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I am looking at either the Sharp LC46E77U or the LG47LH40 for my next TV. Does anyone have experience with either? Any other models that you would recommend? My budget is less than $900, which seems to be able to buy a good TV on 2009 closeouts.


I was hesistant to buy the LG after hearing about the audio sync problem, but from the threads on this forum, it seems to have been resolved.


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I have the LC46E77UN and love it. I have had a couple issues with it, but Sharp has replaced my first TV (a couple stuck/inactive pixels and dead pixels) and now I am in the process of getting a 3rd one (the replacement--the panel is perfect, no pixels out whatsoever, but having problems with the power. When you turn the TV off, and back on, the power and opc lights blink and you have to do a reset). The said they will send me another one and if this one has a problem, they will give me a different model).


My friends have the LG, but in 42" and they love theirs.


I love the picture quality on my Sharp and even though I have had issues, the Aquos Advantage Advisors have been on top of it and taking care of me. Their support has been tremendous.
 

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I have the LC46E77UN and love it. I have had a couple issues with it, but Sharp has replaced my first TV (a couple stuck/inactive pixels and dead pixels) and now I am in the process of getting a 3rd one (the replacement--the panel is perfect, no pixels out whatsoever, but having problems with the power. When you turn the TV off, and back on, the power and opc lights blink and you have to do a reset). The said they will send me another one and if this one has a problem, they will give me a different model).


My friends have the LG, but in 42" and they love theirs.


I love the picture quality on my Sharp and even though I have had issues, the Aquos Advantage Advisors have been on top of it and taking care of me. Their support has been tremendous.

You may want to check into getting a Line Conditioner for your home theater --- Sharps have a built-in protection that in case of power issues and power failures the panels can lose the picture in those situations and then it requires a reset process which while your doing it is a PITA but on the other hand it's a protective measure or it has been on my last two Sharps - I have a Belkin Power Conditioner that regulates interference from a sump pump in our basement and works perfectly but the pic outage only occurs following a power failure --- most surges do nothing to protect against power variances that you visually may not see but which can damage or interfere with home electronics.


I'm not going to trash LG at all but I've owned three Sharps and never had a service issue and Sharp is at the top of the list when it comes to Customer Support IMO being here viewing the feedback for five years on all panels and while they've had the nemesis of past banding events they have been exemplary at supporting the customers.


Bottom line though is to audition the panels to see which one that makes you take out your wallet and if it's a tie always go with the post purchase Customer Support IMO. Your getting a great deal when you consider four years ago a 45" Sharp on sale was $3800 and my 57" was $6500 sale ($12K MSRP) --- OUCH! I'm seeking the 68" Sharp and hoping it's below $5K.


Also, the 77U I believe is a ten bit panel with ten bit processing and I don't believe the LG carries that and it truly is a difference maker vs 8 bit. I cross compared them in the past side by side repeatedly and the difference can be huge when your lucky enough to find a retail outlet that unknowingly placed an 8 bit adjacent to a ten/ten panel plus I have Technical Charts that demonstrate the difference. The difference in color smoothness and definition and edge details/depth was easily observable in favor of the ten/ten panel as that process quadruples the details vs 8 bit.


Good Luck!
 

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There's a new sticky at the top for discussion of which LCD to get. Please use it. Thanks.


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