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post #3541 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Bfadams View Post

I used this one from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U7CAUU?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links

Pretty inexpensive and worked well for the 80"

Awesome, thanks for the recommendation, I'll give it a shot.
post #3542 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Colin Stanley View Post

How did you identify the ghosting? I have always had ghosting on this set ever since I bought it. I was never impressed by the 3D but just put it down to the limited capability of this set. Now I'm thinking there maybe something wrong. If you had Sharp fix it, how bad was it before, and what did it look like after. Was there a particular BD that highlighted the ghosting.

Thanks

Sorry I missed this. I called a few times to complain and explain the issue, and they agreed to send someone out. When the tech got here, I was able to show it easily but just watching 3d content. I found the easiest way to show and compare before/after was the start menu for Brave in 3d. Before fix, there were clearly duplicates/shadows of the arrows on the screen and after it was much better (but still slightly there, nature of the set apparently).

Still having issue with the stuck bright green pixels, Sharp put me through 3 rounds of highly detailed pictures, all types of content, and all clearly showing the distracting green spot in all types of different scenes. End result? They say TV is within specification and that over the life of the TV some pixels will go out/get stuck. Didn't realize 'life of the tv' meant 6 months. Thankfully, I had purchased the extended warranty through Magnolia...one call to them and they are sending someone out to review the issue and repair/replace. Sharp service sucks in my opinion (both in the multiple and not very helpful calls to their service line, and their approach to supporting their product) but I have been VERY impressed with Magnolia and so glad I purchased the warranty through them.
post #3543 of 3622
Hello everyone! I stumbled across one of these at Costco new and grabbed it. Here are the problems I ran into,

1) Too big to fit in SUV. (pretty funny problem) rented a truck from Home Depot for $20.
2) My current wall mount stand will not fit? It has laid up 5 HDTV's but is off on this one for whatever reason so I am going to find one that is exactly 600x400 today.
3) 1 dead and 1 stuck pixel. Haven't tried to massage them out yet.
4) Power cable is what too short.

My initial impressions are I like the TV. I haven't played with it a ton, dropped basic settings on it and want through some demo material is about it. I have a flawless KURO that is calibrated and 4 other HDTV's including Samsung 59D6500, Sony Bravia's, Sharps exc. I wanted to say thank you to everyone! I almost grabbed the 650 but the side lit worried me. For the same price I was glad to land this.

Can someone assist regarding the power cable? What is everyone doing to length this?
post #3544 of 3622
Update - swapping out TV. I have three choices and need some opinions please:

- even exchange my 844U for a refurbished 844U from Sharp
- even exchange my TV for the new 80" 857U from Magnolia
- exchange my TV and pay sale price difference (3k roughly) and move up to the 90" 657U from Magnolia


Help!!! smile.gif
post #3545 of 3622
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SJCoruja View Post

Update - swapping out TV. I have three choices and need some opinions please:

- even exchange my 844U for a refurbished 844U from Sharp
- even exchange my TV for the new 80" 857U from Magnolia
- exchange my TV and pay sale price difference (3k roughly) and move up to the 90" 657U from Magnolia


Help!!! smile.gif
by all means get the 90"
here's why
1st it is a back array the only 2013 back array & it's Way bigger ! cool.gif
2nd the 844 refurb is some else's problem
3rd that 857 is edge lit & that model has issues
4th see #1

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post #3546 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

by all means get the 90"
here's why
1st it is a back array the only 2013 back array & it's Way bigger ! cool.gif
2nd the 844 refurb is some else's problem
3rd that 857 is edge lit & that model has issues
4th see #1

biggrin.gif

LOL love the idea of going to the bigger 90...was able to see them both in store tonight and that 90 is huge! The picture looked good on both in store, but real test will be at home which obviously I can't do. In looking at specs, just wondering if I will miss the higher contrast ratio (10m:1 on my 8440 drops to 8m:1 on 90), the quattron extra yellow pixel, and the Quad Pixel plus feature (which I did like on the 844U and left on).
post #3547 of 3622
Anyone find decent 3d glasses for this tv?
post #3548 of 3622

Hello:

 

I am new to the forum and this thread.  I recently purchased an LC-80LE844u to upgrade from my SONY SXRD A3000 LCD TVSONY A3000 60" TV.  So far, I have to say I am a bit disappointed in the performance, and I am assuming that it is probably because I have not calibrated or set up the TV properly.  I am hoping someone can help me out.

