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post #2431 of 3622
Good luck. Wise of you to wait until TV is room temp.
post #2432 of 3622
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Originally Posted by elbig View Post

Good luck. Wise of you to wait until TV is room temp.

Far as I can tell the panel looks good and I don't see any of the defects that I had or other owners have encountered. But I'm still wondering why the serial # starts with "B" rather than "A". At the back of my mind there is this thought that this is "B" stock pulled from the assembly lines for some minor defects and corrected. I do notice that top frame isn't totally leveled at the top side. Couple spots bulge up a little.

Anyone who bought theirs from retail store have serial # that starts with "B"?

Anyone who got their replacement from Sharp, does your serial # starts with "A" or "B"?
post #2433 of 3622
I am in the early planning stages in snagging a 80" 844, most likely leading up to Super Bowl. One main question in regards to vertical off axis viewing. We have one of those lovely TV cubby above the fireplace situations. Although the tv cubby is really made for only up to a 52" tv, I will have some mounting and placement issues to address. My one question is whether the extra height is an issue with viewing the LCD. The cubby height probably places the TV center about 3 feet above the line of sight as sitting on the couch.

I currently have a Pio Kuro (5080) Plasma in there, and don't have any issues to complain of in regards to the extra height. Not having an LCD previously, I am unsure whether this will be an issue. Thanks for any insight.

Also, any opinions on a size vs quality issue? The 80" 844 sure seems attractive for size, and seemingly good PQ. The 65" Panny VT50 seems like one of the top large sets as well, but the Sharp seems to be the only game in town for 70"+.
post #2434 of 3622
Regarding size, I went over to a friend's place to watch football. They have an upper 50s inch plasma elite TV; fantastic picture. However there is no way I would trade TVs. It just seemed so small in comparison.
post #2435 of 3622
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Originally Posted by paulmcj View Post

I am in the early planning stages in snagging a 80" 844, most likely leading up to Super Bowl. One main question in regards to vertical off axis viewing. We have one of those lovely TV cubby above the fireplace situations. Although the tv cubby is really made for only up to a 52" tv, I will have some mounting and placement issues to address. My one question is whether the extra height is an issue with viewing the LCD. The cubby height probably places the TV center about 3 feet above the line of sight as sitting on the couch.
I currently have a Pio Kuro (5080) Plasma in there, and don't have any issues to complain of in regards to the extra height. Not having an LCD previously, I am unsure whether this will be an issue. Thanks for any insight.
Also, any opinions on a size vs quality issue? The 80" 844 sure seems attractive for size, and seemingly good PQ. The 65" Panny VT50 seems like one of the top large sets as well, but the Sharp seems to be the only game in town for 70"+.

Ideally, a set this large, almost double the size of your Pioneer, with LED/LCD technology, should be viewed with the center point of the screen at eye level. Especially for a 3D application. I'd be concerned about neck cramps from looking up all the time. If you are worried about off axis viewing, the VT50, or the Elite 70 inch would give you a better experience, with the edge to the Panasonic. The 844 has a less reflective screen than the Elite or the Panasonic, and it is huge. The black levels are better and the picture is more accurate on the Elite and Panasonic.. How far away are you from your current set? I found when I was shopping around, that sitting 10 to 12 feet away from the 80 inch was pretty comfortable, but the finance committee nixed the 80. I would be helpful if you could post a pic of your current setup. Your Kuro was a 720p panel at 50 inches. 1080p, on an 80 inch calibrated panel, with a good source, looks fantastic.
post #2436 of 3622
ha ha. I would hazard a guess to say they are too big to fail scenarios. what I would do is buy the tv with an amex and then the extended with amex. That way if anything goes wrong you have triple coverage.

I have been a member since 1988 and they will pretty much bend over backwards to keep me happy.luojie
post #2437 of 3622
What do you all think about extended warranties? I have the option from BB for a 2 year extended and there telling me it is better then sharps extended warranty. I want to get one but dont know that much about them or whats covered. Any suggestions?
post #2438 of 3622
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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

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.

