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post #1261 of 1527
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Originally Posted by The_Donster View Post
Here's some shots of my living room. The more I think about it, the more I think this flat panel is the way to go. Yes, I could get the Samsung PN58C550 or C590, but I think I'd have buyers remorse. This is one of the first one's that I saw that caught both me and my wife's eye. I'm going to go and check out the plasma one last time before making my final decision. I figure I will take Kick Ass with me and see how both fp's handle that Hit Girl
Yup gonna look nice in the room
post #1262 of 1527
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Originally Posted by tommywoo View Post

My first 88un had 2 dead pixels in the middle, then I called BB to replace it, too bad I didn't carefully check the new one before they take away the old one, cos later on I found 2 dead pixels as well, not in the middle tho...I chose to live with them. Frankly speaking, you would hardly notice the dead pixels when watching tv, movie, etc. If not too close.

Thanks for the feedback. From your experience, what's the best way to spot a dead pixel? On a dark screen or a light screen. What does a dead pixel look like? Does it stay dark or stuck on a certain color? Sorry for all the questions, I just want to be prepared. Thanks!
post #1263 of 1527
Thanks Fastslappy, I'm thinking so. I just want to look at them one more time to make sure I'm making the right decision. That damn refund check can't get here fast enough. Doesn't the government realize we're trying to stimulate the economy
post #1264 of 1527
Hi guys, just purchased this set through amazon after reading all the great reviews off of here.

Reading the last few reviews have me a little nervous. For I live overseas and once it gets here, unless it won't turn on, the chances of me sending it back are pretty close to nil. It would be far too expensive. So I'm basically praying to the TV gods that I get an acceptable set. (luckily I'm not very picky)

Anyway, I have just one question. Is it possible to put pictures & videos onto a USB stick and view/play them through the USB on the TV? One guy on amazon claims the USB port is for updates ONLY and nothing else. Any truth to that?

Thanks for reading.
post #1265 of 1527
USB is only for updates to the firmware ... I have my PC hooked into an HDMI reads like another display if your vid card does dual displays
post #1266 of 1527
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Originally Posted by rocco1005 View Post

ok thanks. what about the side HDMI input, i wont need an angled HDMI wire will I? so i can push my cabinets right up to the sides of the tv

The side HDMI port is recessed about 6-7 inches from the side of the TV. There is an AV panel back there. Shouldn't be any problem to have cases right up to the edge. You may end up blocking the power/vol/input buttons on the side though. Not problem with remote(s).

Thanks,
post #1267 of 1527
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Originally Posted by Krithren View Post

I've had mine for less than two weeks now and it blanked out for the first time. Mid blu-ray, screen went blank for a couple seconds, cut to snow on the screen, then blank for another second or two, then the picture came back. I can't say anything about the sound since it goes directly to the receiver and wouldn't be affected regardless. I went back on the disc and it did not happen a second time. It was on HDMI8. I usually run HDMI5 with the XBOX. I've made it through a couple other movies without an issue. Discouraging...

Anyone else get snow in theirs?

I was not running in game mode, but all extra/power features were turned off except Fine Motion Enhanced. I'll try game mode for a couple movies and see if it blanks out any more.

I'll keep everyone posted.

Thanks,

Ok, just an update. The set is still awesome. I finally found the "Dot by Dot" setting and am even happier with the picture.

Is hasn't blanked out again during anything. I did have one instance though where no HDMI devices would display. Not my blu-ray or Xbox. It was like the HDCP handshake failed and wouldn't display any protected content. I power cycled the TV and devices and all was fine. I'm going to drop give Sharp support a line and make them aware. If this happens once in a long while, no big deal. Might not even be a TV issue overall.

As far as the picture. Fantastic. On fully black screens, I do have a couple vertical bands of light on the right. The bands are very faint though. Barely even noticeable in a movie. Only unusual since they are vertical. Are the backlights in these horizontal or vertical? Other than that, one tight screw on the panel causing the light and the edge in a single point. I'll be mounting it on the wall soon, so I'll try loosening the corresponding screw a quarter turn or so and see if it clears up.

Thanks all!
post #1268 of 1527
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

USB is only for updates to the firmware ... I have my PC hooked into an HDMI reads like another display if your vid card does dual displays

Thanks a lot for the answer. While that's a little disappointing I'm gonna end up going the same route you did: pc/dvi-->hdmi.

Thanks again.
post #1269 of 1527
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Originally Posted by jupi1 View Post

Could someone measure the base and give me the declensions please?

