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post #1 of 31
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I've been in the market for a new TV since January and since Sharp has released some new models and the fact I finally got my tax refund, I think it's about time to make a purchase.

I saw the LC-70C8470U at my local Costco over the weekend, but couldn't find many details on it. I was thinking since the "8XX" series I was the same as the LC-70LE847U that they would be comparable. I've done the searched the web and was able to find a users manual for it, but it says nothing much of the specifications of the TV. I saw the same TV though at Sam's Club and I'm thinking it may be the wholesale distributor model of the LC-70LE847U that comes packaged with 2 3D glasses.

The 70C8470 says it has Aquomotion 480 as compared to 240 on the 70LE847 so I'm unsure of what to think.

So essentially what I'm asking is if these are the same TV or not.
post #2 of 31
Here is all the latest 70" 8 series here.
post #3 of 31
I have the same question. I 'chatted' with a tech on the Sharp site today. He confirmed that the LC-70C8470U is 'club' model for sale at Sam's and Costco, but they are not the same exact TV. According to the specs, the LC-70C8470U has the Aquamotion 480 and one additional set of component inputs. He claimed otherwise they were identical. Sam and Costco currently have the LC-70C8470U on 'sale' for $2999. Seems like the way to go, but I am a bit leery. Anyone have additional input/opinions?
post #4 of 31
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Originally Posted by tlf33 View Post

I have the same question. I 'chatted' with a tech on the Sharp site today. He confirmed that the LC-70C8470U is 'club' model for sale at Sam's and Costco, but they are not the same exact TV. According to the specs, the LC-70C8470U has the Aquamotion 480 and one additional set of component inputs. He claimed otherwise they were identical. Sam and Costco currently have the LC-70C8470U on 'sale' for $2999. Seems like the way to go, but I am a bit leery. Anyone have additional input/opinions?

It is the right time I guess, unless you are picky about full array vs edge lit then you may want to wait few months until the LC-70LE945U is released, full array provide more brightness and better light uniformity arround the screen.
post #5 of 31
LC-70C8470U includes a pair of 3D glasses but LE847u does not so keep that in your consideration as well.

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Originally Posted by tlf33 View Post

I have the same question. I 'chatted' with a tech on the Sharp site today. He confirmed that the LC-70C8470U is 'club' model for sale at Sam's and Costco, but they are not the same exact TV. According to the specs, the LC-70C8470U has the Aquamotion 480 and one additional set of component inputs. He claimed otherwise they were identical. Sam and Costco currently have the LC-70C8470U on 'sale' for $2999. Seems like the way to go, but I am a bit leery. Anyone have additional input/opinions?
post #6 of 31
is there any question that the LC-70C8470U is a better value.
Companies usually remove features for their warehouse store products to get to a certain price point, but from the specs it looks like sharp added features?
Is this true? Looks like the best non-elite 70" in their line up?
post #7 of 31
I just got off the the phone with an experienced Sharp Rep from Sharp. He stated to me that Costco is a good place to buy these TV's because you get a 2 year warranty, plus if you use your AMEX card, they double it. I called AMEX and it is true. You will be getting a 4 year warranty once you register your TV.

1. The main difference is that the AQUAMOTION 480, instead of the AQUAMOTION 240. Everything else is the same.
2. You get two high end pair of rechargable 3D glasses with the model 70C8470U, along with a 4 year warranty on them as well. If one or both ever go out, you will get a replacement.

Sharp sells and sends these TVs directly to Costco on a pallet in white boxes, unlike the other merchants which is not in a white box, hence different model numbers. Sharp also stated to me that they make these models special for Costco and Sams club. Costco is an Authorized Dealer of Sharp. You wont find this on any web site, but when I called them up, they are listed as one of Sharp's vendors and top high end sellers.

Well hearing all this, I have decided to go with Costco. I can save on the 3.5-5% shipping insurance charge that everyone charges, get two free 3D glasses and a 4 year warrnaty incuding AQUAMOTION 480.

BTW: I saw two of these TV's side by side and the difference in AQUAMOTION does make a difference in playing games and watching a fast pace sport like soccer. I couldn't beleive it with my own eyes. Costco has them on Demo, side by side.
IM SOLD AND PICKING ONE UP TONIGHT!!

Even if I still have a broken TV from ALL TIME TV's Inc still in my garage. I told them to take it, but they refuse to email or call me!
Anyone want a free TV? LOL
post #8 of 31
thanks for the research
post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by wlcohen View Post

thanks for the research

BTW, I just picked up the LC-70C8470U from Costco tonight and I could not be happier. OMG, this TV rocks and side by side comparison, the costco model is much better. I have to admit in motion was the buy for me.
post #10 of 31
Ditto on thanks for the research. Mine was delivered from Costco on Friday and although I have only had time to directly connect it to my STB (U-verse), I am impressed. Money well spent!
post #11 of 31
I just bought a LC-70C8470U and it's a great TV.

For watching movies I actually perfer the picture setting STANDARD opposed to Movie.

I'm still tinkering with the picture settings and was wondering if anyone has found a good standard setting for watching movies and dish?

