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post #8581 of 14509
Ah! I'm close to the 5 month myself, so maybe there's hope they're not just ignoring me
post #8582 of 14509
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Originally Posted by cleobel View Post

Grand kids recently broke my 3d glasses. Now that I have to buy new ones, I want to know if anybody might know, or purchased better 3d glasses than those that came with the TV. Since I have to purchase replacements I want only the best ones. Very very happy with my elite 70; no problems at all.

It appears that Elite glasses do not have an after market alternative at this point, at least none that I have been able to find. Amazon sells the Elite glasses for 58.99 each.
post #8583 of 14509
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Originally Posted by mikey94025 View Post

I received a phone message at home from Sharp service plans asking me to call. It turned out to be an offer to extend my Elite warranty for an additional year for $97.99. This makes it 3.5 years. Given how much the Elite was, this seemed small so I said yes. Anyone else?

Elite 1 yr extended warranty (effective at end of 2yr + 3 month mfg warranty) 3 years and 3 months total coverage:

PRO 60: $97.99
PRO 70: $199.99

According to Elite and Sharp, you can only purchase 1 additional year at this time. They say an additional year will be offered at the end of the 3yr 3month period, and one more year following that (prices TBD) for a total 3 additional years ( 5yrs 3months total coverage).

I will always buy the coverage for electronics of this level of investment. My Sony XBR8 suffered an irreparable panel failure last year, about 1 year after the end of the mfg warranty, but well within the 3 year extended warranty purchased for $550. While it was tough laying out those additional $$, when the check arrived for the full purchase price, I knew I would never go without an extended warranty in the future. Fact is, high-end electronics are very expensive and very fickle to trust that they will go without failing for more than a few years.

Has anyone found a more attractive warranty offering than the Elite/Sharp offer?
post #8584 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Kaona View Post

Elite 1 yr extended warranty (effective at end of 2yr + 3 month mfg warranty) 3 years and 3 months total coverage:

PRO 60: $97.99
PRO 70: $199.99

According to Elite and Sharp, you can only purchase 1 additional year at this time. They say an additional year will be offered at the end of the 3yr 3month period, and one more year following that (prices TBD) for a total 3 additional years ( 5yrs 3months total coverage).

I will always buy the coverage for electronics of this level of investment. My Sony XBR8 suffered an irreparable panel failure last year, about 1 year after the end of the mfg warranty, but well within the 3 year extended warranty purchased for $550. While it was tough laying out those additional $$, when the check arrived for the full purchase price, I knew I would never go without an extended warranty in the future. Fact is, high-end electronics are very expensive and very fickle to trust that they will go without failing for more than a few years.

Has anyone found a more attractive warranty offering than the Elite/Sharp offer?

You will find polices that are cheaper in cost , BUT I feel they will never reach the level of service that Sharp will have in maintaining the policy . Sharp is Very Good to it's customers when it comes to the warranty & extended service . they have been know to up-grade to a next level product, they can & will replace a unit just on photo's emailed to them ,they will deliver a display as replacement & also pick-up ,box up the old unit all in the same trip .
Most if not all the 3rd party warranty coverage polices make a customer jump thru many hoops before the reach the state of replacement (IE:many service calls to your house ) Some have been know not to pay out a full replacement costs due them saying a unit has a stated market worth after use , that being them saying what they feel the unit is now worth to them .. you see where I'm going on this ? think a pro-rated tire policy
post #8585 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Kaona View Post


It appears that Elite glasses do not have an after market alternative at this point, at least none that I have been able to find. Amazon sells the Elite glasses for 58.99 each.

...and BB/Mag sells them for a dollar more.