(24-5/8" x 17-5/8")

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Originally Posted by jupi1 View Post

The QVC video I watched ( commercial for this TV ) stated you needed a table top 3 ft x 2 ft. I knew it didnt look THAT big. My current cabinet was plenty wide enough, but only 19" deep. So I was a bit worried.

Thank you for your help.

Jim

RE: My current cabinet was plenty wide enough, but only 19" deep. So I was a bit worried.

The above posts are many months old- (07-21-10) so I would assume you bought this set or a comparable set is now resting on the cabinet you describe -and the above issue for you has a resolution but I'd like to interject a reason (for others in the market) for certain size cabinets being recommended.

Reason most likely :



Liability, Safety

"Tipping Hazard" increases as depth of base (cabinet) decreases/height of cabinet increases in relationship to depth.


With a cabinet depth of 19" if the above 17-5/8" stated is the proper dimension for the sets base- it might cause personal /property damage to set and those in the vicinity if the set gets "bumped", or a little one (a *kid) gets a hold of it.

*For those that don't have kids...This is a issue to be concerned about- even if you don't have kids personally.

PS: I would love to hear your long term impressions of this set- since it has been many months since the above posts.
post #1270 of 1527
Can anyone describe to me what a dead pixel looks like? Is dark with no light coming through or is it illuminated but not the correct color? Or something else altogether?
post #1271 of 1527
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Originally Posted by homerhd View Post

Can anyone describe to me what a dead pixel looks like? Is dark with no light coming through or is it illuminated but not the correct color? Or something else altogether?

Dead is generally dark all the time, or, white all the time.

Some pixels stay a specific color. These are stuck.

Technically, black and white could also be considered stuck.
post #1272 of 1527
I would love to hear from a hardcore gamer before I pull the trigger on this set. Is there any lag or motion blur? I will be coming from a Plasma so I never had any of those problems and I would hate to upgrade and have those problems.
post #1273 of 1527
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Originally Posted by biglen View Post

I would love to hear from a hardcore gamer before I pull the trigger on this set. Is there any lag or motion blur? I will be coming from a Plasma so I never had any of those problems and I would hate to upgrade and have those problems.

I'm a pretty avid gamer and as long as it is running in Game Mode, there is no lag that I can notice. I've never noticed an issue with blur. I run in Game Mode, all extra bells and whistles turned off, and in dot by dot mode.

I'm a halfway decent COD player and my numbers got better after upgrading to this set. Just prestiged for the 4th time in Black Ops. I play a bunch of other types of games too. My Xbox gamertag is Krithren, so feel free to take a look online at my game history to get a feel for what I play. Can't recommend this set enough for gaming.
post #1274 of 1527
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Originally Posted by Krithren View Post


I'm a pretty avid gamer and as long as it is running in Game Mode, there is no lag that I can notice. I've never noticed an issue with blur. I run in Game Mode, all extra bells and whistles turned off, and in dot by dot mode.

I'm a halfway decent COD player and my numbers got better after upgrading to this set. Just prestiged for the 4th time in Black Ops. I play a bunch of other types of games too. My Xbox gamertag is Krithren, so feel free to take a look online at my game history to get a feel for what I play. Can't recommend this set enough for gaming.

Thank you for the input. I just started playing Black Ops but I'm not that good yet. I'm a level 47 and haven't prestiged yet. My GT is Lenny Paz so I will send you a friend request. My son is a maniac playing Black Ops and usually gets around 30+ kills/10 deaths on Team Deathmatch. He is not a camper, but a run and gunner. I took the plunge and got a $950 off coupon plus free shipping from Dell. I should be seeing the set at my house on Thursday.
post #1275 of 1527
hey guys i got an optical audio question. I will be receiving this TV this week and also a Polk soundbar for it but the problem is the soundbar has only 1 optical input and i need two since i have a PS3 which has optical and obviously the tv will have it. Is there some kind of optical splitter made where 1 cable coming from the soundbar into the splitter then two more optical cables can go to PS3 and one to TV? Is this possible?
post #1276 of 1527
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Originally Posted by rocco1005 View Post

hey guys i got an optical audio question. I will be receiving this TV this week and also a Polk soundbar for it but the problem is the soundbar has only 1 optical input and i need two since i have a PS3 which has optical and obviously the tv will have it. Is there some kind of optical splitter made where 1 cable coming from the soundbar into the splitter then two more optical cables can go to PS3 and one to TV? Is this possible?

