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post #2521 of 3622
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Originally Posted by twarman17 View Post

My BD player is the Denon DBT-1713UD. By hitting "Display" on the 844 remote you can see what resolution is being shown. When I have the BD player set to 1080P/24 that is what is shown on the TV. No doubt the 844U is capable of 24fps. The problem is that the 24fps setting is causing audio sync issues with my BDs. This sync problem goes away when the BD player video resolution is set to just 1080P (which I assume is 60 fps). When I hit display on the 844U the resolution is shown as simply 1080P.
I have no idea why this sync problem exists on 24fps.

Well like I stated, it depends on what the material you are watching. I have these bluray nature videos that I bought when bluray first came out, and if I watch them with setting the player at 24fps, I get horrible stuttering and audio issues. If I set it to 1080p, it works fine. Does your AVR have the lipsync function to help compensate for audio delay? If you say that all works well using 1080p. I would just leave it there and enjoy your setup. I really can tell much difference between 1080p/60hz or 24fps. If your using the auto motion feature(120-480), it's kind of a moot point anyway
post #2522 of 3622
I was going to pick up the LC-80LE844u in a couple days. Would any of you wait for the new one instead?
post #2523 of 3622
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Originally Posted by twarman17 View Post

Looks like no local dimming 80-inch TV coming from Sharp in 2013:

http://reviews.cnet.com/tvs/sharp-lc-60le857/4505-6475_7-35566991.html

"In the absence of a new Elite Pro, Sharp's flagship television for 2013 will be the new LE857 series, which will come in three sizes topping out at 80 inches."

I'm confused. There is no mention of the special "Moth Eye" anti-glare coating. If their 2013 flagship sets aren't getting this coating, what panels are?
post #2524 of 3622
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Originally Posted by schwegs99 View Post

I was going to pick up the LC-80LE844u in a couple days. Would any of you wait for the new one instead?

It's all up to you. I bought mine right when it first came out....Now, you can save upwards of $700-800.

Is the new model worth waiting for? Only you can decide. Remember...with technology...there's always something better right around the corner...
post #2525 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Islandborn View Post

It's all up to you. I bought mine right when it first came out....Now, you can save upwards of $700-800.
Is the new model worth waiting for? Only you can decide. Remember...with technology...there's always something better right around the corner...

Correct, you have to bite the bullet sooner or later. I guess the good thing is, if i have trouble with the 844, Sharp could move me up with the warranty.

Getting mine for $4499.
post #2526 of 3622
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Originally Posted by gweempose View Post

I'm confused. There is no mention of the special "Moth Eye" anti-glare coating. If their 2013 flagship sets aren't getting this coating, what panels are?

Moth eye is coming in 2014
If you ask me it looks like the new sets are a rehash of 2012 sets with minor improvements.
post #2527 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

SonyHome is the pixels off or on all the time ?
is it near the center ?

I'm assuming the pixels are ON all the time since I see Red and Blue color in two of the pixels all the time and other one looks like half of red. All 3 are in the upper right quadrant of the screen. I tried the massage or rubbing it and it does not seem to resolve it.
post #2528 of 3622
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Originally Posted by twarman17 View Post

Looks like no local dimming 80-inch TV coming from Sharp in 2013:
http://reviews.cnet.com/tvs/sharp-lc-60le857/4505-6475_7-35566991.html
"In the absence of a new Elite Pro, Sharp's flagship television for 2013 will be the new LE857 series, which will come in three sizes topping out at 80 inches."

No local dimming but isn't "intelligent contrast" something that was in the elite model?


In the new AQUOS 8-Series, Sharp takes brightness to an entirely new level with the introduction of Super Bright which combines an intelligent contrast engine with a 50 percent higher brightness panel to create Sharp's brightest picture with more contrast. The intelligent contrast engine constantly analyzes the signal and enhances the brightness of the bright objects on the screen while maintaining the black levels on the rest of the screen. The result is Sharp's most brilliant, most contrasted picture ever.
post #2529 of 3622
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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

No local dimming but isn't "intelligent contrast" something that was in the elite model?
In the new AQUOS 8-Series, Sharp takes brightness to an entirely new level with the introduction of Super Bright which combines an intelligent contrast engine with a 50 percent higher brightness panel to create Sharp's brightest picture with more contrast. The intelligent contrast engine constantly analyzes the signal and enhances the brightness of the bright objects on the screen while maintaining the black levels on the rest of the screen. The result is Sharp's most brilliant, most contrasted picture ever.

