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So anyways........ back to the forum topic........

What a brilliant idea! Time out!

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One of the problems of the net is that people's comments can often seem hostile, when no hostility was intended....I suspect that was the case both ways between us....

ROFL

Your hostility towards others is too blatent to take your above comment seriously.

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ROFL

Your hostility towards others is too blatent to take your above comment seriously.

Any fair dinkum person could do a search and recognize that I've never started any flames with anyone, but I always retaliate against those who hurl uncalled for ad homs.

Sorry for not being a pansy :blink:

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Any fair dinkum person could do a search and recognize that I've never started any flames with anyone, but I always retaliate against those who hurl uncalled for ad homs.

Sorry for not being a pansy :blink:

Pansy or not, you do a mighty fine job of adding fuel to the fire.

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Special mention to Sharp....their new LCD's had the best PQ, they had a massive increase in contrast, ie, much darker and clearer picture.

Also they appeared to have a Bray player hooked up to a Sharp 32in LCD.....the PQ was as good as I've seen on an LCD, but it must have been 720p.

From my excursion to WOW Underwood{great HDTV showroom}.

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Special mention to Sharp....their new LCD's had the best PQ, they had a massive increase in contrast, ie, much darker and clearer picture.

Also they appeared to have a Bray player hooked up to a Sharp 32in LCD.....the PQ was as good as I've seen on an LCD, but it must have been 720p.

From my excursion to WOW Underwood{great HDTV showroom}.

Did you notice any banding, it's the only thing I'm really worried about with the Sharps, not deal breaking, but wouldn't be as happy if it wasn't absolutally perfect :blink:.

I'll be checking the 42" tomorrow, and will be asking about the possibillity of bringing in and hooking up my lappy over DVI on friday for a look at 1080p at it's best :D

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Did you notice any banding, it's the only thing I'm really worried about with the Sharps, not deal breaking, but wouldn't be as happy if it wasn't absolutally perfect :blink:.

I'll be checking the 42" tomorrow, and will be asking about the possibillity of bringing in and hooking up my lappy over DVI on friday for a look at 1080p at it's best :D

I never notice flicker, banding or anything other than stuff that's obvious like excess colour/lack of contrast and all that.....that said, WOW Underwood have the new 42in Sharp 1080 LCD hooked up to a Bray, and the PQ is a winner.....no problems in the dark scenes at all.....gotta be one of the best LCD's now{price was $4600 though.....should break 3k in 12-14months}.

Aesthetics are decent as well.

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I just got back from HN and they don't have the 42" PD7X like they said they would :blink:, they had the 42GD7X tho, but it's just too ugly to luv and it's the same rip-off price of $4999 :D.

I really thaught I'd have an HDTV for my PS3 for a while there :P.

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no problems in the dark scenes at all

Did you see it in a dark environment?

I’ll bet not.

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I never notice flicker, banding or anything other than stuff that's obvious like excess colour/lack of contrast and all that.....that said, WOW Underwood have the new 42in Sharp 1080 LCD hooked up to a Bray, and the PQ is a winner.....no problems in the dark scenes at all.....gotta be one of the best LCD's now{price was $4600 though.....should break 3k in 12-14months}.

Aesthetics are decent as well.

Don't get too excited about the P7DX - my 56" P7DX arrived Saturday and was sent back on Tuesday.

Problems encountered were -

Terrible PQ which no amount of tweaking and adjusting could cure

20+ seconds to change a channel

Typical sequence in channel change - dark screen, old channel flashes for a micro-second, more dark screen, new channel flashes for a micro-second ( blinding viewers ), dark screen again and then new channel - sometimes with a horizontal pixellation bar right through the middle of the screen

After spending hours adjsuting the picture, the next day eveyone's face on the screen was green

Was exchanged for a X Bravia - I now have backlight bleeding and an annoying buzz when changing channels !

On the other hand, the white 32" Samsung we bought the week before cannot be faulted, Oozes quality and clever design, has a perfectly black screen and PQ good enough to convert a visiting diehard CRT fan in a second.

Don't get too excited about the P7DX - my 56" P7DX arrived Saturday and was sent back on Tuesday.

Problems encountered were -

Terrible PQ which no amount of tweaking and adjusting could cure

20+ seconds to change a channel

Typical sequence in channel change - dark screen, old channel flashes for a micro-second, more dark screen, new channel flashes for a micro-second ( blinding viewers ), dark screen again and then new channel - sometimes with a horizontal pixellation bar right through the middle of the screen

After spending hours adjsuting the picture, the next day eveyone's face on the screen was green

Was exchanged for a X Bravia - I now have backlight bleeding and an annoying buzz when changing channels !

On the other hand, the white 32" Samsung we bought the week before cannot be faulted, Oozes quality and clever design, has a perfectly black screen and PQ good enough to convert a visiting diehard CRT fan in a second.

Not 56" but 46"

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Did you see it in a dark environment?

I’ll bet not.

No, but of no consequence as people buy lower spec POS and are generally happy with them.

This was the best LCD PQ I've ever seen.....it's contrast advantage over the other LCD's is very obvious to me, including the 32 in model.

Personally, I won't spend more than $1500 on a big TV, and that would include built in HD tuner and favourable reviews.

Don't get too excited about the P7DX - my 56" P7DX arrived Saturday and was sent back on Tuesday.

Well if yours wasn't a lemon, then unfortuantely we'll have to give the range the ass.

