Originally Posted by pjm@
A few words on price negotiation. Best Buy can be somewhat hit and miss in this department, but I would straight up ask for a supervisor or manager, as regular employees can't do anything. It also helps if you check a few local competitors, find the lowest price, and use that as leverage. For Best Buy in northern Illinois, I can try and have them price match Tiger Direct, CompUSA, Sears, ABT etc...a lot of good options.
For example, a few months back I called ABT and quoted an Internet price for a 700UN. They didn't match it, but they came within a hundred or so. I took that price to Best Buy (since they are much closer), they came within 1-2 percent of matching the price I gave them from ABT, which was made up for by the difference in tax rates...too bad that store, and every other one in the area, including the warehouse, happened to be out of stock.
So check a few vendors, then go straight to supervisors/managers to negotiate and potentially save hundreds.
My local bestbuy would not honor the $1289 price from a local hometheatre store called modia.
I saw the sharp 810 and I really really want it LOL.
I noticed the jitter/jolt you guys were talking about. Strange thing is that the 40" showed no signs of this issue but the 52" did.
Sadly they didn't have the 46" out so I'm not too sure if it has this issue.
This reminds me of their motion enhancer issue. On the Bravia if you go to picture/cinemotion and turn it off, usually lower standard definition wont have the jitter/jolt issue but if you turn cinemotion back on it will develop this issue. Some DVD movies will experience this jitter/jolt when cinemotion is "on".
On some standard definition/DVD, try turning off the motion enhancer on the Sharp or its variation of cinemotion (sorry not too sure what features are on the sharp, I've been a Bravia man for too long) and it should fix the jitter/jolt problems.
I hate weekend shopping and probably will pick up the 46" Sharp tomorrow from my local store modia for $1289 as they have it instock.
But I have to say, the Sharp 810 makes my year old Sony Bravia XBR6 look "dull" and "so OLD"!!
I was amazed how much more detail you can see from the Sharp 810 as to EVERY HDTV that was there (and thats 20+ on display). There was this one demo video that was playing where they showed this girls face with makeup on and the SHARP was showing everything down to the pores along with the blemishes on her face while every other hdtv made her face without the details and her looking younger than she actually was! Thats what hooked me.
I know that if you properly calibrate the other HDTVs that you can get it to show more details BUT thats when I started to remember that the SHARP can be calibrated as well! And the most impressive part of the SHARP is that the skin tone was very realistic. Thats insane.
Anyone wanna buy a 40" Sony bravia xbr6 that's a year old? LOL.