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On the abt electronics site, these two models just became available to pre-order and the specs/prices are listed. The 46" will sell for $4k and the 52" will sell for $5k at the start. The product # is 26781. 450cd/m2. 15,000:1 dynamic contrast and 3,000:1 native contrast. 4ms response time in FRC mode. 3 HDMI inputs, 2 HD component inputs, and 1 DVI-I input (all inputs are 1080p compatible.) 5 wavelength backlight system. 280W power consumption and the power source is 120V.

Here is a quote from the site. "The AQUOS D92U series, in 52" and 46" screen sizes, sets a new standard for large-screen flat-panel TVs.With Full HD 1080p resolution, dramatically enhanced black level and an elegant new design, it produces a breathtaking picture quality that is second to none. The D92U Series utilizes the next generation of Sharp's proprietary Advanced Super View/Black TFT Panel with multi-pixel technology, providing 15,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 4ms response time and wide viewing angles (176°H x 176°V). In addition, the D92U models include 120Hz frame rate conversion for the ultimate in fast-motion image processing. Both models are HDTVs with built-in ATSC / QAM / NTSC tuners and include 3 HDMI, compatible with 1080p signals, and 2 HD 1080p component video inputs as well as RS-232C for control. The D92U Series features a sleek piano black cabinet, with detachable, recessed bottom-mounted speakers and the included table stand easily removes for wall mounting applications."
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On the abt electronics site, these two models just became available to pre-order and the specs/prices are listed. The 46" will sell for $4k and the 52" will sell for $5k at the start. The product # is 26781. 450cd/m2. 15,000:1 dynamic contrast and 3,000:1 native contrast. 4ms response time in FRC mode. 3 HDMI inputs, 2 HD component inputs, and 1 DVI-I input (all inputs are 1080p compatible.) 5 wavelength backlight system. 280W power consumption and the power source is 120V.

Here is a quote from the site. "The AQUOS D92U series, in 52" and 46" screen sizes, sets a new standard for large-screen flat-panel TVs.With Full HD 1080p resolution, dramatically enhanced black level and an elegant new design, it produces a breathtaking picture quality that is second to none. The D92U Series utilizes the next generation of Sharp's proprietary Advanced Super View/Black TFT Panel with multi-pixel technology, providing 15,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 4ms response time and wide viewing angles (176°H x 176°V). In addition, the D92U models include 120Hz frame rate conversion for the ultimate in fast-motion image processing. Both models are HDTVs with built-in ATSC / QAM / NTSC tuners and include 3 HDMI, compatible with 1080p signals, and 2 HD 1080p component video inputs as well as RS-232C for control. The D92U Series features a sleek piano black cabinet, with detachable, recessed bottom-mounted speakers and the included table stand easily removes for wall mounting applications."

They even posted some pictures.
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PROS:

3,000:1 CR
120 hz

CONS:

Boxy design - d62 is nice, d92 looks like crap from the pics, anyway.

NO CABLECARD - looks like Sharp is done with CC.

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PROS:

3,000:1 CR
120 hz

CONS:

Boxy design - d62 is nice, d92 looks like crap from the pics, anyway.

NO CABLECARD - looks like Sharp is done with CC.

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I really like the design, seems a lot more professional to me than all those unnecessary curves in the D62 design. It reminds of the Elite Pioneer plasmas. Anyways, im pretty sure ill be buying this.
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I really like the design, seems a lot more professional to me than all those unnecessary curves in the D62 design. It reminds of the Elite Pioneer plasmas. Anyways, im pretty sure ill be buying this.

I also love this design. I was never crazy about the look of the d62 model line. The specs are pretty impressive as well. Now I just hope they release a 42" version that is equal to its larger counterparts.

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Abt's site also has the D92 Spec Sheet as a pdf doc on the product details tab.

In addition to the increased native contrast and 120Hz refresh, the D92 adds a DVI-I and an extra HDMI over the D62. Sounds ideal! Now the wait to see if the Xbox 360's VGA works with the DVI-I with an adapter.
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This design is identical to the costco version of the 52 inch D62 model. I am currently without a TV and being constantly bothered by the wifey to make up my mind and just buy one.

I so want to wait for this....!
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So where is the new 65? Or bigger!
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*sigh*

We have to pay $4k for a 1080p 120Hz HDTV it seems....

I cant see paying more than $2k ...maybe $2.5k for a TV, but then again ...I am only middle class folk LOL


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Yup, THe D92 specs are great. It's what I have been waiting for. They uped the contrast ratio though - it was stated a few months back, it was 2500:1 and now it's 3000:1. It does have the 120Hz everyone has been waiting for, 3 HDMI connectors AND a DVI-I connector. It doesn't say which HDMI version it's going to be (still hoping for 1.3).
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This design is identical to the costco version of the 52 inch D62 model. I am currently without a TV and being constantly bothered by the wifey to make up my mind and just buy one.

Actually the design is different than the Costco version. The Costco version has the panel-style speaker from the D90 series.

This one seems to have a curved 1/4 pipe style speaker that reduces the footprint even further.

Specs do look really good.
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The "D92" reminds me of some of the higher end Toshiba REGZA models. Not bad.
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*sigh*

We have to pay $4k for a 1080p 120Hz HDTV it seems....

