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post #1231 of 1357
Video and Audio Center has the LC90LE657U in stock for $8K:

http://www.videoandaudiocenter.com/LC90LE657U-p/lc90le657u.htm

VAC is a seller on Amazon and the Amazon price is $10K. However, on their own website, it's $8K with free shipping. VAC is a legit retail store in So Cal. In fact, I bought my 50" Fujitsu plasma from them in 2003 for... $9K! eek.gif

I also noted their local flyer indicates they will pay sales tax on this exact model. For kicks, I put it in the shopping cart and did a partial check out ton my zip code in So Cal and it showed zero dollars for shipping and tax. So we are talking about $8K OTD. Pretty damn good.

I had almost bought the 745U through Costco where they have it for $7.5K ($8.2K with sales tax) but seeing that I missed the $6K deal at bestbuy caused me to hesitate. Now I'm thinking hard about going through VAC for the 657.
Edited by GlenH - 7/1/13 at 2:38pm
post #1232 of 1357
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Originally Posted by GlenH View Post

Video and Audio Center has the LC90LE657U in stock for $8K:

http://www.videoandaudiocenter.com/LC90LE657U-p/lc90le657u.htm

VAC is a seller on Amazon and the Amazon price is $10K. However, on their own website, it's $8K with free shipping. VAC is a legit retail store in So Cal. In fact, I bought my 50" Fujitsu plasma from them in 2003 for... $9K! eek.gif

I also noted their local flyer indicates they will pay sales tax on this exact model. For kicks, I put it in the shopping cart and did a partial check out ton my zip code in So Cal and it showed zero dollars for shipping and tax. So we are talking about $8K OTD. Pretty damn good.

Not nearly good enough.

The LG 84" 4K set is down to $9500 shipped, and at that small price difference the 90" loses...badly. Passive 3D, better PQ overall, 4k compatibility (at 30p, but still 4k nonetheless).

Need to get below $7k on the 657 or 745, well below, to make them a compelling choice versus the LG. Plus who knows, by this time next month the remaining LG units might be below $9k...they've been falling like rocks the last six months consistently.
post #1233 of 1357
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Originally Posted by GlenH View Post

For kicks, I put it in the shopping cart and did a partial check out ton my zip code in So Cal and it showed zero dollars for shipping and tax. So we are talking about $8K OTD. Pretty damn good.
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They can still be had for a little less than that wink.gif
post #1234 of 1357
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Originally Posted by Mako88888 View Post

Not nearly good enough.

The LG 84" 4K set is down to $9500 shipped, and at that small price difference the 90" loses...badly. Passive 3D, better PQ overall, 4k compatibility (at 30p, but still 4k nonetheless).

Need to get below $7k on the 657 or 745, well below, to make them a compelling choice versus the LG. Plus who knows, by this time next month the remaining LG units might be below $9k...they've been falling like rocks the last six months consistently.

Are people generally happy with the LG? The 4K argument is kind of irrelevant if the set is plagued with edge lit anomalies or motion handling problems. I haven't been following any of the LG threads, so I'm genuinely curious. If the LG has as good or better of a picture than the 745/657, then I agree that it's a very compelling alternative.
post #1235 of 1357
They are happy. Only complaint from them is vertical side banding issues and hdmi 1.4.
post #1236 of 1357
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Originally Posted by gweempose View Post

Are people generally happy with the LG? The 4K argument is kind of irrelevant if the set is plagued with edge lit anomalies or motion handling problems. I haven't been following any of the LG threads, so I'm genuinely curious. If the LG has as good or better of a picture than the 745/657, then I agree that it's a very compelling alternative.

They are happy. Some of the earlier builds had some "banding" but the later sets don't seem to have that problem. I am very happy with mine even though the price has gone down since I bought mine. I have very very minor "banding", I don't see it 99% of the time. The PQ more than makes up for it.
post #1237 of 1357
I know people were saying they can't find the 90s check your conns they have a couple down here for like 7500. I just bought my 80 today finally since sharp discontinued the original waited long enough I don't want that edge lit trash
post #1238 of 1357
Amazon showing a $7999 price for new 657 model on 7/8/13.

