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post #61 of 5830
Congrats. My 46 just arrived today - I'll be setting it up tonight.

No reason in the world why you shouldn't get 1080p using component video.

I'm not concerned about the warranty. If your TV's power supply dies 30 days after you placed the order, Sharp is going to understand that delivery would have taken some time and would NOT give you a hard time about fixing it.

- Chip


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Originally Posted by pbibro View Post

Just got my LC-46D64U from Sharp and I have a couple questions.

1) I have my xbox 360 connected to input 3 with the component cable. I set the output to 1080p and the TV reports 1080p. Is this accurate? I thought I needed HDMI to acheive 1080p. Would I get a better picture using the VGA cable or if I had a xbox with HDMI? Also can I label the input as XBOX or GAME? I did not see a label that really fit.

2) Has anyone spoke to sharp about when the warrenty starts. I ordered 9/9 but did not have the TV delivered to untill 10/10.
post #62 of 5830
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Originally Posted by cyberdentist View 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)

As long as they keep getting customer service calls they will acknowledge it alot quicker if they already have not.
post #63 of 5830
Can I post here I just received my 65 D64 and haven’t set it up yet. I am going to set it up through a DVDO VP20. I have a few questions. Maybe you guys know as some seem somewhat knowledgeable in this thread. I want to upgrade my Receiver to a Sunfire or the like but cant swing it all at once so what I am going to do is run Cable HD box, DVI to HDMI into VP20 and DVD player into VP20 and send out 1 HDMI to TV. Questions are would it be best to run Component to VP20 on DVI to HDMI cable? I am also not going to run the HDMI through the Receiver as my receiver predates HDMI. I can run digital audio and video through it but I don’t see the benefit. I also do not want to have to turn on the receiver to watch TV so I will run the Audio out of DVDO to receiver and out of TV to receiver so that can be on or off. How does that sound? What way would you set it up?

Im hoping the DVDO unit will help with the smoothing and upconversion on non HD channels so I am not so annoyed by the blurring on a 65 inch. If not I will have it up for sale on Monday for a great price.
post #64 of 5830
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Originally Posted by AlexInvision View Post

As long as they keep getting customer service calls they will acknowledge it alot quicker if they already have not.

I think they are so sick of calls they are now starting to deny it. There can't be one tech at Sharp that doesn't know about it. If they really don't, they don't take their job seriously enough.

Swiffer is fine for dusting the screen. I always use a fresh one just so i know there's no dirt on it that can scratch the set. The pink cloth is actually for the shiny black frame.
post #65 of 5830
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Originally Posted by WhoMe14 View Post

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!

WhoMe14, thanks for checking on that for me.


I've seen a couple of trays online that have articulating arms attached to a floor-standing base but I'm not sure they'd fit in with the living room decor.

http://www.airdesks.com/
http://www.easychairworkstation.com/

Then there are the rolling laptop carts but they either place the keyboard too far in front of the couch or they don't reach far enough past the couch arm.

Good news, after lots of searching I did find a cordless keyboard with integrated touchpad by Logitech. It's called the Cordless Mediaboard and it's designed for PS3 but it works pretty well with my Mac. They're supposed to be coming out with an improved "Pro" version any day now.
post #66 of 5830
Hey guys, I FINALLY got my 42 today after 31 days and am loving it so far. A few dead pixels but I don't care. I am having a slight issue on just one channel (food network) where the sound keeps switching between mono/stereo and keeps pulling up the display in the top right hand corner. Is there any way to fix this or to disable it to where when it switches, it doesn't show up? Thanks for any help you can give.
post #67 of 5830
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Originally Posted by gailstorm9 View Post

WhoMe14, thanks for checking on that for me.


I've seen a couple of trays online that have articulating arms attached to a floor-standing base but I'm not sure they'd fit in with the living room decor.

http://www.airdesks.com/
http://www.easychairworkstation.com/

Then there are the rolling laptop carts but they either place the keyboard too far in front of the couch or they don't reach far enough past the couch arm.

Good news, after lots of searching I did find a cordless keyboard with integrated touchpad by Logitech. It's called the Cordless Mediaboard and it's designed for PS3 but it works pretty well with my Mac. They're supposed to be coming out with an improved "Pro" version any day now.

I was in Office Max today and they had something that was perfect. It's a laptop tray on legs with wheels, but with the wheels off, the legs fit under my couch perfectly. The height is very adjustable and I can reach the kb/mouse even leaning back on my couch. It was on clearance for $80 and I got the last one.

