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post #2551 of 3622
Got mine Saturday from Best Buy/Magnolia, Serial number starts with a B.

I have a very small clouding in the upper left and bottom left. On dark scenes you cant really really tell but its there. rest of the screen is mint.

im using Comcast cable through a Denon AVR-3310CI. Some channels look great and some look just okay. Waiting for the break in period before getting ISF calibrated, which i think will make a big difference.

I tried everyone's settings from the excel spreadsheet someone posted here. Some were good and some weren't to my liking.

I went out of the box here, I started with the Game Mode to start and it seems i got a nice image. When I get home tonight ill post my settings.

On a side note; in the Video Mode, Stretch & Dot By Dot. When I set it to Dot By Dot, it seems I get a small 1/2 inch black bar at the bottom of my image, the top is perfect. When the Stretch mode is in, it fills that black bar. Any reason?
post #2552 of 3622
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Originally Posted by NallaAVS View Post

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.

Thanks for the info from both posters. I do have a custom dns working at the moment.

This is valuable to me, because I use an htpc, and dont like using consoles for netflix. As many know remote control netflix or vudu support on an htpc is non existant.

I took a look at sharp smart tv before, and it seemed like the perfect way to access or somewhat include netflix, vudu, pandora, with the htpc as from what I seen you can have it popup at the bottom screen by pressing a button on the remote while my htpc would still be running in the background or could be accessed. Then I could also use a universal remote so i could control both with one remote on the ipad.

This certainly beats pulling out a keyboard or mouse and using windows 8 app or turning on the console.
post #2553 of 3622
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Originally Posted by schwegs99 View Post

Got mine Saturday from Best Buy/Magnolia, Serial number starts with a B.

I have a very small clouding in the upper left and bottom left. On dark scenes you cant really really tell but its there. rest of the screen is mint.

im using Comcast cable through a Denon AVR-3310CI. Some channels look great and some look just okay. Waiting for the break in period before getting ISF calibrated, which i think will make a big difference.

I tried everyone's settings from the excel spreadsheet someone posted here. Some were good and some weren't to my liking.

I went out of the box here, I started with the Game Mode to start and it seems i got a nice image. When I get home tonight ill post my settings.

On a side note; in the Video Mode, Stretch & Dot By Dot. When I set it to Dot By Dot, it seems I get a small 1/2 inch black bar at the bottom of my image, the top is perfect. When the Stretch mode is in, it fills that black bar. Any reason?

dot by dot, is what I use and should be 1:1 aspect ratio, meaning no overscan.If your AVR is set to 1080p or direct, and the source material is HD, your picture should fill the whole screen. I would check to make sure your stb, bplayer, avr, etc. is set correctly
post #2554 of 3622
Has anyone seen this TV side by side with a 90"?

I'm deciding on what to get.

Given other options (including the 90") and without regard to price, what would you get?
post #2555 of 3622
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Originally Posted by JackVette View Post

Has anyone seen this TV side by side with a 90"?

I'm deciding on what to get.

Given other options (including the 90") and without regard to price, what would you get?

For the price difference, for only 10", I would stick with the 80"

Honestly, we are a few months away from new models, so if I were you I would wait.

But if you can't, I would go for the 80".
post #2556 of 3622
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Originally Posted by JackVette View Post

Has anyone seen this TV side by side with a 90"?

I've seen them both, and I truly think the 90 incher has a better picture despite being 10" larger. Perhaps this is due to the full array backlighting.
post #2557 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Islandborn View Post

dot by dot, is what I use and should be 1:1 aspect ratio, meaning no overscan.If your AVR is set to 1080p or direct, and the source material is HD, your picture should fill the whole screen. I would check to make sure your stb, bplayer, avr, etc. is set correctly

the tv is set to dot by dot. the denon is set to 1080p (can set to AUTO also which makes no difference). Comcast cable box really doesnt have any settings for me to change. Im going to check my HTPC when it outputs and see. could be comcast box.
post #2558 of 3622
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Originally Posted by gweempose View Post

I've seen them both, and I truly think the 90 incher has a better picture despite being 10" larger. Perhaps this is due to the full array backlighting.

all the 80's have full array i believe.
post #2559 of 3622
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Originally Posted by schwegs99 View Post

the tv is set to dot by dot. the denon is set to 1080p (can set to AUTO also which makes no difference). Comcast cable box really doesnt have any settings for me to change. Im going to check my HTPC when it outputs and see. could be comcast box.

