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post #61 of 223
Dear All,

This was a very-quick basic calibration done by Geek Squad as an annual complimentary visit for being a Reward Zone Silver Member. I don't know if they do more for a paid calibration, but this calibration took less than 30 minutes.

The calibration did make a big difference. The white is more pure and the detail in both dark and bright areas of the picture is much improved. Prior to the calibration, there was almost no detail in the whites no matter what I did with Brightness, Contrast, Gamma settings. Now I can see the texture of the fabric in bright-white uniforms or clothing, etc. which I couldn't see before. The subtle detail in shadows is also better post-calibration.

You're right, he did not touch the CMS settings at all. He concentrated solely on getting the best white balance he could using the 2-point adjustments. He said the 10-point system doesn't work well and can actually make things worse. The CNET calibrators have reported the same thing about many of the 10-point systems.

Regarding HDMI vs DVI->HDMI connection: There is clearly something the video card (ATI Radeon HD 5870) does differently when it detects an HDMI connection vs a DVI->HDMI connection. The Catalyst Control Center even displays additional settings for HDMI. I prefer the DVI->HDMI because the pure HDMI connection gets into frequent sound-sync problems and the picture breaks up a lot when I skip forward or back in Windows Media Center. Using DVI->HDMI gives good, consistent sound sync (in Game-Standard mode) using my own sound system, and it also never has any picture breakup when I skip forward/back in Media Center.

Prior to the calibration the picture was fine but no matter how much I fiddled with the settings, I couldn't get it to look really good. Post-calibration it does look very good despite it having been such a quick, basic, free calibration. Boy, I wish I had one of those sensors and the software to go with it. I would spend hours perfecting all the settings.
post #62 of 223
Had my free reward zone calibration Saturday. Guy spent 2 hours on it and the results are wow. VERY noticeable difference!

I asked at the store about it and they told me "ask for Matt". I did, and he arrived. Apparently the quality of these calibrations will vary greatly depending on who they send, so it's a luck of the draw deal.

That said, this TV is spectacular now and we watched a few Blu Rays that floored us.

Broadcast TV (xfinity) is ok but some stations are amazing.

In general, I would probably seek my own technician if I were paying, but all things said, this was a superb job. Professional, polite, and excellent work.

Color me happy!
post #63 of 223
Dear Wired1,

If you get a chance, please post your calibration results PDF file so I can compare them to mine.

Thanks, cwguy
post #64 of 223
We are happy with your Calibrations. Hope someday you share your settings.Thanks
post #65 of 223
Just got a LC-60LE757U this weekend.
Is in a large living room with lots of indirect light in daytime.

The unit looks pretty good straight on in movie mode, but colors seem muted out of the box unless you are in dynamic modes which look cheesy and overdone.

Looks like crap when you go off center at about 35 or 45 degrees.
Colors wash out and faces look like cadavers.

This is my first large screen LED/LCD.
Have had a Pioneer Kuro 50" the past few years.
No such wash out issues.

Any tips on dealing with this or is this just the way it is with LED's?

Also- any suggested pro calibrations at this point to get it to look more plasma like?
I did see the PDF in this thread from the Best Buy GEEK squad.
Have not tried these.

Maybe- what is best way to maximize blacks and contrast on this unit?
Maybe that will help with the cadavers??
post #66 of 223
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Originally Posted by LKDog View Post

Just got a LC-60LE757U this weekend.
Is in a large living room with lots of indirect light in daytime.

The unit looks pretty good straight on in movie mode, but colors seem muted out of the box unless you are in dynamic modes which look cheesy and overdone.

Looks like crap when you go off center at about 35 or 45 degrees.
Colors wash out and faces look like cadavers.

This is my first large screen LED/LCD.
Have had a Pioneer Kuro 50" the past few years.
No such wash out issues.

Any tips on dealing with this or is this just the way it is with LED's?

Also- any suggested pro calibrations at this point to get it to look more plasma like?
I did see the PDF in this thread from the Best Buy GEEK squad.
Have not tried these.

Maybe- what is best way to maximize blacks and contrast on this unit?
Maybe that will help with the cadavers??

Off axis viewing angles are an issue with LED televisions. It is what it is. Usually turning down the backlight and increasing the contrast will improve the picture. Take it out of dynamic mode and try Standard. At 30 degrees off axis, you should still have a viewable picture. How close are you to the screen?

Edited by myoda - 7/25/13 at 9:49am
post #67 of 223
Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.

Main seating is about 12'-13' from TV.
Unit looks good until about 35-45 degrees off axis.

