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post #61 of 126
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Originally Posted by MERKEY99 View Post

The only thing I give sharp an advantage on is it will be full array back lit....that might change the black levels and clarity a lot. I do agree the LG is a nice looking set, the Sony is tempting at the price but 70" and FALD would be nice rolleyes.gif
The Sharp is edge lit. It can also be had directly from Sharp for 5,999.

http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/HomeEntertainment/LCDTV/Models/LC70UD1U.aspx#overview

S~
post #62 of 126
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

The Sharp is edge lit. It can also be had directly from Sharp for 5,999.

http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/HomeEntertainment/LCDTV/Models/LC70UD1U.aspx#overview

S~

Sorry I should have been much clearer, Sharp has announce a FALD set at +70" that should be out very soon, I believe they said November, although it was a prototype the did announce a late 2013 arrival. I will try to find the link where I saw it.
Edited by MERKEY99 - 9/17/13 at 5:39pm
post #63 of 126
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Originally Posted by Kenneth Tong View Post

Yes according to this. Even bought the Dongle. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=17763899#post17763899

I don't know what to do.

one thing to check is whether the graphics driver version is up to date... depending on your computer, you can get the latest driver either from the graphics card manufacturer's website (such as NVidia or AMD) or from the manufacturer's (Apple) support/download page for your computer
post #64 of 126
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Originally Posted by MERKEY99 View Post

What would really be nice is if Sony dropped their 4K 80+" down to around 15K....That has FALD and is a very nice set!

The only thing that makes me want to get the Sony is that from what I hear the up conversion on it is probably the best with the xreality pro processor. I hear its hard to beat. Granted there are very few 4k sets out.
post #65 of 126
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Originally Posted by iChristopher View Post

The only thing that makes me want to get the Sony is that from what I hear the up conversion on it is probably the best with the xreality pro processor. I hear its hard to beat. Granted there are very few 4k sets out.

I am stuck also, I want to wait for the other sets to arrive but the sony is very appealing. It also comes with available content which no other company provides right now.

Lust VS wait,,,,which will win out tongue.gif
post #66 of 126
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Originally Posted by MERKEY99 View Post

I am stuck also, I want to wait for the other sets to arrive but the sony is very appealing. It also comes with available content which no other company provides right now.

Lust VS wait,,,,which will win out tongue.gif

LUUUUSSST!!! lol! I guess we can always exchange if something mind blowing comes out next month!
post #67 of 126
lol very true!!!
post #68 of 126
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Originally Posted by Kenneth Tong View Post

Yes according to this. Even bought the Dongle. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=17763899#post17763899

I don't know what to do.

It's a mac, they will say anything. But seriously, good luck getting it working.
post #69 of 126
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Originally Posted by MERKEY99 View Post

Ever get it working Kenneth?

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post #70 of 126
Im sorry to hear that frown.gif
post #71 of 126
Hopping into this thread to get some thoughts on a situation I'm in.

I purchased back in October of 2011 the Sharp Elite 70". I also have the original Pioneer 60" and 50" Elite TVs, so I've been a longtime Elite user and have been nothing but pleased with all of the units.

Fast forward to July and the Sharp started to have issues, first the board was replaced then they realized the panel was throwing lamp errors. Sharp can no longer ship out replacement panels so the retailer is offering me the following:

- The new Sharp 70" 4k UHD (lc70ud1u)

OR

- $6,000 in store credit to get any other TV I want

This unit is in my movie/gaming room and it sees equal use of TV/Blu-Ray and a ton of Xbox360/PS3 time. I also do some HTPC gaming on it with a fully loaded Tiki rig.

I've been happy with the 70" size but would have no problems going with a larger unit.

Based on the information that is out there now, and the fact I need to replace the busted Sharp 70" Elite, what do you 4k folks recommended? Take the Sharp replacement from the retailer which will arrive in about 4 weeks, or take the cash and get one of the other 70/80" 4k TVs out there...OR...ignore the 4k and get a better 70+?

Appreciate your thoughts and advice. If I should move this to a new thread please let me know and I'll repost elsewhere.

Thanks!

