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post #2461 of 3272
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Originally Posted by TheRichster View Post

im upset...Just got an email from Closeout Source saying that they canceled my order because Sharp revoked a $800 price discount and they cannot sell the LC-80LE632U at that price. Oh well..I might have to wait until black friday.....Im very disappointed.

I think you have a good reason to complain with Amazon and that company.
post #2462 of 3272
Out of curiosity because I am so close to pulling the trigger on this set because I have been waiting for 11 year old 65" Pioneeer RPTV to die but it wont (man love for my Pioneer), I am looking and see this generally bad reciew on the Sharp.
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/sharp-lc-80le632u/4505-6482_7-35029961.html

Based on everyones comments on the Sharp I get the feeling that Cnet doesnt know **** anyway and maybe it's like consumer reports. But this is a bad review on this tv.
post #2463 of 3272
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Originally Posted by beerme1 View Post

Out of curiosity because I am so close to pulling the trigger on this set because I have been waiting for 11 year old 65" Pioneeer RPTV to die but it wont (man love for my Pioneer), I am looking and see this generally bad reciew on the Sharp.
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/sharp-lc-80le632u/4505-6482_7-35029961.html
Based on everyones comments on the Sharp I get the feeling that Cnet doesnt know **** anyway and maybe it's like consumer reports. But this is a bad review on this tv.
Yeah C/NET is Not what it used to be ...mad.gif
that review is so off base that it seems they didn't even have the display in their office & did it at Best Buy ,while it was on "Torch Mode" eek.gif

The 632 80" Sharp is a great Display I've had mine since last winter & I love this display ..
of all the new huge Sharp display's this unit has the best track record of the bunch , there are no issues with it & most everyone is a Happy Camper ..
most issues are source related , there are posted settings from Suzook that I use & I couldn't be happier . Costco sells the 633 it's the same Display ... I got mine from US Appliance killer price 3697.oo shipped no sales tax
PM me if you need to ask questions
post #2464 of 3272
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Originally Posted by beerme1 View Post

Out of curiosity because I am so close to pulling the trigger on this set because I have been waiting for 11 year old 65" Pioneeer RPTV to die but it wont (man love for my Pioneer), I am looking and see this generally bad reciew on the Sharp.
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/sharp-lc-80le632u/4505-6482_7-35029961.html
Based on everyones comments on the Sharp I get the feeling that Cnet doesnt know **** anyway and maybe it's like consumer reports. But this is a bad review on this tv.
I have nothing but good to say on mine. I paid $3219 at Sears
post #2465 of 3272
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Originally Posted by usr5000 View Post

I have nothing but good to say on mine. I paid $3219 at Sears

now that is a smokin price....
post #2466 of 3272
Thank you all for your replies. Yesterday I bought the LC-80LE632U from HHGregg. They have it on sale for $3999. I used a 10% off coupon they emailed to me for signing up on their website, and on top of that I got an additional 5% off as a promotion for applying for and then using their credit card. That brought the price down to $3420.00 + .0725% tax. That brought the out the door price down to $3667.95 That was over $170 more than that Closeout store through Amazon, but at least I purchased it through a major retailer and didnt have to worry returns, etc. I got it in my Grand Caravan and took it home. I set it up and watched it last night. Its still set to the factory spects. I was very disappointed. The Soap Operal Effect is overwhelming. My 72" Samsung DLP that just died was much nicer and brighter ( I had just put in a new bulb before it died) and I NEVER had to adjust the factory specs on it. So as soon as I finish typing this, I will go back and look at some of the recommended settings and try to adjust the TV. I am not looking forward to this. I have to say I am intimidated. Any suggestions would be helpful. I am shocked that I am disappointed.
Thanks in advance.
post #2467 of 3272
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Originally Posted by TheRichster View Post

Thank you all for your replies. Yesterday I bought the LC-80LE632U from HHGregg. They have it on sale for $3999. I used a 10% off coupon they emailed to me for signing up on their website, and on top of that I got an additional 5% off as a promotion for applying for and then using their credit card. That brought the price down to $3420.00 + .0725% tax. That brought the out the door price down to $3667.95 That was over $170 more than that Closeout store through Amazon, but at least I purchased it through a major retailer and didnt have to worry returns, etc. I got it in my Grand Caravan and took it home. I set it up and watched it last night. Its still set to the factory spects. I was very disappointed. The Soap Operal Effect is overwhelming. My 72" Samsung DLP that just died was much nicer and brighter ( I had just put in a new bulb before it died) and I NEVER had to adjust the factory specs on it. So as soon as I finish typing this, I will go back and look at some of the recommended settings and try to adjust the TV. I am not looking forward to this. I have to say I am intimidated. Any suggestions would be helpful. I am shocked that I am disappointed.
Thanks in advance.