Sharp LC-90LE657 90-inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED 3D HDTV - Sharp

$7,999.00
post #1239 of 1357
I cant imagine these sets selling at 10k anymore with 84inch lg 4k set at around that price.
post #1240 of 1357
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Originally Posted by Shop per View Post

Amazon showing a $7999 price for new 657 model on 7/8/13.

Sharp LC-90LE657 90-inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED 3D HDTV - Sharp

$7,999.00

That's via amazon on prime as well.. nice... still no stock on it though.

I've been told we'll start seeing availability in another 1-2 weeks.
post #1241 of 1357
If you are looking for the 745, Costco seems to have stock and is still showing the rebate. I was able to order the new for the same price as the old, so I could not resist. Just received the 657, here's the thread if your interested: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1480884/official-sharp-lc-90le657u-discussion-thread-no-price-talk
post #1242 of 1357
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Originally Posted by bluesun68 View Post

If you are looking for the 745, Costco seems to have stock and is still showing the rebate. I was able to order the new for the same price as the old, so I could not resist. Just received the 657, here's the thread if your interested: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1480884/official-sharp-lc-90le657u-discussion-thread-no-price-talk

Did you call and ask them to ship new model 657 instead of 745? Or they shipped automatically latest version even though you ordered 745? Please clarify?

thank you for your help.
post #1243 of 1357
Sorry for the confusion. Costco still has the old model. They do not have the new. I went through a local dealer so that I could get the new.
post #1244 of 1357
Quick test: Sharp LC-90LE745U


Sharp's giant LED LCD proves to be a solid choice for theater sized images in open living rooms


The 745U has a very extensive calibration menu which can be used to significantly increase color accuracy, depth, and naturalness. In addition, with ControlCal or CalMAN software, 2 new picture modes can be activated and added to the list of picture presets: ISF Day and ISF Night. The ISF mode's adjustments are protected and have a greater range of adjustment than the user modes. However, they are available only on the HDMI inputs, not for the smart features, streaming, or over the air reception.

Grayscale tracking and gamma can be superb after calibration, thanks to the 10 point adjustment. This means purity of whites can be exceptional, as can picture depth and naturalness.

Color saturation is better overall than on Sharp's Quattron models, with the exception of red. Paler shades of red were oversaturated and tinted towards magenta, and purer shades of red were undersaturated and pulled towards yellow. Careful calibration reduced but did not eliminate these errors. Of all the primary and secondary colors, red is the one that has the most influence on how natural skin tones look, and that is where I found the most variability in the 745U's performance. Looking at satellite TV, some channels looked great, but doing a bit of channel surfing showed a wider variety of purple, jaundice, and sunburnt people than I normally see.

Detail and resolution is excellent, and I was very impressed with how the 745U handled sports and motion after setting the motion enhancement and film modes.

The 745U can produce an exceptionally bright image, and it can look great even in moderately bright rooms as long as care is taken to minimize glare.

Black uniformity can be a bit variable from one sample to the next, and I found that one unit did have slightly more cloudy areas in a black field than another. In addition, blacks can have a blue - purplish hue, which degrades naturalness in dark scenes.

White uniformity was somewhat different but not necessarily worse in one sample than the other. Upon examination of a full white field, some slightly dark or yellowish areas could be seen, though they were not severe enough to be seen with most program material.

HITS: Bright and punchy, good motion, good depth, good contrast in bright scenes, excellent white balance

MISSES: Bluish tinted blacks, variability with skin tones

Sharp 90LE745U ISF Day.pdf 1354k .pdf file
Edited by Chad B - 7/20/13 at 10:06am
post #1245 of 1357
Ok, so what would the general consensus be regarding purchasing the Sharp LC-90LE745U as an Open Box item from Best Buy along with the 5-yr warranty?

It's a display model, been sitting out since June 2012, doesn't appear to have any issues cosmetically or functionally (but definitely needs calibrating).

Would $4500 be a horrendous/ok/great deal given the details above (Open Box, 5-yr warranty, no dead pixels, all accessories, no visible damage or dents)?

I'm debating this or a projector, but a projector seems a little too cumbersome for installation and I couldn't sit far enough back (12' from wall to back of couch) to enjoy a larger picture without getting a headache.

But with all the newer 4k stuff coming out, and slightly smaller sized LCDs having better picture quality, I'm a little hesitant.

