Originally Posted by DigsMovies
Interesting thoughts from Scott Wilkinson @ Home Theater Magazine regarding these sets at CEDIA 2011:Link to Report in Home Theater Magazine
"The demo was conducted in a totally blacked out room, and the result was absolutely stunning. Blacks were easily as deep as the Kuro—and possibly deeper, even when displaying real-world images—and it clearly blows the Kuro out of the water in terms of brightness thanks to IVC's ability to punch up bright objects without raising blacks, which is especially good news for 3D. Colors were rich and vivid without being garish, and detail was razor-sharp. Amazingly, shots of fireworks against a black night sky showed no sign of haloing, a common problem with LED-backlit sets."
He does mention the high cost though:
" In my opinion, exceedingly high cost was the fatal flaw that killed the Kuro, so I wonder how well the new Sharp Elite TVs will fare."
Exactly correct perspective. The good news is the Sharp 70" 735 3D for those who doun't want to drop $8K each year!
Someone wrote this in the last thread:
"Obviously the Elite comes calibrated and the dealer 735's are programed to the dynamic mode. If fact if you switch to User mode it will default back to dynamic mode within an hour. What not level the playing field?
Who wants to bet they use the same x-gen panel?
Who wants to bet they can both be calibrated to look very similar?
The $250 x-rite i1 Display Pro with PC software will perform a far better calibration in 10 minutes than any legacy manual calibration.
The Elite will ultimately have better blacks in a dark room and should have slightly better lighting uniformity.
Do you think they use the same Meditek image processing? Betcha they do.
The fact is this largely a marketing push to improve profitability for Sharp and its dealers.
The 735 also pops in a well lit room. So too will the Elite, even though I haven't seen it. The technology largely is the same. Prove me wrong!
Stick to the facts please rather than hype.
My claim is the 735 gives 90% of the Elite's performance for 50% of the price."
So please calibrate them both and put them side-by-side for a true, meaningful face-off