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post #121 of 1345
Has anyone experience the problem with wireless configuration not being maintained after the TV (70LE640U) is shut off? I can connect using WPS, but the next time I fire it up, it will not make the connection and displays no radio signal even though I can see the right parameters are entered. Help!
post #122 of 1345
Has anyone figured out how to stop Netflix from deactivating at random? I find that once or twice a day since I got it 2 weeks ago, I have to retype in my Netflix login info because Sharps Netflix app tells me that my account is deactivated (although the other sets are fine and still have Netflix acess). Surely someone has had this issue (although my new set may be defective).

BTW, no issues with clouding or much else although 240/120 modes are a bit too SOE for me. Still trying various video settings.
Edited by redbullktm - 7/4/12 at 7:27am
post #123 of 1345
On the Netflix issue - forgot to mention that Internet access is consistent and cables (I have cat 5 into back of set), have signal and have been tested. Besides if it was a network issue, it would drop out in the middle of a program.
post #124 of 1345
I just hooked up my 70LE640u and have been playing with it all morning. The picture looks great but for some reason the HD content has that "fake" movement look to it. I've turned off all the motion enhancement and video processing on the TV that I could find, my cable box is outputting native, and I turned off signal processing on my receiver so it should just be receiving a clean HDMI signal. Those changes helped but the motion still has a fake/scan look to it. That's really the best way I can describe it. Any advice?

Thanks
post #125 of 1345
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Originally Posted by rockjeep44 View Post

I just hooked up my 70LE640u and have been playing with it all morning. The picture looks great but for some reason the HD content has that "fake" movement look to it. I've turned off all the motion enhancement and video processing on the TV that I could find, my cable box is outputting native, and I turned off signal processing on my receiver so it should just be receiving a clean HDMI signal. Those changes helped but the motion still has a fake/scan look to it. That's really the best way I can describe it. Any advice?
Thanks

So I went ahead and read the whole thread, it looks like my issue is what others are complaining about...the SOE. I tried GAME mode and it seems to be the best so far. I'm assuming that even though I had all processing turned off in Standard mode there is still something different about Game mode. I'm going to do some more watching and see how I like it.
post #126 of 1345
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Originally Posted by redbullktm View Post

Has anyone figured out how to stop Netflix from deactivating at random? I find that once or twice a day since I got it 2 weeks ago, I have to retype in my Netflix login info because Sharps Netflix app tells me that my account is deactivated (although the other sets are fine and still have Netflix acess). Surely someone has had this issue (although my new set may be defective).
BTW, no issues with clouding or much else although 240/120 modes are a bit too SOE for me. Still trying various video settings.

That happens to me every 2nd day, I was assuming this was a security thing by design. I emailed Sharp about it but no reply.
post #127 of 1345
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Originally Posted by rockjeep44 View Post

I just hooked up my 70LE640u and have been playing with it all morning. The picture looks great but for some reason the HD content has that "fake" movement look to it. I've turned off all the motion enhancement and video processing on the TV that I could find, my cable box is outputting native, and I turned off signal processing on my receiver so it should just be receiving a clean HDMI signal. Those changes helped but the motion still has a fake/scan look to it. That's really the best way I can describe it. Any advice?
Thanks

So I went ahead and read the whole thread, it looks like my issue is what others are complaining about...the SOE. I tried GAME mode and it seems to be the best so far. I'm assuming that even though I had all processing turned off in Standard mode there is still something different about Game mode. I'm going to do some more watching and see how I like it.
I've found this (game mode) to be the best solution to the SOE as well.
post #128 of 1345
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Originally Posted by ascully View Post

That happens to me every 2nd day, I was assuming this was a security thing by design. I emailed Sharp about it but no reply.

Had it happen 3 times today. It seems as though it's increasing the number of times it deactivates. I wonder if it has anything to do with how long you're on Netflix. Maybe after several hours it times out. Looks like Costco has the Samsung 60" on sale for $1549. May be time for a swap. I can get Netflix on my Wii anyway (and that's never made me reactivate multiple times a day).

I've read that emailing Sharp will probably result in nothing happening at all. Typical of many companies nowadays. They'll probably just tell you to unplug it for awhile or to login properly.

