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post #1261 of 2818
I just picked up my Sharp 40" 810 for $949 at Best Buy - saw that it's on sale this week for $929 - will get the price guarantee. I'm very excited!

I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the settings. Is there a thread or link which will tell me the best settings?

Thanks!
post #1262 of 2818
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Originally Posted by creaturex View Post

Hi everyone,

I just finished reviewing the LC46LE810UN for the CANADA HiFi magazine and there is one issue that I encountered with this TV that puzzles me. Here's my description of the problem:

During my tests I also noticed that the LC46LE810UN's picture flickered sometimes, very quickly but nevertheless noticeably. The effect was similar to what I've seen from various implementations of dynamic contrast but the dynamic contrast was turned off on this TV (as was the film mode). I contacted Sharp's technical support and was told that this is in fact an issue with my Rogers Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD PVR - a cable box which thousands of Canadians own. Sharp said that the issue is something to do with the synchronization between the cable box and the TV when using the HDMI connection. Rogers was nice enough to exchange my (rental) box for the Cisco 8642HD PVR released earlier this year but unfortunately this did not resolve the issue.

Has anyone else encountered this issue?

BTW - you can read my whole review here:
http://canadahifi.com/forum/showthre...=1639#post1639

Was film mode on? there was a similar issue reported that would produce an effect similar to what you are mentionning that was related with the film mode. Sharp released a Firmware update that fixed the problem although I am not sure it's available on Sharp's Canadian website. Might be worth to go to www.sharpusa.com and download the latest firmware and install it on the TV and see if you keep noticing the same problem. Turning Film mode OFF should also eliminate the problem and confirm that issue was related the film mode or not.
post #1263 of 2818
Thank you for the suggestions Guibs. The film mode is turned off as I mentioned my first post and the TV does have the latest firmware. I've also tried multiple HDMI cables and two different Rogers cable boxes. Unfortunately none of these don't solve the issue.

Is anyone else having this issue?
post #1264 of 2818
We just moved into a new house, and as a result I had to give up my beloved Mitsubishi HC6500 Home Theatre Projector. Anyway, I took the proceeds from the sale and purchased the LC60LE810UN from Best Buy. The picture just absolutely jumped off the wall when next to the others. I am, however, having some of the issues mentioned throughout this thread and wanted some input from those of you who are much more knowledgable about these things than I.

1) Lipsync. I have a blu-ray jukebox and Directv reciever connected to the set via HDMI. Both play flawlessly through the set speakers, but when seperate audio feeds are set to the my receiver (Coaxial for Bluray, Optical for DTV) there is VERY noticable lipsync issues. Now the bluray fortunately has an A/V delay feature that allowed me to manually sync it back up, but with DTV there is no such option. No in reading, it seems most lipsync issues are on the set itself. My reciever is VERY old, should I simply write it off as that and jump into a new receiver?

2) Calibration. I've toyed with all of the settings posted in this thread (and the TweakTV ones) and everything comes out way to murky and greenish. I've done Avia calibration on prior sets (and founds a fantastic set for the Mits projector) and have had great luck getting things dialed in, but with this one, I find myself constantly circling back to the Auto Setting. Am I mental in the eyes? Should I wait for burn in? Indication of a problem?

3) I also get what appears to be the talked about "clouding" but it only seems to happen between feeds/sources, I've not noticed it or been able to recreate when an actual source is playing (even if it's just like credits or something) only when I'm without a source. Is this normal? Nothing to worry about?

Anyway, any thoughts are appreciated.
post #1265 of 2818
I purchased the Sharp LC-60E88UN last week from Dell when it was advertised for $1499, which is a fantastic price for a 60" model. When it came down to it, I just couldn't justify paying more than twice that amount for the LC-60LE920UN eventhough it appeared to have a slightly better picture quality over the LC-60E88UN in the BB showroom. I now have to convince my wife that 60" isn't tooo big.


