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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
hey guys. I'm looking to upgrade to an 80". I know there aren't too many choices.
would you go with the new vizio M801D-A3 or the sharp LC80C6500U. The vizio has better reviews.
thanks
post #2 of 19
I literally just started looking for an 80" but there do not seem to be any premium sets available yet. I currently have a 65" Panasonic Plasma that I love but I need something bigger (looks tiny in my movie room) while I wait for 4k projectors to come down in price.
Based on my limited knowledge and research it seems that some of the Sharp sets have clouding issues or backlight / LED issues. My Panasonic Plasma looks perfect so it will be hard to accept these "flaws".
I hope I am wrong though.
Edited by farsider3000 - 7/16/13 at 6:35pm
post #3 of 19
Personally I prefer the vizio M801D-A3 .
It is $3798 now @ amazon
Linky.
It has better reviews.
post #4 of 19
Vizio sources its 80" LCD panels from Sharp, so you can expect very/very similar test results for native contrast, brightness, sharpness and colors, as well as any of its inherent "baddies" : edge light bleeding, banding, shading, uneven colors, etc.
I imagine Vizio uses a different video processing chip than Sharp so you may perhaps see some differences in scaling + deinterlacing performance, although recent tests done by Home Theater Magazine for HDTV sets manufactured by Sharp and Vizio showed both being fully capable of resolving all video processing test patterns.
The Sharp 80" sets offer extensive controls for CMS and grey-tracking adjustments and i don't know what advanced controls are available in 80" sets from Vizio, in case you are planning on doing some more extensive calibration.
post #5 of 19
I'm doing the same. Deciding between the sharp 844u and the vizio 80"
post #6 of 19
I was at finally able to the this thing in person and got some good pics for you guys, since I still haven't seen any real world photos. Click to see higher res versions:













Now all I have to do is decide vizio or the sharp 844u smile.gif
post #7 of 19
Dose anyone know or care to guess what other or new 80 inch will out say in the next 6 mouths,just trying to decide now or wait for something better.I do like my 60 inch Panasonic,so if I had to wait no big hardship LOL.
post #8 of 19
the best tv 80" tv is the samsung s9 4k lcd tv.

beside his 4k resolution it have good color good blacks.

it can do 3d in high brightness can display frame packing for interlace from 3d cams in full not half resolution
and the shutter glasses not suffers from the "front wafe destorsion but" that most other shutter glasses have.

it can also display 3d in native 4k but only still pictures.

very nice is the box with all the inputs.
the offer a upgrade and just change the input box when new inputs like hdmi 2.0 will hit soon.
no need to buy a new tv just spend "some" money to buy this new box.

btw there new 55" and 65" 4k lcd can do all the same as the big one.
post #9 of 19
And it's only $39,000.00
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by tgseaver View Post

Dose anyone know or care to guess what other or new 80 inch will out say in the next 6 mouths,just trying to decide now or wait for something better.I do like my 60 inch Panasonic,so if I had to wait no big hardship LOL.
I don't know, but I care! I'm in the market for an 80"+ but have a max budget of $5-6k. Would love to wait for Black Friday deals, but doubt any "new" models will be out or announced soon. New models are usually April to June releases, with knowledge far in front of that. No manufacturer will surprise us.
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by tgseaver View Post

And it's only $39,000.00

yes but thats the way it is.

for sample car manufacturer try to build a car that is good as a mercedes s class for a price a cheap toyota costs
but they never can do it (as other manufacturer like vw as well) not today and not in future.
quality costs and early adapors will pay for it as they like not to wait and they can spend the money.
later everybody benifit from it even the normally price tvs.

one year ago a 80" """2k"""" plasma from panasonic cost btw much more than this tv.
so its all relative.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by W.Mayer View Post

yes but thats the way it is.

for sample car manufacturer try to build a car that is good as a mercedes s class for a price a cheap toyota costs
but they never can do it (as other manufacturer like vw as well) not today and not in future.
quality costs and early adapors will pay for it as they like not to wait and they can spend the money.
later everybody benifit from it even the normally price tvs.

one year ago a 80" """2k"""" plasma from panasonic cost btw much more than this tv.
so its all relative.


Point well taken.Thanks
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by W.Mayer View Post

yes but thats the way it is.

for sample car manufacturer try to build a car that is good as a mercedes s class for a price a cheap toyota costs
but they never can do it (as other manufacturer like vw as well) not today and not in future.
quality costs and early adapors will pay for it as they like not to wait and they can spend the money.
later everybody benifit from it even the normally price tvs.

one year ago a 80" """2k"""" plasma from panasonic cost btw much more than this tv.
so its all relative.

Actually, an 85 inch professional grade plasma from Panasonic is a fraction of the cost of the 84 inch 4K Samsung at $18,000 US.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Professional-Full-HD-Display-TH-85PF12U/dp/B002RL8I0Y
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by myoda View Post

Actually, an 85 inch professional grade plasma from Panasonic is a fraction of the cost of the 84 inch 4K Samsung at $18,000 US.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Professional-Full-HD-Display-TH-85PF12U/dp/B002RL8I0Y

ups what a big price drop!

i remember a price in the 40000 euro range or more some time ago in germany.
post #15 of 19
Which 80" will have the least amount of reflection?
post #16 of 19
Sharp is hawking sub-$2000 70-inch LCDs for the big game, and in 2012, its TV lineup will only get bigger and, I'll wager, more affordable.Last year Sharp switched marketing gears from Quattron's wacky yellow pixel (have a nice day, lab-coated Takei) to a new focus on the "meganormous" (howdy, fat-head dudes). Its lineup emphasized models 60 inches and larger, including 70-inchers from both ends of the price spectrum and the first "affordable" 80-incher.Good luckWv7Zu.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by frrypol View Post

Sharp is hawking sub-$2000 70-inch LCDs for the big game, and in 2012, its TV lineup will only get bigger and, I'll wager, more affordable.Last year Sharp switched marketing gears from Quattron's wacky yellow pixel (have a nice day, lab-coated Takei) to a new focus on the "meganormous" (howdy, fat-head dudes). Its lineup emphasized models 60 inches and larger, including 70-inchers from both ends of the price spectrum and the first "affordable" 80-incher.Good luckWv7Zu.

I am not sure what the point of your post is, since it was snipped from CNET:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57368155-221/sharp-tvs-2012-60-is-the-new-small/

Sharp is hawking sub-$2000 70-inch LCDs for the big game, and in 2012, its TV lineup will only get bigger and, I'll wager, more affordable.
Last year Sharp switched marketing gears from Quattron's wacky yellow pixel (have a nice day, lab-coated Takei) to a new focus on the "meganormous" (howdy, fat-head dudes). Its lineup emphasized models 60 inches and larger, including 70-inchers from both ends of the price spectrum and the first "affordable" 80-incher.
post #18 of 19
Nice review:

http://pocinc.net/blog/product-reviews/review-vizio-m801d-a3-80-inch-m-series-led-smart-tv

My local Costco just got the vizio in stock and it's right beside the sharp 844u now on the rack! These are the tvs I'm deciding between. I swear the vizio has better side viewing angles than the sharp. I didnt have time to adjust any settings as they were closing but am going back soon.
post #19 of 19
I finally got the Vizio 80" mounted. This thing looks sweet. Replaced my 60" vizio plasma and I used the same mount I had for the old tv.
http://simplicity.sanus.com/index.php/us/en/products/tilting-mount/SXDP3

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The side viewing angles are awesome and that's one of main reasons I chose this. The sharp really started to fade out, plus passive 3d, and added bonus of bezel looking awesome and super thin.
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