I don't know if it has Mac drivers, but I use the BTC 9019URF, works great evenat 12-15 feet and it has integrated joystick as mouse and 6 mouse buttons.
post #68 of 5830
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Originally Posted by rcooper81 View Post

Hey guys, I FINALLY got my 42 today after 31 days and am loving it so far. A few dead pixels but I don't care. I am having a slight issue on just one channel (food network) where the sound keeps switching between mono/stereo and keeps pulling up the display in the top right hand corner. Is there any way to fix this or to disable it to where when it switches, it doesn't show up? Thanks for any help you can give.

I get that problem over the air when the signal is weak and fluctuating. Pretty annoying but I tough it out if I like the program.

In your case, however, I presume that the food network comes in on cable or satellite. You may need to complain to your provider.

Luck,

Ben
post #69 of 5830
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Originally Posted by DigitalGunfire View Post

I was in Office Max today and they had something that was perfect. It's a laptop tray on legs with wheels, but with the wheels off, the legs fit under my couch perfectly. The height is very adjustable and I can reach the kb/mouse even leaning back on my couch. It was on clearance for $80 and I got the last one.

I don't know if it has Mac drivers, but I use the BTC 9019URF, works great evenat 12-15 feet and it has integrated joystick as mouse and 6 mouse buttons.

Hey, thanks for the info. I'll check those out.
post #70 of 5830
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Originally Posted by cyberdentist View 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)

Have they offered any solution to this? New tv or refund?

I haven't heard back from Sharp after I emailed them my pics with the banding and backlight leakage.
post #71 of 5830
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Originally Posted by cyberdentist View 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)

Cyberdentist, may I ask you what your series number is? my is A707XXXX, I assume it's manufactured in July.
BTW Sharp authorized an exchange for the banding issue on my tv
post #72 of 5830
Speaking of the devil! Sharp just called me and they will exchange my unit with a new one.

(Crossing my fingers, knocking on wood)
post #73 of 5830
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Originally Posted by iatacs19 View Post

Speaking of the devil! Sharp just called me and they will exchange my unit with a new one.

(Crossing my fingers, knocking on wood)

Can we see some pics of your screen problems with HD content - ones other than the tvblink images posted on the other thread?

Or can we see the pics that you sent to Sharp? I'm curious to compare to my issues...
post #74 of 5830
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Originally Posted by benlin View Post

I get that problem over the air when the signal is weak and fluctuating. Pretty annoying but I tough it out if I like the program.

In your case, however, I presume that the food network comes in on cable or satellite. You may need to complain to your provider.

Luck,

Ben


It is over cable. What I've got is the coax running from the wall to a Belkin Pureav power conditioner, then rfom that to the coax in on the tv. I read somewhere that doing it that way could degrade the signal, is that true? Could this be a reason for my issue?
post #75 of 5830
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Originally Posted by silkworm View Post

Can we see some pics of your screen problems with HD content - ones other than the tvblink images posted on the other thread?

Or can we see the pics that you sent to Sharp? I'm curious to compare to my issues...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...4&postcount=21
post #76 of 5830
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Originally Posted by rcooper81 View Post

It is over cable. What I've got is the coax running from the wall to a Belkin Pureav power conditioner, then rfom that to the coax in on the tv. I read somewhere that doing it that way could degrade the signal, is that true? Could this be a reason for my issue?

My deduction is that when the signal is too weak for stereo, it switches to mono sound. However, fluctuations in the signal causes the set to switch back and forth repeatedly, leading it to display the channel information.
post #77 of 5830
BTW, many over-the-air (OTA) antennae are also able to boost cable signals, like my Phillips Mant 410 (or is it 510) and one of the Trek models, as well as allow you to switch between OTA and cable.
post #78 of 5830
I am under the impression that *ALL* Sharp's LCD panels are imperfect. Best is having some very faint narrow bands that's only visible on tvblink test.

Is that not the case? Are some people here actually getting a *perfect* unit?

(reading and looking at some of the pics people complain about, some just dont look bad to me. ...i dont know, maybe i dont know how it should be)

Any thoughts?
post #79 of 5830
Oops, I should clarify that I'm referring to amplified antennae (indoor).
post #80 of 5830
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Originally Posted by iatacs19 View Post

Speaking of the devil! Sharp just called me and they will exchange my unit with a new one.

(Crossing my fingers, knocking on wood)

Wow, you are lucky, I still havent heard a word back from Sharp. I am currently in Paris, and get back to US only on Monday. Does Sharp email the information also .. ?? Is there any way to track the progress of case # online ?
post #81 of 5830
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Originally Posted by silkworm View Post

Can we see some pics of your screen problems with HD content - ones other than the tvblink images posted on the other thread?

