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Granted, you have to beg your cable company to even tell you about them but still....... :eek:
And in some areas they charge you the same as if you rented an STB.
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I just received some of the new PDF's for the individual series. Only one is too big to attach (the D90 series. Here is the D40 series. I will post the 57" next.
Mike, I'm PM'ing you my em addy again. could you send me the D90 PDF that's too big to post? Thanks!


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I just received some of the new PDF's for the individual series. Only one is too big to attach (the D90 series. Here is the D40 series. I will post the 57" next.
Thank you sir!
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As an owner of the 32" 6U series I'm really looking forward to the 45" D90 as I'm ready for a ps3/blu-ray/1080P. I'd totally get the 57" but its just out of my range. Anyway, I'm trying to figure out the following:

1) Will the HDMI be 1.2 or 1.3?
2) Will it have an a/v box (like in older models) or will all the inputs be in the back? I't be nice to have only one wire running into the back of the TV.
3) Is the contrast ratio quoted dynamic or fixed?
4) At 45", how close would i have to be next to the TV to notice the difference of 1080P over 1080I?

Currently i'm deciding over the 45" D90, the Panny 50" 500U, the pioneer 5061HD, and the pioneer elite 1130HD.......decisions...decisions....When will Sony have a competing model to these TV's? Any 45" Bravia's this yearR?
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There'll be six new models and 2 will have 1080P and not clear if the one your referencing is - search Mike53 posts. Spec sheets rarely post HDMI version.

Sony will be debuting a 46" Bravia I believe it's in April.

Sharp does not use Dynamic CR in it's specifications and this has been pointed out by Mike53 of Sharp - you'll be seeing a dramatic improvement in CR and the figure isn't faked like some that throw up 10K:1 CR that is Dynamic.

Unlikely you'll ever see a unit with an AV Box they've been discontinued.

Now as to your other choices - I owned the 50PX500 and sold it to get the Sharp because I'd already owned a 32" for 6 months and had gotten used to seeing nothing but beautiful PQ in my bright room with southern exposure and suddnly I had this Plasma and the sun would wash it out during the day and the reflections will drive you nuts - everyting in the room reflected in the panel back at me, after owning the Sharp and zero reflections and glare it was maddening. The next generation 600 series may have added anti-reflective properties.

These sets will truely shine with Blu-Ray and the 45" does dot-to-dot 1:1 pixel display on mine which is the best PQ but must used selectively as the Sharps build very little overscan into the panel and it can add horizontal lines at the top of the display - but it is close to perfect when it's fed best feed at 1080i. I can get within a foot before I see any pixels and I view it at 8.5' I'm considering the 57" if they street it out in a reality price target of a plasma 60" after all there cannot be a huge market for a $16K Panel which is one of the reasons large panels represent less than 1% of the market but we can thank Panasonic for changing this scenario in the near future with 1080P panels that will become more affordable especially the new 58" unit with an expected MSRP of $6K. Good Luck! :D

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2.5 million HD CableCard capable sets out there, 80,000 cable cards installed. Not a rousing success. Granted, you have to beg your cable company to even tell you about them but still....... :eek:
I have the Sharp lc-37d5u. I'm using a cablecard and I have to say that this TV was designed to make your life enjoyable. With the TV guide and cablecard together its really slick. There's a glitch occasionally but not enough to get bothered by at all. Its a shame if Sharp is moving away from the cablecard.

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I have the Sharp lc-37d5u. I'm using a cablecard and I have to say that this TV was designed to make your life enjoyable. With the TV guide and cablecard together its really slick. There's a glitch occasionally but not enough to get bothered by at all. Its a shame if Sharp is moving away from the cablecard.
Does the TVGuide integrate your OTA channels in with your regular channels like a DirectTV reciever? That would be sweet.
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A couple of quick questions that I'd be grateful to have answered by those of you who own or have experience with the 45" aquos:

1) Do the 2005 models show a good picture for SD --- meaning regular digital signals via satellite or cable?

2) If not, could we expect the new 2006 models to show SD more effectively?

-- Michael
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Does the TVGuide integrate your OTA channels in with your regular channels like a DirectTV reciever? That would be sweet.
Yes is does. The guide shows every cable listing and if I switch to my OTA (air) shows those listings also.

