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I am miserable.... Need to find a Sharp AVC Box (TU-GA1U-S)

post #1 of 65
Thread Starter 
I've had the Sharp Aquos LC30HV4U for about a month now and was not told the extent of which the TV could operate without the box.

I am miserable now without being able to adjust the picture, or use any other inputs besides one DVI input on the back of the TV

I could be blamed for this for not thoroughly investigating this situation, but I was mislead by the people I got it from, and now they are avoiding me.


Does anyone know where to find this box, wholesaler, website, individual, etc....?
I've found them on EBAY, but they only come up every few weeks or so.

Are there any Sharp AV receivers that could be used in place of this, or am I out of luck?

Thank you
post #2 of 65
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Originally Posted by patsfan23 View Post

I am miserable now without being able to adjust the picture, or use any other inputs besides one DVI input on the back of the TV

Maybe you can by a used iScan or integrate into htpc?
post #3 of 65
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sfhub View Post

Maybe you can by a used iScan or integrate into htpc?

Wow, the iScan seems promising. I just read briefly about it, but it looks like it may do what I need. I'm looking to hook up Cable TV DVI, PS2 S-Video, DVD Player Component, and my computer DVI.
Could I modify the monitors' picture through it though? or does this just offer additional inputs?

Also, what is a good price to pay?
Its on ebay for $255 and then others are $1000+


I'm not familiar with integrating into HTPC.
post #4 of 65
Given your purchase experience with the bare Sharp panel, I think you probably want to do some research in the Scaler forum on AVS prior to purchasing.

I'm not sure which one is best for you. I think iScan scales the 480i/480p stuff but passes through some of the HD stuff. Probably the VP30 processes and scales more signals.

There are other scalers/deinterlacers out there. Basically in your situation, you have a computer monitor with limited input capability. You aren't the first to be in this situation so there are solutions out there but you'll probably find better info in the scaler or htpc forums.
post #5 of 65
Patsfan I would PM mike53 (at least I think thats his screen name) he works for Sharp and I think he would be the best 1 to give you advice. From his replies to other people's problems or inquiries about Sharp products he seems eager to help them. Just a thought



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post #6 of 65
patsfan...chk your PM's.
post #7 of 65
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Originally Posted by Mike53 View Post

patsfan...chk your PM's.

See I knew he would come thru
post #8 of 65
Thread Starter 
Phipp, if he can get his hands on one (nothing guaranteed since each one is manufactured per LCD), I owe you big time.........Ill take you out for some beers if you are ever in Boston.
post #9 of 65
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Originally Posted by patsfan23 View Post

Phipp, if he can get his hands on one (nothing guaranteed since each one is manufactured per LCD), I owe you big time.........Ill take you out for some beers if you are ever in Boston.

LOL sounds like a plan.......Glad he helped you out. Thats what I like about this forum is the good 1's that help people out with there problems


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"when the dogs need fresh water I just flush the toilet"
post #10 of 65
I too am in this same boat would you guys please send me any information that you have on where I can get my hands on the media box for the Sharp LC-37G4U LCD TV. I am in desperate need for this box if you guys could help that would be AWSOME! Thanks!
post #11 of 65
Hi
im new here
a sharp avc box recently landed on my hands from my dad
I dind't know what it was or ANYTHING about it
so I was searching and this site came up with this topic
now
I know NOTHING of this area (hi def tvs, plasma....)
I live in san diego
and well
if you want to take the box out of my hands without ripping me off for my lack of knowledge, feel free to PM me, as I really have no use what so ever for this box...
thank you
post #12 of 65
I also may have a AVC box for sale
post #13 of 65
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Originally Posted by Sabu2k1 View Post

Hi
im new here
a sharp avc box recently landed on my hands from my dad
I dind't know what it was or ANYTHING about it
so I was searching and this site came up with this topic
now
I know NOTHING of this area (hi def tvs, plasma....)
I live in san diego
and well
if you want to take the box out of my hands without ripping me off for my lack of knowledge, feel free to PM me, as I really have no use what so ever for this box...
thank you

What's the model number of the box?

hmmm, something doesn't feel quite right here . . . .
post #14 of 65
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Originally Posted by patsfan23 View Post

I've had the Sharp Aquos LC30HV4U for about a month now and was not told the extent of which the TV could operate without the box.

I could be blamed for this for not thoroughly investigating this situation, but I was mislead by the people I got it from, and now they are avoiding me.

Can yo take em to small claims court ?
post #15 of 65
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

Can yo take em to small claims court ?

