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let's start a thread on this soon to released Sharp LCD 80" model ....
 

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Sharp AQUOS Quattron 8 Series 3D LED TVs

Sharp's 8 Series AQUOS Quattron 3D LED TVs in screen size classes of 60-, 70- and 80-inches (LC-60LE847U, LC-70LE847U and LC-80LE844U) offer a sleeker look with a newly designed ultra-slim bezel with a black brushed aluminum finish. The 80-inch class model features full array LED, and the 60- and 70-inch class models are edge-lit LED, all with Quattron Quad Pixel Plus II technology and 240Hz.



Looks to be a full Back Lighted Array model (80" model only) where the 60" & 70" are Edge Lighted
 

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Very interested to see how the 2D performance of this set stacks up next to the 80"632...and if it's worth the price difference.
 

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Very interested to see how the 2D performance of this set stacks up next to the 80"632...and if it's worth the price difference.

+1. I have been trying to nitpick the 632 model for over a week and I'm having a tough time coming up with a list of problems. For the extra money, the performance of the 844 model had better be spectacular.
 

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For me, its all about the price of the 3D for the 844

The innards will most likely be same as the 632 save the for 3D enablement.

Now, here is the big question. Is the price delta worth it for the 3D feature?

Roughly 6,000 (844 per Frys web site) - 3700 (632 per us appliance) = 2300 Is 3D worth that much? Only you and your pocket book can answer that question, oh and maybe your consience as well...
 

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For me, its all about the price of the 3D for the 844

The innards will most likely be same as the 632 save the for 3D enablement.

Now, here is the big question. Is the price delta worth it for the 3D feature?

Roughly 6,000 (844 per Frys web site) - 3700 (632 per us appliance) = 2300 Is 3D worth that much? Only you and your pocket book can answer that question, oh and maybe your consience as well...

that's allotta $Coin$ just for that special convenience of wearing those Darn glasses
 

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For me, its all about the price of the 3D for the 844
The innards will most likely be same as the 632 save the for 3D enablement.

Now, here is the big question. Is the price delta worth it for the 3D feature?

Very interesting comment, I would be VERY surprised if you are wrong. At dealer cost I see a $800 increase in price.
 

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From the two photos that Sharp has at this link (click on the Aquos image and a slide show will appear - it is the last model):

http://www.sharpusanews.com/


the 844 looks identical to the 632. One of the things that I was interested in was if the aluminum bezel improves upon the appearance, but the photos show the set as having the usual plastic bezel. Also, according to the Aquos LED fact sheet, it is supposed to be released this month. Has anyone seen one of these yet at a show or demo?
 

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Guys how could the innards be the same? One is quad pixel, the other isn't. Right off the bat that's a pretty notable distinction. Also, there's word that the 844 is an actual 240 set rather than a processing derived 120->240. That also implies a completely different panel if so.
 

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I don't see where they call any of the 2012's native 240 .. if they do can you point that out ?
 

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looking @ page 32 of the manual the 844 has 240 aquomotion & not a setting for 240

Plus the 847 has a setting for turning on the LED backlight ( that would seem to be the strobing effect ?) much like the Elites .

if these sets had 240 native then there would be no motion enhancement settings as that would be a native 240 IE: no enhancement needed Right ?


Add in the fact that page 32 also has a footnote that the "motion enhancement " (240) setting might cause some image noise .
 

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quad pixel plus 2 seems to be processing as well goimg by the manual. same page (32)


not trying to poo poo the 844 & 847 but if this is all just processing then the only advantage is the 3D (4 those who see 3D as a +) as the 80"632 the advantage is the Lack of processing

agin these will be a personal choice as to this being an advantage or disadvantage it would seem

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The sell price for the 80" 847 seems to be starting, from reputable places, around 5k.


If you want 3Dand 80", while expensive, seems so cheap compared to the 85" Panasonic Plasama
 

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I think you are looking at the 60/70" 84x manual not for the 80" which Sharp actually somewhat positions as most similar - in that it's back lit full array - to the 945 line.


From the Sharp press release:


Taking the 80-inch Class to a New Dimension

In September 2011, Sharp launched the industry’s largest LED TV with its 80-inch class LC-80LE632U, providing more than twice the screen area of a 55-inch TV. Today, Sharp is taking the 80-inch class TV to a new dimension with the launch of the new LC-80LE844U. Available in April, the full HD 1080p LC- 80LE844U features a vivid 3D image, employing Sharp’s Quattron technology with full array LED backlighting and a newly developed 240Hz AQUOS LCD panel to virtually eliminate blur during fast- moving video. The LC-80LE844U also boasts built-in WiFi, 4 HDMI® inputs and the new SmartCentral user interface.


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Specifically mentions a newly developed 240 panel. And is obviously quattron. Sorry but no way is this the same innards as the 632. The quattron alone makes it different. Whether the 240 is processing or native I believe remains to be seen. In the 945 manuals someone pointed out that there are two different 240 settings. Something like just '240' and another like '240 motion' the latter implying processing.


Edit: here's the link to the press release
http://www.sharpusanews.com/docs/Sha...ease_Final.pdf
 

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"Full array" is the same as the 70"735 models etc with the 3D - not with the local dimming that is so impressive on the Elite.


So the 80" should be more like the 735 but not as good as the 945/Elite....


How close the 70" 945 is to the elite remains to be seen. It would not suprise me if it is the same panel as the Elite minus THX and IVC and some other processing for 2k less


If only there were an 80xx945
 

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Guys how could the innards be the same? One is quad pixel, the other isn't. Right off the bat that's a pretty notable distinction. Also, there's word that the 844 is an actual 240 set rather than a processing derived 120->240. That also implies a completely different panel if so.

I know what I meant. To the average user they will "see" no gain in picture quality. Quad pixel neither helps, nor takes away from picture quality. That what is shown in all the testing Chad B has done.
 

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I know what I meant. To the average user they will "see" no gain in picture quality. Quad pixel neither helps, nor takes away from picture quality. That what is shown in all the testing Chad B has done.

With possible exception of videos of brass bands in their yellow uniforms, surrounded by yellow taxis
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"Full array" is the same as the 70"735 models etc with the 3D - not with the local dimming that is so impressive on the Elite.


So the 80" should be more like the 735 but not as good as the 945/Elite....


How close the 70" 945 is to the elite remains to be seen. It would not suprise me if it is the same panel as the Elite minus THX and IVC and some other processing for 2k less


If only there were an 80xx945

Right except that the 735 is a 2011 model and the 844 80" is a 2012 so I was referring to it in that context. It is more similar to the 945 than it is to the 60/70" 8 series 2012 models. Again, it is not the same innards as the 632. Quattron alone demonstrates that. If it is truly a native 240 panel, which the Sharp release implies, then it's that much more distinct from the 632.

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I know what I meant. To the average user they will "see" no gain in picture quality. Quad pixel neither helps, nor takes away from picture quality. That what is shown in all the testing Chad B has done.

Possible, but I guess we'll have to see. I would be quite surprised if the 844 doesn't look better than the 632, if both were properly calibrated and placed SI by side. (you'd need a pretty giant wall to do that!)
 
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