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Side banding? Do you mean the vertical dark area on green pic?

Yes.

The darker vertical bands that appear on both sides of the screen near the edges, about an inch or so in from each side.

Did they admit that was a defect of the screen and that a replacement panel would alleviate the issue?

Or is that something that just there on all of the 90"s?

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Yes.

The darker vertical bands that appear on both sides of the screen near the edges, about an inch or so in from each side.

Did they admit that was a defect of the screen and that a replacement panel would alleviate the issue?

Or is that something that just there on all of the 90"s?

Thanks!
I was confused by the term banding. I thought banding referred to visible gradient lines in TV screen colors from darker to lighter or vice versa. They acknowledged a return only for the orange on white pics - not the dark on green.

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I just got the word from Sharp...I'm getting a '745 refurb...be here in a couple weeks.

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I just got the word from Sharp...I'm getting a '745 refurb...be here in a couple weeks.

Congratulations on getting the issue resolved.

So I guess they haven't or they've chosen not to respond to you regarding the darker "bands" down the sides of your tv as being a defect?
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So I guess they haven't or they've chosen not to respond to you regarding the darker "bands" down the sides of your tv as being a defect?
I sent Sharp BOTH series of pics - green and white. They said it was within their 'whatever' and they would not fix it. So, I asked about the orange on white pics and they said that there was nothing in their notes about orange on white lines. So, then I sent them only the shots with the orange. That's when I got the approval. I hope this is clear.

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I sent Sharp BOTH series of pics - green and white. They said it was within their 'whatever' and they would not fix it. So, I asked about the orange on white pics and they said that there was nothing in their notes about orange on white lines. So, then I sent them only the shots with the orange. That's when I got the approval. I hope this is clear.

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Responding to an old thread, but I will be buying either the 90le745u or the 90le657u for my living room in the next 60-90 days. Seating is 16-17 feet from the screen so 4k really isn't important. I realize that the 745u is the older model, but does have the same built in audio as the 657u? I have read conflicting information on various sites that maybe the 657u doesn't have the same separate stereo speakers and built in sub that the 745u has. I will not be running separate audio with this unit and, all things being [almost] equal, I'd rather have the 745u if the built in audio is better. Yes, blasphemy, I know. Any clarity would be appreciated. Thanks

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Davecraze, I bought a 90le657 on Thanksgiving 2013 and it broke Thanksgiving 2015. I watch it maybe 5 hours per week so it has about 500-600 hours on it. Repair thought it was the motherboard but put in a new one and discovered that it is a problem with the edge lighting. Can't fix it because the lighting is part of the screen. Called Sharp and they no long make the lighting/screen in the US and wont ship one from overseas. Just bought myself a $7000 anchor.
The repairman said sharp has so many problems with the motherboards. Even BestBuy here in Houston carries only to Sharp models.
I researched this tv for 6 months and was hesitant because I wanted a 90". To be fair I'm still waiting to hear back from Sharp but I'm sure I'm screwed.
Will update when I hear from Sharp.
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Davecraze, I bought a 90le657 on Thanksgiving 2013 and it broke Thanksgiving 2015. I watch it maybe 5 hours per week so it has about 500-600 hours on it. Repair thought it was the motherboard but put in a new one and discovered that it is a problem with the edge lighting. Can't fix it because the lighting is part of the screen. Called Sharp and they no long make the lighting/screen in the US and wont ship one from overseas. Just bought myself a $7000 anchor.
The repairman said sharp has so many problems with the motherboards. Even BestBuy here in Houston carries only to Sharp models.
I researched this tv for 6 months and was hesitant because I wanted a 90". To be fair I'm still waiting to hear back from Sharp but I'm sure I'm screwed.
Will update when I hear from Sharp.
What exactly was your problem? I am noticing the vertical line on the right side. It has gotten much darker over the years. Not sure what I can do. I do notice a bright orange hue on white backgrounds.
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