A good fraction of the time when there is a panel without a media box, there is a stolen panel. Of course if it is the media box that is surplus, it's fairly likely the panel got broken.
post #16 of 65
yes
the serial number is 411341094
and no, I am not a scammer ok?
post #17 of 65
please
someone trade/buy it off me
I dont need it...
post #18 of 65
Sabu do you still have this AVC for sale? I did the same dumb thing as Patsfan - bought a TV from online not knowing what I was doing. Anyone who has one of these for sale please let me know. In the end I'm sure I'll end up paying more than if I had just gone to a reputable online retailer... Oh well... live and learn. Thanks everyone for your help!
post #19 of 65
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Originally Posted by swezey View Post

Sabu do you still have this AVC for sale? I did the same dumb thing as Patsfan - bought a TV from online not knowing what I was doing. Anyone who has one of these for sale please let me know. In the end I'm sure I'll end up paying more than if I had just gone to a reputable online retailer... Oh well... live and learn. Thanks everyone for your help!

here is one for sale:

http://cgi.*********/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...m=130048286346
post #20 of 65
Does anyone know the pinout for the 3 connector (tone) on the LC-45GX6U ?
I like to connect my computer to the unit and use the internal amp. It looks like a mouse connector but has 5 pins.
Thank you.
post #21 of 65
Sabu & Suzook: do you still have this AVC for sale? Please reply or PM me.

I also have a Sharp Aquos lC-30HV4U ('ve been working for 2 yrs) and starting last week, all of the sudden the LCD TV turns on but the AVC turns on and then shuts off...

Has anyone with similar problems find any solutions? Thx
post #22 of 65
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Originally Posted by kunj View Post

Sabu & Suzook: do you still have this AVC for sale? Please reply or PM me.

I also have a Sharp Aquos lC-30HV4U ('ve been working for 2 yrs) and starting last week, all of the sudden the LCD TV turns on but the AVC turns on and then shuts off...

Has anyone with similar problems find any solutions? Thx

I have the same exact problem right now. I am searching for the AVC box but can't find one. If anyone has one for sale or knows where I can get one please PLEASE contact me. I almost bought a new tv because I was getting pissed off and have a feeling I will get raped by the repair people.
post #23 of 65
My dad has the same problem his Sharp lc30hv2e AVC box blows the mains fuse plug to the LCD panel. Can you still get these boxes, Do you have to have this box in order to use the panel?
post #24 of 65
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Originally Posted by usi1mw View Post

My dad has the same problem his Sharp lc30hv2e AVC box blows the mains fuse plug to the LCD panel. Can you still get these boxes, Do you have to have this box in order to use the panel?

I almost purchased one on ebay, but my box started working right before I paid.

I am in a dispute with the seller now because he is trying to hassle me for the listing fee...which he is def. inflating because his listing was not worth $50....even after I pointed out how easy it is to get a listing fee credit.

So, I can give you his eBay name if you want to buy the box from him, but he's obviously not one of the most understanding people i've met.
post #25 of 65
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Originally Posted by Thug541 View Post

I have the same exact problem right now. I am searching for the AVC box but can't find one. If anyone has one for sale or knows where I can get one please PLEASE contact me. I almost bought a new tv because I was getting pissed off and have a feeling I will get raped by the repair people.

I have the Sharp LC-30HV4U complete with AVC, manuals and the original shipping carton
Purchased 12/20/2004, in working order and no longer used.
Replaced with Sharp 37.
But I will not sell just the AVC

Anyone interested can PM me
post #26 of 65
I really need help! My neighbor is involved in a pretty nasty divorce from her husband and wants to sell me their Sharp Aquos LC 45GX6U. The husband took the AVC box (TU GD10U-T). Can anyone point me in the right direction to find this box or something compatable?
post #27 of 65
Hey everyone!
Some help here...
I have an AVC Box...dunno if it works? But I need the AV Cable and the AC adapter to find out. Does anyone have these parts up for grabs?
Thanks if you can help!
post #28 of 65
Hey! What is the model of the avc box that you have? I am looking for the Sharp TU GD10U-T. Please let me know. thanks. I bought another avc box thinking that I could make it work with the tv......no luck! So, I have this model if anyone's interested. Sharp TUGA1US, with remote and cable.
post #29 of 65
Anyone have a Sharp AVC Receiver "TUGA1US" or any good replacement fix.
post #30 of 65
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Originally Posted by sadfalcon View Post

Anyone have a Sharp AVC Receiver "TUGA1US" or any good replacement fix.

There's a used Sharp TU-GA1U-S on eBay today, which closes in about 6 hrs.
Uncertain condition altho it powers up apparently.
Search by item # 290198358337
Currently <$50 including shipping within lower-48.

Hope this may be helpful for someone.

URL (if doesn't get edited) is

ViewItem&item=290198358337&ssPageName=MERC_VIC_RCRX_Pr4_PcY_BID_IT&refitem=290198888069&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&usedrule1=CrossSell_LogicX&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget
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