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post #691 of 1357
So far no problem with 12ft away and with 25" above the ground. Mind you some people mount their TV set above the fireplace (my guess is more than 48")

BTW I just received a firmware (407U1212101) update notice and I updated it with no problem.
post #692 of 1357
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Originally Posted by dreaux View Post

My stand is 17" high and its perfect. I wouldn't want it any higher, not with a set that big, you would be staring up, unless you are much further away. I sit 13 ft away.

What stand do you have? I think 17 would be better as well, but I haven't been able to find one that low that will hold a large center channel speaker, let alone one that is as wide as the TV.
post #693 of 1357
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Originally Posted by freedom88 View Post

Mind you some people mount their TV set above the fireplace (my guess is more than 48")

This is one of my biggest pet peeves. I realize that some people have no choice, but I find it very uncomfortable watching a TV when it's that high up. When we first moved into our house, there was a fireplace in our family room. I decided that it was on the wall that was most appropriate for putting the TV, so I literally walled over the fireplace and parked my 60" KURO right there. You have to have your priorities. smile.gif
post #694 of 1357
Is anybody using a Denon AVR-3313CI receiver with this set? Are there any problems I should be aware of?
post #695 of 1357
Anybody else got the firmware 407U1212101 notification?
post #696 of 1357
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Originally Posted by gweempose View Post

What stand do you have? I think 17 would be better as well, but I haven't been able to find one that low that will hold a large center channel speaker, let alone one that is as wide as the TV.

I don't know who makes it. It has a reinforced glass top. I got it when I bought my Qualia 70" a few years ago. Its very heavy duty stand. I do think with the size of this set lower is better, its already so high as it is.
post #697 of 1357
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Originally Posted by dreaux View Post

I don't know who makes it. It has a reinforced glass top. I got it when I bought my Qualia 70" a few years ago. Its very heavy duty stand. I do think with the size of this set lower is better, its already so high as it is.

If it is Qualia 70" SXRD then it is Sony. I bought my in 2005 with the stand, I garbaged the TV (bad optical block) but keep the stand. The stand came from Japan.
post #698 of 1357
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Originally Posted by dreaux View Post


I got it when I bought my Qualia 70" a few years ago ...

Out of curiosity, how does the picture quality of the Sharp compare to the Qualia? I am actually buying the 90 incher to replace my 60" XBR SXRD. My set never had the green blob problems that are so prevalent, and I always thought it had a great picture.
post #699 of 1357
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Originally Posted by gweempose View Post

Out of curiosity, how does the picture quality of the Sharp compare to the Qualia? I am actually buying the 90 incher to replace my 60" XBR SXRD. My set never had the green blob problems that are so prevalent, and I always thought it had a great picture.

Its kind of hard to compare the two. I thought the Qualia had the best picture I had ever seen, but as technology changed and other sets were almost as good. The Sharp Elite 70" had a better picture than the Qualia, but the 90" is pretty close to the Elite except in black levels.
I would rate the Elite first, the Qualia second and the Sharp 90" third in PQ. But in size of course the 90" wins. Having had all three I ended up with the 90" because I like a big set....and the PQ drop off is minor and acceptable.

But to be honest I wish I never sold my Qualia....I loved that set, but I probably would have had optical block problems like other did.
post #700 of 1357
In comparing the two, I would say the black level on the Sharp is much better than the Qualia. You will be happy with the 90" Sharp PQ if you set the AV mode to either Dynamic or Dynamic (fixed).
post #701 of 1357
Since this thread has wandered to comparing the Sharp 90 to the Sony 70' Qualia 006, i thought I'd add this post.

I've been following this thread because I have owned a Qualia 006 since 2006, with the optical block replaced about a year ago and though my second block hasn't failed yet, I know it eventually will. It took almost 5 years for the green blob to appear via the first block, so I hope I have another couple years with my Qualia. I've been following the Sharp 70 Elite thread, then the Sharp 80 thread and now this Sharp 90 thread so I'll be ready when my Qualia finally fails. I've only seen the 3 Sharp sets uncalibrated in a Magnolia. To my eyes in the store setting, The Elite 70 definitely has darker blacks than my Qualia 006. Both the Sharp 80 and Sharp 90 are impressively BIG and since price is not my objective, if I had to give up the Qualia 006 today, It would be between the Elite 70 or Sharp 90. If Sharp would make an Elite 90 it would be a "no brainer" for me, but with Sharp's financial issues, I doubt that will happen. 