I don't do this since I have a separate amp, but you should only have to hook up the optical on the TV to the soundbar. The TV will output the audio from whatever source you have connected to it - assuming that audio is connected to the input or passing via HDMI.

So, basically, the PS3 passes the audio to the TV via HDMI. The TV will in turn output it via the optical on the TV.

You might need to work with the settings in the menu to get it just right. (PCM vs DD, etc.)

Manual can be found at: http://www.sharpusa.com/CustomerSupp...Downloads.aspx
post #1277 of 1527
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Originally Posted by Krithren View Post

I don't do this since I have a separate amp, but you should only have to hook up the optical on the TV to the soundbar. The TV will output the audio from whatever source you have connected to it - assuming that audio is connected to the input or passing via HDMI.

So, basically, the PS3 passes the audio to the TV via HDMI. The TV will in turn output it via the optical on the TV.

You might need to work with the settings in the menu to get it just right. (PCM vs DD, etc.)

Manual can be found at: http://www.sharpusa.com/CustomerSupp...Downloads.aspx


ok thanks. what about connecting my Cox DVR box to the tv optically? Does the Sharp 88 have 2 optical inputs or will i have to get a splitter in this case when wanting to do PS3 and Cox to 1 optical input?

Also, is there any lip sync lag with optical?
post #1278 of 1527
Been following this thread for months and am considering pulling the trigger today. Was also considering the Sony KDL60EX700 since I have actually seen this one in a store and it is very crisp. Anyone else compared these two and reach a conclusion?

FYI - I am looking for a 60 inch without 3D or internet apps as I will wait a few years for the market to shake out on those technologies. I just want a great panel for sports/movies at home. Plasma is not an option due to glossy screen.
post #1279 of 1527
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Originally Posted by Taxman71 View Post

Been following this thread for months and am considering pulling the trigger today. Was also considering the Sony KDL60EX700 since I have actually seen this one in a store and it is very crisp. Anyone else compared these two and reach a conclusion?

FYI - I am looking for a 60 inch without 3D or internet apps as I will wait a few years for the market to shake out on those technologies. I just want a great panel for sports/movies at home. Plasma is not an option due to glossy screen.

I was in the same exact boat as you. After doing extensive research, I pulled the trigger on this set from Dell. I don't have it yet, but I am very confident I made the right decision. The deal breaker for me, was that I am a heavy gamer, and this set, according to this thread, has the least amount of lag, if any at all when gaming.
post #1280 of 1527
Thanks. If I could see the Sharp in person to confirm how it looks, I would already have bought it. I'm scared of the issues with the Sony (clouding, etc.). I can't imagine what the PS3 would look like on the 60 inch Sharp coming from my 5 year old 50 inch Sony RPTV (which still looks great BTW).
post #1281 of 1527
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Originally Posted by rocco1005 View Post

ok thanks. what about connecting my Cox DVR box to the tv optically? Does the Sharp 88 have 2 optical inputs or will i have to get a splitter in this case when wanting to do PS3 and Cox to 1 optical input?

Also, is there any lip sync lag with optical?

There are no optical inputs. The audio will be sent to the TV via the HDMI and then back out to the soundbar via the optical.

You will need to check your Cox cable box to see if it has HDMI out on it as well.

I don't run in this setup, so I can't speak to whether or not any lag would be produced via the optical out.
post #1282 of 1527
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Originally Posted by Taxman71 View Post

Thanks. If I could see the Sharp in person to confirm how it looks, I would already have bought it. I'm scared of the issues with the Sony (clouding, etc.). I can't imagine what the PS3 would look like on the 60 inch Sharp coming from my 5 year old 50 inch Sony RPTV (which still looks great BTW).

I switched from a five year old 42" Sony RPTV and went with the Sharp. No regrets at all. The Grand WEGA KDF-42WE655 to be exact. The Sony still looks great, but the bulb was finally fading after all the years. As great as the Sony looks, the Sharp smokes it. Pretty much no comparison.
post #1283 of 1527
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Originally Posted by Krithren View Post

I switched from a five year old 42" Sony RPTV and went with the Sharp. No regrets at all. The Grand WEGA KDF-42WE655 to be exact. The Sony still looks great, but the bulb was finally fading after all the years. As great as the Sony looks, the Sharp smokes it. Pretty much no comparison.

Interesting. I have the Grand WEGA KDFE50A10 which still looks great (from direct view only) and was hoping the Sharp would yield a significantly improved picture in addition to better aesthetics with the thin panel.