Or can we see the pics that you sent to Sharp? I'm curious to compare to my issues...

Quote:

So what was the source when those pictures were taken? Also what are you using for pictures settings when those pictures were taken? Could it be that high contrast and back lighting are causing this uniformity issue?
post #82 of 5830
Hi guys, sorry if this has been covered already -- I read through several pages of posts but haven't come across a solution yet -- but I am experiencing a flickering picture when connecting my Wii over component (input 3) using monoprice cables to my Sharp 52inch LCD.

I am not sure if "flickering" is the correct term but there are basically horizontal, quarter-inch thick lines running down the whole screen. The problem is extremely apparent when the background is light and extremely annoying in games like Mario Party 8 and Madden (where the field is all green).

Is there some kind of calibration setting or fix to this problem? I'm pretty sure it's not the cables, as I've tried them on my 27inch Sony Wega and the picture seemed fine. My LCD is currently calibrated using TigerDave's settings as well.

Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.
post #83 of 5830
Got my 46" and a 42" (still in the box) and love the PQ. Unfortunately my HDMI Input 6 is messed up and shows noise in the picture. Other HDMI inputs fine. Have to call sharp.

Also, is there any articulating wall mount strong enough to hold the LC-46d64u while only requiring screwing into one wall stud instead of two neighboring studs. I am asking because my TV has to be mounted in a corner spot where two walls meet at some random angle.
post #84 of 5830
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Originally Posted by cyberdentist View Post

Wow, you are lucky, I still havent heard a word back from Sharp. I am currently in Paris, and get back to US only on Monday. Does Sharp email the information also .. ?? Is there any way to track the progress of case # online ?

There is nothing online in my case, could be different for other cases... I think Sharp just calls you and sets it up. I am sure they will call you when you get back to the States. Good luck mate!
post #85 of 5830
Ok, So I received my 46 D64 and tonight as I was watching the Red Sox and Indians game I noticed vertical banding that was about 1 inch wide to the far left portion of the screen about 2-3 inches from the left hand border. I have set up my TV based on Baloo and TigerDave suggested settings. Should I change the settings?

So, I decided to chane and watch the Diamondbacks and Rockies game on TBS, which was in HD and the banding was not noticeable on this channel. After reading through most of all the threads and posts, I thought if you have it, you have it and it will be noticeable no matter what. So, I am confused on whether I was seeing it on Fox because it was not in HD possibly. I guess my question is whether or not banding is more evident on SD content rather than HD content. If this has been covered, sorry but I figured I would ask if I should call Sharp if it is only evident on SD content. But, who knows maybe the Red Sox game on Fox was in HD, so who knows.

For those who have reported banding to Sharp, do they pay for shipping of the old TV for the exchange?
post #86 of 5830
Does the Sharp LC-52D64U have a "Color Space" setting or is it automatic somehow? Sometimes I've seen it refered to as "Standard" or "Wide" or something a little more technical like ITU BT.601 and BT.709.

Sorry if I missed it somewhere...
post #87 of 5830
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Originally Posted by AlexInvision View Post

That depends on how many more machines you have that have hdmi out. Most of the time you need 2-3 hdmi cables.

I am only going to be hooking my PS3 up to the tv. Like I said I wont be watching tv on it, just playing PS3 and watching movies through the PS3. Will I need more than one HDMI cable in this scenario? Thank you very much
post #88 of 5830
Ok, I have a new LC-52D64U and am about to put it where my old RPTV was.

My question is how concerned do I have to be about damaging the LCD with my sub close to it since it produces really strong low bass frequencies? My sub is about three feet from the side of the LCD.

I have the HSU 12" sub with turbo and the bass is crazy! With my RPTV, when listening to music or watching an action movie and there is an explosion, I could see the RPTV screen shake a lot. Now with the LCD, I am not sure if having the screen exposed to those vibrations is going to cause a problem? Anyone else have experience in this to give me advice?
post #89 of 5830
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Originally Posted by OhioLefty View Post

Does the Sharp LC-52D64U have a "Color Space" setting or is it automatic somehow? Sometimes I've seen it refered to as "Standard" or "Wide" or something a little more technical like ITU BT.601 and BT.709.

Sorry if I missed it somewhere...

if your talking about wide color space then there is an AV setting called xvYCC. pg 38 of the manual
post #90 of 5830
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Originally Posted by blacknbean View Post

if your talking about wide color space then there is an AV setting called xvYCC. pg 38 of the manual

How do you obtain this AV mode? Do you need an HDMI 1.3 source? When I cycle through the inputs, I don't see this AV mode. What exactly is this AV mode for?

Thanks for any info.
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