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post #61 of 3464
Hopefully we will get a report regarding if these sets have banding or not.
post #62 of 3464
I received my 42D64U on Thursday, but was out of town until today. I just got it up and running, hooked up to a Comcast Motorola DVR via component video (I don't have an HDMI connection on my DVR....yet).

I debated long and hard on the purchase of my first HDTV, having read many of the threads on this forum and watching my parents' experience with their Sharp 46D62U. It has some slight horizontal banding, but really not noticeable. As I was getting ready to purchase a set, I saw a great deal on the 42D64U. I pulled the trigger, and am happy to report that there is thus far no banding on the screen, horizontal or vertical. I've paused on some all-white/grey scenes, as well as some all black scenes, and the picture looks great.

Maybe it's beginner's luck, but I won't complain. I knew the Sharp picture quality would be great, since that's what my parents have had since Christmas '06, but I'm pleased to see the slimmer set and thus far excellent picture.

Hope all those who wind up with the 64U family sets enjoy it as much as I have today so far!
post #63 of 3464
Where'd you buy the set? I haven't seen them anywhere yet.

Thanks!
post #64 of 3464
That's good news. Hope you enjoy your set. Hopefully the 46" will have no banding also. I'm interested in this tv mainly because of the fact it uses less power and runs cooler than other sets.
post #65 of 3464
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Originally Posted by nihilan View Post

Where'd you buy the set? I haven't seen them anywhere yet.

Don't laugh, but I actually got this from QVC - the price couldn't be beat, and they were guaranteeing return shipping paid + full refund for 30 days if you didn't like the set. I was expecting it to be the 62U series, but it was actually the new model. Hey, I won't complain....saving $500 off of what it would be anywhere else made it OK with me to buy off of a home shopping channel.

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Originally Posted by purell View Post

That's good news. Hope you enjoy your set. Hopefully the 46" will have no banding also. I'm interested in this tv mainly because of the fact it uses less power and runs cooler than other sets.

Funny you should mention the running cooler - I notice a lot less heat coming off of it than the 46" my parents have.
post #66 of 3464
I would buy from there also if they had the 46" for that same discount. lol
post #67 of 3464
How does the picture quality compare to the 46" your parents have? It should be pretty much identical i think.
post #68 of 3464
The picture quality is excellent. ESPN2HD came in great, as did National Geographic and Discovery HD. So far, no complaints. I've had it turned on for about 3 hours now, just to see if any artifacts or banding would develop and as of now, no issues.
post #69 of 3464
Thanks for the update! Please keep us informed as you learn more about this set! If anyone gets news about release dates on the East Coast - please share!
post #70 of 3464
can owners please post if they are really happy with these model? interested in getting one for mom and dad for the hoilydays!
post #71 of 3464
Hello USC200. How does SD content look?
post #72 of 3464
Just wondering..These latest Sharp models say 4ms response time with FineMotion On. What is the response time with it Off? 6ms? 8ms?
Would there be a reason to ever turn it off?
I thought I'd ask here because this is the TV I would like when it's released in my area.
post #73 of 3464
So right at this moment the 62U are being sold off, 64U and 82U are about the same price and 92U is just a few hundred more. Football season is coming and now I'm more confused than ever about which one makes sense.
We have the 37GP1U in the bedroom so we're decided on Sharp.
post #74 of 3464
Ya but if there's no banding on the 64u 46" and 52" models -- then they beat the 82 & 92u.
post #75 of 3464
Any more new owners out there?
post #76 of 3464
I'm eagerly waiting for BB to start carrying them!
post #77 of 3464
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Originally Posted by USC2000 View Post

Don't laugh, but I actually got this from QVC - the price couldn't be beat, and they were guaranteeing return shipping paid + full refund for 30 days if you didn't like the set. I was expecting it to be the 62U series, but it was actually the new model. Hey, I won't complain....saving $500 off of what it would be anywhere else made it OK with me to buy off of a home shopping channel.



Funny you should mention the running cooler - I notice a lot less heat coming off of it than the 46" my parents have.


USC2000,
what's the QVC item number of the TV?
they don't seem to have 42d64u on their website (or at least they don't show the model number).
however, there's a 42" Aquos with the QVC item number E03003, but its description seems to be of 42d62u, not 64u.
I'm wondering if you've ordered this one but ended up getting the 64u.
post #78 of 3464
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Originally Posted by USC2000 View Post

Don't laugh, but I actually got this from QVC - the price couldn't be beat, and they were guaranteeing return shipping paid + full refund for 30 days if you didn't like the set. I was expecting it to be the 62U series, but it was actually the new model. Hey, I won't complain....saving $500 off of what it would be anywhere else made it OK with me to buy off of a home shopping channel.


