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post #61 of 501
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Originally Posted by cripes View Post

I picked up a 70 inch 650u from bbuy over the weekend. Initial impressions were great. Snappiest TV I have owned with good Netflix integration. Excellent picture with solid blacks, despite a few cloudy patches in very dark scenes that I can live with.

However, tonight I noticed a thin band at the very bottom of the screen that was most obvious in bright lit scenes (e.g. snow) with a lot of motion (e.g. snow boarding) that looks slightly lighter and sometimes but not always blurred or distorted. Has anyone encountered this?

I saw some guy's review on amazon that warned about issues at the bottom edge of the screen. When I look up close at the screen I can't see any obvious defect, so wonder if this might be a processing issue? The material I was viewing was Netflix HD and a regular DVD. I will put on a bluray tomorrow and see if that makes any difference.

I have the same clouding issue as you but haven't noticed the thin band at the bottom. The clouding issue is only perceivable for me when watching dark scenes with all the lights off at night. I have never seen this much clouding in a tv. Seems to be normal for this model from what I can gather.
post #62 of 501
Am returning the tv. I can deal with an overall clouding but when it looks like 4 flashlights are hitting the screen in a grid of 2 by 2 I wont allow that. Will get another and see if mine is defective.

To answer your question I was watching netflix useing the tv app.
post #63 of 501
ALL Sharp 2013 tvs are having problems..Mines as well. I have the 857 series it sucks bad.
post #64 of 501
I am sooooo happy. Went to best buy and returned the tv. Looked at the display unit as just a black screen and it had no issues with clouding. Took a chance and got the same model.

Started hunger games on Netflix the tv looks 100% better. The contrast and blacks look much better. Yes there is some clouding but normal and not bad at all.

Recommend this model.
post #65 of 501
To clarify there is some clouding at the edges but very little. I was getting clouding all over with hot spots before.
post #66 of 501
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Originally Posted by grandehdtv View Post

I have the same clouding issue as you but haven't noticed the thin band at the bottom. The clouding issue is only perceivable for me when watching dark scenes with all the lights off at night. I have never seen this much clouding in a tv. Seems to be normal for this model from what I can gather.

Thanks for the reply. After spending more time with the TV I think my lower edge issue is a combination of processing issues. First, the built in Netflix app is smearing the picture in bright scenes at the lower half inch of the screen. Check out one of the snowboarding docs. This problem disappears when I stream Netflix from my bluray player.

However, even when I fix that problem I am still seeing what looks like a thin light horizontal stripe at the bottom of the picture (not screen because on 2.35:1 material the stripe moves up). It is pretty faint so you have to stare at that area in a dark room to really see it. This has to be some sort of processing issue with the TV.

Clouding issue isn't thrilling me either, especially because I watch in a dark basement. Does anyone have good settings for a dark room? I notice that the backlight is set at or near max in most of the picture modes. Is there a good reason not to turn it down? Does OPC make clouding any better or worse?

I have another week and a bit to decide whether to keep this. I would have a hard time downgrading to a smaller TV and I have yet to see a sub $2k 70+ inch set that gets any better reviews than this sharp.
Edited by cripes - 7/11/13 at 5:58am
post #67 of 501
post #68 of 501
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Originally Posted by grandehdtv View Post

tpendlebury 10-point-settings here are pretty good.
http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19410_102-589931/sharp-lc-60le650-picture-settings/

Thanks, I tried those out. While colors were probably more accurate and the picture was more film like, I actually found the default movie mode (with film mode set to 0 to minimize SOE) had a lot more pop and was more satisfying to watch. Sad to say that I am sending the TV back and switching to projector. I did actually like the TV, but ultimately felt like the 70 inch version wasn't great value for money (unlike the 60"). The jump up to 92"+ offered by projector for about half the price is huge. (I posted some pics with my issues here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1482044/to-project-or-not#post_23546990)
post #69 of 501
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Originally Posted by grandehdtv View Post

tpendlebury 10-point-settings here are pretty good.
http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19410_102-589931/sharp-lc-60le650-picture-settings/


For me, the3kgt2 settings and those of Z-Mad (posted on LE640 thread) worked even much better on Standard, Movie and Game AV modes.wink.gif

My set had some clouding but it seems to be getting better because after several days using it a visible left cloud is now barely perceptible.

