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Old 04-02-2007, 12:02 PM
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For all you home theater gurus out there, this weekend on a whim (and good pricing) we bought a Sharp Aquos 46" LCD 1080p television. We won't take delivery of it for another month, do any of you guys have this model? Thoughts?
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:46 PM
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As far as picture quality goes, so I'm lead to believe Sharp is one of the leaders.
One thing you might want to check out before hand though, is what is the natural on board audio sound like? The Sony LCD set I listened to was forcing your hand to buy a entertainment system, whereas the Samsung was not....not sure about the Sharp?

edit: All the dealers I talked with said the sets don't need breaking in, B.S. they don't.......when you get your set, once you get it setup, leave it on for a week or two straight, the picture quality gets a whole lot better!
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I have the 37" version of that set and it is outstanding. Once we finish the pool (which is getting a 37" Aquos) and teh downstairs remodel, I'm thinking that 46 is coming in...

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I guess if your going to have a TV by the pool, an "AQUOS" is appropriate.

The speakers don't much matter to me as it will be hooked up through a receiver.
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Samsung and Sharp offer one of the best LCD pictures in the business. 1080P capable TV is ready for all future connections for true progressive 1920x1080 resolution(not interlaced 1080i like most current HDTV's), thats one badass mother of a TV you got there. Probably set you back a pretty penny too.
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Can't wait to get moved into our new house so i can set this puppy up. Now I need to figure oput how to connect this thing to take advantage of it's capability.
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If you have HDTV providers in your area, get it. You are not doing your tv justice until you see it in HD. I would also suggest investing into a dolby digital surround sound system. Home theaters in a box are a good choice as everything you need is literally in the box. Cables are another thing to consider. With a 1080p tv with HD I would suggest HDMI or at least component (RGB). If it has a built in tuner you can get your locals via an antenna and get free HD from your local providers. This site will tell you what size and type antenna you need, www.antennaweb.org. I personally have DishNetworkHD with an antenna for my locals and couldn't be happier. My antenna is the type they put on RV's and it's mounted to the top of my dish. Very sleek and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb.
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Verizon is installing fiber through the neighborhood, so I think I will be set on that end. i have all the surround sound gear, now it's just figuring out how best to set it up. Is there a good source out there for how to connect these systems for optimal performance?
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I looked at the Aquos, and the Bravia after doing some research I bought the 56" Samsung DLP for my living room I am gonna buy the Bravia for my bedroom
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This should be the FIOS box you get from Verizon....
http://www22.verizon.com/fiosforhome...1696-001-a.pdf
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This site is great for audio/visual/TV info, get ready to spend a lot of time there.
http://avsforum.com
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Another question, they push hard on the extended warranties. I say no, do any of you guys spring for them?
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NOT! They are pushing so hard because they know full well if your set is going to go for a sh!t it will do so in the first few weeks or month or so. IMO these extended warranty packages are nothing more then money makers for someone.....sure wish I had my hand in on that pie!
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I have a Samsung 46" LCD and in HDTV, the pictures are stunning ! The Aquos is also a very good unit. I compared them over and over and over and could not justify the extra cost for the Aquos.

You may be a tad dissappointed with regular cable.
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Bought the 46 Aqous at Circuit City....25hundred and change.... damn fine HDTV.
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I bought the 52" Sharp Aquos LDC 1080p when they first came out, and it's awesome. I was comparing it to the Sony 46" LCD 1080p machine which also had a great picture, but the Aquos was a bit less expensive. Was $4,000 then, now you can get it for $3,600.

Just yesterday I saw a Crutchfield magazine, and saw the Sharp already has new upgraded Aquos models out. the new DU92 series has 120 megahertz refresh rate vs. the 60 megahertz refresh rate on the DU62 series. That will make the motion blur that LCD's have, much better.
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Sandshaker, yes, we saw that model, but it's about $1,000 more. We picked up the 46", I think it's the D62, for $1,999.
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Capt. Dan - 4/2/2007 12:02 PM

For all you home theater gurus out there, this weekend on a whim (and good pricing) we bought a Sharp Aquos 46" LCD 1080p television. We won't take delivery of it for another month, do any of you guys have this model? Thoughts?
There is a huge thread at the AVS Forum on the Aquos. See:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=733575

I was very interested in the Aquos last fall when they first came out until the reports of "banding" in the display surfaced. It was a pretty serious problem for a lot of Sharp owners.

I wound up buying a 50" Panasonic TH-50PH9UK Plasma Panel. Phenomenal TV and a great value too. Panasonic is still offering a free 5 year warranty as well. I got my Panasonic online from Visual Apex.
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I just bought the Phillips 63" plasma......bad to the bone, only $3700, at Costco! and I bet you couldnt tell the diff between it, and any other........just my .02$
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:14 PM
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I have D5262U and love it. The thing with the refresh rate becomes important if you're a gamer. Any movie you rent or watch on HBO is shot on film and transferred to video. Its motion blur is locked into the speed at which the frames move in the camera when shot.

A standard was agreed on long ago that fixes the frame rate at a level high enough to not be noticeable to the viiewer. However an errant quick swing of the film camera will produce blur. It's poor camera technique plain and simple. Swing your head from side to side quickly and you will exceed your brains ability to process that info usefully.

In the future however there will be opportunities to capture video at higher rates to reduce the effect. When that happens and how universally its adopted by studios and video houses is anyones guess. Buying a more expensive TV now for the frame rate conversion ability might be getting there too soon. In two years a different or universal standard might emerge that will accomodate all the sources in their best display capabilities.

I had the banding issue although it was only visible less than .5% of the time. I abandoned my case with Sharp. As with so many purchases like cars or TV's or just abbout anything you can think of, some obsessive group will post threads on the internet about some trivial issue and cause the consumer(me) to swoon. Sort of like Consumer reports on steroids.

If you like it, that is all that matters.
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