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post #2581 of 3272
I found out today that my local Best Buy now price matches Amazon prices. Now that Amazon has started collecting tax from California residents, this should help Best Buy's bottom line.

Also for the holidays, they'll be pricing matching other internet retailers as well.

Looks like I'll be getting one of these bad boys real soon.
post #2582 of 3272
Best Buy just matched East Coast TV price for me. I still had to pay the tax (delivery was free) but I was ok with that given some of the feedback I've read about customer service and delivery delays.

Delivers tomorrow. Very excited.

Chris
post #2583 of 3272
I just decided to pull the trigger on a LE632U--I had placed an order with a 3rd party through Amazon, but after reading this decided to check out East Coast TV. Their price was a couple hundred dollars less than the lowest one on Amazon, and the delivery date from the Amazon provider looked like it could be several weeks out, so I cancelled the order and decided to give East Coast a try.

Two days later and my TV has not shipped, I went back to check the site and lo and behold, the price had dropped 80 bucks. I called and asked for the reduction, they gave it immediately, but true to form, they also gave me the hard sell on the extended warranty. They also refused the 2% discount code proudly displayed on their site, saying it is only if you pay by check/wire/money order rather than credit card--no thanks, I'm not taking that kind of risk even apart from the hassle factor. Rather deceptive not to state clearly on the front page. They also claimed that they need the security code for my credit card--pretty convenient that they didn't ask for that initially, so that they'd have to call me before shipping...

Now, normally regarding the warranty, I'd be a hard case and say nope just the TV thanks, and at first that was my response. I'm not stupid, I know these extended warranties are pure profit, the failure rates are low, and if the TV is going to fail it'll likely be within the first year. However with the 80 buck reduction, even with the ripoff warranty, the price is lower than anything available on Amazon. Since I was hesitant, the guy also threw in the "white glove" delivery, which seems like it just means that they unpack the box, check it for damage, and make sure it turns on, but whatever, if they bring it in the house and down to the basement for me, I suppose it's worth something so that my wife doesn't have to lift it. I relented and paid for the 5 year warranty, and they claim they're going to try and get it shipped out today. EDIT: Just got the shipment notification.

I also have a Sanus mount, the Darby Darblet, an HDMI switch, and some Monoprice HDMI cables. Now to figure out everything else I need sound wise, since it's been a good 15 years since I've bought any kind of surround sound equipment. I'll continue searching the forum. From reading some of this thread it seems I need to make sure the receiver supports HDMI audio return--any other critical features I should worry about based on this particular set? This is for a basement, and I'm planning to mount rear speakers on the ceiling and a full set of front speakers on the TV wall.
Edited by imbatman - 10/17/12 at 1:57pm
post #2584 of 3272
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Originally Posted by imbatman View Post

I just decided to pull the trigger on a LE632U--basement for me, I suppose it's worth something so that my wife doesn't have to lift it. I relented and paid for the 5 year warranty, and they claim they're going to try and get it shipped out today. EDIT: Just got the shipment notification.
I also have a Sanus mount, the Darby Darblet, an HDMI switch, and some Monoprice HDMI cables. Now to figure out everything else I need sound wise, since it's been a good 15 years since I've bought any kind of surround sound equipment. I'll continue searching the forum. From reading some of this thread it seems I need to make sure the receiver supports HDMI audio return--any other critical features I should worry about based on this particular set? This is for a basement, and I'm planning to mount rear speakers on the ceiling and a full set of front speakers on the TV wall.


