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post #211 of 318
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Originally Posted by myoda View Post

Denon 1611
Did you enable ARC on the TV and your receiver? HDMI control needs to be on for your Denon to enable ARC.

Yep - could never get sound to come on from the TV...

I clicked the option button on the TV remote and there is a setting to select which sound source but it never worked.
post #212 of 318
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Originally Posted by Michael Henry View Post

Yep - could never get sound to come on from the TV...
I clicked the option button on the TV remote and there is a setting to select which sound source but it never worked.
Hi Michael:
Aquos Link needs to be set up on your TV to enable the audio return channel. It is under System Options on your 745. See page 56 of your owner's manual:

http://www.sharpusa.com/CustomerSupport/ProductDownloads.aspx?model=LC-70LE745U

What’s AQUOS LINK?
• Using the HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) protocol, with AQUOS LINK you can interactively operate
compatible system equipment (Blu-ray disc equipment, AV amplifi er, DVD).
• By connecting AQUOS LINK-compatible devices with HDMI-certifi ed cables to the TV, you can control a
recorder or AV amplifi er using the remote control of the TV.
• AQUOS LINK allows you to operate the HDMI-connected equipment with one remote control.

Audio Return Channel
This function allows you to listen to the TV audio via
audio equipment without using an optical fiber cable,
which conventionally is required.
Requirements for using an ARC-compatible AV
amplifier:
• ARC-compatible AV amplifi er connected to the ARCcompatible
HDMI terminal (HDMI 1).
(Refer to the operation manual of the ARC-compatible
equipment for details.)
• Use of an ARC-compatible cable.
Auto: You can listen to the TV audio with ARCcompatible
audio equipment.
Off: This function does not work.
Edited by myoda - 10/30/12 at 5:20pm
post #213 of 318
Just a quick repeat here...

I have setup ARC on the TV (enabled Aquos Link). I have setup ARC on my Denon receiver (turned HDMI control ON). I cannot get sound from the TV on the receiver.

I have selected the option button and changed the source back and forth from the TV speakers (which does work) but I can't get audio "returned" from the TV through my receiver - only through my TV speakers.
post #214 of 318
are you sure you're using the display's HDMI 1 input? if the Denon AVR is capable of ARC (which you say you've turned it on so it must be), then it should work. Is it the cable you're using?
Best,
jeff
post #215 of 318
Thats correct. You have to go into settings and turn the HDMI on. I recall mine were off.
post #216 of 318
Do you have a contact number for your Sharp Rep? I can't get anyone to help me with a failed software update. He/She sounds like they provided you some great customer service and I would like to at the least get a hold of someone who cares.

Thanks for anything you can do.
post #217 of 318
Do you have a contact number for your Sharp Rep? I can't get anyone to help me with a failed software update. He/She sounds like they provided you some great customer service and I would like to at the least get a hold of someone who cares.

Thanks for anything you can do.
post #218 of 318
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Originally Posted by vinhsynd View Post

I'm looking pretty intently at the 60" version of this TV.
However, one of the wife's requirements for a new television purchase is that it has Pandora on it.
I visited the local best buy hoping to check out the available smart applications however this best buy did not have a functional internet connection and I could not see the available VUDU applications.
I'm interested in knowing if Pandora is one of the smart TV applications available for this set. I've heard conflicting reports from CNET and other sites.

I know this is an old question but in case anyone still cares a recent software update to this TV added pandora and a bunch of other apps.
post #219 of 318
Yes it's found on the music tab with the recent update. Enjoy! Dan
post #220 of 318
Hi All,

I just hooked up my LC-70LE745U a few days ago and getting to know it. I bought it through Amazon. So far, I love the 2D picture....nice upgrade to my Sony 60 inch SXRD. I had a question though I was hoping somebody could help me out. I just purchased Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D as was hoping for a nice 3D experience but really felt let down.

