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post #511 of 834
I have had my set now for 2 months. Have watched TV (xfinity) which looks as good as broadcast HD can.

Blu ray is breathtaking.

3D (if you care) is wow.

Gaming has been amazing. Played The Last of Us and loved every minute.

It may not be video perfection, but it is damn enjoyable and flawless for my needs. I did have it calibrated which helped tons, IMHO.

For me, this has been a great purchase and I love the 80 inch massiveness. Really adds to the theater experience smile.gif

The only negative are the apps. They blow. They load intermittently, work half the time, or crash. Hopefully an update fixes that!
post #512 of 834
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Originally Posted by georgecortes View Post

I have my 857 warranty directly from Sharp. Keep in mind it's for 4 years total, in home, no deductibles and it includes a replacement unit if they can't fix it (up to the purchase price). The technicians are likely Sharp-certified, whereas Square Trades' are generalists.

Personally, I had a bad experience with Square Trade where my claim was denied for "extreme pickiness" (it was not a TV).

I believe Sharp will honor it with few if any questions, whereas Square Trade may include "conditions".

Be careful and read the fine line.

Square Trades warranty works the same exact way, but it also depends on who you buy theirs through. I've had good experiences with Square Trade myself and for $99 it was an easy choice for me. Square Trades techs are not generalists. They to have to be certified. I do agree though whatever warranty one goes with always read the print. Go with what works best for you and your wallet.
post #513 of 834
Has anyone joined Sharp's Aquos Advantage service? https://www.aquosadvantage.com/
post #514 of 834
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Originally Posted by beetlejuice247 View Post

Has anyone joined Sharp's Aquos Advantage service? https://www.aquosadvantage.com/
Yes, I did.
this is how I got email with extended warranty invite
post #515 of 834
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Originally Posted by mikek753 View Post

Yes, I did.
this is how I got email with extended warranty invite

Same here but I got the 3 yr. extended warranty on my LC-80LE757U for $179.99.
post #516 of 834
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Originally Posted by woodyt74 View Post

Same here but I got the 3 yr. extended warranty on my LC-80LE757U for $179.99.
Was it over email invite?
Or, did you call to get better price?
post #517 of 834
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Originally Posted by mikek753 View Post

Was it over email invite?
Or, did you call to get better price?
I wouldn't mind knowing the answer myself. I see amazon sells Sharp service plans but am curious to see what is the cheapest route.
post #518 of 834
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Originally Posted by beetlejuice247 View Post

I wouldn't mind knowing the answer myself. I see amazon sells Sharp service plans but am curious to see what is the cheapest route.

https://sharp.yourserviceplan.com/presentationlayer/RealTimeQuoteSharp.aspx

In order to generate accurate extended service plan pricing, please enter your model number, select your category and product from the drop down menu, enter the date you made the purchase and the purchase price. Then click "View Pricing".

Or you can call them:
Do you have questions, comments, or need additional assistance?

By Phone:

Sharp Service Plans Contract sales associates are available Monday through Friday from 9AM to 9PM EST and Saturday from 9AM to 5:30PM EST. Please call us with questions or to purchase a service contract.

Sharp Service Plans Sales
1-866-698-7180
post #519 of 834
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Originally Posted by myoda View Post

https://sharp.yourserviceplan.com/presentationlayer/RealTimeQuoteSharp.aspx

In order to generate accurate extended service plan pricing, please enter your model number, select your category and product from the drop down menu, enter the date you made the purchase and the purchase price. Then click "View Pricing".

Or you can call them:
Do you have questions, comments, or need additional assistance?

By Phone:

Sharp Service Plans Contract sales associates are available Monday through Friday from 9AM to 9PM EST and Saturday from 9AM to 5:30PM EST. Please call us with questions or to purchase a service contract.

Sharp Service Plans Sales
1-866-698-7180

Nice to see they offer payment plans if someone needs it. I read the terms, but either didn't see it or am just blind. Does it say when the plan starts? Ones on amazon start from the date the tv was purchased.
post #520 of 834
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Originally Posted by mikek753 View Post

Was it over email invite?
Or, did you call to get better price?