I have been in MOVIE mode for the most part and playing around with Backlight a little bit.
When you say turn down Backlight and turn up Contrast- any suggested settings or just play with it to taste?
I am guessing I can get the colors and PQ to look very good with some guidance here or tweaking.

Main issue is the wash out in off axis viewing. Wow.

We have a newer 32" Panasonic LCD in the bedroom and never noticed it, but we are sitting pretty straight on.


To be fair - this is a quality build unit and it does look very good overall out of box straight on.

My wife says who cares and nobody will notice. LOL.
post #68 of 223
Just got the Sharp Aquos LC-80LE757U this week. Absolutely love the picture, happy out of the box, not technically savvy enough with calibrations.

I am having issues with the sound getting out of sync when watching TV. We have an xfinity box (Cisco RNG200) connected to the TV via HDMI.

Just watched a moving via Apple TV and had no issues, seems to be only when watching the TV or the DVR.

Open for suggestions. Thanks
post #69 of 223
Mine occasionally gets out of synch with the Dish Satellite box.
I just switch the Dish box off and then on again to correct it.
It's very rare on mine, though, so not too disruptive.
Turning the TV off and then on corrects it, too, but takes longer to come back up...
post #70 of 223
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Originally Posted by johnfull View Post

Mine occasionally gets out of synch with the Dish Satellite box.
I just switch the Dish box off and then on again to correct it.
It's very rare on mine, though, so not too disruptive.
Turning the TV off and then on corrects it, too, but takes longer to come back up...

Same thing will fix mine -- but it seems to be happening a few times a night. Getting a little aggravating, especially for what I paid for the TV.
post #71 of 223
Can anyone on here sure there calibrations it would be nice, thanks
post #72 of 223
Hi! Sorry for the lapse in post times lol! I was away.

How do I share my PDF? Would be happy to, just no idea where to find it...

Let me know smile.gif
post #73 of 223
I am planning on picking up the 60" 755 from Best Buy!!! I originally really wanted the 70" but it is basically a $1000 more. I am upgrading from a Samsung 50" Plasma tv purchased 4 years ago. I mainly want this tv because I want to go bigger and 3D. I will be mainly watching blu ray movies and DirecTV on it. I am assuming the Sharp is capable of 1080/24? I will be using my Pioneer Elite receiver for audio.
post #74 of 223
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Originally Posted by powertoburn View Post

I am planning on picking up the 60" 755 from Best Buy!!! I originally really wanted the 70" but it is basically a $1000 more. I am upgrading from a Samsung 50" Plasma tv purchased 4 years ago. I mainly want this tv because I want to go bigger and 3D. I will be mainly watching blu ray movies and DirecTV on it. I am assuming the Sharp is capable of 1080/24? I will be using my Pioneer Elite receiver for audio.

No problem, it can do 1080P/24. It's also in color!
post #75 of 223
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Originally Posted by RobbinMerritt View Post

No problem, it can do 1080P/24. It's also in color!

Thanks for the response!!! Now I am thinking about getting the 60" 857U model which is $400 more. Best Buy only offers the 755 which does not have the aqua motion 240 of the 757. And I would also prefer deeper blacks
post #76 of 223
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Originally Posted by powertoburn View Post

Thanks for the response!!! Now I am thinking about getting the 60" 857U model which is $400 more. Best Buy only offers the 755 which does not have the aqua motion 240 of the 757. And I would also prefer deeper blacks

Just ordered the 60" 857U for $1999 since my preferred Best Buy location was out of stock on the 60" 755U for $1599. Will be picking it up this weekend.
post #77 of 223
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Originally Posted by powertoburn View Post

Just ordered the 60" 857U for $1999 since my preferred Best Buy location was out of stock on the 60" 755U for $1599. Will be picking it up this weekend.

Congratulations. You can see reviews and settings for that set over in the 857 thread. I have the 80" 857U myself.
post #78 of 223
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Originally Posted by RobbinMerritt View Post

Congratulations. You can see reviews and settings for that set over in the 857 thread. I have the 80" 857U myself.

Thanks for the info!!!
post #79 of 223
Quick question. I've been looking at the 70 inch 757. My upper limit was $3000, and the 857 is slightly over that. Can anyone give an opinion on how they compare picture wise? I don't have any place nearby to take a look in person.
post #80 of 223
Dear wired1,

The Geek Squad tech emailed me a copy of the calibration-results PDF a couple of days after he did the calibration.

