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post #841 of 1357
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Originally Posted by rapidrezults View Post

Here are a few pics taken from my iPhone with sub-par lighting. Obviously the pictures don't do the set justice in terms of PQ. After some quality time with it I can honestly say it has an amazing picture quality for a set this size. Almost every single person at my Superbowl party commented on how great the PQ was and that they didn't think a set this big could look that good. In fact, people were taking pictures next to it as if it was some sort of art piece on the wall. The size of it isn't really conveyed in the pictures. Watching movies is amazing. It truly is a projector/theater type experience. I followed some of the settings i found on the 80" Sharp threads and tweaked to my liking. Its not perfect yet, but its darn close.










First off sorry about the loss ;-(

Second.............. ME WANT

weird how that in pictures it doesnt really look bigger than an 80 smile.gif
post #842 of 1357
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Originally Posted by rapidrezults View Post

Here are a few pics taken from my iPhone with sub-par lighting. Obviously the pictures don't do the set justice in terms of PQ. After some quality time with it I can honestly say it has an amazing picture quality for a set this size. Almost every single person at my Superbowl party commented on how great the PQ was and that they didn't think a set this big could look that good. In fact, people were taking pictures next to it as if it was some sort of art piece on the wall. The size of it isn't really conveyed in the pictures. Watching movies is amazing. It truly is a projector/theater type experience. I followed some of the settings i found on the 80" Sharp threads and tweaked to my liking. Its not perfect yet, but its darn close.











and one more pic for good sport. I read what the other guy went through when the pics didn't look like a 90. Here she is delivered right to the back of my office. smile.gif LOL


Nice Pictures.....

How far away are you sitting?

Also, how high off the ground is the bottom of the set.

I'm getting close to pulling the trigger on this set.
post #843 of 1357
Here is a picture of my set up - though speakers are usually closer to the tv. As you can see, it can be a bright room, as its on the main floor.



Let me know if you want other pictures / views.
post #844 of 1357
You guys are killing me!!
post #845 of 1357
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Originally Posted by JackVette View Post

Also, how high off the ground is the bottom of the set.

I curious about this as well. It seems like it's mounted kind of high for a screen that large. Do you feel like you're craning your neck when viewing it?

Awesome setup, by the way. I'm very jealous! smile.gif
post #846 of 1357
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Originally Posted by gweempose View Post

I curious about this as well. It seems like it's mounted kind of high for a screen that large. Do you feel like you're craning your neck when viewing it?

Awesome setup, by the way. I'm very jealous! smile.gif

It's a personal preference thing, but I would've mounted the TV no higher than 3-5 inches above where that furniture ends and put the speaker above that. I hate looking up for the reason you explained. On my 65", it sits directly atop a "2 component" high Ikea piece. If it were a 90", I feel like that might well be too high for me -- as would the one in the image.

But again this is personal and at least rapid didn't put it over a fireplace!
post #847 of 1357
It was mounted a tad high for the "party", because most people were standing. I have room for adjustment still left. I am going to lower it a bit this weekend, although in the pictures it looks higher than it actually is. I've also found that while viewing sitting upright, you would want the unit sitting lower, however, when I am lounging back(most of the time) my head is actually tilted at an up angle, which for me causes eyestrain if its too low. When i used to have my TVs siting on the av rack, i would find my eyes straining because of the downward angle created from sitting completely back(head against the couch pillow). I put a significant amount of tilt on the unit to basically have a line of sight to the middle while in "lounge" mode - if that makes any sense. I guess you cant have it perfect for both viewing situations. Maybe I should listen to you guys and lower it for upright viewing, then my wife wont complain how i always fall asleep when we watch movies. cool.gif

My AV rack used to look proportional to my TVs....now I am considering ordering the 82" Havenwood from Standout. The thing just looks tiny compared to the monster above. The mirror above the fireplace used to be the "wow" - larger piece in the room, now it looks like a small vanity mirror for a bathroom. Amazing how the room dynamics have changed so much.
post #848 of 1357
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Originally Posted by rapidrezults View Post