I went through the process on their web site as explained in myoda's post. The ESP cost will depend on your TV purchase price as well. I got mine on a major sale through Paul's TV so that brought my ESP price through Sharp down as well.
post #521 of 834
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Originally Posted by beetlejuice247 View Post

Nice to see they offer payment plans if someone needs it. I read the terms, but either didn't see it or am just blind. Does it say when the plan starts? Ones on amazon start from the date the tv was purchased.

The plan starts on date of purchase and runs for three years total i.e. mfg 1 year plus 2 more for a total of three.
post #522 of 834
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Originally Posted by beetlejuice247 View Post

Has anyone joined Sharp's Aquos Advantage service? https://www.aquosadvantage.com/

I got a 3 month warranty extension when I signed-up and registered my 844U.
post #523 of 834
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Originally Posted by woodyt74 View Post

The plan starts on date of purchase and runs for three years total i.e. mfg 1 year plus 2 more for a total of three.
Yea to me Square Trade through Costco is the way to go. You get the manufacturer then after it expires the ST warranty kicks in so you get 4 years total. Five if you buy the TV there. I can't see paying for a 3 yr warranty when in reality you are only paying for 2. Just my opinion though.
post #524 of 834
Calibration Settings
post #525 of 834
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Originally Posted by planemechfrito View Post

Calibration Settings

Try the one linked below:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1450315/official-2013-sharp-lc-xxle857-series-thread/120#post_23308041
post #526 of 834
My tv rebooted last night while switching channels using the "TV" input
post #527 of 834
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Originally Posted by georgecortes View Post

I have my 857 warranty directly from Sharp. Keep in mind it's for 4 years total, in home, no deductibles and it includes a replacement unit if they can't fix it (up to the purchase price). The technicians are likely Sharp-certified, whereas Square Trades' are generalists.
Actually that is not true, most extended warranties will be serviced by the manufacturers authorized technician. Lets face it, no manufacturers have there own personal employees in every city working on these units. However, a TV is a TV. Just like a mechanic can work on any car, in the end its all the same.
post #528 of 834
Does anyone who has a 60 inch here have the measurements for where the screw holes are on the tv for a wall mount?
post #529 of 834
I was using RobbinMerrit's settings above. I had Geeksquad comes and do a calibration which was free for my Silver status ($249 usually). He stated that my current settings (robbin's) had way too much red and color temp was too low. I thought his picture looked terrible after calibration but I"m posting them here for reference. He did show me the calibration report that showed there was way too much red and that the color temp was too low according to his charts. Here are his settings:

Calibrated a Sharp LC 70LE857U
Picture Mode USER
OPC OFF
Backlight 9
Contrast (Picture) 17
Brightness (Picture) -7
Color (Saturation) -7
Hue (Tint, Phase) 0
Sharpness (Detail) 0
V/H Sharpness (Detail) NA
Picture Temperature LOW
Gamma -2
Red Cutoff (Bias, Offset) 4
Green Cutoff (Bias, Offset) 0
Blue Cutoff (Bias, Offset) -15
Red Drive (Gain, High) 6
Green Drive (Gain, High) 0
Blue Drive (Gain, High) -3
quadpixel Advanced
Film Mode On
Active Contrast Off
DNR Off

I plan to do more experimenting with the geeksquad settings to see if I can improve. Skin tones were way red on their settings. I also like my sharpness up a bit more.

I also had them send me a copy of the calibration charts and report but it came through blank. I will see if it can be resent and post if I get it.
post #530 of 834
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Originally Posted by JDErickson84088 View Post

I was using RobbinMerrit's settings above. I had Geeksquad comes and do a calibration which was free for my Silver status ($249 usually). He stated that my current settings (robbin's) had way too much red and color temp was too low. I thought his picture looked terrible after calibration but I"m posting them here for reference.

I plan to do more experimenting with the geeksquad settings to see if I can improve. Skin tones were way red on their settings. I also like my sharpness up a bit more.

I also had them send me a copy of the calibration charts and report but it came through blank. I will see if it can be resent and post if I get it.

