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post #2371 of 3622
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Originally Posted by jsmiddleton4 View Post

Sharp declaring bankruptcy?

No. not yet..

They are very much in the red .. "up to their eyeballs in debt" so to speak.. They are getting money from different companies but so far it is kind of little to late but they are still operational at the moment.

We shall see what happens.

See article here.
post #2372 of 3622
I'm shopping now for a new TV. Was sold on the Sharp 60 inch Quattron 240hz panel. Have a friend with one and have played with it.

Not now. I'm not spending near 2000 dollars and have to wonder if Sharp will be able to support the TV in a year or two.

So now back to Panasonic Plasma, LG, etc., as options.

Glad I found out now not after I purchased.
post #2373 of 3622
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Originally Posted by jsmiddleton4 View Post

I'm shopping now for a new TV. Was sold on the Sharp 60 inch Quattron 240hz panel. Have a friend with one and have played with it.
Not now. I'm not spending near 2000 dollars and have to wonder if Sharp will be able to support the TV in a year or two.
So now back to Panasonic Plasma, LG, etc., as options.
Glad I found out now not after I purchased.

I find the current situation very concerning....

The two main players in the 80"+ size TV's are both in trouble. Mitsubishi and Sharp.

Is this really an indication that there is not a market for these very big set?

I really want a 90" TV, but.......
post #2374 of 3622
Mitsubishi just this past week announced they were ending rear-projection TVs, ceasing production of DLP and laser models and instead focusing on projectors.

See link here for that news.

So, for big screens, that leaves only Sharp in the 80 and 90 inch range..

Hopefully Sharp will stay longer but their debt issue is their main problem!

Just to add.. Even for myself I was going to purchase an 80 or 90 inch but I am holding my position at the moment. Like you mentioned, I would like to get extended support later and if Sharp is not there, who will take care of the Sharp tv..
post #2375 of 3622
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Originally Posted by JackVette View Post

I find the current situation very concerning....
The two main players in the 80"+ size TV's are both in trouble. Mitsubishi and Sharp.
Is this really an indication that there is not a market for these very big set?
I really want a 90" TV, but.......
Mitsubishi is not in trouble. They announced this week, or last week, that they are abandoning the TV market completely. DLP and LCD. There will be no new Mitsubishi TV's. Just selling off current inventory. 80" and up market belongs to Sharp alone. Vizio's entry into the 70" territory (not 3D) could make for tough sledding for Sharp.
post #2376 of 3622
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Originally Posted by ricardomreyes View Post

i have not notice any game lag if you put the tv on the input of game...
if you put another input like standard or any other one you will see a tremendous lag on video game....

I've been playing Halo 3D and it's been great. I don't notice any lag except for the horrible game lag with co-op. The TV is great for gaming...absolutely love it.
post #2377 of 3622
I am dying for this Sharp 80" 844 unit. Next to the Samsung 75" 9000 this is the best big LCD out there. Does anyone know when it will start dropping in price significantly? So far the cheapest I found online was $4,137 but I'm looking for it a little less so I can buy the sound bar system, wall mount it, and any other little accessories to make it "legit". Thanks!!!
post #2378 of 3622
You may want to wait a bit for superbowl sales! :
post #2379 of 3622
Read a recent article about when during the year is the best time to buy a tv and the answer is, the 2 weeks before the Super Bowl. Prices are the lowest of the entire year AND new models are typical out as well.
post #2380 of 3622
hpq,

That's right. As a potential purchaser I am very concerned that the product support will be in place. I currently have a MIT 65738 that needs some servicing. I'm not going to invest in repairing it when I can put that couple of hundred toward technology that is going to be around. And that decision means whatever I buy has to be around too.

So either I spend a few hundred and repair my MIT or I spend in the 1500 dollar range for a product that is satisfactory and has a life span.

Sharp's situation makes the purchasing decision more difficult.

Too difficult.
post #2381 of 3622
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Originally Posted by jsmiddleton4 View Post

Sharp's situation makes the purchasing decision more difficult.
Too difficult.

If you can wait a few months.. I think by the end of the next fiscal quarter everybody will have a better picture of what is in store for Sharp..