What say ye, learned forum colleagues?
post #1246 of 1357
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Originally Posted by lodit View Post

Ok, so what would the general consensus be regarding purchasing the Sharp LC-90LE745U as an Open Box item from Best Buy along with the 5-yr warranty?

It's a display model, been sitting out since June 2012, doesn't appear to have any issues cosmetically or functionally (but definitely needs calibrating).

Would $4500 be a horrendous/ok/great deal given the details above (Open Box, 5-yr warranty, no dead pixels, all accessories, no visible damage or dents)?

I'm debating this or a projector, but a projector seems a little too cumbersome for installation and I couldn't sit far enough back (12' from wall to back of couch) to enjoy a larger picture without getting a headache.

But with all the newer 4k stuff coming out, and slightly smaller sized LCDs having better picture quality, I'm a little hesitant.

What say ye, learned forum colleagues?


4500 damn good price and if something goes wrong you have warranty sounds like win win if you have the cash flow new ones are 10k old ones are around for 6500 nothing wrong with floor models you get full warranty go for it
post #1247 of 1357
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Originally Posted by RockmanX View Post

4500 damn good price and if something goes wrong you have warranty sounds like win win if you have the cash flow new ones are 10k old ones are around for 6500 nothing wrong with floor models you get full warranty go for it

Went back to the store to take a look again.

Damn good price got even better.

Couldn't say no at that point...delivery, setup and OTD for...hmmm what rhymes with door?

Just needed that confirmational push from one AVSer...

Thanks RockmanX!
post #1248 of 1357
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Originally Posted by lodit View Post

Went back to the store to take a look again.

Damn good price got even better.

Couldn't say no at that point...delivery, setup and OTD for...hmmm what rhymes with door?

Just needed that confirmational push from one AVSer...

Thanks RockmanX!

No problem lol considering I paid 3997 for a 844u I was about to say please give me that bb number ill have it shipped to me lol smile.gif told my friend about it and he agreed where is it so we can buy it lol good deal,my friend enjoy and send me some pics of that bad boy as well get it. Mounted biggrin.gif
post #1249 of 1357
Took delivery of my 90 745u 5 weeks ago. Was also a floor model from bestbuy. $4999 + 4yr warranty. Had Chad B calibrate
2 weeks ago and he did a remarkable job. This Tv in my opinion must be calibrated. Huge difference. It's now worth every penny.
Thanks again Chad for all your hard work and dedication to this industry. He is definitely one of the best
post #1250 of 1357
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Originally Posted by RockmanX View Post

No problem lol considering I paid 3997 for a 844u I was about to say please give me that bb number ill have it shipped to me lol smile.gif told my friend about it and he agreed where is it so we can buy it lol good deal,my friend enjoy and send me some pics of that bad boy as well get it. Mounted biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by ellwoodboy View Post

Took delivery of my 90 745u 5 weeks ago. Was also a floor model from bestbuy. $4999 + 4yr warranty. Had Chad B calibrate
2 weeks ago and he did a remarkable job. This Tv in my opinion must be calibrated. Huge difference. It's now worth every penny.
Thanks again Chad for all your hard work and dedication to this industry. He is definitely one of the best

Just happened to get lucky that I was negotiating with a rep from whom I had purchased a number of things previously, and his managers who were probably looking to move it to make room for the 657.

Because it's an open box, I don't think it would qualify for the Squaretrade $99 at Costco 4-yr warranty.

But the 5-yr coverage for almost any issue seems worth it, given the cost of replacement of this behemoth.

Funny that you mention Chad, cause I had asked him for his informed opinion regarding this purchase, to which he responded in the affirmative.

Nice of him to take the time to respond.

Now, what wall mounts have you all bought for it?

I'm leaning towards the Peerless ST680P as recommended by Sharp, just because it's the only one I'm aware of so far that can mount on three studs, instead of just two.

And we're currently looking at $115 from NewEgg, Amazon, etc...as of today.

Any other options you would suggest for price/performance?

Thanks in advance!

Man, can't wait for delivery!
post #1251 of 1357
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Originally Posted by lodit View Post


Just happened to get lucky that I was negotiating with a rep from whom I had purchased a number of things previously, and his managers who were probably looking to move it to make room for the 657.