Yes, please update whenever you get report charts.
There are generic issue with calibration:
1. what works on one TV might not be the same on another, even the same model, it's unique per TV sample. BTW Robbin's TV is 80", where yours is 70"
2. Calibration is usually done to single point on a screen, somewhere at center. If you move sensor even 2" out of that calibrated position new resulting charts will be different, unless your TV has perfect uniformity (main has not).
3. subjective perception what looks good vs calibrated to D65. in short - calibrated to D65 will result in weak contrast, but you'll see less color clipping. Some prefer color clipping as it gives "punch" to resulting image.
post #531 of 834
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDErickson84088 View Post

I was using RobbinMerrit's settings above. I had Geeksquad comes and do a calibration which was free for my Silver status ($249 usually). He stated that my current settings (robbin's) had way too much red and color temp was too low. I thought his picture looked terrible after calibration but I"m posting them here for reference. He did show me the calibration report that showed there was way too much red and that the color temp was too low according to his charts..

Different sets definitely need different settings. Also different sensors have differing strengths and weaknesses.

What Motion Enhancement setting do you have? The 240hz setting could mess with your skin tones.
post #532 of 834
My 60" 857 finally arrives this Monday. Hopefully I have no major issues out of the box.


UPDATE: Received my tv today, set up up, and all is good. No issues at all. Now its time to mess with the color settings. I started with the settings on lcdtvbuyingguide which looks pretty good, but could be better. Going to use the Disney Wow disc to see what I can do.

Also, I have 0 lip sync issues.
Edited by beetlejuice247 - 9/16/13 at 3:40pm
post #533 of 834
Here's my settings after having used the Disney Wow disc. Since everyone's tv is different this is of course what works on mine. I still have to work on some things myself as I just did the beginner stuff.

OPC Off
Blacklight +16 (day) + 10/12 (night)
Contrast +34 (lcdtvbuying guide had theirs set at -12. That was way off for me on the Disney disc)
Brightness 0
Color +4
Tint 0
Sharpness 0
Digital Noise Reduction Off
Monochrome Off
Color Gamut Range Expanded
Active Contrast Standard
Gamma 0
Film Mode Off
Picture Temp Middle
Edited by beetlejuice247 - 9/26/13 at 2:41pm
post #534 of 834
Can the 140 lb tv safely mounted on the wall ? My current plasma is 63 inch and this 80 inch seems quiet heavy compared to the samsung 75?

I bought a sanus wall mount that can hold a tv upto 200 lbs but not sure if the regular dry wall can hold this heavy tv , any thoughts?
post #535 of 834
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Originally Posted by sonyusa2004 View Post

Can the 140 lb tv safely mounted on the wall ? My current plasma is 63 inch and this 80 inch seems quiet heavy compared to the samsung 75?

I bought a sanus wall mount that can hold a tv upto 200 lbs but not sure if the regular dry wall can hold this heavy tv , any thoughts?

As long as the mount can handle the weight which it says it can then it's fine. I have my 60 inch on a $25 cheetah mount from amazon. I wouldn't hang the mount/tv on a wall without the bolts being in the studs though. Drywall only with that much weight even with wall anchors is a big risk and probably won't work out in the end. Just make sure to use the studs and you are good to go.
post #536 of 834
There has to be something holding that drywall up, at least metal studs. Wood studs make it easier to mount, however you can work with the metal studs to support that weight.
post #537 of 834
sonyusa... to be clear what others are saying, the mount must be attached to studs (metal or wood). DO NOT try and use sheet rock hangers. that's a prescription for a disaster I don't want to think about. Best, jeff
post #538 of 834
I mounted my 80-857 and a HT-SB60 to my wood studded wall this weekend.
post #539 of 834

I was going to pull the trigger on a 60LE847U over the weekend, but saw a pretty bad artifact on the demo unit in the store.

 

Has anyone seen this and know how to resolve it?

 

 

 

Please take a look at this post for more details: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1492754/sharp-lc-60le847u-image-artifact 

post #540 of 834
^^^ How do you know the image was not like that from the get go, the actual graphics ? Where there other unit's which had the exact same content showing this same image ?
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