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post #1471 of 2660
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Originally Posted by bmwpc View Post

Kissfn, I tried and this is what happened to me. pressed the "stb" button on the remote and box came on as normal ande the TV had a picture.
"OK" button only made the info screen along bottom pop up with program info and "options" oval in right corner for about 5 seconds.
If I selected "setting" before of after it disappeared, it still took me to the regular "Setting" menu.
I found no selection entitled "Additional hdmi Settings." I also looked in all the listed categories particularly what I thought to be the obvious, "Audio", "Set Top Box", "Video Settings."
Any other suggestions.
I might add that I think I had an update downloaded yesterday but I am going to have to check the board to see how to tell if that happened. Thanks again and if you can help me more I would appreciate it as I would rather just use an HDMI.

Sorry I should have been more specific. The stb and tv should be on before you try the remote button sequence.
post #1472 of 2660
Well I went ahead and hooked up an HDMI as a wtf and guess what, no sound problems....so far.
So...maybe at least with the Verizon Fios box and .....it did fix the sound conflict
So do two maybes fix a FIOS?
post #1473 of 2660
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Originally Posted by VivaVegas View Post

I have been looking for an answer to a problem with the sharp 60" 8470U model TV. The TV does random reboots for no known reason or cause...no messages or notifications as to why the set is rebooting. The reboot process takes 5-10 seconds (complete shutdown, pause, then reboot) and can happen at any time. Is this set/model defective? Has anyone experienced this issue and resolved the problem? Sprint is no help.
I have gone through all menu items and disabled anything that would "reboot" the set (i.e. lost connection, etc...). Still no luck in diagnosing the cause or finding a solution. Sharp advised they have not seen any issues with this model. I have replaced hdmi cables and checked all connections...did a reset that didn't seem to do anything...
Help!

They replaced my main board twice for this issue and each one had a different new problem. They swapped it out for another set which so far has not had any problems and has way less clouding than my previous one
post #1474 of 2660
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Originally Posted by VivaVegas View Post

I have been looking for an answer to a problem with the sharp 60" 8470U model TV. The TV does random reboots for no known reason or cause...no messages or notifications as to why the set is rebooting. The reboot process takes 5-10 seconds (complete shutdown, pause, then reboot) and can happen at any time. Is this set/model defective? Has anyone experienced this issue and resolved the problem? Sprint is no help.
I have gone through all menu items and disabled anything that would "reboot" the set (i.e. lost connection, etc...). Still no luck in diagnosing the cause or finding a solution. Sharp advised they have not seen any issues with this model. I have replaced hdmi cables and checked all connections...did a reset that didn't seem to do anything...
Help!

I have the 70LE847, and now and again the screen goes black and no sound. I asume it's the reboot you're experiencing. I have had the set since May, and only recently has this started. It seems to be associated with heavy action scenes. when it switches 29/59 I believe. But I am using 7MC (CableCard) when this happens not a direct cable/Sat. source. I have been thinking of calling service, now I guess I should. And I have Chad comming in less then 2 weeks,
post #1475 of 2660
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Originally Posted by flirtypup View Post

i HAVE REALLY LIKED ALL 4 OF MY 847S. But It seems they only last . 3 mths.if SHARP replaces this one. It will be number 5. They have been really good with service so far.

What kind of issues were you having that Sharp has replaced 4 units?
post #1476 of 2660
The latest update seems to make the TV boot faster.
I was on the phone to Aquos Advantage about a browser flash player issue and he had me unplug the set.
When I plugged it back in and fired it up, it came back much faster than it ever did before.
The tech gave a generic answer when I commented on it -- yeah, we're constantly improving everything, blah, blah.
But it might also have fixed the unexpected shutoff bug. I haven't had the issue since the last update and unplugging then...
post #1477 of 2660
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Originally Posted by johnfull View Post

The latest update seems to make the TV boot faster.
I was on the phone to Aquos Advantage about a browser flash player issue and he had me unplug the set.
When I plugged it back in and fired it up, it came back much faster than it ever did before.
The tech gave a generic answer when I commented on it -- yeah, we're constantly improving everything, blah, blah.
But it might also have fixed the unexpected shutoff bug. I haven't had the issue since the last update and unplugging then...