Would be nice if Sharp just gave you an activation code like all the other devices did.
post #129 of 1345
I've never really made an analytical comparison between Game mode to the other modes I use (Standard and User). I've tweaked Game and User mode to my liking and haven't touched Standard. I do my HDTV cable viewing in Standard and all of my gaming in "Game". I'll have to go back and see if I can spot the absence of SOE when watching Cable TV inputs with Game.
post #130 of 1345
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Originally Posted by redbullktm View Post

Had it happen 3 times today. It seems as though it's increasing the number of times it deactivates. I wonder if it has anything to do with how long you're on Netflix. Maybe after several hours it times out. Looks like Costco has the Samsung 60" on sale for $1549. May be time for a swap. I can get Netflix on my Wii anyway (and that's never made me reactivate multiple times a day).
I've read that emailing Sharp will probably result in nothing happening at all. Typical of many companies nowadays. They'll probably just tell you to unplug it for awhile or to login properly.
Would be nice if Sharp just gave you an activation code like all the other devices did.

I emailed Sharp and the told me to unplug the set and plug it back in again. I have started using Netflix on the PS3 instead. Maybe they will fix it in a firmware update in the future who knows.
post #131 of 1345
FYI - my 3 year old Vizio 552 has the same problem as many of you are experiencing with Netflix. It continually asks me to log back into Netflix reeentering password and email. This happens as often as once every few days to once a week. It also makes me on occasion, maybe once every month for last few months, reenter the TV code on Netflix web site to validate TV. It is so much of an annoyance that I've switched over fairly exclusively to using Apple TV for Netflix, even though its the older model with 720p.

I'm almost glad to see it happening on my Vizio, as I plan on replacing it with the 6400 from Costco as soon as prices on the 70 start falling this fall, and its nice to see that it may be a Netflix issue and not a Sharp issue.
post #132 of 1345
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Originally Posted by pgrokkos View Post

FYI - my 3 year old Vizio 552 has the same problem as many of you are experiencing with Netflix. It continually asks me to log back into Netflix reeentering password and email. This happens as often as once every few days to once a week. It also makes me on occasion, maybe once every month for last few months, reenter the TV code on Netflix web site to validate TV. It is so much of an annoyance that I've switched over fairly exclusively to using Apple TV for Netflix, even though its the older model with 720p.
I'm almost glad to see it happening on my Vizio, as I plan on replacing it with the 6400 from Costco as soon as prices on the 70 start falling this fall, and its nice to see that it may be a Netflix issue and not a Sharp issue.

I've also been eyeing the 6400 at Costco. Is the fall traditionally when we should see the price drop? I was hoping to see it lower before or right at football season (late August).

Also.. differences between the 6400u and 640u? The Sharp site indicates the 6400 has Aquomotion 240 but the 640u does not (120hz). Is the extra processing of the 240 better for sports, worse for movies? Link to comparison: http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/HomeEntertainment/LCDTV/Compare.aspx?products=191A416A769F862CE377ABA1B2F34F64|ACBACC79DEEE8087A82B07A9645384C1
post #133 of 1345
You'll disable 240 or 120 anyways. The only reason to buy from COSTCO is their extra warranty and good return policy. Keep in mind that many credit cards will give you extra year of warranty anyways. I'd say look around for better pricing.
post #134 of 1345
Gordon7 - I disagree a little on Costco being the best option. Seems like the 6400 is slightly better than 640 in at least offering you the option to use the fake 240. Although I agree with you that I would likely simply turn it off as most people have suggested on this and other forums. That seems to be the only differentiation between the two models.

The extra warranty is a prime reason for the Costco purchase. And I had always assumed using my Amex there would then give me an additional year beyond that. Haven't looked into the details on that but had always hoped it would be the case.

But the real main reason in my mind is Costco easy refund, return policy for 90 days. Given the frequent clouding and other issues big screen TVs have, I really want to buy from someplace that I can simply pack up and bring back easily for refund or exchange. Not that repacking this monster is easy. But its definitely easier dealing with Costco than any other merchant or a mail order place.

