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post #1051 of 1192
Another 100 off on the 60 with free shipping. 1199, free shipping...what a steal!!
post #1052 of 1192
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Originally Posted by Bobdeang View Post

Does anyone know if the optical out on this unit is full audio, like 5.1 and not just two channel? The answer will determine how many optical wires I need to order. If it is, I can just go from the TV to the AVR, otherwise I need three from each component to the AVR.

Well the manual says the Digital Audio Output from the TV using an optical cable can be selected as either PCM or Dobly Digital, but it doesn't say 5.1 or 2 Ch. I have my Xbox 360 and the TV sharing an input on my Onkyo TX-SR605's GAME/TV. Since the TV sound is not output in bitstream my receiver is not able to decode it, but the sound is OK. To change the oput type from the TV you can only do this while on the TV input, then go the Digital Setup menu. You won't see the audio output options under the Digital Setup unless you are on the TV INPUT.
post #1053 of 1192
Hi guys. I bought the TV in January. Everything perfect until a few days ago. Once in a while there is flickering in the picture. It is very annoying. It sometimes goes away and sometimes I have to close and reopen the TV to stop the flickering. I have all of elfys setting since I bought the tv.

Please help befoer i call sharp.

Thanks,

Phil
post #1054 of 1192
I have had this TV for about 5 weeks and being an avid sports fan I have been watching the NBA, NHL and NASCAR regularly. I have notice judder on all networks the broadcast in 1080i with fast moving objects that are far into the back of the picture frame. I would like to point out the NBA broadcast because the west is on ESPN and the east is on TNT. There is no judder on ESPN broadcasting in 720p. Also NASCAR is on FOX and ESPN which broadcast in 720p and there is no judder. The NHL is on VERSES boradcasting in 1080i and there is judder. Before I go farther I must give you a picture of my setup. I have a Comcast Motorola DCH3416 outputting 1080i, a Denon 991with its i/p scaling turned off into the Sharp LC60E78UN with fine motion on and DR off. I have played with the Denon's i/p scaling with no real effect. I have played with the Sharp's fine motion with no effect. Is is possible that the Motorola box is scaling 720p to 1080i so good that the TVs scaling of the 1080i to 1080p is better on 720p broadcast then 1080i broadcast? I love this TV and how I have setup my system. I just thought I would though this out there for food for thought.
post #1055 of 1192
@Philt123
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Hi guys. I bought the TV in January. Everything perfect until a few days ago. Once in a while there is flickering in the picture. It is very annoying. It sometimes goes away and sometimes I have to close and reopen the TV to stop the flickering. I have all of elfys setting since I bought the tv.

Please help befoer i call sharp.

Hey Philt,
I recently bought this tv and had a similar issue with a flickering picture especially when a scene would change. It would look like a bright flash and a horizontal split in the picture for a fraction of a second. This happened with all sources, tv, dvd movies, blu-ray and videogames. The effect was quick but noticeable and annoying. I exchanged the tv hoping it was a defect or some other problem with the unit, but it happened to the replacement as well. I found out that setting the power control option in the menu to: Power Saving Off, stopped the problem. For some reason the feature adjusts the power consumption of the tv based on the programming so it was causing the flickering. This is just a suggestion, but worked for the issue I was having.
post #1056 of 1192
Thanks for the tip. My problem is that it sometimes flickers for minutes at a time. Then i close and open the tv and it's OK. I did just change the power saving setting to off. I'll let you know if that works. Thanks for you input.

Phil
post #1057 of 1192
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Originally Posted by hackaby View Post

@Philt123

I found out that setting the power control option in the menu to: Power Saving Off, stopped the problem.

Yep, I had the same problem with mine, and this fixed it as well.
Terrible feature. Works ok if you are using presets, but not if you calibrate the set.
post #1058 of 1192
I have been very interested in this LC60E78UN set and slowly finding more info about it.

Is it officially XGen? I know there has been alot of discussion on it.

Is it LED? I don't think it is but not sure.

Is it Quattron? Extra yellow there?

Can't beat the price, but I have been looking at the 8XX models and this seems pretty darn close.

Is this a newer model than the 8XX series?

Thanks in advance.
post #1059 of 1192
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Originally Posted by Davenlr View Post

I had a 60" DLP and hated it, so I returned it for the Sharp 60". The picture quality is so much better in my opinion. I couldnt stand the DLP's sceen, it was like watching the tv through frosted glass.

I couldn't agree more, I think we all went thru that 'frosted' phase when TV's started getting larger. Nice to see plasma and lcd and led made it to mainstream affordability.
post #1060 of 1192
I love this TV and think it is a great deal!!!