Please share... I'd love to try them out.
post #12 of 31
I'm new to this forum so forgive me if this reply is coming up in the wrong place.

I would like to buy an LC-70LE8470U from Costco. I live in the Washington, DC area. I've looked in the store and online but can't find the model listed. Has it been discontinued or is it only available in certain locations???

Thanks for any feedback.
post #13 of 31
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Originally Posted by jhubbard999 View Post

I'm new to this forum so forgive me if this reply is coming up in the wrong place.
I would like to buy an LC-70LE8470U from Costco. I live in the Washington, DC area. I've looked in the store and online but can't find the model listed. Has it been discontinued or is it only available in certain locations???
Thanks for any feedback.

This model is only available at Costco and SAMS CLUB outlets I think. I know SAMS CLUB has them in stock online and on sale ($100 off) on 8/29.
post #14 of 31
What exactly is AquoMotion 480? I did a side by side comparison on Sharp's website of the 2 tv's and they are nearly identical...the major difference being the AquoMotion 480 in the Costco brand while the standard version was listed as not having AquoMotion at all. Both versions have the 240Hz refresh rate. Does this AquoMotion 480 really make a difference?

I'm having the same issue of whether I should buy it at Costco or at The Big Screen Store. The prices are the same and the Big Screen Store will throw in 2 free HD glasses as well. I like the idea of the 4 year warranty from Costco if I purchase with AMEX, but I like the fact that big screen store will deliver and install the tv, as well as remove my old 61" Samsung DLP for free. They also have their own techs who come to your home to service the tv while under warranty.

So it looks like this:

Costco
- AquoMotion 480
- 4 year warranty with AMEX purchase
- 2 free glasses
- Buy at store and transport to my home somehow, or order online where there's currently a backorder. But I'd still need to get the tv inside my home, up the stairs, and installed.
- Remove my old 61" DLP on my own

Big Screen Store
- No AquoMition 480
- 2 year warranty with AMEX purchase
- 2 free glasses
- Free delivery and setup of new tv and removal of my old 61" tv
- Free HDMI cable

Thoughts anyone? Also, how does Costco warranty work if something were to break?
post #15 of 31
Just an FYI. I called AMEX. Their warranty runs concurrently with Costco's free second year, so you are not getting any benefit from AMEX at all. What is good about Costco though is that you get year one from Sharp, year two from Costco, and for $99 you get 3 more years from SquareTrade (a warranty that Costco sells). That's a total of 5 years for $99. Any place else you will pay anywhere from $350 to $600 to get a warranty that is even close. I think it's worth it to find a friend with a van or truck and do the grunt work yourself. Or, you can usually rent a truck or van for $20 plus mileage and still get a friend to help. Just remember, the advice I have read says not to lay the set on its side for transport.
post #16 of 31
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Originally Posted by jhubbard999 View Post

Just an FYI. I called AMEX. Their warranty runs concurrently with Costco's free second year, so you are not getting any benefit from AMEX at all. What is good about Costco though is that you get year one from Sharp, year two from Costco, and for $99 you get 3 more years from SquareTrade (a warranty that Costco sells). That's a total of 5 years for $99. Any place else you will pay anywhere from $350 to $600 to get a warranty that is even close. I think it's worth it to find a friend with a van or truck and do the grunt work yourself. Or, you can usually rent a truck or van for $20 plus mileage and still get a friend to help. Just remember, the advice I have read says not to lay the set on its side for transport.

Thank you for the info. I just called Sharp to see what AquoMotion 480 is. I'm not a videophile, so in simple terms, he said it's basically a "simulated" 480Hz refresh rate. He said it probably won't make much of a difference with everyday viewing, but that I should see a diffrence with blu-ray movies. He said Costco always wants something with their tv's that make them slightly different than the standard store versions, so that's the major difference...otherwise, it's basically the same tv.

I'm inclined to go with Costco, but the whole idea of finding a truck/van, transporting it myself and making sure it doesn't lay on its back, and then getting rid of my old tv is not too appealing. But the extended warranty is very appealing and would make me feel better, so I guess I need to weigh my options and decide on this before making my purchase this weekend.
post #17 of 31
I just bought the Sharp LC-70C8470U at Sams. I'm looking for a list of callibration settings if anyone out there has a good list I'd like to see it.
Thanks.
post #18 of 31
Sorry to dig up an old thread, but they have them at BJs as well. I looked at the 60" and 70" versions there. They are a pretty good value. I want the 70", but I am going to go with the 60", as my apartment isn't quite big enough for the 70". biggrin.gif
post #19 of 31
I am sorry to bring up this old thred as well.

I just bought a 847U that worked for three hours. The menu items wouldn't come up and I couldn't get it where I could see the change in inputs. All it would do is come up with a blue screen and sound.

