Originally Posted by dumon
Where did you see new Sharp 2010 LED model?
I live in Yokohama and there are a lot of 2010 models out here already.
I think that the LED Sharp (not sure of the model number) is inferior to both the EX700 and 500. In the store the three of them are next to each other showing the same video. Of course, with calibration that may change. But the EX700 has a sweet picture quality and nicer colours.
Also, I have checked out the G2 and S2 Viera's side by side and the G2 is definitely better, in my opinion.
I guess the main issue, for me, will be the heat given off by the TV as it can hit mid-to-high 30s here in the summer and if the TV is adding to that heat then that'll push my air-con electricity bill up too. So, I guess that's an important consideration....though that could be balanced out in the chilly winter by helping to heat my room. lol
Right now I am 90% with the EX700 as I checked out the Viera V1 and it had PERMANENT IR of some shopping channel that the store was running. Now, I know that that's unlikely to happen in the home....but just seeing it for real in the store for the first time really swayed my thinking towards the LCD. I don't particularly want to run the risk of pausing a DVD or PC feed and then forget to turn off the TV....go to work....then come home and find my TV screwed.
MetalAlien, that sounds like the sensor turned it off alright. You're not going crazy. lol. Did the sound stay on while the screen was off?