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post #2401 of 3622
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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.
On my box there is a sticker with bar code that shows the date, model and serial number.
post #2402 of 3622
Thanks guys for the antenna reception details. smile.gif

Glad to hear it looks good on this big screen.
post #2403 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?

THX recommends 40 degree subtended visual field which turns into about 1 ft / 10 inches of diagonal.

I sit 8-9 ft away and the screen takes up most of the visual field. It's like being in a real theater......

K
post #2404 of 3622
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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.
I am waiting on my 2nd replacement. Both had the squiggly line in the screen. They called me but I was out oof town and when I called back they were out of stock agian. I think I am going to wait to see what changes they make for the 2013 model as CES is only a few weeks away. Maybe they will finally chenge the bezel to the brushed aluminum.
post #2405 of 3622
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Originally Posted by sdchrgrboy View Post

I am waiting on my 2nd replacement. Both had the squiggly line in the screen. They called me but I was out oof town and when I called back they were out of stock agian. I think I am going to wait to see what changes they make for the 2013 model as CES is only a few weeks away. Maybe they will finally chenge the bezel to the brushed aluminum.

Thanks. Does my warranty start over since my current unit was purchased in May 2012?
post #2406 of 3622
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Originally Posted by NallaAVS View Post

On my box there is a sticker with bar code that shows the date, model and serial number.

Thanks for the info. I'll look at the box. Looks like you got your very early on.
post #2407 of 3622
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Originally Posted by sdchrgrboy View Post

I am waiting on my 2nd replacement. Both had the squiggly line in the screen. They called me but I was out oof town and when I called back they were out of stock agian. I think I am going to wait to see what changes they make for the 2013 model as CES is only a few weeks away. Maybe they will finally chenge the bezel to the brushed aluminum.

It's funny how often I read that people getting replacement units have issues. It almost makes me believe these units are not entirely brand new. I did ask the Sharp rep and she indicated brand new but I just can't help notice some people getting multiple bad units. What is this "squiggly line" issue?

When I didn't hear back from Sharp on my replacement I have to admit I was thinking (maybe hoping smile.gif) they might be doing a mid-year refresh of this TV to include aluminum bezel and some other improvements. But then I thought I didn't want to take any chance being stuck with a defective TV if Sharp files for bankruptcy or something of that sort since I'm already happy with this TV.

I'm sure I will be kicking myself if you end up getting a 2013 model as replacement shortly after I get my replacement. rolleyes.gif If I happened to ask how you like your new 2013 844u make sure to tell me it's really bad! wink.gif
Edited by SonyHome - 12/12/12 at 4:10pm
post #2408 of 3622
I will post a picture later, but both tvs had this weird line in the screen that you coul dsee with light backgrounds. Actually 3 of them that I received had it. The first was damaged in shipping so it was replaced by the seller not Sharp. Check out p[age 17 Post 497, I have had 3 different tv's with this same issue. The fist looked just llike his picture. The second had a long about 10" line, and the 3rd about a 5" line. And one also had a small dark triangle on the lower right corner which others have also had.
Edited by sdchrgrboy - 12/13/12 at 10:56am
post #2409 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

what is native to them is not native to us , the short story rolleyes.gif

For this TV they are claiming a 240 Hz native rate and a 480 Hz for the Aquamotion rate. It is the only one of their large sets for which they make this claim.

Do you have any factual evidence to dispute this?
post #2410 of 3622
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Originally Posted by sdchrgrboy View Post

I will post a picture later, but both tvs had this weird line in the screen that you coul dsee with light backgrounds. Actually 3 of them that I received had it. The first was damaged in shipping so it was replaced by the seller not Sharp. Check out p[age 17 Post 497, I have had 3 different tv's with this same issue. The fist looked just llike his picture. The second had a long about 10" line, and the 3rd about a 5" line. And one also had a small dark triangle on the lower right corner which others have also had.

I saw the pictures from page 17 and that looks like something broke to pieces behind the panel. I have faint but very large pinkish sideways acorn/bell shape on the left side of panel when light or white background is viewed. I really hope my "brand new" replacement doesn't have any of these issues.
post #2411 of 3622
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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.

I don't know if there are any Fry's Electronics in your area but they do online price match as well as Best Buy (I think). I've had good luck with OneCall and Vann's and I was shocked when my friend recently purchased a 60" Samsung and Best Buy went lower than online to make up for the local tax!

I'm in your same boat.
I want the 80" Sharp aquos 240 Hz --lc-80le844u because of the full LED array backlit ...the Samsung 75" in on my radar as you but it's only and edge lit and WAY to much $$ right now.
I just hate the thought of the shipping fiasco that's waiting to happen with the 80". But then again, no tax, free shipping.

