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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

I thought I missed the chance to get the 3 Years Sharp extended warranty on my 844u for $219.99 but recently I got an invitation for the warranty on my replacement unit. However when entering the invitation # on the www.sharpserviceplan.com it shows my serial # as 000000000 but I'm able to process it if I chose to. It just doesn't look right since I would have expected my serial # to be there. Are you allowed to get an extended warranty on replacement units? Why doesn't it show my real serial #? I did register the new unit with Aquos Advantage.
Ya gotta call , & make sure you have dates ,info,& emails as a list of everything that went down , call Aquos advantage 1st explain the issue & then have them call warranty . that's how it's done, by getting Aqous advan. involved will save a huge amount of leg work
post #2972 of 3624
OK folks, I need help. This is a little off topic to the actual 844U but I know that many of you are running home theater PC's.

I have a Mac Mini with an HDMI port on it. I have XBMC running on it. When it was upstairs in my office connected to my 1080P monitor, it worked perfectly. But I built it for my new home theater setup in my living room. So after having gotten the 844U, a new component cabinet. and a new home theater receiver (Onkyo TX-NR616), I finally moved the Mac Mini downstairs and hooked the HDMI cable up to the receiver.

The image I get is all full of snow and moving on the edges of the screen kind of like when TV station goes off the air.

I have looked all through the settings on the Onkyo (it's brand new so I could easily have missed something since it doesn't even come with the user guide) but I can't find anything that looks incorrect.

If I hook the Mac Mini directly to the TV, the image is fine but I don't want to do that for a number of reasons: I want to use HDMI switching, the TV won't handle the DTS HD audio tracks in my movies, etc.

Anyone have a Mac Mini (or similar) hooked up to a receiver (especially if its an Onkyo receiver) and can help me to understand what's going on?

Here's a picture of the screen to show somewhat what it looks like. Of course a still image doesn't show how the snow both around the edges and inside the actual screen image is actually moving around.



Everything else is working fine through the receiver (Bluray player, Wii, Comcast cable box). By the way the Mac Mini is running Windows 8 (using BOOTCAMP). I have tried looking through the settings in Windows but because the screen is so bad I can hardly read anything, even though the screen does respond to the keyboard and mouse that are hooked up to the Mac Mini.
post #2973 of 3624
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Originally Posted by goldberg96 View Post

OK folks, I need help. This is a little off topic to the actual 844U but I know that many of you are running home theater PC's.

I have a Mac Mini with an HDMI port on it. I have XBMC running on it. When it was upstairs in my office connected to my 1080P monitor, it worked perfectly. But I built it for my new home theater setup in my living room. So after having gotten the 844U, a new component cabinet. and a new home theater receiver (Onkyo TX-NR616), I finally moved the Mac Mini downstairs and hooked the HDMI cable up to the receiver.

The image I get is all full of snow and moving on the edges of the screen kind of like when TV station goes off the air.

I have looked all through the settings on the Onkyo (it's brand new so I could easily have missed something since it doesn't even come with the user guide) but I can't find anything that looks incorrect.

If I hook the Mac Mini directly to the TV, the image is fine but I don't want to do that for a number of reasons: I want to use HDMI switching, the TV won't handle the DTS HD audio tracks in my movies, etc.

Anyone have a Mac Mini (or similar) hooked up to a receiver (especially if its an Onkyo receiver) and can help me to understand what's going on?

Here's a picture of the screen to show somewhat what it looks like. Of course a still image doesn't show how the snow both around the edges and inside the actual screen image is actually moving around.



Everything else is working fine through the receiver (Bluray player, Wii, Comcast cable box). By the way the Mac Mini is running Windows 8 (using BOOTCAMP). I have tried looking through the settings in Windows but because the screen is so bad I can hardly read anything, even though the screen does respond to the keyboard and mouse that are hooked up to the Mac Mini.
What HDMI input are you using on the onkyo ? try swapping to another one
post #2974 of 3624
Turned out it was a bad brand new HDMI cable. Works great now!!

And XBMC running on my Mac Mini running Windows 8 is beautiful. Not to mention being able to use a browser on an 80" screen. I use the iPhone app HippoRemote which works fabulously if anyone is interested. Even has a mouse pad built in so you get keyboard and mouse on your iPhone working through WiFi. And it has profiles so if you're using it on a Windows machine you set it to Windows, if you're using XBMC you can set it to the XBMC profile. I love the app. Don't even need any other remote for my Mac.

