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Originally Posted by 48548 View Post

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.

If 3D isn't important to you they have 832U and 833U in 80" for less money.
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632 and 633 would be the non 3D wink.gif

S~
post #2463 of 3622
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

632 and 633 would be the non 3D wink.gif
S~

Thanks. That is what I meant. smile.gif
post #2464 of 3622
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Thanks!
I'll check it out!
post #2465 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

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Originally Posted by Never Enuf TV View Post

Thanks!
I'll check it out!

I've seen of nothing but problems with these type of sellers , these guys are just resellers that are a up-front guys for the REAL retailers . their in-stock info is severely flawed ,if you buy a out of stock item that they list as "In-Stock" , then getting money refunded in a timely manner is a REAL problem . At least buying from Amazon as a reseller the task is a little easier , but as a rule of mine I never buy when a reseller is involved even @ Amazon on a High Ticket item such as a Display


The difference in your rights on Amazon.com Direct & then as Amazon reseller is HUGE .
Buying from Amazon.com Direct is Fabulous easy return, a LIVE person you can actually call & resolve any problem , shipping damage is easy to report & get replaced . I bought 3 large LCD TV's from them & they are great .
Buying as a Amazon resell then you are at the mercy of that retailers return/damage policy
It;s a BIG difference
I find that you really have to look at the Amazon page very closely to tell the difference .

But on BuyDig Beware !
post #2466 of 3622
Made the leap yesterday and purchased the 844 at a local TV Shop (Video Only for anyone Western WA), though not being delivered until tomorrow. Pretty decent on pricing, they were willing to match at $4k even, though then had to add on 9% sales tax.

The 3D issue becomes a bit more complicated since my older receiver (Onkyo 705) doesn't pass through 3D content. I'm not fully invested in 3D quite yet, so I'm not rushing out to get a new reciever - but we'll see how long that lasts. I have an Emotiva XPA5 currently, so the notion of getting the Emotiva UMC-200 for processing and another UPA-200 to power the rear surrounds is tempting. I can easily imagine, though, how many consumers pick up a 3D TV with all sorts of preconceptions on how much 3D content they are going to enjoy - only to find a lack of content or other components that aren't compliant.

One real question is whether there are any well-adopted settings as of yet? I only see one 844 settings thread from quite a few months back that doesn't seem to have taken off. Outside of the cnet settins, are there any other calibrated settings for the 844 that have been shared??
post #2467 of 3622
^^^^^^

I would recommend an ISF calibration. The difference is night and day between a pro cal and user settings. I was never quite happy with the user settings. Terrific once calibrated. Someone, maybe SonyHome, made a spreadsheet with the user settings posted in the thread. PM me if you can't find it. I might have saved it somewhere in my mess.

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post #2468 of 3622
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

^^^^^^
I would recommend an ISF calibration. The difference is night and day between a pro cal and user settings. I was never quite happy with the user settings. Terrific once calibrated. Someone, maybe SonyHome, made a spreadsheet with the user settings posted in the thread. PM me if you can't find it. I might have saved it somewhere in my mess.
S~

Spreadsheet was compiled by another member but I believe he captured below setting as well. I think it improves the color accuracy on my set and I use this with some modifications. I use the Standard mode instead of the Movie mode. Movie mode gave me greenish flesh tones. I turn the OPC on with range of +12 to -14. For me this allows good viewing across all the lighting conditions in my basement family room. I also turn on:
- Quad Pixel Plus 2: Advanced
- Active Contrast: On
- Film Mode: Advanced +1

I'm also liking turning up the sharpness (@ +4) a bit higher especially if you have good source like HD or Blu-Ray. Also since this set is native 240hz try turning off the motion enhancement otherwise use the 240 or the 480 setting.

http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/sharp-lcd-tv/sharp-80LE844U-calibration.html


What is the build date of your unit? Could you tell me what letter your serial # starts with? I just got a replacement unit from Sharp that has November manufacturing date and serial # starts with "B" and one I had before had "A".

Price of 4k is very good price. I paid 4.45k w/ four 3d glasses in April/May.
Edited by SonyHome - 12/31/12 at 7:58pm
post #2469 of 3622
Thanks for the additional info and links. Hopefully it will allow for a quicker start towards a more accurate picture. My current TV is a Pio 5080, and it was always so easy to just find D-Nice settings for those Pioneer sets, I was spoiled.

My label has a build date of Nov 2012, and the Serial does begin with a B.
post #2470 of 3622
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Originally Posted by paulmcj View Post

Thanks for the additional info and links. Hopefully it will allow for a quicker start towards a more accurate picture. My current TV is a Pio 5080, and it was always so easy to just find D-Nice settings for those Pioneer sets, I was spoiled.
My label has a build date of Nov 2012, and the Serial does begin with a B.