I've read so many forums my neck is killing me!

If you see any deals PLEASE post back or PM me.

Good luck on your search.

smile.gif
post #2412 of 3622
I recently had an 80" shipped from the East Coast to the Midwest from an on-line vendor.

Set arrived without a scratch on the box or the set.

I believe the key to successful shipment of a set is to do a decent inspection of the set when it arrives - unboxing, plug in and verify set powers up, and visual inspect the set for screen or other physical damage. Don't sign off on the delivery until these things are satisfactory.

The driver's schedule is not your concern, regardless of how he tries to get going.

The whole inspection process only took me about 10 minutes from the time the box came into the house. I was ready with scissors to cut the straps on the box and an extension cord to be able to easily plug the set into power wherever the box was placed.

Any problems and you just refuse delivery and call the vendor with a list of the problems found.
post #2413 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Never Enuf TV View Post

I don't know if there are any Fry's Electronics in your area but they do online price match as well as Best Buy (I think). I've had good luck with OneCall and Vann's and I was shocked when my friend recently purchased a 60" Samsung and Best Buy went lower than online to make up for the local tax!
I'm in your same boat.
I want the 80" Sharp aquos 240 Hz --lc-80le844u because of the full LED array backlit ...the Samsung 75" in on my radar as you but it's only and edge lit and WAY to much $$ right now.
I just hate the thought of the shipping fiasco that's waiting to happen with the 80". But then again, no tax, free shipping.
I've read so many forums my neck is killing me!
If you see any deals PLEASE post back or PM me.
Good luck on your search.
smile.gif

I am in phx and yes we have frys and best buy. Now to find the best price online. Abe's of main was 4354. I am looking mid January purchase time.
post #2414 of 3622
I finally convinced my wife that 80 inches is the size we should go as we sit 13 feet from the screen. the trouble i'm having is what to put it on. our eyes are 36 inches from the floor. center of the screen is 22 inches. that leaves us a stand hieght of 14 inches. i'm looking for a very low long stand that can handle the weight. i was thinking about this http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S39907973/#/S39908166 we would use the upper piece somewhere else. What is everyone else using?
post #2415 of 3622
I haven't been able to follow this thread for a while and was wondering what the status is with regard to the power cycling issue? Any solutions? Thanks.
post #2416 of 3622
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Originally Posted by steinerms View Post

I finally convinced my wife that 80 inches is the size we should go as we sit 13 feet from the screen. the trouble i'm having is what to put it on. our eyes are 36 inches from the floor. center of the screen is 22 inches. that leaves us a stand hieght of 14 inches. i'm looking for a very low long stand that can handle the weight. i was thinking about this http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S39907973/#/S39908166 we would use the upper piece somewhere else. What is everyone else using?
I hang it on the wall 36 inches from floor tilted very slightly downward. Looks fine to me.
post #2417 of 3622
After months of not seeing it, it happened last night for about 7-8 seconds, probably the longest off interval that I have experienced.
Warren
post #2418 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Raym1234 View Post

I haven't been able to follow this thread for a while and was wondering what the status is with regard to the power cycling issue? Any solutions? Thanks.
It got much better if not fixed after a firmware update - not that Sharp ever acknowledged the problem. I think it is fixed for most people. However, for me it came back after a month or two absence. It is rare now - maybe once every 2 weeks. I seem to be the only one that is still experiencing it as I have posted and asked several times with no responses. It is annoying but I still love the set. I am hoping it will be fixed again via firmware as I had my set calibrated and I don't really want a replacement.
post #2419 of 3622
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Originally Posted by steinerms View Post

I finally convinced my wife that 80 inches is the size we should go as we sit 13 feet from the screen. the trouble i'm having is what to put it on. our eyes are 36 inches from the floor. center of the screen is 22 inches. that leaves us a stand hieght of 14 inches. i'm looking for a very low long stand that can handle the weight. i was thinking about this http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S39907973/#/S39908166 we would use the upper piece somewhere else. What is everyone else using?

The stand was the easy part for me. Trying to figure out what to put on it is the hard part. This stand has built in back lighting

.http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_19289_Plateau-VALENCIA-79-Black-Oak.html
post #2420 of 3622
Saw the power cycling issue for the first time over the weekend. Even after reading about it here, it caught me a bit by surprise. Guess the firmware update didn’t eradicate the issue!
post #2421 of 3622
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Originally Posted by steinerms View Post

I finally convinced my wife that 80 inches is the size we should go as we sit 13 feet from the screen. the trouble i'm having is what to put it on. our eyes are 36 inches from the floor. center of the screen is 22 inches. that leaves us a stand hieght of 14 inches. i'm looking for a very low long stand that can handle the weight. i was thinking about this http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S39907973/#/S39908166 we would use the upper piece somewhere else. What is everyone else using?