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Originally Posted by jwatavs View Post

I saw the LC-60LE920UN at BB today and was amazed by its picture quality. I found it to be superior to the Panny TC-P65VT25 I ordered from BB last week and just about every other TV in sight. The only other TV that came close was another LED TV, the Samsung UN55C8000. It would be a serious contender if it were 60" or more. However, I don't particularly care for its 3D mode. Not sure I can put it into words the way I feel when viewing it in 3D but I definitely don't have the same feeling when viewing the Panny in 3D, which I liked. 3D would be a nice feature to have but not a priority. So I'm going to take a second look at the Sharp in the next day or two and make my decision then. Maybe I should just wait for the 3D version to come state-side???
post #1266 of 2818
To owners of this set, how is it for watching sports, any blurring ?
post #1267 of 2818
It looks like the 810UN won't output sound from its internal speakers or audio outs if you have a AV receiver hooked up to it. This shouldn't be an issue for most people but I just bought a Turtle Beach X41 gaming headset that I'm trying to use with this tv. Works fine when you have it connected to individual components like a PS3 or X360. But when I connect it directly to the Optical Audio Out on the tv (so I can hear audio from ALL devices going thru it), I don't get any sound at all with the X41's. When I unplug the receiver (connected to HDMI 5), then I can finally get audio through the tv's speakers and Audio Outs.

I'm pretty sure this is an issue with the TV starting to wonder if it has something to do with my receiver. I've got an Onkyo TX-NR807...would there be any kind of setting on it which would allow me to get sound from the tv speakers + audio outs? Or is this a problem on the 810's end?
post #1268 of 2818
Does anyone here own the 820? Almost everyone I have read has been on the 810.

I have an offer to buy a 46" 820UN for $1,100 which seems like a decent price, but I would love to hear what people think of the set first. CNET hasnt rated it yet either so I am a little nervous to buy it.
post #1269 of 2818
very true.. just tested it today and no sound from internal speakers when going through my receiver. maybe by design?
i usually disable internal speaker anyway.. they sound horrible!!

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Originally Posted by Norkusa View Post

It looks like the 810UN won't output sound from its internal speakers or audio outs if you have a AV receiver hooked up to it. This shouldn't be an issue for most people but I just bought a Turtle Beach X41 gaming headset that I'm trying to use with this tv. Works fine when you have it connected to individual components like a PS3 or X360. But when I connect it directly to the Optical Audio Out on the tv (so I can hear audio from ALL devices going thru it), I don't get any sound at all with the X41's. When I unplug the receiver (connected to HDMI 5), then I can finally get audio through the tv's speakers and Audio Outs.

I'm pretty sure this is an issue with the TV starting to wonder if it has something to do with my receiver. I've got an Onkyo TX-NR807...would there be any kind of setting on it which would allow me to get sound from the tv speakers + audio outs? Or is this a problem on the 810's end?
post #1270 of 2818
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Originally Posted by densma View Post

very true.. just tested it today and no sound from internal speakers when going through my receiver. maybe by design?
i usually disable internal speaker anyway.. they sound horrible!!

Yeah, the internal speakers are pretty horrible but I still don't think they're as bad as the 88UN's. Still though, it'd be nice if there was a way around this problem so I could use my headset. Was going to call Sharp tomorrow to see if there's anything they can do but I doubt it.

If it wasn't done by design, at least they might be able to pass the info along to the engineering department and release a fix in a future firmware update.
post #1271 of 2818
I'm trying to decide on 52" 810 at BB. They have package deal this week with the Sharp blu ray player. Not the best players, but it's essentially free.
post #1272 of 2818
Hi,

I'm new to this forum. I had to get a new TV because my 46" Vizio I bought a few years ago started having display problems.

I chose the Sharp 46LE810 because I wanted an LED tv with a glossy screen, vibrant colors, and a brand that seemed more reliable.

I'm really happy with it, but it's probably taken me 3 or 4 weeks to get the thing calibrated to various things. None of the presets did it for me, and all the calibrations i've found online really haven't as well. This tv has been a huge pain to get looking right, especially because the colors are really vibrant and can make things look neon, or way too grainy/ghosty during dark scenes.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure how I like the tv is what alot of people on the internet would say looks completely wrong, but I like my TV bright, crisp, and vibrant for gaming and blu-rays. Running stuff off of the movie setting makes everything look blurry muddy and orange.


If anybody is having trouble this is a setting i've been using for blu-rays and gaming. Doesn't really look the best for regular tv though. I switch to a different setting for that which is much darker and bland to reduce compression artifacts and whatnot.


Backlight +9
Contrast +35
Brightness -7
Color +3
Tint 0
Sharpness +1

Blue saturation -12
Middle Color temp
Active Contrast off.
120hz high
Auto digital noise reduction

Everything else is factory setting.