 

I am using DirecTV, via their HD DVR, looking at recorded material from an HD channel.  The signal goes through my Onkyo 606 receiver via HDMI cables (Monster cables)

 

FIRST ISSUE: I was watching Marvel's Agents of Shield in HD the other day.  Every time the scene got really dark, there was very obvious banding in the blacks, as if the system did not have enough colors to create a smooth gradient, and as if the set was not attempting to dither the image very well (there was some blending of the wide banded layers, but that was about it).  In the scene as well, there was a blinking light in the background, and I could see the banding vary as the light blinked.

 

I did not see this type of banding with my SONY 60", using the same HDDVR and the same stereo, set up in the exact same way,  which is one of the reasons I liked it so much. This indicates that the issue is with the TV set. 

 

Has anyone seen this issue on the Sharp set and do you have any suggestions?

 

SECOND ISSUE:  This is my most dreaded issue.  I watch a lot of college football.  I always try to watch on HD channels.  I have had a lot of issues with pixelation of things like the grass in the field.  I was watching a game today, and when the camera showed the entire field, I could see pixels and entire areas of the screen blinking different colors in large boxy areas.  I have seen this with other TV's, but never with the SONY A3000 I was using.  This will also happen during things like fireworks.  When the firework explodes, the high resolution image on the screen suddenly will get very blocky (looks as bad or worse than my son's Minecraft screens), then return to normal.  I am not sure if this is related to the same issue.

 

THIRD ISSUE: Finally, I seem to have issues with delays between the audio coming out of my stereo speakers and the actions on the TV set.  What is odd is that the amount of delay depends on the channel I am watching and the content.  It can be a fraction of a second up to 1 second.  I have not yet tried to just put the DirecTV signal straight to the TV and use the TV speaker to see if it disappears, but again, I did not have this delay with the SONY A3000 hooked up to the same hardware.  I am assuming it may be due to the TV trying to convert 2D to 3D.  I have tried to turn this off, but apparently I have been unsuccessful in my efforts to do this completely.

 

Any help with any of these issues would be greatly appreciated.

 

I am not sure if I will get notifications via email when responses have been posted.  If this is not normally done, I would appreciate a cc to my email address,**********, so that I am certain to see them.

 

Thanks!

 

Scott

post #3549 of 3622
Welcome Sutherland. First. I would remove your email from your post. Most of the issues you are describing can be mostly eliminated with a professional calibration. There are also personal user settings throughout the thread. I was never satisfied with the user postings, so I had a professional calibrate my set. I love it. As for audio delay, it can be adjusted inside your AVR. Try turning off all extra processing. If you are interested in a pro cal, check the calibration forum.

S~
post #3550 of 3622
I have the exact same issue with audio on mine with directv going through an pioneer receiver.. I am always adjusting delay on my receiver. If I put in "game mode" it seems to go away so its definately the tv processing somewhere. Just so inconsistant...
post #3551 of 3622
Sutherland,

I also have heavy banding on Directv in dark scenes, but then again average quality bd-rips show these inperfections as well. Its no doubt that LCD does show more inperfections than DLP, Sony SXRD, both rear view technologies. "A3000" but they also have their own issues such as overscanning as well.
What I and many others can vouch for in this thread is that "DirecTV" overly compressed channels are out of control. Some are sooo much better than others. We also tend to agree that blueray blayback at full bitrate is a sight to be seen on these displays. Ask yourself some of these questions, Why does Scifi and USA have a worse bitrate than the Halmark HD channel over directv? It is what it is these days. The transponders and Quality of Service has gone down with directv.