I do have one more question: The Mac image on the screen does not fill the entire screen. At first I thought it was just XBMC calibration that was needed but even without XBMC running the Mac screen has a wide border around all the edges of the set. I figure it has something to do with overscan somewhere but I don't know where to change it in Windows 8. I can probably find it but I thought if someone knew already maybe you could tell me :-)

Now I have to figure out what I have set wrong on the Mac Mini or Onkyo that I'm not getting the audio through the HDMI cable from the MAC. The TV says its getting LPCM audio but I'm sending DTS HD MA. Should that be telling me something as to what's wrong with my settings. I may be getting confused on the Onkyo between 'Through' and 'Direct'. Not sure of the difference yet. Ugh, so much new stuff to learn.
post #2975 of 3624
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you have to find the scan setting in your video manager folder , I use a vid card so mine is in that manager set scan to 100% & have the display set @ dot by dot as well
post #2976 of 3624
Rob -
Thanks for the comments regarding the Mac Mini. I was using a little Dell Hybrid for iTunes, etc. on the big screen, and it died a while back, and I've been looking for a replacement.

All -
Have any of you used the PS3 3D glasses with your 844 and PS3? I've only had my 844 a couple of weeks, and I already had a couple pairs of the PS3 glasses. I just watched the first 5 minutes of Hugo 3D using the PS3 glasses, and I was blown away. It was absolutely the best 3D experience I've ever seen. I had a bright image (without jacking up the backlight), no ghosting, and no problems when tilting my head or moving around the room. Just phenomenal. If anything, the experience might have been just a little TOO good... even sitting 10 ft away from the 844, it was so immersive that at times I'd get borderline queasy.
post #2977 of 3624
I purchased this unit from Best Buy yesterday and it is scheduled for delivery on Thursday.

I have been unsuccessful trying to locate Suzook's settings for this unit. I must have Monday morning brain freeze.

Would someone please provide me with a link to them?

TIA,

Bob
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I think its time to start setting up a donation page smile.gif
post #2979 of 3624
How much? biggrin.gif
post #2980 of 3624
BB has it at 3899.98...
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sharp+-+AQUOS+Quattron+-+80%26%2334%3B+Class+%2880%26%2334%3B+Diag.%29+-+LED+-+1080p+-+240Hz+-+Smart+-+3D+-+HDTV/5071978.p?id=1218608027173&skuId=5071978#tab=reviews

too bad i got mine in Sept last year..
post #2981 of 3624

I reported this yesterday in the pricing thread.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1386054/sharp-80-pricing/1380#post_23202838

Had to pay sales tax but with 2 free glasses, free delivery, free unpacking and installation and free haul away of my 11 year old defective 258# Pioneer RPTV it was a great deal.
post #2982 of 3624

That is a good deal. Are there any 10% TV coupons that could also be applied?
post #2983 of 3624
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Originally Posted by Ski_EX5 View Post

Rob -
Thanks for the comments regarding the Mac Mini. I was using a little Dell Hybrid for iTunes, etc. on the big screen, and it died a while back, and I've been looking for a replacement.

All -
Have any of you used the PS3 3D glasses with your 844 and PS3? I've only had my 844 a couple of weeks, and I already had a couple pairs of the PS3 glasses. I just watched the first 5 minutes of Hugo 3D using the PS3 glasses, and I was blown away. It was absolutely the best 3D experience I've ever seen. I had a bright image (without jacking up the backlight), no ghosting, and no problems when tilting my head or moving around the room. Just phenomenal. If anything, the experience might have been just a little TOO good... even sitting 10 ft away from the 844, it was so immersive that at times I'd get borderline queasy.
My Best Buy in Vancouver Canada cleared them out for $19.99. I bought a couple of pairs for my PS 3D 24" monitor. Unfortunately I can't use them on my 80-632U. I figured they would work with the Sharp 844 as they both use IR.
I understand that all manufacturers have finally unified the 3D glasses and all future versions will be the bluetooth design.
Edited by billdag - 4/15/13 at 7:22pm
post #2984 of 3624
Well I need some advice and guidance again. Here's what I'm using: a Comcast DVR, connected to an Onkyo TX-NR616 receiver, connected to the TV. There are other components (bluray player, MAC MINI) but they're not the issue.

When I used to watch Comcast TV on my Mitsubishi DLP set, it generally looked very good (I was using a different Onkyo receiver then).

Now when I watch Comcast on the new system, there seems to be a pulsating distortion. I know that probably sounds weird and I'm not quite sure how to describe it. I was watching The Masters on TV over the weekend and the sharpness of the grass and trees, etc kept changing from sharp to slightly blurry. Tonight I was watching David Letterman and he sits in front of a solid blue background and the back ground instead of being a stationary solid blue, kept changing slightly. It appeared to be a pulsating change, about once per second consistently.

The Comcast DVR is set for NATIVE which I believe should pass whatever the channel is sending straight through. The Onkyo is set for 1080P.

I know Comcast may not have the best signal around but it was never this bad before. I am not sure what to do. I tried a different HDMI cable connected directly to the TV using a different HDMI input (2) and it seemed a little better but not much.