I think alot of 632u owners are using Suzook's posted settings at beginning of this thread. You can try that to see if you think it's better.
post #2468 of 3272
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Originally Posted by TheRichster View Post

Thank you all for your replies. Yesterday I bought the LC-80LE632U from HHGregg. They have it on sale for $3999. I used a 10% off coupon they emailed to me for signing up on their website, and on top of that I got an additional 5% off as a promotion for applying for and then using their credit card. That brought the price down to $3420.00 + .0725% tax. That brought the out the door price down to $3667.95 That was over $170 more than that Closeout store through Amazon, but at least I purchased it through a major retailer and didnt have to worry returns, etc. I got it in my Grand Caravan and took it home. I set it up and watched it last night. Its still set to the factory spects. I was very disappointed. The Soap Operal Effect is overwhelming. My 72" Samsung DLP that just died was much nicer and brighter ( I had just put in a new bulb before it died) and I NEVER had to adjust the factory specs on it. So as soon as I finish typing this, I will go back and look at some of the recommended settings and try to adjust the TV. I am not looking forward to this. I have to say I am intimidated. Any suggestions would be helpful. I am shocked that I am disappointed.
Thanks in advance.

You can't leave it to factory specs and expect a great picture. You are one of only 3 people out of 100 online I have heard was disappointed in this set.
Look back at Suzook's settings and use them, otherwise, I would return the set if you feel you are too intimidated to change all the settings..
post #2469 of 3272
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Originally Posted by TheRichster View Post

Thank you all for your replies. Yesterday I bought the LC-80LE632U from HHGregg. They have it on sale for $3999. I used a 10% off coupon they emailed to me for signing up on their website, and on top of that I got an additional 5% off as a promotion for applying for and then using their credit card. That brought the price down to $3420.00 + .0725% tax. That brought the out the door price down to $3667.95 That was over $170 more than that Closeout store through Amazon, but at least I purchased it through a major retailer and didnt have to worry returns, etc. I got it in my Grand Caravan and took it home. I set it up and watched it last night. Its still set to the factory spects. I was very disappointed. The Soap Operal Effect is overwhelming. My 72" Samsung DLP that just died was much nicer and brighter ( I had just put in a new bulb before it died) and I NEVER had to adjust the factory specs on it. So as soon as I finish typing this, I will go back and look at some of the recommended settings and try to adjust the TV. I am not looking forward to this. I have to say I am intimidated. Any suggestions would be helpful. I am shocked that I am disappointed.
Thanks in advance.

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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

I think alot of 632u owners are using Suzook's posted settings at beginning of this thread. You can try that to see if you think it's better.

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Originally Posted by usr5000 View Post

You can't leave it to factory specs and expect a great picture. You are one of only 3 people out of 100 online I have heard was disappointed in this set.
Look back at Suzook's settings and use them, otherwise, I would return the set if you feel you are too intimidated to change all the settings..

use these settings & get back to us
these are the Suzook setting,,,,,,, smile.gif
OPC Off
Backlight +1
Contrast +28
Brightness +1
Color 0
Tint 0
Sharpness 0

