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post #601 of 1346
Hi all!

Having a problem with my 6400. For some reason it will no longer let me access Netflix or Vudu! When trying to access these smart apps, my tv screen goes black, still have audio from whatever tv show I'm watching, but no Netflix! This just started today after Vudu was testing my HD capabilities. Any idea what is going on?

Thanks
post #602 of 1346
There are a lot of scum people in sales. I got to witness a jerk selling a guy the 600u over the 640u saying that the 600u was a better TV and being phased out due to higher costs and being replaced by the cheaper 640u. To top off the insult, the 600u was $10 more and he convinced the guy it was a good deal. Ugh...thankfully I will not be buying from that store
post #603 of 1346
Maybe it was John Quinones from "What Would You DO?" And you didn't do anything.
post #604 of 1346
I did a bunch of research after the Sony rear-projection 55" lcd in my livingroom finally died, and decided on this set as a replacement. If I had the dough at the moment, I would have sprung for a higher-end model, but it's just not in the cards right now financially, or at least shouldn't be!

i have to say I'm pleasantly surprised by this entry-level edge-lit LED display. I've read through the majority of this thread, lots of good stuff here. Like most everyone else, I've turned off Film mode and Motion Enhancement and OPC, and I like the results. I've played Xbox, watched HD content from Comcast, and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo on BluRay through my PS3, and all looks fantastic.

However, one only a handful of channels, mostly ones I don't watch, I notice the audio sync is off, but almost everywhere else it's fine, so it looks like there's no fixing that? Right now, I think I'll hang on to it for the next 90 days, and if it's really bothersome I'll return it to Target, and look at another model. Right now, I'm not bothered by it though.

I do have a question. I have everything (cable box, ps3, xbox) running through a Sony HT SF470 home theater system via all HDMI. Then HDMI out to the TV. When I watch Netflix though the TV app... it does send audio to my receiver, but it's not 5.1 Dolby Digital? I'm wondering, if I use an optical cable, from the OUT of the TV, to the Optical TV IN, in my Sony receiver, will I then be able to watch Netflix with 5.1 Dolby Surround? I'm asking because, I have no optical cables, they all got lost apparently, so I'll need to buy one.

It's not a big deal to watch Netflix through one of my game systems, but that Netflix button on the remote is JUST TOO SWEET TO AVOID!!

Thanks for your help.
post #605 of 1346
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Originally Posted by flamchop View Post

I did a bunch of research after the Sony rear-projection 55" lcd in my livingroom finally died, and decided on this set as a replacement. If I had the dough at the moment, I would have sprung for a higher-end model, but it's just not in the cards right now financially, or at least shouldn't be!

i have to say I'm pleasantly surprised by this entry-level edge-lit LED display. I've read through the majority of this thread, lots of good stuff here. Like most everyone else, I've turned off Film mode and Motion Enhancement and OPC, and I like the results. I've played Xbox, watched HD content from Comcast, and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo on BluRay through my PS3, and all looks fantastic.

However, one only a handful of channels, mostly ones I don't watch, I notice the audio sync is off, but almost everywhere else it's fine, so it looks like there's no fixing that? Right now, I think I'll hang on to it for the next 90 days, and if it's really bothersome I'll return it to Target, and look at another model. Right now, I'm not bothered by it though.

I do have a question. I have everything (cable box, ps3, xbox) running through a Sony HT SF470 home theater system via all HDMI. Then HDMI out to the TV. When I watch Netflix though the TV app... it does send audio to my receiver, but it's not 5.1 Dolby Digital? I'm wondering, if I use an optical cable, from the OUT of the TV, to the Optical TV IN, in my Sony receiver, will I then be able to watch Netflix with 5.1 Dolby Surround? I'm asking because, I have no optical cables, they all got lost apparently, so I'll need to buy one.

It's not a big deal to watch Netflix through one of my game systems, but that Netflix button on the remote is JUST TOO SWEET TO AVOID!!

Thanks for your help.

welcome to the club! You will not be able to get 5.1 over the optical because of the standards limitation, this was discussed in this thread earlier. BTW I wouldn't consider this TV entry level in 60" Sharps. Sharp 60LE600 is but this one is completely different ball game.
post #606 of 1346
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Originally Posted by gordon7 View Post

welcome to the club! You will not be able to get 5.1 over the optical because of the standards limitation, this was discussed in this thread earlier. BTW I wouldn't consider this TV entry level in 60" Sharps. Sharp 60LE600 is but this one is completely different ball game.

