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post #1 of 3464
Thread Starter 
A U.S. Sharp Aquos Distributor has listed these upcoming 1080p sets:

LC-52D64U
LC-46D64U
LC-42D64U

No other details or pics were listed
post #2 of 3464
Thread Starter 
I have also confirmed the same 3 models posted on 2 other U.S. Aquos distributors.

Estimated Retail Prices from one:

LC-52D64U $3799.99
LC-46D64U $2699.99
LC-42D64U $2099.99
post #3 of 3464
Thread Starter 
found some data:

LC42D64U
Sharp 42" AQUOS Flat Panel 1080p LCD HDTV In Black - LC42D64U/ Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) Resolution/ 10,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/ Three HDMI Inputs/ Wide Viewing Angles (176 H x 176 W)/ High Brightness (450 cd/m2)/ Built-In ATSC, QAM, NTSC Tuners/ Recessed Bottom-Mounted Speakers/ Included Table Stand/ High Gloss Black Finish

LC46D64U
Sharp 46" AQUOS Flat Panel 1080p LCD HDTV In Black - LC46D64U/ Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) Resolution/ 10,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/ Three HDMI Inputs/ Wide Viewing Angles (176 H x 176 W)/ High Brightness (450 cd/m2)/ Built-In ATSC, QAM, NTSC Tuners/ Recessed Bottom-Mounted Speakers/ Included Table Stand/ High Gloss Black Finish

LC52D64U
Sharp 52" AQUOS Flat Panel 1080p LCD HDTV In Black - LC52D64U/ Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) Resolution/ 10,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/ Three HDMI Inputs/ Wide Viewing Angles (176 H x 176 W)/ High Brightness (450 cd/m2)/ Built-In ATSC, QAM, NTSC Tuners/ Recessed Bottom-Mounted Speakers/ Included Table Stand/ High Gloss Black Finish
post #4 of 3464
Are these new models better than the 92U line and newer?
post #5 of 3464
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigtiny50 View Post

Are these new models better than the 92U line and newer?

they seem to be replacements for the D62 line with 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. They are not better than D92 and it's 15,000:1 DCR.
post #6 of 3464
Saw these on ABT Electronics as "pre-order". Any ideas when/if we'll see these in stores? This looks promising (as long as they fix the banding).
post #7 of 3464
When does the new line of Sharp come out? I heard the prices are going to be crazy... Something to replace the 92U
post #8 of 3464
What is the differences between 64U vs 62U other than one extra HDMI port?
post #9 of 3464
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wsxedc View Post

What is the differences between 64U vs 62U other than one extra HDMI port?

It should also have HDMI 1.3
post #10 of 3464
The 64U models also add a PC input.

Steve (at Crutchfield)
post #11 of 3464
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Originally Posted by E55 KEV View Post

It should also have HDMI 1.3

So it supports deep color? Would the LCD panel be able to look better with the deep color source? What source has that currently?

The high bandwidth audio is not useful for the TV anyway as that's a receiver's job.

VGA input is good to have, but it's not worth that much to me.

I might look into 62U for discount prices.
post #12 of 3464
I read that the d64u series are supposed to be 33% thinner as well
post #13 of 3464
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Originally Posted by DArtTex View Post

I read that the d64u series are supposed to be 33% thinner as well

Smaller in size. 48-45/64" x 30-31/64" x 3-3/4" compared to 49-47/64" x 31-25/32" x 4-59/64". 1" narrower, 1" shorter, 1" thinner
post #14 of 3464
For a little more info, there is another thread started here. I will post all info here from now on, now that the model numbers are out and there is a dedicated thread.
post #15 of 3464
I heard that some of these new Aquos LCD's only have HDMI inputs and no component.
post #16 of 3464
These ones have 3 HDMI and 2 Components, along with other various inputs.
post #17 of 3464
Anyone else notice that the 64U TVs have been pulled from the "U.S. Sharp Aquos Distributor" website and all the previous posts in this thread have been changed to get rid of any reference that it was ever there? Link to pamphlet has also been broken. My guess is this info wasn't supposed to be out.
post #18 of 3464
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sgolko View Post

Link to pamphlet has also been broken. My guess is this info wasn't supposed to be out.

I missed the link to the pamphlet. NE1 got it? Email me or PM. Thanks.
post #19 of 3464
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Originally Posted by sgolko View Post

Link to pamphlet has also been broken. My guess is this info wasn't supposed to be out.

