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post #1411 of 3622
AVS is a very small world. But to have this many defective sets in the small world of AVS, should make anybody think twice before purchasing this 80in TV. It is a joy to own from the threads I have read if the TV works. But this few sets with so many failures is just unacceptable.
post #1412 of 3622
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But to have this many defective sets in the small world of AVS

How many defective sets have there been in this thread (sorry, didn't want to read all the pages). And I wonder what the total percentage is for these sets. I thought most manufacturers were below 3%, but don't quote me on that.
post #1413 of 3622
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Originally Posted by brianna007 View Post

I really want this TV. Actually I really want the 90 in. But I am so worried about the quality control of this TV. This thread has so many defective sets in it, Sharp should really do something about it. The thing that really pisses me off is that one person is being given a hassle from Sharp about getting a replacement. After spending over 4000 dollars I would think you would get some decent customer service. After seeing all the defective sets I am going to wait a good long time in hope Sharp produces better quality control. I feel really bad for the people that shelled out so much money to be inconvenienced by Sharp. I wish Sony or Samsung would get into the 80 to 90 in market. Sharp I refuse to spend my hard earned money with you if your defect rate is going to be this high.

I have had no problems with my set. I am very pleased with it. I think you are overly worried about this. This forum is small sample. I am not saying there are not issues but ALL sets have issues.
Edited by elbig - 6/23/12 at 9:05am
post #1414 of 3622
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Originally Posted by brianna007 View Post

AVS is a very small world. But to have this many defective sets in the small world of AVS, should make anybody think twice before purchasing this 80in TV. It is a joy to own from the threads I have read if the TV works. But this few sets with so many failures is just unacceptable.

I don't remember there being many defects in the thread. Most of the issues were with shipping and their set being damaged.

Also keep in mind that a lot here nitpic which does not mean defect. Yes these sets are not perfect but they are very good sets and in my opinion worth the current price ~$4500.

I own this set and I really enjoy watching it.
post #1415 of 3622
Clouding, audio, and picture problems. I know shipping damage is not Sharps fault. Just saying the small number of TVs purchased here, seem to have more then their fair share of problems. My plan is to get the 90 in. But in all honesty I want to see better quality control with the 80 in. Not very many were purchased on this forum. I would have expected maybe just one to have problems. Not all the defective units that have been talked about so far. I am sure that if you get lucky and your TV works the picture is most impressive. It is the reason I want it. I just feel at this time Sharp really needs to get on the ball and take care of this.
post #1416 of 3622
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Originally Posted by brianna007 View Post

Clouding, audio, and picture problems. I know shipping damage is not Sharps fault. Just saying the small number of TVs purchased here, seem to have more then their fair share of problems. My plan is to get the 90 in. But in all honesty I want to see better quality control with the 80 in. Not very many were purchased on this forum. I would have expected maybe just one to have problems. Not all the defective units that have been talked about so far. I am sure that if you get lucky and your TV works the picture is most impressive. It is the reason I want it. I just feel at this time Sharp really needs to get on the ball and take care of this.

It was also stated that clouding could be affect of how your unit was handled by your retailer and shipper.
post #1417 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

ok guys here we go. I am psyched that the bias LED light kit I bought fits great. I am going to have my center speaker mounted just below and gettting a low boy media center.
I have yet to dial it in completely but I forgot how much the bias light really makes it POP
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here is the kit if anyone is interested
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0040FJ27S/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00
P..S. Big props to Robert at Value Electronics for helping me get into this new monster

Hi Suzook, your bias light looks really cool. Does it have quite a bit of intensity adjustments for dimming? Did you tape them onto the TV and did you have to take the TV off the wall? Thanks for sharing the pictures. Hope you are loving your 844 more now.
post #1418 of 3622
Anyone get an 844 with an aluminum bezel? Or did they change that? All the first specs had the 844 having an aluminum bezel. Maybe the new ones coming in July will have it. I like the look of it.
http://www.dmunsterstv.com/Sharp_LC-80LE844U.pdf
post #1419 of 3622
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Originally Posted by sdchrgrboy View Post

Anyone get an 844 with an aluminum bezel? Or did they change that? All the first specs had the 844 having an aluminum bezel. Maybe the new ones coming in July will have it. I like the look of it.
http://www.dmunsterstv.com/Sharp_LC-80LE844U.pdf

Pretty sure they only have aluminum bezels up to 70".
I see it on your spec sheet, but yea, it's plastic.
post #1420 of 3622
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Originally Posted by ajax-jp View Post

Pretty sure they only have aluminum bezels up to 70".
I see it on your spec sheet, but yea, it's plastic.

