Originally Posted by rsheehan
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)
- $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.
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.