My set top box allows me to change the output from either standard, 720p or 1080i
I would check your box and then try to set your avr to direct/auto. When you hit the info/display button on your remote, what does the tv read as the output?
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Originally Posted by schwegs99 View Post

all the 80's have full array i believe.

I believe the 80" has a better panel as sharp lists 80" as an x-gen panel with a higher dynamic contrast ratio, and higher backlight scanning refresh rate, albeit it being from software. When I saw the 90" up close I thought the image was washed out compared to the 80"
post #2560 of 3622
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Originally Posted by schwegs99 View Post

all the 80's have full array i believe.

They do indeed. I got confused. I've been researching so many sets lately that they are all starting to blend together. I'm not sure why the 90 looked better then. Does it have any extra processing or other features that would give it a better picture?
post #2561 of 3622
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Originally Posted by gweempose View Post

They do indeed. I got confused. I've been researching so many sets lately that they are all starting to blend together. I'm not sure why the 90 looked better then. Does it have any extra processing or other features that would give it a better picture?

Comparison differences from Sharps website-
post #2562 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Islandborn View Post

My set top box allows me to change the output from either standard, 720p or 1080i
I would check your box and then try to set your avr to direct/auto. When you hit the info/display button on your remote, what does the tv read as the output?

The sharp reads, LPCM, 1080p.

On my comcast box(DVR version) on the front there is a touch part where you can change it from 1080i, 720p, and etc. so depending on the source it will change, but I have my Denon upscale to 1080p.
post #2563 of 3622
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Originally Posted by JackVette View Post

Has anyone seen this TV side by side with a 90"?

I'm deciding on what to get.

Given other options (including the 90") and without regard to price, what would you get?
I think the 80 has a slightly better picture than the 90. Size does matter and 90 is a very nice size. You said price was no object but I can't see spending nearly double for the 90. Buy the 80, wait a few years for newer technology (OLED, 4K, whatever) and be happy in the meantime.
post #2564 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.
I watch Netflix a lot but tend to use my PS3. I simply set my modem/router (Shaw) with the UnblockUS DNS numbers and my whole house full of computers and smart devices can access the USA Netflix. Powering through the entire Battlestar Galactica series right now (Not the cheesy Lorne Greene one!). Internet speed is NOT affected at all. I'm getting close to 50mb/sec on most of my devices.
I'm sure you can set the TV DNS independently if you wish but I haven't tried it. I did temporarily set my laptop and PS3 and they worked fine.
post #2565 of 3622
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Originally Posted by schwegs99 View Post

all the 80's have full array i believe.
Yes - confirmed!
post #2566 of 3622
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Originally Posted by schwegs99 View Post

The sharp reads, LPCM, 1080p.

On my comcast box(DVR version) on the front there is a touch part where you can change it from 1080i, 720p, and etc. so depending on the source it will change, but I have my Denon upscale to 1080p.

Well, there should be no black bars then if you are watching 1080p content and using dot by dot 1:1 aspect ratio. Can you set the Denon to pass though the signal without doing any conversion? See if that has any effect on the image and black bar
post #2567 of 3622
On my set the dot by dot works perfectly except for my local CBS affiliate. I get a line of extra characters at the top of the screen. I believe these are the closed captioning data.

My source is Dish HD.

Switching the set to stretch eliminates this by hiding the characters in the overscan area.

I
post #2568 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Islandborn View Post

Well, there should be no black bars then if you are watching 1080p content and using dot by dot 1:1 aspect ratio. Can you set the Denon to pass though the signal without doing any conversion? See if that has any effect on the image and black bar

came home and turned everything on, no small bar at the bottom. it was there yesterday, very weird. oh well.
post #2569 of 3622
So I called Sharp AQUOS Advantage about stuck pixels on my replacement set and they asked me to send in pictures so I took couple close up pictures showing the stuck pixels and sent it to them and now they contacted me to ask for full screen shot! How in the world are they expecting to see these pixels from a full screen picture? eek.gif If they are going to state that since they can't see it from the full screen picture there is no issues I will be pretty upset! mad.gif








Edited by SonyHome - 1/15/13 at 6:22pm
post #2570 of 3622
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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

So I called Sharp AQUOS Advantage about stuck pixels on my replacement set and they asked me to send in pictures so I took couple close up pictures showing the stuck pixels and now they contacted me to ask for full screen shot! How in the world are they expecting to see these pixels from a full screen picture? eek.gif If they are going to state that since they can't see it from the full screen picture there is no issues I will be pretty upset! mad.gif




Man Sony.....I am sorry for all the issues you have had with your set...But...I got to say...I thought I was pretty anal....I really have learned through the years, that nothing is perfect...Nothing...

