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Old 10-07-2012, 09:32 AM   #16
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now I learn that sharp is known for lip sync problems, and sound- just the problems Im having. maybe its time to dump sharp for samsung.......
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:42 AM   #17
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I've heard some people actually pay for a tech or knowledgable person to come setup the color, contrast, and brightness on the newer TV's due to signal differences or the settings being super goofy from the factory. I know it took me a few days to get things set to my preference. I have a 42" Vizio 1080p and a 32" Vizio 720p. Both great units IMHO. The 32" is attached to straight cable, no box (along with a DVD player thru component input and a computer thru RGB input) and I think the quality is very good. The 42" is connected thru HDMI to an HD cable box (Charter) and the HD picture quality is a definite difference from standard cable.

Interestingly, I bought the 42" from Mallwart as a display model at Christmas time, for 50% off with a 2 year picture warranty included. Everyone told me I was nuts, but it still works perfectly. I think I ended up paying more for the 32".

A friend of mine has a Westinghouse brand 50"(?) that he bought maybe 4-5 years ago and the picture quality of that thing just astounds me. I'd never even heard of that brand. He uses it mostly as a computer monitor (I use my 32" the same way).
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:51 PM   #18
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Sorry for delay on this troubleshooting project- been too busy for my liking lately. Still got 6 weeks or so before I can return this TV, but I finally got a guy here who is pretty knowlegeable. First, to eliminate any variation from the provider, he popped in a good DVD and confirmed, by the high quality picture, the TV is pretty darn good- hard to find a complaint on the quality/sharpness (DVD was better than a typical TV channel).

Then he did a pixel test. Found only one pixel dead- no big deal, he said (they need 3 minimum pixels to be dead for a return).

Then, he did a backlight test, and found 2 "streaks". he pointed them out to me, and they were apparent , but only when pointed out. Only thing, he wasnt sure if backlighting can get worse. Anybody here know about this? he did say usually this is a bad thing, and quite common with led's. Right now, its not that noticeable, but if it can get worse, I have to return, no debating it.

Advice on this hot spots thing appreciated.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:31 AM   #19
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sharp makes very good higher end TV(60,70 80 inch) because they Bought the Pioneer Elite Line business and put their name on it. Their lower end TV do not use the (formerly Pioneer Elite line technology....
All Plasma Tv today is 600 MHZ refresh rate. so it is Least likely to have Motion blur. If watching Sports and Action movie is a big deal for you, go for the Plasma and pay a little bit for electicity (maybe $50 more per year) for 50-55 inch TV....but a 60" plasma TV is probably $800 cheaper than 60" LED tv....
LCD or LED refresh rate range from 60, 120 and 240. And please understand some makers cliam they have Motion plus 240, this is enhanced 120 mhz not true 240 Mhz....
get Plasma if room is dark (ie basement), avoid plasma if room is very bright.
Plasma TV is super cheap now, LED is most expensive and LCD is somewhere in between.
Within LED, rear lid is better than Edge Lit. but Edge lit are super thin.(if that is your thing).
Viewing angle, I think Plasma is the best (widest). I could be wrong here!
sound, all flat panel TV sound horrible compared to Old Boxy TV... Plan on getting additional speakers/speaker bar!
Hope this help!
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Hmmm, didnt see picture at Costco- no tV set up (my mistake #1). OK, so we wont worry about refresh rate- soccer players about as fast as football (actually, hand ball)?
OK, OT but before we go talking about "handegg", note that when american football was invented in the 19th century, the ball was snapped with the FOOT and field goals were worth six points instead of three. Also, before Walter Camp invented the system of downs there was a rugby-style scrum.
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sharp makes very good higher end TV(60,70 80 inch) because they Bought the Pioneer Elite Line business and put their name on it. Their lower end TV do not use the (formerly Pioneer Elite line technology....
Sharp bought the Elite name, Panasonic bought the tech. Whether they're using it or not is debatable
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