While I haven't been able to compare the 3 Sharp sets side-by-side to my Qualia for obvious physical reasons, I have of course been able to drive about 10 minutes back-and-forth in front of them all in the same day.. To me there is something about my Qualia 006 that generates a more pleasingly "analog" picture. It may be its professional calibration and additional processing by the Anthem D2 Pre/Pro it is connected through. The Sharp 80 + 90 pictures seem more "digital" to me and the Elite 70 about perfect, though less dramatic only due to size. < totally unscientific and based wholly on store setups.

I have VERY much appreciated the comparison statements by the previous Qualia owners. < Thanks much!

Chris
post #702 of 1357
I hope your Qualia lasts a few years longer, but if it doesn't I am sure you will be happy with the Sharp 90"....I am. But there was something about the Qualia that had a 'richness' in the PQ, almost plasma like.

I find that setting my 90" to Dynamic or Dynamic Fixed gives me that rich look. Some may say that setting is too close to a 'torch' mode but I like it. Coming from a Qualia I am sure you will know a good picture when you see it. Next time you go look at the 90" take a primo Blu-ray and have them play it for you.
The Sharp does look a bit better in 1080p that the Qualia did. If I remember the Qualia only did 1080i and up converted.

For those wondering why we were talking about the Qualia its because it was the 'gold standard' for a while and the set that others were judged by. It costs 13k new when it came out. The Kuro was another one but it was smaller.

An Elite 90" would be something but lord knows what it would cost.
Edited by dreaux - 12/23/12 at 5:49pm
post #703 of 1357
Merry Christmas fellow 90LE745U owners and all
post #704 of 1357
I think the comparisons to sets like the Qualia or the 60" KURO are very helpful to prospective buyers. For example, I currently have a 60" Sony XBR SXRD, a 60" Elite KURO, and a 55" Sony XBR8. If someone who owned one of these three sets weighs in on the 90" Sharp, it makes their opinion of the Sharp more significant for me.
post #705 of 1357
Merry Christmas all! Getting ready to watch all the bowl games and the NFL playoffs on my 90". WooHoo.
post #706 of 1357
I found another potential stand made by Salamander Designs ...



I don't like it as much as the Standout Designs stand, but it's more than 5 inches lower, so it might be a better choice.
post #707 of 1357
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Originally Posted by gweempose View Post

I found another potential stand made by Salamander Designs ...

I don't like it as much as the Standout Designs stand, but it's more than 5 inches lower, so it might be a better choice.

I've been looking at that stand too....

Its pretty wide though. 87 inches I think.
post #708 of 1357
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Originally Posted by JackVette View Post

I've been looking at that stand too .... Its pretty wide though. 87 inches I think.

Yep. It's 87", That's definitely a wide stand, but it won't seem that bad once you have the set on it. The TV itself is about 81", so that's only three extra inches on each side. After thinking about it some more, the Standout Designs stand may make more sense because it already comes with wheels attached. This will make it much easier to move the stand when I need to get to the wires. You can add wheels to the Salamander stand, but this would add another four inches to the height, which negates the thing I liked most about it.
post #709 of 1357
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Originally Posted by gweempose View Post

Yep. It's 87", That's definitely a wide stand, but it won't seem that bad once you have the set on it. The TV itself is about 81", so that's only three extra inches on each side. After thinking about it some more, the Standout Designs stand may make more sense because it already comes with wheels attached. This will make it much easier to move the stand when I need to get to the wires. You can add wheels to the Salamander stand, but this would add another four inches to the height, which negates the thing I liked most about it.

I have the same struggle.