What is local dimming?
post #2530 of 3622
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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

No local dimming but isn't "intelligent contrast" something that was in the elite model?
In the new AQUOS 8-Series, Sharp takes brightness to an entirely new level with the introduction of Super Bright which combines an intelligent contrast engine with a 50 percent higher brightness panel to create Sharp's brightest picture with more contrast. The intelligent contrast engine constantly analyzes the signal and enhances the brightness of the bright objects on the screen while maintaining the black levels on the rest of the screen. The result is Sharp's most brilliant, most contrasted picture ever.

The funny thing is that after we calibrate our TVs, we usually turn down the brightness so we can properly watch our movies. Kind of defeats the purpose of intelligent contrast doesn't it?
I guess it might be useful if you're trying to watch TV in bright daylight and you have the sun reflecting off the TV
post #2531 of 3622
So I'm really torn between the 80 here and the elite 70...for the price difference is the picture THAT much better? Also I have heard of having the set calibrated, what does that cost and is it necessary? Also wanted to know if I'm not interested in 3D is there a benefit getting the 844?
Edited by hwynboy - 1/7/13 at 10:53pm
post #2532 of 3622
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Originally Posted by hwynboy View Post

So I'm really torn between the 80 here and the elite 70...for the price difference is the picture THAT much better? Also I have heard of having the set calibrated, what does that cost and is it necessary?

Here is pricing info and who you should try to have calibrate your set - http://hdtvbychadb.com/services/isf-calibration

My preference is a properly calibrated 844U. The size makes up for the PQ difference, but the 844u requires a proper calibration or you will not be happy compared to the elite. I would also say that if you are extremely sensitive to clouding while watch BDs in pitch black you may want to get the local dimming elite.
post #2533 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Dracore View Post

Moth eye is coming in 2014
If you ask me it looks like the new sets are a rehash of 2012 sets with minor improvements.
If it's a genuine improvement in display quality then that's great. A lot of times it's just added "SMART" features which I could care less about. I got my quad core HTPC hooked up to my display and that beats any and all smart features that I would care for, with the exception of the built in firmware update - but even that, is a small benefit at best.
The Internet Browser is especially annoying - almost unusable and very very user unfriendly. The PS3 browser seems great by comparison - talk about damning with faint praise!!
post #2534 of 3622
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Originally Posted by twarman17 View Post

Here is pricing info and who you should try to have calibrate your set - http://hdtvbychadb.com/services/isf-calibration
My preference is a properly calibrated 844U. The size makes up for the PQ difference, but the 844u requires a proper calibration or you will not be happy compared to the elite. I would also say that if you are extremely sensitive to clouding while watch BDs in pitch black you may want to get the local dimming elite.

It is possible to get 844u with no clouding issue. My new replacement is great in that regards. I think Suzook also stated he didn't have clouding issue on his 844u but I think he preferred the Elite picture quality over 844u.
post #2535 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Dracore View Post

The funny thing is that after we calibrate our TVs, we usually turn down the brightness so we can properly watch our movies. Kind of defeats the purpose of intelligent contrast doesn't it?
I guess it might be useful if you're trying to watch TV in bright daylight and you have the sun reflecting off the TV

Good point but since statement also mentioned improving contrast so it may be still possible to still get much better image even after calibration to turn things in to desired settings.

Also new style of the 857 looks much better than current plain looking style.
post #2536 of 3622
correct my one and only 844 arrived with zero clouding. I have heard others become greatly diminished with isf and overall not and issue with a source playing.
As for the Elite, When calibrated yes a simply stunning picture that I could care less if others do not agree. I happened into bb the other day and saw the
Elite for the first time since getting my 844 and even there my jaw dropped. Sadly though between two very bad panels and the third having a power supply issue
I could not get a fourth exchange.

As I had stated before, if they have an 80 inch Elite, I will be first in line to try again.
post #2537 of 3622
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Originally Posted by twarman17 View Post

Here is pricing info and who you should try to have calibrate your set - http://hdtvbychadb.com/services/isf-calibration
My preference is a properly calibrated 844U. The size makes up for the PQ difference, but the 844u requires a proper calibration or you will not be happy compared to the elite. I would also say that if you are extremely sensitive to clouding while watch BDs in pitch black you may want to get the local dimming elite.