I bought the 4 yr extended from Sharp for $179
post #2585 of 3272
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Originally Posted by imbatman View Post

I just decided to pull the trigger on a LE632U--I had placed an order with a 3rd party through Amazon, but after reading this decided to check out East Coast TV. Their price was a couple hundred dollars less than the lowest one on Amazon, and the delivery date from the Amazon provider looked like it could be several weeks out, so I cancelled the order and decided to give East Coast a try.
Two days later and my TV has not shipped, I went back to check the site and lo and behold, the price had dropped 80 bucks. I called and asked for the reduction, they gave it immediately, but true to form, they also gave me the hard sell on the extended warranty. They also refused the 2% discount code proudly displayed on their site, saying it is only if you pay by check/wire/money order rather than credit card--no thanks, I'm not taking that kind of risk even apart from the hassle factor. Rather deceptive not to state clearly on the front page. They also claimed that they need the security code for my credit card--pretty convenient that they didn't ask for that initially, so that they'd have to call me before shipping...
Now, normally regarding the warranty, I'd be a hard case and say nope just the TV thanks, and at first that was my response. I'm not stupid, I know these extended warranties are pure profit, the failure rates are low, and if the TV is going to fail it'll likely be within the first year. However with the 80 buck reduction, even with the ripoff warranty, the price is lower than anything available on Amazon. Since I was hesitant, the guy also threw in the "white glove" delivery, which seems like it just means that they unpack the box, check it for damage, and make sure it turns on, but whatever, if they bring it in the house and down to the basement for me, I suppose it's worth something so that my wife doesn't have to lift it. I relented and paid for the 5 year warranty, and they claim they're going to try and get it shipped out today. EDIT: Just got the shipment notification.
I also have a Sanus mount, the Darby Darblet, an HDMI switch, and some Monoprice HDMI cables. Now to figure out everything else I need sound wise, since it's been a good 15 years since I've bought any kind of surround sound equipment. I'll continue searching the forum. From reading some of this thread it seems I need to make sure the receiver supports HDMI audio return--any other critical features I should worry about based on this particular set? This is for a basement, and I'm planning to mount rear speakers on the ceiling and a full set of front speakers on the TV wall.

tell us how the darblet is on this set
post #2586 of 3272
I quoted my previous post below in case in anyone is wondering how I ended up with is set. I just got my 80632 a couple days ago and got it up onto the wall and I had to come post. This tv is amazing!

It is so much better than my 70-847 set that I can't believe they are made by the same company. Every aspect is better than my old (actually newer model) 70 inch set. I could not be happier the difference is dramatic enough for even the wife unit to be impressed.

If anyone reading this is even thinking about going from this TV to any of the 2012 model Sharp edge lit sets, FORGET IT NOW and get one of these before they are gone.
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Originally Posted by John600rr View Post

Thought I'd post up real quick that Sharp just informed me that they are replacing my terrible LC-70LE847U with a new in box LC-80LE632U. I could not be happier! I should receive it in ten days or so. Here's what happened..
Black Friday last year bought a LC-70LE632U for $1500 at Fry's. Awesome deal, LOVED the TV, but it stopped working for no reason 5 months in. Sharp replaced it quick, but they had no more 70" 632's (I did not want to go edge lit), they offered me an 80" replacement for $3000. I declined and accepted the 70" 847U (edge lit, 3D, etc) as a direct replacement.
My 70" 847 was terrible from day one. Picture quality was off from my 632 and the clouding on dark scenes was so bad I seriously stopped watching movies on it and started watching more on my bedroom TV (a 60" Sharp 632). After a while dealing with it and talking to Sharp they offered to replace my 70" 847 with an 80" 632 model and I bit.
Here's hoping I get a good one! smile.gif
PS. Sharp's customer service has been exceptional. They've got my business for good.
post #2587 of 3272
Quote:
Originally Posted by imbatman View Post

