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post #14251 of 14509
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Originally Posted by rhed View Post

I think my IR sensor went bad on my 70". Not responding to my Logitech remote and the Elite remote. I have to manually turn it on and off at the set. So what you guys think? Bad IR sensor? If it is I have couple options. Let BB know about my set and get a replacement of something of equal value since I got the insurance. But don't know what to get! Insurance cover is 8200$. Or have them replace the sensor?
Get the sensor replaced. Multiple members have reported a similar failure. No need to replace the set for such a simple thing.
post #14252 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Bong7R View Post

Hello everyone,

I've had my 70X5 since Aug and it was used as floor model and then put in storage at the store. The only issue I have had was the blue power LED in the front was always staying ON and this was fixed by a call to CS and was talked through a reset. Since then every thing has been working fine and I love the pq on this set.

But now for the last month, I have noticed more occasions a white line at the bottom of the screen when watching HD shows and also SD shows on cable TV. I have also seen the white line on the top of the screen but not to often. Sometimes the line is very thin and some are wider. On SD shows some lines are green. My source is a Timewarner HD cable. Is there any adjustment for this?

Cable companies are supposed to fit HD precisely to the screen size so there is no under or overscan. Sometimes they don't do it very well. If the white lines you see are not solid but instead have breaks or dots etc the problem is probably the cable company and nothing wrong with the set. If it really bothers you, check page 25 of the user manual and turn off "dot for dot". This will allow a little overscan and should fix the problem. If it doesn't call Sharp.
post #14253 of 14509
Correct designer. When you have the dot for dot set up, on occasion I too see these lines, dashes, etc. I have TWC too.
It happens rarely, and is not an issue for me, but may be so to others.
post #14254 of 14509
It's exactly as explained above. This has nothing to do with the functioning of this particular set, it's just the nature of the source material SD overscan characteristics.
post #14255 of 14509
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Originally Posted by lgsvette View Post

I found a PRO-70X5 at a dealer this morning, never out of box, for $6550. Currently have Pioneer Elite PRO800, 43" and looking to upsize. Good deal? or wait for 4K.

I would originally have said go with the 4K set, until I actually saw one. I went to the Sony Store in Houston when they were demoing the 84". It was very nice if you got extremely close to the screen. At 2-3 feet away, it looked like you were staring through a window. But at normal viewing distances? You would be hard pressed to tell it wasn't 1080P.

If all sets end up being 4K like CP said, I'm fine with that if the price comes down to meet current 1080P sets. But based off what I saw in person, 4K is almost pointless unless you plan on sitting ridiculously close to the screen, or have super human visual acuity.
post #14256 of 14509
The lines are meta data that should not be visible, but occasionally are, as a result of your broadcaster/cable company. Or so I've been told. I would stay with dot to dot and put up with it. If you have a video processor (eg: Lumagen Radience) you can easily mask them .

Frank
post #14257 of 14509
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Originally Posted by dsinger View Post

Don't remember anyone bringing it up before. Who did your calibration? If BB that may explain it. If THX was not calibrated, switch to that an do a search on this thread for some settings you could try.

Not Best Buy it was a local calibrator that has very good references.
post #14258 of 14509

I have searched the thread for access to the service menu and can't find it.  Can someone provide it?  need to check hours on a panel I am buying.  Thanks

post #14259 of 14509
does sharp still make these? or did just bestbuy drop them?
post #14260 of 14509
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Originally Posted by unknownuser200 View Post

does sharp still make these? or did just bestbuy drop them?
No longer made much like the Kuro before them
post #14261 of 14509
oh did it just vanish off the earth or did the have some sorta press release
post #14262 of 14509
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

#5 Hold buttons on side panel, once service menue appears release buttons and then use your remote down arrow to go to the next page. You will see the hours there.

 

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Originally Posted by bekindrewind View Post


Thank you baron2 for providing the information (per our pm) on how to find out how many hours are on our units. (Attached below for others to use.)

Two questions about the proceedure.
1. will going into the menu affect the pro calibration that was done? (Don't think so, but always best to ask first)
2. Number 5) is that using the tv's ch/vol or the remotes ch/vol button?

**DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. MAKING CHANGES IN THE SERVICE MENU MAY RENDER YOUR SET INOPERABLE**

Ok, with all the warnings out of the way, here are the instructions....

