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different sharp aquos models

10-22-2007, 07:04 PM
Does anyone know the difference between the sharp 42 inch LC62C42U (sams club) and the 42 inch LC-42D64U (bestbuy)?

10-22-2007, 07:34 PM
The 64U seems to be the newer model of the two and is thinner, if you'd benefit from that.

As far a specifications, the 64U has a higher contrast ratio, but take that with a grain of salt as manufacturers greatly exaggerate that. Typically, the manufacturer will measure the contrast the same so, in theory, the 64U should have a higher contrast ratio, but one would need the set ISF calibrated to be absolutely sure.

What is the price difference of the two?

10-22-2007, 07:43 PM
codes20, thanks for the quick reply. the price difference is ~200 between the two, but the one from bestbuy advertises a 4ms response vs the sams brand of 6ms. the contrast ratio from bestbuy is 10000:1 (dynamic) vs the sams at 6000:1. i am new at this and am wondering if there is that big of a difference? i am not a gamer, i just like to watch high def TV and videos.


10-22-2007, 08:14 PM
Well, if Sharp is like other companies, the D64U is the better of the sets, since Sharp should measure their specifications the same way no matter which set they measure. Which would I get? For $200, most likely the D64. If there was a $300+ difference, I'd question it.

Also, it depends on your mentality of having the "latest and greatest" and how much stake you put into watching TV. All things being equal, the D64 will be better for motion with the faster response time.

10-22-2007, 08:23 PM
Yeah, for only $200, I would go with the 64U. It also has 1 additional HDMI input. Not sure the price of the 62U at Sam's, but CC has it for $1235..

10-23-2007, 04:23 AM
I can guarantee that there are no differences in contrast ratio between the two sets; and probably none in response time either - just different ways to measure or state them to differentiate the models.

The only real difference between the two sets is the extra HDMI port; and it is pretty common for mfgrs to up their prices $200/$300 for the extra port these days. Given that your intention is to watch HD TV and vidios, I wouldn't spend the extra $$ for non-features.

10-23-2007, 06:22 AM
Probably the biggest difference is that the D64 series is 1080P (1920x1080) while the D42 series is only 720P (1366x768). Whether this difference will be noticeable depends upon how far away you sit from the set.

The D64 is a higher-end model in the Sharp lineup than the D42 and has better specs and a higher price.

10-23-2007, 07:25 AM
Probably the biggest difference is that the D64 series is 1080P (1920x1080) while the D42 series is only 720P (1366x768).

Do you mean D42 or D62 I think the OP is talking about the D62 (but perhaps not). The LC42D62U is also 1080p (1920 x 1080).. The HDMI inputs support full 1080p, while the component inputs up to 1080i.


Edit: It appears the LC62C42U and the LC-42D62U are basicaly the same. Just swapped the #'s for the Sams' version. They are both 1080p..

10-23-2007, 04:58 PM
get the newer thinner model, last years was really bad.

11-01-2007, 11:57 PM
I read somewhere that the 64U has a HDMI 1.3 connection where as the 62U does not.