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post #2761 of 3272
Sounds like a possible HDMI issue.

Might try unplugging the HDMI cable (assuming that is the connection you are using) and reversing the cable ends.

If you have another HDMI cable, might try that.
post #2762 of 3272
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Originally Posted by abraxas View Post

FYI, I just mounted one of these using the following $18 mount from monoprice,
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082807&p_id=3610&seq=1&format=2
I originally purchased it 5 years ago for my Mitsubishi 52" and it fortunately ended up also working for the Sharp 80"
A good no thrills simple wall mount.
Funny they say it is only for max. 16" stud spacing yet the backing plate is 31" Long. I assume it's a cut and paste error and probably would work well with 24" spacing (which I happen to have). Maybe you can confirm.
post #2763 of 3272
I ordered a new one to go with my old 52" so I'll take a look when it arrives today. I actually bolted a 12" x 36" piece of 3/4 inch plywood to the wall to act as a hard point for the mount. The way the mount holes lined up with the studs it would have been off center on the wall by a couple inches. Using plywood does make the TV stand out a little more from the wall but it provides a more flexible mounting.
post #2764 of 3272
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Originally Posted by billdag View Post

Funny they say it is only for max. 16" stud spacing yet the backing plate is 31" Long. I assume it's a cut and paste error and probably would work well with 24" spacing (which I happen to have). Maybe you can confirm.

The instructions show that you can use the oval shaped holes that are all over the top and bottom of the plate for the lag bolts. There is 24" between the oval holes that are second from the right and left sides. I don't see anything in the instructions about 16" spacing.
post #2765 of 3272
Sorry to bump an old thread, but I had a question and couldn't find a similar discussion. We're outfitting our new office and looking for a TV for the conference room. It will be used for watching TV occasionally, but more often it will be used for displaying presentations and spreadsheets. How does this TV functions as a computer display? Want to make sure it will be able to display text, etc. It's only 1080P rather than something like 2k or 4k, so I worry that a screen that big will look bad displaying text.
post #2766 of 3272
I use my 632 as a monitor & HT display it looks great with spread sheets , text , . I'm using it right now to type this message . smile.gif
post #2767 of 3272
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Originally Posted by scottonian View Post

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I had a question and couldn't find a similar discussion. We're outfitting our new office and looking for a TV for the conference room. It will be used for watching TV occasionally, but more often it will be used for displaying presentations and spreadsheets. How does this TV functions as a computer display? Want to make sure it will be able to display text, etc. It's only 1080P rather than something like 2k or 4k, so I worry that a screen that big will look bad displaying text.

These panels are great for big monitors. Text is very sharp, light output is very good, and glare is minimal. 2k or 4k displays are not a factor right now, especially for your application(s), The only downside for the current generation of Sharp panels, is the off axis viewing angle - the pictures loses some fidelity as you move off to either side of the panel. How big is your room, and how many will need to see the screen? Have a lot of windows, or are you in an underground bunker? If you plan on using a consumer grade television in a commercial environment, and you have an issue with it, your warranty could be void. You might want to take a look at commercial grade displays - they have a longer warranty, on site service, and they are built to run 24/7. They are modular, so you can customize the inputs by swapping out a board.
Link:
http://www.sharpusa.com/ForBusiness/PresentationProducts/ProfessionalLCDMonitors/PNE702.aspx
post #2768 of 3272
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Originally Posted by scottonian View Post

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I had a question and couldn't find a similar discussion. We're outfitting our new office and looking for a TV for the conference room. It will be used for watching TV occasionally, but more often it will be used for displaying presentations and spreadsheets. How does this TV functions as a computer display? Want to make sure it will be able to display text, etc. It's only 1080P rather than something like 2k or 4k, so I worry that a screen that big will look bad displaying text.

Here are my thoughts.
This TV or the 92" Sharp are your best bets for 1080P. I am going on the assumption that by stating "...make sure it will be able to display text..." you are referring to text in the O/S (system fonts) rather than text on a presentation.
At that resolution, text can be super hard to read as it will be small. So on a smaller panel, 1080P is almost unusable. 4K panels are unnecessary and will actually be more difficult to read text on those. I have excellent eyesight (20/10 left and 20/15 right).
I have a 70" (Sharp) in my bedroom. It is about 14 feet from my bed. I have to run my computer at 1280x720 because at that distance text is too small even for my eyes.
On my 80" Sharp, I am 11 feet away and 1920x1080 is perfect on it.

