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post #61 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

that's been around for awhile ..

For sure. It is from CES after all

The reason i highlighted it is because I just hadn't recalled anyone previously noting that someone from Sharp had said something fairly leading about a local dimming 80" possibly coming soon.

Not definitive of course, but it wouldn't surprise me if one comes in the fall, around the time when they refresh the Elites...
post #62 of 3622
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Originally Posted by sjchmura View Post

ABT is amazing. I live in Chicago (the "real chicago not the suburbs) and, despite the taxes, they do there BEST to match crazy internet pricing while providing simply unmatched support.

We shall see how much the
80" 847
70" 945

These are my 2 choices.

Will be sitting about 8 feet away and use it for HTPC/Windows Desktop (typing on 73" dying DLP now)/PC Gaming/XBOX etc.

I live in Chicago also. I'll be going to ABT this Saturday just to look around. Going to ABT is an event. If there is a nicer, larger CE store I'd like to know. The Chicago Sun-Times best writer even wrote an article on ABT a couple of years ago. Their store is like a mall as it has a Sony Store, Apple Store etc. The have a large area in the back that just bakes free cookies for shoppers. The also have a restaurant just down the street in the strip that they own. There are cool things for kids to do also to keep them occupied and there is a huge fish tank in there. A lot of celebrites shop there and they have autographed pictures of each. It's one of a kind place and even during the height of the current reccession they still had a full staff there. There are so many people that work there that it boggles my mind.
post #63 of 3622
Soooooo tempted to pick one of these up after having such a great experience with our 70LE735 the past six months (would move it to the game room).

The only thing holding me back is the lure of those hazy/smoke-filled rumors regarding some sort of '90-inch 845+' model coming later in the year for Xmas.

Have we debunked and proven that rumor that rumor as false, so I can justify pulling the trigger on the 80" or is the threat of a 90-incher still alive?
post #64 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Mako88888 View Post

Soooooo tempted to pick one of these up after having such a great experience with our 70LE735 the past six months (would move it to the game room).

The only thing holding me back is the lure of those hazy/smoke-filled rumors regarding some sort of '90-inch 845+' model coming later in the year for Xmas.

Have we debunked and proven that rumor that rumor as false, so I can justify pulling the trigger on the 80" or is the threat of a 90-incher still alive?

Only rumors thus far with no substantiated info to even put it in the likely category...
post #65 of 3622
Well, 80" Elite seems to have a lot of traction .... The big magnolia downtown Chicago is giving it floors pace come September! But they cannot confirm it exists.... Just an "elite" the needs the size of 80"
post #66 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

that's what I'm using is a articulating mount as my 80" has to clear my fireplace mantel & at the same time be low enough that the display is not @ the ceiling .
I've seen an entertainment center that had doors that closed fully & when you opened the doors the Display was also on a articulating mount that the display was to be pulled out & then angled for the best viewing . It was a very high end set-up . But his wife didn't want the display dominating the room when it was not in use there for the reason for the doors & the mount .. Me ,I'm not that picky thou I do like a clean look . & the Sanus 228 fits that bill ..for me

Do you have any pics of your setup? And, where did you put your center speaker?

I'm planning on mounting the tv over my fireplace mantel too but I'm worried the tv will be to high for comfortable viewing.

If I mount the tv on it's stand on the fireplace mantel the top of the tv will be 6 inches below my 99 inch ceiling. My viewing distance is 11.5 feet.. does that sound like a bad idea?
post #67 of 3622
Thread Starter 
** EDIT this is a 632 80" *** EDIT !!!
I used a small table . The mount is a Sanus

http://www.jr.com/sanus-system/pe/SSY_XF228B1/

best price here

http://www.buy.com/prod/211552255.html

I got mine from J&R but it was $336 @ the time
go to the Sanus site & they have numerios videos of the mount in action

I place the very bottom edge of the wall mount plate right above the mantle = 2"
that mount will pull away 24" can radically angle & will tilt downs as well ..it's bullet proof=> Heavy duty as you can get
the 80" is 34" off the floor & about 28" from the ceiling @ a slight tilt that makes the screen effortless to watch
Hope that helps any other questions PM me no problemo !!
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post #68 of 3622
Thx for the pics! I now see what you did, aren't you afraid of burning up your center speaker when you have a fire?