Advanced Value
C.M.S. - Hue
R 0
Y +2
G -10
C -9
B 0
M +2

C.M.S. - Saturation
R 0
Y -10
G -5
C 0
B 0
M 0
C.M.S. - Value
R -2
Y -2
G +3
C -18
B +10
M -12
Color Temp. Low
R Gain (LO) +1
G Gain (LO) 0
B Gain (LO) +1
R Gain (HI) 0
G Gain (HI) 0
B Gain (HI) -8
Motion Enhancement 120Hz Lo
Active Contrast Off
Gamma Adjustment 0
Film Mode Off
DNR Off
Monochrome Off
Range of OPC NA
post #2470 of 3272
Well...I am having problems here. Not happy. But I'm 59 yrs old and not as sharp as I used to be. I could be part of the problem.
I found a post a few pages back that had the "famous SuZook Settings". Those seem to be the standard here, so I tried to put them in.
1) I did not see anything labeled "OPC" so I dont know if its on or off.
2) Initially I set the Backlight, Contrast, Brightness, Color, Tint, Sharpness to the recommended settings ( more on this in a bit)
3) I saw the Advanced settings option and went into it. I set the Hue, Saturation and Value settings to the recommended settings.
4) At this point I kinda freaked. The Color Temp was not adjustable ( It was light grey with diaganal line through a zero) The Active Contrast, Black level, Digital Noise Reduction, and Film Mode were all locked out as well
(they all were listed, but were unaccessable in light grey color with the diaganal line through a zero).
5) I was able to adjust the Motion Enhancement 120 HZ to "Low"
6) I did not see "Monochrome" or "Range of NA"

Ok..here is the killer...as you can see, I went as far as I could. Upon finishing I went back to recheck. I really freaked then because what I would call the Standard Settings (Backlight, Contrast, Brightness, Color, Tint and Sharpness) were now all set to zero!
Not only were they set to zero, but the SCALES FOR THEM WERE NOW DIFFERENT! Backlight only went to plus or minus 5, Contrast only went to plus or minus 10, etc.!!!!!!

At that point I put on a source to see what it looked like. I have Comcast with numerous HD channels. The screen was way too dark. I bumped up the Backlight, Contrast and Brightness. It looked brighter, but the colors seem washed out now. Soap Opera Effect still there.

7) My son is very tech savy (he is a software engineer who also has a 55" samsung that he is always tweeking) and I put in a call to him. He is the one who explained to me what the Soap Opera Effect was before I bought this set. He will stop buy later
on during the week to help me make whatever adjustments we can.

8) I should have mentioned that I did connect the TV to the internet. It is set to upgrade the software, but to my knowlege has not done so. I am not sure where you check for the current software version. I cannot find a manufacture date anywhere on the TV.

Thanks again for any help.
post #2471 of 3272
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Originally Posted by TheRichster View Post

Well...I am having problems here. Not happy. But I'm 59 yrs old and not as sharp as I used to be. I could be part of the problem.
I found a post a few pages back that had the "famous SuZook Settings". Those seem to be the standard here, so I tried to put them in.
1) I did not see anything labeled "OPC" so I dont know if its on or off.
2) Initially I set the Backlight, Contrast, Brightness, Color, Tint, Sharpness to the recommended settings ( more on this in a bit)
3) I saw the Advanced settings option and went into it. I set the Hue, Saturation and Value settings to the recommended settings.
4) At this point I kinda freaked. The Color Temp was not adjustable ( It was light grey with diaganal line through a zero) The Active Contrast, Black level, Digital Noise Reduction, and Film Mode were all locked out as well
(they all were listed, but were unaccessable in light grey color with the diaganal line through a zero).
5) I was able to adjust the Motion Enhancement 120 HZ to "Low"
6) I did not see "Monochrome" or "Range of NA"
Ok..here is the killer...as you can see, I went as far as I could. Upon finishing I went back to recheck. I really freaked then because what I would call the Standard Settings (Backlight, Contrast, Brightness, Color, Tint and Sharpness) were now all set to zero!
Not only were they set to zero, but the SCALES FOR THEM WERE NOW DIFFERENT! Backlight only went to plus or minus 5, Contrast only went to plus or minus 10, etc.!!!!!!
At that point I put on a source to see what it looked like. I have Comcast with numerous HD channels. The screen was way too dark. I bumped up the Backlight, Contrast and Brightness. It looked brighter, but the colors seem washed out now. Soap Opera Effect still there.
7) My son is very tech savy (he is a software engineer who also has a 55" samsung that he is always tweeking) and I put in a call to him. He is the one who explained to me what the Soap Opera Effect was before I bought this set. He will stop buy later
on during the week to help me make whatever adjustments we can.
8) I should have mentioned that I did connect the TV to the internet. It is set to upgrade the software, but to my knowlege has not done so. I am not sure where you check for the current software version. I cannot find a manufacture date anywhere on the TV.
Thanks again for any help.

When you press the menu button on the remote you can use the left and right arrows on the remote to navigate to other menu options. Software version is under Information tab.