I also have a Mits rear pro and it is near it's tail end of it's life so I am going to upgrade. I like the 80 as well as the 90 from Sharp but I am waiting to get more details in regards to how sound Sharp is going to be. Their debt is killing them and that is one area they need investment from other companies to help save them.. There are companies interested but we will have to wait a little bit to see if any of that "investment" shows up or not.. smile.gif

Personally, I can wait a few months.. smile.gif
Edited by HPQ - 12/6/12 at 12:24pm
post #2382 of 3622
I'm waiting until before the Super Bowl anyway. With all the stuff that is in play, the economy, South Korea's and China's lower production cost, etc., if I was a betting man, I'd not be betting on Sharp. Which is sad as I really like the 847U tv.

I've taking this thread off topic enough now. My apologies to the forum and moderators. Maybe we should start a new thread, "Reasons why its hard to buy a TV right now..."?
post #2383 of 3622
weird issue I just noticed. I lost my wireless connection to the tv, and when I try to access the internet setup, I get a lot of lag trying to cycle through the prompt menus, like there is a large delay between hitting the next button and the tv responding. Also, I can't see my network or any others when I try to connect to it. When I try to connect using the button on my Linksys router, the tv fails to connect to it. I can't even connect to my network using manual settings. I rebooted the router and my access point, and my internet connection is working for my other devices. Wonder if the wireless adapter in the tv is fubar? Any1 got any ideas?
post #2384 of 3622
They will be fine as long as we purchase enough 80" sets. I'm not worried about it, I've never had a tv die before i wanted to replace it with an upgrade.

Apple is trying to move from Samsung to Sharp for mobile displays and recently invested $2,000,000,000.00
post #2385 of 3622
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Originally Posted by ileff View Post

Apple is trying to move from Samsung to Sharp for mobile displays and recently invested $2,000,000,000.00

This apple investment news is good news for Sharp.. I also suspect it will benefit Apple when and if they ever decide to go into the TV business and start their own iTV.. smile.gif
post #2386 of 3622
should i buy the extended warranty option from Sharp? 3 yrs?

just to share
also, the LG 84" 4k tv is out in singapore and retails at 25k singapore dollars.
the sharp 80" 632 is retailing at 14k singapore dollars.
post #2387 of 3622
Hello all. This is my first post. I am looking at this tv around Super Bowl time to replace my 8 or so year old pioneer elite pro 530hdi rear projection. The tv has been great and I love the picture quality. Now just looking for a flat panel and really want something nice, but not spend over 4-5k. Seeing the money issues with sharp doesn't make me feel good. Also when are some newer models going to come out? Could get a better quality 70 inch for the same money? Thank you for your help, I read a lot of these pages and reviews as well.
post #2388 of 3622
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Originally Posted by masterslacker View Post

I've been playing Halo 3D and it's been great. I don't notice any lag except for the horrible game lag with co-op. The TV is great for gaming...absolutely love it.

What's your setup? Are you playing Halo4 with a 360 box or playing Halo1 or 2 with a PC? Reason I ask is that I'm just in the process of finishing my build of a Win8 box with 3770k on an Asus board for gaming on this TV. Steam is finally out of their beta stage of "Big Screen".

Since it's Christmas:), I'm pondering a xbox360. If you're playing the game on an Xbox, I REALLY curious how XBOX 360 - 3D works on the Sharp.

I've already used a smaller PC with Nvidia with no real problems.

Thanks!
post #2389 of 3622
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Originally Posted by ambasnakeman View Post

should i buy the extended warranty option from Sharp? 3 yrs?
just to share
also, the LG 84" 4k tv is out in singapore and retails at 25k singapore dollars.
the sharp 80" 632 is retailing at 14k singapore dollars.

Honestly-With electronics, it's really up 2 u if you got the extra cash, but I wouldn't. If you utilize Sharp's aquos advantage program, they give you I believe another 6 months over the year warranty, or at least they did with me when I called them and registered. Other then the power cycling issue that a lot of us experienced, this TV has been pretty rock solid and kick ass. Updates have all gone without a hitch...and regarding my post a few posts above...my wireless issue was fixed by turning the TV off and then back on....This TV is really solid and I don't foresee it breaking before 3 years, unless it was due to a shipping issue...
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Originally Posted by 48548 View Post

Hello all. This is my first post. I am looking at this tv around Super Bowl time to replace my 8 or so year old pioneer elite pro 530hdi rear projection. The tv has been great and I love the picture quality. Now just looking for a flat panel and really want something nice, but not spend over 4-5k. Seeing the money issues with sharp doesn't make me feel good. Also when are some newer models going to come out? Could get a better quality 70 inch for the same money? Thank you for your help, I read a lot of these pages and reviews as well.