PS - If anyone can PM me the service mode reset sequence for the Sharp 70" Elite so I can continue to clear the lamp errors and use the TV while I await a replacement I'd appreciate it. Retailer won't give out that info.
post #72 of 126
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Originally Posted by rsheehan View Post

Hopping into this thread to get some thoughts on a situation I'm in.

I purchased back in October of 2011 the Sharp Elite 70". I also have the original Pioneer 60" and 50" Elite TVs, so I've been a longtime Elite user and have been nothing but pleased with all of the units.

Fast forward to July and the Sharp started to have issues, first the board was replaced then they realized the panel was throwing lamp errors. Sharp can no longer ship out replacement panels so the retailer is offering me the following:

- The new Sharp 70" 4k UHD (lc70ud1u)

OR

- $6,000 in store credit to get any other TV I want

This unit is in my movie/gaming room and it sees equal use of TV/Blu-Ray and a ton of Xbox360/PS3 time. I also do some HTPC gaming on it with a fully loaded Tiki rig.

I've been happy with the 70" size but would have no problems going with a larger unit.

Based on the information that is out there now, and the fact I need to replace the busted Sharp 70" Elite, what do you 4k folks recommended? Take the Sharp replacement from the retailer which will arrive in about 4 weeks, or take the cash and get one of the other 70/80" 4k TVs out there...OR...ignore the 4k and get a better 70+?

Appreciate your thoughts and advice. If I should move this to a new thread please let me know and I'll repost elsewhere.

Thanks!

PS - If anyone can PM me the service mode reset sequence for the Sharp 70" Elite so I can continue to clear the lamp errors and use the TV while I await a replacement I'd appreciate it. Retailer won't give out that info.

Again no real point in 4k unless you use a monitor or,do gaming. Now since you have a sweet choice why not go bigger?? Also don't forget about hdmi 2.0 another reason to wait as well and take store credit to nab one of those 4k sets
post #73 of 126
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Originally Posted by MERKEY99 View Post

Sorry I should have been much clearer, Sharp has announce a FALD set at +70" that should be out very soon, I believe they said November, although it was a prototype the did announce a late 2013 arrival. I will try to find the link where I saw it.

Was reading the brochure on the link to the Sharp 70" 4K. It states "HDMI 4k native" inputs? Not sure what this means exactly as nowhere does it say HDMI 2.0 inputs. Any thoughts on what that means?
FALD??
Gerry
post #74 of 126
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Originally Posted by rsheehan View Post

Hopping into this thread to get some thoughts on a situation I'm in.

I purchased back in October of 2011 the Sharp Elite 70". I also have the original Pioneer 60" and 50" Elite TVs, so I've been a longtime Elite user and have been nothing but pleased with all of the units.

Fast forward to July and the Sharp started to have issues, first the board was replaced then they realized the panel was throwing lamp errors. Sharp can no longer ship out replacement panels so the retailer is offering me the following:

- The new Sharp 70" 4k UHD (lc70ud1u)

OR

- $6,000 in store credit to get any other TV I want

This unit is in my movie/gaming room and it sees equal use of TV/Blu-Ray and a ton of Xbox360/PS3 time. I also do some HTPC gaming on it with a fully loaded Tiki rig.

I've been happy with the 70" size but would have no problems going with a larger unit.

Based on the information that is out there now, and the fact I need to replace the busted Sharp 70" Elite, what do you 4k folks recommended? Take the Sharp replacement from the retailer which will arrive in about 4 weeks, or take the cash and get one of the other 70/80" 4k TVs out there...OR...ignore the 4k and get a better 70+?

Appreciate your thoughts and advice. If I should move this to a new thread please let me know and I'll repost elsewhere.

Thanks!

PS - If anyone can PM me the service mode reset sequence for the Sharp 70" Elite so I can continue to clear the lamp errors and use the TV while I await a replacement I'd appreciate it. Retailer won't give out that info.

