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" A Fool & His Money Will Soon Be Parted " FastSlappy say smile.gif
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No i don't work for them tv being delivered tomorrow. I thoght it was also fishy..we'll see tomorrow

It's tomorrow.

How did it go?
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Has anyone tried a Darblet DarbeeVision on their 80"?
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Just got my tv today from buytvtoday.com. Tv in great shape and works perfectly (was a little nervous ordering wo a credit card). Roman @ buytv helped me through the whole process and ensured me things would be great. It took 2 weeks from the time my check was cashed until the tv was delivered. Saved few hundred $$, pretty happy!
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Just got my tv today from buytvtoday.com. Tv in great shape and works perfectly (was a little nervous ordering wo a credit card). Roman @ buytv helped me through the whole process and ensured me things would be great. It took 2 weeks from the time my check was cashed until the tv was delivered. Saved few hundred $$, pretty happy!
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Originally Posted by star69 View Post

Just got my tv today from buytvtoday.com. Tv in great shape and works perfectly (was a little nervous ordering wo a credit card). Roman @ buytv helped me through the whole process and ensured me things would be great. It took 2 weeks from the time my check was cashed until the tv was delivered. Saved few hundred $$, pretty happy!
Cool I'm glad it worked out for you , I myself wouldn't sleep a wink under the conditions of the sale thru a wire transfer/check, Just too many horror stories out there about wiring off cash & never hearing back , local person here just this week wired $9,000 off for SB 49ers Tkts & got a envelope with a photo of team & a big note that said L O L Go Ravens frown.gif
post #2647 of 3622
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Has anyone tried a Darblet DarbeeVision on their 80"?

Been thinking about this thing 2. I have been reading about it on a lot of different threads and seeing mixed reviews....I subscribe to home theater mag, and their last issue had a big review on it with very positive remarks...there is an online review on their website...TBH, I don't think I will buy it though...$300 seems a bit much for a little saturation upgrade in color...I would rather spend the $$ on a full prof. Calibration. You can read the review in the below link....

http://www.hometheater.com/content/darbee-visual-presence-darblet-video-enhancer
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

Cool I'm glad it worked out for you , I myself wouldn't sleep a wink under the conditions of the sale thru a wire transfer/check, Just too many horror stories out there about wiring off cash & never hearing back , local person here just this week wired $9,000 off for SB 49ers Tkts & got a envelope with a photo of team & a big note that said L O L Go Ravens frown.gif

If the reason that they are not taking credit card is transaction fee they should have an option to use credit card + pay 2-3% fee. I would be glad to pay in this case since price difference is significant but fact that they are not authorized dealer would have made me more concerned. He basically got 844U for what others are paying for 632U.
post #2649 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Islandborn View Post

Been thinking about this thing 2. I have been reading about it on a lot of different threads and seeing mixed reviews....I subscribe to home theater mag, and their last issue had a big review on it with very positive remarks...there is an online review on their website...TBH, I don't think I will buy it though...$300 seems a bit much for a little saturation upgrade in color...I would rather spend the $$ on a full prof. Calibration. You can read the review in the below link....

http://www.hometheater.com/content/darbee-visual-presence-darblet-video-enhancer

he ravs about it. i might try it and see.
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If the reason that they are not taking credit card is transaction fee they should have an option to use credit card + pay 2-3% fee. I would be glad to pay in this case since price difference is significant but fact that they are not authorized dealer would have made me more concerned. He basically got 844U for what others are paying for 632U.
Good point Hope he never has warranty issue
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Originally Posted by schwegs99 View Post

he ravs about it. i might try it and see.
there's a few guys here with 80"ers that got one & then quickly sent it back wink.gif
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1st night watching 007, pic is incredible! Having issues connecting to my wireless, how do you enter wps code?
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Why would warranty b an issue? This is a brand new tv, i will register with sharp. I also carry verizon insurance on all my tv's, pay $9.95 per month covers up to $2,500 in repairs per year.
post #2654 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

there's a few guys here with 80"ers that got one & then quickly sent it back wink.gif

the people that sent it back, what was the problem?
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I got this TV a few weeks ago and have been generally pleased, but the input lag was kind of annoying so I decided to do some measurements. In "Movie" mode I got 240 ms. audio to picture delay, and in "Game" mode it only went down to about 120 ms. That seems really bad, but I've had trouble finding any other numbers on the web to compare my results to. Is this model just a dog when it comes to processing time?

