I used this one from Amazon.
Pretty inexpensive and worked well for the 80"
Awesome, thanks for the recommendation, I'll give it a shot.
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.
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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?
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.