Originally Posted by War Eagle CT
J&R has this for a VERY good price until Jan 19th! Jump on it while you can!
Wow! that is a great price and includes White Gloves free shipping. That is about $1K less than I paid in late 2011. J&R is a great place to shop. I would consider them essentially zero risk. Reseller Ratings quite rightly, loves them too with a rating of 9.26. I've bought from them several times over the last few years and have had zero issues with them.
On another note, I hear Sharp is starting to improve its financial picture and its main plant is now running at 80% capacity - up from 30%. Glad to hear that as they are the price leader on huge TV's. It would be a bad thing for everyone if they folded. The increase in business, by the way, is due to orders from Sony and Samsung!
I found all this out a couple of days ago after visiting my local Costco. I always walk by the big screens and check them out. So I walks by a couple of big Samsungs and what did I see? - Sharp panels on them!! How did I know? - Sharp is the only manufacturer that uses a split pixel design. Very easy to see once you're aware of it. I posted some pix a long time ago showing how they look. Where other manufacturers use one pixel high RGB's Sharp splits them in two and alternates upper/lower sub-pixels to more easily control light output (I think - not totally sure why they do it).
OK - OK, I'll do it. Hold on a sec. while I go and take a picture demonstrating the sub-pixel. Be right back...........Here you go!
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Edited by billdag - 1/16/13 at 2:07pm