Bigtime-540 - on pricing, I was watching the 70 inch model from last year at Costco, the 632 I think. Seemed like it fell in September, then again before the end of the year, then became scarce and cheapest in early 2012 when word of the new models came out at CES until if finally disappeared at cheapest price of all when they were finally in stock side by side with 6400. If I recall right, price drop was about 30% from original price (similar to 6400 now) to final discount price. And as I said above, most people on these threads think that the 240 motion enhance isn't that great, and some people actually turn it off saying its a negative feature. I have a Vizio with actual 240 and honestly can't see a difference for sports with it on 240 or 120. So that feature alone wouldn't be determinative although I'd rather have it than not have it so I can at least explore the option.
post #135 of 1345
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Originally Posted by pgrokkos View Post

Gordon7 - I disagree a little on Costco being the best option. Seems like the 6400 is slightly better than 640 in at least offering you the option to use the fake 240. Although I agree with you that I would likely simply turn it off as most people have suggested on this and other forums.
The extra warranty is a prime reason for the Costco purchase. And I had always assumed using my Amex there would then give me an additional year beyond that. Haven't looked into the details on that but had always hoped it would be the case.

That's exactly what I told you. 6400 is not better then 640, just has one extra option you'll never use. It's all about extra warranty vs extra $$$ in your pocket. 70le640 is $150 less at walmart then 6400 and I didn't even search for TV deals. I'm sure if you look around you can save close to $500 comparing to Costco price.
post #136 of 1345
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Originally Posted by gordon7 View Post

That's exactly what I told you. 6400 is not better then 640, just has one extra option you'll never use. It's all about extra warranty vs extra $$$ in your pocket. 70le640 is $150 less at walmart then 6400 and I didn't even search for TV deals. I'm sure if you look around you can save close to $500 comparing to Costco price.

If the 240Hz on the Sharp is like the 240Hz on my Samsung, it is nice for sports, but I don't know that I could tell if it is any better than 120Hz. Most reviews say the difference is not discernible.

-Ted
post #137 of 1345
Dejudder processing is what gives LCD/LED tv's the "Soap Opera Effect" in Sharp's tv's this is controlled by the FILM MODE setting... TURN IT OFF! ......with the FILM MODE OFF, you'll be able to use the motion enhancement feature(if you so choose) WITHOUT the "Soap Opera Effect".......Enjoy!
Edited by vigp17 - 7/14/12 at 8:52pm
post #138 of 1345
Oh Hi,


Well I returned my second set because of the Blob I posted about. I was also having a hard time with the flesh tones...blotchy, reds were over emphasized, so I decided to go down to a 60" and get the 8470 (from costco.) I really do like the 70" size, but I think the 60" is giving a better better just because it is smaller...don't see the artifacts as easily (12 feet from screen). No stuck pixels, but the clouds are much more apparent on a black screen. I read in the 8470 forum that this was to be expected, and I have them, but they are not an issue with any programming that I had tested (yes, many programs with dark scenes have been tested)

well thats my follow-up
post #139 of 1345
Anyone having trouble with internet apps on LE640U models? CinemaNow works but I can't connect to Netflix or Vudu. For Vudu I get Error Code 60. How do you check the firmware version? My build date is April 2012 but there is an April 2012 firmware update (213U1203281). Is the firmware the same as the TV ID? My TV ID is 217U1205161. Thanks for the help.
post #140 of 1345
try calling Sharp, their support is pretty good. They can even connect remotely to your TV if needed.
post #141 of 1345
The 60" is on special at Costco until tomorrow - I am thinking of getting it. My main concern is SOE on sports - esp. football and baseball. Anyone seen these problems with football with the motion settings turned off. like people above have determined as the best?

I am switching from an LG47LV5500 unit that will be donated to the garage/shop. I am hoping this unit is a upgrade in picture quality - not just size. I love the LG in our family room because it isn't bothered by bright light - and even some sideways direct sun in the early eve/late afternoon. I was kind of surprised how well it works with some sunlight directly on it. From reading here the matt anti-glare coating on the sharp should work about the same????