So is flash player supposed to work with the browser or not?
post #1478 of 2660
Not the browser per se, but only with certain applications, like the YouTube or Hulu apps.
That was the word from an uncertain tech, who put me on hold a few times getting advice.
The browser does not have native flash ability, according the him/them.
If anyone else gets something more definitive, let us know.
Info seems to be a luck of the dice situation...
post #1479 of 2660
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Originally Posted by johnfull View Post

Not the browser per se, but only with certain applications, like the YouTube or Hulu apps.
That was the word from an uncertain tech, who put me on hold a few times getting advice.
The browser does not have native flash ability, according the him/them.
If anyone else gets something more definitive, let us know.
Info seems to be a luck of the dice situation...

Bummer, a browser without flash is very lame, Sharp dropped the ball. My friggin phone supports flash!
post #1480 of 2660
I jokingly asked the tech if they are using Apple to build the browser since Steve Jobs had a feud with Adobe over flash processor usage...
post #1481 of 2660
Good one!
post #1482 of 2660
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Originally Posted by kissfn View Post

Bummer, a browser without flash is very lame, Sharp dropped the ball. My friggin phone supports flash!

Complaining that the TV doesn't have flash is kind of like complaining it doesn't have a VHS player. Flash is out of date and is not supported by Adobe in mobile devices anymore. i.e. it won't even be in future phones. Maybe two years ago, you would have a good flash argument, but now that flash ship has sailed.

All of these smart TV features and apps will be out of date and largely useless in a year, so I'd prefer that Sharp and others would just not even put them in the TVs to begin with. When you are looking at a TV lifetime of 5-10 years or more, features that are only going to work well for 1-2 years at best are a complete waste. And I've yet to see any of these smart TV apps work well to begin with.

You are going to be better off getting a Tivo, Roku, Apple TV, or other set top device that can actually be swapped out or upgraded in the future for little cost rather than complaining about the long list of faults with Sharp's and other TV manufacturers smart TV features.
post #1483 of 2660
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Originally Posted by dahacker View Post

Complaining that the TV doesn't have flash is kind of like complaining it doesn't have a VHS player. Flash is out of date and is not supported by Adobe in mobile devices anymore. i.e. it won't even be in future phones. Maybe two years ago, you would have a good flash argument, but now that flash ship has sailed.
All of these smart TV features and apps will be out of date and largely useless in a year, so I'd prefer that Sharp and others would just not even put them in the TVs to begin with. When you are looking at a TV lifetime of 5-10 years or more, features that are only going to work well for 1-2 years at best are a complete waste. And I've yet to see any of these smart TV apps work well to begin with.
You are going to be better off getting a Tivo, Roku, Apple TV, or other set top device that can actually be swapped out or upgraded in the future for little cost rather than complaining about the long list of faults with Sharp's and other TV manufacturers smart TV features.

TODAY my Samsung Galaxy S3 supports Flash. Today IE9 supports Flash. IF Sharp puts a browser on their "Smart" TV today, it should support Flash.
post #1484 of 2660
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Originally Posted by skybolt View Post

I have the 70LE847, and now and again the screen goes black and no sound. I asume it's the reboot you're experiencing. I have had the set since May, and only recently has this started. It seems to be associated with heavy action scenes. when it switches 29/59 I believe. But I am using 7MC (CableCard) when this happens not a direct cable/Sat. source. I have been thinking of calling service, now I guess I should. And I have Chad comming in less then 2 weeks,

I have experienced this "reboot" issue when watching sports and regular TV (all formats). My problem is not just black screen, the TV actually turns completely off (sharp lighted logo goes off) and then starts back up. No audio or video to the TV during this 5-10 second reboot. But if using external speakers not going through the TV the sound stays on, so no lost signal or feed. This is solely the TV rebooting at random times for no reason.

