Originally Posted by Suzook
I dont completely agree with your theory but its possible. On the other hand, releasing this unit as a direct competitor to your high end line seems fairly stupid given the various sku's they already have in the 70 inch size. I mean there is at least 5 model numbers for the 70 inch sharps at last count.....
the fly in the ointment is the pulsing/cyan issue now with the Elite"s
all the 70's are edge lit & that's Not a plus by any stretch .
but releasing a 80" Full Back Lit with all the bells & whistles except L/D as the Top model is a easy substitute for a product (945)that is not ready for prime time .
it's all a guess by us anyway Sharp is really tight with details on the future
the Sharp marketing Rep's seem to love to start rumors as well ... that's what it seems to me after reading all the buzz they have said in the last few years about what was to come & some of it was BS .
it could also be that Sharp sees alot of fence sitters waiting for an Elite fix of it's issues before buying , waiting on the 945's as well as a cheaper substitute .
I was in the market for a Elite, but not with the issues now