Hi, thanks for the reply!

If this is true, it's a real bummer! So you're telling me watching Netflix, through the app inside the TV, they have disabled the ability to send 5.1 audio to my receiver, for ridiculous legal reasons, that make zero sense and prevent nothing? It makes the SmartTV feature of this TV pretty useless imo! Watching movies in 2 ch stereo sucks these days lol.

I asked my question here, because after reading through the thread I got a variety of answers, like this post here:
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Originally Posted by turbo996

help, does our tv output 5.1 audio via digital optical out?

Yes. You have to change the output in the menu to Bitstream.
post #607 of 1346
I get 5.1 through HDMI since TV is ARC compatible. You just need a modern receiver that supports ARC. All I know I used optical before and was always getting 2.1 displayed on the receiver.
post #608 of 1346
Not sure what my problem is then. My receiver is only a couple years old, I have HDMI Control and ARC turned on... but my receiver dispalys "LPCM" audio, and the Dolby 5.1 light goes out, as soon as a movie from Netflix starts. I tried it with a few different movies and shows. Is there a setting I'm missing in the TV itself?

EDIT: Ha! I spoke too soon... I just found it. I didn't change the AQUOS LINK Audio terminal output setting to Dolby Digital... bam now it's working great.

Thanks for your help... I would have gone nuts trying to figure this all out.
post #609 of 1346
just returned the 600u and spent the extra $ for the 640u. Horrid sound on the 600 and worse than that, any dark scene (night etc, watching Harry Potter w/ daughter, etc) was WAY too dark. Could not see what was going on after all kinds of adjustments and 2 calls to Sharp Aquos tech help.
So far happy with the 640 but just got it last night.;
post #610 of 1346
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Originally Posted by flamchop View Post

Not sure what my problem is then. My receiver is only a couple years old, I have HDMI Control and ARC turned on... but my receiver dispalys "LPCM" audio, and the Dolby 5.1 light goes out, as soon as a movie from Netflix starts. I tried it with a few different movies and shows. Is there a setting I'm missing in the TV itself?

EDIT: Ha! I spoke too soon... I just found it. I didn't change the AQUOS LINK Audio terminal output setting to Dolby Digital... bam now it's working great.

Thanks for your help... I would have gone nuts trying to figure this all out.

I can't find this setting anywhere! Can you let me know where in the menu it is?
post #611 of 1346
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Originally Posted by bpdp379 View Post

I can't find this setting anywhere! Can you let me know where in the menu it is?

I'm just now realizing something, the menus change depending on what you're doing.

So you have to actually have Netflix running to see it. So get Netflix started, then go to MENU > SYSTEM OPTIONS> INPUT TERMINAL SETTING > AUDIO SETUP

In there you should have a choice for PCM or Dolby Digital. Provided you're setup correctly with your receiver and all, it should work.

Good luck!
post #612 of 1346
Besides smart integration, what are the main differences between the 640 and 600?
post #613 of 1346
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Originally Posted by rich7sena View Post

Besides smart integration, what are the main differences between the 640 and 600?

Forget the smart features because its not really herer nor there some peeps like them and others hate them. The differences are, the ~640U has internet connectivity, 4 hdmi and a active usb port smart tv, and for those of us using equipment w/ component out put it has two input ports. The ~600U has 3 hdmi ports no internet connectivity and a usb port that is for service only. The most important differences is that the 640 has full access to calibration controls on a consumer level where as the the 600 does not. Most peeps say that the difference in quality of picture between the 2 is night and day and Id have to agree. The 640 has a better picture straight out the box and blows away the 600 after calibration.
post #614 of 1346
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Originally Posted by flamchop View Post

I'm just now realizing something, the menus change depending on what you're doing.

So you have to actually have Netflix running to see it. So get Netflix started, then go to MENU > SYSTEM OPTIONS> INPUT TERMINAL SETTING > AUDIO SETUP

In there you should have a choice for PCM or Dolby Digital. Provided you're setup correctly with your receiver and all, it should work.

Good luck!

