Originally Posted by frank_f
I just hope the Aztec or Cortez processor does a better job with contrast ratio and black levels...
I have the 52" Sharp, and I love it. I have to thank Vizio though, because I think one of the reasons Sharp dropped the price on the 52" is because of companies like Vizio. Once Vizio releases a 52" below 2 grand, then there is no way other companies can charge between 3 and 5 grand for the same size. They will have to drop prices.
Sounds like we have been through the same LCD beta test process. Had a 46 Viz with hum, tried the Sharp 52 D62 series @ Costco, took it back in 2 days with bad banding, traded the Viz 46 for the Viz 47...now waiting for the 'perfect" 52. I may be waiting quite awhile.
That 52" Sharp does have an awesome picture, I just couldn't stomach having $3K invested in something not perfect. You are indeed lucky to have no banding!
I was at Magnolia AV the other day and they had both Sharp 52's (62 & 92) side by side and wow the colors and blacks on the 92 are incredible, almost plasma like....funny though, when you compare the Viz to the Sharp D62 the Sharp wins hands down, same thing when I saw the D62 vs. D92, the D92 wins....that is until you get in your house and with nothing to compare it to...the Viz wins by default...IMO it does have the nicest cabinet aesthetic's out there, not the best picture, but certainly the best for the $$$.