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post #1291 of 3272
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Originally Posted by rohrbaughra View Post

The display looks great, even in the afternoon with the south-facing window behind the set and a bay window and two large windows on the side. The 80" appears to be as bright as the (4 month old) 70" 733 model it replaced and a 70" Sony XBR2 prior to that, and both of those sets were also fairly bright.

Awesome...glad to hear it. Excited about getting one now, even more so...

Just gotta figure out how much a healthy lung and a kidney could go for...
post #1292 of 3272
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Originally Posted by kdavis220 View Post

Awesome...glad to hear it. Excited about getting one now, even more so...

Just gotta figure out how much a healthy lung and a kidney could go for...

One thing worth mentioning is that although the screen is semi-matte and not as glossy as Samsungs or plasmas, it is still reflective. We have a light that sits in the middle of the room behind the sofa that I shut off when I'm watching at night. Other than that, I'm having a difficult time finding things to criticize about it. Also, you will probably want to turn the automatic light sensor function off, as that seems to dim the set considerably. In addition, I use Standard mode, as it appears to be slightly brighter than movie mode but still has the advanced options available.
post #1293 of 3272
You ought to consider an Ideal-Lume light for nighttime viewing. Because of the size of this set, I had to use two lamps behind it, but the 6500K fluorescent light (ideally set for 10% of the set's all white screen output) eases eye fatigue vs. a completely dark room and supposedly also improves apparent contrast. I love mine! You can find it here:

http://www.cinemaquestinc.com/
post #1294 of 3272
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Originally Posted by FltTester View Post

You ought to consider an Ideal-Lume light for nighttime viewing. Because of the size of this set, I had to use two lamps behind it, but the 6500K fluorescent light (ideally set for 10% of the set's all white screen output) eases eye fatigue vs. a completely dark room and supposedly also improves apparent contrast. I love mine! You can find it here:

http://www.cinemaquestinc.com/


I agree with you 1000 percent but....here is the problem I have with the product. A few years back when sets were bulkier and mounts had larger spacing you could easily fit these. Now with shallow depths and slim mounts its impossible. My 80 is .55 from the wall so these wont work.

Second, they havent updated these in at least 5 years. With the progress led lights are making you would think IL would have some new options in led for reduced size and power consumption. The bulbs also do not last nearly the rated life and cannot be bought locally

Listen I think its a great product and I highly recommend bias lighting but its high time for led
post #1295 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

I agree with you 1000 percent but....here is the problem I have with the product. A few years back when sets were bulkier and mounts had larger spacing you could easily fit these. Now with shallow depths and slim mounts its impossible. My 80 is .55 from the wall so these wont work.

Second, they havent updated these in at least 5 years. With the progress led lights are making you would think IL would have some new options in led for reduced size and power consumption. The bulbs also do not last nearly the rated life and cannot be bought locally

Listen I think its a great product and I highly recommend bias lighting but its high time for led

I got some CCFL 6" & 12" in three colors I'm gonna experiment with them .. they are left overs from when I was building PC Gaming Rigs for the Youngsters . Very thin 1/2" tube with a 1/8" bulb inside ...
post #1296 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post


I got some CCFL 6" & 12" in three colors I'm gonna experiment with them .. they are left overs from when I was building PC Gaming Rigs for the Youngsters . Very thin 1/2" tube with a 1/8" bulb inside ...

Let us know how you make out. Be careful though as the led needs to be as close to 6500k as possible
post #1297 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

Let us know how you make out. Be careful though as the led needs to be as close to 6500k as possible

the labels say they are 28,000-30,000cd/m2 bright
each tube
2 to the package with the inverter separate from the bulb
tube dia.3.0mm
length 300mm long
the end housing are 1/2" sq x 5/8" long
I know now what You mean by 6500K
post #1298 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

