Originally Posted by jyeh74
Are full array with local dimming REALLY that good? I looked at the Sony HX950. Yeah its nice, but $4000 nice? I dont know. I saw the Sharp 70" 847 series and those seem pretty decent for $2500 (online). I did not see any blurring issues with that. I know its edge lit LED....... but its still 70". I contacted Sharp to ask them about the 9 series release delay and they said they had no more information about its release date. I have been debating on a 65-70" LED TV and don't know if I should wait till late 2013. Seems like Sharp is not releasing any new TVs.
Some of the new Sharp sets have a better processor in them, and support for flash and html in the browser app. The 9 series is vaporware - 8 is top of the line as snipped from the press release below... Sometimes when products reach end of life status, the prices go up on old inventory. Take a look at stuff from Vizio - if you don't need 3D, their 70 inch panel is a good value. I'm not too crazy about the silver frame.
Sharp AQUOS Quattron 8-Series 3D LED TVs
Quattron color intensification
Super Bright technology
AQUOS 1080p LED display
Smart TV with Dual-Core Processor, built-in Wi-Fi and Web browser
Aquomotion960 with 240Hz panel
Active 3D with two Bluetooth 3D glasses supplied
35W Audio with built-in subwoofer
Ultra slim silver aluminum frame with diamond-cut edges
60 inch class - LC-60LE857 (March) MSRP: $2999.99
70 inch class - LC-70LE857 (April) MSRP: $3999.99
80 inch class - LC-80LE857 (April) MSRP: $6499.99