1) Pull the AC plug on your TV
2) Press and HOLD the 'Input' and 'Vol-' buttons on the left side of your TV
3) Plug in the AC plug while holding the buttons, do not release the buttons
4) Hold the buttons until you see a large 'K' followed by the model number on the screen, release buttons
5) Press and hold the 'Ch-' and 'Vol-' buttons until the service menu is displayed
6) Press the down arrow on the remote to navigate to page 2/29
7) Look at "Center Acutime" and "Backlight Acutime" for TV operating hours
8) To exit, unplug AC, wait 20 seconds, plug in AC

Service Menu Navigation Keys
Arrow Up/DownSM page down/page up
Ch+/Ch-SM item up/down
Vol+/Vol-Item setting increment +1/-1
Arrow Left/RightItem setting increment +10/-10

 here you go. Page 465 of this Thread. Hope this helps 

post #14263 of 14509
Checked out the build date on the PRO-70X5 this morning and it was August 2011. I assume that is not a problem. Correct? Has only been out of the box to make everything is OK and to charge the glasses.
post #14264 of 14509
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Originally Posted by lgsvette View Post

Checked out the build date on the PRO-70X5 this morning and it was August 2011. I assume that is not a problem. Correct? Has only been out of the box to make everything is OK and to charge the glasses.

My 70x5 is an August 2011 build as well. I am very pleased with the uniformity on mine. That build date would be the first run they made of these.
post #14265 of 14509

Thanks baron2.  Just picked up the 70x5fd.  It is a 108 serial number so feel pretty good about stability of the unit.  Does anyone know how to access Elite Advantage Live?  Can you type in a web address?  My page on my set looks way different than what is represented in the original manual?  Supposedly Sharp's server is "down" and they cannot access your set.  I did confirm that Elite's will be supported with the live customer support access into your set once the server is updated.  I think they are making the new Sharp sets accessible as well.

post #14266 of 14509
Does anyone know what the Last Firmware update is ? If you do where can I get it on to a Flash Drive.
How are you guys updating the netflix app?
Thanks,
Glen
post #14267 of 14509
Last update was 2.19. Sharp has taken anything to do with the Elite off their website. Frankly it's an insult to their customers. Here's hoping my Elite lasts a few years. It's the last Sharp anything I buy.

The Sharp Elite is dead. Long live the Sharp Elite! (at least mine anyway biggrin.gif)
post #14268 of 14509
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Originally Posted by colonel7 View Post

No, it isn't from Best Buy. Its a local seller. The price of the Elite 70x5fd around $4K is a little less than 2 times what I paid for the 65VT60 which was around $2300

stick with the VT60 and put the extra $2300 in some audio upgrades for your home theater

while this Sharp is a good TV...there is no way I would pay more than say $600-800 more than for the VT60...and $500 of that is what I allowing for the move from 65 to 70 in



Warren
post #14269 of 14509
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Originally Posted by jasonvr View Post

No longer made much like the Kuro before them

both from companies that were losing serious $$ on their TV business

Sharp is still losing money...I think Pioneer has turned their ship around in the last 2-3 years



Warren
post #14270 of 14509
will a standard Sharp TV remote control control the Elite?

I assume it would...just wanted to clarify

I found an open box at about 75% OFF msrp


also are the glasses universal..ie...will the same one that control other brands work with the Elite...

I assume it is IR vs the newer Bluetooth standard?


Warran
post #14271 of 14509
If you bought your open box at Best Buy they can order the remote directly from Sharp and have it shipped to you, same with the glasses. When I bought my
open they did that and didnt charge me for them.
post #14272 of 14509
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

If you bought your open box at Best Buy they can order the remote directly from Sharp and have it shipped to you, same with the glasses. When I bought my
open they did that and didnt charge me for them.

I already asked BB...and they pretty much said NO...as well as no negotiation on the price

not a huge deal unless a standard Sharp TV remote WONT work this TV

do you know?


Warren
post #14273 of 14509
Dont know for sure but it should be able to work. You might try a sharp remote from the store on your open box if its still at the store.
Also if you need you can always check ebay or call sharp to order a remote. Sorry not much help.
post #14274 of 14509
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Dont know for sure but it should be able to work. You might try a sharp remote from the store on your open box if its still at the store.
Also if you need you can always check ebay or call sharp to order a remote. Sorry not much help.