Calling for service did not do much. They have you reset TV to factory settings, do some basic diagnostics, and then they throw there hands in the air proclaiming they have never seen this before...but I have seen on the two I have tried so far. Then they advised having a repair guy come to work on the new TV. I don't like the idea of possibly refurbished/old parts being put in a new TV that would probably shorten the lifespan of the set.

Sharp may lose me as a customer due to this defective model and poor customer service.
post #1485 of 2660
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Originally Posted by brahby View Post

They replaced my main board twice for this issue and each one had a different new problem. They swapped it out for another set which so far has not had any problems and has way less clouding than my previous one

Did you talk to the tech when he switched out the board? Did he tell you what was defective? Seems odd that each board had issues (no Quality check for components going out into field). This makes any repair offered by Sprint almost worthless.

I have returned and swapped out the TV once already, and the second one is experiencing the same reboot problem. So I now believe the defect to be in this entire product line (Sharp LC-60C8470U). Failure rates in electronics should be very low and not seen very often, so two TV's in a row to have the same problem points to a defect in the model itself (my opinion).
post #1486 of 2660
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Originally Posted by kissfn View Post

TODAY my Samsung Galaxy S3 supports Flash. Today IE9 supports Flash. IF Sharp puts a browser on their "Smart" TV today, it should support Flash.

It is not Sharp's fault, Adobe abandoned Flash for smartphones, tablets, Blu-ray players and Smart TVs. It is simply not going to be in any of these products from now and into the future. SEE VHS.
post #1487 of 2660
I tried using the youtube app for the first time on my 70L847 to play the original PSY gangnam style video and it played for about 5 seconds then it stalled. Then it would play a second then stall, etc, etc. which is typical for what I might see on a pc when i was getting a slow download. However I know I am getting a true 20 mps on my Verizon FIOS so what I should expect using the Sharp youtube app at this speed on Verizon. This is the "base" speed I think Verizon offers on FIOS. I haven't tried hooking my laptop up to the TV yet but I will be pissed if this is what I get also.
post #1488 of 2660
Hi Guys, I picked this TV LC-70LE847U up few weeks ago and I'm wondering if anyone purchase the extended warranty from Sharp. The reason I'm looking into the extended warranty because I read some units have few issues. On Sharp website, they have 1 or 3 years extended. I'm thinking about the 3 years extended warranty for $180. What do you guys think? Thanks in advance.
post #1489 of 2660
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Originally Posted by bmwpc View Post

I tried using the youtube app for the first time on my 70L847 to play the original PSY gangnam style video and it played for about 5 seconds then it stalled. Then it would play a second then stall, etc, etc. which is typical for what I might see on a pc when i was getting a slow download. However I know I am getting a true 20 mps on my Verizon FIOS so what I should expect using the Sharp youtube app at this speed on Verizon. This is the "base" speed I think Verizon offers on FIOS. I haven't tried hooking my laptop up to the TV yet but I will be pissed if this is what I get also.


I use my FIOS wireless router to watch HDTV from Netflix and I've had no problems with buffering or stalling.
Are you sure your TV is getting a good signal from your router? Aquos Advantage helped me set mine up and it's been great.
Not sure if gangnam video eats up more bandwitch than HDTV...
post #1490 of 2660
John, just tried it again and it ran fine. I have no idea what was different other than time of day 11:30 am vs 7pm but I don't think that should be it. We will see. Any way Psy never looked "better" and my two grand kids (12 and 7) who made their own video will know get to see him almost life size!!
post #1491 of 2660
I am requesting a recommendation from any of you 60, 70 or 80 " Aquos 847 owners out there. As a one week owner, I'm still working on my picture and sound settings as well as figuring out all my buttons. I just got the best email on what are supposed tobe the best 3d videos to watch on TV.