Yes, I know I can change the system font size, but when you do many web pages and other applications do not format properly.
post #2769 of 3272
I use my 632 as a computer monitor via the pc connection on the back. I tried various resolutions and settled on 1280x720 with XP. Fills the screen perfectly and the text is sharp and readable from my 11-12' viewing distance.

Higher resolutions for web surfing look good, but the text tends to be too small to read comfortably.

I wear glasses for vision correction and don't use a pc for high quality video playback. I'd guess a higher resolution would be better for this use, along with an HDMI connection.
post #2770 of 3272
Great, thanks guys. I appreciate the feedback. Looks like this is a good one to go with.
post #2771 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

I use my 632 as a monitor & HT display it looks great with spread sheets , text , . I'm using it right now to type this message . smile.gif
Ditto - I use mine too with my HTPC. From 10' or so, looks as good as most any computer monitor.
post #2772 of 3272
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Originally Posted by billdag View Post

Ditto - I use mine too with my HTPC. From 10' or so, looks as good as most any computer monitor.
wireless Logitech K-800 keyboard (it's lighted keys Uhuh ) & a wireless track ball mouse , I now no longer use the PC in my office
The HTPC goes into my Onkyo TX-NR1009 , the remote is the switch for every thing, smile.gif
it's all centered on the 1009 ,bluray,D*tv box, HTPC
9 channels of surround sound & dual subs
Streaming looks nearly as good as B-ray
W7 desktop is sharp & crisp biggrin.gif
post #2773 of 3272
I have been in the market for a new TV. I really want good picture quality and so I was really sold on the panasonic plasma 65" gt50. I was about to pull the trigger, then I got scared because of reading so much about IR. I game alot on the TV and it seemed that could be a very thing for the panasonic plasma. So then I got to looking at LCDs again. Looked at Sony, but it is so pricey for their upper tier TV. The Sharp 844 caught my eye because of size and after I realized I am not into 3D, I found the 632. I have been going through all these posts and people seem to really like the 632. However is that because the size gives it that wow factor, or does it really have a good picture quality as well. I am curious how people think the PQ holds up to the top tier plasma and LCD TVs out there now?
post #2774 of 3272
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Originally Posted by billdag View Post

I agree. I've had quite a few sets with varying degrees of clouding. This set is the best by far and to my eyes exhibits essentially ZERO clouding. I have my TV in standard mode with -3 back-light and am thoroughly pleased with this set after more than a year of ownership. No regrets. Best set I've ever had even ignoring the size. I concur that your set is NOT typical and Sharp should replace it.
NOW THIS IS REALLY STRANGE BUT WITH A HAPPY ENDING!!!!
A couple of days after I submitted the above Non-clouding raving about this set, I sat down to watch some TV and when the dark transition occurred, just before the commercial break, I noted some obvious clouding in the lower center of my 80-632U. It wasn't real bad but I was certainly disappointed to see if after more than a year of non-clouding bliss!!!!
Over the next couple of days I kept looking for it and it kept showing up. One of the best tests, I found, was to set the TV to an input with the equipment turned off. That way the internal circuit doesn't turn off the back-light. Clear as a bell, no doubt about it, I got CLOUDS!! Two of them, the size of watermelons in the middle lower part of the screen. I tried all the usual stuff like playing with the back-light setting, contrast, brightness, OPC, etc. etc. but they had little effect. I wish I had taken a couple of pictures at the time but I planned on doing it later. NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS - IT'S TOO LATE. THE CLOUDING IS TOTALLY GONE AND BETTER THAN WHEN NEW, IF THAT'S POSSIBLE.
So.....what happened? I was doing some dusting and cleaning and proceeded to wipe down my TV with a damp cotton cloth. I had the TV on, at the time, showing the infamous clouding. As I was wiping down the set, wherever I applied light consistent pressure, the screen brightened considerably in that area. Not unusual, as most of us know, if we tap an LCD screen you will get a bright little circle popping up for a spit second.
Anyway, I finished cleaning up and sat down and was surprised that I still had clouding but the shape and area was different!!!
So, I deduced that the light emanating from the polarized screen was somehow affected by applying light but steady pressure on it.
I went back with my little damp cotton cloth folded into about a 4x4 inch square (allowing consistent pressure) and proceeded to wipe down the entire screen using only vertical motion with a fair amount of overlap. A couple of minutes later, I was done and sat down to watch my back-lit black screen. WOW!!! The clouding was totally gone.
I'm sure there's some rationale for this but I'm not sure what it is. In any case, if there is anyone out there with clouding issues with this set, you may want to try the above.
I should say, in all fairness, that even if the clouds were permanent, this set would still be the best in that area, of all the 7 sets or so, that I've owned.
Well - I'm heading back to my set but thought I would take a 10 minute break and share my good fortune with my fellow Sharp 80 enthusiasts, especially Manola.
Remember to try to have your eyes form a 90 degree angle with the center of the screen. Otherwise you will see some lightening creeping in from the top or bottom of the screen. The center of my screen is perhaps a foot or so higher than my eyes when I'm in my normal seating position, so I have the screen tilted slightly downward to compensate.
The pictures Manola posted clearly show some clouding but they may be exaggerated due to not taking the pix straight on. This set is quite sensitive to off-angle viewing especially if you are too close - be back at least 10 feet to minimize it.
post #2775 of 3272
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Originally Posted by billdag View Post