I will try a regular Sharp Tv remote at the store

I dont have an intention of paying any significant amount of money for the Elite remote...if the Sharp standard TV remote doesnt work and the Elite remote is super expensive...then frankly that probably kills my interest

I have a finite amount of money that I am interested in this TV for..all in

Since I am really a plasma guy if the price gets close to the VT60 or F8500 price..I would buy one of those two TV's

since the one thing I did notice about the Sharp elite was the lack of the viewing angle that plasma technology give me


Warren
post #14275 of 14509
Elite remote for sale on ebay 59.99 free shipping.
post #14276 of 14509
Hi all, brand new member.

I've been dreaming about owning an Elite since Sharp re-launched them, but just don't make the kind of money needed to justify an $8000 television.

Now that they're discontinued, the close out floor models finally fell to were I could no longer say no.

I pulled the trigger after searching all over my area of California, and zeroing in on the best condition 70" I could find. (Only noted defect, was one unresponsive green sub-pixel...everything else seems in perfect condition.) Others I checked out had bigger problems.

After getting it home, I immediately came on these forums to track down initial calibration settings.

I start seeing all the issues (forums can be buzz kills if you're not careful) and see that everyone is scared of November 2012 builds!? So I check the serial# after the fact, and sure enough it starts with 211, ARGH!

Are the issues that crop up usually identified early on? Mine has about 3000 hours on it. My experience with most electronic equipment, especially TVs, is that if it's good after a couple thousand hours, it's probably gonna go a very long time?

Should I be worried, or should I put it out of mind and simply enjoy my dream TV? Better condition/build dates may not be a realistic possibility....good shape units are disappearing quickly.

Also, I now see that I.R. issues are common, mine is working but does require remote to be pointed pretty accurately/directly at TV. Is this normal on the Elites, or early indication of problem?

Finally, I was reassured by the store that manufacturer warranty is in tact even though it was display model...looks like the posts here back up that claim? Sounds like it's 2 years on the Elites and does cover floor models? Anybody know where to find this in writing? Does Sharp discontinuing them effect warranty claims?

Thanks all, glad....so glad, to finally own such a beautiful TV.
Edited by Hawaii Keith - 12/12/13 at 1:36am
post #14277 of 14509
Just finished the install of the new Elite 70x5fd. Quite a jump in size from the 10 year old Pioneer Elite PRO-800HD (43 inch). Daughter wants the Pioneer that still has a great picture. I do not think the picture on the 70x5fd is equal to the Pioneer Elite. Hope it will grow on me.
post #14278 of 14509
The 70x5 should be better than your 2005 or 2006 PRO-800. Plasma does have a diffeernt look but the Elite LED is a good display Try looking up CNET settings for the 70x5. I use those on my 70x5
and another on my 60x5.
post #14279 of 14509
Also keep in mind that a bigger screen will always appear less "clear" when viewed from a set distance.

You're talking over twice the screen real estate, so it will show over twice the detail and flaws if viewed from the same distance as your Pioneer.
post #14280 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Hawaii Keith View Post

Also keep in mind that a bigger screen will always appear less "clear" when viewed from a set distance.

You're talking over twice the screen real estate, so it will show over twice the detail and flaws if viewed from the same distance as your Pioneer.

yes..and no

I nearly bit on the 60" open item I was looking at the other night

The main reason I passed

poor ( compared to plasma)off angle viewing

I will say this is the best LED I have ever seen in this regard

However..I was looking to replace a 58" Samsung plasma that is over my fireplace in a rectangular room. Seating positions vary widely since the TV is hung on one of the longer walls and people sit adjacent to the TV on the other longer wall

As I moved at different angles of the Sharp elite I could see both color and light changes

That made me pass...though on another note the open box Sharp Elite was marked less than I paid for the samsung 58" plasma that I was considering replacing

the particular store I was in had the Panasonic ZT 60 in a 65" right across from it. I preferred the ZT60, price not considered

If I was dire need of a TV I find it hard to not say I would have bit on the Sharp at the markdown price


Warren
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