Originally Posted by gweempose
This is excellent news, as it's the 80 incher I'm in the market for. If it even has a picture that is equal to the 844, I'll wait for it simply because of the aesthetics alone.
there has been some confusion due to early reports of the 2013 lines that they were edge lighted , each stat sheet I've seen all has them listed as edge lighted but further down the sheets they show the 80" model as full array back lit,
the Japanese models now on sale in Japan , all the 80"ers are back lighted as well .
basically they ( the 80"s ) are the same as the 844 & 632 but with updated bezels & stands , with tweaks to some of the processing , with a new matrix on the screen as well which is claimed to be brighter (smaller grid for the pixels means more light passing thru )
Of course Sharp is mum on what they really will be , we just have to wait till they hit the stores , as this same thing happened with the 2012 lines also .
So in reality we all have to wait till they are actually seen by some else other than the Sharp marketing types & the paid shill early reviewers .
Of course C/NET will give the new sets a bad review , Sharp refuses to give Payola to C/NET , like Sammy & Sony do .