Also I have noticed that my cable content looks better on 1080i than 720p resolution; 720p resolution gives some kind of flickering on Fox logo and is very noticeable in straight lines while watching The Simpsons. 1080i makes it almost perfect.
Edited by Dawnrivers - 7/21/13 at 7:21pm
post #70 of 501
I have the LC-70c6500u. Which is the Sam's Club model. However neither CNET's settings or Zmad's settings work very well.
post #71 of 501
I'm going to return this and give the Panasonic ST60 a try. I just couldn't get the black levels and shadow detail where I wanted them. Everything else about this tv is great though. I have some good sized windows in the room where the tv will be so we'll see how the ST60 holds up in these conditions. If the glare bothers me too much I'll probably come back to this tv.
post #72 of 501
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Originally Posted by cjlawson View Post

I have the LC-70c6500u. Which is the Sam's Club model. However neither CNET's settings or Zmad's settings work very well.

Try these:

AV Mode: Standard
OPC: OFF
Backlight: +6
Contrast: +34
Brightness: -6
Color: +3
Tint: 0
Sharpness: +2
Color Temp: Med-Hi to Low depending on your preference
Motion Enhancement: OFF
Active Contrast: OFF
Gamma Adjustment: -2
Film Mode: OFF
DNR: OFF
post #73 of 501
There is a new software update, does anybody know the features?
post #74 of 501

This firmware improves navigation of the Smart Central menus as well as updates the Youtube app to the latest version. 

This firmware also contains all previous fixes and enhancements.

Version: 151U1307111

Date: 7/25/13

post #75 of 501
Does Sharp stop sending updates to sets older than one year and/or out of warranty?
I got mine in June of 2012 and did not get this latest update. Should I try to get it manually? How would I do that?
post #76 of 501
Nevermind. I found this. Apparently, the newer updates are for newer YVs:

"...This firmware improves the performance of RS-232 polling commands. This firmware also adds Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Flickr, Picasa, Rhapsody as well as several new games to the Smart Central Apps.

This firmware also contains all previous fixes and enhancements.

Version: 409U1302231

Date: 3/12/13..."
post #77 of 501
How is the overall input lag on this set for pretty intense gaming, like online shooters? I purchased a Pansonic s64 (costco model) and as I play NHL 13 a lot, the game looks awful on it due to the aggressive abl. Any opinions on this set, or if not good, any others? I was looking at some different sharps, such as the Sharp LC-70LE550.
post #78 of 501
I'm considering picking up the 550U (couldn't find a dedicated thread for it) and wanted to check what people's opinion of it are - there doesn't seem to be too many owners of this set on this forum.
post #79 of 501
I upgraded from an LC-52D64 to the LC-60LE650U about a week ago. I tried every setting from this forum to cnet's, except for the game mode calibration, and was very unhappy. I was about to return the set but decided to give the game mode calibration a shot. To my surprise, the difference was night and day! No more SOE and the picture "POPS". The set does have a little bit of clouding but nothing as bad as the banding of my old set. Thanx Z-dog! I did tweak the game mode calibration to my liking just a little bit. Added more sharpness and one more level of color.
post #80 of 501
I'm getting my new LC-70LE650U delivered today from Sears. My Mits WD65833 died a few days ago with the Blinking Green Light of Death. I've read tons of reviews and forum posts and kind of know the good the bad and the ugly. Overall I think it's a good set and I got a sweet deal for it with the Labor Day sale. About $500 off the $1900 + tax price from Sears. Part was gift cards so using Sears was a must. I'll have 5 years of coverage for a net of $150 combining Sharp extension and Amex. I think I'm good. It's now just a matter of a successful delivery and playing with all the different calibration settings I've gathered. I'm excited! I've been using my ipad as a TV, good in a pinch but... wink.gif

Wish me luck!
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post #81 of 501
Got the set and it was not an issueless delivery. One of the short mounting screws was missing so there are three holding it up from the back. I called Sharp after the delivery figuring they'd send me a screw no problem. Well, not so much. I gave them my info and the set's serial number but that wasn't enough. They wanted my receipt faxed or emailed for a screw!!! If it was the remote that was missing I would understand the extra steps, but a screw? They never offered an apology for my problem. They never offered to alay my fears that the set could stand with 25% less support. Nothing. They wanted the receipt. Basically telling me I'm a liar. After dealing with a supervisor giving me sh*t I emailed the receipt. Wow.
I just dealt with GE on my new microwave with a two bulbs that burned out in the fist week. My info, the serial number and two bulbs were in the mail with an apology for my inconvenience.
Sharp is not leaving a good taste in my mouth, and for what I experienced I bought my EW from SquareTrade instead of Sharp. If this is their attitude I'll not deal with them more than the first year.
Oh, and I have a dead pixel too boot.
With Z-Mad's 640u settings it looks good, though.
post #82 of 501
joe221 - That type of customer service is just plain wrong. What do these companies think about? Good customer service is such an inexpensive way to build good will and a loyal following.

