Originally Posted by JackVette
How did your display look out of the box?
The reason I'm asking is that I REALLY want to love this display. I want to bite the financial bullet and get it.
I have NEVER seen on properly set up. I went to best buy yesterday. It was so poorly set up that I couldn't stand it. SOE as well as other artifiacts. Then I went to HHGregg. They didn't have a 90, but they had an 80 set up. It looked horrible..... I showed the salesman, and he said "I see what you mean", "I never noticed that before"....
So, I'm hopeful that the in home calibration will eliminate the poor display I've seen so far...
BTW, at best buy, they had a 73" mitsubishi DLP. I think they are closing them out.... The mistubishi looked 100 times better.....
As I said, I REALLY want to love this TV. Just don't feel it yet.
Well if the Mits DLP looked better there is something wrong. I had the Mits 82837 (the Diamond, I believe) and the Sharp looks a great deal better....and much brighter with better blacks. Often BB and others have the set using component with a split signal going to a number of other sets.
What were they playing? At least a blu-ray player is not sending a split signal and is most likely using an HDMI cable. I would judge with that.
You are welcome to come by my place and see it if you feel like the drive. We are pretty close to PA.
I am basically using out of the box settings on Standard and User. But I like a bright picture with a color "pop'. Most people on this thread would use Suzooks setting for regular viewing, I only use it for blu-ray viewing.
But if you still don't feel you like the set after trying Suzooks settings at the store it may not be for you. If you want a knockout jaw dropping PQ the Sharp Elite may be for you. The 90" is not as good as the Elite but for me size makes up the difference. Most programing at its source is not very good to begin with. You just are not going to get a pristine picture out of regular programing on any set. It may up convert but its still only as good as the source.
Seems the best PQ I see other than Blu-ray are high end commercials.
Its a big big investment so I would absolutely be sure before I would buy. For me at BB they were running 'Alice in Wonderland' on Blu-ray and it looked terrific. If you don't see anything that looks terrific on the set then I would wait for something else to come along.