Thanks for the confirmation on the serial #. I was thinking maybe Sharp sent me something from their "B" stock. Compared to my first unit this set has absolutely zero issues with the panel. I noticed minor clouding with my first set but this set is perfect. Very happy with the replacement from Sharp! smile.gif

Enjoy your new set.
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Not to be a broken record but am I the only one still experiencing the re-boot problem. It happened twice in the last week which is more often than it has been in a long time. mad.gif
post #2472 of 3622
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Not to be a broken record but am I the only one still experiencing the re-boot problem. It happened twice in the last week which is more often than it has been in a long time. mad.gif

Last I saw was on my old unit after 2nd to last update was done (~ 2 months ago). It happened twice in a row while watching Blu-ray. I have not seen in on my new unit with manufacturing date of November. Have you try doing a factory reset or unplug for 5 minutes?
post #2473 of 3622
I am new to the forum. After 2 months of reading this thread and searching for a good deal, I bought the 844 today!! I was told it will be delivered in 4-7 business days. Its going to be a long week.
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Originally Posted by rocketman81 View Post

I am new to the forum. After 2 months of reading this thread and searching for a good deal, I bought the 844 today!! I was told it will be delivered in 4-7 business days. Its going to be a long week.

Congratz and welcome to the owners thread! I think you'll be very happy with your set.
post #2475 of 3622
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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

Congratz and welcome to the owners thread! I think you'll be very happy with your set.

Thanks! I was due for a new tv. Its going to replace a 50" plasma (panny 50px60u). I
really like my panny but it was time to
upgrade and retire the panny to the bedroom. I hope the PQ is as good as everybody says.
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[QUOTENot to be a broken record but am I the only one still experiencing the re-boot problem. It happened twice in the last week which is more often than it has been in a long time.[/QUOTE]

After not experiencing it for months, it happened once about 2 weeks ago. Posted at that time.
Warren
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So I have been doing my research for a while now and have come down to either the 844 or 632/633. However, I am looking for some opinions from those who own them. The 3D is not really important to me so would the 632/633 be good enough? I am just not sure if the 844 with the 240HZ is worth the extra $. I do watch a lot of sports and just want the make sure the 120HZ on the 632/633 will be adequate. So if anyone has any opinions on which way I should go please let me hear them. Thanks in advance!!
post #2478 of 3622
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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

Last I saw was on my old unit after 2nd to last update was done (~ 2 months ago). It happened twice in a row while watching Blu-ray. I have not seen in on my new unit with manufacturing date of November. Have you try doing a factory reset or unplug for 5 minutes?
I tried the 5 minute unplug to no avail back when the problem was more prevalent. I do not really want to do a factory reset as the set has been calibrated which made a big positive difference.
post #2479 of 3622
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Originally Posted by rocketman81 View Post

Thanks! I was due for a new tv. Its going to replace a 50" plasma (panny 50px60u). I
really like my panny but it was time to
upgrade and retire the panny to the bedroom. I hope the PQ is as good as everybody says.

As long as you have good signal going in to the TV it should show good PQ. Most Blu-Ray should look fantastic. Also I would sit ~ 10 feet from the TV. Out of box settings (Standard and Users) worked good for me but I found another setting from a review that I've modified for my liking and been using that and like it a lot. You might want to try that as well as other settings like one from Suzook.

Enjoy and let us know how you like it!
post #2480 of 3622
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Originally Posted by elbig View Post

I tried the 5 minute unplug to no avail back when the problem was more prevalent. I do not really want to do a factory reset as the set has been calibrated which made a big positive difference.

I would try the 5 minute unplug process again. I have not seen it on my new set and even on my previous set it was very rare.
post #2481 of 3622
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Originally Posted by 04SVT View Post

So I have been doing my research for a while now and have come down to either the 844 or 632/633. However, I am looking for some opinions from those who own them. The 3D is not really important to me so would the 632/633 be good enough? I am just not sure if the 844 with the 240HZ is worth the extra $. I do watch a lot of sports and just want the make sure the 120HZ on the 632/633 will be adequate. So if anyone has any opinions on which way I should go please let me hear them. Thanks in advance!!

240hz was one of the things (along with Quad Pixel Plus II, Quattron & aluminum bezel which never happened) that got me to buy 844u but I also wanted a 3D set so that made my decision easier between those. If 3D isn't important I would say go for the 632/633 and save some ~$500. I think you'd be happy with any of these. DirecTV HD football looks fantastic on my set! smile.gif
Edited by SonyHome - 1/2/13 at 8:19pm
post #2482 of 3622
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Originally Posted by 04SVT View Post

So I have been doing my research for a while now and have come down to either the 844 or 632/633. However, I am looking for some opinions from those who own them. The 3D is not really important to me so would the 632/633 be good enough? I am just not sure if the 844 with the 240HZ is worth the extra $. I do watch a lot of sports and just want the make sure the 120HZ on the 632/633 will be adequate. So if anyone has any opinions on which way I should go please let me hear them. Thanks in advance!!