New 90" has brushed aluminum bezels. I also thought 844u came with it per their spec but it is plastic.
post #1421 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

No changes, just sharp keeping the supply chain fairly tight. I would also gather if you pushed them I would have to believe there is one in the region they could get you but that involves cost.

There is actually a production delay. But feel free to assume that Sharp is just intentionally keeping supply tight.
post #1422 of 3622
^^^ I think they are keeping a tight supply chain as all manufacturers are, at least more than they have in the past. I for one can contest, the electronics industry a few years back, was a awesome industry to be in, now its just cut throat. High supply, lowers demand, which leads to price drops. Low supply, steady demand, equals a stable price. Manufactures are looking for stability, as the dealers are too;)
post #1423 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

There is actually a production delay. But feel free to assume that Sharp is just intentionally keeping supply tight.

What is the delay for? Are they addressing some issue?
post #1424 of 3622
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Originally Posted by NallaAVS View Post

Hi Suzook, your bias light looks really cool. Does it have quite a bit of intensity adjustments for dimming? Did you tape them onto the TV and did you have to take the TV off the wall? Thanks for sharing the pictures. Hope you are loving your 844 more now.

thank you. The pic I think makes it look more intense than it is. The remote for the lights allows you to increase or decrease brightness. It has a very good self adhesive you peel off and sick on that takes maybe 30 second to install the 16.4 feet. No need to take it
off the wall even with my sanus LL11 thin mount
post #1425 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

thank you. The pic I think makes it look more intense than it is. The remote for the lights allows you to increase or decrease brightness. It has a very good self adhesive you peel off and sick on that takes maybe 30 second to install the 16.4 feet. No need to take it
off the wall even with my sanus LL11 thin mount

Excellent! Thanks so much. I'm going to order it smile.gif
post #1426 of 3622
its a great buy at $37. It wont go around the entire set but just about 90%. I started at the middle of the top of the tv and measured out the strand so it was even on both sides.

Good luck and post up when you get it set up
post #1427 of 3622
Is there a particular color the lights should be set to for best results?
post #1428 of 3622
It depends on the color of your walls but I have tried a variety and all provide a pleasing effect. The white is the most obvious choice
post #1429 of 3622
hi guys,

am from singapore....looking at the number of defective units within US, i have been very lucky to have it all the way shipped to singapore, and a defect free screen. its not sold in singapore, hence got it from an online store.

its a fantastic tv. but one wierd problem. all my sources connect thru bose and then to the tv. occasionally, the signal gets interupted and refreshes. any clue why? its connected on HDMI 1. is it due to the ARC or a possible defective hdmi cable?
post #1430 of 3622
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Originally Posted by ambasnakeman View Post

hi guys,
am from singapore....looking at the number of defective units within US, i have been very lucky to have it all the way shipped to singapore, and a defect free screen. its not sold in singapore, hence got it from an online store.
its a fantastic tv. but one wierd problem. all my sources connect thru bose and then to the tv. occasionally, the signal gets interupted and refreshes. any clue why? its connected on HDMI 1. is it due to the ARC or a possible defective hdmi cable?

Might be a handshake issue with HDMI. I would look for a better receiver than Bose (Pioneer, Denon, Marantz, Onkyo)
post #1431 of 3622
Got mine delivered yesterday...US appliance. WOW great PQ and no issues as yet..enjoying my TV..will post pics soon.

Got a question on extended warranty..does the sharp extended warranty of 3 yrs start after the 15 month period or its a total of 36 months? Thanks Guys
Also what is the best way to reduce the SOE in some of the Ads..I have sharpness @ 0.
post #1432 of 3622
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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

What is the delay for? Are they addressing some issue?

