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post #31 of 1206
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Originally Posted by rhoster
When I was talking to the sharp guy at the booth at CES he told me that the 45" D90 would NOT be able to accept 1920x1080 over DVI. He said that it would have the same specs as the currently available 65" D90 which only accepts 1280x1024
I dunno which Sharp guy you talked to but there are only a few that know anything about the product. I specifically sought out that question. It's in the printed brochure.
post #32 of 1206
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Originally Posted by jae77
could you elaborate (as much as possible) on what exactly this means? will the 2006 45" models be able to support any of the "other" things on the horizon - perhaps through a service tech upgrade or something along those lines.

hd tivo will support cable card, which is what i'll be using w/ the tv when it is released later this year, but if/when i ever repurpose the tv to some other location, i'd be nice to still be able to avoid the cable box.
Not really.....I do know that the cable companies were very poor in their support of the cards. They won't even tell you they have them unless you ask. They are not happy with that solution and are trying to standardize on a downloadable solution. There appears to be no universal standard. If whatever comes down the road uses HDMI, DVI or IEEE1394 then it will work with this set.
post #33 of 1206
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Originally Posted by R11
So, does this mean the D90 units will actually debut at lower prices than the just-announced MSRPs? :D If they show up with decent processing and don't look too fugly I may yet end up with a 37" Sharp in my exercise room. I'm sure you can't give us any actual pics, but do you know if the physical styling on the D90 units will be any different from the current bottom speaker mount units?


ron
We have two prices MSRP which no one uses and RRP (Recommended Retail Price) which everyone uses. So the answer is yes. Physical styling is very similar to the current D7 series with titanium finish and bottom speakers. I have brochures. I believe they are too big to post here but if you PM me an email addy I can send next week when I am back. I am at another show....International Builder's Show in Orlando. I am doing my best to avoid winter this year. :D
post #34 of 1206
Great! PM sent. Enjoy the warm weather :).


ron
post #35 of 1206
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Originally Posted by Mike53
I dunno which Sharp guy you talked to but there are only a few that know anything about the product. I specifically sought out that question. It's in the printed brochure.
He didn't seem to be the sharpest (no pun intended), but did state that it would support 1080p over HDMI. It would make sense to me that if the current 65" D90 doesn't support 1920x1080 over DVI that the 45" of the same line wouldn't as well; however, I don't have any of the lit., so if it's in that then the guy was wrong.
post #36 of 1206
Mike I hope you just missed my question about the 1080i deinterlacing method, as opposed to avoiding it :D

TM
post #37 of 1206
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Originally Posted by Mike53
With the exception of 57 and 65 ALL PRICES ARE GOING DOWN!

Any guess on when we might see these price drops? I really want to pull thr trigger on a LC-37D6U but they are just too expensive
post #38 of 1206
Received PM from Mike53 on a question I had... CMS is going away on the new 45's.
post #39 of 1206
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Originally Posted by sportsnut
Received PM from Mike53 on a question I had... CMS is going away on the new 45's.
Stupid question: what's CMS?
post #40 of 1206
CMS is Sharps 'Color Management System'
It allows the user to adjust the six major colors individually as opposed to the usual color and tint adjustments. Allows for much finer adjusting of the picture.
post #41 of 1206
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Originally Posted by sportsnut
CMS is Sharps 'Color Management System'
It allows the user to adjust the six major colors individually as opposed to the usual color and tint adjustments. Allows for much finer adjusting of the picture.
Not on the D90 line I hope. That would be a real backwards thing to do.
post #42 of 1206
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Originally Posted by Mike53
Current feedback from dealers and some customers is that titanium is a high end finish but some want piano black as well. We might do that in the fall.
IMHO, Piano Black is nicer. Come on, PB in May for the 45" D90, please. :D
post #43 of 1206
CMS is gone across the whole aquos line with the exception of the 65" and 57" models (this from Mike53) yes even in the D90 series. Mike agrees it isn't the best of news but apparently Sharp is using a new Chipset in this series and it doesn't support this functionality. I agree, disappointing news.
post #44 of 1206
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Originally Posted by ALTANertive
IMHO, Piano Black is nicer. Come on, PB in May for the 45" D90, please. :D
While I would prefer black, I would only want it if it were non-gloss (ie, not "piano"). Shiny black plastic just looks like, well, shiny black plastic to me. Apparently many people don't agree, but to me it has the opposite effect it's supposed to. Instead of looking "elegant" or expensive, it just looks kind of cheap and tacky. The titanium is alright, but I do hope they scrap the two-toned, half titanium, half black though. I'd much prefer one solid color surrounding the screen.


ron
post #45 of 1206
Glossy Piano black looks nice, out of the package. But after 10 minutes when it has impossible to get off finger prints and finger oil streaks, and a nice coat of dust, it looks horrible. Companies focus too much on looking different, they forget that a simple matt black case with nice straight lines looks best.
post #46 of 1206
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Originally Posted by anthonymoody
Mike I hope you just missed my question about the 1080i deinterlacing method, as opposed to avoiding it :D

TM
I didn't answer cuz I don't know! :o
post #47 of 1206
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Originally Posted by DigitalGriffin
Not on the D90 line I hope. That would be a real backwards thing to do.
The chipset was changed from Sharp proprietary CVCC to Trident. Those controls are not offered with that chipset.
post #48 of 1206
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Originally Posted by HomerclesJay
Any guess on when we might see these price drops? I really want to pull thr trigger on a LC-37D6U but they are just too expensive
A year ago, the LC37HV4U was $5999 and we could not keep them in stock. Today they are under half that ...... and we still can't keep them in stock.....6 months from now..... a different story.
post #49 of 1206
pip/pop functionality or the epg that comes with these new models ? in particular the LC-37D90U
post #50 of 1206
Regarding Trident, I don't know if this is the chipset Sharp is using...

