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post #61 of 302
But the new models being developed this fall (2013 models) will go on sale May 2013...so if technically proven 945s have in fact been designed, they would be going on sale now. I don't see a late 2012 release in the cards....the 945s are a year away. Plus, Sharp has plenty of new models to sell for the remainder of 2012. So, what would you buy now? An 80" 844 full array for $5000 or an edge lit 70" 845(847) for a little over 1/2 that ($2899 at BB) ? Its hard to justify almost double the price. ( actually it is double the price when you consider that the extended warranty(necessity) on the 80" is about $600).

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post #62 of 302
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sharpkeeper View Post

But the new models being developed this fall (2013 models) will go on sale May 2013...so if technically proven 945s have in fact been designed, they would be going on sale now. I don't see a late 2012 release in the cards....the 945s are a year away. Plus, Sharp has plenty of new models to sell for the remainder of 2012. So, what would you buy now? An 80" 844 full array for $5000 or an edge lit 70" 845(847) for a little over 1/2 that ($2899 at BB) ? Its hard to justify almost double the price. ( actually it is double the price when you consider that the extended warranty(necessity) on the 80" is about $600).

the extended warranty is NOT $600 where did you get that info ??
Sharp Extended warranty is $219.oo for 4 years & 3 months ..
The 632 80" came out in September/October.....
The 844 sells for 4.5K or less if you shop around .. stop spreading FUD
post #63 of 302
well crap...havent checked this thread for a while, it seems that the 945 may actually go the way of duke nukem...10 years in the making
post #64 of 302
yep
post #65 of 302
All Full-array local dimming sets have been canceled.

Vizio 71" XVT3D710CM is rumored to be canceled.

So nothing this year. We are left with Sony XBR and Elite both from last year. Unless you want to go LG, which I refuse cause they don't make anything big enough.
post #66 of 302
hi OP,

could you drop "owners" word from thread header? please.
There are no such TV exists, so how anyone be a owner?
Yes, I'd like to be the owner of 945, but ... no such TV

thanks.
post #67 of 302
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Originally Posted by rx74ray View Post

All Full-array local dimming sets have been canceled.
Vizio 71" XVT3D710CM is rumored to be canceled.
So nothing this year. We are left with Sony XBR and Elite both from last year. Unless you want to go LG, which I refuse cause they don't make anything big enough.

Is there a link making this official? Earlier in the thread (3 weeks ago), someone mentioned they called Sharp and a representative said the 945 is still scheduled for release sometimes late this summer.
post #68 of 302
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Originally Posted by rx74ray View Post

All Full-array local dimming sets have been canceled.
Vizio 71" XVT3D710CM is rumored to be canceled.
So nothing this year. We are left with Sony XBR and Elite both from last year. Unless you want to go LG, which I refuse cause they don't make anything big enough.

I just called Sharp customer support this morning and she checked on the status of the 945 line. It has not been cancelled or postponed until next year. It will still be released later this summer.
post #69 of 302
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Originally Posted by mikek753 View Post

hi OP,
could you drop "owners" word from thread header? please.
There are no such TV exists, so how anyone be a owner?
Yes, I'd like to be the owner of 945, but ... no such TV
thanks.

Is it really that big of a deal?rolleyes.gif
post #70 of 302
Thread Starter 
There has been NO Official word from Sharp that this Display is cancelled in any way . Please refrain from posting information that can't be verified . The reason I ask this is there are persons who are waiting on this display & to post a un-proven claim that the display is cancelled might cause someone to buy another display & then be upset when this display is THEN released by Sharp.
How would you feel IF you had bought a display that was not what you really wanted because this thread has relayed bad information ???
post #71 of 302
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

There has been NO Official word from Sharp that this Display is cancelled in any way . Please refrain from posting information that can't be verified . The reason I ask this is there are persons who are waiting on this display & to post a un-proven claim that the display is cancelled might cause someone to buy another display & then be upset when this display is THEN released by Sharp.
How would you feel IF you had bought a display that was not what you really wanted because this thread has relayed bad information ???

Exactly. It seems at least some of this misinformation is coming from the online sellers who want you to buy the Elite from
them now and not wait for the 945. As i said earlier I already called Sharp and it is still scheduled for summer release.
post #72 of 302
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How would you feel IF you had bought a display that was not what you really wanted because this thread has relayed bad information ???

About the the same way I would feel entering an owners thread hoping to get owners feedback only to find out the display doesn't even exist yet.
post #73 of 302
FWIW, a friend of mine wanted some advice about getting a 60" LCD with Full Array LED backlighting and I thought about the 60LE945U which I think might be perfect for his needs. I fired off an email to Sharp Canada yesterday asking if there are any 60" full array sets available and here's a copy/paste of the email I got back this AM:



Hello,
We are happy to help. The 945 series, which will be released later this summer, will have full array back lighting, and a 60" unit in the lineup. Please contact us or sharp.ca occasionally for any future updates on this series.

We appreciate the opportunity to provide you with this information. If you need additional information please include all information from prior e-mail messages and replies.


--Rep's name deleted--
Customer Care Specialist
Customer Care Centre
Sharp Electronics Of Canada Ltd.