I bought my LC60E78U @BestBuy 2 weeks ago for $1299. Since then, I saw that the price dropped to $1199 and received a 5% off coupon from the Rewards Zone. I went back to BestBuy and got $175 put back on my credit card without a problem.

I tried using the settings from Elfy and Jaxk that are listed on page 18 of the thread, but I found the colors to have a neon tinge with too much red in the flesh tones. I found some settings on the LC-52D64U thread that fixes this problem for me. I think that these settings give more realistic, life-like colors.

My settings
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View mode: Dot by Dot
AV Mode: USER
OPC: Off
Backlight: +4
Contrast: +28
Brightness: 0
Color: -1
Tint: +11
Sharpness: 0
C.M.S.-Hue:
R: +5
Y: -5
G: -1
C: 0
B: 0
M: -10
C.M.S.-Saturation:
R: +6
Y: 0
G: +15
C: 0
B: +3
M: +15
C.M.S.Value:
R: 0
Y: 0
G: 0
C: 0
B: 0
M: 0
Color Temp: Middle
Fine Motion Enhanced: On
Active Contrast: Off
Gamma Adjustment: 0
Film Mode: Advanced(Low)
Digital Noise Reduction: Off
post #1061 of 1192
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Originally Posted by hawkman427 View Post

I have been very interested in this LC60E78UN set and slowly finding more info about it.

Is it officially XGen? I know there has been alot of discussion on it.

Is it LED? I don't think it is but not sure.

Is it Quattron? Extra yellow there?
.

Xgen yes. LED no. Quattron No.

If you can do what I was able to, find a store with the Quattron LED set up next to the LC60E78UN, compare them side by side. I found nothing about the much higher priced model worth the extra cost, personally.
post #1062 of 1192
I wish this set had a really slim bezel all the way around. The new Samsungs have them now. I still like my sharp though
post #1063 of 1192
I finally had a chance to sit down and compare the 8xx series against the 78 60". What I found was surprising. The price on the 78 is what it should be, it is definately not worth $500 more than they have it listed for.

1) No Quattron (no big deal but it is newer tech and some say brighter)

2) No USB ports for pictures, videos, anything

3) No builtin WiFi

4) No Ethernet port at all AKA no internet ever

5) No widgets

6) No LED

7) No 3D (this would definatley increase the price)

These are all features that are pretty standard on the units costing $1700 and up (before sales).

In my opinion, and everything I have read - this tv is GREAT for the PQ and for the price, however; if you are looking for something more than just a picture - I would go with the models slightly higher. Maybe not in quality but in fun stuff. Just my 2 cents

In reality - I am still thinking of getting it - the price is so hard to pass up!!!
post #1064 of 1192
I wanted a TV, not a computer All that internet stuff I already have via just about every box plugged into the tv. I suspect most people interested in all those fun things probably already have a box for them.
post #1065 of 1192
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Originally Posted by Davenlr View Post

I wanted a TV, not a computer All that internet stuff I already have via just about every box plugged into the tv. I suspect most people interested in all those fun things probably already have a box for them.

I agree, most ppl w/big screens tv's already have ps3's, xbox's & blu-ray players that have internet options.
post #1066 of 1192
78UN question(s)


I appreciate the groundswell of information regarding this unit. My BB has one left. I am going after it as soon as I can. I fall into the category of consumer that doesn't know too much but feels you usually get what you pay for. That's why I didn't give this unit much consideration until I found this forum. So I hope some of the active experts can help me out with some information and advice.

1. The BB does not list an active contrast ratio for this unit. The list the 632un model as 4mil:1 and the 831 as 5mil:1 those units are 1619 and 1799. Is this unit the 78UN have comparable stats and how much is enough.

2. The BB lists the 78UN as max resolution at 1920-1080. Is that standard? The other units mentioned above don't have any information listed in this category.

3. If this unit is gone my inclination would be go to the new offering from sharp that is the lc60le632. It is regular price listed as $110 more than the regular price of the 78UN. So is it a better TV? It has connectivity which I don't need because the components already have it. It has vyper game mode, which I am not a gamer. Would I be better of going to a plasma. I had a panasonic entry level 55'

4. And this is my two cents on extended warranty which I've never used before. I had lightning strike close the house. It fried my Toyota Prius, (insurance payout), it killed my plasma, my monster ht700, the nintendo and power brick, the dsl upstairs and the wireless router- (apple care replaced). So I find myself trying to rebuild, and if I had the 2 or 4 year warranty I would not be spending the money. I told the BB people what happened and they were incredulous and salivating. I think I could use myself and my story as an endorsement campaign. The BB people could show potential customers my picture and my story. I could serve as a cautionary tale. I would be willing if I could work free TV out of the deal.