I decided to go with Standout Design's 72" Haven (in natural walnut): http://www.standoutdesigns.com/collections/haven-solid-wood-tv-consoles-media-stands/products/haven-72-solid-wood-tv-console-media-stand
post #2422 of 3622
I was at Sears today and they had a LC70LE847U for $2550 and it said discontinued. I wonder if there is a new lineup incoming?
post #2423 of 3622
Just wanted to know how most of you guys run your cables and what output settings you use?

I have an Onkyo 809 and run everything (Bluray player,hd dvd and stb) via the avr and then out to the sharp's ARC HDMI #2 port.

I have the Onkyo set to pass-through, but I tried auto and the avr's upconversion to 1080p seems to help with HD cable channels, albeit very slightly

I have read that leaving the avr set to source/direct is the best option as all the scaling comes from the source itself, and there is less re-encoding and chance to have image problems.

I am going to try some different settings tonight on my 80" Sharp. I still think Bluray movies, especially Pixar/Disney, etc. look frekkin' amazing on this TV.
post #2424 of 3622
This has worked well for us...

http://www.bizchair.com/tpt83g29-inv.html
post #2425 of 3622
thanks for the suggestions. she idn't like the ikea piece or anything else. i thought she was turning it all down to find a taller stand she liked and then say we should get a smaller tv. i came across this http://www.baxtonstudio.com/living-room-furniture/jairo-dark-brown-wood-modern-tv-stand/modern-furniture.html it's a bit taller than i wanted but the Mrs likes it.
post #2426 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Islandborn View Post

Just wanted to know how most of you guys run your cables and what output settings you use?
I have an Onkyo 809 and run everything (Bluray player,hd dvd and stb) via the avr and then out to the sharp's ARC HDMI #2 port.
I have the Onkyo set to pass-through, but I tried auto and the avr's upconversion to 1080p seems to help with HD cable channels, albeit very slightly
I have read that leaving the avr set to source/direct is the best option as all the scaling comes from the source itself, and there is less re-encoding and chance to have image problems.
I am going to try some different settings tonight on my 80" Sharp. I still think Bluray movies, especially Pixar/Disney, etc. look frekkin' amazing on this TV.

Hi:

The ARC HDMI input is port #1. Source for the monitor output and direct for the devices connected to the 809 is the suggested configuration.
post #2427 of 3622
New firmware out:
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This firmware adds Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Flickr, Picasa, Rhapsody as well as several new games to the Smart Central Apps.

This firmware also contains all previous fixes and enhancements.

Version: 407U1212101

Date: 12/19/2012

S~
post #2428 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Islandborn View Post

Just wanted to know how most of you guys run your cables and what output settings you use?
I have an Onkyo 809 and run everything (Bluray player,hd dvd and stb) via the avr and then out to the sharp's ARC HDMI #2 port.
I have the Onkyo set to pass-through, but I tried auto and the avr's upconversion to 1080p seems to help with HD cable channels, albeit very slightly
I have read that leaving the avr set to source/direct is the best option as all the scaling comes from the source itself, and there is less re-encoding and chance to have image problems.
I am going to try some different settings tonight on my 80" Sharp. I still think Bluray movies, especially Pixar/Disney, etc. look frekkin' amazing on this TV.

How do you like your Onkyo 809 with your 844u? This looks like it's currently on sale for $450 brand new from Amazon and was tempted to purchase to use with 844u and replace my old Sony DA50ES. I have Sony DA6400ES for my home theater which is hooked up to Sony front projector and Definitive Tech speakers but is not 3D capable. Thanks for any feedback in advance.
Edited by SonyHome - 12/20/12 at 11:12am
post #2429 of 3622
I think the Lovan Legacy AVR 1 Tier is in the running for a sturdy stand of the appropriate height when I decide to pull the trigger on the 844U
post #2430 of 3622
Hey Guys,

I received my replacement TV today and I noticed something looking at the serial #.

My first unit started with "A" for serial but I noticed this starts with "B". I'm just wondering if this doesn't signify refurb or something. I did look at the box sticker to note that this had Nov 2012 manufacturing date as another member had indicated how to determine that date . At the moment I can't turn the TV on because delivery company left the TV in the truck overnight and I need to bring it up to the room temperature first. I'll check for any panel defects that others have noticed in few hours.

Thanks.
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