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post #331 of 3272
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Originally Posted by billdag View Post

The Sharp sets (most of them anyway) in particular, as they use a split pixel design for most of their screens, including the 80". This does make the visibility of the pixels somewhat more likely at common viewing distances. The example that caused me to first notice it on my 52" Sharp some years ago was when I was using it as a PC monitor screen. If you open the Task Manager and look under the Performance tab, there are 2 screens - CPU usage and Memory. The darker shaded parts of those screens look VERY different than from a typical 1080P monitor without the split pixel. This difference is in fact obvious from at least 10 feet away. In typical viewing, of course, you will rarely be aware of this anomaly, but it is there. I took a closeup picture a few years ago and posted it in the AVS forum. Maybe when I get a chance I will take a couple of new pictures to show the difference.

I felt inspired and curious to see if anything has changed since my 52D62U.
So, here is a picture of both types of pixels. I think the difference is quite obvious.
Comments?
LL
post #332 of 3272
Was just poking around Sharp's website and came across this.
http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/Home...Vs/BIG-TV.aspx
At the bottom of the page is their recomended viewing distance.
post #333 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

Sure there are, 9 months to a year there will probably be a 80" 3D unit.....

That wasn't very juicy, lol
post #334 of 3272
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Originally Posted by rockaway1836 View Post

Was just poking around Sharp's website and came across this.
http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/Home...Vs/BIG-TV.aspx
At the bottom of the page is their recomended viewing distance.

From personal experience, I agree with Sharp's recommended seating distances. Of course, it should be mentioned, this assumes HIGH QUALITY 1080P (or properly converted 1080i) content.
post #335 of 3272
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Originally Posted by billdag View Post

From personal experience, I agree with Sharp's recommended seating distances. Of course, it should be mentioned, this assumes HIGH QUALITY 1080P (or properly converted 1080i) content.

I also agree with it. I'm sitting 10ft from my 80.
post #336 of 3272
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Originally Posted by hdtv4xmas View Post

No, it means you are ignorant on this subject. Posters on this forum generally will not respond to a question such as yours. What you truly need to do is to educate yourself, and do not ask naive questions. A complete answer to your simple question would require more time than any sane person would spend on such a query.

I am educating myself. You see, never having owned an 80" tv before, generally that makes me question certain things. Certain things lead me to the internet for help, which brings me to this thread. Perhaps I should have posted on yahoo answers. Joking...

I had a legitimate question. I research any major purchase before I buy. So if this TV isn't going to work for my own personal use, I'd kinda like to know before I purchase it.
post #337 of 3272
Does the Sharp have a good internal scaler that upconverts everything to its native resolution of 1080p?

My feeds are mostly 1080i from DirecTV, some of their content is 1080p, although I haven't seen my new DirecTV box switch over to 1080p yet. I feed my 60" Sony SXRD through my Denon receiver with component switching.

I need to upgrade the Denon to a HDMI switching unit and can probably do it for a lot less than I paid for the Denon.
post #338 of 3272
Fry's in todays ad has the 80" listed for $5K BEFORE SAVINGS...The bad news is that the after savings price is only $200 less The SW freeway store in Houston has 2 in stock, the other 2 stores in the Houston area also show in stock on frys.com . The sku # for Fry's is 6745815, but the set is not available for shipping, only available for sale at B&M's.
post #339 of 3272
Finally got a chance to see this today at Best Buy, this thing is a beast! It was stuck on a menu screen though so I couldn't watch anything. The tv is huge though. Still waiting for a good sale or price drop. I only wish it had 3D.
post #340 of 3272
This TV is now able to be purchased on, and shipped from, bestbuy.com.
post #341 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Jim Clark View Post

Does the Sharp have a good internal scaler that upconverts everything to its native resolution of 1080p? My feeds are mostly 1080i from DirecTV, some of their content is 1080p, although I haven't seen my new DirecTV box switch over to 1080p yet. I feed my 60" Sony SXRD through my Denon receiver with component switching.
I need to upgrade the Denon to a HDMI switching unit and can probably do it for a lot less than I paid for the Denon.

