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post #11581 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Strobie View Post

I just purchased the Elite 70 two weeks ago. I have everything hooked up with 1 HDMI from my TV to my receiver, Denon 1921, and my Cable box (Cox DCT-6416 iii) and my Samsung Blu Ray Player (6700 I believe).
So I am having a handshake issue with my cable box and the TV. It will work perfect for a while and then red lines go across the screen and then the picture will go out, then come back on for a second then go out for 30 seconds and does this till I turn the TV off. I have had all 5 cable boxes Cox offers hooked up and they all do the same thing. So I unplugged the TV and HDMI from receiver to the cable box, then unplugged the cable box and waited 5 minutes and plugged everything back in to re-establish the hand off. Then the TV will work fine for a few hours and then go back to the exact same scenario of picture blinking in and out.
I know it is not HDMI issues because the Blu Ray player works perfect all the time. Just the cable box.
I have done numerous searches and have heard of what others have tried on their Direct TV boxes but I have COX Communications and don't want to change everything just for this TV. I have brought the TV down from 1080i, to 720p, 480 and so on. It does it on all of the different settings on the cable box.
Any suggestions from you guys?
I have been working with Sharp's Elite hotline and they have a tech dispatched to come to my house tomorrow to replace the main board of the TV. Do you believe that is necessary on a TV I have only had for 2 weeks?
Thanks for any help. Its hard to keep my wife happy with a $5K TV that I can't watch cable on. LOL.

I had a similar issue. I have 5 stb running via cat5/fiber to the house hub. The software used by my provider is msoft Mediaroom. I would have the issue you are having and did all the troubleshooting. HDMI is digital so you either have a signal or not. I would run the hdmi from the stb directly to the TV and watch for a while and see if the problem persists. If not, then the issue has to do with your avr. My issue was resolved by setting my avr to "Pass through" mode with no scaling. If you get the issue with connecting directly to the TV then perhaps your stb is to blame.
post #11582 of 14509
Just picked up the Elite 70. Does it still need to be broken in like plasma? When I first got my Kuro Elite I ran the break in slides by D-nice. Wondering if I have to do the same.
post #11583 of 14509
I don't think so. I know I did not and it looks phenomenal
Using N3W813's THX Movie settings
Stunning
Had mine for 1 year.
post #11584 of 14509
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Originally Posted by obxdiver View Post

I don't think so. I know I did not and it looks phenomenal
Using N3W813's THX Movie settings
Stunning
Had mine for 1 year.
My 70 also looks stunning with those settings.
post #11585 of 14509
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Originally Posted by GeneWildersHair View Post

My 70 also looks stunning with those settings.
Yes,..before N3 posted his settings, I was using the posted C-NET settings, and I thought those were great. But when I put in N3's settings, I never looked back.
Plenty of pop, bright, perfect skin tones, deep deep blacks....what else...oh yea, ...jaw dropping...biggrin.gif
post #11586 of 14509
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Originally Posted by rhed View Post

Just picked up the Elite 70. Does it still need to be broken in like plasma? When I first got my Kuro Elite I ran the break in slides by D-nice. Wondering if I have to do the same.
For LCD/LED some recommend 100-hour break-in period, no special slides.
post #11587 of 14509
Yea.. I'm not to sure if a break in is required for a LED. With my Kuro Elite I ran the break in slides for 7 days straight through. On the 8th day I turned it off for a whole 36 hrs. Then I started doing calibration with Control Cal following D-nice Isf Day/Night settings. But that's a plasma. And I know plasmas require break in.
post #11588 of 14509
Have any of you Sharp Elite owners break in your sets with the break in slides? Or just ran it normal.
post #11589 of 14509
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Originally Posted by obxdiver View Post

I don't think so. I know I did not and it looks phenomenal
Using N3W813's THX Movie settings
Stunning
Had mine for 1 year.

Could you supply a link to those settings?
post #11590 of 14509
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Originally Posted by rhed View Post

Have any of you Sharp Elite owners break in your sets with the break in slides? Or just ran it normal.
Break in is not required on a LED, in fact some feel the same on a plasma Display. There is no phosphor on the screen to break in on a LED. To each his own though, I am sure there are people who break in there LED's.

