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post #8491 of 14514
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

well we almost were certain the 945 wasnt coming. As for a new Elite, yes there wont be a new model but simply a 2012 version.

I'm just starting to look for an upgrade, so I'm new to the Sharp information. I was looking forward to the 945 series. Can someone please explain what the 2012 Elite version is? Are we just talking 2012 build dates? Thanks in advance.
post #8492 of 14514
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Originally Posted by Feddie View Post

I'm just starting to look for an upgrade, so I'm new to the Sharp information. I was looking forward to the 945 series. Can someone please explain what the 2012 Elite version is? Are we just talking 2012 build dates? Thanks in advance.

We have not heard any real news on the Elites.

In the end I feel it is to far of to speculate this or that about the new models.

On a side note, on the XBR series, Sony is not releasing a new 2012 model. These are letting the 2011 model run until 2013. Maybe the Elite will follow the lead of Sony.
post #8493 of 14514
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Originally Posted by DJ Mike Fury View Post

Question for ISF calibrated Elite owners...

I'm watching the NY Rangers hockey game yesterday on ISF Day mode. The ice is yellow tinted. As a clear reference, it should be clearly white unless someone peed on it. Haha Have you noticed the same? I'm forced to watch it on something more natural and I feel pushed to watch it on User mode just cause the color is just not right on ISF.

Didn't watch Mike. But how do whites look in general? If the yellow-tinged ice was an anomaly, I'd blame it on the broadcast.
post #8494 of 14514
Just an FYI for those looking to buy the 70" since I had a few members say the price I paid is very good. Best Buy is closing 50 stores on May 12th, those with Magnolia inside typically will have the 70" Elite panel, at least the ones in my area only showcase the larger size and not the 60". This will vary store to store, but it seems these closing stores really would prefer to sell all their display items rather than transfer them to other stores unless another store requests a particular item. It might be worth your time to call or check out stores that are closing to see if they will cut you a deal.


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Originally Posted by veger69 View Post

It's on the box

Thanks, I won't be able to figure out the build date on my unit since it didn't come with the box. And here's my first picture of her still wrapped up. The installer is kind enough to come tomorrow and put her on the wall so I can clean enjoy the new setup during the evening

post #8495 of 14514
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Originally Posted by HD 335 View Post

Just an FYI for those looking to buy the 70" since I had a few members say the price I paid is very good. Best Buy is closing 50 stores on May 12th, those with Magnolia inside typically will have the 70" Elite panel, at least the ones in my area only showcase the larger size and not the 60". This will vary store to store, but it seems these closing stores really would prefer to sell all their display items rather than transfer them to other stores unless another store requests a particular item. It might be worth your time to call or check out stores that are closing to see if they will cut you a deal.




Thanks, I won't be able to figure out the build date on my unit since it didn't come with the box. And here's my first picture of her still wrapped up. The installer is kind enough to come tomorrow and put her on the wall so I can clean enjoy the new setup during the evening



When you call Elite CS to register your set, they can tell you the build date based on the serial #,just ask.
post #8496 of 14514
[quote=Cleveland Plasma;21980840]We have not heard any real news on the Elites.

Maybe some news at IFA in 119 days.
post #8497 of 14514
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On a side note, on the XBR series, Sony is not releasing a new 2012 model.

I can only speak for Europe, but at the IFA in Berlin Sony will show the new HX955 with 4K-Panel as HX925 successor...
post #8498 of 14514
Ken - the devils game looked ok last night. It must have been the MSG broadcast.

BTW, who's going to the Value Electronics Shootout? I'm going Saturday, May 19.
post #8499 of 14514
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Originally Posted by dane1201 View Post

Hello,

I was on monoprice.com and looking at HDMI cables. I see cables with 24AWG, 26AWG, and 28AWG. What does the AWG stand for? Which monoprice cable is best for 3D? Also, are the monoprice cables good? I've never bought from them, so your inputs would be very helpful.

Thank You

Monoprice cables are good cables. I use Monoprice and Blue Jeans cables for both my Pioneer Elite PDP's.
post #8500 of 14514
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Originally Posted by DJ Mike Fury View Post

Ken - the devils game looked ok last night. It must have been the MSG broadcast.

BTW, who's going to the Value Electronics Shootout? I'm going Saturday, May 19.

Kind of thought so Mike, but good to hear.

I won't be going to the shootout on this go-around. Not in the market for a unit at this time. My next display will either be the 70" Elite (or 80" if it actually materializes). The OLEDs for the foreseeable future will be too small.
post #8501 of 14514
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Originally Posted by hhtatum View Post

"Returning" comment was definitely not towards you. Thanks for the settings suggestion! I understand the frustration and why some people did return their sets but its clear they gave up too soon.

Actually no. We've known for a long time (4-5 months) that turning on IVC low reduced but didn't eliminate the pulsing problem. Personally I don't like the picture with IVC low, though maybe with time could have gotten used to it.

I think I made the right decision....totally looking for a larger version of that bear TV. Any chance its the mystery TV at the shootout?
post #8502 of 14514
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Originally Posted by jeffs2 View Post

Actually no. We've known for a long time (4-5 months) that turning on IVC low reduced but didn't eliminate the pulsing problem. Personally I don't like the picture with IVC low, though maybe with time could have gotten used to it.

I think I made the right decision....totally looking for a larger version of that bear TV. Any chance its the mystery TV at the shootout?

You can actually get the same look of the LD ISF settings with IVC Low, but you need to make some hefty adjustments to the Backlight, Contrast, Brightness and Gamma settings. I like you hate the look IVC Low normally creates, but after a bunch of experimentation now have an ISF with IVC Low setting that almost totally kills the flickering but can't tell apart from my LD ISF setting. I have the IVC on the ISF Day and the LD on the ISF Night, and I have not gone back to the ISF Night other than to check and grin, "yep, looks the same, but check out the flickering!".