Sorry for the late reply...Been busy with work...Yes, I saw the new online price for the 809....Fantastic frekkin' deal.....I have been an Onkyo fan since 2007 when I purchased an Onkyo 875

The 809 I have I bought for $799 in the beginning of 2012....It's a great, great AVR

The handshaking to the Sharp 80" is flawless....The processor in the avr up converts to 1080p which works great on the Sharp....Worth every $$

Pretty much the only difference between the 809 and the newer models is an upgraded version of audessy
post #2439 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Jeff Dawson View Post

What do you all think about extended warranties? I have the option from BB for a 2 year extended and there telling me it is better then sharps extended warranty. I want to get one but dont know that much about them or whats covered. Any suggestions?

It's all personal choice and $$ dude... I personally think extended warranties for any electronics is crap...You can call Aquos advantage and they will add 6 months free warranty just for registering...This TV should not fail...If it does though, such is life....I just hate paying extra for stuff that I shouldn't have to...
post #2440 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Islandborn View Post

Sorry for the late reply...Been busy with work...Yes, I saw the new online price for the 809....Fantastic frekkin' deal.....I have been an Onkyo fan since 2007 when I purchased an Onkyo 875
The 809 I have I bought for $799 in the beginning of 2012....It's a great, great AVR
The handshaking to the Sharp 80" is flawless....The processor in the avr up converts to 1080p which works great on the Sharp....Worth every $$
Pretty much the only difference between the 809 and the newer models is an upgraded version of audessy

I was reading Amazon feedback and saw there were a lot of owners who had issues with the unit then issues with Onkyo customer service.

Can you connect the TV, Satellite & Blu-Ray player to 809 and still use Satellite or Blu-Ray player with TV without powering up the receiver? For most casual viewing I wouldn't need the receiver on. Do you always turn on your receiver to watch TV?

Thanks.
post #2441 of 3622
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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

I was reading Amazon feedback and saw there were a lot of owners who had issues with the unit then issues with Onkyo customer service.
Can you connect the TV, Satellite & Blu-Ray player to 809 and still use Satellite or Blu-Ray player with TV without powering up the receiver? For most casual viewing I wouldn't need the receiver on. Do you always turn on your receiver to watch TV?
Thanks.

I have NOT had any issues with any of my Onkyo AVR's

I might be just lucky, but I am pretty Electronic savvy as the rest of us here...I do the updates via usb when there is one....I set up the AVR correctly, and make sure connections are perfect

to answer your question, I know you can set networking enabled mode to allow access to the onkyo via networking by opening a port on the AVR. With HDMI RIHD set to on, I believe you can pass through a stb or other signal via the avr to the TV without turning it on. I have not tried it yet, but I will check and let you know.

I do know that when these settings are set to on and the AVR is in standby mode, there are Lit icons that show "Networking" and "HDMI" on the AVR display\

I always use the avr when watching tv. Just makes for an overall better experience. You spend $$ for components....Why not use them as much as you can...
post #2442 of 3622
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Originally Posted by myoda View Post

The black levels are better and the picture is more accurate on the Elite and Panasonic.. How far away are you from your current set? I found when I was shopping around, that sitting 10 to 12 feet away from the 80 inch was pretty comfortable, but the finance committee nixed the 80. I would be helpful if you could post a pic of your current setup. Your Kuro was a 720p panel at 50 inches. 1080p, on an 80 inch calibrated panel, with a good source, looks fantastic.
Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, the draw is certainly the larger size the 844 offers over my 50" Kuro, more than 2.5 times the area. My HT sound is in fairly good shape, and that immersive screen experience is certainly lacking when really watching a movie. I'd love to be looking at projectors and AT screens, but with the setup in a non-dedicated space with plenty of windows, I'm afraid it wouldn't be a viable option.