Awesome thank you!
post #615 of 1346
Hello all

Just purchased the LC-60LE640U, so far I am happy with it. However I am having difficulty bring up the internet browser, the owners manual is not clear on how to do this.

Can anyone shed some light on this ? THANK YOU
post #616 of 1346
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Originally Posted by KSJT View Post

Hello all

Just purchased the LC-60LE640U, so far I am happy with it. However I am having difficulty bring up the internet browser, the owners manual is not clear on how to do this.

Can anyone shed some light on this ? THANK YOU

Check page 61 of your operations manual. I am not sure if the 6 series has a browser. You might want to ping Sharp on that one.
post #617 of 1346
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Originally Posted by myoda View Post

That is what we call a typo on their website. This TV does not have a browser. You would have to step up a model to get a browser.

In post #586, it looks like there is NO browser in this TV. No wonder I couldn't find it....
post #618 of 1346
It is time that I finally replace the living room TV and I see Costco has the LC-70LE600U on sale/clearance for $1800. I already have a Samsung Smart TV in another room and honestly I think I would rather just hook up a Roku and not have the smart TV features - that is why I am looking at this model. After reading here I am not so sure that is a good thing now? I really don't want to spend any more than $1800 and this does look like a lot of bang for my buck. Would I be better off going 65" in a better brand? I know many rave about Samsung, but I have had my smart tv for a year and its been in the shop 3 times and Samsung is now sending me a replacement - so i guess I am not as high on them as before (although you can't beat a new tv after a year). I don't really want smart tv or 3d and I am not worried about the sound as I have that covered with a receiver already.


Any opinions?
post #619 of 1346
I'd stay away from 600U series
post #620 of 1346
I have a Roku from my prior TV, and it works fine. Kinda would have hoped for a better interface in the Sharp, but I am happy otherwise.
post #621 of 1346
The 70" is now 1999 at all the major stores. Is this a price to jump on this set now or will it go even lower? I was just gonna buy the vizio but this seems too good to pass up.
post #622 of 1346
I am sitting here about to pull the trigger, I am just wondering if the 640 is worth $300 more than the 600 if smart functions don't interest you? Other than smart function are these 2 tv's that different?
post #623 of 1346
I've been wondering the same thing. Do they use the same screen and vidio processor? If they do then you're basically paying extra for the Smart feature it would seem.
post #624 of 1346
Cnet quick take:

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/sharp-lc-60le600u/4505-6482_7-35426709.html

I swear I read somewhere that the 600U does not provide the same picture as the 640U....but I could be wrong.
post #625 of 1346
After google search I found that the 640u could be tuned better via calibration settings...and the 600 cannot.
post #626 of 1346
Was also debating btw 600 and 640, and decided for 600 last week since i didnt need smart fxns and extra calibration settings for an additional $300. Definitely needed to tweak settings out of box but picture quality is just as good as 640 i saw on display. have fios cable and ps3, both look great. Not sure about commentary stating that 640 picture is better since it is essentially same video hardware as 600. True that 640 has more calibration settings.
post #627 of 1346
Thanks Dirty, just wanted someone to say something good about it! smile.gif

Was it easy to tweak? I wasn't sure what people meant by less calibration settings?
post #628 of 1346
I searched the forum and quite a few people that had the 600 or viewed it say it underperforms compared to the 640....but who knows????

The discount is still larger for the 640 so I think I am still going to get it.
post #629 of 1346
Less calibration settings basically means the 640 has more in depth tweaks available. Like adjusting red green blue to a higher degree. For most people adjusting brightness, contrast, hue, tint, and whatever else the menu offers and doing so in each available mode, like Custom, Dynamic, Cinema etc should provide a picture to your liking. The 640 provides more settings to tweak. If that and the smart feature is all you get over the 600 then may or may not be worth it to you. Now if there any other differences those must be weighed and evaluated. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for. Sometimes you don't. An example would be the Sharp 745 sweries vs the 847 series. Is the only difference 120hz vs 240hz?
post #630 of 1346
regarding the LC-60LE640U, one week into ownership, I am happy so far. Kinda wished it had a browser but I have a Roku from prior TV. I think if this is an upgrade from a 5+ year old TV, for the family room/etc, I think the Mrs will find that watching her shows and the kids watching their stuff is far and above better than your prior TV.

If you are a TV aficionado or technie like some on this board, you may wish for more options or better features (and may not....)
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