Dan
post #8586 of 14509
I have two question. On the Elite, how do you sign out on the Netflix app? I accidentally enter the wrong account. Second question is how to sync comcast cable remote with the Elite remote. I just want to use the elite remote to control everything.
Thanks
post #8587 of 14509
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

You will find polices that are cheaper in cost , BUT I feel they will never reach the level of service that Sharp will have in maintaining the policy . Sharp is Very Good to it's customers when it comes to the warranty & extended service . they have been know to up-grade to a next level product, they can & will replace a unit just on photo's emailed to them ,they will deliver a display as replacement & also pick-up ,box up the old unit all in the same trip .
Most if not all the 3rd party warranty coverage polices make a customer jump thru many hoops before the reach the state of replacement (IE:many service calls to your house ) Some have been know not to pay out a full replacement costs due them saying a unit has a stated market worth after use , that being them saying what they feel the unit is now worth to them .. you see where I'm going on this ? think a pro-rated tire policy

I could not agree with you more. The peace of mind and resulting confidence in buying the warranty from Elite/Sharp is not even remotely worth the $50-100 a year one might save in buying from a third party warranty dealer. I went with the Elite warranty and can now rest easy.
post #8588 of 14509
So, you guys talking about how bad off-axis viewing is on the Elite, is this in comparison to other LCD displays, or to plasma? Because I have had four LCD TVs, and for the settings I've used them in, the off-axis viewing has been more than adequate (not saying I can't see the difference, just that the performance is acceptable in the range of viewing angles I need). If the Elite is on par with any other good quality LCD in terms of viewing angle, I expect it would be totally fine for me. But the complaints leave me wondering. Is it abnormally bad?
post #8589 of 14509
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Originally Posted by sharding View Post

So, you guys talking about how bad off-axis viewing is on the Elite, is this in comparison to other LCD displays, or to plasma? Because I have had four LCD TVs, and for the settings I've used them in, the off-axis viewing has been more than adequate (not saying I can't see the difference, just that the performance is acceptable in the range of viewing angles I need). If the Elite is on par with any other good quality LCD in terms of viewing angle, I expect it would be totally fine for me. But the complaints leave me wondering. Is it abnormally bad?

I have a 60" Elite and just comparing it to other LCD displays at Best Buy, it looks about the same for off angle viewing. Like you said, it is just not close to as good in this area as a plasma. As long as you are in about a 45 degree cone (\\/) from the set, I don't think it is a problem IMO.
post #8590 of 14509
Thread Starter 
Here are some more Images for everyone to enjoy.
All Images were taken in ISF-NIGHT Picture Mode. ISF Calibrated by Kevin Miller.
Camera used was a Canon EOS 60D (Manual Mode)

























post #8591 of 14509
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Originally Posted by RadTech51 View Post

Here are some more Images for everyone to enjoy.
All Images were taken in ISF-NIGHT Picture Mode. ISF Calibrated by Kevin Miller.
Camera used was a Canon EOS 60D (Manual Mode)

Nice pics, I also love my Elite by far the best picture I've ever seen and I do own two plasmas st50, vt30 and nether IMO come close to the blacks or color that the Elite has...
post #8592 of 14509
I called Elite support line.... And they have no info on any warranty beyond the factory warranty. If anyone gets a call, jot down a phone number for the rest of us.
post #8593 of 14509
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by l0g0s View Post

nice pics, i also love my elite by far the best picture i've ever seen and i do own two plasmas st50, vt30 and nether imo come close to the blacks or color that the elite has...

+1
post #8594 of 14509
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Originally Posted by steve841 View Post

I called Elite support line.... And they have no info on any warranty beyond the factory warranty. If anyone gets a call, jot down a phone number for the rest of us.

866 712 9887

Not clear why there is so much confusion surrounding the extended warranty issue, according to the Rep I spoke with, it's because it's so new (seems that almost one year in isn't exactly new) but that was her reasoning. If you have registered your set, they will have all of your info, so it's a painless process.
post #8595 of 14509
I don't want to sound unappreciative of the effort, but the problem with any pic one might post is that they don't do any justice to the actual picture on the TV. The dynamic range of the camera is just not great enough to capture the highlights, shadows and blacks together, a testament to the Elite's performance.

These pictures of the BD (I'm assuming) of Episode 3 which I also have, as nice as they may be, show crushed blacks and oversaturated colors relative to my calibrated ISF settings. I know Kevin does a great job and want to make sure it is clear this is not a true representation of the actual performance, no offense intended to the photographer.
post #8596 of 14509
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AnotherDude View Post

I don't want to sound unappreciative of the effort, but the problem with any pic one might post is that they don't do any justice to the actual picture on the TV. The dynamic range of the camera is just not great enough to capture the highlights, shadows and blacks together, a testament to the Elite's performance.