I removed my name and address using a free trial of Adobe Acrobat and then attached it to my earlier post.

If you didn't get the PDF emailed to you, you can call Geek Squad and ask for it. Make sure they have your correct email address.
post #81 of 223
Hi!

1st post here and I'm looking to get some kind of clarification - I'm looking into the Sharp 70" and I noticed everyone talking about the 757U...but on the Best Buy site, the only 1 I am seeing is the LC-70LE755U

Is there any difference between these?

Thanks!
post #82 of 223
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Originally Posted by Carrman216 View Post

Hi!

1st post here and I'm looking to get some kind of clarification - I'm looking into the Sharp 70" and I noticed everyone talking about the 757U...but on the Best Buy site, the only 1 I am seeing is the LC-70LE755U

Is there any difference between these?

Thanks!
http://www.sharpusa.com/Product/Compare.aspx?models=LC70LE757U,LC70LE755U,LC70C7500U

The differences are aquomotion 480 on the 757 and 7500. No bluetooth support for wireless keyboard/mouse and no 3D with the 7500U. Anytime you see the 0U in the model number, that item will be available in a Sears and other big box stores, club, and warehouse outlets This avoids price matching club stores.The performance of all three is identical. So if you are not into 3D, find an LC70C7500U.

7500u -costco 2199.97
http://www.costco.com/Sharp-AQUOS-Quattron-70%22-Class-1080p-240Hz-LED-Smart-HDTV-LC70C7500U.product.100047240.html

750u - best buy 2699.99
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sharp+-+AQUOS+Quattron+-+70%26%2334%3B+Class+%2869-1/2%26%2334%3B+Diag.%29+-+LED+-+1080p+-+240Hz+-+Smart+-+HDTV/9203103.p?id=1219002585695&skuId=9203103

755u - best buy 2699.99
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sharp+-+AQUOS+Quattron+-+70%26%2334%3B+Class+%2869-1/2%26%2334%3B+Diag.%29+-+LED+-+1080p+-+240Hz+-+Smart+-+3D+-+HDTV/8347123.p?id=1218872213522&skuId=8347123

757u - best buy THROUGH Beach Camera!! - 2499.99
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sharp+-+AQUOS+Quattron+-+70%26%2334%3B+Class+%2869-1/2%26%2334%3B+Diag.%29+-+LED+-+1080p+-+240Hz+-+Smart+-+3D+-+HDTV/1306281391.p?id=mp1306281391&skuId=1306281391

Get the most TV for the least amount of cash:
847u - Beach Camera -2349.00
The 857 is the current model - I think the performance of the 847 compares to the 857, and it's a killer price.
Edited by myoda - 8/2/13 at 8:43am
post #83 of 223
Its rather annoying as I would have liked to purchase it from Costco to get the extra years warranty.j734
post #84 of 223
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Originally Posted by hostyostb View Post

Its rather annoying as I would have liked to purchase it from Costco to get the extra years warranty.j734

You can still buy a Square Trade warranty from Costco, even if you don't purchase the TV from them. You do give up the 2 year Costco Concierge Plus coverage. With some AMEX cards or Visa Signature cards are used to pay for the item, coverage is extended for another year. Double check with Costco. Or, if you register your set on the aquos advantage website, you get an extra three months of coverage from Sharp, and they will offer you coverage for your TV at a reasonable cost for an additional 3 years.

http://www.sharpusa.com/SharpDirect/ProtectionPlans.aspx
post #85 of 223
New to forums, threads, etc. but this seemed the best place to ask the question. I have the LC-60LE757U and will be trying out the calibration settings today (thanks all!).

One big disappointment was the Web Browser. I tried to pair it with my Logitech DiNovo keyboard, but the mouse was choppy and the keyboard was slower than molasses. I know they set it up with a NetScape browser (didn't know it was 1998) and was wondering if anyone out there had heard about any ways to hack/jailbreak or otherwise get it to the point where you could actually use the TV to web browse without connecting it to an external PC.

Thank you
post #86 of 223
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Originally Posted by Spartan36 View Post

i am considering this set but am puzzled from the new M series by Vizio, here a lot of good reviews about it. Can someone help? Thanks

I'm looking into the LC-60LE757U after setting up my 55" Vizio M-series 2 days ago. The Vizio has a great picture, but it is so reflective that the details are lost if not viewed in a dark room. My room isn't even bright, I have two windows with blinds/drapes and still its bad until after sunset. The other issue is the flash lighting/blooming and weird delays in backlighting at times. The Vizio is calibrated based on several online setting posts, looks great, blu-ray is crazy, 3D is great too,but the glare/reflection doesn't do it for me and I think its going back to Amazon. This Sharp impressed me in the store even next to top end Plazma's and Samsung 8000 series the Sharp clearly had the least reflections and brighter/clearer picture.