http://www.tridentmicro.com/products.asp

DCReâ„¢: The Digital Cinema Reality Engine
The SVP EXâ„¢ family features Trident's Digital Cinema Reality Engine or DCReâ„¢. DCReTM video processing features deliver optimal video fidelity to offer consumers compelling, cinema-like video images. DCRe includes:

Triple ten-bit ADC to dramatically reduce visible video signal conversion artifacts.
Ten-bit 3D color decoder to eliminate annoying "false color" artifacts and improve overall contrast.
Ten-bit dual-channel 1080i motion-adaptive de-interlacers to provide cinema-like motion video quality from any type of video source material.
Ten-bit dual-channel scaler to insure crisp images regardless of the display resolution.
Ten-bit dual-channel color processor with blue-stretch, green-stretch, skin-color correction, and white-balance control to offer vivid, bright colors previously available only in the most sophisticated internally-developed designs of consumer electronics OEMs.
Ten-bit display interface to support today's most advanced flat displays.
Advanced content-adaptive 3D noise reduction to dramatically reduce the popping and crackling that is especially prevalent on today's LCD TVs.
Enhanced horizontal and vertical sharpness controls that set a new level in sharpness for advanced TVs.
Programmable LCD overdrive to eliminate the blurring of fast-moving objects that is common to many LCD displays.
Integrated VBI slicer and V-chip/closed-caption/teletext accelerator to support world-wide TV data and messaging needs.
Full-screen 16-bit bit-mapped OSD powered by a 2D-graphics accelerator to enable beautiful, intuitive, windows-based user interfaces that enhance the functionality of advanced TVs.
post #51 of 1206
man, I was just going to buy a new aquos, but after this im gonna sit and wait for a D50.....nice.
post #52 of 1206
Thanks Mike - if/when you get solid word on the 1080i deinterlacing method I'd be exrtemely happy for the info :)

TM
post #53 of 1206
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Originally Posted by sfhub
Regarding Trident, I don't know if this is the chipset Sharp is using...
Ooooh! We can only hope :). I've thought that processing was the weakest link in the recent Sharp sets. Lets hope that the move to the new, non-proprietary chipset was for performance improvement reasons as opposed to cost cutting reasons. If they do improve the processing to provide a cleanly detailed picture along with the greater color gamut backlight, wider viewing angle multi-pixel panel etc, they would have some very nice units. Do we really have to wait all the way until May to find out? I was hoping they would show them at CES but I saw no mention of anything but the big, high end units...


ron
post #54 of 1206
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Originally Posted by R11
Ooooh! We can only hope :). I've thought that processing was the weakest link in the recent Sharp sets. Lets hope that the move to the new, non-proprietary chipset was for performance improvement reasons as opposed to cost cutting reasons. If they do improve the processing to provide a cleanly detailed picture along with the greater color gamut backlight, wider viewing angle multi-pixel panel etc, they would have some very nice units. Do we really have to wait all the way until May to find out? I was hoping they would show them at CES but I saw no mention of anything but the big, high end units...


ron
i read in another thread (sorry, i can't remember which one though) that there were models going to be released in late feb / beginning of march, but there was no concrete confirmation of that.
post #55 of 1206
That's what I thought Mike had mentioned earlier too (a month or two ago), but the press release indicated differently:


Pricing and availability:

The LC-45D90U will be available in May for Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $4,999.99.
LC-37D90U will be available in May for an MSRP of $3,499.99.
LC-32D50U will be available in May for an MSRP of $2,299.99.



ron
post #56 of 1206
I'd like to echo the following:

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Thanks Mike - if/when you get solid word on the 1080i deinterlacing method I'd be extremely happy for the info
After reading that half the pixels are often thrown out in the conversion from 1080i to 1080p, this is now a paramount concern - along with a trouble-free 1080p HDMI connection. If these two issues can be satisfied, I see a 45" sharp in my future! :D

-Tim
post #57 of 1206
Could buy a scaler to do the 1080i to 1080p for you instead of the TV, but ofcourse that costs extra money :( . Im in the same boat, this tv seems nearly perfect, but id like to keep every precious pixel I can.
post #58 of 1206
I'm new here, it's my first post. I would like to start by saying "Hi" to the AVS community :)

Ok, let get to the point now. I own a 3 years old JVC 26" CRT TV. I would like to make the jump to the HDTV world. I'm looking at the Sharp 45GD5U, but I don't know if I should wait for the 45D90U? To my understanding the 45D90U will replace the 45GD5U.

I want to do two things with my HDTV tv:

1) Play DVD movies

2) Play xBOx 360

Is it worth it to wait for the 45D90U? I'm concerned about two things:

1) Will the image quality be alot improved with new model or will it be about the same?

2) The new model 45D90U will have a response time of 6ms instead of 12ms (45GD5U). Is that improvement will be very noticable when playing fast action games (xBox 360)? It's just 3ms, but it's also 50% faster, so I don't know what to think. Would I get Motion Blur and Ghosting with 12ms?

Any good advice will be appreciated.

BIC
post #59 of 1206
You have better reds with the new D90
The D90 has better contrast
The D90 accepts 1080p input which is a huge plus if you want to hook your computer to it or use an external scaler/deinterlacer like the NEC Theatervision with HQV processing

Faster response time is considered none issue for many as anything below 16ms is hard to notice

Jury is still out on scaler/deinterlacer improvements which is the bane of many Hi-Def TVs
post #60 of 1206
very disappointing to see the absence of CMS. for at least my older unit, that was the _key_ to get spectacular picture quality (it would have only been "very good" using standard controls)
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