These pictures of the BD (I'm assuming) of Episode 3 which I also have, as nice as they may be, show crushed blacks and oversaturated colors relative to my calibrated ISF settings. I know Kevin does a great job and want to make sure it is clear this is not a true representation of the actual performance, no offense intended to the photographer.

I'll post my same reply that I did on HTS.

"It's quite all right, as I've said before these pictures are just for fun only. The actual picture looks way better in person as you already know, I do this mainly because people seem to enjoy it and ask for them."
post #8597 of 14509
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Originally Posted by RadTech51 View Post

"It's quite all right, as I've said before these pictures are just for fun only. The actual picture looks way better in person as you already know, I do this mainly because people seem to enjoy it and ask for them."

I'd like to add a suggestion. Since you credit Kevin Miller in your pixpost, it might be a good idea to include a disclaimer similar to the one I just quoted.
post #8598 of 14509
How do you guys find the 3d on the elite?
post #8599 of 14509
The 3d is the best I have ever seen on any TV.
post #8600 of 14509
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Originally Posted by RadTech51 View Post

Here are some more Images for everyone to enjoy.
All Images were taken in ISF-NIGHT Picture Mode. ISF Calibrated by Kevin Miller.
Camera used was a Canon EOS 60D (Manual Mode)

It's impossible to "enjoy" shots of that atrocity of a movie, no matter how good the TV is.

In fact, I'll say it: Star Wars sucks now that George Lucas screwed it all up with voiceovers and unfunny computer animation slapstick.

I mean, seriously?!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEckwbj6Ud8
post #8601 of 14509
What's the best viewing distance for 70" Elite?
post #8602 of 14509
my VT30 image quality looks the same as those pics posted a few posts back...although blacks look a bit inkier on the Elite
post #8603 of 14509
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Originally Posted by dane1201 View Post

What's the best viewing distance for 70" Elite?


My preference is 13 feet.

Some will say a little more while others will say a little less.

It's definately not anything like 18 feet or 6 feet.
post #8604 of 14509
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

my VT30 image quality looks the same as those pics posted a few posts back...although blacks look a bit inkier on the Elite

You really can't go by what's posted on the net as there are too many places where the image changes. For instance, the camera in converting from its raw format to a jpeg can shift the gamma or color balance...it's also presuming that the viewer has a calibrated monitor.
post #8605 of 14509
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Originally Posted by dane1201 View Post

What's the best viewing distance for 70" Elite?

8 to 9 feet works for me, seems to be just the right distance for optimum viewing.

http://myhometheater.homestead.com/v...alculator.html
post #8606 of 14509
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Originally Posted by boulder_bum View Post

It's impossible to "enjoy" shots of that atrocity of a movie, no matter how good the TV is.

In fact, I'll say it: Star Wars sucks now that George Lucas screwed it all up with voiceovers and unfunny computer animation slapstick.

I mean, seriously?!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEckwbj6Ud8


Hallelujah!
post #8607 of 14509
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Originally Posted by dane1201 View Post

What's the best viewing distance for 70" Elite?

I'm about 7 - 8ft back
post #8608 of 14509
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Originally Posted by dreaux View Post

8 to 9 feet works for me, seems to be just the right distance for optimum viewing.

http://myhometheater.homestead.com/v...alculator.html

Same here.
post #8609 of 14509
Has anyone found settings that improve the Elite's built in sound system?

I know many say off axis viewing is the weakest element of the Elite, but I beg to differ, the sound it produces is amazingly poor! ...and yes, I have an excellent surround system, but I don't need it to catch the local news or CSPAN ect. Sometimes you just want to turn on the set but you need the full blown system. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
post #8610 of 14509
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Kaona View Post

Has anyone found settings that improve the Elite's built in sound system?

I know many say off axis viewing is the weakest element of the Elite, but I beg to differ, the sound it produces is amazingly poor! ...and yes, I have an excellent surround system, but I don't need it to catch the local news or CSPAN ect. Sometimes you just want to turn on the set but you need the full blown system. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

The ELITE speakers for myself are ilrelevant as I also have an excellent surround sound system. As for the Off-Axis viewing it's just part of the current LED technology, this is probably the sole area I liked Plasma over LED in the past before I saw the ELITE of course.
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