First of all, I use my PS3 and connect directly to the TV for Blu-ray 3D. I am also using the brand " 3 Active" 3D glasses for viewing. Pretty much what I see is awful shadowing of the 3D images. I search online for a solution and tried editing settings but it just seem to be sub-par no matter what. Also, now here is the kicker...the "3D Test" in the menu shows up with tremendous blurring (ghosting?) on pretty much the top two rows of balls....i know they are not really rows but how else to explain. So basically I see the blur on the top 1/2 of the screen.

Is what I am experiencing normal? Do you believe it is the 3D glasses which are to blame? Should I just get the Sharp glasses?

I bought the TV from Amazon and contemplating sending it back if this is what truly the 3D will be like on the TV. Please, any info regarding setup, tips, etc would be helpful.


Thanks,
Ryan
post #221 of 318
Are you sitting too close to the TV? You could try adjusting the depth of the 3D.
I have no problem with the standard settings, though I've corrected the white and color balance.
I had tried getting more light into the mid-tones, but that produced artifacts. The picture needs to be high-conrast...
post #222 of 318
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Originally Posted by Ryan Korpiel View Post

Hi All,
I just hooked up my LC-70LE745U a few days ago and getting to know it. I bought it through Amazon. So far, I love the 2D picture....nice upgrade to my Sony 60 inch SXRD. I had a question though I was hoping somebody could help me out. I just purchased Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D as was hoping for a nice 3D experience but really felt let down.
First of all, I use my PS3 and connect directly to the TV for Blu-ray 3D. I am also using the brand " 3 Active" 3D glasses for viewing. Pretty much what I see is awful shadowing of the 3D images. I search online for a solution and tried editing settings but it just seem to be sub-par no matter what. Also, now here is the kicker...the "3D Test" in the menu shows up with tremendous blurring (ghosting?) on pretty much the top two rows of balls....i know they are not really rows but how else to explain. So basically I see the blur on the top 1/2 of the screen.
Is what I am experiencing normal? Do you believe it is the 3D glasses which are to blame? Should I just get the Sharp glasses?
I bought the TV from Amazon and contemplating sending it back if this is what truly the 3D will be like on the TV. Please, any info regarding setup, tips, etc would be helpful.
Thanks,
Ryan

I'd try a pair of the Sharp glasses. Best Buy or Sears usually has them in stock at about the same price point as the 3 Active glasses.
post #223 of 318
Checked out another one of these at another Fry's that has their TVs in a much darker space, as they all should be. Saw that it doesn't cut out the backlight during black screens completely, just dims it down a bit. I turned it to a digital TV station but no antenna was hooked up, so a message came up saying "Failed to receive broadcast" and after a second the backlight dimmed down with the text staying onscreen and still visible. I also watched the beginning of "Escape From New York" which was one movie where the smart-dimming effect on my Vizio really annoyed me, and it looked OK. It at least wasn't so quick to cut the backlight as the Vizio was. I also found that turning the backlight close to all the way down, then turning the brightness up, made the effect much less annoying. I'd still rather it not do this at all, but I might be persuaded to still get one of these, at least if I can return it within a week or so.luojie
post #224 of 318
Thanks for the quick response. I tried everything with the settings. Also, I am about 14 feet away from the TV. I even tried sitting closer...no dice. Should I have blurry balls on the 3D setup screen? I will try and pick up a pair of Sharp glasses at Sears and try it. These 3 Active Glasses may be going back if that is the case.

What type of 3D glasses do you all use?
post #225 of 318
Just got the Sharp model for Best Buy for $49.99 (Sears wanted $79.99)...worked like a charm. It was the glasses.

All good!
post #226 of 318
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Originally Posted by Ryan Korpiel View Post

Just got the Sharp model for Best Buy for $49.99 (Sears wanted $79.99)...worked like a charm. It was the glasses.
All good!

That's good news. I'm using the an-3dg20-el glasses from Sharp. How is the ghosting and crosstalk? Should be gone with the new glasses.
post #227 of 318
What does everyone recommend for the best 3d settings?