I agree with you 1000 percent but....here is the problem I have with the product. A few years back when sets were bulkier and mounts had larger spacing you could easily fit these. Now with shallow depths and slim mounts its impossible. My 80 is .55 from the wall so these wont work.
Second, they havent updated these in at least 5 years. With the progress led lights are making you would think IL would have some new options in led for reduced size and power consumption. The bulbs also do not last nearly the rated life and cannot be bought locally
Listen I think its a great product and I highly recommend bias lighting but its high time for led

Yeah, I'm using a full-motion wall mount and have the set 25" from the rear wall. With a low-profile mount I suppose the lamp(s) could be placed below the set projecting upward, but that may be difficult and the uniformity of the light would probably suffer. In my case, the single IL I was using behind the previous 65" lasted eight years.
I agree, it would be great to have LEDs do the same, but I'm afraid that may be impossible because their total spectrum may be above 6500.
post #1299 of 3272
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Originally Posted by FltTester View Post


Yeah, I'm using a full-motion wall mount and have the set 25" from the rear wall. With a low-profile mount I suppose the lamp(s) could be placed below the set projecting upward, but that may be difficult and the uniformity of the light would probably suffer. In my case, the single IL I was using behind the previous 65" lasted eight years.
I agree, it would be great to have LEDs do the same, but I'm afraid that may be impossible because their total spectrum may be above 6500.

You want them mount left top and right on the set. If you have nothing below then add one underneath as well
post #1300 of 3272
Originally Posted by Fastslappy
just got a 632 80" from US Appliance ..pulled the trigger ! $3,69X.00 free shipping

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Now that price i could live with ! I paid nearly that much for the popular Samsung A950 55" when it was being phased out.

Problem is US Appliance never has anything in Stock:

http://www.us-appliance.com/lc80le632u.html

Regards,
post #1301 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Silverfox1 View Post

Originally Posted by Fastslappy
just got a 632 80" from US Appliance ..pulled the trigger ! $3,69X.00 free shipping

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Now that price i could live with ! I paid nearly that much for the popular Samsung A950 55" when it was being phased out.

Problem is US Appliance never has anything in Stock:

http://www.us-appliance.com/lc80le632u.html

Regards,

Read a few posts up. You can order a set at that price and have it filled when they come back in stocj
post #1302 of 3272
see post # 204 that was posted yesterday & order one from US-Appliance

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post21714493

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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post
Im confused as to why you would overpay to buy from HH. The mark up then mark down is why the brick and mortar stores are losing customers. Us Appliance will surely have them in stock again
x2. I visited Best Buy/Magnolia last night to view it for the final time to make sure. I even gave them a chance for best offer and all they could do was $4500 pre-tax.(unQuote)

I've owned several plasmas since 2004 and used them religiously. This is the first time I've been convinced to switch technology for a large flat panel display. So much so that I cancelled a Panasonic 65GT30 enroute from Amazon; it seems so small against an 80in and 3D is not a concern. Crazy that I spent $5K back in 2004 for a 50" 720P Pioneer plasma. We AVSers were all talking about how it was so affordable to go with an industrial plasma versions (vs. consumer) back then. Nice, but expensive memories.



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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post
I'm @ home 24/7 getting over a Concussion so I'm watching the US-Appliance site & will advise as soon as I see the Display show in stock...(Unquote)
Why wait? I simply called US Appliance and placed my order. If you don't mind them charging you prior to shipping, then I don't see a problem. I'm not taking any chances on any potential price increase or availability.

The salesman noted that they have 60 on order and expect to receive at least 75% of them in ~3 weeks. He even told me my place in the backorder wait list; there are five people ahead of me and my order will be in the first batch. Three weeks (or four with shipping time) is ideal timing since I'm renovating the room. I used my AMEX card and have crazy customer protection if anything goes awry. AMEX also gives me one additional year of warranty coverage.

I asked the salesman if I could post his name on AVS for referal and he said no problems. They are accepting backorders.

