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let's start a thread on this soon to released Sharp LCD 80" model ....
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Sharp AQUOS Quattron 8 Series 3D LED TVs
Sharp's 8 Series AQUOS Quattron 3D LED TVs in screen size classes of 60-, 70- and 80-inches (LC-60LE847U, LC-70LE847U and LC-80LE844U) offer a sleeker look with a newly designed ultra-slim bezel with a black brushed aluminum finish. The 80-inch class model features full array LED, and the 60- and 70-inch class models are edge-lit LED, all with Quattron Quad Pixel Plus II technology and 240Hz.


Looks to be a full Back Lighted Array model (80" model only) where the 60" & 70" are Edge Lighted
post #3 of 3622
Very interested to see how the 2D performance of this set stacks up next to the 80"632...and if it's worth the price difference.
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Interested to see how the performance stacks up to Sharp Elite 70" (which has local dimming).
post #5 of 3622
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Originally Posted by anthonymoody View Post

Very interested to see how the 2D performance of this set stacks up next to the 80"632...and if it's worth the price difference.

+1. I have been trying to nitpick the 632 model for over a week and I'm having a tough time coming up with a list of problems. For the extra money, the performance of the 844 model had better be spectacular.
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For me, its all about the price of the 3D for the 844
The innards will most likely be same as the 632 save the for 3D enablement.
Now, here is the big question. Is the price delta worth it for the 3D feature?
Roughly 6,000 (844 per Frys web site) - 3700 (632 per us appliance) = 2300 Is 3D worth that much? Only you and your pocket book can answer that question, oh and maybe your consience as well...
post #7 of 3622
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Originally Posted by B33R View Post

For me, its all about the price of the 3D for the 844
The innards will most likely be same as the 632 save the for 3D enablement.
Now, here is the big question. Is the price delta worth it for the 3D feature?
Roughly 6,000 (844 per Frys web site) - 3700 (632 per us appliance) = 2300 Is 3D worth that much? Only you and your pocket book can answer that question, oh and maybe your consience as well...

that's allotta $Coin$ just for that special convenience of wearing those Darn glasses
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post #9 of 3622
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Originally Posted by B33R View Post

For me, its all about the price of the 3D for the 844
The innards will most likely be same as the 632 save the for 3D enablement.
Now, here is the big question. Is the price delta worth it for the 3D feature?

Very interesting comment, I would be VERY surprised if you are wrong. At dealer cost I see a $800 increase in price.
post #10 of 3622
From the two photos that Sharp has at this link (click on the Aquos image and a slide show will appear - it is the last model):

http://www.sharpusanews.com/

the 844 looks identical to the 632. One of the things that I was interested in was if the aluminum bezel improves upon the appearance, but the photos show the set as having the usual plastic bezel. Also, according to the Aquos LED fact sheet, it is supposed to be released this month. Has anyone seen one of these yet at a show or demo?
post #11 of 3622
Guys how could the innards be the same? One is quad pixel, the other isn't. Right off the bat that's a pretty notable distinction. Also, there's word that the 844 is an actual 240 set rather than a processing derived 120->240. That also implies a completely different panel if so.
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I don't see where they call any of the 2012's native 240 .. if they do can you point that out ?
post #13 of 3622
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looking @ page 32 of the manual the 844 has 240 aquomotion & not a setting for 240
Plus the 847 has a setting for turning on the LED backlight ( that would seem to be the strobing effect ?) much like the Elites .
if these sets had 240 native then there would be no motion enhancement settings as that would be a native 240 IE: no enhancement needed Right ?

Add in the fact that page 32 also has a footnote that the "motion enhancement " (240) setting might cause some image noise .
post #14 of 3622
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quad pixel plus 2 seems to be processing as well goimg by the manual. same page (32)

not trying to poo poo the 844 & 847 but if this is all just processing then the only advantage is the 3D (4 those who see 3D as a +) as the 80"632 the advantage is the Lack of processing
agin these will be a personal choice as to this being an advantage or disadvantage it would seem
I M H O
post #15 of 3622
The sell price for the 80" 847 seems to be starting, from reputable places, around 5k.

If you want 3Dand 80", while expensive, seems so cheap compared to the 85" Panasonic Plasama
post #16 of 3622
I think you are looking at the 60/70" 84x manual not for the 80" which Sharp actually somewhat positions as most similar - in that it's back lit full array - to the 945 line.