It was mounted a tad high for the "party", because most people were standing. I have room for adjustment still left. I am going to lower it a bit this weekend, although in the pictures it looks higher than it actually is. I've also found that while viewing sitting upright, you would want the unit sitting lower, however, when I am lounging back(most of the time) my head is actually tilted at an up angle, which for me causes eyestrain if its too low. When i used to have my TVs siting on the av rack, i would find my eyes straining because of the downward angle created from sitting completely back(head against the couch pillow). I put a significant amount of tilt on the unit to basically have a line of sight to the middle while in "lounge" mode - if that makes any sense. I guess you cant have it perfect for both viewing situations. Maybe I should listen to you guys and lower it for upright viewing, then my wife wont complain how i always fall asleep when we watch movies. cool.gif

My AV rack used to look proportional to my TVs....now I am considering ordering the 82" Havenwood from Standout. The thing just looks tiny compared to the monster above. The mirror above the fireplace used to be the "wow" - larger piece in the room, now it looks like a small vanity mirror for a bathroom. Amazing how the room dynamics have changed so much.

What mounting rack are you using? Sanus?

So, how high off the ground do you think is optimal for general seating?

And how far away do you sit?

I purchased a Salamander Quad 20 (model 245) in preparation for getting the Sharp.
post #849 of 1357
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Originally Posted by JackVette View Post

What mounting rack are you using? Sanus?

So, how high off the ground do you think is optimal for general seating?

And how far away do you sit?

I purchased a Salamander Quad 20 (model 245) in preparation for getting the Sharp.


I am just using a monoprice tilting rack. Nothing special. $28.00 mount holding a $7,000.00 TV. eek.gif

The bottom of the bezel is about 2' 11" from the ground. I am not sure if this is optimal just yet, I am going to lower it this weekend and see if it looks better.

I sit about 13-14ft back.


BTW I called your guy at Main Street Electronics before I purchased, his pricing is really good. Is that who you are ordering through?
post #850 of 1357
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Originally Posted by rapidrezults View Post

I am just using a monoprice tilting rack. Nothing special. $28.00 mount holding a $7,000.00 TV. eek.gif

The bottom of the bezel is about 2' 11" from the ground. I am not sure if this is optimal just yet, I am going to lower it this weekend and see if it looks better.

I sit about 13-14ft back.


BTW I called your guy at Main Street Electronics before I purchased, his pricing is really good. Is that who you are ordering through?

Thank you for the info.

I think I will purchase from Main Street Electronics. I purchased about $5K worth of other equipment from him and he came through for me.

Last I checked, his price is good. There are better prices on the web, but I don't trust them. I trust Rob.

I'd like to go through Best Buy, but my local store won't price match him.

Thank you,

Jack
post #851 of 1357
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Originally Posted by rapidrezults View Post

My AV rack used to look proportional to my TVs....now I am considering ordering the 82" Havenwood from Standout.

The only problem I see with this is that you may run out of wall space with your current setup. Do you have room to squeeze the 82" Haven between your two tower speakers? It's hard to tell from the photos, since I don't know the width of your current media console.

Edit: Ignore my previous comments. I just checked, and the 82" Haven is only about an inch wider than the TV itself, so it will fit in your room no problem. smile.gif
post #852 of 1357
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Originally Posted by rapidrezults View Post

My AV rack used to look proportional to my TVs....now I am considering ordering the 82" Havenwood from Standout. The thing just looks tiny compared to the monster above. The mirror above the fireplace used to be the "wow" - larger piece in the room, now it looks like a small vanity mirror for a bathroom. Amazing how the room dynamics have changed so much.

Look at the Middle Atlantic Rack, any other racks made of steel or thin aluminium sheet will vibrate creating a hum sound when you play movies with average amount of bass.
post #853 of 1357
Just picked up the Sharp at Abt this past weekend. They were having a great sale. Having it delivered this Sat. Can't wait. Looking for a sound bar (wife won't accept bigger speakers), looking to spend 1000-2000. Any suggestions? Would like a sound bar that is ARC compatible to simplify cables. Looks like the digital optical output would only be stereo.

Can anyone verify if I use an ARC compatible sound bar and connect it via HDMI that I will get surround sound out of my sound bar?
post #854 of 1357
What price was the great sale at ;-)
post #855 of 1357
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

What price was the great sale at ;-)

You have PM
post #856 of 1357
I have the Sharp LC-80-LE844 and a Sony sound bar and ARC works throught HDMI.
post #857 of 1357
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Originally Posted by dcheuk View Post

Just picked up the Sharp at Abt this past weekend. They were having a great sale. Having it delivered this Sat. Can't wait. Looking for a sound bar (wife won't accept bigger speakers), looking to spend 1000-2000. Any suggestions? Would like a sound bar that is ARC compatible to simplify cables. Looks like the digital optical output would only be stereo.