You mean this?

I have saved a copy in my PC just incase.
post #20 of 3464
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sango View Post

You mean this?

I have saved a copy in my PC just incase.

Thanks.
post #21 of 3464
let's hope these are band free
post #22 of 3464
What's the latest on release of the 64U series.. has anyone heard anything? The last I read was August 21 but I have seem a few internet stores take their Preorder pages down...
post #23 of 3464
Okay... so how is the LC-42D64U different from the LC-42D72U?

Image specifications look to be the same on both. Input ports are slightly different.

The 64U has three HDMI and the 72U has two HDMI and one DVI.
The 64U has two components and the 72U has two components.
The 64U has VGA input.

The retail price of the 64U is $300 less than the 72U, but market price of the 72U is less than the 64U (amazon has the 72U at $100 cheaper than the 64U).

The 72U have units with banding. If the 64U is perfect, then I'm on that.

I'm not sure what Sharp's marketing plan is, but it seems very confusing to have so many similar models. I also believe that with so many models in the market, it makes it harder for retailers to stock the specific model you want. And with a specific model selling less, the prices are kept high.
post #24 of 3464
If i were asked to guess, I would compare the specs of the 64 and the 62 (I assume that the 64 is the 62's replacement, as they are both in the 60's...) and see that there are very few differences. Smaller, more inputs, hopefully HDMI 1.3, but that is about it. I then think to myself, what has Sharp been doing for the last year? Figuring out how to get an extra HDMI input on the side of the panel? Somehow I doubt it. Unless Sharp is about to drop a major bomb on us at CEDIA with some major change in a different model that they have not made any mention of (ignoring their 100,000:1 CR thingie they have going on, thats next year I think) I speculate that they have spent an entire year solely on fixing banding.

So my official speculation: Last year's TV's, minus 1" on each dimension, plus 1 HDMI on the side, and NO BANDING (or very minimal).
post #25 of 3464
If you're comparing the 42" 62U to the 64U, then the 64U is much better. The 42D62U has a native CR of 1200:1 while the 42D64U is 2000:1. I thought the 72U was the replacement for the 62U but then comes along the similar spec 64U.
post #26 of 3464
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Originally Posted by badbob001 View Post

If you're comparing the 42" 62U to the 64U, then the 64U is much better. The 42D62U has a native CR of 1200:1 while the 42D64U is 2000:1. I thought the 72U was the replacement for the 62U but then comes along the similar spec 64U.

nope i am comparing the 46 and 52.
The 42's had a different panel (i think) than the bigger 62's and therefore different specs.
post #27 of 3464
Official Press Release from the Sharp Aquos website:
http://www.sharpusa.com/products/Fun...98-34,00.html#
The HDMI inputs are version 1.3 Supposed to be available this month.
post #28 of 3464
Looks like the 64U models have 15 W speakers instead of 10 W. That's pretty unusual in a flat panel, isn't it? Seems like a nice bonus.

I'm pumped for the 42D64U. It doesn't look like a major upgrade from the 72U, but there are a lot of nice little touches like those speakers. And hopefully it'll be a bit more mainstream than the 72U, considering this forum is just about the only place on the internet where you can find info on the 72U, and in Canada it's only carried by one retail chain.

But never mind all that... if they fix the banding it'll be worth it for that alone. Although after waiting nearly a year for that fix it does seem like a bad idea to get one's hopes up...
post #29 of 3464
Quote:
Originally Posted by sgolko View Post

So my official speculation: Last year's TV's, minus 1" on each dimension, plus 1 HDMI on the side, and NO BANDING (or very minimal).

I believe the 64U series weighs less than previous displays, too. Given they're probably 120Hz (have not seen 120Hz specified anywhere...), then it seems like these sets should be an improvement over previous generations.

Hopefully the early adapters will give us a review on their new TVs as soon as they're available. It will interesting to find out if the banding problem as been solved.
post #30 of 3464
Anyone find any Canadian MSRP???

US MSRP as follows, as per Sharp press release:

* LC-65D64U will be available in September; pricing is to be announced.
* LC-52D64U will be available in August for a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) pricing $3,799.99.
* LC-46D64U will be available in August for an MSRP of $2,699.99
* LC-42D64U will be available in August for an MSRP of $2,099.99.
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