understand that every set is different. sony's VIVID mode is also not the best, but their STANDARD is excellent. I gave up on tweaking and used STANDARD with my sony sets. Samsung - I didn't even have time (bother) to tweak it. This sharp has to be tweaked. I'm assuming that people who write raving reviews about this set either had it calibrated or never saw a competing model right next to it (or both).
Can someone please point me in the right direction. I want to be able to see the details in the dark areas. I don't expect it to be like XBR or A650, but I'd like to push it as far as I can. There are a number of posts about different sharp models, but if I could get direct links I'd really appreciate it. I tried a couple settings (cnet
) but not impressed with either one. I guess I'm looking for something like STANDARD on sony
Also, is there a firmware update for LC-52D85u or not? Some info online suggests that there's (including last post on page 4), but while sharpUSA side is not fully operational right now, sharp.ca site
doesn't list any updates for LC-52D85u. My firmware version is U0809091. If there's an update, can someone elaborate on what it fixes? Also, is the latest update cumulative or do i need to install all updates one at a time?
I'm not happy with what I've seen so far. The only thing that seem to look slightly better (less noisy) on this set are the SD channels, although I have not watched enough SD to be sure. I know sometimes the same SD channel looks great, but other times it looked pretty grainy on my other sets, but so far, after watching them for a few hours they do seem a bit cleaner then sony\\samsungs (good for ppl who don't want to pay extra for HD box)