NOW THIS IS REALLY STRANGE BUT WITH A HAPPY ENDING!!!!
A couple of days after I submitted the above Non-clouding raving about this set, I sat down to watch some TV and when the dark transition occurred, just before the commercial break, I noted some obvious clouding in the lower center of my 80-632U. It wasn't real bad but I was certainly disappointed to see if after more than a year of non-clouding bliss!!!!
Over the next couple of days I kept looking for it and it kept showing up. One of the best tests, I found, was to set the TV to an input with the equipment turned off. That way the internal circuit doesn't turn off the back-light. Clear as a bell, no doubt about it, I got CLOUDS!! Two of them, the size of watermelons in the middle lower part of the screen. I tried all the usual stuff like playing with the back-light setting, contrast, brightness, OPC, etc. etc. but they had little effect. I wish I had taken a couple of pictures at the time but I planned on doing it later. NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS - IT'S TOO LATE. THE CLOUDING IS TOTALLY GONE AND BETTER THAN WHEN NEW, IF THAT'S POSSIBLE.
So.....what happened? I was doing some dusting and cleaning and proceeded to wipe down my TV with a damp cotton cloth. I had the TV on, at the time, showing the infamous clouding. As I was wiping down the set, wherever I applied light consistent pressure, the screen brightened considerably in that area. Not unusual, as most of us know, if we tap an LCD screen you will get a bright little circle popping up for a spit second.
Anyway, I finished cleaning up and sat down and was surprised that I still had clouding but the shape and area was different!!!
So, I deduced that the light emanating from the polarized screen was somehow affected by applying light but steady pressure on it.
I went back with my little damp cotton cloth folded into about a 4x4 inch square (allowing consistent pressure) and proceeded to wipe down the entire screen using only vertical motion with a fair amount of overlap. A couple of minutes later, I was done and sat down to watch my back-lit black screen. WOW!!! The clouding was totally gone.
I'm sure there's some rationale for this but I'm not sure what it is. In any case, if there is anyone out there with clouding issues with this set, you may want to try the above.
I should say, in all fairness, that even if the clouds were permanent, this set would still be the best in that area, of all the 7 sets or so, that I've owned.
Well - I'm heading back to my set but thought I would take a 10 minute break and share my good fortune with my fellow Sharp 80 enthusiasts, especially Manola.
Remember to try to have your eyes form a 90 degree angle with the center of the screen. Otherwise you will see some lightening creeping in from the top or bottom of the screen. The center of my screen is perhaps a foot or so higher than my eyes when I'm in my normal seating position, so I have the screen tilted slightly downward to compensate.
The pictures Manola posted clearly show some clouding but they may be exaggerated due to not taking the pix straight on. This set is quite sensitive to off-angle viewing especially if you are too close - be back at least 10 feet to minimize it.
the guys on the edge lights sets thread have used a clean new paint roller to what you have done to ease SOME of the clouding that they had but it was 50/50 success rate & this was the sets that had clouding straight outta the box
post #2776 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

