Originally Posted by billdag
Last I heard, there is no cable, dvd, blue-ray, or other source that contains an expanded gamut that the yellow sub-pixel can take advantage of. That will probably change, at some point, but we're not there yet.
This. If there's no extended data in the source then you're just paddling pork my friend. Yes we're in an age of image post-processing and algorithms doing some amazing estimation work but it's still lacking enough to be obvious. It's just like fake-120Hz/240/480/960 or whatever the frat boy marketing majors have it up to these days isn't going to produce extra frames that don't exist in the source to begin with, nevermind you couldn't drive them with a 120Hz source if you wanted to. Start with a conversation. Remove the words. What's left? Jarring, interpolated or just doubled/tripled/quadrupled interframes that will lead to the death of your brain cells if you gaze upon it long enough, save for *maybe* sports sources. This only gets worse after you've seen true 120Hz, like a 27" 2560x1440 monitor @124Hz being driven by a GTX680 @124Hz, and know what the real thing is supposed to look like. I digress.
I did begin researching the 80" Sharps with an open mind and 5k budget fully intent on buying an 844, have spent a few weeks digesting reviews and side-by-side comparisons. Conclusions on Quattro have ranged from "placebo" at best to "marketing gimmick" at worst and "an extra color of psychological contentment" in the middle.
And after reviewing and re-reviewing the comparison chart and stripping "features" I can't stomach like the aforementioned fake-motion(tm) and 3D, all roads keep leading back to the 632. Historically I've purchased the closest I can get to a no-frills panel on the wall -- meaning no tuner, no skype, no 17-in-1 card readers or photo slideshows or slow embedded web apps, no WiFi, no giant 3" glossy bezel. Just 65"+, a couple HDMI inputs and IR or RS232 for automation. And for the past 7 years that's been Panasonic's industrial monitors but after seeing the Sharp 80" at a Costco 6 months ago the form factor and PQ spoke to me, _immediately_ I told the little lady "that's next". It's rare that something will grab me but you know it when you see it.
And now that I destroyed my current Panny while replacing a $15 part it looks like I'll be joining the 632 club shortly.