I cant see paying more than $2k ...maybe $2.5k for a TV, but then again ...I am only middle class folk LOL


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your telling me, that is nearly DOUBLE the price of it's current 1080p 46" LCD.
Exact same size, same pixels, same LCD technology, but for better contrast, extra HDMI & 120Hz = $2 grand more?!?!
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Since early this year Sharp has been upping their CR spec. They started with 1500:1 for their d62, then raised it to 2000:1 and set the d92 line (speculatively anyway) at 2500:1. Now we have 3000:1.

I wonder if these are really changes in the LCD crystals themselves, or are we talking about tweaking the measurements, or increasing the dynamic range of the backlight, or some other slight of hand to move the specs up?

I have a bit of skepticism, I'm just wondering if this is really following changes in the actual LCD matrix itself or are we tweaking a panel design that has not changed since earlier this year?
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your telling me, that is nearly DOUBLE the price of it's current 1080p 46" LCD.
Exact same size, same pixels, same LCD technology, but for better contrast, extra HDMI & 120Hz = $2 grand more?!?!

Yeah the price is too high. Remember though, the original price of the 37d90 last year at this time was $3500 and we all know how quickly that dropped.

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Does anyone know if these new D92 46" and 52"ers are going to be sold like the 62's all over the place, a.k.a Circuit City and Best Buy, or are they going to be at specialty stores like Magnolia and other ones??? I hope they are sold everywhere, kind of like Sony with the V250062 and the XBR292
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Also, any knowledge that the new panels have TruD or TruHD in them?
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I know this is all speculation but do you think the 92's will be HDMI 1.3?
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What does BLU mean?
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your telling me, that is nearly DOUBLE the price of it's current 1080p 46" LCD.
Exact same size, same pixels, same LCD technology, but for better contrast, extra HDMI & 120Hz = $2 grand more?!?!

Umm... You're comparing a preorder price with a street price. If you compare MSRPs, the 46d92u is about $1K more than the 46d62u. Personally, I don't think the extra features are worth $1K more, but then nobody knows the exact spec differences yet.
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*sigh*
I cant see paying more than $2k ...maybe $2.5k for a TV, but then again ...I am only middle class folk LOL
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First, SmartNewbie.. Thank you so much for the info!

Mike. I have a budget for so much on this HD venture, so I hear ya on the price issue. : )

But, prices do drop as others pointed out. I still have the info from last August on the D62U. I noted at the time that the expected price for Canada was to be $3999 in Oct. for it's release. But when most stores got them, it was 500 less if I remember correctly.

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First, SmartNewbie.. Thank you so much for the info!

Mike. I have a budget for so much on this HD venture, so I hear ya on the price issue. : )

But, prices do drop as others pointed out. I still have the info from last August on the D62U. I noted at the time that the expected price for Canada was to be $3999 in Oct. for it's release. But when most stores got them, it was 500 less if I remember correctly.

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yeah you make a good point, they always lower the price in the end compared to the announced price.

The hell with it though, I'd fork over $4000 no matter my budget if there was some guarantee that there would be absolutely no banding.
I mean 3,000:1 static contrast is just a breakthrough with any TV period.
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This tv is beautiful. I hope that the price do come down when it comes out. Well the CES is coming soon we will know more news about the tv very soon.
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52D92U - Hmmm, it's a rectangle box. Looks just like a Samsung or Sceptre!

I like the 52D62U style better.

And with a MSRP of 5300 (ok, what's posted right now at one store for pre-order before a discount), that's 2300 over the BB quote I got last week on the 52D62U.
That's out of my price range even if it turns out to be a great set.

DANG YOU, BANDING !!!
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Looks like its time to start saving. If its 1.3 HDMI I'm sold, let the penny counting begin. I just hope they fix the banding and possibly use someone else for the BLU, if that ends up being the problem with the 62's. The bezel looks alright although I may actually prefer the 62's in comparison. I would definitely expect these to be out before the Superbowl, but thats just me guessing.
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Looks like its time to start saving. If its 1.3 HDMI I'm sold, let the penny counting begin. I just hope they fix the banding and possibly use someone else for the BLU, if that ends up being the problem with the 62's. The bezel looks alright although I may actually prefer the 62's in comparison. I would definitely expect these to be out before the Superbowl, but thats just me guessing.


Before the Superbowl would be killer.
For one thing it would be a resonable time frame to wait it out unlike say a release in late March or April.
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This TV looks amazing! I actually like the sleek simple look of it compared to the curvy 62. If this set has no banding, I'm going to finally dive in and make the purchase.

Oh, and the prices will definitely drop. If you can wait about a month or so after it hits stores, you should be getting the 52 incher for about 4k or less I'd guess (with some haggling and price matching).

My question though is why aren't their going to be panels bigger than 52 inch? I'd love something around 57-60 inches.
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I'm confused. Earlier in this thread there was some discussion about Micronas chipsets. What is TruD/TruHD? What makes is so good? With 120Hz refresh, does that mean the 92U's will have either Micronas or some competing chipset that may be just as good?
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Any news or info on 57"+ versions?
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