the guys on the edge lights sets thread have used a clean new paint roller to what you have done to ease SOME of the clouding that they had but it was 50/50 success rate & this was the sets that had clouding straight outta the box
This reminds me of a conversation I had with my boss some 8 - 10 Yrs. ago when LCD screens were extremely expensive - think $1200 for a 19" monitor.
He mentioned that the cost was so high because LCD panel construction had a very high fatality rate. Something about hand wiping them with some feathery substance to align the LCD's. Never thought about it again till now. This probably, in some way, explains why wiping the screen may sometimes help with clouding issues. Of course, it can't help with faulty LED placement, diffuser flaws, light leakage internally, etc......
post #2777 of 3272
There are 5 to 10 layers of multipurpose thin films behind the glass LCD screen. These films could shift or get stressed during storage, transportation, and mounting and cause clouding or DSE. Either new paint roller or screen "wiping" with microfiber cloth from the center to the sides can realign these films or relieve some stress from them. Should be harmless to the screen to try either method, just don't apply excessive force. Many times clouding improves by itself in a few weeks. If you have DSE it can get worse with time
post #2778 of 3272
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Originally Posted by waterbourn View Post

I have been in the market for a new TV. I really want good picture quality and so I was really sold on the panasonic plasma 65" gt50. I was about to pull the trigger, then I got scared because of reading so much about IR. I game alot on the TV and it seemed that could be a very thing for the panasonic plasma. So then I got to looking at LCDs again. Looked at Sony, but it is so pricey for their upper tier TV. The Sharp 844 caught my eye because of size and after I realized I am not into 3D, I found the 632. I have been going through all these posts and people seem to really like the 632. However is that because the size gives it that wow factor, or does it really have a good picture quality as well. I am curious how people think the PQ holds up to the top tier plasma and LCD TVs out there now?

Any thoughts on this from you folks that have a 632? And Merry Christmas to all.
post #2779 of 3272
Hello all,

I've been lurking this thread for months now... and I think I'm going to pull the trigger on this set soon. I am thinking about waiting until around March though. Do you think after CES and the new models come out, this set will drop down to the $3,000-$3,500 range?


Thanks!
post #2780 of 3272
You can always wait but BB price matched mine for 3,470 and it was delivered in two days. Plus I got zone points and the security of knowing they would fix any problems when I opened the box. So you could say there already at that price. I have had mine since the end of November and I love it.
post #2781 of 3272
Yeah, I saw some other people say that, but my BB wouldn't match EastCoastTV's price unfortunately. mad.gif

Maybe I'll try one of the other BBs in my area and hope for a better manager. If I remember correctly, you are somewhere in CA?
post #2782 of 3272
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Originally Posted by waterbourn View Post

I have been in the market for a new TV. I really want good picture quality and so I was really sold on the panasonic plasma 65" gt50. I was about to pull the trigger, then I got scared because of reading so much about IR. I game alot on the TV and it seemed that could be a very thing for the panasonic plasma. So then I got to looking at LCDs again. Looked at Sony, but it is so pricey for their upper tier TV. The Sharp 844 caught my eye because of size and after I realized I am not into 3D, I found the 632. I have been going through all these posts and people seem to really like the 632. However is that because the size gives it that wow factor, or does it really have a good picture quality as well. I am curious how people think the PQ holds up to the top tier plasma and LCD TVs out there now?

I understand the hang up you have. I have wondered the same type of thing over and over. I have not seen one in any store that looked acceptable to me. Motion blur, pixelation issues etc. I am blaming the bulk of it on the stores and somewhat disbelieving they are that clueless to allow a set like this to be displayed and see trails on a football. Who's buying that unless you know it can be turned off and the issue avoided?
I have some stomach groan based on a bad CNET review and a bad USA Today review. But look at the owners here and majority would buy this set again I believe.
The Cnet review is widely trounced however.
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Originally Posted by War Eagle CT View Post

Hello all,
I've been lurking this thread for months now... and I think I'm going to pull the trigger on this set soon. I am thinking about waiting until around March though. Do you think after CES and the new models come out, this set will drop down to the $3,000-$3,500 range?
Thanks!

Another similar situation to mine. I believe that by the Super Bowl BB will have this at $3499 and if they don't at least one authorized dealer will and they will price match without any issue. Just a personal belief based on that being my time to buy $3500 authorised dealer that BB will match and I am giving it a go!
post #2783 of 3272
We are in the exact same boat!
post #2784 of 3272
Hi Everyone,

Just I just pulled the trigger on this set!! I went to Best Buy, and while they would not match East Coast TV, they did match J&R, who has the set on sale for $3699.99. I am mounting it to the wall above the fireplace. The mantle is about 4" up... I think I want the bottom of the tv 6" above that. I'm sitting about 15' away from where the TV will be, and don't really need to tilt my head much (if at all) to look at it. Do you think this would affect the viewing angle at all?