Search the Elite thread thread for the service menu info you need. Regarding the Sharp 4k option and HDMI 2.0 ask sharp if it has this or the firmware can be updated to provide it. 2.0 is something you want and Sony etc. aregoing to do firmware updates.
post #75 of 126
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Originally Posted by 8mile13 View Post

Video Unlimited 4K has 70 native 4K movies and shows available, they are aiming to have over 100 by the end of the year.
http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/04/sony-video-ulimited-4k-video-download-service/

Odemax, a online 4K/UHD entertainment provider.
http://odemax.com

does video unlimited 4K require a Sony brand 4K TV?
according sony store the FMP-X1 is exclusively for use with Sony 4K UHD TVs
http://store.sony.com/p/4K-Media-Server/en/p/FMPX1

Eventually one can download those UHD movies/content on PS4 which will work on all UHD TVs smile.gif
post #76 of 126
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Originally Posted by dsinger View Post

Search the Elite thread thread for the service menu info you need. Regarding the Sharp 4k option and HDMI 2.0 ask sharp if it has this or the firmware can be updated to provide it. 2.0 is something you want and Sony etc. aregoing to do firmware updates.
Upgrading from 1.4 to 2.0 is a hardware update not just software. Sony has a slot and Samsung is offering the Evolution One Connect Kit.

S~
post #77 of 126
It will be interesting to see how sharp and LG deal with the upgrade.
post #78 of 126
Thread Starter 
Building a HTPC for five grand to get this TV up and running.
post #79 of 126
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Originally Posted by Kenneth Tong View Post

Building a HTPC for five grand to get this TV up and running.
Don't take this the wrong way but I love your posts. Every other post has a price you paid for something showing that you paid way too much. You can obviously spend your money any way you see fit, but you do not need to spend $5,000 on a HTPC to run 4k resolution. Whoever is charging you these rates for your items are ripping you off big time.
post #80 of 126
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Originally Posted by NavySeal View Post

Don't take this the wrong way but I love your posts. Every other post has a price you paid for something showing that you paid way too much. You can obviously spend your money any way you see fit, but you do not need to spend $5,000 on a HTPC to run 4k resolution. Whoever is charging you these rates for your items are ripping you off big time.


+1 to that amen we don't care how much you paid or are spending keep the thread informative cool.gif
post #81 of 126
Kenneth,

Here is a review of modern video cards able to output 4K resolution to a UHD TV: http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Frame-Rating-High-End-GPUs-Benchmarked-4K-Resolutions

They tested all the latest video cards from both nVidia and AMD roughly around the $500 mark and they were all able to easily output 4K to the TV.
Keep in mind they used a cheap UHD TV but that doesn't matter...the video cards were still capable of easily driving the full resolution you're looking for.

Also keep in mind these cards were reviewed in April...there are newer models available which are even more powerful for around $600-850 (nVidia 780/Titan/etc.)

If you want to get really wild buy (2) nVidia Titan GPU's which will cost you $1000 each. You can buy a fully top of the line HTPC for roughly $3000 which will have more than enough power to play games maxed out on a UHD TV and include 2 Titan cards.
Edited by NavySeal - 9/18/13 at 1:55pm
post #82 of 126
Thread Starter 


Thought you guys would enjoy this. Taken last night.
post #83 of 126
Very nice, how is the game on the big screen?
post #84 of 126
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Originally Posted by Kenneth Tong View Post



Thought you guys would enjoy this. Taken last night.

Now your making this thread really interesting, wait let me get some popcorn. biggrin.gif
post #85 of 126
Haaaaa that's the kinds of money shots you should be talking about and showing all of us lol eek.gif
post #86 of 126
Thread Starter 
Objective today is getting my MacBook to display on the TV at 4K at 30Hz. We shall see.
post #87 of 126
Thread Starter 
GOT IT WORKING AT 4K!
post #88 of 126
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Originally Posted by Kenneth Tong View Post

GOT IT WORKING AT 4K!
What was the problem/solution?
post #89 of 126
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The HDMI Port doesn't output 4K resolutions on MacBook Pros. You have to buy the Dongle, and output via the Thunderbolt Port. Then, you have to use SwitchResX and simplified settings and type in a configuration for 30Hz that it will accept. Done! Now off to figure out sound. Going to the shop today.

Was told the Sonos Soundbar doesn't passthrough the 5.1 signal frown.gif Unless I manually take the optical cable out everytime : (

Any sound systems anyone will suggest for about $2,000!?
post #90 of 126
Get a reciever and Martin logon system lol haaaa
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