Anyway, with such sources do not even try to sit at the distance recommended by Sharp (which is three times the picture height) since you will be reduced to the detector of content problems . Sharp sitting distance requires immaculate content.
post #342 of 3272
Just received the TV yesterday. Question: I watch cable TV through "component". This is the output that I wish the TV to default to. If I turn the TV off, and come back several hours later - it's now on "TV" channel 2. I have nothing connected to TV, thus I get snow. What do I need to do to get the TV to leave it on "Component" even after several hours of non-use?
post #343 of 3272
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Originally Posted by philnj1211 View Post

Just received the TV yesterday. Question: I watch cable TV through "component". This is the output that I wish the TV to default to. If I turn the TV off, and come back several hours later - it's now on "TV" channel 2. I have nothing connected to TV, thus I get snow. What do I need to do to get the TV to leave it on "Component" even after several hours of non-use?

Do yourself a favor and get an hd hdmi box.
post #344 of 3272
I do have an HDMI HD cable box. HDMI is sent to my ausio receiver. When watching programs that I wish to hear surround sound, I do use HDMI. When others in the house casually watch a program, it is through Component. The cable box has both HDMI and component.
post #345 of 3272
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Originally Posted by philnj1211 View Post

I do have an HDMI HD cable box. HDMI is sent to my ausio receiver. When watching programs that I wish to hear surround sound, I do use HDMI. When others in the house casually watch a program, it is through Component. The cable box has both HDMI and component.

Quite a few audio receivers have audio pass-through these days. With this feature, audio from your cable box HDMI will be passed through your AVR to your TV when your AVR is turned off. If you don't already have this feature, it would be worth looking into. Shame to waste all that money on a nice TV and use component......
post #346 of 3272
Quick question. I know a lot of you guys got mounts and are shopping for mounts but I had my eye on this one for awhile now. I want to get the mount before I purchase the tv so when I get the tv I just have to hang it and go. Can you guys give me your opion on this mount. I read good reviews on it.
http://www.target.com/p/Level-Mount-...gpa=pla&ci_kw=
I hope that link pasted ok. Sorry if it didnt. It is a level mount. model number dc65dmc. Thanks
post #347 of 3272
I'm about to rip some workout videos for the wife and I was wondering whether there is a native "extender" application for this TV that allows you to stream video files that reside on a home server or somewhere else on the network. My Bravia has that functionality and, if this does too, I want to try to pick a file type that works for both my Xbox 360 (my primary extender) and the Sharp (so, if desired, we could stream the videos without using the Xbox or another extender). Thanks.
post #348 of 3272
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Originally Posted by darkserpant View Post

Quick question. I know a lot of you guys got mounts and are shopping for mounts but I had my eye on this one for awhile now. I want to get the mount before I purchase the tv so when I get the tv I just have to hang it and go. Can you guys give me your opion on this mount. I read good reviews on it.
http://www.target.com/p/Level-Mount-...gpa=pla&ci_kw=
I hope that link pasted ok. Sorry if it didnt. It is a level mount. model number dc65dmc. Thanks

The design of the mount you mentioned looks very close to the Monoprice mount I tried first. Although it was rated to 175 Lbs. the front mounting plate flexed a lot under the 122 Lbs weight and the tilt feature barely held. I felt quite unsafe with that bracket so I took it down and sold it on Craigs List. I bought a Sanus VMDD26B from J&R for under 200.00 and the difference was like night and day. If you check my previous posts under this section you will find a link to the Monoprice. Check it out and you will see the front design is almost identical to the one you're considering.
post #349 of 3272
Bill dag, I think I will take your advice. I will order your mount tomorrow after I get home from work. Thanks again.
post #350 of 3272
your a little late to the party Darkserpant but thanks for the update

enjoy it !!!!
post #351 of 3272
Hey, is the standard one year Sharp US warranty transferable when I sell my 70"?
post #352 of 3272
The LC-80LE632U the first 80" model and is missing a few of the advanced features available in the 70" models, Quattron's yellow pixel, Aquamotion 240, and 3D. I suspect that, over the next year, Sharp will gradually release new models incorporating these features. Its current $4,999 list price point is probably the maximum price for the 80" line and each new model will be introduced at that list price driving the earlier models down. I expect that when the 3D model to come out at $5k, the 632U should settle at around $4k. That's what I'm waiting for. My 65" Sony will have to do until then.
post #353 of 3272
Some folks have missed the sub forum for price talk. New rules for the new sub forum are up top and I'll post them below. Nothing has really changed for this forum, which is for technical discussion as it always has been. Thanks.