I just decided to pull the trigger on a LE632U--I had placed an order with a 3rd party through Amazon, but after reading this decided to check out East Coast TV. Their price was a couple hundred dollars less than the lowest one on Amazon, and the delivery date from the Amazon provider looked like it could be several weeks out, so I cancelled the order and decided to give East Coast a try.
Two days later and my TV has not shipped, I went back to check the site and lo and behold, the price had dropped 80 bucks. I called and asked for the reduction, they gave it immediately, but true to form, they also gave me the hard sell on the extended warranty. They also refused the 2% discount code proudly displayed on their site, saying it is only if you pay by check/wire/money order rather than credit card--no thanks, I'm not taking that kind of risk even apart from the hassle factor. Rather deceptive not to state clearly on the front page. They also claimed that they need the security code for my credit card--pretty convenient that they didn't ask for that initially, so that they'd have to call me before shipping...
Now, normally regarding the warranty, I'd be a hard case and say nope just the TV thanks, and at first that was my response. I'm not stupid, I know these extended warranties are pure profit, the failure rates are low, and if the TV is going to fail it'll likely be within the first year. However with the 80 buck reduction, even with the ripoff warranty, the price is lower than anything available on Amazon. Since I was hesitant, the guy also threw in the "white glove" delivery, which seems like it just means that they unpack the box, check it for damage, and make sure it turns on, but whatever, if they bring it in the house and down to the basement for me, I suppose it's worth something so that my wife doesn't have to lift it. I relented and paid for the 5 year warranty, and they claim they're going to try and get it shipped out today. EDIT: Just got the shipment notification.
I also have a Sanus mount, the Darby Darblet, an HDMI switch, and some Monoprice HDMI cables. Now to figure out everything else I need sound wise, since it's been a good 15 years since I've bought any kind of surround sound equipment. I'll continue searching the forum. From reading some of this thread it seems I need to make sure the receiver supports HDMI audio return--any other critical features I should worry about based on this particular set? This is for a basement, and I'm planning to mount rear speakers on the ceiling and a full set of front speakers on the TV wall.

Yep. they will ship immediately if you buy a warranty from them. I didn't and had to wait.
post #2588 of 3272
I disable the flash on my camera and the pics come out great.
post #2589 of 3272
Do you think this is true even in cases where an older (circa 2002) receiver is being used that has no "HDMI" input/pass through? I ask that because I read a post that notes " . . any receiver with the HDMI input/output will not experience the problem". I am experiencing the lag, even though my receiver (Yamaha) DOES include an optical audio input (which I have connected directly from the set to the receiver and realize IS different than what is being referenced ). I have also tried the standard analog outputs on both DirecTV and Blue Ray boxes. Thanks-

C
post #2590 of 3272
No reason at all. I received mine yesterday and watched the Niners - Seahawks game last night. I felt like I was ON THE FIELD the picture was so big, and the quality so nice. I found myself grinning ear-to-ear all night!!!
post #2591 of 3272
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Originally Posted by galileo2000 View Post

Yep. they will ship immediately if you buy a warranty from them. I didn't and had to wait.

Id rather wait for a set and buy the $179 for 4 yrs directly from Sharp
post #2592 of 3272
My 61 inch Samsung HL-T6187Sis starting to have some issues and I'm starting to looking for a new system.

Anyone have any pics of the Sharp 80 inch on the wall?

I'm guessing if mounting on the wall you have to plan on installing a electric socket in back of the TV so that the plug is hidden?
Where do you put the cable box, xbox 360, etc?

Did you put a lowboy type cabinet I've been reading about underneath the tv?
Or built a seperate shelf for the equipment and hide the wires in the wall?

Thanks,
Nick
Edited by sciulan - 10/20/12 at 6:31am
post #2593 of 3272
We bought a sharp LC-80LE632U from an internet outfit called powerseller nyc for our bar. When the tv arrived we opened the box and inspected for damage and the tv looked good. We then hung the tv on the wall about 7 feet up and went to turn it on. Nothing. Sharp sent a tech to check it out and he determined that the tv had a busted panel. He actually bypassed the power supply and got the screen to light up and you could see a spiderweb of cracks across the entire screen. Because we did not try to power the tv up in the first 48 hrs the shipping company will not cover the damage, and because sharp sucks they will not. They offered us 20% off of a new or a refurbished unit. My question is if anyone knows whether replacement panels are available somewhere?
post #2594 of 3272
contact your credit card company immediately
post #2595 of 3272
Replacement panel cost is as much as a new TV, if not more.

