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post #31 of 5831
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Originally Posted by Outwatcher View Post

My tv will be arriving tomorrow. I am only going to be using it for gaming and movie watching as of now (not tv). Do I need anything more than 1 hdmi cable?

As long as you have a receiver that can switch HDMI, no.
post #32 of 5831
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Originally Posted by Outwatcher View Post

My tv will be arriving tomorrow. I am only going to be using it for gaming and movie watching as of now (not tv). Do I need anything more than 1 hdmi cable?

That depends on how many more machines you have that have hdmi out. Most of the time you need 2-3 hdmi cables.
post #33 of 5831
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Originally Posted by Starlord View Post

Guys, correct me if I'm wrong, but from reading through this thread and the previous one, it seems like the D64Us have fewer banding issues than the D62Us. That's not to say the line's immune to banding, but it appears to be improved. Am I right?

From what I have seen and heard so far, yes, there is alot less banding issues on the 64's than the 62's
post #34 of 5831
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Originally Posted by AlexInvision View Post

From what I have seen and heard so far, yes, there is alot less banding issues on the 64's than the 62's

Thanks, Alex.
post #35 of 5831
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Originally Posted by Starlord View Post

Thanks, Alex.

Do any new owners out there have any serious banding issues on there new sets or has Sharp produced a real winner this time around.
post #36 of 5831
I set my 52D64U this week. I have HDMI via Comcast Motorola box to TV (1080i coming from STB). I noticed that there is an annoying white line, or as some may refer to this as "noise" on left side. Not there all the time, guess it depends on what HD channel i'm watching or tv program. I have my set up as "dot-by-dot." It goes away when I change to stretch. Anyone know how to get rid of this so I can keep "dot-by-dot" set-up?
post #37 of 5831
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Originally Posted by Chrisg7171 View Post

I set my 52D64U this week. I have HDMI via Comcast Motorola box to TV (1080i coming from STB). I noticed that there is an annoying white line, or as some may refer to this as "noise" on left side. Not there all the time, guess it depends on what HD channel i'm watching or tv program. I have my set up as "dot-by-dot." It goes away when I change to stretch. Anyone know how to get rid of this so I can keep "dot-by-dot" set-up?

Could you post up a picture of it for us
post #38 of 5831
Im having problems with my audio being out when I switch from my ps3 to my TV. my tv is just a coax cable coming directly out of the wall to my tv. I read of some audio issues in the first owners thread but I cant find it anymore in the sea of shipping post :/

anybody else notice this? the only way to fix it is to turn off my tv then back on then the sound for my cable works fine. Im guessing I should report this to sharp so they can fix this.
post #39 of 5831
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Originally Posted by blacknbean View Post

Im having problems with my audio being out when I switch from my ps3 to my TV. my tv is just a coax cable coming directly out of the wall to my tv. I read of some audio issues in the first owners thread but I cant find it anymore in the sea of shipping post :/

anybody else notice this? the only way to fix it is to turn off my tv then back on then the sound for my cable works fine. Im guessing I should report this to sharp so they can fix this.

Do you have a receiver connected to any of the stuff that you have.
post #40 of 5831
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Originally Posted by AlexInvision View Post

Do you have a receiver connected to any of the stuff that you have.

I have my ps3 connected to the tv via HDMI. the audio for the ps3 is connected to my reciever via optical cable.

I wouldnt think any of this would have an effect getting sound from my coax cable.
post #41 of 5831
There seems to be a few people here who are having problems with their component inputs (input 3) not getting video signal?

I get this problem sometimes! And it seems to happen if I switch my Input to that channel first (Input 3) before I switch on my DVD Player. In such case, I will not see anything on my TV but can hear the sound, until I switch to a diff input, turn off my dvd, and turn on dvd, and finally switch back to input3. Sometimes, I have to switch off the DVD, and switch back on.

Is this a defect? It looks like the TV has a problem detecting what signal it is getting since the display would just show "component" and dashes in place where it would show "480p".

To those who have experienced this problem, do you guys have a solution to it? What did you guys do? (Am trying not to have to go through Sharp and have them replace the TV as there is nothing else wrong with my set) ...I also wonder if it is just the way it is.

Any advise?
post #42 of 5831
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Originally Posted by AlexInvision View Post

Do any new owners out there have any serious banding issues on there new sets or has Sharp produced a real winner this time around.