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So anyways........ back to the forum topic........

has anyone seen the new 46 or 52 inch Sharp LCD's in shops yet?? what prices?

cheers

Yes, Domayne on the Gold Coast have the 52" Sharp with RRP at $8999. It is next to 52" Bravia with RRP at $9999. I have looked at them both a couple of times. The blacks on the Sharp look deeper than the Sony but the skin tones on the Sony look way more natural than the Sharp. It looks to me like the contract and brightness on the Sharp may be jacked up way too high. Was going to talk to a staffer about it but they all seem to spend their lives continually moving the displays around. May be next week when I have more time.

Hope this is useful.

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PC connection problems over DVI :D, if that's true with the 42" PD7Xs then I'm going to have to start looking for a new TV :blink:

As per my previous post - I connected a laptop at 1920x1080 over DVI, perfect and 1:1 full pixel mapping, no overscan.

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i still think most of the retailers shoot themselves in the foot by having these TV's set up in either Torch mode or a feed split between 15 TV's

Im dying to hear people opinions of a good LCD hooked up to a Blu Ray player or hd-DVD player (compared to a direct view CRT)

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As per my previous post - I connected a laptop at 1920x1080 over DVI, perfect and 1:1 full pixel mapping, no overscan.

O yer, forgot that. Reviewers == n00b?

There may be hope yet :blink:, will just have to hook it up to my lappy to confirm as when I sent an email to sharp this was the response I got (the questions I asked are pretty obvious from the anwers):

It is HDMI 1.2a

PC resolution is 1400 x 1050

Manual available via website. Look under LC46GD7X, mostly same specs. 42PD7X will be added soon.

Dead Pixel policy is on a case by case basis.

However when I went to copy that I just recieved a new email:

After further investigation, we have found that the TV will accept a 1920 x 1200 signal sent via DVI from a laptop and display it at 1080p. 1400 x 1050 is the maximum resolution specified in the manual.

So I'm assuming you are correct and it will also accept 1080p over DVI. BTW were you using DVI-D or analogue DVI? I'm hoping DVI-D as I only want digital connections from now on, nothing like 100% quality reproduction :D.

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O yer, forgot that. Reviewers == n00b?

There may be hope yet :blink:, will just have to hook it up to my lappy to confirm as when I sent an email to sharp this was the response I got (the questions I asked are pretty obvious from the anwers):

However when I went to copy that I just recieved a new email:

So I'm assuming you are correct and it will also accept 1080p over DVI. BTW were you using DVI-D or analogue DVI? I'm hoping DVI-D as I only want digital connections from now on, nothing like 100% quality reproduction :D.

Good grief - they're just hopeless aren't they?! You'd think they'd know what res their own products are. Definitely a full 1:1 1920 pixels across I can assure you. Sorry - have no idea ana vs digi on the DVI - didn't know there was such a thing as analogue DVI... or is that like VGA->DVI conversion? If so - it was digital, I just used the DVI out on the lappy to DVI in on the TV.

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Good grief - they're just hopeless aren't they?! You'd think they'd know what res their own products are. Definitely a full 1:1 1920 pixels across I can assure you. Sorry - have no idea ana vs digi on the DVI - didn't know there was such a thing as analogue DVI... or is that like VGA->DVI conversion? If so - it was digital, I just used the DVI out on the lappy to DVI in on the TV.

Yer DVI can get a bit confusing, if I remember right there are 3 types of DVI, DVI-D which is digital, DVI-A which is analogue and DVI-I (used on the 42PD7X) which can use both. I believe DVI-I uses what ever connection is at the other end, but in the case of 2 DVI-I (which happens alot as it is the most common by far) it will default to digital. But there are cables that are only DVI-D or DVI-A which will force DVI-I to use the cable's standard.

I'm just going to make sure they test with a DVI-D cable to make absolutally certain all works as I hope :blink:.

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Yer DVI can get a bit confusing, if I remember right there are 3 types of DVI, DVI-D which is digital, DVI-A which is analogue and DVI-I (used on the 42PD7X) which can use both. I believe DVI-I uses what ever connection is at the other end, but in the case of 2 DVI-I (which happens alot as it is the most common by far) it will default to digital. But there are cables that are only DVI-D or DVI-A which will force DVI-I to use the cable's standard.

I'm just going to make sure they test with a DVI-D cable to make absolutally certain all works as I hope :blink:.

Oh yeah... well. You've taught me something there. Bloody hell, there's a confusing array of connections/standards. No wonder the average consumer is perplexed.

My DVI out on my lappy only has a single flat blade to one side. According to this page it must be DVI-D. So there you go:

http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html

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I saw the 42" model at JB recently with a Blu-ray movie showing. The listed price off memory was $4400. Anyone been able to pick up this model much cheaper than that price?

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I saw the 42" model at JB recently with a Blu-ray movie showing. The listed price off memory was $4400. Anyone been able to pick up this model much cheaper than that price?

I've been quoted $4240 at Bing Lee in Sydney CBD. They've got the 42" on display showing SD broadcast crap (Dr Phil, etc). Can't tell a thing from it.

Would you care to elaborate on PQ with the Blu-ray movie?

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Just back from the JB in lonsdale street in melb and they had the 42PD7X on display :D, but it was $4696 :blink:. Will have to wait till I can get it down to $4000 and in Geelong (where I live/where the TV will go, I only work in Melb).

Loved the look of it (except it had a glossy frame which I find distracting), didn't do any testing tho as I'm gearing up for PS3 tonight :P, will go back next week to test and maybe try to haggle down to $4000.

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