Thanks for the help!
dbidbi
post #1067 of 1192
Contrast ratio ratings are a joke, and cannot be compared to other manufacturers ratings anyway. It has good contrast, very good if calibrated.

1920x1080 is 1080p, the highest currently available for any HDTV

All Sharps are good in my opinion. The LED ones are a little more expensive, but I did not see any noticable difference, actually, I preferred the NON-Led. Plasma's are OK, if you dont mind the electric bill. They suck electricity compared to LCD's.

I use Squaretrade.com warrantys. They are longer, and about 1/2 the price of Best Buys. YMMV. If you have homeowners insurance, its sometimes cheaper to file a claim with them, if more than one thing got zapped. For just the TV, after the deductible, it would not be worth the claim, hence my Squaretrade 4 yr warranty.
post #1068 of 1192
Bought the LC60E78UN based alot on the reviews of the TV in this thread. Love it so far. Going to be building an HTPC soon and I had a question.

I believe I remember reading that the HDMI 6 input was designed for PC but the instructions show an DVI-to-HDMI converter for this input. If I am using straight HDMI (no converter) is this still the port to use for a HTPC/Laptop or since no converter is involved, any HDMI port will work?

Thanks in advance for the help.

DRittiner
post #1069 of 1192
Yes, any HDMI port will work. Input 4 (RGB) and Input 6 (HDMI) share a plug in aux audio jack, for connecting the audio from your computer to the TV with an patch cord, in case your HTPC does not send audio over (which it would not if you had a DVI to HDMI adapter cable).
post #1070 of 1192
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Originally Posted by drittiner View Post

Bought the LC60E78UN based alot on the reviews of the TV in this thread. Love it so far.
DRittiner

where did you buy it? Cant find it anywhere.
post #1071 of 1192
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Originally Posted by peternorth View Post

where did you buy it? Cant find it anywhere.

If anyone is looking for this TV, Best Buy has it on "Midnight Sale" right now (ends at 7am EDT). Check it out...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sharp+-+...ustomerreviews
post #1072 of 1192
What's the best way to clean off the screen?
post #1073 of 1192
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

What's the best way to clean off the screen?

Microfiber cloth (like what you use for sunglasses), and water... distilled water if you're really fussy. Never use cleaning products.
post #1074 of 1192
Why not use lens cleaner? It is made for delicate coatings and plastic lenses.
post #1075 of 1192
Wow, this thread has really died. Anyone pick up this set lately? Surprisingly enough Best Buy is still carrying it- I thought they would have closed it out long ago.
post #1076 of 1192
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

Wow, this thread has really died. Anyone pick up this set lately? Surprisingly enough Best Buy is still carrying it- I thought they would have closed it out long ago.

I still have this display and it still puts more of a smile on my face every time I turn it on. I think the PQ is actually pretty darn good and for the most part I find the processing to be more then adequate. I have always preferred the Samsung's but now that I have a different brand I almost prefer how the Sharp looks. The Sharp has very natural colors whereas the Samsung's tend to have to much pop in the colors. This looks good on the showroom but can get a bit exhausting at home. Its not that bad but it is something noticed when you get a different brand in the house.

One of my concerns was going from a 67" DLP to a 60" LCD but now that it has been several months I no longer miss that big gigantic monster of a TV. I find the 60" to be much more pleasurable viewing experience from my seating distance of 8'. Really the 67" was just to big and I now believe 60" is really as big as I should go. Witch is nice because this size comes in at a nice size and price point now.

I was originally using Elfy's settings and it looked really good but I tossed in a bit of my own ingredients. For example my room is fairly dark when I usually use it so I toned down the backlight and the contrast plus brightness. Its much easier on the eyes that way. Out of the box this thing actually hurts the eyes.

My local Best Buy took down the display about 2 months ago and sold it as open box. I thought it was discontinued at that time but I see its still on Best Buy's web site but no longer the bargain it once was. I am glad I bought it when I did because I still not sold on the LED thing. I admit I am warming up and likely my next display will have it but I would say this Sharp unit is one of the best CCFL sets in the size ever made. Not that its a crowded segment.
post #1077 of 1192
I bought this TV back in November of 2010 but as you all know there just any detailed specs for whatever reason on this model. My question is, does this TV support a Deep Color Output like for instance from a PS3? I would think it would have the HDMI 1.3 but just not sure. Was wondering if anyone new about that?
post #1078 of 1192
So this does have an optical out? I want to plug a headphone amp/dac into it. Will it work?
post #1079 of 1192
Does this tv have a place to plug in a usb device? I am trying to hook up a new sony hd camcoder and want the best picture. Thanks If not, whats the next best way.
post #1080 of 1192
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Originally Posted by stevecase View Post

So this does have an optical out? I want to plug a headphone amp/dac into it. Will it work?

It does have optical out.
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