We sit about 12-13 feet back from the screen, so the 80" seems easily appropriate. The Kuro has been perched up in the cubby over the fireplace all along, so we have generally been accustomed to TV being a few feet above eye level. Also, in looking it over, the larger 844 would probably just raise our center of screen about 12" more, not too drastic. I was mostly concerned about any degregation of PQ with the slight horizontal off angle viewing.
post #2443 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Islandborn View Post

It's all personal choice and $$ dude... I personally think extended warranties for any electronics is crap...You can call Aquos advantage and they will add 6 months free warranty just for registering...This TV should not fail...If it does though, such is life....I just hate paying extra for stuff that I shouldn't have to...
I usually let my Amex add an extra year at no cost to me - and I get 1-1/2% cash back (thanks Costco).
post #2444 of 3622
I saw today some online vendor "Fassie".
Free shipping $4119 for the Sharp AQUOS LC-80LE844U 80" Class 3D LED TV

http://fassie.com/Sharp_AQUOS_LC-80LE844U_80_Class_3D_LED_TV_4088.html?refid=Grabber

I have no idea of any ratings of this place or how the kick the boxes around before they ship.
Might be worth looking into. I'm sure plenty of people here on the forum have heard good/bad about then.

I'm still searching also. Fry's has a one day after Christmas with the 70" /120Hz for $1999.

Keep me posted, keep looking and I'll do the same.
Have a good one!
post #2445 of 3622
WHich video card do you have? Do you plan on gaming at all with it? Can you list your setup (receiver etc, ARC on/off, HDMI-CEC working/not) etc!!!

Exciting.

Also how tall is the set on the stand? Or, more importantly, how many inches from stand bottom to center? I am trying to figure out optimal height if I go with stand or wall mount.
post #2446 of 3622
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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

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.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Just wondering if anyone have any information about serial #s on Sharp TV. What would "A" and "B" prefix indicate if anything?

I'm still trying to evaluate the new replacement TV very closely but other than couple of minor cosmetic items on the top part of the bezel I don't see anything wrong with the TV. In fact the panel looks very good with no clouding at all. My first unit had minor clouding only under some scenes/conditions but new one has zero issues with clouding. I'm using same settings as before but blacks seems darker than before.
post #2447 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Never Enuf TV View Post

I saw today some online vendor "Fassie".
Free shipping $4119 for the Sharp AQUOS LC-80LE844U 80" Class 3D LED TV
http://fassie.com/Sharp_AQUOS_LC-80LE844U_80_Class_3D_LED_TV_4088.html?refid=Grabber
I have no idea of any ratings of this place or how the kick the boxes around before they ship.
Might be worth looking into. I'm sure plenty of people here on the forum have heard good/bad about then.
I'm still searching also. Fry's has a one day after Christmas with the 70" /120Hz for $1999.
Keep me posted, keep looking and I'll do the same.
Have a good one!

BUYER BEWARE
Domain Name: FASSIE.COM
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
Registrant:
Domains By Proxy, LLC
DomainsByProxy.com

DO NOT BUY FROM THEM
post #2448 of 3622
I'm new at this and I hope some of you can help me. cool.gif
Generally speaking and regardless of the TV maker, what causes the "Ghosting" effect
and what can be done to eliminate it or at least cut down on its appearance?rolleyes.gif
post #2449 of 3622
Hello,

This is my first post in the SHARP thread. (I have a Panny)


Yesterday I was at my brothers for Christmas and noticed his Aquas has some strange problems.

The dark grey/blacks show strange green blotches.
And the color isn't too boosted but everyone looks like they're wearing lipstick (including the guys)

Does anyone know how and where to pinpoint the problem/s?

I don't know the model number at the moment but I told him to get it for me.

Cheers.
post #2450 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Baron Blood View Post

Hello,
This is my first post in the SHARP thread. (I have a Panny)
Yesterday I was at my brothers for Christmas and noticed his Aquas has some strange problems.
The dark grey/blacks show strange green blotches.
And the color isn't too boosted but everyone looks like they're wearing lipstick (including the guys)
Does anyone know how and where to pinpoint the problem/s?
I don't know the model number at the moment but I told him to get it for me.
Cheers.
Not much to go on here, but I would recommend having someone with a fair bit of understanding on how to set up an LCD set, visit your brother, set it up, and diagnose if it really has any problems. I've visited many friends and acquaintances over the past decades, whose sets were set up terribly - green faces, hopelessly crushed white, light gray blacks etc., etc., etc..........
It's quite unbelievable how many people buy a TV, turn it on and never make an effort to adjust it for comfortable, more accurate, viewing.
post #2451 of 3622
Thanks BD.