Can anyone verify if I use an ARC compatible sound bar and connect it via HDMI that I will get surround sound out of my sound bar?

Too bad, a 7.1 or 5.1 system would really add to the theater experience of 90". For what you have to spend there are some small but powerful speakers that would work nicely. Have you considered wireless speakers?
Cruthfields has some nice systems on sale now.

You may want to look at Definitive Technology XTR-SSA5 Ultra Slim Surround Speaker Bar.
Edited by dreaux - 2/14/13 at 4:43pm
post #858 of 1357
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Originally Posted by dreaux View Post

Too bad, a 7.1 or 5.1 system would really add to the theater experience of 90". For what you have to spend there are some small but powerful speakers that would work nicely. Have you considered wireless speakers?
Cruthfields has some nice systems on sale now.

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You're preaching to the choir brother. It's the same old story, the wife acceptance factor. I even showed her some of the bose surround sound which has really small speakers (even though I'm not a bit bose fan) but that got nixed. That's why I'm trying to find a decent sound bar(which I have to show her before buying). I'm thinking of going with the Definitive Technology Solocinema XTR. It's less than 3 inches deep. Also looking at the yamaha YSP 4300 but it's 6 inches deep. I like the yamaha because it's ARC compatible but I can make the Definitive Tech's sound bar work.

I'm pretty lucky that she's down with the 90 inch TV so I can't 'really' complain. It get's here Saturday and I'm out of town until Tues night!
post #859 of 1357
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Originally Posted by dcheuk View Post

You're preaching to the choir brother. It's the same old story, the wife acceptance factor. I even showed her some of the bose surround sound which has really small speakers (even though I'm not a bit bose fan) but that got nixed. That's why I'm trying to find a decent sound bar(which I have to show her before buying). I'm thinking of going with the Definitive Technology Solocinema XTR. It's less than 3 inches deep. Also looking at the yamaha YSP 4300 but it's 6 inches deep. I like the yamaha because it's ARC compatible but I can make the Definitive Tech's sound bar work.

I'm pretty lucky that she's down with the 90 inch TV so I can't 'really' complain. It get's here Saturday and I'm out of town until Tues night!

Yeah I hear you....you already got the 90" slipped by and that's a major coup. The Definitive Tech sound bar probably sounds great.

Congratulations on getting the Sharp 90", you will love it.
post #860 of 1357
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Originally Posted by dcheuk View Post

You're preaching to the choir brother. It's the same old story, the wife acceptance factor. I even showed her some of the bose surround sound which has really small speakers (even though I'm not a bit bose fan) but that got nixed. That's why I'm trying to find a decent sound bar(which I have to show her before buying). I'm thinking of going with the Definitive Technology Solocinema XTR. It's less than 3 inches deep. Also looking at the yamaha YSP 4300 but it's 6 inches deep. I like the yamaha because it's ARC compatible but I can make the Definitive Tech's sound bar work.

I'm pretty lucky that she's down with the 90 inch TV so I can't 'really' complain. It get's here Saturday and I'm out of town until Tues night!

I totally feel you on the wife acceptance factor. I have to hear about my big black speakers every other week. Be thankful you got the 90 approved, that is a huge feat in itself. On the bright side, I picked up a budget LG soundbar for my bedroom and it sounds really good. Im sure the better ones sound even better. Once all said and done you're going to have an awesome experience...you can't go wrong with a 90.
post #861 of 1357
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Originally Posted by dcheuk View Post

You're preaching to the choir brother. It's the same old story, the wife acceptance factor. I even showed her some of the bose surround sound which has really small speakers (even though I'm not a bit bose fan) but that got nixed. That's why I'm trying to find a decent sound bar(which I have to show her before buying). I'm thinking of going with the Definitive Technology Solocinema XTR. It's less than 3 inches deep. Also looking at the yamaha YSP 4300 but it's 6 inches deep. I like the yamaha because it's ARC compatible but I can make the Definitive Tech's sound bar work.