HERE

I have not heard from Sharp yet. It has been over a week. If they do not do anything to help me (replace or refund)... I will go with Amex purchase protection...
post #43 of 5831
My set up: 52D64U + Philips 5960 1080i via HDMI
TV set to Tigerdave's setting.

I have uploaded some photos & videos.






Video
Video 2

I think my TV has banding.. what do you guys think ???
post #44 of 5831
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Originally Posted by cyberdentist View Post


I think my TV has banding.. what do you guys think ???


It seems to be really minimal. I wonder if that is the best we can get out of the D64U units? I have similar display patterns. But, its not noticeable during normal viewing at all.

To those who said they don't have banding on their units, do you guys think this is a bad unit or it is as good as it gets?
post #45 of 5831
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Originally Posted by etcwguru View Post

It seems to be really minimal. I wonder if that is the best we can get out of the D64U units? I have similar display patterns. But, its not noticeable during normal viewing at all.

To those who said they don't have banding on their units, do you guys think this is a bad unit or it is as good as it gets?

The only time you see it is when there is no image on the screen?
post #46 of 5831
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Originally Posted by AlexInvision View Post

The only time you see it is when there is no image on the screen?

Yes...when the TV just shows a gray screen.
post #47 of 5831
Not really... Check out my video. Pretty soon, I will post a video with Harry Potter - Part 1 DVD - Scene: QUidditch game.. the banding is soo obvious !!
post #48 of 5831
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Originally Posted by etcwguru View Post

Yes...when the TV just shows a gray screen.

Stay persistent with Sharp, there reputation has them as one of the best at customer service.
post #49 of 5831
WhoMe14, nice setup. How is your keyboard tray set up and where did you get it? Is it freestanding or is it attached to a desk or something? None of the ones I've seen are comfortable for using from a couch, and using them with a desk chair isn't much better.
post #50 of 5831
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Originally Posted by gailstorm9 View Post

WhoMe14, nice setup. How is your keyboard tray set up and where did you get it? Is it freestanding or is it attached to a desk or something? None of the ones I've seen are comfortable for using from a couch, and using them with a desk chair isn't much better.

Its freestanding on wheels. The keyboard and mouse are wireless so it works out really well. I have a very cushy exectutive office chair that I use with it and its very comfortable. However on a couch or somthing low it wouldnt work very well as its lowest setting is too high for that sort of seating. Im considering trying to modify the stand to work with a small couch or lounge chair. The office chair is nice but its not much of a movie chair you know.

Ill have to check my ebay history to get the name of the stand..I cant think of it. Oh and thanks for the compliment!
post #51 of 5831
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Originally Posted by blacknbean View Post

I have my ps3 connected to the tv via HDMI. the audio for the ps3 is connected to my reciever via optical cable.

I wouldnt think any of this would have an effect getting sound from my coax cable.

What receiver do you have?
post #52 of 5831
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Originally Posted by AlexInvision View Post

Could you post up a picture of it for us

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Originally Posted by Chrisg7171 View Post

I set my 52D64U this week. I have HDMI via Comcast Motorola box to TV (1080i coming from STB). I noticed that there is an annoying white line, or as some may refer to this as "noise" on left side. Not there all the time, guess it depends on what HD channel i'm watching or tv program. I have my set up as "dot-by-dot." It goes away when I change to stretch. Anyone know how to get rid of this so I can keep "dot-by-dot" set-up?

Ok, will do. However, the manual states (P. 35): "When using dot-by-dot, it is possible to see noise or bars around different outer portionsof the screen. Please change view mode to correct this" So, in essense, i'll have to change to stretch mode every time this shows up, or just deal with it when it shows up.
post #53 of 5831
i also have very slight banding when using tvblink, but when watching tv, I don't notice it at all. In fact, I try very hard to find it when various content is playing, but have yet to find it.

On another note, does anyone know if it is safe to use the Swiffer duster when cleaning the screen? It seems like it should be fine, but the manual says to use that pink cloth at all times.
post #54 of 5831
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Originally Posted by etcwguru View Post

There seems to be a few people here who are having problems with their component inputs (input 3) not getting video signal?

I get this problem sometimes! And it seems to happen if I switch my Input to that channel first (Input 3) before I switch on my DVD Player. In such case, I will not see anything on my TV but can hear the sound, until I switch to a diff input, turn off my dvd, and turn on dvd, and finally switch back to input3. Sometimes, I have to switch off the DVD, and switch back on.

Is this a defect? It looks like the TV has a problem detecting what signal it is getting since the display would just show "component" and dashes in place where it would show "480p".

