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post #11521 of 14509
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Originally Posted by talems View Post

What are you using to clean your Elite screen? I have finger prints everywhere and looking for a non harmful way to clean them off.

I use a reading glass cleaner (AR KLEEN) and a microfiber cloth. I have the 8 fluid oz bottle that has a push sprayer.
Reading glass cleaners don't have any harmful agents that would harm the coatings used on reading glasses, so it should be safe for the tv screen.
Important... no matter what liquid you use, spray it on the cloth then wipe the screen. Spraying it directly on the screen, you run the risk of having it drip down behind the bezel and the possibility of getting into the electronics.


Edited by rfc_2002 - 12/6/12 at 8:52am
post #11522 of 14509
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Originally Posted by rogo View Post

People who take placebos, even when told they are taking a placebo, often report improvement in their symptoms too.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/dec/22/placebo-effect-patients-sham-drug
I beg to differ. I have found that coating the bezel of my Elite with a green marker not only increases sharpness and color fidelity but also improves grayscale linearity. Plus I don't need to use my glasses.
post #11523 of 14509
OK, OK. I don't actually use glasses to watch TV. And I didn't use a green marker on my bezel. So it must have been the calibration ...

But I'm still trying to figure out why I didn't notice any improvement from my CyberPower 1000PFCLCD.
post #11524 of 14509
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Originally Posted by AnotherDude View Post

OK, OK. I don't actually use glasses to watch TV. And I didn't use a green marker on my bezel. So it must have been the calibration ...
But I'm still trying to figure out why I didn't notice any improvement from my CyberPower 1000PFCLCD.

Power conditioners I think are negligible at best. I just want something that is stable on current delivery and God forbid I have a power spike or another lightning hit. It may not be bullet proof, but if it lessens the likelihood of another insurance claim like I had a couple years back, I'll happily avoid it.
post #11525 of 14509
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Originally Posted by AnotherDude View Post

OK, OK. I don't actually use glasses to watch TV. And I didn't use a green marker on my bezel. So it must have been the calibration ...
But I'm still trying to figure out why I didn't notice any improvement from my CyberPower 1000PFCLCD.

Power conditioners I think are negligible at best. I just want something that is stable on current delivery and God forbid I have a power spike or another lightning hit. It may not be bullet proof, but if it lessens the likelihood of another insurance claim like I had a couple years back, I'll happily avoid it.
post #11526 of 14509
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Originally Posted by CruelInventions View Post

customer from hell, that one. yikes. eek.gif
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Originally Posted by dsinger View Post

I was thinking the same thing as I read the post.

this might be off-topic - so sorry for that
Why customer has to kept defective TV set?
Defective in this case means - dead pixels, bandings.
Why Customer has to pay for manufacture defects?
I'm not about to shift this to re seller, but what to do it this case?
Why reseller has to pay for manufacture defects? Or waste time without income from a sale in this case?

10+ years ago you go to B/M store and pay for TV and sale person check and show it to you, so you go home with "tested" TV set - sure that were 21"-32" sets tongue.gif , but heavy anyway

Now, no one will let you open TV box to test "your" TV before you take it home.
How online shop will do it? I don't know.
How B/M shop will do it as they don't even have those large TV sets in store, but order for home delivery from distribution center (own or provider)? I don't know ether.
Who sales TV doesn't know if it's defective or not and sure no one wants to sale defective set to loose credibility, don't they?
That lead to only Customer, who will open the box and discover the defect or etc, isn't it?
This should not be gamble for a customer to get good set and for a business to not get return to pick tap for S/H and etc.

Looks like this business model got transformed that works great for less complex products. While we are here for top of the line TV sets.
Maybe QC has to grade TV sets and price it based on it?
I think one customer will pay premium for 0 dead pixels and 0 defects, while another would be happy to take 1-4 dead pixels as 2nd grade for less pay.

What do you think?
post #11527 of 14509
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Originally Posted by rogo View Post

People who take placebos, even when told they are taking a placebo, often report improvement in their symptoms too.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/dec/22/placebo-effect-patients-sham-drug

In addition to protection from power spikes (or lightning strikes), power conditioners can provide other benefits. There's no voodoo about reserve power. The Furman unit has a coil that holds power in reserve and provides immediate relief during peaks. This has a noticeable impact on loudspeaker performance, (particularly for my power-hungry 4 ohm Vienna Acoustics package).