60" Is going for $1399 right now on Amazon... No Tax through Paul's TV and Free shipping... Might just jump on this! smile.gif
Edited by Tony37x - 8/4/13 at 7:24pm
post #87 of 223
After 11 years with my 64-inch Pioneer Elite 720HD CRT display, I'm now a happy LC-80LE757U owner. I spent a lot of time researching all the choices between plasma and LCD, and I decided the size of the Sharp trumped any advantage of the new plasmas from Panasonic and Samsung. My lovely wife, who reluctantly approved the purchase, said going from a 64-inch display to a 65- or 70-inch would not be worth the trouble, especially when the Pioneer still had a great picture. So, darn it, I went with the 80-inch.

After getting the Sharp delivered, my home theater enthusiast buddy brought over his Spears and Muncil calibration disk. We spent a couple of hours running the tests, and we really didn't have to make too many adjustments. We turned down brightness, contrast, adjusted a couple of the colors, especially cyan, turned off the OPC setting, adjusted the black and white levels, turned motion control to 120 High, and that's about it. Now I'm sure a pro calibrator would make more adjustments, but I'm pleased with the picture. To be honest, I had some reservations about going with the Sharp over the smaller plasmas, especially after the VE shootout where the plasmas did so well. But the Sharp's gorgeous picture dispelled any concerns I had.

The picture is bright, clear and clean. I've had no problems in any lighting conditions with screen reflections or washouts. The picture is bright enough to watch in total darkness. There is no flashlighting from the corners of the display. I see some very faint clouding when the panel is on with no input, but no clouding at all when there is a signal. There is occasional blurring of golf balls or baseballs, but this happens so rarely it's not a bother. Based on other posts here, the blurring can be fixed by switching to Game Mode. If I stand close to the TV and to the side, I can see what looks like individual panels in the picture; this goes away completely when I move back to my normal viewing distance of about 12 feet. Another problem some have reported is a dropoff in picture quality when viewed off-axis. In my media room, all the seating is at least 10 feet away from the Sharp, so the off-axis issue is a non-issue.

Another bonus of getting this TV is the 3D viewing, which is amazing. I bought this model for for its size, and because I thought it would perform better overall than the Sharp 650 series, which isn't 3D. I figured 3D was a nice-to-have gimmick. Then we bought the 3D version of "Up" and watched it using the two sets of 3D glasses that came withe the TV. It was superb viewing, with no artifacts at all. So, of course we had to get "Avatar"; visually stunning. I know these two movies are regarded as among the highest quality 3D movies out there, but trust me, you will love 3D on this Sharp. The Sharp automatically switches to 3D mode when it detects the 3D signal. I've since ordered 4 more sets of 3D glasses for movie nights with friends.

There are some minor issues with the Sharp. I run my TWC DVR, Oppo 93, and Apple TV via HDMI through my Yamaha RX-V2067 receiver, then via HDMI to the Sharp. In the first few days when I wanted to watch TV, I turned on the Sharp and DVR, but the signal from the DVR was always 480i. The picture, especially with a lot of motion, was terrible. I always had to go into the DVR settings and select 720P or 1080I, and the set would get the proper signal after that. I since learned to turn on the DVR first, which sends the proper resolution HD signal through the receiver; when I then powered up the Sharp, the resolution was fine. Seems the Sharp was looking for a signal when turned on, and if it didn't find it, for some reason selected the lowest resolution available from the source. Now I've set up a macro on my universal remote to turn everything on, with the Sharp last in the sequence; problem solved. Also, as others have reported here, the DVR sound sometimes, not often, gets garbled through the Sharp's speakers, but changing channels and then returning to the original channel fixes that.

I know this has been a somewhat rambling post, but this Sharp purchase has turned out great. Even my reluctant wife is impressed.
post #88 of 223
+1 on the reluctant wife. Make sure your set is in Dot By Dot mode, and not a stretch mode so you can use every available pixel. Congrats!
post #89 of 223
Really tried to like this TV.
Ended up returning it.

Just could not live with the off axis viewing washout.

Ended up with a Samsung 8500 plasma which I like much better.
post #90 of 223
I will email geek squad and see if they can send it! Thanks! If they do, I will gladly post smile.gifsmile.gif
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