Suzooks setting is based on movie mode. Under the Picture Settings menu first thing you see is AV MODE. Click on that to select MOVIE. OPC setting should be right below that.

Also ypu could just try different AV MODEs the TV comes configured with to see if it good enough until your son comes by.

I should add that my TV is 844u which is newer 80" version. I'm not sure how similar the menu layout is with 632u.
post #2472 of 3272
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Originally Posted by usr5000 View Post

I have nothing but good to say on mine. I paid $3219 at Sears

Right now, Sears price is 3999 (1000 off list). How long ago did you get yours for 3219? If it is very recent, that means the price my drop again soon as the holiday season approaches, and I may wait.

TIA
post #2473 of 3272
Thank you all VERY MUCH for your concern and for your replies and SonyHome for your detailed suggestions. Everything SonyHome told me applied. I put the TV in Movie Mode and was then able to adjust the settings to "SuZooks" settings. I really didnt know what to expect, as I have read through several old posts, but far from all of them. It seems the general belief here is that there are no perfect settings that should be applied to every set. Each set is a bit different. Anyway I was hoping for a big improvement and I did not get it. The colors seem more "balanced" but are not very vibrant. In my opinion, it is not bright enough. I will try my best to explain further. The greens are dark. I watched a bit of golf and it looked like it was an overcast day when, in fact you could see shadows that would clearly indicate it was sunny out.
There does not seem to be anything functionally wrong with the set. Let me give a further example: I turned on my blue ray player. Its a Samsung unit a few years old, but thats not the point. On the initializing screen it says "SAMSUNG"in large letters across the top of the screen. The backgound is (was) a solid blue. Below the SAMUNG is the bluray logo, and below that are three colored boxes, one for NETFLIX one for PANDORA and one for YOUTUBE. Ok..let me come to the point: In the past the screen had a pleasing solid blue background behind all this. Now the background is only blue in the middle. It is BLACK at the top and bottom. It gradually fades to blue in the middle. The blue in the middle is not consistant. There are no specific "bands", but there are now light blue and dark blue sections. The background was a bright, pleasing solid blue with my 72" DLP. It has DRAMATICALLY changed with this new set. I am sorry to bore you all with details that may be stupid and irrelivant. However this is the one thing I can specifically compare the way things used to look with how things look now. I suppose I could take a picture if anyone thinks that would be helpful. However I would need step by step instructions on how to upload the picture to this site.
The Soap Opera Effect is somewhat lessened, but still there. I watched AVITAR on bluray on the set yesterday. It was much darker than in the past, and as far as the SOA, I felt like I was getting motion sickness several times. Of course this movie is mostly animated.

My wife thinks the set is fine. (decent) She is relatively ok with it. I explained to her what the Soap Opera Effect was and she does see it where it was not present on the 72" DLP. She loves to watch Baseball and we watched a game last night. She said the batter seems very clear but the people in the background are less clear and that bothers her a bit. We are only talking a 8" difference in screen size. I asked her if the set seems bigger than the old set, and she said maybe a tiny bit. The batter seems a tiny bit bigger. She said the new TV is less bright than the old one (DLP) Like I said, I had just changed the bulb before it died. It sits on the same stand we had the DLP and she is sure no one in the family will notice we have a new TV.
Well, I am anxious for my son to come over and see what he thinks and he loves to tinker.
Thank you all so much for you help and thoughts. I have 30 days to return it. However the thought of the hassle of packing it up is almost as upsetting as not getting a great picture (lol)
post #2474 of 3272
guys and gals. A reminder that no two eyes are alike smile.gif that said, you always want to start from the top and work your way down. By that I mean do your settings using the best source possible which is either a blu ray connected DIRECTLY to the set (and not through an avr) or at the very least, a Vudu HDX stream which is 1080p. The reality is that there are way too many variations with cable or sat to get a proper pq across all channels. This is just the reality of these sets. The calibration has done wonders to give me what I need but those who choose not to have one done this is going to be your best chance at pq.