Tests were done with the DVE HD Basics disc A/V sync test; Bluray player connected over HDMI to Onkyo PR-SC5509 processor w/ HDMI out to the TV (input 1). I put together a little device with an Arduino, phototransistor, and mic and compared the audio/video times (the test plays a tone and flashes part of the screen simultaneously). I got similar results when connecting an Xbox to the VGA input on the TV with optical output to the receiver, and running a "stopwatch" thing on a laptop (took pictures of laptop screen with TV in frame and compared.)

When testing Game mode I had all the processing options for the TV off (auto contrast, motion thing, noise reduction, film mode, etc.) and I don't think there's any other way to affect the performance, although I'd be happy to hear if I missed something. I'm seriously considering returning the TV, because it's weird trying to play video games with the delay. Movies are cool w/ the audio delay set correctly in the receiver, but I'd hate to have to get another monitor just to play games. On the other hand I'm not sure if other large screen LCD/LEDs are much better, again it's hard to find reliable information.
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Originally Posted by ned3000 View Post

I got this TV a few weeks ago and have been generally pleased, but the input lag was kind of annoying so I decided to do some measurements. In "Movie" mode I got 240 ms. audio to picture delay, and in "Game" mode it only went down to about 120 ms. That seems really bad, but I've had trouble finding any other numbers on the web to compare my results to. Is this model just a dog when it comes to processing time?

Tests were done with the DVE HD Basics disc A/V sync test; Bluray player connected over HDMI to Onkyo PR-SC5509 processor w/ HDMI out to the TV (input 1). I put together a little device with an Arduino, phototransistor, and mic and compared the audio/video times (the test plays a tone and flashes part of the screen simultaneously). I got similar results when connecting an Xbox to the VGA input on the TV with optical output to the receiver, and running a "stopwatch" thing on a laptop (took pictures of laptop screen with TV in frame and compared.)

When testing Game mode I had all the processing options for the TV off (auto contrast, motion thing, noise reduction, film mode, etc.) and I don't think there's any other way to affect the performance, although I'd be happy to hear if I missed something. I'm seriously considering returning the TV, because it's weird trying to play video games with the delay. Movies are cool w/ the audio delay set correctly in the receiver, but I'd hate to have to get another monitor just to play games. On the other hand I'm not sure if other large screen LCD/LEDs are much better, again it's hard to find reliable information.

We don't seem to notice a sound delay problem on our XBOX in GAME mode

In any case, you don't use audio queues for fine aiming control: you look at the screen so you really need to remove video lag between the source and the display.

The video processing delay in the unit when out of GAME mode is enough to make you over control. It is frustrating and ruins your accuracy.

In GAME mode, however, the processing delay is short enough that we can aim accurately and we remain very happy with the set..

K
post #2657 of 3622
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Originally Posted by ned3000 View Post

Movies are cool w/ the audio delay set correctly in the receiver, but I'd hate to have to get another monitor just to play games.

Can't you just run your Xbox through the receiver? Please forgive my ignorance if this is a stupid question. I'm not a gamer.
post #2658 of 3622
Hello.
I tried to type this in the search forum, but got no answer.
The power cord for this t.v. is so short. Any info on where to buy one, or how to get around such a short cord?
I need it to be about 6' longer.
Also how about a respectable and professional calibration service in Florida?
Thank You.
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Originally Posted by xaephyl View Post

Hello.
I tried to type this in the search forum, but got no answer.
The power cord for this t.v. is so short. Any info on where to buy one, or how to get around such a short cord?
I need it to be about 6' longer.
Also how about a respectable and professional calibration service in Florida?
Thank You.
MonoPrice has these power cords in different lengths & you can a 3 prong one as well they fit a 2 prong device on the output side as they are a standard connection now in the US market of audio video componates
post #2660 of 3622
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Originally Posted by gweempose View Post

Can't you just run your Xbox through the receiver? Please forgive my ignorance if this is a stupid question. I'm not a gamer.