From the Sharp press release:

Taking the 80-inch Class to a New Dimension
In September 2011, Sharp launched the industry’s largest LED TV with its 80-inch class LC-80LE632U, providing more than twice the screen area of a 55-inch TV. Today, Sharp is taking the 80-inch class TV to a new dimension with the launch of the new LC-80LE844U. Available in April, the full HD 1080p LC- 80LE844U features a vivid 3D image, employing Sharp’s Quattron technology with full array LED backlighting and a newly developed 240Hz AQUOS LCD panel to virtually eliminate blur during fast- moving video. The LC-80LE844U also boasts built-in WiFi, 4 HDMI® inputs and the new SmartCentral user interface.

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Specifically mentions a newly developed 240 panel. And is obviously quattron. Sorry but no way is this the same innards as the 632. The quattron alone makes it different. Whether the 240 is processing or native I believe remains to be seen. In the 945 manuals someone pointed out that there are two different 240 settings. Something like just '240' and another like '240 motion' the latter implying processing.

Edit: here's the link to the press release
http://www.sharpusanews.com/docs/Sha...ease_Final.pdf
post #17 of 3622
"Full array" is the same as the 70"735 models etc with the 3D - not with the local dimming that is so impressive on the Elite.

So the 80" should be more like the 735 but not as good as the 945/Elite....

How close the 70" 945 is to the elite remains to be seen. It would not suprise me if it is the same panel as the Elite minus THX and IVC and some other processing for 2k less

If only there were an 80xx945
post #18 of 3622
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Originally Posted by anthonymoody View Post

Guys how could the innards be the same? One is quad pixel, the other isn't. Right off the bat that's a pretty notable distinction. Also, there's word that the 844 is an actual 240 set rather than a processing derived 120->240. That also implies a completely different panel if so.

I know what I meant. To the average user they will "see" no gain in picture quality. Quad pixel neither helps, nor takes away from picture quality. That what is shown in all the testing Chad B has done.
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I know what I meant. To the average user they will "see" no gain in picture quality. Quad pixel neither helps, nor takes away from picture quality. That what is shown in all the testing Chad B has done.

With possible exception of videos of brass bands in their yellow uniforms, surrounded by yellow taxis .
post #20 of 3622
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Originally Posted by sjchmura View Post

"Full array" is the same as the 70"735 models etc with the 3D - not with the local dimming that is so impressive on the Elite.

So the 80" should be more like the 735 but not as good as the 945/Elite....

How close the 70" 945 is to the elite remains to be seen. It would not suprise me if it is the same panel as the Elite minus THX and IVC and some other processing for 2k less

If only there were an 80xx945

Right except that the 735 is a 2011 model and the 844 80" is a 2012 so I was referring to it in that context. It is more similar to the 945 than it is to the 60/70" 8 series 2012 models. Again, it is not the same innards as the 632. Quattron alone demonstrates that. If it is truly a native 240 panel, which the Sharp release implies, then it's that much more distinct from the 632.

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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

I know what I meant. To the average user they will "see" no gain in picture quality. Quad pixel neither helps, nor takes away from picture quality. That what is shown in all the testing Chad B has done.

Possible, but I guess we'll have to see. I would be quite surprised if the 844 doesn't look better than the 632, if both were properly calibrated and placed SI by side. (you'd need a pretty giant wall to do that!)
post #21 of 3622
a little birdy just told me they had an advanced viewing of the new 80 inch 3D....... Comments. Excellent. He also told me street price is going to surprise all of us...............
its not from a traditional source but a reliable one
post #22 of 3622
MSRP is 6499. It's already shown up on Fry's for a reasonable price.

S~
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Haven't been around for awhile. I have a 65" Sharp 65D93U from 2007. I bought the extended warranty and 2 weeks before it was to expired it developed a whine coming from the rear, like a hard drive sound. The strange thing was it only did this when the backlight was set from +2 to +7, I had it at 2 when I noticed it. Anything at 0 or below or above +8 the sound disappears. Tech came out, ordered 4 square things, have no idea what they were, but did not fix the problem. He said it would not get any worse and it hasn't. I just keep it at zero and all is well. His diagnosis was the panal was unfixable.