I'm pretty lucky that she's down with the 90 inch TV so I can't 'really' complain. It get's here Saturday and I'm out of town until Tues night!

After reading on both it looks like the Yamaha YSP-4300 has about everything you could want, it can be used as a switcher and has a wireless sub....very impressive. I didn't know sound bars could do all that.

HDMI version 1.4a with support for 3D Video, 4K pass-through, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC is sweet.
post #862 of 1357
Does anyone know if there are any Costco or Sam's Club that carry the 90" sharp in Southern California?

Thanks in advance!!!
post #863 of 1357
Well .... the Mits WD73831 that I bought in Dec of 2005 just took it's last breath when being powered back on after a local power outage.
I have a UPS back-up system and made the mistake of shutting it down after the outage looked like it was going to be a long one.
As is typical ........ about 10 minutes after I shut down the UPS, the power came back on.
Anyway, when I tried to turn the Mits back on all I got was "the flashing green light of death"

I really liked this DLP set .... even though it was on it's second light engine, and it initially ate lamps like popcorn, until the last one which curiously has lasted almost 3 years.
We considered getting another DLP, but decided that although the price per inch is pretty good for what you get, the hassles of changing the lamps and more importantly .... the inconvenience of having them go out in the middle of a live event, was too much when adding the LE issues, and now LVPS issues that are both chronic and well documented with the Mits DLPs.
Consequently ... the wife said 'no' more DLPs!!
And who am I to argue ....... wink.gif

So ....... I ordered the 90" Sharp to replace it, which should be here in a a little over a week.

I'll set it up per Suzook's settings that Fastslappy posted in this thread, and let you guys know how it all goes.

I'll be using my old Bella stand, which will be about 5" narrower on each side.
I didn't really buy it for the 3D, but since it is I also picked up a new Panasonic DMP-BDT500 (to replace my old Panny DMP-BD65 for 3D) and that will allow me to still use my Harmon Kardon AVR645 7.1 receiver without having to up-grade it to a 3D receiver, and also let me use the BD65 for Netflix and such, in the bedroom.

Nothing to do now but wait until I can put the 60" Sammy I'm borrowing out of the bedroom to fill the hole in my living room, back in the bedroom, and the (really disappointing) Vizio 42" back in the camper.
Oh yeah ....... and clean all the dust off the cables that haven't seen the light of day for ~7 years.

P.S. I did try Costco in Fresno California and they didn't have it.

Edited by Flyer91 - 2/27/13 at 1:27pm
post #864 of 1357
Flyer,

I'm interested in your experience. Especially the difference to the DLP (which I really do like the look of).

How far away do you sit?

Where did you buy it from?

I was just in Southern California and looked at the set again while there.

I'm very close to getting it.....
post #865 of 1357
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Originally Posted by Flyer91 View Post

Well .... the Mits WD73831 that I bought in Dec of 2005 just took it's last breath..............

I really liked this DLP set ....
... the wife said 'no' more DLPs!!
And who am I to argue ....... wink.gif

So ....... I ordered the 90" Sharp to replace it, which should be here in a a little over a week.

I'll set it up per Suzook's settings that Fastslappy posted in this thread, and let you guys know how it all goes.

Nothing to do now but wait until I can put the 60" Sammy I'm borrowing out of the bedroom to fill the hole in my living room, back in the bedroom, and the (really disappointing) Vizio 42" back in the camper.
Yeah ,It's really hard to go down in size for any length of time at All ! ! ! eek.gif

Let us know how your experience goes ,
Looks like it's a year till I can't afford the 90"er , my ship is gonna be " later than expected " coming " In "

Oh Well . . . . . . . frown.gif

I guess my 632 80"er will Just have to do ... mad.gifrolleyes.gifwink.gif
post #866 of 1357
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Originally Posted by JackVette View Post

Flyer,

I'm interested in your experience. Especially the difference to the DLP (which I really do like the look of).

How far away do you sit?

Where did you buy it from?

I was just in Southern California and looked at the set again while there.

I'm very close to getting it.....