I used to buy and return so much crap that I have bought through the years, and have found that most of the time, the replacements were worse.....

I had to go through 3 different sets when I bought my Sharp...The first 2 though were damaged through shipping....My 3rd set was fine....When I fired it up, yes I did notice a little clouding in the bottom right corner, and by accident when I was plugging in my 3d glasses charger to the TV's side usb, I noticed a stuck reddish pixel on the left side of the TV. I can only see it if my nose is almost buried in the screen...Sitting at viewing distance it is not even visible.....I hope you iron out your TV issues...At the end of the day, you have to be happy, but I don't think there is any TV out there that is perfect....
post #2571 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Islandborn View Post

Man Sony.....I am sorry for all the issues you have had with your set...But...I got to say...I thought I was pretty anal....I really have learned through the years, that nothing is perfect...Nothing...

I used to buy and return so much crap that I have bought through the years, and have found that most of the time, the replacements were worse.....

I had to go through 3 different sets when I bought my Sharp...The first 2 though were damaged through shipping....My 3rd set was fine....When I fired it up, yes I did notice a little clouding in the bottom right corner, and by accident when I was plugging in my 3d glasses charger to the TV's side usb, I noticed a stuck reddish pixel on the left side of the TV. I can only see it if my nose is almost buried in the screen...Sitting at viewing distance it is not even visible.....I hope you iron out your TV issues...At the end of the day, you have to be happy, but I don't think there is any TV out there that is perfect....

I hear what you are saying and I agree to certain degree. In fact I was iffy about contacting Sharp about it but decided that it's still a defect. Besides these stuck pixels I really like the new set. Panel is otherwise perfect with no clouding or any other defects I've noticed. I would be more than happy if they want to send a tech out to get the pixels unstuck if that's possible and keep this set. I just wasn't expecting them to ask for full screen picture of the issue.
post #2572 of 3622
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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

I hear what you are saying and I agree to certain degree. In fact I was iffy about contacting Sharp about it but decided that it's still a defect. Besides these stuck pixels I really like the new set. Panel is otherwise perfect with no clouding or any other defects I've noticed. I would be more than happy if they want to send a tech out to get the pixels unstuck if that's possible and keep this set. I just wasn't expecting them to ask for full screen picture of the issue.

Well, I used this program on my 47" LG that I use in my office for a monitor for my laptop....If worked great on a stuck pixel I had on the LG. Matter of fact, I might take my own advice and use it on that little reddish pixel on my sharp.

You can download it to your laptop and plug your laptop into your sharp....Maybe it will work for you...God luck!


http://udpix.free.fr/
post #2573 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Islandborn View Post

Well, I used this program on my 47" LG that I use in my office for a monitor for my laptop....If worked great on a stuck pixel I had on the LG. Matter of fact, I might take my own advice and use it on that little reddish pixel on my sharp.

You can download it to your laptop and plug your laptop into your sharp....Maybe it will work for you...God luck!


http://udpix.free.fr/

Thanks for the info. I'll give this a try tomorrow night.
post #2574 of 3622
I got the new set, just wondering if anyone has some ideas on the settings and how to maximize the picture...any ideas would be appreciated. Also I tried to connect wirelessly to my LAN but its not going through anyone else have this issue?
post #2575 of 3622
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Originally Posted by hwynboy View Post

I got the new set, just wondering if anyone has some ideas on the settings and how to maximize the picture...any ideas would be appreciated. Also I tried to connect wirelessly to my LAN but its not going through anyone else have this issue?

So many things you can do bro....Cheapest would be to buy a calibration disk using one of these-> http://tv-calibration-review.toptenreviews.com/

The best would be to pay a certified tech to come out and do a full Isf calibration.

I would try the first option before the second. You might like the picture and feel satisfaction doing it yourself.

As far as your Lan issue, make sure you have the latest software. you can go to sharp's website and download to a USB key and install manually from it. What router do you have? Does it have the easy one button connect option? Can you see your router in the available networks? If you can't turn your TV off and unplug it for a few minutes, and then turn it back on. I had this issue and doing this fixed it for me. I was able to see my router by power cycling the TV. Post back if you need more help
post #2576 of 3622
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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