This is almost worth a gamble to try to get a good deal on a 42D64U but I don't see that they list guarantee return shipping paid on their official policy. What a great deal for you though. If you have anymore details you can post that would be great.
Thanx
post #79 of 3464
Looking at the 46D62U from Sears (I think the price there looks fine. If I remember correctly, I cant post prices here, so feel free to check).

I hear there are potential issues with Banding and Motion Blurr. Are there any DVD recommendations/scenes that you recommend so that I can bring in a DVD to the store to test it out?
post #80 of 3464
I stopped in Sam's this afternoon. They have the Philips 52" and Sharp 52" (the 62U) side by side. Tried my best to get the Philips adjusted to match the Sharp picture and it cannot be done. The Sharp is just, well, SHARP, and beats the Philips hands down. The blacks are blacker, the whites are whiter, the contrast is better. The Sharp just looks better... quite a bit difference in the sound too. The Philips has hardly any bass at all... the Sharp was not super great, but much more natural sounding with deeper bass. Absolutely not even a hint of banding on the Sharp. The Philips is around 4bens cheaper, but is it worth it? Still pondering: Vizio, Sharp, Philips. I am leaning toward the new Sharp.
post #81 of 3464
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Originally Posted by Anthony_Gomez View Post

Looking at the 46D62U from Sears (I think the price there looks fine. If I remember correctly, I cant post prices here, so feel free to check).

I hear there are potential issues with Banding and Motion Blurr. Are there any DVD recommendations/scenes that you recommend so that I can bring in a DVD to the store to test it out?


You may want to try the 62U thread.... http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=733575
post #82 of 3464
Looks like the 42" is popping up on quite a few retailer websites now. I'm not clear whether it's actually in stock anywhere or not... they're all a little vague on the shipping date.
post #83 of 3464
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anthony_Gomez View Post

Looking at the 46D62U from Sears (I think the price there looks fine. If I remember correctly, I cant post prices here, so feel free to check).

I hear there are potential issues with Banding and Motion Blurr. Are there any DVD recommendations/scenes that you recommend so that I can bring in a DVD to the store to test it out?

Master & Commander, any scene with fog.
post #84 of 3464
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Originally Posted by kooltechie View Post

USC2000,
what's the QVC item number of the TV?
they don't seem to have 42d64u on their website (or at least they don't show the model number).
however, there's a 42" Aquos with the QVC item number E03003, but its description seems to be of 42d62u, not 64u.
I'm wondering if you've ordered this one but ended up getting the 64u.

I got this back from QVC "The model number for item E03003 Sharp AQUOS 42"Diag. Widescreen High-Definition 1080p LCD TV is LC-42D62U. I hope this information is helpful.

Thank you for contacting QVC.com."

So much for dreaming.
post #85 of 3464
may as well post this here - for anyone needing 100hz, you might want to wait for the XL2 series (might be called the 84U series in N.A., who knows). There's also the flagship HD1 series (like the current 92 series) which have 5k more contrast, and a 160GB HDD. The X20 is the entry series, which I think is the same as the 64U series.


linky: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/home-ente...dds-291965.php
post #86 of 3464
Got my LC46D64U today, here's some pics :-)





New Side Inputs
post #87 of 3464
Finally... enjoy it man. So do you see any banding? How is the picture quality?
post #88 of 3464
It's my 1st hdtv, I had a 24" flat crt. I didn't see anything wrong on it so far. with a grey background the color seems uniform (no kind of cloud) neither any banding.

I played Ninja Gaiden Sigma on PS3 and the screen refresh is very good for me. Standard cable look like s**t like on almost any hdtv.

I encountered 1 problem with it and I ain't sure if it's because of me or not. I shut down the ps3 and I'd get no sound from my cable input then I turned on the ps3 again and I heard the ps3 sound with my cable input image.... switched back to hdmi input shut down the ps3 and switched back to cable input and everything went ok.

We watched some parts of Pirates of carribean and sun's reflection on the water hurts my eyes... brightness must be a bit too high.

Anyone know we're I can't get info on the tv calibration? I looked arround on the forums but didn't find anything specific for aquos tvs.
post #89 of 3464
this thread http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...4&page=3&pp=30

has a lot of info on the settings which are for the 62u. But it should be identical to yours.
post #90 of 3464
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Originally Posted by purell View Post

this thread http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...4&page=3&pp=30

has a lot of info on the settings which are for the 62u. But it should be identical to yours.

not sure if the settings would be the same, but i think this would be a good starting point:
Backlight: -10
Brightness: 0
Color: +2
Tint: +2
Sharpness: -3
Contrast: +34
Black expansion: on
fine motion thingie:
on, or medium, or something
OPC: On
OPC Range: 0 to -5

I'm going from memory here, so the names may not be totally correct, but the numbers are pretty close.
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