Delaying the audio in the receiver works for movies/TV because it doesn't matter if both the audio and video have a slight delay as long as they're synced up. For video games, there's the interactive element of controlling the game as well, so even with the audio in sync there's still a delay between pressing a button or moving the stick and the action taking place on-screen.
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Originally Posted by keninca View Post

We don't seem to notice a sound delay problem on our XBOX in GAME mode

In any case, you don't use audio queues for fine aiming control: you look at the screen so you really need to remove video lag between the source and the display.

The video processing delay in the unit when out of GAME mode is enough to make you over control. It is frustrating and ruins your accuracy.

In GAME mode, however, the processing delay is short enough that we can aim accurately and we remain very happy with the set..

K

Good to hear feedback from someone who's OK with the amount of delay. I've been kind of obsessing about it since I've looked into the issue, and it's totally possible that I'm making too much of something that's not that big of a deal.
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Hey all, I just purchased the Sharp LC-80LE844U at Best Buy. It was a random buy as I wasn't really looking to buy a TV, but BB was blowing out inventory and had 50 percent reduction on top of all ready marked down prices and on many things including TV's. So, I asked them if they had any TV's 65 in. on up and they had the 80 in Sharp in the back and asked if I wanted to see it. I said, hell yes!!! Still in box, although opened as I expected but looked liked it was never installed and in perfect condition. It was marked down from 4,400.00 to 2,200.00 with discount plus they threw in 2 pair of 3d glasses and free delivery. I had done no research at all on the TV like I would normally do. I have read mixed reviews, but I see that many love their TV. I bought an extended warranty (4 years) at 370.00. So, I invite any and all opinions if this is a worthy TV especially at the purchase price I got it for. I have read in some past posts that Sharp is struggling. Should that be a concern?
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Originally Posted by darynm View Post

Hey all, I just purchased the Sharp LC-80LE844U at Best Buy. It was a random buy as I wasn't really looking to buy a TV, but BB was blowing out inventory and had 50 percent reduction on top of all ready marked down prices and on many things including TV's. So, I asked them if they had any TV's 65 in. on up and they had the 80 in Sharp in the back and asked if I wanted to see it. I said, hell yes!!! Still in box, although opened as I expected but looked liked it was never installed and in perfect condition. It was marked down from 4,400.00 to 2,200.00 with discount plus they threw in 2 pair of 3d glasses and free delivery. I had done no research at all on the TV like I would normally do. I have read mixed reviews, but I see that many love their TV. I bought an extended warranty (4 years) at 370.00. So, I invite any and all opinions if this is a worthy TV especially at the purchase price I got it for. I have read in some past posts that Sharp is struggling. Should that be a concern?
You got a great deal. Enjoy it! Don't worry about Sharp's future. They will be around for your 1 yr mfg warranty, and then you bought an extra 3 years. This may qualify you for BB reward zone silver, so after 100 hours or so on the set get a free calibration..... Prior to that, look at the previous posts and set your movie calibration the published numbers. That will be better than nothing, but not as good as the set custom number you will get after calibration.

K
post #2663 of 3622
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Originally Posted by ned3000 View Post

Good to hear feedback from someone who's OK with the amount of delay. I've been kind of obsessing about it since I've looked into the issue, and it's totally possible that I'm making too much of something that's not that big of a deal.

Try it and tell us..... :-)

K
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Originally Posted by star69 View Post

1st night watching 007, pic is incredible! Having issues connecting to my wireless, how do you enter wps code?

When I set this up I just manually entered my wifi settings in the set and it worked. Didn't mess around with WPS.
post #2665 of 3622
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Originally Posted by darynm View Post

Hey all, I just purchased the Sharp LC-80LE844U at Best Buy. It was a random buy as I wasn't really looking to buy a TV, but BB was blowing out inventory and had 50 percent reduction on top of all ready marked down prices and on many things including TV's. So, I asked them if they had any TV's 65 in. on up and they had the 80 in Sharp in the back and asked if I wanted to see it. I said, hell yes!!! Still in box, although opened as I expected but looked liked it was never installed and in perfect condition. It was marked down from 4,400.00 to 2,200.00 with discount plus they threw in 2 pair of 3d glasses and free delivery. I had done no research at all on the TV like I would normally do. I have read mixed reviews, but I see that many love their TV. I bought an extended warranty (4 years) at 370.00. So, I invite any and all opinions if this is a worthy TV especially at the purchase price I got it for. I have read in some past posts that Sharp is struggling. Should that be a concern?

