Originally Posted by Briant73
What I am saying is that Edge lit led displays can have some clouding and other issues that detract from dark/night scenes. Now other LCD displays have these issues but the difference now is that most manufacturers feel with edge lit it's acceptable where before they usually felt it was a defect.
edge lit LED tech has Not worked out as planned across the board for all display MFG'ers & Sharp is moving towards a full back lit array LED . They tried a tech that was back array that was using less LED's than full array & those units have had ended up with dark corners. So that tech has failed as well .
this is why I got my 88UN as it was the last CFFL back lit units Sharp made ,as I knew that the bugs with LED's would not be the best so early in development. The New Elite line (which is made by Sharp )using the engineers from the Kuro's have produced a great display but it's a high cost item . BUT that tech with slowly trickle down into the lower priced Sharp models. (seems that they have the tech for local dimming worked out )That the Elite now has Inky blacks that rival or better the old Kuro & are brighter as well than a plasma .
all this is good news for LED LCD TV's
So I'm holding on to my 88UM till they get the Elite tech incorporated into the main stream Sharp line . (read lower prices & better displays)
the New Sharp 80" looks very promising ,Sharp has dropped the yellow pixel & have a full LED array but the unit lacks local dimming . see this thread for some screen shotshttp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1363281
next year look for new models like this one in 60",70",80" with local dimming. here's the Elite threadhttp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1358702
they have a software issue with the Elite's now but it seems that is going to be resolved soon .
Early adopters are paying for the new tech that everyone will soon enjoy
best news is this tech will move into all models in the near future , I also look for Sharp to drop the Quatron yellow pixel as it just has not caught on .
In other words hold on to your 88UM till the rear Array LED tech is finally @ a polished state, that looks to be soon
that 80" is a beauty of a display !