Well I've never watched a 3d in a Theater befor let alone a TV so this will be new for me. Needless to say, I don't have a 3d DVDplayer and I assume my bootleg torrent arent 3D so......... which of the download rental sources ( Sharp APPs) have any of you used for 3D. Netflix? VUDU? I assume we have to use the Apps unless I hook up another device. Or some other. I'd like to try one before my grand kids come next week so I canimpress them with the the big black Clark Kent glasses.

At least for now, I'd like to do it the easiest way which I assume is using the Sharp apps, ie Netflix, VUDU


Please can some one offer a suggestion or two... Thanks
post #1492 of 2660
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Originally Posted by bmwpc View Post

I am requesting a recommendation from any of you 60, 70 or 80 " Aquos 847 owners out there. As a one week owner, I'm still working on my picture and sound settings as well as figuring out all my buttons. I just got the best email on what are supposed tobe the best 3d videos to watch on TV.
Well I've never watched a 3d in a Theater befor let alone a TV so this will be new for me. Needless to say, I don't have a 3d DVDplayer and I assume my bootleg torrent arent 3D so......... which of the download rental sources ( Sharp APPs) have any of you used for 3D. Netflix? VUDU? I assume we have to use the Apps unless I hook up another device. Or some other. I'd like to try one before my grand kids come next week so I canimpress them with the the big black Clark Kent glasses.
At least for now, I'd like to do it the easiest way which I assume is using the Sharp apps, ie Netflix, VUDU
Please can some one offer a suggestion or two... Thanks

No 3D on Netflix or Vudu yet that I could find. I buy my 3D movies.
post #1493 of 2660
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Originally Posted by bmwpc View Post

I am requesting a recommendation from any of you 60, 70 or 80 " Aquos 847 owners out there. As a one week owner, I'm still working on my picture and sound settings as well as figuring out all my buttons. I just got the best email on what are supposed tobe the best 3d videos to watch on TV.
Well I've never watched a 3d in a Theater befor let alone a TV so this will be new for me. Needless to say, I don't have a 3d DVDplayer and I assume my bootleg torrent arent 3D so......... which of the download rental sources ( Sharp APPs) have any of you used for 3D. Netflix? VUDU? I assume we have to use the Apps unless I hook up another device. Or some other. I'd like to try one before my grand kids come next week so I canimpress them with the the big black Clark Kent glasses.
At least for now, I'd like to do it the easiest way which I assume is using the Sharp apps, ie Netflix, VUDU
Please can some one offer a suggestion or two... Thanks

Absent a 3d bluray player, your cable company probably has 3D on demand content from HBO and others. I have FIOS and the HBO 3D on demand content works fine.
post #1494 of 2660
I'd say, bite the bullet for a Denon 3D BluRay player. I picked up one new off eBay for $350 and it plays everything, including SACD and DVD-A music discs as well as 3D.
Connected with an HDMI, it plays flawlessly, instructing the TV to switch to 3D and instructing you to put on your glasses and enjoy...
post #1495 of 2660
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Originally Posted by johnfull View Post

I'd say, bite the bullet for a Denon 3D BluRay player. I picked up one new off eBay for $350 and it plays everything, including SACD and DVD-A music discs as well as 3D.
Connected with an HDMI, it plays flawlessly, instructing the TV to switch to 3D and instructing you to put on your glasses and enjoy...

Sorry, gone are the days a high end player makes any sense for all but people that don't care about money. The same quality picture and audio can be had for a $110 Panasonic 3D Blu-Ray player on Amazon.com with an actual warranty. Then you can take the $240 you save and buy 12 movies from Amazon or rent hundreds of them from Redbox.

