Originally Posted by topr
Where did you get to see the the Sharp?
I haven't seen it. Nor would I be able to see a calibrated model anywhere in any showroom. But from the review above I gleaned the following:
* There was a tiny bit of graininess
, but it was mostly noticeable up close.
* Flesh tones were very good, though if anything they could be a touch on the pink side
* The Dirty Screen Effect was visible
in the white tablecloths as they panned across the screen.
* That pesky DSE was visible at times
* Stationary whites looked pure, though panning diminished their purity
* I did see slight moiré and artifacts
when the 732 was deinterlacing 1080i material. The effect was impacted by 120Hz "Motion Enhancement" selection, but was never entirely eliminated.
* The Sharp 732 is a great TV for the most part
Taking this information along with the fact that the set won't have ideal viewing angles tells me that this TV isn't going to provide significantly better PQ than what I have on my current TV (and that's giving it some leeway).
I'm not trying to bash the set. It looks like a cool piece of technology. I'm just offering a few reasons why at first I was excited about it and now I'm not. I was ready to order one before the review; but the review cooled me off and helped convince me to wait until something better arrives. Knowing what I know now about TVs, I wish I had a Kuro instead of my current Panny. I don't want to end up in that place again. So for my search this time, I'm going to try and be patient, waiting for what I think is the best possible 2011/2012 70"+ set that provides a noticeable PQ improvement over what I have currently. (that costs less than $7000)
And to stop any further angst on this thread, I'll unsubscribe and let you guys get back to discussing the many positives of this impressive piece of technology.