Because it's an open box, I don't think it would qualify for the Squaretrade $99 at Costco 4-yr warranty.

But the 5-yr coverage for almost any issue seems worth it, given the cost of replacement of this behemoth.

Funny that you mention Chad, cause I had asked him for his informed opinion regarding this purchase, to which he responded in the affirmative.

Nice of him to take the time to respond.

Now, what wall mounts have you all bought for it?

I'm leaning towards the Peerless ST680P as recommended by Sharp, just because it's the only one I'm aware of so far that can mount on three studs, instead of just two.

And we're currently looking at $115 from NewEgg, Amazon, etc...as of today.

Any other options you would suggest for price/performance?

Thanks in advance!

Man, can't wait for delivery!


Sorry dude no experience with 90 displays I can tell you all about 80s lol just mounted 844u this weekend next up is 632u but you can try this mount says it fits look for it cheaper of course


http://www.amazon.com/Sanus-VMPL3-B-Mount-Displays-Black/dp/B0008GP880/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_0_2
post #1252 of 1357
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Originally Posted by ellwoodboy View Post

Took delivery of my 90 745u 5 weeks ago. Was also a floor model from bestbuy. $4999 + 4yr warranty. Had Chad B calibrate
2 weeks ago and he did a remarkable job. This Tv in my opinion must be calibrated. Huge difference. It's now worth every penny.
Thanks again Chad for all your hard work and dedication to this industry. He is definitely one of the best
Thanks for posting your calibration comments. I've added a link to your post in the flat panel (post number two) lists that are linked in the signature area at the bottom of my post.

If you have further comments to make about your audio or video calibration, it would be great if you could use the edit command to add them to your original post. Enjoy. smile.gif
post #1253 of 1357
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Originally Posted by ellwoodboy View Post

Took delivery of my 90 745u 5 weeks ago. Was also a floor model from bestbuy. $4999 + 4yr warranty. Had Chad B calibrate 2 weeks ago and he did a remarkable job. This Tv in my opinion must be calibrated. Huge difference. It's now worth every penny.
Thanks again Chad for all your hard work and dedication to this industry. He is definitely one of the best

Beginning to agree with you, I've used and tweaked Suzook's settings for a month now and still can't seem to dial the red in properly. It's close, so close, but I bet that calibration would get it that final little step to perfect.
post #1254 of 1357
Has anyone seen the new 657 model yet?
post #1255 of 1357
Lol 90 inchers have all but disappeared on my side have not seen one of those in awhile
post #1256 of 1357
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Originally Posted by Shop per View Post

Has anyone seen the new 657 model yet?

Right here. Surprised this thread hasn't received more attention.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1480884/official-sharp-lc-90le657u-discussion-thread-no-price-talk
post #1257 of 1357
Lol just got my 80 a 90 inch is next on the list we see what's new in 2 years
post #1258 of 1357
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Originally Posted by mbkintner View Post

Right here. Surprised this thread hasn't received more attention.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1480884/official-sharp-lc-90le657u-discussion-thread-no-price-talk

Because unless one is successful getting a whopper of a price match, the 657 is anywhere from $2k to $4k more than the identical-picture 745.

When the remaining 745s all get scooped up and are gone for good we'll see that thread get more eyeballs most likely.
post #1259 of 1357
What kind of warranties are all of you purchasing for your 90" tv?

I currently have the $699 - 5yr Geek Squad from BB, but am just wondering if that's just too much money.

Considering they probably won't replace my 90" with another one since I bought this one at a great price, is the warranty worth it, or are there other more reasonable options(but with similar coverage) at better pricing?

Thanks.
post #1260 of 1357
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lodit View Post

What kind of warranties are all of you purchasing for your 90" tv?

I currently have the $699 - 5yr Geek Squad from BB, but am just wondering if that's just too much money.

Considering they probably won't replace my 90" with another one since I bought this one at a great price, is the warranty worth it, or are there other more reasonable options(but with similar coverage) at better pricing?

Thanks.
$700.oo they are stealing your money , call Sharp & get the 4 year 3 month replacement / service warranty it will be a fraction of $700.oo call Sharp Aquos support & ask for the service warranty dept.
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