The other issue is the processor in the display, I am confident that a 6 or 7, 8 series samsung tv processes "Lite HD" signals differently than the sharps. I view these displays everyday in a retail environment. I had a difficult time adjusting to LED from a Mitusbishi Diamond DLP series that I had used since 2007 or so. The size adjustment was 73" to 80" but it was in the end the brightness and extra 7" that one me over.

Game over with custom settings, darby insertion, and good clean source.

Try a Vudu-HDX or full Bluray, or 16-20GB BD-Rip. and you will see what I Mean, Even 1080p Netflix feed.

I also feed signal through Denon AVR-4311CI. I had some audio sync issues as well, Made some adjustments in the AVR and that situation rarely makes an appearance.

I sit about 10ft away from primary spot, and 40 degrees off to the right, on secondy spot.

To be fair LED produces banding even on a 17" notebook screen from samsung. Its just not as large and in your face depending again .....the source content quality. (ie bitrate)
post #3552 of 3622
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Originally Posted by nflguy View Post

Anyone find decent 3d glasses for this tv?

Had any luck tracking any down? Been looking myself and will probably go with Sharps official glasses.
post #3553 of 3622
Set up a find, I have paid several times no more than 33-35 shipped. Offcial 20B series glasses. They show up quite frequently. i think i paid 100 for 4 pairs the first time , and 30 something each for 2 singles, and 33 for the last pair. They are there. New in box and on ebay.
post #3554 of 3622
Mind sharing a link ?
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post #3556 of 3622
Anyone have any settings they'd like to share? Tried a few on here, colors seem off. Thanks everyone!
post #3557 of 3622
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Originally Posted by nflguy View Post

Anyone find decent 3d glasses for this tv?

I've used these glasses.

https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2570

Got them for 2 for $20 several months ago from Dailysteals.com

They are getting harder to find.
post #3558 of 3622
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Originally Posted by rjruby View Post

I've used these glasses.

https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2570

Got them for 2 for $20 several months ago from Dailysteals.com

They are getting harder to find.


Do ytou use the glasses with the sharp 844U or do ypou have to use them with the playstation (which is connected to the 844u) ?

My playstation is used with a projector instead.
post #3559 of 3622
Love this tv quality harder and harder to find
post #3560 of 3622
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Originally Posted by nflguy View Post

Do ytou use the glasses with the sharp 844U or do ypou have to use them with the playstation (which is connected to the 844u) ?

My playstation is used with a projector instead.

They are used with 844U. They are synced with the 844U via IR for the 3D.
post #3561 of 3622
Great! I bought one on Amazon for $20

When it arrives If it works then will buy more.
post #3562 of 3622
Sunday night football on nbc looks awesome in this tv. So much better then the nfl broadcasts on Fox/CBS or ESPN. I guess it's the cameras used at the games and not the tv at fault for mediocre video quality for games on fox/cbs etc.
post #3563 of 3622
I'm loving the Sony glasses as well, they work directly with the TV.

I also have Sharp 30's and some other 3rd party glasses which I can't think of the name (GPX or something...), which I like the least.

I find the Sony's to be a great fit for the adults, while the kids (ages 12 and 3) are better off with the Sharp 30's since their handles fit smaller heads, better than the Sony's.

They all come with 2 sizes nose clips (adult/child) and feel comfortable.

Any broadcast (Mediacom cable) through my Onkyo 1010 looks amazing, and like you guys above I prefer 1080i (NBC/CBS) more than 720p (ESPN/FOX). I also prefer the audio tracks CBS and NBC provide, it has a ton of nice effects with lots of bass, while FOX is pretty pathetic in that respect...
post #3564 of 3622

Well I'm new here but have used this websites for a ton of research (TV, A/V receiver, speakers/sub).  I figured that I would sign up and get involved a little.  I just purchased this TV open box this summer with absolutely no regrets.  The only issue that I have is the "soap opera effect" but other than that it's great!  I have a quick question.... Just ordered the PS3 3d glasses.  I know they can do SimulView.  Has anyone tried this or found a way to use it?  I read this thread: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1368078/simulview-will-it-work-with-any-3d-tv.  Just wondering if anyone has given this a shot with this TV or comparable?

post #3565 of 3622

Thanks for your observation on this series. I have been debating for some time on this and I appreciate the viewpoints of one videophile to another. I currently have a Samsung UNB55 8500 which came out in later 2008. It like the Pioneer Kuro is also discontinued and I have been looking ever since for something to replace it. The 8500 was a full Array set with local dimming and it looks amazing. Sadly so many manufacturers have chosen to abandon the technology likely due to cost. Which is why I am now looking for a suitable replacement which I haven't found. Now while the 8500 may not be the most feature rich LED TV's out there. It will compete with the best of them at producing amazing black levels which are still more of a challenge then they should be at this stage.

