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Just wondering. I am in the market, but cant pick. I know the 70 is nice but is it worth it to almost buy 2 to equal the 80. I could use the money for new speakers and such? So anyone regret buying the 70 over the 80 due to the size increase. Or feel they spent to much and if they had to do it all over again, would have just bought the 70?
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I was going back and forth between the 70 and the 80. The room is approx 24x16 and when I put up some colored tape on the wall to represent how big the 80 was, I was shocked. Took up most of the wall. I then did the same for the 70 and was surprised how large it still was. Our previous TV was a 50 so either one was going to be a big difference, but in the long run I felt the 70 (at half the price of the 80) was going to do just fine. I've had the set for almost a week now and I wouldn't change my decision. In six years or so when the 90's are running about $2000, I'll be able to purchase it with the money I just saved.

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I was going back and forth between the 70 and the 80. The room is approx 24x16 and when I put up some colored tape on the wall to represent how big the 80 was, I was shocked. Took up most of the wall. I then did the same for the 70 and was surprised how large it still was. Our previous TV was a 50 so either one was going to be a big difference, but in the long run I felt the 70 (at half the price of the 80) was going to do just fine. I've had the set for almost a week now and I wouldn't change my decision. In six years or so when the 90's are running about $2000, I'll be able to purchase it with the money I just saved.
Great reply thank you. Which one did you wind up buying? model number i mean.
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I got the LC-70LE6400U from Costco (good return policy, great sale price, adds an additional 1 yr of of warranty, and you can add an addition 3 yrs for only $99). This is the "base" model...no 3D, no quattron, but I didn't want any of that, so what I got was a beautiful picture with plenty of settings to adjust to any environment.

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I bought the original 70 inch 732 model which is a Quatron and, the oriiginal 80 inch 632 series. which is not a Quatron. No regrets on either set. Price difference was $800 between the two.

While both sets are quite large the 80 makes the 70 look tiny.
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I had a 65" set and wanted to upgrade size wise.

Went with the 80" Sharp and never looked back.

TVs are like cotton clothing - they shrink over time.
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I had a 65" set and wanted to upgrade size wise.
Went with the 80" Sharp and never looked back.
TVs are like cotton clothing - they shrink over time.
True, they do shrink over time, but at twice the cost it seems hard to justify in my view as much as I want it.
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I bought the 70" Quattron at BestBuy in June and have enjoyed it ever since.
BestBuy had the 80" at the time and now has the 90" as well.
The 80" and 90" have full-array backlighting while the 70" is edge-lit.
Some have had problems with uneven dark screens (clouding and flashlight effects), but I have not.
Owners of full-array have their own problems with halo effects around bright objects on dark backgrounds,
so no LCD television is going to be perfect. The 70" 3D effect is very effective, but I suppose bigger would
be better in that department. I'm happy with the 70" edge-lit 3D Quattron...
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