Why, oh why you did not turn it on when received?
post #2596 of 3272
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Originally Posted by sharp1hater View Post

We bought a sharp LC-80LE632U from an internet outfit called powerseller nyc for our bar. When the tv arrived we opened the box and inspected for damage and the tv looked good. We then hung the tv on the wall about 7 feet up and went to turn it on. Nothing. Sharp sent a tech to check it out and he determined that the tv had a busted panel. He actually bypassed the power supply and got the screen to light up and you could see a spiderweb of cracks across the entire screen. Because we did not try to power the tv up in the first 48 hrs the shipping company will not cover the damage, and because sharp sucks they will not. They offered us 20% off of a new or a refurbished unit. My question is if anyone knows whether replacement panels are available somewhere?

I had researched internet sellers this past year before I bought and that company was the lowest on the web. I am not saying it is their fault but when I read all the bad reports on them from people I immediately did not order from them
post #2597 of 3272
Im looking at getting the 80 and am having some issues. The tv is going about 4.5 feet above the fireplace in a cutout in the wall thay has a shelf. My issue is I wipl be sitting approx.13 ft away and am guessing Illhave viewing issues this high due to viewing angle. I wasnt sure how to calculate viewing angle so went off a standard triangle with 90 degrees at the fireplace and ground... 72 degrees at the tv and angle down to my eyes and 15 degrees from my eyes to wall horizontally and eyes to TV. My question is am i going to need to angle the tv down? Reason i ask is i have two windows up on the shelf that have 16 inches between them soi dont think a mount will fit and am guessing the 15 degrees wont buy me much. Ive debated putting blocks on the back of the stand and anchoring the tv to the wall with safety straps. Trying to fknd away to make this work before i buy if anyone can help. Sorry for the horrible grammer as this is posted from my phone
Thanks
post #2598 of 3272
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Originally Posted by yamaha284 View Post

Im looking at getting the 80 and am having some issues. The tv is going about 4.5 feet above the fireplace in a cutout in the wall thay has a shelf. My issue is I wipl be sitting approx.13 ft away and am guessing Illhave viewing issues this high due to viewing angle. I wasnt sure how to calculate viewing angle so went off a standard triangle with 90 degrees at the fireplace and ground... 72 degrees at the tv and angle down to my eyes and 15 degrees from my eyes to wall horizontally and eyes to TV. My question is am i going to need to angle the tv down? Reason i ask is i have two windows up on the shelf that have 16 inches between them soi dont think a mount will fit and am guessing the 15 degrees wont buy me much. Ive debated putting blocks on the back of the stand and anchoring the tv to the wall with safety straps. Trying to fknd away to make this work before i buy if anyone can help. Sorry for the horrible grammer as this is posted from my phone
Thanks

Mine is 46 inches from the floor to the bottom of the set and I sit 11 ft away on a Home Theater recliner with no issues.
post #2599 of 3272
Quote:
Originally Posted by yamaha284 View Post

