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post #151 of 1357
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Originally Posted by SonyHome View Post

Wow! More than 2x the cost of my 80" 844u for 10" more.

Yeah, I told my wife that my limit was 7g's. Looks like I'll be spending alot of time with the 80".smile.gif
post #152 of 1357
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

give it time guys. the prices will fall
Remember, BB's actual cost is just over $6400 so THERE IS margin at BB for negotiation.
Our cost is not even close to this price, I wonder if that a typo.......
post #153 of 1357
Saw the screen shot myself mate. No.typo.
post #154 of 1357
If Sharp is choosing the 745 series to match up with the 90"er why would anybody buy the 70LE 845/847 over the 70LE745. It seems obvious that Sharp prefers the over all performance of the 745.
post #155 of 1357
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Originally Posted by andy sullivan View Post

If Sharp is choosing the 745 series to match up with the 90"er why would anybody buy the 70LE 845/847 over the 70LE745. It seems obvious that Sharp prefers the over all performance of the 745.

You could have said this same exact thing last year when Sharp released the 80632. Why would anyone have wanted to buy a 60LE835/70LE735 over the 60/70LE632?? The 90" LE745 is the first 90" model likely to test the waters. I'm sure if they continue making these sets they'll eventually release a 90LE844...just like they did with the 80" sets.
post #156 of 1357
Tv delivered to Select Magnolia HT's on 6/14 and 6/15

there are 2 setup in NewJersey
post #157 of 1357
Thread Starter 
the 90" 745 is just the 1st of other 90" displays in the up coming new displays it would seem to me , Sharp is going to have more 90"ers & 80"ers come the next round of displays . I feel that the prices will drop on all Jumbo size models once production ramps up.
No actual proof of this , but the idea goes to past practices by Sharp.
It would seem that Sharp is gonna have improve packaging of large displays to reduce the return issue due to shipping damage . Solve the package problems & that in it's self with helps loads with production costs I M H O smile.gif
post #158 of 1357
Shipping damages on LED's stand at 1%. That's pretty good. One could in case units in steal with nothing but compressed air around the unit and trust me when I say the ratio would still be at 1%.
post #159 of 1357
Just saw this monster earlier today at Best Buy. I've been up in the air about a 65VT50 vs 70X5FD. The 90" was a few sets down from the VT50 and made it look (I kid you not) like a tablet. The difference was flat out comical. I know, I know...the PQ is too, but sitting as far back as I do, this thing is just unreal. I would love to see one of these things professionally calibrated.

And my indecision continues...
post #160 of 1357
Pretty nice image when feed 1080p. Wonder how it handles lesser resolution. I would still wait for a 4K version on a set this big though, worth the extra $$$ to future proof.


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post #161 of 1357
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

Our cost is not even close to this price, I wonder if that a typo.......

Best Buy also pays much less than you for the Elites. This is just a new reality.
post #162 of 1357
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

We just got ours in wink.gif

Any impressions of this model yet Chris?
post #163 of 1357
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

Our cost is not even close to this price, I wonder if that a typo.......

Well your not bestbuy. When you become a multi-billion dollar company like best buy maybe you can get it at that price.
post #164 of 1357
wowzer I havent been online for a while now and bought a 70" but damn a 90" i am in smile.gif The 70" can go in my bedroom...
Edited by NO1B4ME - 6/19/12 at 12:33pm
post #165 of 1357
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Originally Posted by Sick Mother View Post

Just saw this monster earlier today at Best Buy. I've been up in the air about a 65VT50 vs 70X5FD. The 90" was a few sets down from the VT50 and made it look (I kid you not) like a tablet. The difference was flat out comical. I know, I know...the PQ is too, but sitting as far back as I do, this thing is just unreal. I would love to see one of these things professionally calibrated.
And my indecision continues...

If you have $10,000 and a seating distance of 15-ish feet, I'd say go for it. If you are concerned about money at all and/or will be somewhat closer most of the time, I'd say buy something smaller and cheaper and upgrade in a few years.
post #166 of 1357
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Originally Posted by rogo View Post

If you have $10,000 and a seating distance of 15-ish feet, I'd say go for it. If you are concerned about money at all and/or will be somewhat closer most of the time, I'd say buy something smaller and cheaper and upgrade in a few years.

Lol this is the biggest reason I've been holding off on buying a new set. The Elite is a beautiful set, but at 70" I'm looking at bare minimum size requirements. And I'm not super thrilled about spending that kind of money not to be 100% in love with the purchase. An 80" Elite would be a whole lot better, and a whole lot more expensive. I'm hoping Panasonic does an 85VT50 (street) priced around $7k, but then that involves waiting who knows how long.

The best thing of it all is the ball is officially rolling on affordable super-sized TVs. I bought a 61" DLP 8-9 years ago and it was considered massive. Today the same money I spent can get a very nice 80" screen. 60" is quickly becoming the new 40".
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post #168 of 1357
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Originally Posted by Peter740 View Post

Well your not bestbuy. When you become a multi-billion dollar company like best buy maybe you can get it at that price.
Never said we where BB, however usually there cost is very close to ours, especially when you consider they have to warehouse and handle the sets more. We have been in the business for 9 years and I know a few guys at a few retail outlets and are cost have always been close.
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Originally Posted by rogo View Post

Best Buy also pays much less than you for the Elites. This is just a new reality.
Not that much less. You would be surprised, usually about 10-15% less, again they have to warehouse and handle the sets more too.
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Originally Posted by Sick Mother View Post