And if your picture is too dull, DO NOT use brightness as a way to punch it up. Any calibrator will tell you this is not a solution.
post #2475 of 3272
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Originally Posted by TheRichster View Post

Thank you all VERY MUCH for your concern and for your replies and SonyHome for your detailed suggestions. Everything SonyHome told me applied. I put the TV in Movie Mode and was then able to adjust the settings to "SuZooks" settings. I really didnt know what to expect, as I have read through several old posts, but far from all of them. It seems the general belief here is that there are no perfect settings that should be applied to every set. Each set is a bit different. Anyway I was hoping for a big improvement and I did not get it. The colors seem more "balanced" but are not very vibrant. In my opinion, it is not bright enough. I will try my best to explain further. The greens are dark. I watched a bit of golf and it looked like it was an overcast day when, in fact you could see shadows that would clearly indicate it was sunny out.
There does not seem to be anything functionally wrong with the set. Let me give a further example: I turned on my blue ray player. Its a Samsung unit a few years old, but thats not the point. On the initializing screen it says "SAMSUNG"in large letters across the top of the screen. The backgound is (was) a solid blue. Below the SAMUNG is the bluray logo, and below that are three colored boxes, one for NETFLIX one for PANDORA and one for YOUTUBE. Ok..let me come to the point: In the past the screen had a pleasing solid blue background behind all this. Now the background is only blue in the middle. It is BLACK at the top and bottom. It gradually fades to blue in the middle. The blue in the middle is not consistant. There are no specific "bands", but there are now light blue and dark blue sections. The background was a bright, pleasing solid blue with my 72" DLP. It has DRAMATICALLY changed with this new set. I am sorry to bore you all with details that may be stupid and irrelivant. However this is the one thing I can specifically compare the way things used to look with how things look now. I suppose I could take a picture if anyone thinks that would be helpful. However I would need step by step instructions on how to upload the picture to this site.
The Soap Opera Effect is somewhat lessened, but still there. I watched AVITAR on bluray on the set yesterday. It was much darker than in the past, and as far as the SOA, I felt like I was getting motion sickness several times. Of course this movie is mostly animated.
My wife thinks the set is fine. (decent) She is relatively ok with it. I explained to her what the Soap Opera Effect was and she does see it where it was not present on the 72" DLP. She loves to watch Baseball and we watched a game last night. She said the batter seems very clear but the people in the background are less clear and that bothers her a bit. We are only talking a 8" difference in screen size. I asked her if the set seems bigger than the old set, and she said maybe a tiny bit. The batter seems a tiny bit bigger. She said the new TV is less bright than the old one (DLP) Like I said, I had just changed the bulb before it died. It sits on the same stand we had the DLP and she is sure no one in the family will notice we have a new TV.
Well, I am anxious for my son to come over and see what he thinks and he loves to tinker.
Thank you all so much for you help and thoughts. I have 30 days to return it. However the thought of the hassle of packing it up is almost as upsetting as not getting a great picture (lol)

Motion will never be as fluid or smooth as your dlp. Dlp has a film look while lcd has a video look. Dlp and lcd will look rather different, which one is "better" is ultimately up to the viewer.
post #2476 of 3272
What is the best way to "punch it up" if your set is too dull?
post #2477 of 3272
proper color adjustment along with contrast and possibly gamma. I think peoples eyes are over sensitive in that they need the set to be in torch mode or they dont feel the pq is right.
post #2478 of 3272
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Originally Posted by TheRichster View Post

What is the best way to "punch it up" if your set is too dull?

Suzook's setting being dull was one of the comments mentioned by 844u users who tried it. Some thought his setting looked much better in Standard AV Mode instead of Movie mode. Also what I like was to turn on the TV's picture enhancements than turning them off. For example I turn Active Contrast On, Motion Enhancement to 240hz and Film Mode to Advanced (+1). As Suzook stated all these are really personal preference thing and you also have to give yourself few days to get used to the new settings.

Here is posted setting of 844u from website reviewer. Not sure how this will translate to 632u but you could try it. As I mentioned I would use the Standard AV mode and for me I also set these settings on my 844u.

OPC: On
Motion Enhancement: 240hz
Quad Pixel Plus 2: Advanced
Active Contrast: On
Film Mode: Advanced (+1)
Digital Noise Reduction: Auto

http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/sharp-lcd-tv/sharp-80LE844U-calibration.html

This setting should give much more pop with the higher backlight and contrast settings but in low light (i.e. night viewing or dark room) it's too bright so I set the OPC on which adjusts the brightness to room light condition automatically.
Edited by SonyHome - 9/3/12 at 8:51am
post #2479 of 3272
Sony, I agree with what you are stating with the exception of using the OPC. Numerous calibrators and even reviewers have stated that using OPC can make PQ suffer because they routinely force settings to remain on when the OPC is on.
The reality is that Sharp has not made this set easy to dial in even with a calibration. One setting can have an effect on another. Defeating one can turn another on. Its madness really.