If anybody can make some slight improvements to the colors for that setting i'd be all ears. I don't know alot about tv's, but this to me by eye has made stuff like Toy Story and Dark Knight look pretty amazing.
post #1273 of 2818
Hey...I've read some posts of people loosening the back screws to reduce the clouding. Can anyone confirm this? maybe post a guide? Thanks
post #1274 of 2818
I'm sorry if this is a dumb question...but does the 810/820 support 24p correctly? I'm not sure if I'm even asking that correctly...I assume it does. Please forgive my ignorance, but I couldn't find it on the Sharp site. TIA
post #1275 of 2818
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Originally Posted by xVAMPYREx View Post

I'm sorry if this is a dumb question...but does the 810/820 support 24p correctly? I'm not sure if I'm even asking that correctly...I assume it does. Please forgive my ignorance, but I couldn't find it on the Sharp site. TIA

24p displays correctly on my 810.
post #1276 of 2818
Hey guys so im thinking of returning my plasma for the LC60LE820U would you recommend this lcdled tv? Does it have a lot of problems? Worth the buck? Im coming from the panny 65" s2
post #1277 of 2818
OK, so I know this is just a BB employee, but I was in store this week and asked about the Quattron. BB rep said, "I would not recommend to any customers to buy a Sharp TV. I would stick with the main 3 Samsung, Sony, or LG." LG??? Then he said, "The 4th color was a good idea, but it did not work for them PQ is not good. Maybe on the next version" This TV looks best out of all the TVs hanging on the walls.

Thought?
post #1278 of 2818
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Originally Posted by reisb View Post

OK, so I know this is just a BB employee, but I was in store this week and asked about the Quattron. BB rep said, "I would not recommend to any customers to buy a Sharp TV. I would stick with the main 3 Samsung, Sony, or LG." LG??? Then he said, "The 4th color was a good idea, but it did not work for them PQ is not good. Maybe on the next version" This TV looks best out of all the TVs hanging on the walls.

Thought?

He makes $7 an hour!
post #1279 of 2818
Quote:
Originally Posted by reisb View Post

OK, so I know this is just a BB employee, but I was in store this week and asked about the Quattron. BB rep said, "I would not recommend to any customers to buy a Sharp TV. I would stick with the main 3 Samsung, Sony, or LG." LG??? Then he said, "The 4th color was a good idea, but it did not work for them PQ is not good. Maybe on the next version" This TV looks best out of all the TVs hanging on the walls.

Thought?

I got the same impression when I saw the Quattron, specifically the 810UN in 60 and 50 inch sizes, their picture was without a doubt the best of all the sets I saw side by side and that is without proper calibration, the reason why I have not buy one is because of the issues I read in earlier in this thread, mainly the L shaped spots in the corners and blurring in fast action scenes, there i also some serious clouding in some sets. If you have the money you should consider the 920UN Quattron, they don't seem to suffer from this issues, they are the 240HZ versions of the Quattron among other upgrades...
post #1280 of 2818
I can honestly say that after week 1 of the NFL with the Sunday Ticket I could not be happier with my 46" 810. There was no blurring at all for me, and the picture looked so nice. Consider me a happy camper!
post #1281 of 2818
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Originally Posted by Banacek View Post

I can honestly say that after week 1 of the NFL with the Sunday Ticket I could not be happier with my 46" 810. There was no blurring at all for me, and the picture looked so nice. Consider me a happy camper!

Who is your provider? Direct TV?
post #1282 of 2818
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Originally Posted by BajaCapt View Post

I got the same impression when I saw the Quattron, specifically the 810UN in 60 and 50 inch sizes, their picture was without a doubt the best of all the sets I saw side by side and that is without proper calibration, the reason why I have not buy one is because of the issues I read in earlier in this thread, mainly the L shaped spots in the corners and blurring in fast action scenes, there i also some serious clouding in some sets. If you have the money you should consider the 920UN Quattron, they don't seem to suffer from this issues, they are the 240HZ versions of the Quattron among other upgrades...

Is there any more difference between Sharp 920 UN and 810UN other than the following ones:

1. 920 UN is 240 HZ vs 120 HZ for 810UN
2. 920 has edge to edge glass vs 810 being semi gloss screen

Are there any other differences ?