I had a choice of the entry level 70, or $2500 in cash. Holy crap, I paid $7500 for this in 2007. Well, I took the cash and got to keep the TV, they didn't want it, so cool. Even when it makes the whine if I turn up the backlight my friends could never hear it unless I turned the volume down and told everyone to shut-up. LOL

Now, the 632 or 844. I think I should wait until the 844 hits the street, and according to one site, thats in 8 days. I found it at one sight for 45**.58. It says backordered and no way to pre-order but who knows. I believe it may be vaporware pricing anyhow. I can't wait to get my 80", just can't decide which one. 3D could be a gimmick in a sense but it could be fun to play around with for the hell of it. Who knows, I may actually like it, as long as it does not degrade the panal otherwise.
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

MSRP is 6499. It's already shown up on Fry's for a reasonable price.

S~

Again real world street (from online sources) should surprise.....
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Abt had it for like 5999 I believe at 'list' they of course will be coming off that for 'street' pricing.

I know I haven't contributed in like a year, but I was watching this thread because I got the 80-632 version and 'returned' it today after complaining about my issues to ABT (it was 2 days old). They sent 4 techs out to confirm it, I have a ever so slight (to mild) sync issue with the audio.

You can't beat ABTs service, they said they would replace it with another one, I said nah, I'll just take the Samsung 64d8000 and call it a day. (I have the 63c8000 in the living room). I have to say I am no 'videophile' but the difference between the current 80 inches and my c8000 or even 64d7000 (had that one too) is quite noticeable. 64D7000 wins in picture quality hands down.

I read all the reviews, and pulled the trigger with the 80-632, I didn't like it but would have kept it if it didn't have the audio issues. Thats why I inquired on the 80-844 and found out the price was 5999 right now as 'list' price. I didn't ask when it was coming in though. Unless the picture quality is strongly better then the 632 and the 'lag' is improved, I just don't think the 80s are a great buy, unless size is all that matters.
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Originally Posted by jonv8944s View Post

Abt had it for like 5999 I believe at 'list' they of course will be coming off that for 'street' pricing.

I know I haven't contributed in like a year, but I was watching this thread because I got the 80-632 version and 'returned' it today after complaining about my issues to ABT (it was 2 days old). They sent 4 techs out to confirm it, I have a ever so slight (to mild) sync issue with the audio.

You can't beat ABTs service, they said they would replace it with another one, I said nah, I'll just take the Samsung 64d8000 and call it a day. (I have the 63c8000 in the living room). I have to say I am no 'videophile' but the difference between the current 80 inches and my c8000 or even 64d7000 (had that one too) is quite noticeable. 64D7000 wins in picture quality hands down.

I read all the reviews, and pulled the trigger with the 80-632, I didn't like it but would have kept it if it didn't have the audio issues. Thats why I inquired on the 80-844 and found out the price was 5999 right now as 'list' price. I didn't ask when it was coming in though. Unless the picture quality is strongly better then the 632 and the 'lag' is improved, I just don't think the 80s are a great buy, unless size is all that matters.

You are decidedly in the minority here but thats ok. I had a UN65C8000 and felt it to be not that significantly better pq wise. Of course with the horrid build quality I had to go through five defective ones and finally had samsung buy it back. An audio lag while certainly irritating isnt enough to put this set under a samsung but thats my humble opinion
post #27 of 3622
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Originally Posted by jonv8944s View Post

Abt had it for like 5999 I believe at 'list' they of course will be coming off that for 'street' pricing.

You can't beat ABTs service, .

ABT is amazing. I live in Chicago (the "real chicago not the suburbs) and, despite the taxes, they do there BEST to match crazy internet pricing while providing simply unmatched support.

We shall see how much the
80" 847
70" 945

These are my 2 choices.

Will be sitting about 8 feet away and use it for HTPC/Windows Desktop (typing on 73" dying DLP now)/PC Gaming/XBOX etc.
post #28 of 3622
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Originally Posted by sjchmura View Post

ABT is amazing. I live in Chicago (the "real chicago not the suburbs) and, despite the taxes, they do there BEST to match crazy internet pricing while providing simply unmatched support.

We shall see how much the
80" 847
70" 945

These are my 2 choices.

Will be sitting about 8 feet away and use it for HTPC/Windows Desktop (typing on 73" dying DLP now)/PC Gaming/XBOX etc.

there is no 847 in 80 inches that would be the 844
post #29 of 3622
Huh. I thought the 60 and 70" we're "844" and 80 "847" with the "945" reserved for the "affordable Elite in the summer
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Originally Posted by sjchmura View Post

Huh. I thought the 60 and 70" we're "844" and 80 "847" with the "945" reserved for the "affordable Elite in the summer

https://m.cdw.com/shop/products/SHAR...LED-TV/2630886
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