I'm also considering a cheap approach by getting the Bello stand:

http://www.bello.com/index.php?partition=show_product&prod_id=326

My thought is to go cheap at first then upgrade later....
post #710 of 1357
I bought the Sharp when it came out but didn't get around to looking at some 3D until I got the new Oppo last week. I watched The Amazing Spider-Man and Polar Express. I'm sorry to say I had serious cross talk on both movies. Same experience Home Theatre reviewer had. The ghosting was pretty bad and very distracting when you notice it you just can't help seeing it throughout the movie. So color me deeply unimpressed with the 3D performance. It's not my primary screen or I don't think I could tolerate it.
post #711 of 1357
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Originally Posted by belvista View Post

I bought the Sharp when it came out but didn't get around to looking at some 3D until I got the new Oppo last week. I watched The Amazing Spider-Man and Polar Express. I'm sorry to say I had serious cross talk on both movies. Same experience Home Theatre reviewer had. The ghosting was pretty bad and very distracting when you notice it you just can't help seeing it throughout the movie. So color me deeply unimpressed with the 3D performance. It's not my primary screen or I don't think I could tolerate it.

That sucks. I thought Sharp had addressed this issue. Was there any particular scene in Polar Express that had the ghosting, or it's present throughout the entire film? To be honest, I'm not buying the set for 3D, but it's a perk I was definitely looking forward to. It's kind of ridiculous that something that costs so much money could be flawed in such a major way. Can any other owners chime in? I'm curious to know if all sets exhibit this problem, or only some of them.
post #712 of 1357
That's a lot of money to pay for terrible 3d lol that's no fun
post #713 of 1357
Well I bought my in November 28th with firmware 3.03 and am using OPPO 95 to watch 3D Amazing Spider Man and Tangled 3D with no cross-talk issue.

BTW my TV is now with firmware 4.0.7 and no cross-talk issue when watching Finding Nemo 3D and Sanctum 3D

And I changed the 3D setting to match Dynamic setting in 2D mode.
post #714 of 1357
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Originally Posted by freedom88 View Post

Well I bought my in November 28th with firmware 3.03 and am using OPPO 95 to watch 3D Amazing Spider Man and Tangled 3D with no cross-talk issue.
BTW my TV is now with firmware 4.0.7 and no cross-talk issue when watching Finding Nemo 3D and Sanctum 3D
And I changed the 3D setting to match Dynamic setting in 2D mode.

This is good to hear. So obviously we need to do a little more investigating into the issue. Since belvista mentioned that it was a new Oppo player, I'm assuming it was either the 103 or the 105. Can anybody else comment on their experience with one of the newest Oppo players and the Sharp? We also need to make sure belvista has the latest firmware on his TV, or we aren't comparing apples to apples.
post #715 of 1357
I am using the Cambridge Audio 751 Azur which is almost identical to the Oppo 95 and have experienced no ghosting on 3D. So far I watched Alice in Wonderland and Avitar in 3D and they looked great.

I have updated to latest firmware.
post #716 of 1357
Absolutely loving this tv. No buyers remorse whatsoever (even when I paid the credit card bill). It great for movies and sports...
post #717 of 1357
I am about to order LC-90LE745U. I am from Canada and will drive down to Washington in my truck to pick it up. I would like to know what the dimensions of the packing crate are to see if it will fit in my long box pickup. This will save about $3000,00.
Regards
post #718 of 1357
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Originally Posted by donvancouver View Post

I am about to order LC-90LE745U. I am from Canada and will drive down to Washington in my truck to pick it up. I would like to know what the dimensions of the packing crate are to see if it will fit in my long box pickup. This will save about $3000,00.
Regards

Hey, Congrat on your next purchase? I am from Canada as well, do you know how does the tax and duty work when you bring it back at the custom?

Thanks
post #719 of 1357
There is no duty but you have to pay GST and sales tax if applicable.
post #720 of 1357
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by donvancouver View Post

I am about to order LC-90LE745U. I am from Canada and will drive down to Washington in my truck to pick it up. I would like to know what the dimensions of the packing crate are to see if it will fit in my long box pickup. This will save about $3000,00.
Regards
you DO know that the Sharp USA warranty is void in Canada as soon as you cross the boarder with the display . You can't even register the warranty with a US bought Sharp with a Canadian mailing address . If there are problems with the 90"er your outta luck as a warranty work 1st starts with a visit of a technician @ home . The warranty is also void if the display is used in business setting . These Sharps are sold as a home use item .
plus do remember that these large displays MUST be shipped upright , laying the display flat in a truck bed will destroy the the lens panel , guys have broken their display in a 2 mile ride home from stores just by laying them flat
Seem a big gamble on both the self transport issue & then a Void warranty risk issue .
I'm just pointing this out ! !
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