The one thing I see is....810UN has some red push with red colored faces on the best buy common video loop....whereas 910UN sitting in the magnolia showing Blu Ray has no red faces....I am not sure whether 810UN will do the same (no red push) on Blu Ray feed

Can you guys provide some feedback on this ?

Thx
post #1283 of 2818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raks View Post

Is there any more difference between Sharp 920 UN and 810UN other than the following ones:

1. 920 UN is 240 HZ vs 120 HZ for 810UN
2. 920 has edge to edge glass vs 810 being semi gloss screen

Are there any other differences ?

The one thing I see is....810UN has some red push with red colored faces on the best buy common video loop....whereas 910UN sitting in the magnolia showing Blu Ray has no red faces....I am not sure whether 810UN will do the same (no red push) on Blu Ray feed

Can you guys provide some feedback on this ?

Thx

The red faces you are seeing on the 810un is probably due to bad settings on the 810. It's something that can be corrected in the settings of the TV.

the 920UN has a few features over the 810un:

Aquoflow 240hz vs 120hz
Quad Pixel Plus -enables the processing of images with higher resolution and less jags in diagonal lines
I also believe the contrast ratio is higher on the 920 vs 810/820.
post #1284 of 2818
920 also has the internal hard drive memory/rewind feature as well correct? I honestly don't need it and just want the 810
post #1285 of 2818
Just recieved a 46inch 810. The problem is that the sound cuts out after about 5 seconds with volume set at 20, and after 1 min with volume set at 5.

Just got it delivered from Best Buy in Socal this morning. [dont get me started on THAT issue]

Is this a known issue with these sets? Should I have Sharp replace it or Best Buy? (I did get the BB BlackTie "protection" plan as well... Just not sure which to hit up first... [brand new set]
post #1286 of 2818
Just picked up my 60 820. And I love it. No problems ( knocking on wood). Gaming was a huge issue for me and I am happy to say no noticeable lag. I have owned and played on many different sets and this one is the best. I play mostly FPS games and I am really happy so far. Just in case I didn't mention I am happy, I am happy.
post #1287 of 2818
damn good to hear Fletch.. god I want to order an 810 already but want to price to drop a tad :P
post #1288 of 2818
New to this thread and I read through 15 pages of the thread but couldn't find this addressed in those 15 pages.

I bought a 52" 810 about a month ago and I love it so far (Sears price matched and gave me 3 year's with no interest). My favorite feature is the built in Netflix. It saves me from looking like an idiot waving that stupid "WiiMote" around.

To supplement Netflix we use OTA with a fairly cheap antenna. I get a beautiful HD picture but I can't get the tv to pass a surround sound (Dolby Digital) signal to my receiver. I have tried toggling through the "sound" options but no matter what I do there I can't get 5.1. I thought is might be the antenna but I use the same antenna on my HTPC and I get the same beautiful picture and Dolby Digital. This leads me to believe that I am missing a setting on the TV somewhere.

What setting or menu am I missing here folks? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
post #1289 of 2818
Im a proud owner of a Sharp LC - 60LE820UN.

Does anyone have calibration settings for the 60?

At this point im just using the Dynamic setting that sharp said to use over the phone but im sure this set is capable of much more.

90% of the time I watch Direct tv if that makes a difference

5% Gaming

5% Blue Ray/DVD
post #1290 of 2818
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Originally Posted by khubo View Post

New to this thread and I read through 15 pages of the thread but couldn't find this addressed in those 15 pages.

I bought a 52" 810 about a month ago and I love it so far (Sears price matched and gave me 3 year's with no interest). My favorite feature is the built in Netflix. It saves me from looking like an idiot waving that stupid "WiiMote" around.

To supplement Netflix we use OTA with a fairly cheap antenna. I get a beautiful HD picture but I can't get the tv to pass a surround sound (Dolby Digital) signal to my receiver. I have tried toggling through the "sound" options but no matter what I do there I can't get 5.1. I thought is might be the antenna but I use the same antenna on my HTPC and I get the same beautiful picture and Dolby Digital. This leads me to believe that I am missing a setting on the TV somewhere.

What setting or menu am I missing here folks? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks


I believe it only outputs 3.1 PCM audio and not 5.1 Dolby Digital.
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