As for the change in black level performance, it's subtle, but measureable. It's a bummer. I'm not sure why, but the black levels go a bit deeper when I'm not using the Furman.
post #11528 of 14509
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Originally Posted by BarrettF77 View Post

Power conditioners I think are negligible at best. I just want something that is stable on current delivery and God forbid I have a power spike or another lightning hit. It may not be bullet proof, but if it lessens the likelihood of another insurance claim like I had a couple years back, I'll happily avoid it.

Ditto, The only reason i use the UPS is for line fluctuations.
post #11529 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Video Auteur View Post

In addition to protection from power spikes (or lightning strikes), power conditioners can provide other benefits. There's no voodoo about reserve power.

OK, I'm sure you believe that.
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The Furman unit has a coil that holds power in reserve and provides immediate relief during peaks. This has a noticeable impact on loudspeaker performance, (particularly for my power-hungry 4 ohm Vienna Acoustics package).

I'm sure you hear that too.
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As for the change in black level performance, it's subtle, but measureable. It's a bummer. I'm not sure why, but the black levels go a bit deeper when I'm not using the Furman.

And I'm quite sure you see the black-level difference.

Somehow, 99.999% of people have sound and video with power straight from the wall.
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Originally Posted by BarrettF77 View Post

Power conditioners I think are negligible at best. I just want something that is stable on current delivery and God forbid I have a power spike or another lightning hit. It may not be bullet proof, but if it lessens the likelihood of another insurance claim like I had a couple years back, I'll happily avoid it.

Hey, I totally agree with that. If you are in a lightning-susceptible area, you buy insurance against it. If I lived in tornado country, I'd have a storm cellar, too.
post #11530 of 14509
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Originally Posted by mgp View Post

Ditto, The only reason i use the UPS is for line fluctuations.
Spikes, fluctuations and line noise - my three reasons.
post #11531 of 14509
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Originally Posted by AnotherDude View Post

Spikes, fluctuations and line noise - my three reasons.

I have mine because I think its looks cool.
post #11532 of 14509
Has anyone here used the monoprice redmere hdmi cables with their elite LEDs without issues?
post #11533 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Evangelo2 View Post

Has anyone here used the monoprice redmere hdmi cables with their elite LEDs without issues?

I'm sure they are every bit as good as the cheaper, non-Redmere Monoprice cables.
post #11534 of 14509
I bought a couple of the Redmere cables and they wouldn't work at all with my projector. I haven't tried them on a tv yet but I will try one on the Elite when it arrives.
post #11535 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Evangelo2 View Post

Has anyone here used the monoprice redmere hdmi cables with their elite LEDs without issues?

Yes, I have the Ulta Slim and experience no issues with the Elite.
post #11536 of 14509
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Originally Posted by KRGM1 View Post

I bought a couple of the Redmere cables and they wouldn't work at all with my projector. I haven't tried them on a tv yet but I will try one on the Elite when it arrives.
Did you have the cable hooked up properly. Source/TV end?
post #11537 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Video Auteur View Post

Hey Everybody - this is a worthwhile topic for discussion. A power conditioner can change the look of your display and the sound of your audio system. Who has a conditioner that improved the performance of their system?
My Panamax M5400-EX recently started having problems (it's been on steadily for 4 years), so I replaced it with a Furman Elite 15 PFI. The Furman can store extra power for peaks. This has had a noticeable improvement on sound quality - attacks are faster and more focused, and peak volumes are cleaner. I have a quality speaker system, but it's power hungry, and the extra oomph has made a difference. In the display department, though, there was a trade-off. A friend of mine reports that his LED TV had better contrast with the Furman. My Elite is brighter now, but - here's the downside - so are the black levels. I've tweaked some settings since, but can't get it quite as dark as it was before I put the Furman in the system.
I've heard that some power conditioners actually improve black level. Has anyone had that experience with their Elite? The Furman has improved the sound of my system so much that I think I'm going to keep it. (It's as if I upgraded my amp!) But I am a bit bummed about the black levels.
As for the Panamax 5400 - you actually can turn the front panel off on that unit, or dim it way down. A button on the front panel allows you to adjust the brightness of the display to your preference.

I have the Furman Elite 15 PFI as well with power factor correction. Noticed the same improved in sound with my home theater when I first installed it a while back. It was a nice improvement and recommend the Furman to anyone looking for a nice surge protector/line conditioner.
post #11538 of 14509
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Originally Posted by PalJoey View Post

Yes, I have the Ulta Slim and experience no issues with the Elite.