If the set you have doesn't have any issues than you got a great deal. Actually even if you have issues with the TV with your extended warranty you should be able to get it repaired or replaced so I think you got a really great deal. Did they say why it was marked down that much?
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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

If the set you have doesn't have any issues than you got a great deal. Actually even if you have issues with the TV with your extended warranty you should be able to get it repaired or replaced so I think you got a really great deal. Did they say why it was marked down that much?

With the new 80" series coming out in April, what could one expect this set to go down to and when? Costco.com no longer shows the 80" model available...
Edited by nycjazz - 2/4/13 at 11:43am
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It was an open box item. They had it reduced to 4,400.00. The people that purchased previously couldn't make it fit properly in the application it was supposed to be used for. It never was installed and in perfect condition. Apparently, many Best Buys had too much open box inventory in my area from the Christmas holidays and things were not moving liked they had hoped. It's tax time and they had to move this stuff out. Thus the managers being more flexible. Right time at right time as people caught onto things and were being picked up quick. I bought other stuff like a Panasonic BDT500 bluray player for 115.00 bucks etc. They told me even if I didn't like the TV that the return cost would be picked up so no cost gamble too me what so ever... I suppose it does make sense to keep it even if it does have issues with the warranty etc. I just hope it works out of the box properly. I'm not trying to brag here, just really feel like it was just luck of the draw and I will definitely update how it all goes...
Edited by darynm - 2/4/13 at 12:52pm
post #2668 of 3622
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Originally Posted by darynm View Post

It was an open box item. They had it for reduced to 4,400.00 as it was purchased, but wouldn't fit properly in the application it was supposed to be used for. It never was installed and in perfect condition. Apparently, many Best Buys had too much open box inventory in my area from the Christmas holidays and things were not moving liked they had hoped. It's tax time and they had to move this stuff out. Thus the managers being more flexible. Right time at right time as people caught onto things and were being picked up quick. I bought other stuff like a Panasonic BDT500 bluray player for 115.00 bucks etc. They told me even if I didn't like the TV that the return cost would be picked up so no cost gamble too me what so ever... I suppose it does make sense to keep it even if it does have issues with the warranty etc. I just hope it works out of the box properly. I'm not trying to brag here, just really feel like it was just luck of the draw and I will definitely update how it all goes...


Sweet Deal...
post #2669 of 3622
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New 2013 Sharp 80"ers are going to be Full back array lighted

new spec sheet on one model there will be more models as well Nothing official on other models

but this spec sheet shows the 2013 80"ers to back lighted

http://www.sharp.com.sg/web/products/prodDetail.asp?ProdId=502&mode=Spec expect the 884 will stop production soon ,

prices will drop on the 844 ONLY if supplies remain high

dropping 884 prices should be looked at very carefully eek.gif you might end up with a Factory Refurb that has been reboxed & sold as new ,as well

That's what happened with the 2011 back lighted 70'ers which was a great display over the 2012 70"ers that were/are Edge lit & the problems with clouding,flashlighting
Edited by Fastslappy - 2/5/13 at 1:09pm
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Originally Posted by Motilev View Post

Hi to all!

My name is Alex, i am from Moscow. Russian local resellers has price for 80le844 around 10k$. It too much, compare with around 4500 in US.

So I am going to buy it in US.

Can any one please make photo of power connector on the back of TV? Will it support automatic voltage selection, because we have 220-240v mains.

Which size and weights has TV boxed?

Thnx to all,
Alex

PS. Sorry for my english))

Went through the same situation as u. There is no auto voltage. So i got a step down transformer. 400w transformer is enough.

Sharp doesnt cover warranty for a tv not in US. the risk is urs as this tv had a lot of damaged screen issues at delivery within US.
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