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post #14761 of 14784 Old 06-10-2016, 12:02 AM
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Moth crawled up into my elite and died smack dab in the middle of the screen. Any thoughts on how to get the corpse out?
Directed stream of compressed air?

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Neither suction nor compressed air worked, as the moth's body had dried up stuck to the backlight panel. I ended up having to take off the back of the unit, as well as the braces holding the LCD to the backlight pane. A ton of screws and about 3 hours later, was able to thread a wire hanger in between the LCD and backlight panels and wipe the moth off the backlight pane. Put everything back together and set is as good as news this am.
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Neither suction nor compressed air worked, as the moth's body had dried up stuck to the backlight panel. I ended up having to take off the back of the unit, as well as the braces holding the LCD to the backlight pane. A ton of screws and about 3 hours later, was able to thread a wire hanger in between the LCD and backlight panels and wipe the moth off the backlight pane. Put everything back together and set is as good as news this am.
Impressive - congratulations

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Impressive - congratulations
Thanks, although most of the thinking that went into this little operation was that of my friend, an actual scientist.

Just noticed that you have both the Elite and the 940D. I had been holding out on upgrading my elite in the hope that 77" OLEDs would drop in price this year. Since that does not appear to be happening, was considering picking up the 940D. Would love you impressions of how the 940D compares to the Elite.
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Thanks, although most of the thinking that went into this little operation was that of my friend, an actual scientist.

Just noticed that you have both the Elite and the 940D. I had been holding out on upgrading my elite in the hope that 77" OLEDs would drop in price this year. Since that does not appear to be happening, was considering picking up the 940D. Would love you impressions of how the 940D compares to the Elite.
I have loved the Elite and still amazed at the picture. I do think the 940D has a better picture - The blacks seems to be just as good - Have not done a side by side comparison but watching movies at night the picture has been stunning - and watching streaming 4K HDR video has been almost as breathtaking as when HD tvs first came out.

The price drop from 8K to 6.5 is what made me jump. I also have this tv in a room full of windows so I needed something brighter than OLED - which is a stunning technology. No way would I spend more than 8K for a tv so that ruled out the 77" LG.

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I have loved the Elite and still amazed at the picture. I do think the 940D has a better picture - The blacks seems to be just as good - Have not done a side by side comparison but watching movies at night the picture has been stunning - and watching streaming 4K HDR video has been almost as breathtaking as when HD tvs first came out.

The price drop from 8K to 6.5 is what made me jump. I also have this tv in a room full of windows so I needed something brighter than OLED - which is a stunning technology. No way would I spend more than 8K for a tv so that ruled out the 77" LG.
Thanks. Will pull the trigger.
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Does anyone remember how to check the hours on these panels? I remember it being posted back in the summer of 2013.
I should of wrote the procedure down.

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Not sure this is the correct place to post this, if not my apologies. However if anyone is interested I have a brand new in the box (never opened) Elite Pro-70X5FD 70-inch model that I am interested in selling. We were dealers & this piece was warehoused for a customer that when in a different direction. Unfortunately it was never put back in our inventory for circulation. If interested please send me a PM.

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How much are selling it for? What state/town?
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Hey guys. is the Elite 70" still worth to pick up for sub $2000, or am i better off just waiting for oled to drop more???

its also a bit risky buying used without a warranty...
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With HDR finally hear, while I love my elite, HDR is just stunning when you see it.




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That being said if you don't care about 4k and hdr it is still a stunning set. Even the Sony 940d has more blooming


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Hey guys. is the Elite 70" still worth to pick up for sub $2000, or am i better off just waiting for oled to drop more???

its also a bit risky buying used without a warranty...
I would say no. It was a groundbreaking LCD for when it came out and I am sure it's still quite above average but Sony's top LCD's as well as LG's OLED's have both surpassed it.

That said I have never personally seen it, but I do no many who have said the x940c is superior.

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Except if you use it as a monitor - that blooming on the Sony (fewer zones) is so annoying after my elite. Hoping the ZD75 SONY is my next TV and put elite in bedroom


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Hey guys. is the Elite 70" still worth to pick up for sub $2000, or am i better off just waiting for oled to drop more???

its also a bit risky buying used without a warranty...
Yes for sub 2k but there are sets that do 4k now in that price range including Sony. But the Elite gives the best HD picture still (I have one still in addition to a 940D)
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It really is still stunning on 1080p content - which is 99% of the content and 100% of good games unless one has a gtx 1080


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If anyone is looking for one of these great Elite 70" TV's and you are located near Central NJ PM me.

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Guys, any idea what a 70 Pro would go for on the used market in excellent condition and normal viewing habits/hours?

Edit: I see a member above me is selling. Now feels odd to ask but we are in different parts of the country. Is that the going price?

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So been looking lately - maybe the Vizio is just as good at the blacks as my elite. If so, then no way anyone would.pay more than 2k for the 70


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Has anyone compared the PRO-70X5 to the LG 86UH9500? Are the blacks in the Sharp Elite better than the LG's?
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So been looking lately - maybe the Vizio is just as good at the blacks as my elite. If so, then no way anyone would.pay more than 2k for the 70


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In terms of local dimming I have hooked my surface up to most of them. However that is not really black level right?

So compared to the Samsung it is hands down better. The blooming on the cursor is as bad as my vizio M 2014

The Sony 940d looks worse on the cursor (fewer zones) but black level way better. You can see this on the Vegas demo. Looks amazing on the 940d and not so amazing on my calibrated elite

I had written off the 940d and assumed I needed the zd9. After this weekend. Seeing the 940d vs the lg OLED on the same crazy loops at magnolia (Hancock Chicago) I am starting to think the 75 940d is good enough to upgrade my elite (elite to bedroom and toss vizio out window - those 10 zones drive me crazy )


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back again guys. Have a quick question. Can anyone confirm if there's a way to reset factory specs in the service menu. Since day one, my 60 has always had a contrast issue no matter the adjustments I make, whites are blown out even as I lower the contrast setting. I'm hoping there's something I can adjust at the service menu level. I always thought it was a yellow tinge issue but I'm pretty sure it's a contrast issue which causes color issues and eye strain. Side by side with my 70 is a night and day difference. trying to roll back the firmware has been unsuccessful and sharp says there's nothing I can do.

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Whats the max nits for the Sharp Elite? Was it a very bright set for it's time? Just curious
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Whats the max nits for the Sharp Elite? Was it a very bright set for it's time? Just curious
1000 nits
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And the native contrast?


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