To those who have experienced this problem, do you guys have a solution to it? What did you guys do? (Am trying not to have to go through Sharp and have them replace the TV as there is nothing else wrong with my set) ...I also wonder if it is just the way it is.

Any advise?

So, anyone else having this issue? How did you deal with it?

Thanks in advance.
post #55 of 5831
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Originally Posted by etcwguru View Post

There seems to be a few people here who are having problems with their component inputs (input 3) not getting video signal?

I get this problem sometimes! And it seems to happen if I switch my Input to that channel first (Input 3) before I switch on my DVD Player. In such case, I will not see anything on my TV but can hear the sound, until I switch to a diff input, turn off my dvd, and turn on dvd, and finally switch back to input3. Sometimes, I have to switch off the DVD, and switch back on.

Is this a defect? It looks like the TV has a problem detecting what signal it is getting since the display would just show "component" and dashes in place where it would show "480p".

To those who have experienced this problem, do you guys have a solution to it? What did you guys do? (Am trying not to have to go through Sharp and have them replace the TV as there is nothing else wrong with my set) ...I also wonder if it is just the way it is.

Any advise?


I called customer service but they weren't aware of the problem until I called. I have my dvd component cables attached to input 2.

If the video doesn't show, I turn off the tv and wait until the "pop" sound is heard (capacitor drains?) and then turn the tv on again. Works so far for me.

Don't know if turning dvd on is always the problem as the phenomenon is not consistent. Sometimes turning tv off during a long wait will cause it lose the video; during that instance I may have turned of the dvd and back on instead.

Luck,

Ben
post #56 of 5831
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Originally Posted by benlin View Post

I called customer service but they weren't aware of the problem until I called. I have my dvd component cables attached to input 2.

If the video doesn't show, I turn off the tv and wait until the "pop" sound is heard (capacitor drains?) and then turn the tv on again. Works so far for me.

Don't know if turning dvd on is always the problem as the phenomenon is not consistent. Sometimes turning tv off during a long wait will cause it lose the video; during that instance I may have turned of the dvd and back on instead.

Luck,

Ben

Thanks Ben.

So, what did Sharp CS says? Are they doing anything for your unit? Please keep me posted. (I should call Sharp soon as well. This issue is annoying)
post #57 of 5831
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Originally Posted by jayy178 View Post

i also have very slight banding when using tvblink, but when watching tv, I don't notice it at all. In fact, I try very hard to find it when various content is playing, but have yet to find it.

On another note, does anyone know if it is safe to use the Swiffer duster when cleaning the screen? It seems like it should be fine, but the manual says to use that pink cloth at all times.

You are lucky. Look how bad my tv looks using tvblink:
LL
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post #58 of 5831
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cyberdentist View Post

Not really... Check out my video. Pretty soon, I will post a video with Harry Potter - Part 1 DVD - Scene: QUidditch game.. the banding is soo obvious !!

I noticed it on the TV blink cloud video easily and the other one sorta. I am wondering if you tried a different input/and or input type.

I did the TVblink test today and noticed something that have me worried but I need to do more tests and the take some decent video/photos of it before I post.
post #59 of 5831
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Originally Posted by Outwatcher View Post

My tv will be arriving tomorrow. I am only going to be using it for gaming and movie watching as of now (not tv). Do I need anything more than 1 hdmi cable?

If you use ur ps3 or xbox as your dvd player, then yes - if not ull have to switch it the cable constantly.

My opinion, if ur going to buy 1 HDMI to HDMI cable, u might as well by three to justify the shipping costs, ha you can get a good 6foot HDMI cable online for under 10 bones.
post #60 of 5831
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Originally Posted by Briant73 View Post

I noticed it on the TV blink cloud video easily and the other one sorta. I am wondering if you tried a different input/and or input type.

I did the TVblink test today and noticed something that have me worried but I need to do more tests and the take some decent video/photos of it before I post.


Yes, at first I did not believe what I saw and assumed TV blind dvd was being read properly by my DVD player. Then I played Harry Potter, followed it up with Die Another Day... Both have bright scenes that clearly show banding (Quidditch game scene & Car chase on ice scene).

Take a video and send a link to Sharp. Even though Sharp CS did not want video, i did send a link to the video...

The Sharp CS at first completely denied any banding ever existed in Sharp TV to which I pointed him out to Cnet & AVS Forum and he was surprised ..

I think Sharp should acknowledge the problem (like sony did for clouding) and release a firmware fix or something !!! (unless of course its a hardware problem)
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