My brother is a starving artist so he can't afford a prof calibration and unfortunately I'm the smartest tech guy he knows.

I'm hoping someone here has fixed a similar problem and can share what they did.
post #2452 of 3622
Sorry my computer has a trigger happy button.
post #2453 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Baron Blood View Post

Thanks BD.
My brother is a starving artist so he can't afford a prof calibration and unfortunately I'm the smartest tech guy he knows.
I'm hoping someone here has fixed a similar problem and can share what they did.

Get x-rate i1Display Pro
and use S/W that comes with it or free S/W
http://www.buy.com/prod/x-rite-i1display-pro-color-calibrator/222197722.html

as you smart enough (you can read at AVS) you can DIY for half of pro cost and keep this to do the same for all your friends ;-)
You can get cheaper Munki
http://xritephoto.com/ph_product_overview.aspx?id=1513&catid=149&action=overview
as well.

good luck.
post #2454 of 3622
Just had an ISF calibration done by Best Buy. Have never used them before and always dealt with individual ISF Calibrators like Bob Fucci. Has anyone else used Best Buy and satisfied with the results? They only adjust white settings and the green after calibration is still off a little.Otherwise picture looks very good...
post #2455 of 3622
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Originally Posted by ufokillerz View Post

BUYER BEWARE
Domain Name: FASSIE.COM
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
Registrant:
Domains By Proxy, LLC
DomainsByProxy.com
DO NOT BUY FROM THEM

Thank you SO MUCH for your info!
I'll mark them off the list of possible sellers.
As said in previous posts after Christmas and New Years, near Superbowl time would be a good time for me to do my best to not to hit "buy it now" or "add to cart" !
I appreciate the info.
post #2456 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Never Enuf TV View Post

Thank you SO MUCH for your info!
I'll mark them off the list of possible sellers.
As said in previous posts after Christmas and New Years, near Superbowl time would be a good time for me to do my best to not to hit "buy it now" or "add to cart" !
I appreciate the info.

How about buydig.com ??
Any info on them? they have the HDTV -sharp-aquos-lc-80le844u for $4249.00
post #2457 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Never Enuf TV View Post

How about buydig.com ??
Any info on them? they have the HDTV -sharp-aquos-lc-80le844u for $4249.00

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/BuyDig_Beachtr
post #2458 of 3622
After reading the reviews on this, I am torn between the 70inch quattron or the Panasonic tc-p65vt50 plasma. The wife thinks 80 is over kill. So the point is I went to a bb/magnolia store and really think the plasma looked better than the 80inch sharp aquos 240. Also the plasma supports isf calibration and is txt certified. What are your opinions being the experts? Also remember this is replacing a pioneer pro 530hdi which was an elite and top of the line for rptv the year it came out. Thank you for the help.
Edited by 48548 - 12/30/12 at 6:26pm
post #2459 of 3622
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Originally Posted by 48548 View Post

After reading the reviews on this, I am torn between the 70inch quattron or the Panasonic tc-p65vt50 plasma. The wife thinks 80 is over kill. So the point is I went to a bb/magnolia store and really think the plasma looked better than the 80inch sharp aquos 240. Also the plasma supports isf calibration and is txt certified. What are your opinions being the experts? Also remember this is replacing a pioneer pro 530hdi which was an elite and top of the line for rptv the year it came out. Thank you for the a

A lot of owners with 80" sit ~10 feet away and it's not an over kill if you have that much space. I heard good things about plasma but stay away due to IR issues. I as an owner of 844u I absolutely love the set not only because of size but also with the picture quality I get as well as the 3D that I watch with my kids from time to time. Also if I'm not mistaken 70" is edge lit vs. 80" full backlit. It has also been noted that these sets require good clean signals to get good picture quality. You can't base it off the signals in the store.
post #2460 of 3622
We have about 13 feet but I am also looking at the money. I think the 70 or 65 is a better bang for the buck. But I will look at the 80 again on Tuesday when I take the wife to look at them. Thanks for your help. Maybe i can get the 80 if I am lucky.
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