So for me, going from FW 2.16 to 2.17 killed about 60% of the flickering, then going from LD to "compensated IVC Adv Low" killed about 95% of it.
post #8503 of 14514
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Originally Posted by AnotherDude View Post

You can actually get the same look of the LD ISF settings with IVC Low, but you need to make some hefty adjustments to the Backlight, Contrast, Brightness and Gamma settings. I like you hate the look IVC Low normally creates, but after a bunch of experimentation now have an ISF with IVC Low setting that almost totally kills the flickering but can't tell apart from my LD ISF setting. I have the IVC on the ISF Day and the LD on the ISF Night, and I have not gone back to the ISF Night other than to check and grin, "yep, looks the same, but check out the flickering!".

So for me, going from FW 2.16 to 2.17 killed about 60% of the flickering, then going from LD to "compensated IVC Adv Low" killed about 95% of it.

Is the "flickering" or "pulsing" problem (I assume these are different terms for the same issue) a universal problem inherent in every set or is it random?

I was concerned about my set delivered this week (Jan 2012 build) but on install hold until next week, so I took off the majority of the packaging, leaving the set in the bottom part of the carton and rigged up my retired Panny BD35 (still a great little BR player) and played portions of several BR and DVD's. What a phenomenal picture with absolutly no adjustments to any settings, immediately alleviates any question about cost justification! Anyway, I saw no sign of what I would consider "flickering/pulsing". Either I got very lucky and received a set free of this issue, or I don't have a clue of what it looks like. As I think about this, some have said they see this occur during hockey games, is it perhaps associated with cable/sat input? So back to my original question,is it a problem with every set???
post #8504 of 14514
I didn't have it in THX mode prior to the update and with the update it's much less of an issue in non-THX movie mode where I did see it. However I now use ISF mode where again I see no evidence of it.

If you don't see it, don't worry about it. These forums can make you crazy.
post #8505 of 14514
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Originally Posted by ALMA View Post

I can only speak for Europe, but at the IFA in Berlin Sony will show the new HX955 with 4K-Panel as HX925 successor...

I'm interested
post #8506 of 14514
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Originally Posted by cleobel View Post

I just want to say that I am enjoying my beautiful 70" elite. WOW! I read this forum almost everyday as I strive to perfect it even more. Now I am wondering if any of you care to share some good picture mode settings for: Standard, User, and Game Just trying to get the best picture possible to join my movie thx mode. Sharing would be greatly appreciated.

Cnet settings in THX
post #8507 of 14514
Sort of OT, but I saw several 4K displays at NAB and it was really difficult to discern the resolution increase at proper viewing distances. It's also just a resolution increase - that doesn't automatically get rid of video noise, poor motion, or other picture problems. Sony's display, in particular, was pretty awful. I think 4K is still really impractical at this point in the game. I personally don't want to see the Elite go this way, although that and all other rumors have appeared to die down.
post #8508 of 14514
Elite came out Sept. 2011, assuming 1 year cycle, next Elite in 4 months?
post #8509 of 14514
Could someone please PM me what the 60 Elite is going for. I only have one local dealer. And I want to see if his prices are on par with what the going price is. If this is against rules please disreguard. Thanks
post #8510 of 14514
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Originally Posted by 440forpower View Post

Could someone please PM me what the 60 Elite is going for. I only have one local dealer. And I want to see if his prices are on par with what the going price is. If this is against rules please disreguard. Thanks

There is an elite pricing thread. Search for it and post there. I think sub 4 is the lowest
post #8511 of 14514
I posted a classified for a 3 month old 70 inch elite here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/vbcla...do=ad&id=17408

- Rich
post #8512 of 14514
why are you selling it Rich?
post #8513 of 14514
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Originally Posted by MaXPL View Post

why are you selling it Rich?

I am helping a friend.
He put it into a room that he decided to add more equipment that requires an very wide viewing angle.

- Rich
post #8514 of 14514
WOW. That's a smokin' deal ! That will not last long.
post #8515 of 14514
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Originally Posted by cleobel View Post

I just want to say that I am enjoying my beautiful 70" elite. WOW! I read this forum almost everyday as I strive to perfect it even more. Now I am wondering if any of you care to share some good picture mode settings for: Standard, User, and Game Just trying to get the best picture possible to join my movie thx mode. Sharing would be greatly appreciated.

You can try these.

http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19410_10...ture-settings/
post #8516 of 14514
A little late to the party but PCMAG.com just reviewed the 60 inch Elite Pro.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403999,00.asp
post #8517 of 14514
Elite owners in the Columbus, OH area PM me, I have calibration schedule openings.
post #8518 of 14514
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Originally Posted by Chere View Post

A little late to the party but PCMAG.com just reviewed the 60 inch Elite Pro.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403999,00.asp

Gee, didn't that reviewer understand how miserably inaccurate the Elite's colors are? Just kidding. Nice review and spot on. I agree the viewing angle is the biggest weakness of the display.
post #8519 of 14514
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Originally Posted by Ken Ross View Post

Gee, didn't that reviewer understand how miserably inaccurate the Elite's colors are? Just kidding. Nice review and spot on. I agree the viewing angle is the biggest weakness of the display.

He must be friends with some owners.
post #8520 of 14514
I was in our local BB/Magnolia department yesterday when I heard a "mature" salesman telling a potential Elite customer the following:

"Sharp bought the entire display division from Pioneer. Sharp has been searching for the right panel to match with the Pioneer Elite electronics for the past three years and this Elite is the result."

I'm always amazed at the information I pick up during a visit to BB.
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