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My 2005 model is a 37 inch but when I read others saying there SD doesn't work well I have to assume there not doing something right. I tried a plasma before this LCD and its was improvement over plasma in SD area. I love my Sharp its a great tv and when I hear others complaining about it, I assume its user error IMO. Don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself. Sharp's s.stretch does a great job on SD.

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A couple of quick questions that I'd be grateful to have answered by those of you who own or have experience with the 45" aquos:

1) Do the 2005 models show a good picture for SD --- meaning regular digital signals via satellite or cable?

2) If not, could we expect the new 2006 models to show SD more effectively?

-- Michael
1. All SD decoding on ALL LCD's have been questionable at best. Way too many noise artifacts. Then there's the alaising of static text *shivers*...don't get me started there.

2. Jury is still out as they have recently switched chipsets from Sharp's own to Trident.

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1) Do the 2005 models show a good picture for SD --- meaning regular digital signals via satellite or cable?
It depends what you mean by good. A lot of it depends on the signal you're getting as I can have some programs (eg Buggin With Rude on Animal Planet, which my son loves) that honestly look great (not HD-like, but still) in SD and others that need some help. Overall, I would say that my LC-45 handles SD more consistently and better than my old Panasonic 42" HD plasma, which goes against the oft repeated preference for plasma for SD. As long as contrast is under control (which basically means closer to normal plasma levels) I don't notice any more artifacts/noise/disturbances on the LCD
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Hmmm...I really must admit that I do think the sharp aquos line is well sharp. While I typically watch TV at night, glare does really bug me. I've been told the 5060 has less glare than the 500U though...not sure... I guess I"ll have to wait for all of them to come out this year and then pick. Still, i like the idea of future proofing my tech but then again I truly wonder if I really need the extra resolution if I'm gonna sit 8-10 feet away.
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Notice in the PDF that it says "Dot for Dot" is for PC. Does this mean that there will be no one to one pixel mapping from a 1080P source via HDMI? Hmmm, doubt it, but its worrisome none the less.

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In MY opinion, and I very well could be wrong, Sharp sucks. Really bad. I can't think of a worse TV, other than a Target brand Magnavox (manufactured by Philips).
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In MY opinion, and I very well could be wrong, Sharp sucks. Really bad. I can't think of a worse TV, other than a Target brand Magnavox (manufactured by Philips).
are you serious, I think Sharp makes some the best LCDs available, and well I would have a Sharp in my home, if my previous purchase, Sony, was not limited to simply a credit but instead a refund
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In MY opinion, and I very well could be wrong, Sharp sucks. Really bad. I can't think of a worse TV, other than a Target brand Magnavox (manufactured by Philips).
And your level of expertise is derived from what?

Anyone here can search your posted threads and they cumulatively look like the rantings of a Lunatic - Just how many crazy TV stories have you told on this forum?

Let's see Sharp has won an Emmy for it's PQ, is the chosen Panel for NBC Studio's in NY and they expect to sell 6 million this year after selling 4 million last and I guess we're all BLIND Suckers looking to throw our money away?
"SHARP AQUOS NAMED OFFICIAL HIGH-DEFINITION TELEVISION OF NBC EXPERIENCE STORE - The partnership extends beyond the NBC retail store, placing AQUOS units in the windows outside the “TODAY†studios that face Rockefeller Center as well as throughout the famed Studio 8H, where “Saturday Night Live†is produced in HD, and selected areas of the NBC Studio Tour."
Are you sure your not a Comedy writer playing with us on this forum? Another member PM's me about your postings and thought you were Looney Tunes and when we search your thread starters they sound more like Sitcom material. A News Editor? Don't you do fact checking in that occupation and a professional Journalist certainly wouldn't post something without evidential support. Sharp sets the Bar and Sony Bravia is there now and they are the best of the best in LCD TV - who else manufacturers HT size panels? No one but Sharp presently and they hold 19% of the world market and in fact are #1 in Asia Sony trails Sharp in Asia where it all originates from.

Your assertions simply have no foundation - i.e.; bubble panels, fireplace panels, polyester felt framing panels, et al. :cool:

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westa6969 -

Well done, sir!

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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Does anyone know if these TVs will support better than the 1280 x 1024 PC resolutions that the current generation Aquos Line does? I can't find any info about this anywhere.

