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A quick question, I currently have a 60" LCD and have been eyeballing that Sharp 80" at Costco. Moving up from a 60 to an 80, will there be a noticable loss of sharpness detail due to the expanded pixels? I'm really sensitive to a "soft" picture and if the transition is gonna mean a sacrifice in detail and sharpness, I'll pass. Our seating has us about 11 feet back from the display.

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That all depends on what your sources are.
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That all depends on what your sources are.
Oppo BDP95 blu-ray.

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Bump........ anybody have an opinion on my question posed?

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Personally I'd wait till ultra HD was affordable before going 70"+

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That all depends on what your sources are.

And the distance from the screen to you.

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Oppo BDP95 blu-ray.
Blu-ray content, once your set is calibrated, looks great. I looked at the 80, but it was nixed by the finance committee. I'm 10 ft away from my 70, and it is comfy to view at that distance. What is your source for televsion?
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Bump........ anybody have an opinion on my question posed?
Seriously? You mean you have been eyeing the Sharp @ Costco, have a 60" set at home, and you are asking here, if there will be a difference in "picture softness" because "you are really sensitive" rolleyes.gif "to soft images" (what exactly does that mean, anyway?)??? You mean you can't tell? Then there is your answer... biggrin.gif
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Seriously? You mean you have been eyeing the Sharp @ Costco, have a 60" set at home, and you are asking here, if there will be a difference in "picture softness" because "you are really sensitive" rolleyes.gif "to soft images" (what exactly does that mean, anyway?)??? You mean you can't tell? Then there is your answer... biggrin.gif
As I stated(to answer Phil Wheeler), we sit about 11' back from the display. I had looked at going projector but wasn't happy with the image(contrast and detail) and was thinkin the 80" might be the best of both worlds(immersive, good contrast, detailed image). It's kinda hard to get any kind of feel for what the 80" display is really like when they have the typical Box store feed to the set and the video setting is on "torch" mode.......if ya know what I mean.

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Blu-ray content, once your set is calibrated, looks great. I looked at the 80, but it was nixed by the finance committee. I'm 10 ft away from my 70, and it is comfy to view at that distance. What is your source for televsion?
Right now it's the Sony KDL 60EX500. It's callibrated and has a real nice picture, especially when fed by the Oppo.

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Personally I'd wait till ultra HD was affordable before going 70"+
That's not gonna happen anytime soon in this household. It's still a few years away before prices are reasonable IMHO

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I've found the above chart to be accurate, for me. Now, maybe your eyesight is better than mine or, as you say, you're unusually sensitive to a "soft" picture. I have 20/15 left and 20/20 right, and am a long time video hobbyist and feel I know pretty well what to look for. Nevertheless, YMMV.

Anyway, I view my 65" TV (LG LED) from ~ 8 feet. Notice it's right on the red line for full benefit from 1080p. I set up my home theater that way deliberately, taking that and comfortable 3D distance (again, for me) into account.

At your proposed viewing distance from an 80" set, you would be right on the line as well. I personally would have no worries. Good luck.
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I've found the above chart to be accurate, for me. Now, maybe your eyesight is better than mine or, as you say, you're unusually sensitive to a "soft" picture. I have 20/15 left and 20/20 right, and am a long time video hobbyist and feel I know pretty well what to look for. Nevertheless, YMMV.

Anyway, I view my 65" TV (LG LED) from ~ 8 feet. Notice it's right on the red line for full benefit from 1080p. I set up my home theater that way deliberately, taking that and comfortable 3D distance (again, for me) into account.

At your proposed viewing distance from an 80" set, you would be right on the line as well. I personally would have no worries. Good luck.
Thanks, that is the answer I was hoping for and nice to see it laid out in a chart as well.

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The 80 inch for me would be more engaging for me when watching 3D. That will have to wait till I turn my attic into the man cave. lol.
To put things in perspective, take a look at the picture below. The set with the flag on it is a 70 inch, to the left, a 60 inch, and a 55 inch Sony is on the right of the Sharp. I shot this while on assignment at Wal-Mart. The gentleman watching the set is 15 feet away from the screens.



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http://youtu.be/8oSTlTFLp00?t=1m35s
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I looked at the 80, but it was nixed by the finance committee.
Let me guess: you still love her anyway and wouldn't trade her for any other finance committee even if you could. wink.giftongue.gif
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