If a person is going to calibrate, I will say I would wait till 250 hours or more to calibrate any unit, just in case wink.gif
post #11591 of 14509
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Originally Posted by JimShaw View Post

Could you supply a link to those settings?

Look in my signature for the link wink.gif
post #11592 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

Break in is not required on a LED, in fact some feel the same on a plasma Display. There is no phosphor on the screen to break in on a LED. To each his own though, I am sure there are people who break in there LED's.
If a person is going to calibrate, I will say I would wait till 250 hours or more to calibrate any unit, just in case wink.gif

Ok thanks..
post #11593 of 14509
I need to get 2 more 3d glasses for my set. Does anyone recommend a different brand or should I get the Sharp 3d glasses.
post #11594 of 14509
Are people using N3W813's settings for watching cable TV as well? Is this everyday watching or strictly movies?
post #11595 of 14509
I use it for cable viewing and it's perfect! Must also say it has somehow improved my off angle viewing.
post #11596 of 14509
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Originally Posted by GeneWildersHair View Post

My 70 also looks stunning with those settings.

+1, Even better than my Geek Squad so-called calibration.
post #11597 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Strobie View Post

Are people using N3W813's settings for watching cable TV as well? Is this everyday watching or strictly movies?
I am using his settings for everything
DirecTV, Blu Ray, PC...OTA...etc.
They work perfect for everything.
On bright days, I will sometimes select IVC Low (instead of LD On) to add a bit of brightness, but other than that, I use his settings just as he has them posted in his signature link
post #11598 of 14509
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Originally Posted by N3W813 View Post

Look in my signature for the link wink.gif

A big thanks to you.
post #11599 of 14509
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Originally Posted by JimShaw View Post

A big thanks to you.
Did you enter N3's settings?
If so, what do u think?

A big thanks to N3W813 for your calibrated settings for THX Movie
Your settings, together with a Darbee Darblet can not be matched.

I can't imagine how the TV can look any better. wink.gif
post #11600 of 14509
I notice n3's settings sets smooth motion to 120hz high. How well does that work?

I should say I actually like a little bit of SOE for non film material (sports, nature programs) as long as it is not too overdone. My problem with smooth motion is I've only seen it work well for native 24fps, where I usually DON'T want it (except for things like animation). For cable and broadcast, smooth motion tends to make a hash of things. I think many shows are shot at 24fps, then converted (poorly) to 30 or 60fps for broadcast, and smoothing motion tends to make a bigger mess of it. It smooths motion all right, until you have long slow pans or quick short pans, then there's all kind of hiccups.

So, I'm sure the elite handles 24fps blu ray just fine. What about the rest? And specifically, does smoth motion at 120hz high actually work correctly (whether you like it aesthetically is another matter).
post #11601 of 14509
soe is not controlled by the motion settings on the elite it's controlled by the film mode if you don't want soe set the film mode to off
post #11602 of 14509
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Originally Posted by obxdiver View Post

Did you enter N3's settings?
If so, what do u think?
A big thanks to N3W813 for your calibrated settings for THX Movie
Your settings, together with a Darbee Darblet can not be matched.
I can't imagine how the TV can look any better. wink.gif

i've been using N3s settings with a darblet too much improvement especially in the greens. was using c net settings before these N3s much better
post #11603 of 14509
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Originally Posted by obxdiver View Post

Did you enter N3's settings?
If so, what do u think?
A big thanks to N3W813 for your calibrated settings for THX Movie
Your settings, together with a Darbee Darblet can not be matched.
I can't imagine how the TV can look any better. wink.gif

No, I am ordering the 70" in a couple days and wanted to get a calibration for when the new set arrived
post #11604 of 14509
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Originally Posted by barth2k View Post

I notice n3's settings sets smooth motion to 120hz high. How well does that work?
I should say I actually like a little bit of SOE for non film material (sports, nature programs) as long as it is not too overdone. My problem with smooth motion is I've only seen it work well for native 24fps, where I usually DON'T want it (except for things like animation). For cable and broadcast, smooth motion tends to make a hash of things. I think many shows are shot at 24fps, then converted (poorly) to 30 or 60fps for broadcast, and smoothing motion tends to make a bigger mess of it. It smooths motion all right, until you have long slow pans or quick short pans, then there's all kind of hiccups.
So, I'm sure the elite handles 24fps blu ray just fine. What about the rest? And specifically, does smoth motion at 120hz high actually work correctly (whether you like it aesthetically is another matter).