Awesome. Can I use redmere cables to a keystone connector and then a short ultra slim redmere to the tv?
I just ordered my elite 70" today and I'm rebuilding my room after sandy and need to run hdmi cables in the wall. I will try and test all runs on a cheap Samsung LCD I have to see if all connections are working before I do drywall.
Edited by Evangelo2 - 12/8/12 at 5:20pm
post #11539 of 14509
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Originally Posted by hhtatum View Post

I have mine because I think its looks cool.
Mine hasn't come out of the closet ...
post #11540 of 14509
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Originally Posted by talems View Post

What are you using to clean your Elite screen? I have finger prints everywhere and looking for a non harmful way to clean them off.
The best way to clean a screen, is to not need to clean it wink.gif Glass, or glass like material can be a bear to get streak free sometimes.........
post #11541 of 14509
I need your input, please.

I have now read through 302 pages of this thread and about 9050 posts. I have about 80 pages to go and a 2,500 post to go before getting to the Caught Up post.

I have decided the 70" Elite will be my next TV, thanks to all the positive posts on this thread. Before deciding on the Elite, I looked at the Samsung ES8000 LEC thread, the new Sony HX950 LED and the Samsung E8000 plasma thread only to see almost nothing but complaints and even the threats of a law suit.

Before I purchase...

I have heard that Sharp wasn't going to continue the Elite and now I have heard that they are. My question is: Do I purchase the 2012 Elite 70" now OR wait to see if there is going to be a 2013 which would be a second generation Elite, correct? If there is going to be a 2013 model, it might actually even be a better TV??????????????????????

Please, your thoughts.



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post #11542 of 14509
The only people who KNOW aren't talking. They work for Sharp and won't show their cards until CES in early January. It's entirely possible the next Elite (if there is one) will be an 80" 4k unit which can only be ungodly expensive. It certainly is possible the 2013s will be better... I can't really picture a scenario where they would be worse. Unless you want a bigger picture, the 2012 70" is very likely the best way to go.
post #11543 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Sick Mother View Post

The only people who KNOW aren't talking. They work for Sharp and won't show their cards until CES in early January. It's entirely possible the next Elite (if there is one) will be an 80" 4k unit which can only be ungodly expensive. It certainly is possible the 2013s will be better... I can't really picture a scenario where they would be worse. Unless you want a bigger picture, the 2012 70" is very likely the best way to go.

Don't want a bigger picture. I had to show my wife that the 70 would fit as well as the 60 in her decorating scheme.

"likely the best way to go" This is what I have been thinking myself.

Thanks
post #11544 of 14509
If they do continue with the Elite, I bet they will personally, they will not be released until summer. With this being said, do you want to wait that long ?
post #11545 of 14509
How soon Elite 70" will be back in stock?
post #11546 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

If they do continue with the Elite, I bet they will personally, they will not be released until summer. With this being said, do you want to wait that long ?

No, not really.

If this is Chris, I talked with you today regarding the Elite 70"
post #11547 of 14509
^^^ Yep wink.gif
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Originally Posted by mikek753 View Post

How soon Elite 70" will be back in stock?
No more stock issues.
post #11548 of 14509
I finally got going in "tuning" my HT gears after moved in back in Jan. It is just amazing how fast times go by.

Anyway, I finally got to use Control CAL to setup my isf night setting. It is sure much more convenient to try different settings. What an improvement.

I was watching "House of Flying Daggers" chapter 2 for its bright and colorful customs and backdrops, chapter 3 for surround sound check starting with bass...
This is one of my favor blu-ray disc for demoing. cool.gif If you haven't seen this movie, check it out (it is a foreign film (Chinese))

Still amazed how good this tv is. smile.gif
post #11549 of 14509
I'm having trouble with my new Elite audio. I like the sound from my soundbar(Vizio VSB200) better than the set sound. I am using HDMI from Direct TV box to HDMI 1 and optical output. In setup menu I am using variable sound. I can't control the sound volume to the soundbar with the Elite remote. I get sound to the bar but have to use the bar remote to control volume. Am I doing something wrong or do I have to use analog outputs to control the bar volume with the set remote?

I found somewhat of a solution. I programmed AV1 on the remote to work the soundbar. It would be better to have direct volume control but at least now I can flip the remote switch to AV1 and control the volume on the soundbar. When set to TV the volume control of the Direct remote now controls the Elite speakers, which IMO sound thin compared to the Vizio soundbar.
Edited by KRGM1 - 12/11/12 at 10:22am
post #11550 of 14509
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Originally Posted by rogo View Post

People who take placebos, even when told they are taking a placebo, often report improvement in their symptoms too.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/dec/22/placebo-effect-patients-sham-drug

I feel better just reading this. smile.gif
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