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Does anyone know if these TVs will support better than the 1280 x 1024 PC resolutions that the current generation Aquos Line does? I can't find any info about this anywhere.
For PC input, current Aquos supports max progressive video format 1280x1024 and max interlace video format of 1920x1080i.

There are newer models coming out which support max progressive video format of 1920x1080p. See earlier in this thread for model #s and estimated release.
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So, I had originally thought that the 45" D90 was coming out in March, not May+. Just a mixup in my own head. So now I'm more tempted to go back and instead get the LC-45GX6U now, instead of waiting. I use mostly MCE exclusively - so anything and everything I view would go through that.

Given that, I can "do" 1080p with the AVC unit. Am I missing anything major here that would matter to me that the D90 would have? Also, then yanking of cablecard is kinda a bummer, but given that I have MCE, it's not a big deal, just an annoyance. If I'm correct though the response times have increased, but would I notice them? Also, the panel is about an 1" thinner if I remember correctly (the old, not the new).

Any thoughts on my line of thinking?
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he sharpusa website indicates the MSRP for the 32D40U will be $1999. A couple other members on this forum said the MSRP would be $1799 and $1599 respectively. Has the MSRP price been reduced and will $1599 be the real MSRP? Do you know if Best Buy and Circuit City will carry this model.

I recently bought the LC-32DA5U. Although I'm very happy with the PQ, I'm thinking about returing it to wait for the 32D40U. The 1200:1 contrast ratio, 6ms response time, 176 degree viewing angle and ATSC tuner have caught my eye, especially if the MSRP will be close to what a new LC-32DA5U costs now. Do you think I should return the LC-32DA5U and wait for the 32D40U?

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Andrew -- Sharp's website lists a $1799 MSRP for the 32D40U; see the press release linked in the first post of this thread. I'm not sure where you're seeing $1999.

Mike has indicated that Sharp's sets commonly will be sold at a lower "Recommended Retail Price" (RRP), which Mike has indicated will be $1599 for the 32D40U.
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Would someone be so kind as to PM me the RRP for either of the 45" models? I'm going to have a hard time deciding whether I want to spend the extra $$$ for the 1080p version. I'm really tempted to get the D90 but I wonder if I'm going to notice the extra resolution. (I will be using the set to watch DVDs and HDTV, not PC)

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CaseCom,

I got the $1999 for the 32D40U from a Jan 5, 2006 press release on Sharp's website at:

http://www.sharpusa.com/about/AboutP...0,C564,00.html

I'm confused because the press release below states the $1799 price for the 32D40U:

http://sharpusa.com/products/Functio...571-34,00.html

Which press release do we believe?Who thinks it's worth returning the LC-32DA5U and waiting for the 32D40U?

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he sharpusa website indicates the MSRP for the 32D40U will be $1999. A couple other members on this forum said the MSRP would be $1799 and $1599 respectively. Has the MSRP price been reduced and will $1599 be the real MSRP? Do you know if Best Buy and Circuit City will carry this model.

I recently bought the LC-32DA5U. Although I'm very happy with the PQ, I'm thinking about returing it to wait for the 32D40U. The 1200:1 contrast ratio, 6ms response time, 176 degree viewing angle and ATSC tuner have caught my eye, especially if the MSRP will be close to what a new LC-32DA5U costs now. Do you think I should return the LC-32DA5U and wait for the 32D40U?

Thanks
Really hope it is released at $1,599.
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Does anyone know what the Recommeded Retail price of the 37D9OU might be?
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As we're not allowed to mention anything but MSRP unlikely to be posted unless Mike53 sends a PM. My estimate based upon past experience has usually been a one-third off at debut and then a year later sometimes half MSRP and of course that depends on supply/demand and competition. I believe somewhere in this thread Mike53 posted new MSRP's and the fact prices would be less for everything but the 57/65" of course. :D

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Interesting about the dueling press releases ... looks like the 32D40 is the only model where there's a discrepancy.

I choose to believe the $1,799 price because it's the lower one :D
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I just received some of the new PDF's for the individual series. Only one is too big to attach (the D90 series).
Thanks for sending me the D90 series info. I found that if you compressed the file you could get it under the 500kB limit.

So here it is. Just in case your Zip program doesn't work, I used 7-Zip for compressing the PDF into Zip format. You can get this program at www.7-zip.org

 

D90_D50U.zip 476.26953125k . file
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