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post #354 of 3272


My 2005 Samsung 67" DLP is slowly dying, and I've been looking at the 70" Sharp because getting a smaller TV is out of the question....

I have not been happy with the picture I've seen on the 70", as a few people have mentioned, the picture looks very grainy. However, I saw the 80" right next to the 70" showing the same Best Buy feed, and the picture is much much cleaner.

All I have to do is convince the wife that $4K is a good deal on a TV...
post #355 of 3272
So I got my 632 set up today and this thing is a BEAST! Overall picture quality looks great, however, I can see noticable "white spots" (perhaps the "clouding" thing people talk about?) on multiple areas of the screen when on a all black screen.

Is this fairly typical with these type of TVs, or do I potentially have a bad one? Is this something that goes away with time or can be lessened via calibration, or is it something I always would have to live with?

Also, I noticed an audio lag with this set while watching blurays which was NOT present with my old TV. Is there something that I can adjust to fix this, must be TV specific?

Thanks in advance
post #356 of 3272
I think you are going to see some via the way this set is lit. However it can be minimized with calibration. Either way, I think you will find that you will not see it during any regular viewing even when its a dark screen.
post #357 of 3272
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

I think you are going to see some via the way this set is lit. However it can be minimized with calibration. Either way, I think you will find that you will not see it during any regular viewing even when its a dark screen.

So all sets have these clouds? What calibration settings can I tweak to minimize them?
post #358 of 3272
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Originally Posted by mjodotcom View Post

So I got my 632 set up today and this thing is a BEAST! Overall picture quality looks great, however, I can see noticable "white spots" (perhaps the "clouding" thing people talk about?) on multiple areas of the screen when on a all black screen.

Is this fairly typical with these type of TVs, or do I potentially have a bad one? Is this something that goes away with time or can be lessened via calibration, or is it something I always would have to live with?

Also, I noticed an audio lag with this set while watching blurays which was NOT present with my old TV. Is there something that I can adjust to fix this, must be TV specific?

Thanks in advance

As to the clouding, I can only tell you that just a little while ago, while watching in a dark room I turned off the video source. I found the screen to display (while not quite jet black) it was very dark and even back lighting. Very unlike my 732. I have never seen any white spots. On either set.

Could it be the source material? Was it Cable, Sat, BD, or OTA ?

Not being an audiophile at all, I'm not qualified to answer you about the lag. Only to say, that I did experience some when I had the audio connected directly from my Directv receiver. When I changed it over to having the audio coming from the TV, the sound was back in sync.
post #359 of 3272
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Originally Posted by rockaway1836 View Post


As to the clouding, I can only tell you that just a little while ago, while watching in a dark room I turned off the video source. I found the screen to display (while not quite jet black) it was very dark and even back lighting. Very unlike my 732. I have never seen any white spots. On either set.

Could it be the source material? Was it Cable, Sat, BD, or OTA ?

Not being an audiophile at all, I'm not qualified to answer you about the lag. Only to say, that I did experience some when I had the audio connected directly from my Directv receiver. When I changed it over to having the audio coming from the TV, the sound was back in sync.

Well this was with only the tv on and no source, definitely saw uneven lighting (not whit spots just "lighter" areas of the screen). Should I return the set or will this go away with time?
post #360 of 3272
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Originally Posted by mjodotcom View Post

So all sets have these clouds? What calibration settings can I tweak to minimize them?

I think if you look hard enough you will find it on virtually all LCDs. Local dimming will get rid of it most of the time if the set has it (this one doesn't). Having said that.......
I'm now on my 8th LCD set and this set has, by far, the darkest blacks and the least amount of clouding on dark screens (of the set's I've owned). If your brightness (contrast setting) and backlight are set too high you may become more aware of clouding issues. I have my backlight set at -4 and my contrast at +29 and brightness at +1. I have almost all of the enhancement settings turned off. Watching this set in a very dim room, I find the black levels very solid and near black with no obvious clouding. By comparison, I had a 52" Toshiba a few years ago. That set I could not watch in a dark room as the clouding drove me crazy. This brings up my final point today on this matter and that is that unless you have local dimming, you do need some ambient light for almost all LCDs. Clouding issues, in fact, can be virtually eradicated if you turn the lights up enough. This set, however, is quite happy and satisfying with very little ambient light.
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