Sorry wrong thread
Edited by braves711 - 12/26/12 at 6:28pm
post #228 of 318
It looks pretty good. I didn't notice it much but I guess it also depends on the settings. I am actually going to the whole movie (Ice age) with the family this weekend. i will let you know....I haven't watched enough to form an opinion. I know one thing, those 3Active glasses worked horribly even though they said they were compatible.

I also ordered that iMax under the sea 3D movie.....we will see how it turns out.

The only other problem I have is that the IR from the TV to sync with the TV (during 3D) overwhelms my IR repeater. I have all my AV equipment in the room behind the TV. The repeater sensor is actually behind the TV but the blast is so powerful and constant that it will not let another signal through. You have to press a button multiple times before it actually works. Anyone have any comments on this?
post #229 of 318
Good evening,

I purchased a 60LE745U and am having trouble with the volume from my Verizon FIOS multi room DVR. I have a bunch of stuff hooked up via HDMI (ps3, roku, DVD) and all of them I can watch comfortably at volume level 15. With my box, I have to set it to 35 and I can't even really crank it up. I have the Verizon box setup fine (vol maxed and fixed), I know what I'm doing and have them working fine in other rooms. I even took boxes from other rooms and plugged them in and STILL volume issues so its not the Verizon box. I've tried swapping HDMI inputs and cables, still nothing.

I am truly boggled by this...anyone have any similar issues?

Also, I cannot connect to my home wireless network (WPA). It sees the SSID, and when I enter the password it fails. All other wireless devices I have by my TV work fine.

Any help would be awesome! Thanks!

To clarify, the Tvs in the other rooms are NOT this model.
post #230 of 318
I've had my 70in 745u for about a week now and thought I would share my thoughts.......I purchased the Sharp after returning a Vizio E701

--Uniformity is decent, although there is some clouding and flashlightiing (see pic) that is only noticeable during a mostly black screen.
--Contrast is great on this TV - picture has more depth than the Vizio
--Colors out of the box were better on the Vizio and easier to adjust - but I think I've got the Sharp dialed in pretty good now
--I love the looks of the Sharp - it is thinner than the Vizio and the metal frame is very nice looking
--The only negative I can see is the flashlighting/clouding, although I think this is basically inherent with a large screen edge lit LED TV -- for the most part it is not noticieable unless your are really looking for it, but it can be a bit distracting on an all black screen like movie credits.

Overall, I would rate the TV an 8.5 out of 10


post #231 of 318
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Originally Posted by RunWhittyRun View Post

I've had my 70in 745u for about a week now and thought I would share my thoughts.......I purchased the Sharp after returning a Vizio E701
--Uniformity is decent, although there is some clouding and flashlightiing (see pic) that is only noticeable during a mostly black screen.
--Contrast is great on this TV - picture has more depth than the Vizio
--Colors out of the box were better on the Vizio and easier to adjust - but I think I've got the Sharp dialed in pretty good now
--I love the looks of the Sharp - it is thinner than the Vizio and the metal frame is very nice looking
--The only negative I can see is the flashlighting/clouding, although I think this is basically inherent with a large screen edge lit LED TV -- for the most part it is not noticieable unless your are really looking for it, but it can be a bit distracting on an all black screen like movie credits.
Overall, I would rate the TV an 8.5 out of 10

What kind of tv stand is that and where did you get it and how much was it?
post #232 of 318
It's actually a custom built entertainment console in my basement.
post #233 of 318
i've had this set for a coupla months now and have only one problem...

occasionally i get kind of a "stop action" or hesitation effect...kinda like flipping thru drawings to get a motion picture

i have "motion enhancement" at 120hz high

anyone experience this...?
post #234 of 318
Re: LC-60LE745U
Anybody try a USB-based keyboard such as the Logitech K400 with this TV? Would certainly make the browser function more efficient to use...
post #235 of 318
Well about 2 weeks ago, I finally got my 745 calibrated by the independent shop I bought the display from.

