Originally Posted by jprall
The Sharp website is pretty useless and actually doesn't list most of the models they sell, expecially the new ones. I'm wondering if someone in the know can help decode the model numbers. I'm guessing it has to do with generation, location/factory made, and some features. If there is a ryhme or reason to the model numbers? It would be great to know.
In the 65" range I know of the following model numbers:
In the 57" range I know of the following model numbers:
In the 52" range I know of the following model numbers:
Fry's had a LC-65D92U on display a couple weeks ago and then yesterday they were showing the LC-65D93U. The people who worked there of course has no clue that there was such a thing as a 90U, 92U, or 93U. The 93U looked really nice.
Here's the strange part. Shopping for a LC-65D92U is more expensive than a LC-65D93U which seems odd to me. Anyone have an idea as to why that might be?
Any help would be much appreciated.
I got an email and ended up talking with a Sharp rep who gave me some info.
In general the higher the number the more connectors and features the unit has. For example the 92/93s have 5 wavelength light where as the 62, 64 have 4 wavelength. The 92/93s have higher contrast ratios than the others too.
Some interesting tidbits:
The LC-65D92U was a "not supposed to ship" model and was quickly replaced with the LC-65D93U nomenclature - no difference in specs.
The LC-65D90U is last years model, discontinued.
What coming is the LC-65D64U It will be aligned features and connectors wise with the LC-52D64U. It has less bells and whistels (4 vs 5 wavelength for example) but only the models with 64U at the end support HDMI 1.3.
None of their other models do.
I'm assuming the LC-65D64U will also be less than the 10K they get for the 93U version.
Basically it seems like Sharp is a little bit of a mess with things necessary to keep up with Sony (i.e. HDMI 1.3 and all that comes with that) and their other TVs that have all the features besides HDMI 1.3.
I would love to read a comparison of the LC-52D64U against the Sony 52" XBR5.
Lastly, we'll have to wait a bit for the 65" 64U model to see how that fares against the 93U version of the 65"