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Sharp Aquos 65

Spiker325
05-22-2008, 08:19 AM
Hi, new to this forum. I've done a little searching and having a problem finding out about the Sharp Aquos lc-65d64U. I'm planning on buying one within the next few months and I picked this set mainly because of the size and price. I'm thinking about purchasing over the internet at either Home Theater Store ($4,199) or Abes of Maine ($4395) they're giving a free mount. My questions are: 1) Pros/cons of this model & 2) pros/cons of these dealers.
Thanks. Spiker

Mark9
06-04-2008, 11:21 AM
Hi Spiker, I have the same model just in the 46" size. I've had it for over 3 months and it's simply perfect. Sports and movies in HD are fanastic. I have a Bluray player and the TV makes the movies come to life. I'm from Canada so I don't know those dealers. At this moment I have no cons on the TV. Good luck

97XBAM
06-04-2008, 08:30 PM
There is a sticky at the top of the rear projection forum about online buying experiences . I've seen that 65" Sharp (45 degree viewing angle , link to thread below) tv at 6th avenue electronics and it was quite unimpressive , it actually looked bad next to the Mitsu rear projections next to it ! Maybe a bad set on display there , but I'd check it out at a brick and mortar store up close and personal before spending that kind of scratch . Especially when you can get a Pioneer Kuro 60" for a few hundred more on amazon.com or a 65" Panasonic plasma for around $4300 , again on amazon . Good luck !


http://www.highdefforum.com/showthread.php?t=72874

Joe_news
06-04-2008, 11:04 PM
This TV is UGLY. Do NOT buy it. Literally has some of the worst viewing angles I've ever seen, and to think its their "top of the line unit" [word for word what our Sharp Rep said two days ago] makes me want to laugh. Look at a Panasonic 58" or 65" Plasma for a beautiful large screen HD image, but not this piece of crap.

anythingwt
06-05-2008, 01:04 AM
This TV is UGLY. Do NOT buy it. Literally has some of the worst viewing angles I've ever seen, and to think its their "top of the line unit" [word for word what our Sharp Rep said two days ago] makes me want to laugh. Look at a Panasonic 58" or 65" Plasma for a beautiful large screen HD image, but not this piece of crap.

Geeze, it's a little extreme to call it a piece of crap. I don't know much about this particular model, but my folks just recently got a new Sharp LCD and I think the PQ is great. Sharp makes good TVs from what I've seen.

On a side note, I do agree though that the Panasonic plasmas are a better choice and should still fit into his budget.



But to the OP - If you are set on getting this Sharp... Butterfly Photo seems to have the best deal on it if you're shopping online.
Check it out here (http://www.butterflyphoto.com/product.html?postId=1102481&cm_mmc=PriceGrabber-_-Sharp-_-LCD+TV-_-SHPLC65D64U&zmam=8564958&zmas=1&zmac=83&zmap=SHPLC65D64U)

Joe_news
06-05-2008, 04:23 AM
I may sound harsh, but you have to see it in person to believe it, its so far below the quality of their smaller LCDs you'll be stunned. I mean its viewing angles are so off that from the sides it looks like there is a gray layer on the screen. I hate looking at it each time I goto work lol (>_<)

Spiker325
06-06-2008, 03:32 PM
Well, thanks for the info. I purchased the P-of-C last night at a brick & mortar store not to far from me. They matched the internet price of an authorized Sharp dealer so I did have to pay the sales tax but at least I know the people very well. I ended up paying 4200 & tx for the 65". I would have liked to buy the Pana plasma but my problem is a lot of reflection. The set faces a big window and the LCD doesn't reflect. I looked at the set at the store that I bought it from and I gotta say it looks great - right next to a 50" Pana Plasma. So, I'm hoping that everything goes OK. I'll know next week when it comes in. I'm hooking it up to a Directv HD system. Wish me luck cause I plan on keeping this thing until 2018!

Spiker325
06-11-2008, 10:20 AM
I'm expecting my Sharp 65" tomorrow. I'm kind of curious what the 120HZ means? I understand that the 24(?) means something about the frames/second as in the movies but I don't know what 120HZ is about. Also is there anything I should know about setting this up besides hooking it up to a Directv HD-DVR with a HDMI cable? I'm also connecting it to a older Pioneer Receiver VSX-1015tx that doesn't have HDMI so I'm hoping its good enought for now. ANyway, any additional info will be appreciated. Thanks.

Cle. Plasma
06-16-2008, 06:20 AM
Hi, new to this forum. I've done a little searching and having a problem finding out about the Sharp Aquos lc-65d64U. I'm planning on buying one within the next few months and I picked this set mainly because of the size and price. I'm thinking about purchasing over the internet at either Home Theater Store ($4,199) or Abes of Maine ($4395) they're giving a free mount. My questions are: 1) Pros/cons of this model & 2) pros/cons of these dealers. Thanks. Spiker
Those prices are way high including from the B & M............For the price right now, the LC-65D64U is a great set. Sharp dealers are giving them away for about $3700 delivered.

Cle. Plasma
06-16-2008, 06:23 AM
The 60MHZ is the Refresh rate of the screen. The Sharp LC-65SE94U has the faster refresh rate of 120MHZ. This will cut down on the motion blur in fast action clips.