BTW, the TV is the one telling you to put on the glasses.
Edited by dahacker - 10/17/12 at 4:58am
post #1496 of 2660
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Originally Posted by bmwpc View Post

I am requesting a recommendation from any of you 60, 70 or 80 " Aquos 847 owners out there. As a one week owner, I'm still working on my picture and sound settings as well as figuring out all my buttons. I just got the best email on what are supposed tobe the best 3d videos to watch on TV.
Well I've never watched a 3d in a Theater befor let alone a TV so this will be new for me. Needless to say, I don't have a 3d DVDplayer and I assume my bootleg torrent arent 3D so......... which of the download rental sources ( Sharp APPs) have any of you used for 3D. Netflix? VUDU? I assume we have to use the Apps unless I hook up another device. Or some other. I'd like to try one before my grand kids come next week so I canimpress them with the the big black Clark Kent glasses.
At least for now, I'd like to do it the easiest way which I assume is using the Sharp apps, ie Netflix, VUDU
Please can some one offer a suggestion or two... Thanks

The only rental source that is available on my system is the Western Digital TV Live Hub - the VUDU app in that box has 3D movies under the collections tab. Hard to believe that there are no native 3D apps built into the TV. The other cool 3D demos are available on my Sony BDP-s770. You can purchase a good 3D blu-ray player for under $130. As of today, the number one player on Amazon is a Sony:

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BDP-S590-Blu-ray-Player-Wi-Fi/dp/B006U1YUZE/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350481295&sr=1-4&keywords=3d+blu-ray+player

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/electronics/352697011/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_e_1_4_last

Are you running this set through a receiver?
post #1497 of 2660
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Originally Posted by bmwpc View Post

I am requesting a recommendation from any of you 60, 70 or 80 " Aquos 847 owners out there. As a one week owner, I'm still working on my picture and sound settings as well as figuring out all my buttons. I just got the best email on what are supposed tobe the best 3d videos to watch on TV.
Well I've never watched a 3d in a Theater befor let alone a TV so this will be new for me. Needless to say, I don't have a 3d DVDplayer and I assume my bootleg torrent arent 3D so......... which of the download rental sources ( Sharp APPs) have any of you used for 3D. Netflix? VUDU? I assume we have to use the Apps unless I hook up another device. Or some other. I'd like to try one before my grand kids come next week so I canimpress them with the the big black Clark Kent glasses.
At least for now, I'd like to do it the easiest way which I assume is using the Sharp apps, ie Netflix, VUDU
Please can some one offer a suggestion or two... Thanks

You can certainly download more bootleg torrents-- just pick the 1080p 3D versions! They will most likely be "SBS" (Side-by-side), so when you stream them to your TV, you'll have to hit the 3D button on the TV, and choose side-by-side configuration. I download them whenever new ones are available... Looks great, but of course a 3D blu-ray will always look better.
post #1498 of 2660
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Originally Posted by dahacker View Post

Sorry, gone are the days a high end player makes any sense for all but people that don't care about money. The same quality picture and audio can be had for a $110 Panasonic 3D Blu-Ray player on Amazon.com with an actual warranty. Then you can take the $240 you save and buy 12 movies from Amazon or rent hundreds of them from Redbox.
BTW, the TV is the one telling you to put on the glasses.

This model of Denon is mid-priced. I needed the universal capability, so that adds cost. I don't know what the cheapest 3D BluRay machine would be...
post #1499 of 2660
Guys, thanks for all the suggestions of dvd players, outside sources, dvd, and torrents. I honestly hadn't thought to check Verizon's offerings. At least for now, with out a 3D DVD that may be the quickest solution. Now I guess I'll have to tackle the instruction manual for the Sharp 3D glasses that came with the set. I charged them but thats about as far as I went. Again thanks to all of you that took the time to help me out as it is appreciated and I hope I can return the favor some time!
post #1500 of 2660
You could always use the synthetic 3D effect to test the glasses. Hit the 3D button on the remote and click 2D>3D and put on your glasses.
I used it a little bit when I first got my set to check it out. It works best with objects at different depths moving at different speed -- the parallax effect.
I happened on some horse-racing and it worked like a charm. Anyway, enjoy your new set! I posted my final calibrations, if you're still interested:


http://www.avsforum.com/t/1417923/sharp-lc-70le845u-overcoming-the-blues-on-the-70-edge-lit-3d-quattron
Edited by johnfull - 10/18/12 at 1:16pm
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