To add to my comment above...This TV is huge and beautiful. Is it perfect? No. Cable TV can be hit or miss but you can tweak it to look very good. Blu-ray movies, especially Pixar/Disney look frekkin' AMAZNG in dynamic mode. I watched Brave last night and Despicable me and My GOD it looked so nice. This TV is worth the money. I was going to go with the Sammy 75es8000, but it was taking to long to come out and costs twice what this TV costs. it may not be the flashy thin bezel like the newer models now, but it's 80 inches of LCD goodness.
post #2390 of 3622
I've had mine for just over a month now.
Halo 4 ROCKS.
Just remember to put the TV in GAME mode or the processing lag will drive you nuts.///
post #2391 of 3622
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Originally Posted by andy sullivan View Post

Mitsubishi is not in trouble. They announced this week, or last week, that they are abandoning the TV market completely. DLP and LCD. There will be no new Mitsubishi TV's. Just selling off current inventory. 80" and up market belongs to Sharp alone. Vizio's entry into the 70" territory (not 3D) could make for tough sledding for Sharp.

Mitsubishi will still be in the television business
http://www.cepro.com/article/mitsubishi_drops_dlp_displays_goodbye_rptvs_forever/

Reached early this morning, Max Wasinger, long-time exec with Mitsubishi’s video products and currently executive vice president of sales and marketing for MEVSA, tells CE Pro, “We are in the midst of an orderly exit from the DLP TV business. MEVSA will now focus on B-to-B (projectors, display wall, printers, digital signage, monitors, etc.) and the home theater projector business.”

I would not doubt that Sharp is supplying the 70 inch glass for Vizio. I think that Sharp will continue to exist as a much leaner company. Sony and Panasonic are also losing tons of cash...
post #2392 of 3622
What is the optimal viewing distance for an 80 inch? 12-15 ft?
post #2393 of 3622
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by HPQ View Post

What is the optimal viewing distance for an 80 inch? 12-15 ft?
I find 10 to 11 feet is best for me
post #2394 of 3622
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Originally Posted by HPQ View Post

What is the optimal viewing distance for an 80 inch? 12-15 ft?
I am at 12 feet which is fine for me.
post #2395 of 3622
Thanks guys for the input. How is it with OTA reception? I know DVD should be good, how about antenna?
post #2396 of 3622
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Originally Posted by HPQ View Post

Thanks guys for the input. How is it with OTA reception? I know DVD should be good, how about antenna?
I don' t use OTA but I assume it would be fine. By DVD I assume you mean BD.
post #2397 of 3622
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Originally Posted by HPQ View Post

What is the optimal viewing distance for an 80 inch? 12-15 ft?
Visual acuity distance for high quality 1080P with 20-20 vision is about 10.5'. You can go further back but your eyes won't be able to see all the detail. Of course this is only relevant with very high quality sources like Pixar cartoons and similar. At 10.5' they look absolutely stunning and the tons of detail is almost too much (but......it isn't!!!)
post #2398 of 3622
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Originally Posted by HPQ View Post

Thanks guys for the input. How is it with OTA reception? I know DVD should be good, how about antenna?

Antenna looks great. When I can for locals, I prefer antenna to Dish hooking up my antenna to the dish input so I can still record.
post #2399 of 3622
Sharp is finally sending me replacement unit after they initially said middle of November. Now that there is foot of snow here it'll be interesting how the delivery guys will be able to deliver this TV through my walkout basement.

How do you tell what month my TV was built? They told me it's brand new unit and not refurb so I wanted to check if I can tell if it has very recent build date.

Thanks.
post #2400 of 3622
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

Sharp is finally sending me replacement unit after they initially said middle of November. Now that there is foot of snow here it'll be interesting how the delivery guys will be able to deliver this TV through my walkout basement.
How do you tell what month my TV was built? They told me it's brand new unit and not refurb so I wanted to check if I can tell if it has very recent build date.
Thanks.
after you get the unit just call the tech support & ask them REAL nicely . There is no data base you can access but from the support clerks themselves . you should call anyway to update the warranty with the new S/N , then ask the CSR when the display was made while you are updating the new # . smile.gif
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