Definitely the best tv viewing/audio experince though.
post #69 of 3622
I am really hoping this becomes a true owners thread soon....
post #70 of 3622
Thread Starter 
http://www.e-digital-electronics.com...l-p-73350.html

http://gdgt.com/sharp/aquos/quattron...0le844u/specs/

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=5336055023-20

http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Sha...V/2630886.aspx

http://www.frys.com/product/7003861?source=googleps


the 844 Beasts are showing up all over !
early adopters feeding frenzy !
I'm just Chumming the water here !
post #71 of 3622
Has it been confirmed that this model has the scanning backlight? This is a must for me and I would not buy a set without this feature.
post #72 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

** EDIT this is a 632 80" *** EDIT !!!
I used a small table . The mount is a Sanus

http://www.jr.com/sanus-system/pe/SSY_XF228B1/

best price here

http://www.buy.com/prod/211552255.html

I got mine from J&R but it was $336 @ the time
go to the Sanus site & they have numerios videos of the mount in action

I place the very bottom edge of the wall mount plate right above the mantle = 2"
that mount will pull away 24" can radically angle & will tilt downs as well ..it's bullet proof=> Heavy duty as you can get
the 80" is 34" off the floor & about 28" from the ceiling @ a slight tilt that makes the screen effortless to watch
Hope that helps any other questions PM me no problemo !!

You must be single, if I threw up an 80" on top and to the side of a fireplace and open large speaker with cable wires running in the open and media boxes on portable mobile cart the wife would slappy me with divorce papers.

Definitely a TV one needs to design the room around as it's so monstrous. Whats with ABT calling this 844 80" as being 480 Aquamotion? Is it doing what the LG's do with scanning or just another BS spec?

"Sharp AQUOS 80" LE844 Series LED Black Flat Panel HDTV - LC80LE844U/ Full Array LED, Quattron, 3D, AquoMotion 480, SmartCentral, WiFi Built-In/ ETA April 2012"
post #73 of 3622
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Originally Posted by westa6969 View Post

the wife would slappy me with divorce papers. [/i]

...clever...would she take the westa your gear
post #74 of 3622
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Originally Posted by topr View Post

...clever...would she take the westa your gear

lol..
post #75 of 3622
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by westa6969 View Post

You must be single, if I threw up an 80" on top and to the side of a fireplace and open large speaker with cable wires running in the open and media boxes on portable mobile cart the wife would slappy me with divorce papers.

Definitely a TV one needs to design the room around as it's so monstrous. Whats with ABT calling this 844 80" as being 480 Aquamotion? Is it doing what the LG's do with scanning or just another BS spec?

"Sharp AQUOS 80" LE844 Series LED Black Flat Panel HDTV - LC80LE844U/ Full Array LED, Quattron, 3D, AquoMotion 480, SmartCentral, WiFi Built-In/ ETA April 2012"

Nope I'm married , ,I had a custom entertainment center made of all Red Oak like my back wall when I had my Sharp 88UM 60 " but it was large & was too tall for the 80" (it woulda placed the 80" @ the ceiling) the idea now is just have the center below the 80" which hangs on a fully movable mount & have all the AV gear off to the corner on a stylish black glass AV type rack , the heights & wides up on the ceiling, the mains just under the heights & the dual cylinder subs near them . everything depended on how the display was gonna look on the wall 1st & then work out the other items slowly to get it right .I designed the entertain center 1st with the 60" the last time around & was not happy when the 60" went in last . This time ,I knew I would place the display 1st then design around the display .
That wires & rack is all temporary as is the small table , the speaks need their grills on as well , It was a get the beast on the wall 1st then figure out the equipment furniture needs later .The one constant was where the Beast was going ,the fireplace! Everything in the room is focused on that point . I'm working on the details for the rest as we speak , wire management is this weeks task .The wife puts up with my set-up , she's great ! as she understands it's not gonna look ghetto when I'm done ..
480 is a setting & that's where I feel that the panel in not quite a native 240 but software processed as seems to have 120,240,480Hz settings looking @ the manual
Yet to see a Sharp official spec sheet on the 844 ....
post #76 of 3622
Thanks fastslappy.

But, the vendors don't have the TV's yet. Still in a Pre-Order stage.

Getting close I imagine.
post #77 of 3622
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jsprague View Post

Thx for the pics! I now see what you did, aren't you afraid of burning up your center speaker when you have a fire?

