Originally Posted by agent8
Not trying to thread crap but I finally sold my old rp lcd 60" sony to buy one of these babies and I can't find these super blow out prices anywhere. I'm not asking for a place or a price but being that my wife is pissed because there is now a big blank space where a tv should be, I am having to spend a lot more than I was planning. Several places are giving me grief about taxes/shipping and price matching.
My question is for long time owners of this set. Am I going to have to deal with any type of buzzing a year after I buy this set? (I am at about 3300 feet if that matters) If prices were equal, would this still be a better choice than a 70" sharp? I've compared the 2 and I guess I'm lucky because they both look good to my eyes. I see that the blacks are a little better and that it is a little more film like but other than that, it's a toss up. I'm going for reliability and I guess the failure rate for sharps is 3% and Panasonic is 2% but I still have concerns. The sales guy I've been dealing with says that the prices on these are going to climb but every day they are slowly falling so I don't know what to believe. I am a little hesitant about this 100 slide break in stuff, and the tech behind led lcds sounds simpler like there is less to break but I don't know.
I know this is very subjective but is the 3-d on this set good? I know I need to crap or get off the pot but this is becoming much more expensive then when I started. (my wife also insists that our current tv stand "doesn't look good" so that's another $200 bucks)
If I pull the trigger on one of these and a week after warranty it blows up or green blobs, I am going to rage punch something. Maybe I am just looking for justification of spending 2 grand on a tv or just some reassurance. Sorry
Maybe you are confusing models here. You are in a thread for a 2012 model that is just now hitting stores or is about to in the near future. You will not be seeing any sales or "good deals" on this model for quite some time. Also, nobody can speculate yet as to what potential issues will exist yet either. If you want a good deal on a set, try to find an ST30. In my opinion, the Sharp will not even remotely compare to a Panny plasma in your home and calibrated. I say this only because I attempted to calibrate my friend's Sharp at his house with DVE and was less than impressed after my best effort. Although, what was impressive, was the Sharp had virtually everything available to tweak in terms of the picture, and the job I performed was very limited by comparison to what a trained professional can do. I will admit that my calibration skills are limited. I am sure the Sharp can be made to look much better in the hands of a professional. But out of the box, the two sets cannot be compared IMHO