240HZ was not even used with my Chad B. calibration so the 632/633 is fine if that was your concern. The 632/633 is fine for sports. Sports look incredible on my 844U without 240HZ (in fact, all motion enhancement features were disabled in calibration). The 844U allows for ISF Day and Night calibration (2011's 735U did not allow for this; not sure if the 632/633 allows this), so that is a benefit of the 844U if you were getting a professional calibration. I really enjoy the 3D on this large set though, and loving my 844U after the calibration.
post #2483 of 3622
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Originally Posted by elbig View Post

Not to be a broken record but am I the only one still experiencing the re-boot problem. It happened twice in the last week which is more often than it has been in a long time. mad.gif

I have not had the reboot since two updates ago (which must have been around two or three months)
post #2484 of 3622
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

^^^^^^
I would recommend an ISF calibration. The difference is night and day between a pro cal and user settings. I was never quite happy with the user settings. Terrific once calibrated. Someone, maybe SonyHome, made a spreadsheet with the user settings posted in the thread. PM me if you can't find it. I might have saved it somewhere in my mess.
S~

Totally agree with this post. ISF calibration is night and day compared to the user settings posted on the thread (which I had used before the ISF calibration).
post #2485 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 help.

The 844U supports ISF calibration. I had a 65VT30 when it was released, and would much rather have my 844U to that set (I know the 50 made nice upgrades to the 30) based on the size and brightness (particularly for sports viewing). The picture was otherwise comparable between sets with the blacks obviously better on the 65VT30. Overall though for PQ I preferred the 844U based on the size and brightness without losing PQ.
post #2486 of 3622
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Originally Posted by twarman17 View Post

240HZ was not even used with my Chad B. calibration so the 632/633 is fine if that was your concern. The 632/633 is fine for sports. Sports look incredible on my 844U without 240HZ (in fact, all motion enhancement features were disabled in calibration). The 844U allows for ISF Day and Night calibration (2011's 735U did not allow for this; not sure if the 632/633 allows this), so that is a benefit of the 844U if you were getting a professional calibration. I really enjoy the 3D on this large set though, and loving my 844U after the calibration.

If you turn off motion enhancement I have to believe you are then running in native 240hz. smile.gif I'm not sure if you can turn that off.
post #2487 of 3622
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Originally Posted by twarman17 View Post

Totally agree with this post. ISF calibration is night and day compared to the user settings posted on the thread (which I had used before the ISF calibration).

I wish you guys had before and after pictures for rest of us to see. I just can't imagine how much better this set could look with Blu-ray than it already does.
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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

If you turn off motion enhancement I have to believe you are then running in native 240hz. smile.gif I'm not sure if you can turn that off.
Yes you can , The 240 Native term is a marketing ploy , the settings (120,240,480 ) all control the backlight strobe & how fast it flashes between "new" frames that come in at 60
120 is one extra strobe flash between each "New" frame being presented @ 60
240 is 2 extra flashes and so on with 480 adding even more strobes .
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

Yes you can , The 240 Native term is a marketing ploy , the settings (120,240,480 ) all control the backlight strobe & how fast it flashes between "new" frames that come in at 60
120 is one extra strobe flash between each "New" frame being presented @ 60
240 is 2 extra flashes and so on with 480 adding even more strobes .

I had the flickering of baseballs when they were thrown in from the outfield on 120 low and all higher settings for motion enhancement so I just turned it off even using user settings (a/k/a the triple ball effect). Also, it dimmed the picture too much for my liking at 240. Chad B. could not find any noticeable difference with the motion enhancement setting at Off, 120 low or 120 high so we just left it off. at 240 the picture was too dim so I did not want it, plus the triple ball effect was a deal breaker since I watch sports so much.

I would like to know why I am getting some audio sync issues on certain BDs when I have the BD player set at 1080P/24FPS that goes away when changing the resolution on the BD player to just 1080P. Anyone know why this is? Is there a PQ difference when the BD player is set to 1080P/24FPS v. just 1080P?
post #2490 of 3622
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Originally Posted by twarman17 View Post

I had the flickering of baseballs when they were thrown in from the outfield on 120 low and all higher settings for motion enhancement so I just turned it off even using user settings (a/k/a the triple ball effect). Also, it dimmed the picture too much for my liking at 240. Chad B. could not find any noticeable difference with the motion enhancement setting at Off, 120 low or 120 high so we just left it off. at 240 the picture was too dim so I did not want it, plus the triple ball effect was a deal breaker since I watch sports so much.
I would like to know why I am getting some audio sync issues on certain BDs when I have the BD player set at 1080P/24FPS that goes away when changing the resolution on the BD player to just 1080P. Anyone know why this is? Is there a PQ difference when the BD player is set to 1080P/24FPS v. just 1080P?

Do you still have motion blur when watching sports. I watch a lot of hockey, if and when it starts up again, and my last LCD was unbearable. You could actually see a plume off the puck, I imagine baseball would be the same?? How is football on it ?? If you watch it that is.
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