Conns have said that they would be replacing it first thing in the morning. Please, somebody, tell me that I didin't buy a dud!!!!
post #20 of 31
!. Suggest you look at the 847u post for extensive info on what is essentially the identical set.
2. Go the the sharp.com web site (as I did) or call sharp as others did and they will tell or show you the differences. The one thing I did learn from the other poster is that the "480" is "simulated" vs one poster saying is is a real 480 refresh rate. While I would tend to believe the tech person, the proof is in the viewing. However when you do w, make sure the "u" set is set in 240 before you compare it to the 480 else it's not a comparison. That being said, let the cost be your guide as the refresh rate on most other large screens is still 120 with a few just going to 240 so........

Also theres a lengthy warranty discussion and you may find the Costco warranty is not the way to go and the Sharp warranty is based upon the experience of the 847u board users experience.
Edited by bmwpc - 12/18/12 at 8:53pm
post #21 of 31
Has anyone heard anything about the price or availability of the LC-70LE945U ? Seems like not a lot of info and very hushed up. This is typical with electronics releases but sure would like to know any info that can be attained about these models which are basically a "Tuned down version of the Pioneer Elite series that Sharp purchased.
post #22 of 31
It's vaporware.
post #23 of 31
The 945 series is dead. I don't think you are going to find full array and local dimming on anything in the Sharp line, unless they carry over the 60" and 70" Elites for 2013. Sharp's use of IGZO has made full array an unnecessary expense. They may still use "local dimming", but the sets will be edge-lit. Their MothEye sets look very uniform even though they are edge-lit. Less than a month until CES, so we will know soon.
post #24 of 31
IGZO ? what is that ? Thanks for the info.Sorry that this will not happen. Hopefully after the CES will bring better news. redface.gif) Thanks again Man.
post #25 of 31
Indium/Gallium/Zinc/Oxide -- a new substrate for Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) to replace silicon oxide.


http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57555555-1/sharp-to-sell-ultrathin-igzo-4k-led-display/


Sharp to sell ultrathin IGZO 4K LED display

Sharp will begin to sell an IGZO display -- a technology that Apple has been rumored to have its eye on.

by Brooke Crothers

November 27, 2012 11:38 PM PST



Sharp will begin sales of an ultrathin IGZO 4K LED display from early next year.

The Japanese display maker said Wednesday that it will launch sales of a Full HD 3,840x2,160 resolution 32-inch LED-backlit display starting on February 15, 2013.

Including the chassis, the model PN-K321 display is 35mm thick and compatible with DisplayPort and HDMI connectors.
Related stories

What is 4K? Next-generation resolution explained

Probably its most salient feature is the use of IGZO technology -- something Apple has had its eye on for the iPad because IGZO can yield very-high-resolution yet thin displays.

Sharp has a production target of 1,500 units a month. No pricing was given.

Sharp also plans to bring out denser small displays. Last month the company said it has begun production of a 5-inch 1,080x1,920 display.

That's a pixel density of 443 pixels per inch. By comparison, Apple's iPhone 5 has a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch.
post #26 of 31
Oh. Well I am not a big 4K fan so I wish them well but will look else where for my TV I guess. I personally believe that the 4K road is not the right road at this point. Thanks for the good info . It is much appreciated.
post #27 of 31
Surely this technology is destined to be much more that the 945's full array display. Unless costs have plummeted drastically . Probably limited in display size as well ?
post #28 of 31
What is going on with the release of the 9 series? Is it coming out?
post #29 of 31
Some-what AV newbie here, so be gentle. I just bought the Sharp LC70C8470U from BJ's last week. One difference I see, and have not been to confirm through Sharp customer support is is this TV actually a 240Hz TV. In my Motion Enhancement options, all I have are AquoMotion480, AquoMotion240, 120 High, 120 Low and Off. No matter what picture settings I try, the non-240AquoMotion option never show's up. Is this the way it's suppose to be ? I would have expected as straight 240Hz option (non-processed) option. Talking to Sharp Customer Support yesterday, they were trying to state that since the Native Refresh rate is 240, if you turn motion enhancement off, the screen will be running @ 240Hz. Does that make sense ?


Edited by markiec - 1/29/13 at 6:44am
post #30 of 31
I purchased a LC-70C8470U from Costco last year and really loved it. However, after a few months a vertical line of dead pixels appeared on the screen. I called Costco to have the issue addressed under warranty, and they were very helpful in getting me in contact with Sharp to arrange for a replacement unit. The replacement arrived a couple of weeks later, delivered by a crew that assembled and connected it. Unfortunately it turned out to be DOA, so they re-installed my original unit and left with the replacement.
The 2nd replacement arrived a couple of weeks later and was installed by the delivery crew. It powered up and appeared to work fine. However, after they left I noticed that the model number of the new TV is the LC-70LE847U. Perhaps it is just me, but the picture doesn't seem to be a good as the original unit. Apparently the main difference between the two is that my old unit had Aquamotion 480 and the new one doesn't. (The original TV came packaged with 3-D glasses, but I still have those so I think the bottom line difference for me is the 480 vs. 240).
I am inclined to demand a replacement with the Aquamotion 480 that I originally paid for. Can anyone tell me if there really is a noticeable difference between the two? Should i inconvenience myself yet a 3rd time and have them replace the 847U with a 8470U?
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