I have the 60LE650U and I love it. Like you I used Z-Mads settings, modified a little with the CNET settings and I'm a happy camper.
post #83 of 501
My continuing drama. Friday I called Sharp to say Whaddup? No screw? Well, I got "screwed", got a supervisor who told me that my order for the screw was not approved!!!!!! What????? He at least took control and overrode the cancel and ordered and shipped a screw kit. FedEx GROUND! Oh that makes me happy. BTW my Microwave blew the bulbs again. I called and they offered to send a tech. I asked to try one more set of bulbs, just in case, she said sure. I got them the next day FedEx Overnight. Quite a difference from Sharp to GE, a $350 microwave a $2000 TV. $10 bulb set, a SCREW!
Sigh. I bought my extended warranty from Squaretrade, not the less expensive Sharp warranty. The less I need to call Sharp, the lower my blood pressure is.

Oh did I mention the dead pixel?
post #84 of 501
I did finally get the screw kit and mounted the last screw.
post #85 of 501
Does anyone have the 50" version of this set? The price seems right and the few reviews that exist are mildly positive. I saw the set in Best Buy and the picture looked decent. I expect the price will be discounted during Black Friday which is when I bought my LC-46D64U back in 2007.

I don't really care much about the app suite as I can get a lot of that from my TiVo or Blu-ray player or PC. Do care about the picture quality. Sharp seems to be one of the few (only?) mfg still using matte screens. I like the look and low reflectivity of matte on both TVs and laptops. Any user reviews/comments on the LC-50LE650U would be helpful. Thx!
post #86 of 501

I'm having the same audio issues as some folks earlier in this thread.  The TV audio comes through the receiver, but the apps don't.  In fact, when I go to the apps, the TV audio still continues to play.  Does anybody have any solutions so all audio comes through my receiver??

post #87 of 501
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Originally Posted by heilmanmatt View Post

I'm having the same audio issues as some folks earlier in this thread.  The TV audio comes through the receiver, but the apps don't.  In fact, when I go to the apps, the TV audio still continues to play.  Does anybody have any solutions so all audio comes through my receiver??
Sounds like you may need to change inputs on the receiver.
post #88 of 501
I am new to this thread. Can someone please give me a brief summary of known issues, if any, with the 60LE650U? Thank you.
post #89 of 501
I've had this TV (the 60" version) for a few weeks now and am quite happy.

The only thing I just noticed today while watching a hockey game when panning across a bright area like the ice was sort of a light very faint oval...in maybe the middle 3rd of the screen. Almost like a dust oval about an inch thick on the screen.

Is this maybe a symptom of the edge lit backlighting? I've only heard clouding referred to in dark scenes, and yes some of this is evident too but nothing extremely annoying; I'm wondering if this is the complete opposite effect on light scenes.

I did notice too from looking at this from the side it's not exactly perfectly flat and rigid, that is the top edge, if shined a laser level across it wouldn't be perfectly straight and in fact if looking at the panel in whole directly from the side may appear slightly twisted by an extremely small fraction of an inch. Now I know it's mostly a big hunk of plastic, not steel, so some of that may be normal, not sure. Thoughts??

Unfortunately only noticing these things a good month after having this I no longer have the box if I want to exchange it. :-(
Edited by kovach - 11/3/13 at 8:17pm
post #90 of 501

I just purchased the 60LE650U from Best Buy two days ago. Overall, I like the TV. I had an issue when I connected my PC where my mouse movements were not matching the screen (major lag), but switching to "Game Mode" cleared that up right away.

 

Last night while watching Monsters University on Blueray, I noticed the "clouding" mentioned in this tread. First I noticed the corners, then a bright cloud through the center of the screen.

 

I will be calling Best Buy today and try and pick up a replacement. That spot through the center is just unacceptable!

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