Not sure how to trouble shoot at this point. Movies played through XBMC on my Mac Mini don't seem to have the problem. Haven't played anything on my new Sony Bluray player yet so not sure about that one.

Anybody have any advice that might help?

Thanks ............ Rob
post #2985 of 3624
I think that might be a Comcast characteristic.
I have a friend with Comcast with that problem on a Toshiba.
We reduced the Sharpness control till it disappeared.
My own 70" Quattron runs off Dish Network and has no such problem with Sharpness at 100%.
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UPDATE: It's really weird; if I set the Onkyo receiver to put out 1080P/24Hz the pulsing fuzziness in the Comcast DVR picture almost completely disappears but then the image is a little jerky and text rolling across the screen (like the morning news stuff) is very jerky.

Any more advice/comment as to what I may be dealing with? The only thing I can think of right now is to reset the TV to factory defaults and evaluate it again to see if any settings I have are doing this. It seems like when I first got the set it wasn't doing it. Since then I've made some settings changes on the set but more significantly I bought the new receiver and hooked up everything in the new component cabinet.

Could this possibly have anything to do with AC interference of some sort? I have all components plugged into a Monster power strip/surge protector.
post #2987 of 3624
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Originally Posted by goldberg96 View Post


Could this possibly have anything to do with AC interference of some sort?

I think it's more likely caused by a combination of the compression that Comcast is using and one of the 844's video algorithms.
post #2988 of 3624
with a different set (8470), the trick is to set your AVR to pass through and only let the comcast box output 1080i. 720p from the comcast box or upconversion by the AVR will look wierd with herky jerky motion artifacts. 1080p24 to the AVR from a bluray player is fine. it's something to do with the 60 cycle input.
post #2989 of 3624
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Originally Posted by RobertSATX View Post

Before - 60" Sharp Aquos LC60E77UN


After - 80" Sharp Aquos LC-80LE844U


The wall mount I used was a Sanus VuePoint F808 Low Profile Wall Mount.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4864649&CatId=717

For 3D glasses I currently own 4 pairs of Sharp's an3dg20b model
http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-AN3DG20B-3D-Glasses-Black-Single/dp/B005JABSB6

That mount says it only fits up to 63" tvs?
post #2990 of 3624
If the mounting holes fit and you don't exceed the mount's weight limits you are good to go.

Sanus products are built like tanks.
post #2991 of 3624
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Originally Posted by stepmback View Post

That is a good deal. Are there any 10% TV coupons that could also be applied?

Best Buy's coupons are usually applied to regular price and not the sales price.
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Originally Posted by rjruby View Post

Best Buy's coupons are usually applied to regular price and not the sales price.

yup but you could alway try to apply for the BBY Credit card.. they will give u a deal like No interest for x amount of months and you get rewards like 5% of your purchase..
when i got mine i got around 150 dollars in BBY gift rewards.
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Well, I am now a happy owner of an 844U biggrin.gif

Two Best Buy delivery men actually called and showed up 1 hour before the scheduled time.

They unpacked the TV, mounted the base, installed on my home theater stand, connected and checked out to my home theater system AVR.
Then they removed my existing 258 lb Pioneer RPTV that has a defective green gun for recycling.

They were done in less than 25 minutes. I was very impressed and satisified with their performance. They had several other large TVs on their truck for delivery today.

So far, everything looks great except for the fact that my wife wanted to watch "The View" as you can see in the photo

I was hoping to spend some more time with the TV but we are off now to watch our two granddaughters after school.

FYI, I used this stand for the TV, It worked out great for my application.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Innovex-TPT83G29-83-in-Glass-Plasma-TV-Stand-Black-/380590709898#vi-content

Bob

Please note that I have not had a chance yet to change any of the default settings yet.
post #2994 of 3624
My Set up...

Sharp LC-80LE844U
Bose V35 Jewel Speaker.
Media Center Computer I7 Quad Core 3.50hz with 32GB Memory and 86TB of Hardrive Space
Running Windows 7 Pro 64bit and XBMC Frodo V12.1 with Live TV and PVR Enable and Live TV Recording functions.




I love this TV....
post #2995 of 3624
^^ RJRuby and Ricardo-Setups look great! Welcome to the Sharp 80" club:D

Ricardo-XBMC looks great. I recently built a rig for my TV/living area, but with 580gtx's in sli and an overclocked 2600k, I was mainly going to use it for sweet gaming sessions on the Sharp...But, looking at XBMC on your pic makes me want to install it. I have read a lot about it, but I just don't have any media for it, as I have all physical disks and have never got into ripping my movies. Are all your movies downloaded, ripped? or did you just download the ones that came with oyur blurays?
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Originally Posted by Islandborn View Post

^^ RJRuby and Ricardo-Setups look great! Welcome to the Sharp 80" club:D

Ricardo-XBMC looks great. I recently built a rig for my TV/living area, but with 580gtx's in sli and an overclocked 2600k, I was mainly going to use it for sweet gaming sessions on the Sharp...But, looking at XBMC on your pic makes me want to install it. I have read a lot about it, but I just don't have any media for it, as I have all physical disks and have never got into ripping my movies. Are all your movies downloaded, ripped? or did you just download the ones that came with oyur blurays?