I agree with size is better but your simply fooling yourself if you think the 844 is even in the same universe as the elite and I own a calibrated 844 that I enjoy quite much. All sounds contradictory but trust me, the calibrated Elite wins hands down, 10 inches smaller and all. And if for nothing else, its superior video processing.
post #2538 of 3622
Got the call this evening to schedule delivery. It will be here by lunch tomorrow. Its going to be hard to put in a full day of work knowing my tv is at my house. I cant wait!
post #2539 of 3622
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Originally Posted by rocketman81 View Post

Got the call this evening to schedule delivery. It will be here by lunch tomorrow. Its going to be hard to put in a full day of work knowing my tv is at my house. I cant wait!

Blow off work. Your boss will understand. wink.gif
post #2540 of 3622
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Originally Posted by gweempose View Post

Blow off work. Your boss will understand. wink.gif
F that. Take the rest of the week off. Who cares if your boss understands. You just changed your life forever!! ENJOY!!!biggrin.gif
post #2541 of 3622
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rocketman81 View Post

Got the call this evening to schedule delivery. It will be here by lunch tomorrow. Its going to be hard to put in a full day of work knowing my tv is at my house. I cant wait!
who's gonna check on if the glass panel is NOT Busted ? with you not being there when it arrives ? ? ?.
post #2542 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

who's gonna check on if the glass panel is NOT Busted ? with you not being there when it arrives ? ? ?.

My wife. I went over instructions with her over and over yesterday. I just got a text from her and it was just arrived!! She turned it on and no issues at all!! I cant wait to get home! I would leave early but im on overtime today
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Wow, rocketman! Are you planning on mounting that puppy over the fireplace?
post #2545 of 3622
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Originally Posted by gweempose View Post

Wow, rocketman! Are you planning on mounting that puppy over the fireplace?

Doing it tonight. The 50" is going to the bedroom
post #2546 of 3622
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Originally Posted by rocketman81 View Post

Doing it tonight. The 50" is going to the bedroom

Congratz! What was the mfg date on yours? Does your serial # start with "A" or "B"?
post #2547 of 3622
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Originally Posted by billdag View Post

F that. Take the rest of the week off. Who cares if your boss understands. You just changed your life forever!! ENJOY!!!biggrin.gif

LOL! smile.gif
post #2548 of 3622
2 questions with this model, I will likely only be able to find the answer here.

1. I am in canada, is the smart tv options available, we have netflix here but no vudu, maybe a canadian could chime in. Is netflix or any apps available with smartv?

2. Can you enter a custom dns, i am using one of those ones that gives you access to american content, i am not sure if its disabled by default since the tv will likely be made in canada, or does it rely on an internet connection to connect to the smart tv store, and thus i could access the american one with the special dns settings.

God i hate geo blocking.
post #2549 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Murilo View Post

2 questions with this model, I will likely only be able to find the answer here.

1. I am in canada, is the smart tv options available, we have netflix here but no vudu, maybe a canadian could chime in. Is netflix or any apps available with smartv?

2. Can you enter a custom dns, i am using one of those ones that gives you access to american content, i am not sure if its disabled by default since the tv will likely be made in canada, or does it rely on an internet connection to connect to the smart tv store, and thus i could access the american one with the special dns settings.

God i hate geo blocking.

Smart hub is updated pretty regularly, and yes Netflix is included...The remote even has a Netflix button on it... There are a pretty good selection of apps for music/video/games, etc. on the smart hub.

The TV has a built in wireless adapter, so you connect to your router and can surf, use the apps, etc.
post #2550 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Murilo View Post

2 questions with this model, I will likely only be able to find the answer here.

1. I am in canada, is the smart tv options available, we have netflix here but no vudu, maybe a canadian could chime in. Is netflix or any apps available with smartv?

2. Can you enter a custom dns, i am using one of those ones that gives you access to american content, i am not sure if its disabled by default since the tv will likely be made in canada, or does it rely on an internet connection to connect to the smart tv store, and thus i could access the american one with the special dns settings.

God i hate geo blocking.
Yes you can enter the custom DNS (eg: unblock-US) to stream US Netflix using the SharpTV apps. You will have to do 2 things: first set up your country as US in the initial TV setup and set up your custom DNS in your network setup. I am able to stream Netflix US content with no problem. However using the TV app to stream Vudu, I could not get sound, only pictures. Not sure if Sharp has fixed that or not. I've given up using the TV apps and just use AppleTV and BD player to do all my streaming; much easier.
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