The initial calibration was not pleasant to my eye as the contrast was extreme and skin tones were too red.
Calibrator said that "while the calibration is done to spec, it needs to look good to the viewer to be successful" so he 'tweaked' it a little to where we both thought it looked right.

Settings in USER MODE as follows:

Backlight -5
Contrast +32
Brightness -16
Color +4
Tint -1
Sharpness +1

Advanced
Hue
R +9
Y +2
G -19
C -11
B 0
M +16

Saturation
R 0
Y -6
G -14
C +30
B 0
M 0

Value
R -2
Y -2
G +20
C -30
B +10
M -13

Color Temp Middle

Gain LO
R +27
G +14
B -30
Gain HI
R +30
G +16
B -27

Motion OFF
Active Contrast OFF
Gamma -2
Film Mode OFF
DNR OFF

The PQ is considerably better than before.
He only adjusted the USER mode, so I am still tweaking the MOVIE and GAME modes to get what I want.
I am not displeased with the results, but I feel a thorough calibration would have included STANDARD, MOVIE and GAME modes as well. He was there less than 1½ hours, but the fee was only $100 with the display purchase.

Besides BD movies, I use it a lot for DTV watching. It is a little annoying to have to switch modes (depending on content) to enjoy the presentation. I have motion turned off as any scenes that pan from side to side can be unwatchable.
I still consider the 70" 745 to be a great deal for the price but it is a compromise to deal with the judder at times.
post #236 of 318
Thanks, I've been searching all over for some calibration numbers and appreciate you posting yours. I have mine set on game mode for all viewing at this time with the setting listed below and I feel it looks pretty darn good with low level lighting...



1/23/2013

AV MODE Game
OPC Off
Backlight -3
Contrast 17
Brightness -4
Color -3
Tint 0
Sharpness 7

Advanced sub-menu

C.M.S. -Hue untouched 0

C.M.S. -Saturation untouched 0

C.M.S. -Value untouched 0

Color Temp mid-low

[10 Point Setting on/off]

R Gain (LO): 0
G Gain (LO): 0
B Gain (LO): 0
R Gain (HI): 0
G Gain (HI): 0
B Gain (HI): 0

[10 Point Settings: No adjustment]

Motion Enhancement: 120Hz High off
Active Contrast: off
Gamma Adjustment: -2
Black Level: [grayed out]
Film Mode: Off
Digital Noise Reduction: middle
Monochrome: off
Range of OPC: [any]


Notes: I tried tweaking some with WOW disc and ended up putting back to these numbers because I felt it looked better on DTV and Blue-Ray....
post #237 of 318
My settings for all-around great pic on satellite, BluRay, daylight or dark:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1444684/sharp-lc-70le845u-calibration-including-3d
post #238 of 318
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Originally Posted by boredwild View Post

Re: LC-60LE745U
Anybody try a USB-based keyboard such as the Logitech K400 with this TV? Would certainly make the browser function more efficient to use...

No one even TRY a wireless keyboard with this TV? What about a wired one?
post #239 of 318
My wife and I own the Costco 70" version of this set. I'm pretty satisfied with the set's audio, except the bass. What I'd like to do is add a Mirage 8 or 10" powered sub, but I see in the Sharp owner's manual that the audio output from the TV is either "fixed", which would reaquire manual adjustment on the sub's output volume whenever the TV speaker-volume is changed, or "variable", in which case the TV's speakers are muted and the sub would be completely on its own.

I'd really rather not go the external soundbar or complete audio system route. Again, for TV and the occasional movie, the TV's built-in audio system is adequate, other than the bass.

So, to those who have been able to enter the service menu, is there any customizable option in there that allows the use the TV's speakers with the analog audio output set to "variable"?

Thanks.
post #240 of 318
I've used a USB keyboard with my TV- works for the browser and Netflix.
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