Thanks
post #142 of 1345
I am thinking of getting the 70LE640U for my new house. The family room is quite large and bright. There will not be direct sunlight on the screen, but there are windows off to the side which let in a lot of ambient light, especially in the afternoon. CNET rates the LE640U as the best TV for bright rooms:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57471810-221/five-best-matte-screen-tvs-for-bright-rooms/?tag=FD.Carousel

Are owners happy with the bright room performance of this model?

Thanks,
Ted
post #143 of 1345
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Originally Posted by E55 KEV View Post

Anyone having trouble with internet apps on LE640U models? CinemaNow works but I can't connect to Netflix or Vudu. For Vudu I get Error Code 60. How do you check the firmware version? My build date is April 2012 but there is an April 2012 firmware update (213U1203281). Is the firmware the same as the TV ID? My TV ID is 217U1205161. Thanks for the help.

My 60LE640U has been working well until today (30 days old) Had a few Netflix connections fail via wireless, so I moved to a hard wire setup. Pretty stable after that

Neflix app was hanging (staying in an loop trying to do something?), unable to connect, and all the other apps were failing to load. Firmware was up to date

Wired ethernet was reset and no joy.

Finally had to do a hard reset and then all was well, except I lost all my custom settings mad.gif


Thanks to those members that give out their calibration settings for us newbs to borrow
post #144 of 1345
FYI- Just setup my 640 last night; hardwired Cat 5 for Netflix-this tv does show captions which is a big deal for hearing impaired like me. PQ good with CNET's settings applied to standard picture mode. I watch about 60% movies and a few TV series and 40% sports.
post #145 of 1345
Hey everyone, hopefully someone can help me out, I am going INSANE!

I got the Sharp Aquos 60" lc-60c6400u recently. I want to hook up my Digital Cable box / PS3 / LG Surround sound to the TV with HDMI.

I have an optical cable going from the TVs audio-out to the LG surround sound but for the life of me I cannot get it to produce 5.1 sound. The manual says to goto Audio Setup and select 'Dolby Digital' but I cannot see that anywhere. The Audio setup only allows me to select either Digital OR Digital+Analog. Of course I select Digital but I only get 2channels. When I use the optical from cable box to surround sound I get the 5.1, but that would eliminate the PS3 getting the surround sound.

My kingdom for any help.. I am losing it!
post #146 of 1345
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Originally Posted by RJM1717 View Post

Hey everyone, hopefully someone can help me out, I am going INSANE!
I got the Sharp Aquos 60" lc-60c6400u recently. I want to hook up my Digital Cable box / PS3 / LG Surround sound to the TV with HDMI.
I have an optical cable going from the TVs audio-out to the LG surround sound but for the life of me I cannot get it to produce 5.1 sound. The manual says to goto Audio Setup and select 'Dolby Digital' but I cannot see that anywhere. The Audio setup only allows me to select either Digital OR Digital+Analog. Of course I select Digital but I only get 2channels. When I use the optical from cable box to surround sound I get the 5.1, but that would eliminate the PS3 getting the surround sound.
My kingdom for any help.. I am losing it!

If this is like other TVs I have owned, the TV will only pass 5.1 audio from OTA sources. Everything else is 2 channel.

-Ted
post #147 of 1345
No offense to anyone, but people please read your user manual(s) that's whats it's there for!........It states on page 15, that audio from devices connected via HDMI will be output from the optical audio out in 2 channel.


post #148 of 1345
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Originally Posted by vigp17 View Post

No offense to anyone, but people please read your user manual(s) that's whats it's there for!........It states on page 15, that audio from devices connected via HDMI will be output from the optical audio out in 2 channel.

The optical out of the tv will pass DD 5.1 from devices connected via HDMI. I have a Sony BDP-S770, a Western Digital TV Live Hub connected directly to the tv, and the optical out does pass DD 5.1 from those sources passing though the optical cable to my receiver. Your illustration shows an Analog connection.
post #149 of 1345
my 60LE640 has only one shortcoming, it is 60".
post #150 of 1345
how's the performance of the 60" where dark movie scenes are concerned?

e.g. Terminator Salvation, the tunnel scene near the start of the movie
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