Originally Posted by mark_1080p PROS
Boxy design - d62 is nice, d92 looks like crap from the pics, anyway.
I have to agree Mark if this is truly the new design it is pretty FUGLY. This would be competitive suicide as those asthetics are horrendous and look like something from 3-4 yrs ago from Sharp. I won't believe it until I see it from CES since the European Show a few months back had what is believed to be the next gen model and it sure as hell looked nothing like these crapola panels. I would prefer and hope the D92 would be what was displayed in Berlin a few months back as 1080P Premium below:http://www.cinenow.com/uk/image-repo...30958.jpg.html
I've had my 57" for two months now and it sure the hell doesn't have any of these banding issues, I already had two Sharps and would not have believed they could provide a red any better but it does in fact with the added Red and Green actually provide striking Red's. This panel is completely built in Japan and has no banding issues as my 45" never had. I'm very happy with the panel but it still isn't big enough so I may sell it and upgrade to the next gen Sharp 65" or the Samsung 70" during the next 6 months if the D92 has the Micronas and much deeper blacks. Then if that's not big enough it's time for a FP room
. I'm very pleased with the panel but disappointed it still isn't big enough - but quality HD simply is close to perfection.
Now for the Con's - I must admit that the design is dated on the 57" and much too heavy for an LCD a whopping 164 lbs - the Samsung is 20 lbs lighter and much nicer asthetically anyways - I prefer all black of my 45" model. I had to have a custom cut Lexan sheet the thing was so heavy as the Dealer posted the incorrect weight of the TV and the glass top was rated at 150lbs and I couldn't risk humpty dumpty event. In fact the weight of this thing shocked me since I can pick up my 45" by myself and carry it, it took three of us to get this thing off the floor and safely on the stand. Another issue I have with the panel is sometimes a power failure occurs or conflilcts with my HD DVD player HDMI and I get loss of picture and only sound and I discovered you have to reset the TV system but I spent 2 hours on this yesterday and this is the third time it's occurred and so I need to get on the phone with Sharp to resolve this annoyance and so I cannot truly get a calibration since any such system reset would be wiped out.
Having been an owner of an SXRD without issues and it's high CR I must admit as fantastic as this PQ can be it is no match in some respects for the details of an SXRD with HD Movies WoW factor but the wife hated the SXRD form factor - but the SXRD only won in that area - overall viewing and conditions I would take this TV as the SXRD was pathetic with SD and not as good as my Sharp with HD Sports.
About the only motion issues I have with sports is NBCHD Sunday Night Football which must be compressing the signal as this does not occur on other Sports channels.
I suspect if the D92 reaches 3K:1 static CR it may match the SXRD plus if the Micronas is there and it performed as the Demo shows us it will take things that much further. Lets hope for Sharp USA the D92 can kick some butt after the pathetic history of the D62 which can be found at Overstock and that is not a good sign as they are widely known as a clearing house for what fails or overproduction. The prices are great on these but at that cost they have gone backwards with the banding issues.
As to Cable Card I think we can lay blame on the Cable operators not so much the manufacturers, perhaps if they produce a two way where the Cable Operatyors can generate revenue then it can work but it's been over two years and still no two way and the operators don't even promote it themselves and so if they look at an area to cut costs to sell lower than it seems to become expendable at least until they develop two way.
Oh well, know I'm running on but there is no owners forum for my 57" Sharp and so it's tough to exchange ideas but certainly hope it's the Euro version D92 and not these Institutional looking pathetic Japanese panels someone posted earlier. Looking forward to CES and kept my Box in the garage and got a 4 year warranty in case a 65-70" may on the horizon with all the anticipated features.
Perhaps we'll get a post from CES on this innovative triple view Sharp: