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post #1321 of 1527
I just noticed while playing a 720p game on my PS3 that there is about 3" of black screen all the way around the TV. When I play a 1080p game, the screen is full. I'm assuming this is normal because the game is 720p? I have the PS3 set to automatic for the video settings.
post #1322 of 1527
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Originally Posted by jchas41 View Post

Film mode does induce "Soap Opera effect", simply turn it off.

I apologize for my ignorance but have just set up my 88un out of the box and abhor the "soap opera" effect. How do I turn off the Film mode?
post #1323 of 1527
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Originally Posted by prhyne@silvey.co View Post

I apologize for my ignorance but have just set up my 88un out of the box and abhor the "soap opera" effect. How do I turn off the Film mode?

Go into advanced settings, you will see the option to turn it off there.
post #1324 of 1527
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Originally Posted by biglen View Post

I just noticed while playing a 720p game on my PS3 that there is about 3" of black screen all the way around the TV. When I play a 1080p game, the screen is full. I'm assuming this is normal because the game is 720p? I have the PS3 set to automatic for the video settings.

I'm pretty sure this is because you are running in dot by dot mode. You should set the PS3 to only output 1080p and let it do the upscaling.
post #1325 of 1527
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Originally Posted by Krithren View Post

I'm pretty sure this is because you are running in dot by dot mode. You should set the PS3 to only output 1080p and let it do the upscaling.

Yeah the 88um does not up-scale let your sources up-scale
i use the AVR , my TX-NR5008 has a great up-scale processor .


those that don't use an AVR can use the PS3 ,Blu-Ray player or cable /sat box for that
post #1326 of 1527
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Originally Posted by Krithren View Post

I'm pretty sure this is because you are running in dot by dot mode. You should set the PS3 to only output 1080p and let it do the upscaling.

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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

Yeah the 88um does not up-scale let your sources up-scale
i use the AVR , my TX-NR5008 has a great up-scale processor .


those that don't use an AVR can use the PS3 ,Blu-Ray player or cable /sat box for that

Thanks for the info guys. I am using my Pioneer VSX-01TXH to handle my PS3,Xbox 360, and Cable Box, all using HDMI. From what I have read, I think the VSX-01 only upscales analog video signals,so I guess I need to set the PS3, Xbox 360, and Cable Box to output 1080p ?
post #1327 of 1527
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Originally Posted by biglen View Post
Thanks for the info guys. I am using my Pioneer VSX-01TXH to handle my PS3,Xbox 360, and Cable Box, all using HDMI. From what I have read, I think the VSX-01 only upscales analog video signals,so I guess I need to set the PS3, Xbox 360, and Cable Box to output 1080p ?
Yes !
post #1328 of 1527
I tried the 3 settings that were posted in that PDF file from this thread and all 3 seem to be dark to me. I am coming from a Plasma so could that be why I think they look dark?
post #1329 of 1527
I should be receiving my LC-60E88UN tomorrow... Does anyone have a good link to an article or have suggestions on what exactly to test when you receive a new television set to make sure everything is working? (Check ports, specific inputs, etc.) Any help will be much appreciated...THANKS
post #1330 of 1527
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Originally Posted by laser589 View Post

I should be receiving my LC-60E88UN tomorrow... Does anyone have a good link to an article or have suggestions on what exactly to test when you receive a new television set to make sure everything is working? (Check ports, specific inputs, etc.) Any help will be much appreciated...THANKS

not any links but ...
run it alot when you 1st get it , i left mine on for days ..
make sure U don't turn it on if it's ice cold when it 1st comes
let i warm to room temp
U can check it make sure it works ,but let it warm up to room temp is best & if it's freezing @ the time of delivery let it warm in the box to prevent moisture forming on the circuits
post #1331 of 1527
I'm a new member and I just wanted to thank you for this dedicated thread to the Sharp E88U. We were replacing our 10yr old 61" Toshiba rear projection. We got it at an awesome price.
Absolutely love the picture. The speakers are all right for everyday viewing IMO. I'll be hooking up our Bose system to it. I think watching movies with this pairing will be amazing.
post #1332 of 1527
Just saw this set on sale at PC Richards for under $1400, a ridiculous price for a set of this quality!
post #1333 of 1527
Recently turned the film mode back on. The soap opera effect is actually somewhat interesting when watching certain shows. I didn't tell my wife that I changed anything. We were watching an episode of Glee (her choice) and she commented that for some reason it looked as if it was live. We then watched Chicago Code (my choice) and it looked like we were watching a live taping of the show. It actually has a mild 3D effect to it. I don't think this would look right on any movie that was a period piece such as but it could be interesting on some others. I'm going to pop in my Inception Blu-ray tonight and see what that looks like. It takes some getting used to but give it a try.
post #1334 of 1527
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Originally Posted by homerhd View Post

Recently turned the film mode back on. The soap opera effect is actually somewhat interesting when watching certain shows. I didn't tell my wife that I changed anything. We were watching an episode of Glee (her choice) and she commented that for some reason it looked as if it was live. We then watched Chicago Code (my choice) and it looked like we were watching a live taping of the show. It actually has a mild 3D effect to it. I don't think this would look right on any movie that was a period piece such as but it could be interesting on some others. I'm going to pop in my Inception Blu-ray tonight and see what that looks like. It takes some getting used to but give it a try.

Thanks for this! I actually could not get use to the film mode at all. I thought it was quite distracting on Blu-Rays so I will be glad to have this effect diminished. I had it on the highest setting and as of last night I turned it down to the lowest setting but still keeping it active. Going to try this for a few weeks and see what I think.
post #1335 of 1527
Well, my 56" JVC had it's light engine fail for the 2nd time. I bought an extended warranty after the first failure happened a month before the manufacturer's warranty ran out. The $137 gamble paid off. My VISA warranty service just told me to replace the TV and I'd get the full purchase price refunded.

Hello, SHARP AQUOUS LC60E88UN- for free! (well, $137, if you want to get technical.) I just ordered it from Vann's, through Amazon for $1559-shipped. It was a little cheaper through less-trusted places, but I wasn't paying for it, so I went with a site that had a 98% satisfaction rate.

I imagine I'll have it by next weekend. I can't wait.

I'll be feeding it with PS3 through my Onkyo 706. Anyone else using this combo? I'm sure the results will be spectacular. Does anyone know, off-hand, when the most recent firmware update took place? Will my new set need an update, out of the box? No biggie, I guess, but I've got a week or so to prepare for the arrival.

I never thought I'd get a TV bigger than my 56" JVC, but there was no way I was going to go smaller. The 60 inch SHARP should be sweet!
post #1336 of 1527
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Originally Posted by Taxman71 View Post

Vann's, always free shipping. Nine left as of right now.

I just took one. Only 4 were showing then. And then, there were three.....
post #1337 of 1527
After reading though 45 pages, I soon also will be a LC-60E88UN owner. I did the deal though dell a few days ago and it was shipped out yesterday. I'm going to be using this TV mainly for PS3 gaming and playing bluray movies though the ps3. I did take the warranty to be on the safe side. Thanks to all the members of this forum for the great information. I've been making a list of all configuration settings and tweaks from the forum to setup on my Tv when it arrives.
post #1338 of 1527
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Originally Posted by lvtdude View Post
Well, my 56" JVC (JVC HD-56FN97) had it's light engine fail for the 2nd time. I bought an extended warranty after the first failure happened a month before the manufacturer's warranty ran out. The $137 gamble paid off. My VISA warranty service just told me to replace the TV and I'd get the full purchase price refunded.


I never thought I'd get a TV bigger than my 56" JVC, but there was no way I was going to go smaller. The 60 inch SHARP should be sweet!
Curious, when was the JVC HD-56FN97 purchased, How many hours (or months /years) between light engines @ xyz hours per day did you get? How would you rate your usage- and did you shut down unit properly so lamp /engine could cool?

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post #1339 of 1527
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Originally Posted by WeAreNotAlone69 View Post

Curious, when was the JVC HD-56FN97 purchased, How many hours (or months /years) between light engines @ xyz hours per day did you get? How would you rate your usage- and did you shut down unit properly so lamp /engine could cool?

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I bought the JVC in early October, 2007. It failed in the last week of September, 2008 (almost 1 year.) The replacement engine failed in late February of this year (2 years, 5 months.) I always powered it down as it should be, but there may have been a power outage somewhere in there. It was connected to am APC Line Conditioner/ Surge Protector the entire time. From what I was told by the service tech, there is a filter that warps due to heat, causing the discoloration. I run the TV almost every day, probably for 3-4 hours daily during the week, and anywhere from 3-10 hours on a weekend day. Pretty heavy use, I guess. The TV is on a stand, not in a cabinet, and is very well ventilated.

About 18 months ago, I bought a backup lamp, just in case. I put in the new bulb immediately, since it was in warranty and the other wasn't. About a month ago I got the first alert on the TV that the bulb should be replaced. I don't believe I reset the timer when I put the new bulb in, but I'm not positive.
post #1340 of 1527
Quick question, possibly stupid. I've got an issue where sometimes I have to completely pull power from this model when I'm using my computer. Sometimes when the computer comes out of monitor standby, the TV doesn't recognize that there's a signal and even though I "power" it off and even power off the receiver that the computer is plugged into, it will not show an image unless I pull power.

Anyway, the question is: Is there a way to do a soft reboot of this TV so I don't have to pull the power?

Thanks,
Eric
post #1341 of 1527
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Originally Posted by TehErk View Post

Quick question, possibly stupid. I've got an issue where sometimes I have to completely pull power from this model when I'm using my computer. Sometimes when the computer comes out of monitor standby, the TV doesn't recognize that there's a signal and even though I "power" it off and even power off the receiver that the computer is plugged into, it will not show an image unless I pull power.

Anyway, the question is: Is there a way to do a soft reboot of this TV so I don't have to pull the power?

Thanks,
Eric

Wouldn't it be easier to just turn off the computer's standby mode, and turn the TV off or on as you need it?
post #1342 of 1527
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Originally Posted by lvtdude View Post

Wouldn't it be easier to just turn off the computer's standby mode, and turn the TV off or on as you need it?

The TV IS off most of the time, I turn the video standby on so as to not run my video card all of the time as Windows 7 uses the video card's 3d processor to run Aero.

This has also happened in other situations as well.

Thanks for the incredible idea there, though.

Anyone actually know how to do a soft reboot?

Thanks.
post #1343 of 1527
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Originally Posted by HackATTack View Post

After reading though 45 pages, I soon also will be a LC-60E88UN owner. I did the deal though dell a few days ago and it was shipped out yesterday. I'm going to be using this TV mainly for PS3 gaming and playing bluray movies though the ps3. I did take the warranty to be on the safe side. Thanks to all the members of this forum for the great information. I've been making a list of all configuration settings and tweaks from the forum to setup on my Tv when it arrives.

Congrats, you'll love the set. It didn't wow me out of the box like some others have said. However, I sampled the various settings in this thread, then tweaked them to my preference and now have an outstanding set. Blu-Ray does feel a little like 3D. Also, I tend to use Film Mode (not to be confused with Movie Mode) more than others. You get used it after awhile and sets this set apart IMHO.
post #1344 of 1527
I have come to appreciate the Film Mode as well. I dialed it down to the Low setting which still adds a level of realism to shows without making it look too video-like.
post #1345 of 1527
Pilot delivered my TV today. I was a little worried about the pilot delivery service because of what I read about other people's experiences but pilot arrived in the time frame and the TV was in perfect shape. I applied Durzil's calibrated settings to the tv and it looks great. The only thing I think I see and It's barely noticeable is 3 small dots on the bottom of the screen from maybe the screws being tightened a little to much. I can only see them in the white back grounds barley. I probably wouldn't even noticed them if I did'nt read about it on here.. As far as I can tell I don't see any bad pixel's. I'll run a scan and double check. Overall I'm really satisfied with my purchase.
post #1346 of 1527
Received my TV 4 hours ago. I let it warm up for an hour then started watching. I couldn't resist running the DVE Calibration BluRay. I know the TV will break in and then I'll have to recalibrate, but here's what I have so far, and it looks fantastic:

OPC OFF
Backlight -8
Contrast +16
Brightness -2
Color 0
Tint 0
Sharpness -1

Advanced:
CMS Hue Yellow +4, Magenta +1
CMS Saturation Red -11, Yellow -17, Green -24, Cyan 0, Blue -20, Magenta -10
CMS Value Yellow +13, Magenta -1
Color Temp Mid-Low
Fine Motion Low
Active Contrast Off
Gamma 0
Film Mode Standard
DNR Off

View Mode dot by dot

I initially just set the color to -9, which made blue right on, but yellow was impossible to calibrate with the basic color and tint settings, so I abandoned them and went to the 6 color settings. I ended up with the values posted. This fixed the yellow. I got magenta within a click or two with the blue filter, but this made it more off with the red filter. The settings for magenta seemed to be the best compromise, and ended up pretty close. I was more concerned about getting it right with the red filter, as I've read before that our eyes are more forgiving of errors in blues.

By the way, this TV was far easier to adjust than my JVC and got much better results. The geometry was dead on, whereas the JVC was always a little off, though I attribute most of that to it being a rear projection unit.

I didn't compare my settings with anyone else. I didn't want to be influenced by their decisions or results. I did turn off OPC since I do all my viewing with blinds closed and lights off. I'm usually of the opinion that less is more. No noise reduction, etc.
post #1347 of 1527
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Originally Posted by lvtdude View Post
Received my TV 4 hours ago. I let it warm up for an hour then started watching. I couldn't resist running the DVE Calibration BluRay. I know the TV will break in and then I'll have to recalibrate, but here's what I have so far, and it looks fantastic:

OPC OFF
Backlight -8
Contrast +16
Brightness -2
Color 0
Tint 0
Sharpness -1

Advanced:
CMS Hue Yellow +4, Magenta +1
CMS Saturation Red -11, Yellow -17, Green -24, Cyan 0, Blue -20, Magenta -10
CMS Value Yellow +13, Magenta -1
Color Temp Mid-Low
Fine Motion Low
Active Contrast Off
Gamma 0
Film Mode Standard
DNR Off

View Mode dot by dot

I initially just set the color to -9, which made blue right on, but yellow was impossible to calibrate with the basic color and tint settings, so I abandoned them and went to the 6 color settings. I ended up with the values posted. This fixed the yellow. I got magenta within a click or two with the blue filter, but this made it more off with the red filter. The settings for magenta seemed to be the best compromise, and ended up pretty close. I was more concerned about getting it right with the red filter, as I've read before that our eyes are more forgiving of errors in blues.

By the way, this TV was far easier to adjust than my JVC and got much better results. The geometry was dead on, whereas the JVC was always a little off, though I attribute most of that to it being a rear projection unit.

I didn't compare my settings with anyone else. I didn't want to be influenced by their decisions or results. I did turn off OPC since I do all my viewing with blinds closed and lights off. I'm usually of the opinion that less is more. No noise reduction, etc.
Hey lvtdude, Thanks! I 'll have to try out these settings to see how they look until I get a calibration dvd.
post #1348 of 1527
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Originally Posted by HackATTack View Post
Hey lvtdude, Thanks! I 'll have to try out these settings to see how they look until I get a calibration dvd.
By all means. Have fun!

I've experimented with the Fine Motion and actually like it on high. Can't really say all the talk of "Soap Opera Effect" is warranted. The realism is stunning.
post #1349 of 1527
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Originally Posted by lvtdude View Post
By all means. Have fun!

I've experimented with the Fine Motion and actually like it on high. Can't really say all the talk of "Soap Opera Effect" is warranted. The realism is stunning.
I just got done watching Lord of the rings 3 with the film mode on high and it does feel like you are on the set of the movie. It did make me feel dizzy a few times during the movie. I guess I should have picked a little shorter movie to test out with the film mode on. It does take time getting use to it.
post #1350 of 1527
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Originally Posted by lvtdude View Post
By all means. Have fun!

I've experimented with the Fine Motion and actually like it on high. Can't really say all the talk of "Soap Opera Effect" is warranted. The realism is stunning.
Fine Motion has nothing to do with the soap opera effect mentioned. Film Mode does.
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