Most of the movies are Download 1080p without no compression so each movie is about 10gb,
i have about 1,000 movies or so and around 4,000 episodes of tv show. between 30 tv shows.
xbmc is freaking amazing i added cinema experience with the Imax intro and the regal intro for each movie and before the movie start the computer will look at the intternet and pull 4 new trailer for new actractions.

so far i'm happy with my set up..
post #2997 of 3624
I also absolutely love XBMC with my new 844U. I run XBMC on an Intel i7 mac mini. It is wired to the network where I have a Synology NAS with all my movies on it. I use a small wireless keyboard/touchpad combo to control the PC. I love having the Mac Mini connected to the TV. I am actually running XBMC on Windows 8 using BOOTCAMP on the Mac Mini. Man, opening a browser window in Windows 8 on a 80" TV is soooo cool.

With respect to some of my earlier posts regarding Comcast picture quality, I changed the Comcast box to "1080i", change my Onkyo receiver to "Through" and are letting the TV do the rest. So far the Comcast image is much better now. I don't know if its the changes I made or Comcast was just having a couple of bad days in my area, but whatever, it looks quite good now so I am not going to change anything.

The only thing now is that in desparation over the Comcast image problem, I reset the TV back to factory defaults. It had not been professionally calibrated, I just played with suggestions in this forum. But now I have to do that again to get the color, etc looking better than the defaults.

Very appreciative of everyone in these forums taking the time to respond to my posts and help me out. It's very reassuring to know there's somewhere you can go to talk about your AV stuff with people who actually own it and can help :-)

Rob
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Originally Posted by goldberg96 View Post

I also absolutely love XBMC with my new 844U. I run XBMC on an Intel i7 mac mini. It is wired to the network where I have a Synology NAS with all my movies on it. I use a small wireless keyboard/touchpad combo to control the PC. I love having the Mac Mini connected to the TV. I am actually running XBMC on Windows 8 using BOOTCAMP on the Mac Mini. Man, opening a browser window in Windows 8 on a 80" TV is soooo cool.

With respect to some of my earlier posts regarding Comcast picture quality, I changed the Comcast box to "1080i", change my Onkyo receiver to "Through" and are letting the TV do the rest. So far the Comcast image is much better now. I don't know if its the changes I made or Comcast was just having a couple of bad days in my area, but whatever, it looks quite good now so I am not going to change anything.

The only thing now is that in desparation over the Comcast image problem, I reset the TV back to factory defaults. It had not been professionally calibrated, I just played with suggestions in this forum. But now I have to do that again to get the color, etc looking better than the defaults.

Very appreciative of everyone in these forums taking the time to respond to my posts and help me out. It's very reassuring to know there's somewhere you can go to talk about your AV stuff with people who actually own it and can help :-)

Rob


Nice..
i control XBMC with the Logitech Harmony 900 Rf remote..
is easier and you could control everything with one remote..
post #2999 of 3624
^^ Ty guys for the replies....I think I'm going to do a little installing later this evening and see about getting some XBMC love on my PC.....Ricardo...those intros for your movies sound like a kick butt idea and I bet they add to the whole "Immersive feel" when watching movies....I bet XBMC becomes addicting with all the mods/add- ons you can do to make it "custom" to your setup and likes..... I also got a Harmony one that just collects dust in its cradle by the TV. Perhaps I can use it with XBMC =)

Goldberg-I have surewest who use fiber to the house hub and then cat5 throughout my house. My stb's max out at 1080i, and I have tried using both my Onkyo 809 scaler and the TV to output to native 1080p.

I actually liked the Onkyo scaler doing the up conversion, but I am like you and had to mess with it until I felt like I was seeing the best picture....I frequent "Bluray.com' forums and there is a guy who had a mac mini running bootcamp and he had it connected to a 55" Tv that he mounted vertical, and used it as a revolving movie poster, and man did it look sweet. He had the ambient LED lighting over the TV..Really looked good!! Here's a pic





Edited by Islandborn - 4/18/13 at 1:06pm
post #3000 of 3624
Need quick advice please. Which is a better purchase.
lc-80le857u or the lc-80le844u. I am really lost on either. I like some of the new features but the edgelit is scaring me off even though the older model doesn't have the local dimming. Any advice would be great since tomorrow is the last day of the sale of the older model.

Thanks in advance
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