Item: Sharp LC-80LE632U
Price: $3697 w/standard curbside shipping ($149 white glove)
US Appliance: (877) 628-9913
Salesman: Jason Manning

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post21714493

Jump on it ! they will not keep them in very long ..........
post #1303 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

Read a few posts up. You can order a set at that price and have it filled when they come back in stocj

Guess im blind since i cant find the specific post you cited.

Do you have to call US Appliance direct and quote or request the price since you cant add it to the cart in their "Out of Stock" advertisement below:

http://www.us-appliance.com/lc80le632u.html

Regards,
post #1304 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Silverfox1 View Post

Guess im blind since i cant find the specific post you cited.

Do you have to call US Appliance direct and quote or request the price since you cant add it to the cart in their "Out of Stock" advertisement below:

http://www.us-appliance.com/lc80le632u.html

Regards,

it's on the 80" pricing thread I posted the links above ......
post #1305 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

it's on the 80" pricing thread I posted the links above ......

Thanks Mike ! I must be blind !

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...&postcount=204

Regards, Ron
post #1306 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Silverfox1 View Post

Thanks Mike ! I must be blind !

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...&postcount=204

Regards, Ron

No Problemo ,Glad to Help
post #1307 of 3272
I returned a recently purchased Panny 65ST30 due to buzzing and "upgraded" to the 80". Calibrated everything but CMS with Calman and am happier than I thought I would be with an LCD. One quirk i noticed.

I have OPC Off and OPC range 0/+1. It seems there is a total screen dimming feature when the screen goes blank.

Screen goes blank > screen dims > screen brightens > next scene starts. I this normal? Do I have something set wrong?
post #1308 of 3272
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Originally Posted by DJSloan View Post

I returned a recently purchased Panny 65ST30 due to buzzing and "upgraded" to the 80". Calibrated everything but CMS with Calman and am happier than I thought I would be with an LCD. One quirk i noticed.

I have OPC Off and OPC range 0/+1. It seems there is a total screen dimming feature when the screen goes blank.

Screen goes blank > screen dims > screen brightens > next scene starts. I this normal? Do I have something set wrong?

I have not noticed that effect. You might want to cycle the OPC feature (turn it on again and then off) and then see what happens. You also might try setting the set to a different mode (Standard, Movie, etc.) and see if the phenomenon occurs when turning OPC off.
post #1309 of 3272
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Originally Posted by DJSloan View Post

I returned a recently purchased Panny 65ST30 due to buzzing and "upgraded" to the 80". Calibrated everything but CMS with Calman and am happier than I thought I would be with an LCD. One quirk i noticed.

I have OPC Off and OPC range 0/+1. It seems there is a total screen dimming feature when the screen goes blank.

Screen goes blank > screen dims > screen brightens > next scene starts. I this normal? Do I have something set wrong?

my 60 632 does the same thing, but i believe at some point it did not do this. is there a setting that causes this? i have OPC off and all the energy stuff off.
post #1310 of 3272
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Originally Posted by mark62 View Post

my 60 632 does the same thing, but i believe at some point it did not do this. is there a setting that causes this? i have OPC off and all the energy stuff off.

Mine does it too regardless of settings. I believe that the set automatically turns off the LED's when no signal is present and then turns them back on instantly as soon as the signal returns. I think it's a power saving feature that is well suited for the instant response of LED lighting. The effect is pretty subtle if you have a fair amount of ambient light. I don't so I noticed it pretty early on.

BTW - I am very happy with having a 9 foot string of soft white Christmas LED's attached to the back of my set to give me some additional lighting at night. The effect is very nice. Blacks look deeper and my eyes suffer less eye strain. All this for under 20.00
post #1311 of 3272
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Originally Posted by billdag View Post

BTW - I am very happy with having a 9 foot string of soft white Christmas LED's attached to the back of my set to give me some additional lighting at night. The effect is very nice. Blacks look deeper and my eyes suffer less eye strain. All this for under 20.00

That's crazy, but totally believable. It may not exactly be 6500K perfection, but close enough to be entirely acceptable for most of us. Good find!
post #1312 of 3272
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Originally Posted by DJSloan View Post

I returned a recently purchased Panny 65ST30 due to buzzing and "upgraded" to the 80". Calibrated everything but CMS with Calman and am happier than I thought I would be with an LCD. One quirk i noticed.