A higher backlight may get you the pop but contrast and true color reproduction will suffer.

This is the challenge because too many look at the torch mode samples sitting on the BB floor and assume all tv's should look like that.
post #2480 of 3272
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Originally Posted by chill2006 View Post

Right now, Sears price is 3999 (1000 off list). How long ago did you get yours for 3219? If it is very recent, that means the price my drop again soon as the holiday season approaches, and I may wait.
TIA

I bought mine July 21st but I did it online and picked it up at the store. You have to watch the website every day and you have to go most of the way thru checkout to see the final price.
post #2481 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

Sony, I agree with what you are stating with the exception of using the OPC. Numerous calibrators and even reviewers have stated that using OPC can make PQ suffer because they routinely force settings to remain on when the OPC is on.
The reality is that Sharp has not made this set easy to dial in even with a calibration. One setting can have an effect on another. Defeating one can turn another on. Its madness really.
A higher backlight may get you the pop but contrast and true color reproduction will suffer.
This is the challenge because too many look at the torch mode samples sitting on the BB floor and assume all tv's should look like that.

Thanks for the input on the OPC setting. For me this setting is working great for both day and night viewing. When I first got 844u I was wondering what that leaf icon that kept showing up was. But after changing the setting to not display that it's been great. I do see some times that TV is increasing and decreasing the light consecutively maybe because it's in between trigger points. You can further tune this using the OPC Range setting. For me I have not noticed too much impact to the PQ other than the light output it regulates.
post #2482 of 3272
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Originally Posted by TheRichster View Post

What is the best way to "punch it up" if your set is too dull?
Sorry to hear you are not totally pleased with your display.
I've had my 80-632U for over 10 months now and after fidgeting with settings for the first few months, I've arrived at the following which I've been quite happy with. I'm one of those guys who finds the movie mode a little too dull and like the punchier brighter and whiter presentations. So, I hope you'll try these settings and let me know if it improves your picture. smile.gif

Mode - STANDARD
OPC – Off (Light sensor controls overall brightness via Backlight)
Backlight -3 (If you need more POP or watch in bright room you can increase Backlight to higher settings)
Contrast +31 (Increases brightness – Any higher and you start to crush whites)
Brightness +1 (Sets black level – Any higher and you raise black floor level)
Color 0
Tint 0
Sharpness +1
ADVANCED MENU
CMS Hue
R +4
Y 0
G 0
C 0
B 0
M 0
CMS Saturation
R -6
Y 0
G 0
C 0
B 0
M 0
CMS Value
R 0
Y 0
G 0
C 0
B 0
M 0
Color Temp - MID-LOW
R Gain (LO) 0
G Gain (LO) 0
B Gain (LO) 0
R Gain (HI) 0
G Gain (HI) 0
B Gain (HI) 0
Motion Enhancement 120Hz Low or High (Sometimes I turn it off to avoid trailing GHOST balls in sports)
Active Contrast – Off (I find this setting really crushes blacks if left on)
Gamma Adjust 0 (+ Lowers Mid-tone brightness and increases apparent contrast)
Film Mode Standard or Off (Higher settings increase risk of visible artifacts and SOE {smoothing})
Digital Noise Reduction - Off
Monochrome Off
Range of OPC (Turned off so doesn’t matter)
Max +6; Min -8
post #2483 of 3272
Guys,

Is this Panel usable with Optical out to a Reciever and HDMI to the panel? Usable meaning no audio lag. This will go in my living room where I have a PS3 and Xbox360 optical out to my reciever and HDMI to my Panel.

Does everyone get audio lag in standard or movie mode and optical out to a reciever or is this a hit and miss proposition?

Thanks!