I hear what you are saying and I agree to certain degree. In fact I was iffy about contacting Sharp about it but decided that it's still a defect. Besides these stuck pixels I really like the new set. Panel is otherwise perfect with no clouding or any other defects I've noticed. I would be more than happy if they want to send a tech out to get the pixels unstuck if that's possible and keep this set. I just wasn't expecting them to ask for full screen picture of the issue.
I hate to be the one to tell you, but they are probably going to come back and tell you they wont replace it. They allow for a certain % of stck pixels, and with millions of them. 2 or 3 falls in that %. My first one had a stuck white one which I didn't ntice until I was close up. Couldn't really notice it from viewing distance. Sent in all the pics and was told that they wouldn'r replace it. I ended up exchanging it from the seller as I was within my window of exchange. I am now waiting for my 3rd repalcement from Sharp as all the others had a defect in the screen. I am just saying be prepared to be disappointed.
post #2577 of 3622
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Originally Posted by sdchrgrboy View Post

I hate to be the one to tell you, but they are probably going to come back and tell you they wont replace it. They allow for a certain % of stck pixels, and with millions of them. 2 or 3 falls in that %. My first one had a stuck white one which I didn't ntice until I was close up. Couldn't really notice it from viewing distance. Sent in all the pics and was told that they wouldn'r replace it. I ended up exchanging it from the seller as I was within my window of exchange. I am now waiting for my 3rd repalcement from Sharp as all the others had a defect in the screen. I am just saying be prepared to be disappointed.

The 844 has a total of over 16,000,000 sub-pixel. It looks like one or two of your are stuck on BLACK which cannot be seen from more than 5 feet away. No LCD's are perfect and I personally, would rather put up with a couple of stuck pixels if everything else was great. If you have no clouding and your set isn't turning itself on and off occasionally, I would count my blessing and consider myself lucky. Other manufacturers allow up to 7 or more defective pixels before considering replacement.
My first 52" Sharp had about 5 bad pixels but none of them were bright and couldn't be seen from more than a few feet away so I just forgot about it. I recommend Sonyhome do the same because I believe if you seek replacement and Sharp agrees, your next set will have something even more objectionable than a couple of dead sub-pixels.

My 80-632U has one dark sub-pixel about 9" up from the bottom center of the screen. I cannot see it at all from 5 feet or so away from the screen. My set has NO clouding or DSE - the first set of 9 to be perfect in this regard. This trumps everything else!! I have never been so happy with a TV despite it not being "Perfect".
post #2578 of 3622
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by billdag View Post

The 844 has a total of over 16,000,000 sub-pixel. It looks like one or two of your are stuck on BLACK which cannot be seen from more than 5 feet away. No LCD's are perfect and I personally, would rather put up with a couple of stuck pixels if everything else was great. If you have no clouding and your set isn't turning itself on and off occasionally, I would count my blessing and consider myself lucky. Other manufacturers allow up to 7 or more defective pixels before considering replacement.
My first 52" Sharp had about 5 bad pixels but none of them were bright and couldn't be seen from more than a few feet away so I just forgot about it. I recommend Sonyhome do the same because I believe if you seek replacement and Sharp agrees, your next set will have something even more objectionable than a couple of dead sub-pixels.

My 80-632U has one dark sub-pixel about 9" up from the bottom center of the screen. I cannot see it at all from 5 feet or so away from the screen. My set has NO clouding or DSE - the first set of 9 to be perfect in this regard. This trumps everything else!! I have never been so happy with a TV despite it not being "Perfect".
++11oo there are guys who replaced a display 4 times & wish they had kept the 1st one rolleyes.gif
post #2579 of 3622
Here are my settings. A little difference approach then most. Feedback on what you like/dislike.

OPC Off
Mode: Game
Backlight +10
Contrast +30
Brightness -5
Color +10
Tint 0
Sharpness +2
Advanced Value
C.M.S. - Hue
R 0
Y 0
G 0
C 0
B 0
M 0
C.M.S. - Saturation
R 0
Y 0
G 0
C 0
B 0
M 0
C.M.S. - Value
R 0
Y 0
G 0
C 0
B 0
M 0
Color Temp. Low
10 Point Setting Off
R Gain (LO) 0
G Gain (LO) 0
B Gain (LO) 0
R Gain (HI) 0
G Gain (HI) 0
B Gain (HI) 0
Motion Enhancement Off
Quad Pixel Plus 2 - On
Active Contrast Off
Gamma Adjustment : -2
Film Mode: Off
DNR: Off
Monochrome Off
Range of OPC
Max +5
Min -16
Edited by schwegs99 - 1/25/13 at 7:06am
post #2580 of 3622
^^ Are u using these settings for all your viewing content? I tweaked my standard settings and use this for cable tv...I still like dynamic fixed for bluray..I just like the overall "POP" especially with Disney/Pixar content..I do like the movie mode as well, although it looks a little dull to my eyes
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