Im looking at getting the 80 and am having some issues. The tv is going about 4.5 feet above the fireplace in a cutout in the wall thay has a shelf. My issue is I wipl be sitting approx.13 ft away and am guessing Illhave viewing issues this high due to viewing angle. I wasnt sure how to calculate viewing angle so went off a standard triangle with 90 degrees at the fireplace and ground... 72 degrees at the tv and angle down to my eyes and 15 degrees from my eyes to wall horizontally and eyes to TV. My question is am i going to need to angle the tv down? Reason i ask is i have two windows up on the shelf that have 16 inches between them soi dont think a mount will fit and am guessing the 15 degrees wont buy me much. Ive debated putting blocks on the back of the stand and anchoring the tv to the wall with safety straps. Trying to fknd away to make this work before i buy if anyone can help. Sorry for the horrible grammer as this is posted from my phone
Thanks
Two points........................
Regardless of the height you mount the TV, you should try to angle it so that there is approximately a 90 degree angle formed by your eyes to the middle of the screen. I found that even if I just stood up from my recliner (my 80-632U is 23" off the floor), there was a significant lightening of the black level near the bottom of the screen. This is typical for most LCD screens. I have a Sanus wall mount with a slight downward angle - maybe 3 or 4 degrees.
I had a 92 Inch projection screen mounted with the top of the screen at about 8 feet. Sitting back about 11- 12 feet, it didn't take more than a month of so until I couldn't stand it any more. I had to move some stuff around to enable me to lower the screen about a foot. Made all the difference in the world. MUCH much more comfortable viewing. Yes, I was sitting in an Ecornes top of the line recliner but the screen was still too high. Your situation may be different but believe me, having the TV mounted too high can make for some very uncomfortable viewing over time. There are some recommended heights listed on the internet. Just Google it and judge for yourself........
I've had my set now for just over a year and I'm still thrilled with it. It's been 100% reliable and makes for a terrific viewing experience.....smile.gif
post #2600 of 3272
I have tried to read over this forum but haven't found anything about converting 632 120hz into 3dtv like the 844 . From what I understand it's mainly a software difference and whatever needed to talk to glasses. Is it possible to turn the 632 into a 3d tv?
Edited by bradford1 - 10/23/12 at 10:11pm
post #2601 of 3272
not possible
post #2602 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

not possible

Why isn't it possible? Details? From my understanding the 3d television is 120hz panel same as the 632?
post #2603 of 3272
Has anyone tried 1080p50, 1080p25, 720p50 or 576p content on LC-80LE632U. I have many movies from Europe that are 50Hz and that are 576p. Thinking to get this set and my 55" LG natively supports 1080p50, 720p50 and it helps when media player does not have to convert to 60Hz.

Please let me know.
post #2604 of 3272
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Originally Posted by dvzzz View Post

Has anyone tried 1080p50, 1080p25, 720p50 or 576p content on LC-80LE632U. I have many movies from Europe that are 50Hz and that are 576p. Thinking to get this set and my 55" LG natively supports 1080p50, 720p50 and it helps when media player does not have to convert to 60Hz.
Please let me know.
Thanks to my DVDO iScan Duo I was able to quickly cycle though the above settings with my 80-632U and am happy to let you know that the set was happy to receive them all. The only anomaly I noticed was that the picture seemed to distort when converting 1080i to the other formats. I don't believe original European formats would be affected though.
post #2605 of 3272
@billdag Thank you so much. Great info. Now onto finding a deal to buy.

Thank you,
Dima.
post #2606 of 3272
*Bump* Suzook (or could anyone else) explain why this is not technically achievable?
post #2607 of 3272
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Originally Posted by bradford1 View Post

*Bump* Suzook (or could anyone else) explain why this is not technically achievable?
the 3d screen is quattron, and there is also the emitter that works the 3d glasses, if you feel like modifying your 80" tv, give it a try, but they most likely have different motherboards as well, amongst other firmware differences that you will not be able to flash. the current 80" 3D has a different panel then the 632
post #2608 of 3272
I'm surprised this TV doesn't offer PIP. I went through the manual and couldn't locate anything about it. Explains why it only has 1 antenna input.
post #2609 of 3272
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Originally Posted by ufokillerz View Post

the 3d screen is quattron, and there is also the emitter that works the 3d glasses, if you feel like modifying your 80" tv, give it a try, but they most likely have different motherboards as well, amongst other firmware differences that you will not be able to flash. the current 80" 3D has a different panel then the 632

Ok I guess the differences in quattron and firmware could make a big challenge. Is it possible to retro-fit the tv with 3d? Add a 3rd party emitter for 3d?
post #2610 of 3272
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Originally Posted by bradford1 View Post

Ok I guess the differences in quattron and firmware could make a big challenge. Is it possible to retro-fit the tv with 3d? Add a 3rd party emitter for 3d?

Not sure if either of these will work:

http://3dnow.com/

http://www.hdfury.com/
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