Tom
post #2484 of 3272
Thanks to everyone for their replies and help. I would like to give you folks a quick update. This morning I had my 89 year old father over to show him the set. As predicted by my wife, he said we would not have noticed a different TV on the stand if it was not pointed out to him. His initial reaction after watching some sports was that the TV was very nice, fine, but not as bright as the one I used to have. I started to show him all the adjustments that could be made, and put it in standard mode. Wow, it was like suddenly the TV got much brighter and the colors were popping too!. So what I had was Suzook's settings on Standard Mode. I switched to all the other modes too. They all seemed to be bright, thus better for me than the Movie mode. I have left it in standard mode for now. My wife thinks the set looks absolutely fantastic now and is very very happy! I see now that SonyHome has suggested it try this with some minor adjustments. Well, thank you very much, you are 100% right. I have not tried you minor adjustments yet, but will. I will also try the other posters suggestions. I really appreciate all the help and support you folks have been giving me.

I have spoken to my son a few times now and he is very anxious to get over here and see the TV and fiddle with it. He told me with his set the Movie mode is the darkest. He is totally up on the Soap Opera Effect and says that many people get used to it and come to love it. I watched Star Trek Insurection (in HD) this afternoon off Netflix. I am used to watching all the Star Trek Next Generation episodes in standard def (which sucks) on Netflix. I told my son that while watching Insurection, the actors looked so clear and detailed that the sceens on the bridge of the Enterprize looked fake. He advised that this was the famous Soap Opera Effect. Things look are so clear they look like a stage set. Anyway. I will eventually try all the suggestions and thanks again for everyone for your patience and help. I am starting to like this TV!
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No..Im starting to love this TV!
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Originally Posted by TheRichster View Post

Thanks to everyone for their replies and help. I would like to give you folks a quick update. This morning I had my 89 year old father over to show him the set. As predicted by my wife, he said we would not have noticed a different TV on the stand if it was not pointed out to him. His initial reaction after watching some sports was that the TV was very nice, fine, but not as bright as the one I used to have. I started to show him all the adjustments that could be made, and put it in standard mode. Wow, it was like suddenly the TV got much brighter and the colors were popping too!. So what I had was Suzook's settings on Standard Mode. I switched to all the other modes too. They all seemed to be bright, thus better for me than the Movie mode. I have left it in standard mode for now. My wife thinks the set looks absolutely fantastic now and is very very happy! I see now that SonyHome has suggested it try this with some minor adjustments. Well, thank you very much, you are 100% right. I have not tried you minor adjustments yet, but will. I will also try the other posters suggestions. I really appreciate all the help and support you folks have been giving me.
I have spoken to my son a few times now and he is very anxious to get over here and see the TV and fiddle with it. He told me with his set the Movie mode is the darkest. He is totally up on the Soap Opera Effect and says that many people get used to it and come to love it. I watched Star Trek Insurection (in HD) this afternoon off Netflix. I am used to watching all the Star Trek Next Generation episodes in standard def (which sucks) on Netflix. I told my son that while watching Insurection, the actors looked so clear and detailed that the sceens on the bridge of the Enterprize looked fake. He advised that this was the famous Soap Opera Effect. Things look are so clear they look like a stage set. Anyway. I will eventually try all the suggestions and thanks again for everyone for your patience and help. I am starting to like this TV!

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Originally Posted by TheRichster View Post

No..Im starting to love this TV!
I'm Glad that you found the key settings to this set Yes It's not the easiest Display to get up & running but once you do it's stunning ... I Love mine ! ! cool.gif
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im upset...Just got an email from Closeout Source saying that they canceled my order because Sharp revoked a $800 price discount and they cannot sell the LC-80LE632U at that price. Oh well..I might have to wait until black friday.....Im very disappointed.

This might not be a cheap as some other users have gotten this tv, but it is free shipping and no tax if that is any consolation.
http://www.buysquad.com/product.aspx?pf_id=LC80LE632U
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Originally Posted by chill2006 View Post

Right now, Sears price is 3999 (1000 off list). How long ago did you get yours for 3219? If it is very recent, that means the price my drop again soon as the holiday season approaches, and I may wait.
TIA

That must have been a Labor Day Sale. It's no longer that price. I've looked everywhere and the retailers seemed to have raise the price back up.
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That must have been a Labor Day Sale. It's no longer that price. I've looked everywhere and the retailers seemed to have raise the price back up.

I think that it might have been an Independence day sale, the original post was a while ago.
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That must have been a Labor Day Sale. It's no longer that price. I've looked everywhere and the retailers seemed to have raise the price back up.

It wasn't a Labor Day sale, I bought it on July 19th at that price...1 day sale..
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