Originally Posted by Ajbolit
Can U actually post the price? I've seen 735 for just below 3000 and Elite at 6000$. Both 70". Still don't see how Elite can be twice as much expensive
$6K would actually be a helluva deal (for now) on the 70" Elite and worth it for what's been proclaimed as the best panel in the marketplace and it's target audience which demands the best but with patience I think we'll see Sharp restructuring that pricing in 2012 as the entire market drops and Sharp has gotten it's R&D paid for and OLED finally arrives in 55" sizes via rumored Samsung and perhaps LG and who knows there could be others and the pricing at this point is unknown.
Were you to place the Elite side by side with the 735 it would easily beat it's ass in virtually every type of cross comparison and while I'm not attacking the 735 series it is the standard Camaro whereas the Elite is the Corvette ZL1 and it costs are 2-3 times the standard Camaro. I agree though that pricing will be restructured in the future by Sharp as they've done it in the past with their high end models, likely to occur after CES and new 2012 Sharp models debut in the spring.
If you want to check out actual quotes or inquiries they are allowed to identify them over on ************** forum - Wow can't figure out why another similar forum would be blocked? My target for the 70" Elite is $5K as I made the mistake of buying the 60" D8000 Samsung though for a third of the price it's screen uniformity and black levels are a fraud with the lights out and 60" is too damn small for me - while saving all that money felt good initially I have to report that I find the panel a huge disappointment every day (especially at night with the lights off) I view it even though it's thin as hell and stylish it cannot compare to the 70" Elite. For now I must live with my mistake buying the Samsung since in-store auditions in normal lighting disguises the black levels and light bleed issues but when it's in your HT and you turn off the lights at night exposes microdimming as a huge fraud!