Originally Posted by mkerdman
So, with that understood, do you think I should wait a bit buy the new Edge Lit lc-80le757 or grab a closeout deal on the Full Array 2012 844 series?
Is it true about Edge Lit leap frogging the Full Array and having fewer problems and a fine picture quality, or, is it just a design necessity by most manufacturers to make the sets aesthetically thinner regardless of PQ?
Some of each, I would think.
I bought my 70" at the insistence of a household member who liked the thin profile more than the picture.
I have been lucky to have one that doesn't exhibit flashlighting or clouding issues.
Of course, the full array sets can have problems with blotchy whites and discoloration in different regions.
They use a lot less diffusion material between the LED and the pixel, so variations from one element to the next will be noticeable.
This could be a problem as the LEDs age. The Sharps are not locally dimmed, so you don't get that advantage (and potential for
other problems) with the full-array. Spend some time looking at the sets in a darkened environment and insist on taking the set
out of torch mode to see how it performs. The higher price of the full-array is because of the higher cost to manufacture.
It's up to you to decide if it's superior in performance. Sharp seems to think it's not worth the difference to prospective buyers...