Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Vallejo, California
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So, I exchanged this set for a Sony KDL55BX520. Yeah, I know the Sony isn't an LED set (CCFL based), but I just got tired of the 6300U.
Don't get me wrong this IS a great set for the price, if you can get it for $999. But since I use my TV for HTPC a lot, I couldn't deal with the fact it doesn't do 4:4:4 over HDMI. VGA is a workaround, but the picture then becomes a tad soft.
So, my main reasons for returning were:
1. No 4:4:4 over HDMI. (I got tired of running two cables, VGA and HDMI, for video and audio as well.)
2. Lack of proper color adjustment over HDMI.
3. As others have stated, not so great image quality with HDTV. (BluRay is O.K. but still not that great.)
I know #2 and #3 are no issue on the step-up models, 632 and higher, but I wasn't sure if any of the other Sharps could do 4:4:4 over HDMI, so I just went with the Sony since I knew it could and also supports HDMI audio while doing 4:4:4 as well.
Now I'm pretty happy and only had to spend an extra $200. Though, I lost 5" of picture.
Don't really care that my new set isn't thin as I never watch TV from the side anyway. Only ever see my side when stepping out of the bedroom and into the living room or stepping back in to the living room from the balcony.
Good to go!
Hope those who enjoy their 6300U continue to do so!
Samsung UN65KS800, Denon AVR-X2300W, Polk CS20 Center, Polk Monitor 75T Fronts, Polk TSI300 Rears, Power Sound Audio S1500 Subwoofer.