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Hi all,


Need advise on a new TV, surprisingly wife wants a bigger screen tv. Haven't been keeping up with led vs 3d etc in the past couple of years.


So I saw a deal on a Sharp 60" at costco.


Need at least 55" - so what is the deal with 3D, is it too early to buy or should I wait until the market matures in another 2-3 years. if you guys suggest 3D then which brand model etc.


If LED thne is sharp good. specially the 60' from costco. or should I look in LG and Samsung.


between the 3 which is the best overall, price and performance.


Any other info would be appreciated.
 

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The 2011 Sharp Models have improved much when it comes to 3D and Sharp has been rated as one of the best. I own Sharp, Sony and Samsungs and like them all but I'm making a purchase in about a month and it will either be the 70" Sharp Elite or the 65" Sony HX929.


The only thing important is what the PQ does for your eyes and your preferences since many will attest to their personal preference which may not match your own. I'm assuming Costco is selling you a 2011 model and at least they have a generous return window if you change your mind and the 2011 3D Model received the "Highly Recommended Award" from flatpanelshd over in Europe. Here's the review here:

http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.p...&id=1308733719
 

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thanks for the link and the response. I want to make sure that I am getting the most from the current line up of tv as I wont be making a purchase for another 3+ years.


So I am curious as to whether with 3d can you lie down on your couch and watch or do you have to sit sit upright to get the 3d effect. Also will a glassless 3d be coming soon.
 

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It's not a choice between LED and 3D. There are 2 types of LCD set, CCFL backlit and LED lit (usually edge lit). This year there are no CCFL 3D sets. LED sets are available with and without 3D, but from the high midrange up most have 3D capability. You pretty much cannot purchase a top-line LED that doesn't have 3D capability, but there are quite a few really good LEDs around without it, that Sharp at Costco among them.


With LED 3D the effect goes away if you tilt your head. Chances of any no-glasses sets in your size range are nil for at least the forseeable future--Samsung estimated something like 7 or 8 years.


With a 3D set the 3D can be turned on and off, and there is a 2D-3D conversion feature to give a faux 3D effect to 2D source material--not as effective as true 3D but some people like it.
 

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It's not a choice between LED and 3D. There are 2 types of LCD set, CCFL backlit and LED lit (usually edge lit). This year there are no CCFL 3D sets. LED sets are available with and without 3D, but from the high midrange up most have 3D capability. You pretty much cannot purchase a top-line LED that doesn't have 3D capability, but there are quite a few really good LEDs around without it, that Sharp at Costco among them.


With LED 3D the effect goes away if you tilt your head. Chances of any no-glasses sets in your size range are nil for at least the forseeable future--Samsung estimated something like 7 or 8 years.


With a 3D set the 3D can be turned on and off, and there is a 2D-3D conversion feature to give a faux 3D effect to 2D source material--not as effective as true 3D but some people like it.


Thanks for giving the info and educating me in the matter. So I guess then its a good idea to buy a LED 3D tv now.


Is there more info on the Sharp 60" from costco. Is that a good set, any major issues etc?


Ia m also considering LG or a samsung, which model should I be looking at between these brands.
 

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^^^It would be a little helpful if you'd post the model number of the Sharp and whether you saw it in the store or on their website.


Where I work (not Costco) we carry two different 60" Sharps, the 632 non-quatron set and for about $500 more the 830 series quatron. Both are very nice and fully competitive with some other more expensive brands. Neither is 3D capable but they do have wi-fi built in. Sharp edge lit leds generally have less uneven illumination than Samsung. They have a semi-matte screen which is less mirror-like as far as reflections.
 

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Definitely buy 3d as all the best models now from every manufacturer are 3D.


Which Sharp model is it? The 835 seems to be fairly well liked and is priced very competitively.


Samsung's top models this year seem to have a lot of problems.


Not sure which models have a problem with laying down and watching 3d but to me is not an issue, you don't want to do that anyways with the glasses on.
 

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I think the model number on their website is LC-60LE633U for the 60" sharp but its available in stores as well.


Do people own this model here on this forum and if so how are reviews?
 

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I think the model number on their website is LC-60LE633U for the 60" sharp but its available in stores as well.


Do people own this model here on this forum and if so how are reviews?

Don't own one but we have pretty much the same 6xx series model on display where I work. It's a non-Quatron X-gen Sharp panel edge-lit led/lcd with built in WiFi. At it's price point it is imho a bargain as it usually "streets" for about the same or a little less than entry level 55" LEDs from other mfgs. and has at least as good performance. Generally Sharp edge lit sets have better screen uniformity than Samsungs and are a lot less expensive than Sonys.
 
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