How come there's ZERO discussion of the Sharp LC-70UD27 here?
Will it even show up in this thread? I've auditioned the Q's but to me they were just decent looking budget 1080P panels = affordable HT size PQ but compared to 2160P panels (certainly costing much more) there was no comparison - you can't feed 2160P to these Q's and have then = PQ of a 4K UHD TV. Every review I've seen has stated this.
I'm not anti-Sharp at all because I owned Sharp's when my 32" was $2K, 45" was $3800, and 57" monster was $6500 on a half off sale. Outside of Elite Sharp rarely gets respect on this forum but there are things I miss on my 57" that my Samsung's cannot match. It is good to see a lot of + feedback from Q owners though black levels can never match an OLED but the price to PQ differential is vast as the blacks.
The matte screen had no reflections and it gave a more peering into a window effect than my Ultra Clear Panel. My 57" was a massive beast and had lots of wow factor and made my 60" Samsung feel smaller though the math made no sense - the Sharp felt larger.
One thing I don't miss and hated on the Sharps was OPC but it took ten seconds to turn it off, annoying as hell random light fluctuations.
The new 70UD27 will have a semi matte panel, confirmed to me by SharpUSA - they stated Sharp produces no Glossy Panels. This model will be fully compliant with 4K standards unlike last years and the price has dropped significantly from a year ago.
Though I currently don't own Sharps every one I bought is still operating without a hiccup today with relatives I passed them onto. Zero service calls on any and zero failures. Seriously considering the 70UD27 but zero feedback/reviews makes it tough.
For the price of a Sony 65X950B I can buy the Sharp 70" UHD for the living room and almost budget the LG OLED 55" for another room.
Hopefully someone will get a peek and post thoughts on the 70UD27 soon.