Originally Posted by thestewman /forum/post/21042308
It sure would be great to get any information anyone has that Sharp is getting ready to release an 80" Elite model.
Originally Posted by audibleBLiNK /forum/post/21043939
Any chance we can make this an LC-XXLE632U thread?
There are 60 and 70-inch models too.
Originally Posted by uwkid /forum/post/21068089
Stopped in to Fry's today in Anaheim and there it was in the middle of the TV area backed up against the Mit 92" RP TV. I must say from a distance I though it was one of the 70" models. It is just so hard to judge the size of these TVs when their placed right in the middle of a warehouse floor. In a typical home with 8 foot ceilings in a 10 x 15 room I am sure this thing looks just massive.
Spent about 20 mins looking at and here are my thoughts (remember I am in a store just visually observing. Don't crucify me as I am not an expert):
1) Up close you can see all the pixels. This TV is meant for viewing at least 8 to 10 feet at a BARE minimum.
2) I did not notice any motion blur. Although I was not watching any sports just Alice in Wonderland Blu Ray. It was pretty fluid.
3) Overall the picture looked pretty darn good. On par with the sharp 70" models. It is no Elite (X5) by any stretch of the imagination but compared to all other current 70" models I would say it looked about the same. If you are not an absolute Videophile and don't care about 3D I would say this TV would be just fine for the normal everyday consumer looking for a BIG TV.
4) I think the one piece of news that a lot of people would like an answer too is how do the corners look. Are they as dark as the 70" models. I kept forwarding to light scenes in the Alice in wonderland Blu Ray and really could not find even a "hint" of the dark corner problem seen on the 70" sets. I remember it being so obvious on all the 70" sets but here I could just not find it (unless there is something I am missing and the TV image has to be yellow for example). But in the daylight scenes in Alice with white and blu sky backgrounds and the all white scenes later in the movie I just did not see it.
5) I wished I could have seen it hooked up to Cable or DirecTv as I really would like to know how these bigger sets look for NFL broadcast games. At some point I would think the PQ will start to suffer from broadcast TV even in HD.
Originally Posted by Suzook /forum/post/21068003
weird got a notice about this post but now its gone. The magic of the internet
Originally Posted by mkerdman /forum/post/21068119
A little off topic, but since they sell for the same price to the bigger is better crowd, did you compare the Sharp 80" LCD to the Mits 92" DLP RP TV?
Originally Posted by uwkid /forum/post/21068171
Yeah I looked at both. In a brightly lit warehouse the Mit 92" looked awful. And the glare on that screen....whoa. However, the 80" looks big but not WOW big but the 92" just looked HUGE even in the big open warehouse. I expected the size of the 80" to just blow me away the first time I saw it but as I said earler from a distance I thought it was the 70". Not saying it isn't big (because it is) but something about that jump up to 92" just takes it too another level (speaking size only).
But I couldn't help thinking, "if one has enough room for the 92" Mit you have got to have room for a projector". If you have not seen it I cannot stress just how big the 92" Mit really is. That thing will take up some serious room as it cannot be hung. I look at the 80" Sharp and though "yeah I could hang that on a wall somewhere and it would be impressive but not take up the entire room".
As far as Picture Quality it is very hard to compare because of the reasons stated above. The 92" Mit is no where near as bright so it is very hard to compare in a bright room. In a darkened room they may be very similar in picture quality. The off angle viewing of the 80" was pretty good. Very much in line with the other 70" Sharp sets on the market. But the 80" you could put in say a rec room and would be just fine with outside light coming in.
It just seems to me if you have a dedicated home theater room you are going to just go with a projector (not either of these TV's). If you are like me and live in California (no basement or even extra space) you are using your living room as a home theater type room. The 80" would be perfect on a wall in that type of room but that 92" Mit is going to be the entire room due to its depth and screen size.
Just my 2 cents (or by the length of this post my 10 dollars)
Originally Posted by Silverfox1 /forum/post/21070222
Saw this 80" unit at Frys yesterday and as others have mentioned did not see the familiar vignetting in the corners like the 70" displays. For folks that have a large viewing area in the den & enjoy sports & movies in 2D it appears this set will provide your needs just fine. Personally i also have a HD projector with a 120" screen and plan to upgrade it to one of the latest 3D Projectors since IMO 3D viewing is more appealing on a larger screen then on a 55" to 80" display so the lack of 3D in this Sharp80632U suits me fine. Within 6 months this set will probably be selling for around 3.5K which TBH is where it should be now.