I'm hoping Panasonic does an 85VT50 (street) priced around $7k, but then that involves waiting who knows how long.
I wish this was going to happen soon, but as noted it will be a very, very long time.
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Originally Posted by Y2JDMBFAN View Post

Any impressions of this model yet Chris?
Not as of yet, not sure I want to unbox one yet. Lot's of cash to drop to write a review frown.gif
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Edited by Cleveland Plasma - 6/19/12 at 3:08pm
post #169 of 1357
Chris, I know the gap is usually small. My distinct impression, however, is that the gap on the Elites is not nearly as small as what you are accustomed to. Best Buy appears to be paying a great deal less on those, similarly to the way they are paying much less for the 90s. I think the new reality is that on high-cost, low-production items, your pricing situation is not going to be as favorable as it has been in the past. That's just an educated guess, however.
post #170 of 1357
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Originally Posted by ecgz88 View Post

LE745 series review is not good in Cnet though
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/sharp-lc-70le745u/4505-6482_7-35118027.html?tag=results;prodInfo
Sharp displays are always Poh -Poohed by CneT ...I think they don't offer any $ incentives @ CneT ....
CneT is Not what It used to be before they where sold to a Large Corporation... I put no real value in any of their reviews anymore I M H O smile.gif
post #171 of 1357
^^^They gave the LE640 a pretty good review, and the 70LE732 a good review last year. As much as I like Sharp (I own a 2009 LE700 myself), I think they are usually pretty fair in their reviews and scoring. Sharp isn't trying to win any picture quality contests with their megasized sets, although their image is solid. That said, I found the image on the 90 745 very good and better than the 80632 or 80844 for whatever reason - perhaps because of the sheer size of it, or perhaps because I didn't notice any weird anomalies like I have on the 80's I've seen (IE bad vertical banding on on the 80844). In any case, I think the 90" merits a separate review from its smaller counterparts considering the 60/70" aren't full-array and lack the Aquomotion 240 backlight scanning system.
post #172 of 1357
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Originally Posted by Sick Mother View Post

Lol this is the biggest reason I've been holding off on buying a new set. The Elite is a beautiful set, but at 70" I'm looking at bare minimum size requirements. And I'm not super thrilled about spending that kind of money not to be 100% in love with the purchase. An 80" Elite would be a whole lot better, and a whole lot more expensive. I'm hoping Panasonic does an 85VT50 (street) priced around $7k, but then that involves waiting who knows how long.
The best thing of it all is the ball is officially rolling on affordable super-sized TVs. I bought a 61" DLP 8-9 years ago and it was considered massive. Today the same money I spent can get a very nice 80" screen. 60" is quickly becoming the new 40".

Posts like these make me smile. After years and years of reading and buying this stuff I am thrilled that the 80's and 90's are around.

I have a 60" replacement for my 70" SXRD and it feels so small AND I was ready to move UP from 70. Now it's possible as i sit about 16" from the wall. Can't wait, but still feels like another year or so till I pull the trigger.
post #173 of 1357
They had one on display at Best Buy. They are asking $9,999.98!!! eek.gif I asked the salesperson if they would negotiate on price and he asked me what I was willing to pay and I said $8k. Salesperson said no way they could match that price as it cost them $7.9k. He also told me that Sharp has told retailers to not discount the tv. Anyway the TV was beautiful. I'll wait and hopefully in a few years I can get one for $4 - 5K.
post #174 of 1357
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Originally Posted by Mr2Spyder View Post

I'll wait and hopefully in a few years I can get one for $4 - 5K.

I have a feeling that large displays like these won't catch on with mainstream buyers who are looking to buy a run of the mill ~50" <$1k TV to throw on top of their fireplace with 10 windows & a skylight glaring at it. The 80" is still selling between $3.5 and 4.5k daily. I don't see this TV coming down much over the next year or two. Sharp is the only player right now. Maybe if the others would step up their game and offer something more competitive than a 65" model we would see the prices come down. Though again it comes down to demand, which there isn't enough of. So many people are content with sub-par audio/video.
post #175 of 1357
sounds like typical best buy.

My friend has worked for them for 7 years in car audio. He has shown me the pricing screen. 6460 is their cost all day no matter what the "sales person" says
post #176 of 1357
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Originally Posted by serith View Post

I don't see this TV coming down much over the next year or two. Sharp is the only player right now.
You are right, "lets say" the 90" Sharp is $9000 on the street. That's is not bad if you look at $23,000. for a Panasonic 85" or $35,000. for 103" Panasonic.
post #177 of 1357
Now Chris dont you think that last comment is poaching a little bit ;-) Who wouldn't think 9k is better than 23k.

if I recall the 85 inch panny was selling at Costco for 9k at one point. Its pure economics at work here. The 90 inch sharp while
very tempting is only going to drop in price very quickly because the tech isnt there to justify the extra 10 inches and 6k difference over the 844.

Now add local dimming like the upcoming professional version then you might have a solid argument
post #178 of 1357
$6400 is not BB's cost. Somebody is making things up.
post #179 of 1357
well speaker then my friend who has worked at bb for 7 years must not know what he is doing. And each time he has shown me cost in the past it has been spot on.
post #180 of 1357
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

well speaker then my friend who has worked at bb for 7 years must not know what he is doing. And each time he has shown me cost in the past it has been spot on.

Not sure how to tell you this. But your friend is incorrect. I have worked for BBY for just as many years, and this is not the cost. In fact, I can say that even if you get creative with the math, you could not come up with this total.
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