I can't wait to have this bad boy up. Can anyone give me any advice on the first things I should do when I get this TV? I plan on using Suzook's settings, but maybe on Standard rather than movie... but is there anything else you would play around with before beginning to really sit down and watch?
post #2785 of 3272
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Originally Posted by War Eagle CT View Post

Hi Everyone,
Just I just pulled the trigger on this set!! I went to Best Buy, and while they would not match East Coast TV, they did match J&R, who has the set on sale for $3699.99. I am mounting it to the wall above the fireplace. The mantle is about 4" up... I think I want the bottom of the tv 6" above that. I'm sitting about 15' away from where the TV will be, and don't really need to tilt my head much (if at all) to look at it. Do you think this would affect the viewing angle at all?
I can't wait to have this bad boy up. Can anyone give me any advice on the first things I should do when I get this TV? I plan on using Suzook's settings, but maybe on Standard rather than movie... but is there anything else you would play around with before beginning to really sit down and watch?
that high up I'd hope you bought a mount that tilts ? suzooks settings work best in movie start from there . do you have a surround sound system ?
post #2786 of 3272
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Originally Posted by War Eagle CT View Post

Hi Everyone,
Just I just pulled the trigger on this set!! I went to Best Buy, and while they would not match East Coast TV, they did match J&R, who has the set on sale for $3699.99. I am mounting it to the wall above the fireplace. The mantle is about 4" up... I think I want the bottom of the tv 6" above that. I'm sitting about 15' away from where the TV will be, and don't really need to tilt my head much (if at all) to look at it. Do you think this would affect the viewing angle at all?
I can't wait to have this bad boy up. Can anyone give me any advice on the first things I should do when I get this TV? I plan on using Suzook's settings, but maybe on Standard rather than movie... but is there anything else you would play around with before beginning to really sit down and watch?

I wouldn't worry about that too much if I were you. Like you, I have my set mounted on a tilt mount about 5 to 6 inches above my fireplace mantle. I actually don't have it tilted at all, I have it mounted straight because that is the way we get the least reflection from ceiling lights and windows et cetera. We also sit about 15 feet from the TV, and we have no problems with viewing angle.

Regarding settings, I used the Suzook settings on all picture modes because my wife likes to switch between them regardless of what she's watching. When I sit down to watch TV, I never know what picture mode it's at so that is why I set all of them to the Suzook settings. I prefer to watch anything in either movie or standard mode using Suzook settings. The picture looks great.
post #2787 of 3272
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Originally Posted by SkykingUSA View Post

I wouldn't worry about that too much if I were you. Like you, I have my set mounted on a tilt mount about 5 to 6 inches above my fireplace mantle. I actually don't have it tilted at all, I have it mounted straight because that is the way we get the least reflection from ceiling lights and windows et cetera. We also sit about 15 feet from the TV, and we have no problems with viewing angle.
Regarding settings, I used the Suzook settings on all picture modes because my wife likes to switch between them regardless of what she's watching. When I sit down to watch TV, I never know what picture mode it's at so that is why I set all of them to the Suzook settings. I prefer to watch anything in either movie or standard mode using Suzook settings. The picture looks great.

Thanks! Would you mind uploading a picture of your set up? Where do you keep your cablebox/bluray player... etc?
post #2788 of 3272
It is a tilt mount, but I won't tilt it unless I have to. I also picked up a onkyo ht-S9400THX 7.1 set.
post #2789 of 3272
I have mine above the fireplace but it's on a pull out mount that tilts & the bottom of the display is 32" off the floor & about a foot below the mantle , i don't use the fireplace at all ever . Slightly tilted about 2 degrees . I don't have to move my neck & look up at all . I also have Suzooks setting on all modes . Put them on in March & never changed a thing , I like them . I sit back @ 11 feet . It's a enveloping feel & view I get from the 80" 632 .
I haven't been the local Movies but once since getting my 80" & really will never go back . I have better experience at home with my 9 channel surround system , the 80" & my trusty remote . The Movie Theater has no pause button smile.gif & the snacks are Free .
I have my PC synced into my system & I now never use my office PC at all, wireless keyboard,mouse & tablet . I control everything with a press of a button switching between the PC, DirecTV box ,BluRay
I'm in heaven in my recliner tongue.gif
post #2790 of 3272
Here is my setup.


I have my components in the cabinet beside the fireplace. There is a hole in the shelf for the wires to go through.
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