You will give in eventually!!! Dont resist the urge!!
post #867 of 1357
Having given a continuous through process over this, i think i am gonna pass this model. I sincerely believe this is a half baked model, and most of us are blowing away money on something that is still not upto the mark. Its not like you are spending 2000 dollars on something that is not upto the mark, but spending around 8000 dollars for something that deserves a premium quality viewing. I understand the blingage factor on this TV, but in a year or two.. the 4K will be the norm. Having looked at it again and again.. at ABT over the last few weeks, the 4K is really an astounding piece of eye candy.
I am sure in a year or in a year and a half something is definately going to come up within this price range that will be near close to 4K resoultion by some brand maker. I still dont like the soap effect on this TV... no matter how much setting you do on this, it still does not give u the real theater movie effect.
post #868 of 1357
I'll be sure to post the whole experience (from order to up and running) in this thread.

My seating is from 14 to ~15 ft from the screen (I have theater recliners, so hence the difference).

After getting a "no-way!!" at the local prices from the family CFO, I decided to go with BuyDig .......... and the close second was Abe's of Maine (because I had purchased equipment from them before).
Both are A+ rated with the BBB, and have good on-line reviews ........ but admittedly with the typical horror stories ........ about on par with the same ratios as Amazon.
The reason I decided on BuyDig (even thought it's a higher advertised price than Abe's) was because they document their delivery process on their site, and it requires the delivery people to allow for an 'unpacked inspection' of the TV itself, not just the carton.
For the same service, Abe's wanted and additional 4% .... so the price was actually a bit less from BuyDig.
As you can imagine ........ I'm still a bit nervous about buying something like the 90" this way, so it's going to be a bit of the old "pins and needles" until it gets here.

I'm thinking the prices will drop like they do on anything else, and those that hold off a little longer will probably get much better deals this spring.

I'm trying to figure out what's what with DTV 3D, and if the 90" will work with it and my existing receivers (two HR21-100 DVRs and two H21-200 receivers).
Like I said before, the 90" screen and PQ is the significant reason I bought it, the 3D is icing on the cake, but if over the next couple of years 3D content becomes more mainstream, I'm ready.
When I got the Mits, there was very limited HD DVD titles available, no Bluray, and Dish had only a few HD channels, with DTV getting ready to launch.
To me ........ the timing looks very similar for 3D right now, but I guess we'll see ........
Edited by Flyer91 - 2/27/13 at 5:34pm
post #869 of 1357
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Originally Posted by holyindian View Post

Having given a continuous through process over this, i think i am gonna pass this model. I sincerely believe this is a half baked model, and most of us are blowing away money on something that is still not upto the mark. Its not like you are spending 2000 dollars on something that is not upto the mark, but spending around 8000 dollars for something that deserves a premium quality viewing. I understand the blingage factor on this TV, but in a year or two.. the 4K will be the norm. Having looked at it again and again.. at ABT over the last few weeks, the 4K is really an astounding piece of eye candy.
I am sure in a year or in a year and a half something is definately going to come up within this price range that will be near close to 4K resoultion by some brand maker. I still dont like the soap effect on this TV... no matter how much setting you do on this, it still does not give u the real theater movie effect.

Just curious but where are you going to get 4K content, now or 5 years from now? What 4k content is being shot and how will that ever be put on a disk? You would need a direct transfer from the Red camera.
Don't get me wrong, I would love to have one of the 4K sets but mostly because I believe they have the ability to up convert better than the existing 1080p sets out now. But at what price?

I am very happy with my 90" and think it won't be replaced by anything soon since 1080p will be the standard for a number of years to come. 3D is here so I guess the manufacturers need a new type of set to sell.
post #870 of 1357
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Originally Posted by dreaux View Post

Just curious but where are you going to get 4K content, now or 5 years from now? What 4k content is being shot and how will that ever be put on a disk? You would need a direct transfer from the Red camera.
Don't get me wrong, I would love to have one of the 4K sets but mostly because I believe they have the ability to up convert better than the existing 1080p sets out now. But at what price?

I am very happy with my 90" and think it won't be replaced by anything soon since 1080p will be the standard for a number of years to come. 3D is here so I guess the manufacturers need a new type of set to sell.
I agree100% ,There has to a complete systems overhaul from software , bandwidth , hardware , storage media before any 4K content can even reach a 4K display . Let me guess ,a 4K owner will just pop down to the local RedBox & rent a Hard Drive ? ? ?
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