The only lingering issue is just how bad is the sound on the Sharp? I have a Yamaha A/V feeding a Paradigm 5.1 setup for movies and sports, but don't typically turn it on for normal family viewing.
post #1284 of 1527
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Originally Posted by Taxman71 View Post

Interesting. I have the Grand WEGA KDFE50A10 which still looks great (from direct view only) and was hoping the Sharp would yield a significantly improved picture in addition to better aesthetics with the thin panel.

The only lingering issue is just how bad is the sound on the Sharp? I have a Yamaha A/V feeding a Paradigm 5.1 setup for movies and sports, but don't typically turn it on for normal family viewing.

You will be running the audio thru your AVR .. it's BAD .. BUT then agin it's a Display not a total system
post #1285 of 1527
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

You will be running the audio thru your AVR .. it's BAD .. BUT then agin it's a Display not a total system

That's what I was afraid of. I don't need hi-fidelity for the kids to watch Dora after school, but don't want to use surround every time the TV comes on.

Assuming this tv uses the same speaker design as the 120HZ on display at BB, I may go test that one for sound.
post #1286 of 1527
Anyone looking to buy this set - have you compared it to the LC60LE832?


http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/Home...C60LE832U.aspx
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I have 3 questions while I am waiting for mine to arrive:

1. Currently, I have a Panasonic TH-50PX80H Plasma mounted on a stand which actually suspends the TV in the air. It is connected to a big bar that runs behind the stand, which has a mount that screws into the back of the Panasonic. Will this mount work on the LC-60E88UN?

2. I have a Pioneer Elite VSX-01TXH that I run my PS3, Xbox360, and cable box to using HDMI and then out of the receiver to the TV using HDMI. I have read through all 43 pages and it seems as though I should connect the Pioneer to input 5 or 7, is that correct?

3.If I have all 3 connected to the Pioneer,and connect the Pioneer to the LC-60E88UN, won't I have problems with video settings because all 3 call for different settings? Can there be a happy medium that works good with all 3 sources that I have hooked up?
post #1288 of 1527
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Originally Posted by Krithren View Post

There are no optical inputs. The audio will be sent to the TV via the HDMI and then back out to the soundbar via the optical.

You will need to check your Cox cable box to see if it has HDMI out on it as well.

I don't run in this setup, so I can't speak to whether or not any lag would be produced via the optical out.

ok thanks. Yea the Cox cable has HDMI and optical on it, im really surprised the Sharp doesnt have an optical input, hmmm. So even if the TV doesnt have optical i can still run optical cable from the Cox to the soundbar and still get the sound that is on the TV to come through as optical through soundbar? sorry if im being confusing
post #1289 of 1527
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Originally Posted by biglen View Post

I have 3 questions while I am waiting for mine to arrive:

1. Currently, I have a Panasonic TH-50PX80H Plasma mounted on a stand which actually suspends the TV in the air. It is connected to a big bar that runs behind the stand, which has a mount that screws into the back of the Panasonic. Will this mount work on the LC-60E88UN?

2. I have a Pioneer Elite VSX-01TXH that I run my PS3, Xbox360, and cable box to using HDMI and then out of the receiver to the TV using HDMI. I have read through all 43 pages and it seems as though I should connect the Pioneer to input 5 or 7, is that correct?

3.If I have all 3 connected to the Pioneer,and connect the Pioneer to the LC-60E88UN, won't I have problems with video settings because all 3 call for different settings? Can there be a happy medium that works good with all 3 sources that I have hooked up?

Comments:

1) This utilizes a 400x400 VESA mount. If your stand supports 400x400 your all set

2) I have my Pioneer VSX-920 plugged into 5 via HDMI.

3) I'm not sure what "call for different settings" means......resolution? color settings?
post #1290 of 1527
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Originally Posted by rocco1005 View Post

ok thanks. Yea the Cox cable has HDMI and optical on it, im really surprised the Sharp doesnt have an optical input, hmmm. So even if the TV doesnt have optical i can still run optical cable from the Cox to the soundbar and still get the sound that is on the TV to come through as optical through soundbar? sorry if im being confusing

You won't need to be concerned with the optical out on your PS3 or cable box. The audio will be sent to the TV via the HDMI cables.

The optical out on the TV will connect to your soundbar.

The TV will basically function as an audio switch sending the audio from the source you are using to the soundbar.

Take a look at the manual, it does pretty good job describing the setup you want to use on pages 12-14.
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