 

The 8500 is very very close to NTSC standard color temperature (a.k.a. white balance) of 6,500 degrees Kelvin, or D6500K after calibration. Impressive considering it was a first generation LED set but now that I am in the market for a 70+ inch or larger set. That is proving to be more of a challenge then I was hoping for. As avid gamer and movie buff I won't accept anything less then what I have. So it is nice to see that the Sharp AQUOS LC-80LE844U might fit the bill. It's either between that  or the Samsung 75 F8000 series which also looks good but is a bit smaller then I was planning on.


Edited by SlackMaster360 - 12/5/13 at 12:56pm
post #3566 of 3622
passing on some links for some inexpensive sharp 3d IR glasses. Same as the an3d20b's

http://goo.gl/PSAVfY $33

http://goo.gl/QTGs3r $32.01 (30 minutes left)

At least one Buy it now

both under $33.xx and new in box including shipping

one pair in CA and one in NY

enjoy!
post #3567 of 3622
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Originally Posted by TheBrandon View Post

Anyone have any settings they'd like to share? Tried a few on here, colors seem off. Thanks everyone!
I've been using the calibration settings from this link: http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/sharp-lcd-tv/sharp-80LE844U-calibration.html

AV Mode: Standard
OPC: Off
Backlight: +14
Contrast: +37
Brightness: -14
Color: -1
Tint: +3
Sharpness: -1
Advance Settings
Color Gamut Range: N/A
Motion Enhancement: Off
Active Contrast: Off
Gamma: +1
Black Level N/A
Film Mode: Off
Digital Noise Reduction: Off
Monochrome: Off
10-Point Settings: On
Position
1: (Red +29) (Green +12) (Blue +26)
2: (Red +7) (Green +3) (Blue +10)
3: (Red -2) (Green +1) (Blue -5)
4: (Red -9) (Green -2) (Blue -8)
5: (Red -14) (Green -1) (Blue -10)
6: (Red -17) (Green -1) (Blue -17)
7: (Red -18) (Green -2) (Blue -20)
8: (Red -18) (Green -1) (Blue -18)
9: (Red -15) (Green 0) (Blue -5)
10: (Red -5) (Green 0) (Blue 0)
C.M.S
CMS Hue: (Red +8) (Yellow +1) (Green 0) (Cyan -4) (Blue 0) (Magenta 0)
CMS Saturation: (Red 0) (Yellow 0) (Green 0) (Cyan 0) (Blue 0) (Magenta 0)
CMS Value: (Red +5) (Yellow -6) (Green +30) (Cyan +30) (Blue -4) (Magenta +10)
post #3568 of 3622
Hello

I had my 844 for about a year and one half. I have just come across a problem. Some scenes have a clear force field around them. Its like a magnifying glass around peoples bodies. This is the only way for me to say it. Has anyone else come across this? And is there a fix? Its not there most of the time but its there.

Thanks Rob
post #3569 of 3622
The HDMI card went bad in my Sharp LC80LE844U. If I can find a replacement card it should be a simple swap.
Does anyone know what the part number is and where to find it?
post #3570 of 3622
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Originally Posted by wlcohen View Post

The HDMI card went bad in my Sharp LC80LE844U. If I can find a replacement card it should be a simple swap.
Does anyone know what the part number is and where to find it?
The HDMI section is part of the main board part number: DUNTKF953WE01 or QPWBXF953WJN1.
http://lcdtvparts.ecrater.com/p/17552202/duntkf953we01-qpwbxf953wjn1-main-board-for-sharp
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