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X-Gen panels in non-Sharp displays?

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Does anybody know which models (if any) of HDTVs (particularly CCFL models) are now using Sharp's X-Gen panel? I know Sony (and maybe LG) were known for using Sharp panels in the past, but I've not heard of any models with the new X-Gen in them.

I love my LC60E88UN and am thinking of getting a smaller set for upstairs (maybe a 46" or so) and really like the picture I'm getting from that X-Gen panel, but Sharp doesn't make a CCFL any smaller that that one with an Xgen panel in it, and I don't want to pay extra for the unnecessary Quattron stuff (or more for LED, to be frank).

Anyone heard of the X-Gen turning up in other models yet?
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I don't know about CCFL but sony was using Sharp pannels in their NX700, Nx800 and HX909 series.

Sharp ran into a supply problem and Sony re-released the NX710 and NX810 with Samsung panels and added a few features like 3D while at it.

I don't think Sharp introduced their U2VA (or X-gen is what the marketing departement calls it) pannel in their LCD lines. Sharp is also moving away from CCFL so even in their lower end model, they will all be LED.

I think the only none quattron Tv with X-gen panel Sharp did in that size was the 700un series (full backlit led). This set can be had dirty cheap right now but finding one might be a challenge as stock are phasing out.
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Originally Posted by amckiney View Post

Does anybody know which models (if any) of HDTVs (particularly CCFL models) are now using Sharp's X-Gen panel? I know Sony (and maybe LG) were known for using Sharp panels in the past, but I've not heard of any models with the new X-Gen in them.

I love my LC60E88UN and am thinking of getting a smaller set for upstairs (maybe a 46" or so) and really like the picture I'm getting from that X-Gen panel, but Sharp doesn't make a CCFL any smaller that that one with an Xgen panel in it, and I don't want to pay extra for the unnecessary Quattron stuff (or more for LED, to be frank).

Anyone heard of the X-Gen turning up in other models yet?

The Sony KDL-60EX500 (CCFL backlight) has a Sharp UV2A panel, but only the 60".
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I think the only none quattron Tv with X-gen panel Sharp did in that size was the 700un series (full backlit led). This set can be had dirty cheap right now but finding one might be a challenge as stock are phasing out.

Their current model LC-60E88UN is a non-quattron, non-LED unit. A shame it's only available in the 60" size. I have one, it's really nice. If this came in a range of sizes (like their previous E77s), I wouldn't even had started this thread, but as Sharp seem committed to producing only LED models in all but the biggest sizes, I might have to look elsewhere for a TV for my smallish living room.

I just don't see paying the extra $400-500 for the 'privilege' of LED, when CCFL is at least a 'mature' product with (hopefully) most of the kinks worked out. Also, don't need to pay a premium for the 'quad pixel' baloney, and prefer they non-glossy coating on the E88 as opposed to the glass coating on the quattrons.

So, no other X-gen panels spotted in non-Sharps yet?
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IPS panels are among the best for smaller sized TV's.
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IPS panels are among the best for smaller sized TV's.

But not quite as good when it comes to black levels...correct?
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IPS panels are among the best for smaller sized TV's.

as long as you don't mind having gray instead of black, yes you are right...
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as long as you don't mind having gray instead of black, yes you are right...

Not sure I'm ready to go quite that far.
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as long as you don't mind having gray instead of black, yes you are right...

Well, with "gray" come colors, which can rival plasmas, no smearing, excellent view angles... But "Blacks" are way too important...
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Strong blacks are good as long as all the detail is not crushed.
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