I have OPC Off and OPC range 0/+1. It seems there is a total screen dimming feature when the screen goes blank.

Screen goes blank > screen dims > screen brightens > next scene starts. I this normal? Do I have something set wrong?

It does the same thing on my 735 with network shows using OTA. It does not occur while watching blu ray movies.
post #1313 of 3272
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Originally Posted by billdag View Post

Mine does it too regardless of settings. I believe that the set automatically turns off the LED's when no signal is present and then turns them back on instantly as soon as the signal returns. I think it's a power saving feature that is well suited for the instant response of LED lighting. The effect is pretty subtle if you have a fair amount of ambient light. I don't so I noticed it pretty early on.

BTW - I am very happy with having a 9 foot string of soft white Christmas LED's attached to the back of my set to give me some additional lighting at night. The effect is very nice. Blacks look deeper and my eyes suffer less eye strain. All this for under 20.00

Awesome reminder! I have some of those that I almost forgot about I can use once I get my set.

This = an awesome thread w/ great, helpful people and posts.

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BTW billdag, do you happen to have any pics showing those light setup behind your TV you could post?
post #1314 of 3272
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Originally Posted by kdavis220 View Post

Awesome reminder! I have some of those that I almost forgot about I can use once I get my set.

This = an awesome thread w/ great, helpful people and posts.

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BTW billdag, do you happen to have any pics showing those light setup behind your TV you could post?

Sure here's a few I just snapped. Power consumption for the string of lights is only 4W (measured with my Wattmizer) so running cost is insignificant - about a penny a day for 24 Hrs on time.

As far as approximating 6500K. I gave up on that years ago with my Pioneer Elite 58" CRT. I personally prefer a little cooler - around 7500K. Also, typical content is all over the map with NO consistency, so regardless of how you have the color set on your TV you never know what you're gonna get.
Cheers.....
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post #1315 of 3272
Sweet, thanks for the pics. Those are the exact same ones I have aswell.

Wife and I finished re-doing my home theater room last weekend (had a Sony VW40 HD projector going to a 106" screen). So now everything is basically in place for the 80".

Technically a downgrade as far as size but the benefit of brightening up the room w/ my young kids is much greater than me 'old mancave.
post #1316 of 3272
Love the lights you attached to the back! Where did you get those lights (if you remember)? I think I might do the same...my wife is always complaining about eye strain on our 60".
post #1317 of 3272
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Originally Posted by kdavis220 View Post

Sweet, thanks for the pics. Those are the exact same ones I have aswell.

Wife and I finished re-doing my home theater room last weekend (had a Sony VW40 HD projector going to a 106" screen). So now everything is basically in place for the 80".

Technically a downgrade as far as size but the benefit of brightening up the room w/ my young kids is much greater than me 'old mancave.

do you have a 80" on order ?
post #1318 of 3272
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Originally Posted by billdag View Post

Sure here's a few I just snapped. Power consumption for the string of lights is only 4W (measured with my Wattmizer) so running cost is insignificant - about a penny a day for 24 Hrs on time.

That is a good idea, as I have experienced eye fatigue when breaking the set in due to its brightness. I see you also have the Wii sensor mounted on top. On an unrelated note, while cutting up the box yesterday to put into recycle, I noticed that a sticker with the serial number and build date is on a side panel of the box. I don't recall seeing the build date on the back of the TV, so I cut the sticker off and put it in the owners manual for reference.
post #1319 of 3272
I remember getting the light set I have from Wal-Mart...was around $20 as the billdag mentioned he paid for his.

This was a lil after Christmas so they may have been discounted to clear the inventory.
post #1320 of 3272
Thanks for the info. I'll scour online to see if I can find them!
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