Originally Posted by anthonymoody
No inside info but I don't think that'll happen. The official Sharp press release from CES began by talking about the 632, which I don't think it would've done had they planned to phase it out so quickly. Obviously I'm gambling a bit as I want this set, but cheaper
but it's hard to see them phasing out a set that was released late last year before at least late summer.
they did it before with the 60" 88UM 2 years ago , that model was a great set that disappeared quickly , it was a 10G X-gen 3 pixel panel model 240Hz( with software) .
They dropped it quickly & started the edge lighted LED's in 60" (this was before the 70" came on-line ) the 810 line ...
My feeling is that Sharp has a lock on the huge size models LCD market & will leverage that into maximizing profits & 80"ers are going to be Sharp's premiere product , so the question will be do they only have one 80" Flagship model OR will they make a mid priced model that would compete with Sharp's own Flagship model ??
.. the 832 80" is a set that is a high quality set but without features ......Problem being that the 832 80" shines a little to britely to be placed under a Flagship model like the 844 will be .Plus the fact that the 832 80" is a full Array model & Sharp has phased out all full Array's(but the premiere line to be full array ) to be edge lighted models in the new 2012 line-up
And that is a Marketing problem for Sharp .
anyway this is all I M H O & a guess only ..
so don't flame on my point of view
I hope your right for your sake , don't get me wrong ....I do not want anyone to be denied getting a 632 80" . I would like the 632 80" to continue to sell for a long time as it's a model that has a " lack " of features that I like the most about the 632 80"(the 88UM was the same way )