It is not related to any defect in the television.
post #1433 of 3622
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Originally Posted by ggupta View Post

Got mine delivered yesterday...US appliance. WOW great PQ and no issues as yet..enjoying my TV..will post pics soon.
Got a question on extended warranty..does the sharp extended warranty of 3 yrs start after the 15 month period or its a total of 36 months? Thanks Guys
Also what is the best way to reduce the SOE in some of the Ads..I have sharpness @ 0.
When did you order yours? I am still waiting on a replacement for mine that was damaged on arrival
post #1434 of 3622
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Originally Posted by sdchrgrboy View Post

When did you order yours? I am still waiting on a replacement for mine that was damaged on arrival

06/08
post #1435 of 3622
Hey Suzook,

Really like the way the bias lighting kit looks but never having used one before I was wondering if you could answer a couple of questions?
  1. Would this be used while watching movies or is more for ambient display while having static screen shots?
  2. If used while watching movies is it distracting at all? When I'm watching I usually turn off all lighting ie... stereo & disc player displays
  3. Would the remote portion of this device be able to be controlled from a universal remote as in say harmony macros?

I definately like the pictures you posted just don't know if it would be utilized often.

Thanks for your help
post #1436 of 3622
Hi Zap

Glad you like what you see.

To answer your questions, its fairly easy.

First off there is no wrong time to have the bias light on....well except day time.

Movies, TV even static shots benefit from.bias light. However the purpose of bias light is two fold. Its to keep ANY direct light off the screen and reduce eye strain. As a side benefit, it typically ads depth and pop to the sets pq.

Now there is always going to be those who disputes its value but ask yourself this, do movie theaters have lights on during the movie?

The biggest challenge is probably getting used to a dark viewing environment but once you do your pq and eyes will appreciate it

As for the remote. I'm not sure if a harmony can be mapped but you could always try. What many people do is use a remote trigger (or Avr if it has a plug) so the bias comes on when the avr does

Good luck and feel free to post any more questions
post #1437 of 3622
anyone can recommend 3D glasses for this TV?

how about TrueDepth or the Sharp model 20 glasses?
post #1438 of 3622
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Originally Posted by ambasnakeman View Post

anyone can recommend 3D glasses for this TV?
how about TrueDepth or the Sharp model 20 glasses?

I have 2 pairs of each of these 2 3d glasses I bought off of Amazon. They both work and 3d looks amazing. I think the sharp may look a tad bit better, albeit not much. I think the I.treks are more comfortable though. They both are awesome and worth the money. FYI-The I.treks charging cable is longer then the Sharps, and it will charge the Sharp 3d glasses also. You just plug the usb cable into the USB side input on the 844u. The Sharp USB charging cable is really short. Good luck!

http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-AN3DG20B-Glasses-Black-Single/dp/B005JABSB6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1340761022&sr=1-1&keywords=sharp+3d+glasses

http://www.amazon.com/GBSG03-JP-iTrek-Active-Shutter-Glasses/dp/B004QDYLEI/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1340761022&sr=1-2&keywords=sharp+3d+glasses
post #1439 of 3622
Suzook,
Thank you for your consistently helpful posts. A couple of weeks ago you received your 844U and your post at that time indicated some initial disappointment with the PQ. Have you had the chance to further calibrate the settings and, if so, are you more satisfied with the PQ?
post #1440 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Islandborn View Post

I have 2 pairs of each of these 2 3d glasses I bought off of Amazon. They both work and 3d looks amazing. I think the sharp may look a tad bit better, albeit not much. I think the I.treks are more comfortable though. They both are awesome and worth the money. FYI-The I.treks charging cable is longer then the Sharps, and it will charge the Sharp 3d glasses also. You just plug the usb cable into the USB side input on the 844u. The Sharp USB charging cable is really short. Good luck!
http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-AN3DG20B-Glasses-Black-Single/dp/B005JABSB6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1340761022&sr=1-1&keywords=sharp+3d+glasses
http://www.amazon.com/GBSG03-JP-iTrek-Active-Shutter-Glasses/dp/B004QDYLEI/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1340761022&sr=1-2&keywords=sharp+3d+glasses
I actually purchased a usb outlet by Cooper http://www.amazon.com/Cooper-Wiring-Devices-TR7740W-K-Combination/dp/B007NC5GI4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340818025&sr=8-1&keywords=cooper+usb, which I installed behind my entertainment console, and ran the wires through the back and have the glasses sitting on one of the shelves. This way they are out of sight and there aren't wires coming off of the tv
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