Both the "Motion Enhancement" and "Film Mode" can be set to your personal preference. It has no effect on the colors. Except if you set ME to "Fluidmotion", you will lose total light output resulting in a dimmer picture.
post #11605 of 14509
Those of you who do your own calibrations.

On the 10 point grayscale adjustment, have you checked the inbetween points to see how they adjusted out?

If so, what did you find?
post #11606 of 14509
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

Those of you who do your own calibrations.
On the 10 point grayscale adjustment, have you checked the inbetween points to see how they adjusted out?
If so, what did you find?

The in-between points tracked as well as its neighbors. smile.gif I did a couple of 21-point readings during my last calibration but did not save the charts.

The 10-point grayscale controls on the Elite are not implemented correctly though. If you make substantial changes to brightness and contrast, the controls will no longer change the output for its given point. For example, if you lower contrast enough, point 7 no longer adjust 70% light output, instead it controls 75-80%.
post #11607 of 14509
Green Bars on white and grey backgrounds on 70" Elite made on Nov 2012
Folks, just got my Elite from Best Buy and turned it on, put on the grey and white full screen patterns to check dead pixels or spots and what a disappointment - there are green vertical bars that I can easily see on both white and grey background. They are also visible on the video material with white background like Life BD where they show ice country...

I had somewhat similar problem with 80" 633 set from Costco, and I decided to stretch my budget for Elite just to find same green bars. I do not see any mention of that on this thread but interested in the feedback and solution. I called Best Buy and they are thinking what to do here.

I thought it might be just my eyes, so gathered my family in front of the TV and all of them easily spotted them on the white/grey.

Appreciate thoughts/advise. Are all Sharp panels are prone to this problem or is just two of mine? Otherwise the picture on this set is the best I have seen and I really want to keep this TV but certainly not with green bars that I will see every time the scene has white and green in it..
post #11608 of 14509
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Originally Posted by dvzzz View Post

Green Bars on white and grey backgrounds on 70" Elite made on Nov 2012
Folks, just got my Elite from Best Buy and turned it on, put on the grey and white full screen patterns to check dead pixels or spots and what a disappointment - there are green vertical bars that I can easily see on both white and grey background. They are also visible on the video material with white background like Life BD where they show ice country...
I had somewhat similar problem with 80" 633 set from Costco, and I decided to stretch my budget for Elite just to find same green bars. I do not see any mention of that on this thread but interested in the feedback and solution. I called Best Buy and they are thinking what to do here.
I thought it might be just my eyes, so gathered my family in front of the TV and all of them easily spotted them on the white/grey.
Appreciate thoughts/advise. Are all Sharp panels are prone to this problem or is just two of mine? Otherwise the picture on this set is the best I have seen and I really want to keep this TV but certainly not with green bars that I will see every time the scene has white and green in it..

Haven't heard of green bars yet, this is the first time. Demand a replacement from Best Buy immediately.
post #11609 of 14509
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Originally Posted by dvzzz View Post

Green Bars on white and grey backgrounds on 70" Elite made on Nov 2012
Folks, just got my Elite from Best Buy and turned it on, put on the grey and white full screen patterns to check dead pixels or spots and what a disappointment - there are green vertical bars that I can easily see on both white and grey background. They are also visible on the video material with white background like Life BD where they show ice country...
I had somewhat similar problem with 80" 633 set from Costco, and I decided to stretch my budget for Elite just to find same green bars. I do not see any mention of that on this thread but interested in the feedback and solution. I called Best Buy and they are thinking what to do here.
I thought it might be just my eyes, so gathered my family in front of the TV and all of them easily spotted them on the white/grey.
Appreciate thoughts/advise. Are all Sharp panels are prone to this problem or is just two of mine? Otherwise the picture on this set is the best I have seen and I really want to keep this TV but certainly not with green bars that I will see every time the scene has white and green in it..

would you attach the pic of this issue? pls.
post #11610 of 14509
Working to setup my DSLR to find the way to capture them correctly. Will post in the next 60 mins.

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Originally Posted by mikek753 View Post

would you attach the pic of this issue? pls.
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