Definitely the best TV viewing/audio experience though.

That's is 1st & for most around La CasaSlappy ,The Room Design must take 2nd seat to the actual function of the Display & Audio gear to the fullest ,optimal Visual & Audio impact is the highest priority .
post #78 of 3622
http://www.buybestdisplays.com/Sharp/SharpConsumer.aspx lists the 844 for $4699 nut I don't think I would order from them. They are formerly BestBuyPlasma.com/Clarity Technologies and have disgruntled customers...
post #79 of 3622
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Warpster View Post

http://www.buybestdisplays.com/Sharp/SharpConsumer.aspx lists the 844 for $4699 nut I don't think I would order from them. They are formerly BestBuyPlasma.com/Clarity Technologies and have disgruntled customers...

I agree smells like a tuna boat ... one star ratings Vs 5 star ratings
not a good sign...
the only 5 star then one star variance would make me suspect that the 5 star ratings are a flood of employees & family trying to boost the rating up .. buyer beware !
post #80 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post


I agree smells like a tuna boat ... one star ratings Vs 5 star ratings
not a good sign...
the only 5 star then one star variance would make me suspect that the 5 star ratings are a flood of employees & family trying to boost the rating up .. buyer beware !

Open window...shove money out if you deal with this company
post #81 of 3622
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Originally Posted by conan48 View Post

Has it been confirmed that this model has the scanning backlight? This is a must for me and I would not buy a set without this feature.

So hat does a "scanning backlight" do? I thougth the backlights were multiple zones that dimmed at the same intensity (vs "local dimming" where each of the 200-500 are controlled via software)?
post #82 of 3622
I'm pretty sure this is a native 240 panel.

Either way, Aquomotion is backlight strobing. It adds a blanking interval in the backlight to improve the apparent motion handling. This is in lieu of additional frame interpolation and can be quite effective. A number of mfrs. do something similar to turn 240s into even "960s".

That said, last year's Sharp Aquomotion 240 was barely detectable on their 120Hz panels. So perhaps this year's 480 will be more noticeable and perhaps better.
post #83 of 3622
First one with real first hand reports on this set at retail gets an apple.
post #84 of 3622
Thread Starter 
a review...................................

http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/...c80le844u.html
post #85 of 3622
Here's a manual/specs.

h**p://www.sharp.ca/en-CA/ForHome/HomeEntertainment/LCDTV/LCDTVs/LC80LE844U.aspx

Click on support/docs and right click to SAVE.
post #86 of 3622
Hey Guys,

Excuse my ignorance as I'm normally a plasma owner, but is a 9 series Sharp an "Elite".

Not that they are going to the UK, they still don't even have the 70incher yet, and even when it does get released I think it will be a 2011 model...your thoughts:

http://www.sharp.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/...tml/lcd-tv.htm

Thanks
post #87 of 3622
Thread Starter 
Elite is a completely different Display.........Made by Sharp but marketed as a separate branding ..........Is NOT a 945 !

& so far the 945 are either delayed or cancelled for 2012 as stated by everybody BUT Sharp L O L ....
this has been a bone of contention as of late !
Sharp is mum about the 945 to date ...........
post #88 of 3622
Thread Starter 
OH Shite .. the Spec lists the 844 And show the NEW Beast to as a edge lighted LED array ....... Ouch !!!

check out the official CA Sharp web site => http://www.sharp.ca/en-CA/ForHome/Ho...C80LE844U.aspx

PDF says different
http://files.sharp.ca/Downloads/ForH...c_Sheet_EN.pdf
post #89 of 3622
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

OH Shite .. the Spec lists the 844 And show the NEW Beast to as a edge lighted LED array ....... Ouch !!!

check out the official CA Sharp web site => http://www.sharp.ca/en-CA/ForHome/Ho...C80LE844U.aspx

The web site says:

KEY FEATURES

80" Class (80" Diagonal)
Full HD 1080p Resolution
AquoMotion 480
LED Full Array

Then the specifications page (which is obviously wrong), says "edge lit". I'd believe the Key Features page...

It's irrelevant anyway.

Either the display is uniform or not. It doesn't make an iota of difference how they get this only whether they get there.

It's lot a local-dimming set.
post #90 of 3622
Not much of an owner's thread.
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