Just my opinion, but I think this late in the game (we're almost in July) there should be a definitive go-ahead or cancel plans by now. I think it's safe to assume at this stage that this set will indeed be available later this summer.
post #74 of 302
Were they planning at 80" also? Damn, been really wanting an 80" Elite or "945".....
post #75 of 302
Forget the 80'' go rite to the 90'' .......its only $11000.00 full array...with that one i won't even need my spectacles...its on sharp's websight
post #76 of 302
Man, I hope this is true because I was about to pull the trigger on the 847, but I'd gladly wait for the 945. I owned the 929 from Sony, but disliked the limited number of dimming zones it had as it impacted the picture quite noticeably.
post #77 of 302
this is indeed great news biggrin.gif

i think im going to buy a LC60LE635E for the living room... and then when the LC60LE945E comes out replace it!
the LC60LE635E is enough for my bedroom ^^
post #78 of 302
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Originally Posted by vaxick View Post

Man, I hope this is true because I was about to pull the trigger on the 847, but I'd gladly wait for the 945. I owned the 929 from Sony, but disliked the limited number of dimming zones it had as it impacted the picture quite noticeably.

This surprises me. I thought I had read the Elite and the Sony 929 were very close in quality with the edge going to the elite.
post #79 of 302
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This surprises me. I thought I had read the Elite and the Sony 929 were very close in quality with the edge going to the elite.

The Elite has no real issues with blooming where as the 929 has a fair amount of issues with blooming. It's a beautiful picture, don't get me wrong, but the blooming can get pretty nasty at times. Blooming was not my reason for even returning it actually. Both of the sets I used flashlighting on the bottom left and right corners. It was quite distracting as it never vanished no matter the room lighting conditions. Seemed a bit strange given I wouldn't expect those issues on a local dimming set.
post #80 of 302
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Originally Posted by vaxick View Post

The Elite has no real issues with blooming where as the 929 has a fair amount of issues with blooming. It's a beautiful picture, don't get me wrong, but the blooming can get pretty nasty at times. Blooming was not my reason for even returning it actually. Both of the sets I used flashlighting on the bottom left and right corners. It was quite distracting as it never vanished no matter the room lighting conditions. Seemed a bit strange given I wouldn't expect those issues on a local dimming set.
I have an 55 LG LV9500 nano with 2200 led's and 280 zones and it has no blooming. I can't understand why LG did away with the nano! That is when I heard of the 945 and thought I take a look at it! I have the frist local dimming Samsung 81f, but samsung dosn't have any local dimming lcd's.(full backlight)
post #81 of 302
would you provide number of LED zones in 929 and in Elite?
I can't find reliable info for this mater.
Sales told me 929 has double zones of 909 that has 92.
I'm not even sure about 92 zones number.

thanks.
post #82 of 302
It's possibly the 945 is cutting down on cost by reducing the number of dimming zones.
post #83 of 302
We should know by the end of this summer when the 945 series become available.
post #84 of 302
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Originally Posted by mike50 View Post

We should know by the end of this summer when the 945 series become available.

Hopefully long before that since they still are maintaining a summer release.
post #85 of 302
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Originally Posted by kdog750 View Post

Hopefully long before that since they still are maintaining a summer release.

No kidding, I really need to know soon if this is really becoming a reality or if I should just buy a TV now because I need a new one.
post #86 of 302
I have no official word on the cancellation. It was rumored. This is usually how they cut off a new model. They just go quiet. It is a shame how they show off in CES to gain some publicity for their brand name, and then they even fail to inform fans of their plans (Vizio specially). I have contacted sharp directly by phone and twitter, and all they have said is, "we have no information at the time". CNET has also removed the 945 from their 2012 HDTV chart.

On the other hand, "I have not tried to check with sharp in the past month since I gave up", but I am glad to hear some good news. Because if this model is coming out, I will be all over it.

Thanks all for keeping us up-to-date.
post #87 of 302
I pinged sharp support today and receive this reply within 1 hour (very speedy):
Dear Jeff,
We are happy to help. I apologize, but the only release information we have for 945 is "Summer 2012". Here are some of the specifications of the unit.

240Hz / Quattron 4-color / 3D / Quad Pixel Plus 2 / Full Array Backlit / Local Dimming panels. Built in Wifi and Full Smart Central UI, Web browser
and global apps search.
...
Jeffrey Moore
Customer Assistance Center

so I don't think it's cancelled. But I'm left wondering, aren't we in summer 2012 now?
Best,
jeff
post #88 of 302
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Originally Posted by rx74ray View Post

I have no official word on the cancellation. It was rumored. This is usually how they cut off a new model. They just go quiet. It is a shame how they show off in CES to gain some publicity for their brand name, and then they even fail to inform fans of their plans (Vizio specially). I have contacted sharp directly by phone and twitter, and all they have said is, "we have no information at the time". CNET has also removed the 945 from their 2012 HDTV chart.
On the other hand, "I have not tried to check with sharp in the past month since I gave up", but I am glad to hear some good news. Because if this model is coming out, I will be all over it.
Thanks all for keeping us up-to-date.

they must have decided to push ahead with the model causei called a few days ago and its now scheduled for a summer release. its strictly a guess but there might have been some concern that the 945 would cannabilize elite sales.
post #89 of 302
Another thing to consider is they would definitely want people to know if they planned on delaying or cancelling the 945 series. I'm sure there are quite a number of people on this forum alone who are passing on the Elite to wait for the 945. If they made an official announcement that it was canceled that would push a number of us to go ahead with the Elite.
post #90 of 302
Personally, the elite is not an option for me. I could afford it, but refuse to pay that much money for a tv. I'd pay 50% more than the 845, but not 2.5 times.
the 945, if it delivers will be an awesome tv, hopefully improving the dark screen uniformity. this is really my only complaint with the set (there is/are motion artifacts like juddering, but I solved that by letting my onkyo 609 upconvert/de-interlace cable to 1080p. I just started my 90 day return window with the 70C8470U. Let's hope it makes it out before the end of september.

Best,
jeff
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