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IAM THINKING OF BUYING THE 42INCH D83X IT SEEMS TO HAVE EVERY THING I WANT IN A TV BUT DO PEOPLE KNOW THE GOOD AND BAD ON THIS TV

DO SHARP HAVE A GOOD REPUTATION

THANKS JAMIE

interested as it seems it's on sale in jb hifi's catalogue.

thank you

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IAM THINKING OF BUYING THE 42INCH D83X IT SEEMS TO HAVE EVERY THING I WANT IN A TV BUT DO PEOPLE KNOW THE GOOD AND BAD ON THIS TV

DO SHARP HAVE A GOOD REPUTATION

THANKS JAMIE

I just bought this TV (exact same size) last week. Great screen - HD free to air, blu-ray, & dvd all show up really well. I was thinking of buying a Sony X Series but the ghosting on those screens really put me off. I got it from Harvey Norman for $3465 which included a 7 year warranty (3 year manufacturer + 4 years from HN) and a FREE Sharp Blu-Ray Player (BDHP20X). Sharp are also giving away a free return flight if you buy before xmas. You'd think with that many extras that there would have to be something wrong with the TV but so far I can't fault it. I guess when you don't have to pay for massive advertising campaigns (Sony, Samsung, etc) you can offer other extras.

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I just bought this TV (exact same size) last week. Great screen - HD free to air, blu-ray, & dvd all show up really well. I was thinking of buying a Sony X Series but the ghosting on those screens really put me off. I got it from Harvey Norman for $3465 which included a 7 year warranty (3 year manufacturer + 4 years from HN) and a FREE Sharp Blu-Ray Player (BDHP20X). Sharp are also giving away a free return flight if you buy before xmas. You'd think with that many extras that there would have to be something wrong with the TV but so far I can't fault it. I guess when you don't have to pay for massive advertising campaigns (Sony, Samsung, etc) you can offer other extras.

Is the BD player a Sharp or HN promo? I usually do not like to buy from HN due to their inflated prices (I've worked for them before and I know how their pricing works)

thank you :)

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I just bought this TV (exact same size) last week. Great screen - HD free to air, blu-ray, & dvd all show up really well. I was thinking of buying a Sony X Series but the ghosting on those screens really put me off. I got it from Harvey Norman for $3465 which included a 7 year warranty (3 year manufacturer + 4 years from HN) and a FREE Sharp Blu-Ray Player (BDHP20X). Sharp are also giving away a free return flight if you buy before xmas. You'd think with that many extras that there would have to be something wrong with the TV but so far I can't fault it. I guess when you don't have to pay for massive advertising campaigns (Sony, Samsung, etc) you can offer other extras.

Are you sure you bought the LC42D83X? Full HD + 100Hz. If so, $3465 with free Blu ray player & xtra 4 yr w'ty is a great deal :excl:

Cheers.

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when i priced this tv at hn $3500 inc 4year warr no mention of blue ray this was in hobat tas

yes pic looked great unfortunatly i have to wait a couple of months to get funds so should be cheaper

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Yes of course I'm sure - on both counts. It's a LC42D83X TV and the player is definitely a Sharp BDHP20X. The Harvey Norman @ Alexandria said the Sharp Rep used to work at their store so he still looks after them with great deals. I never thought I'd be buying a Sharp and definitely not from Harvey Norman but their deal was the best.

The D63X is also meant to be a good screen but doesn't have 100Hz imaging - which may or may not be important to you...

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Yes of course I'm sure - on both counts. It's a LC42D83X TV and the player is definitely a Sharp BDHP20X. The Harvey Norman @ Alexandria said the Sharp Rep used to work at their store so he still looks after them with great deals. I never thought I'd be buying a Sharp and definitely not from Harvey Norman but their deal was the best.

The D63X is also meant to be a good screen but doesn't have 100Hz imaging - which may or may not be important to you...

That's a fantastic deal coz my friend bought the LC42D83X, alone, for $2800 and this was as a staff discount. I suppose my friend could have got the BDHP20X for another $300-$400, but your deal is only a couple of hundred off that and with 7 year warranty! Well done!

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Just seen the sharp LC37D63X which is full hd with a bonus blu ray player and 8 BR movies included....

do u think $2000 cash is a good price for this system ?

This will be my first lcd purchase so looking for any help....

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Just seen the sharp LC37D63X which is full hd with a bonus blu ray player and 8 BR movies included....

do u think $2000 cash is a good price for this system ?

This will be my first lcd purchase so looking for any help....

sounds an ok price have you tried to get the price down at all see how you go

if you buy would be intrested see how it go's

jamie

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED GETTING A LIFE IF THATS ALL YOU DO ALL DAY GOING AROUND SITES SEEING WHO TYPES IN CAPITALS

In stead of apologising for your inappropriate use of caps on this forum, you go on the attack. :wacko:

Hope you get all the assistance you deserve.

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DO SHARP HAVE A GOOD REPUTATION

No they are crap and lazy. They used to be a market leader 5-6 years ago now they just follow the pack. I feel sorry for anyone that has a TV that breaks and is sent to them for repair (or their authorized service centre). I waited 7 months and it was only after a call to Japan that magically the next day Sharp Australia had fixed the TV.

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No they are crap and lazy. They used to be a market leader 5-6 years ago now they just follow the pack. I feel sorry for anyone that has a TV that breaks and is sent to them for repair (or their authorized service centre). I waited 7 months and it was only after a call to Japan that magically the next day Sharp Australia had fixed the TV.

And then - in the interests of some equity and balanced opinion... I've enjoyed my Sharp Aquos 81cm LCD since the day I bought it two years ago. The build quality and features - let alone the picture quality, were streets above what was available in HDTV LCDs at the time.

I've been keeping my eye out for the latest Sharp 100Hz LCD panels with a view to upgrading at some point, as my experience with Sharp LCD HDTV panels to this point in time has been very pleasant indeed.

I can well imagine that poor sales staff or under-performing after sales service could taint the brand perception for an individual, however; from my particular perspective, it's ultimately the quality of the Sharp LCD image that would/should be what one is buying... anything else, in terms of a "good deal" or "a broken panel with lousy repair centre and staff", is either a bonus or a quirk of fate.

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I had no problems with the set and was all praise for them prior to them "fixing" my tv. After they screwed me around for 7 months it is my mission to let all people know about the "care" they give customers when a problem occurs. Just be thankful you have not had any problems that required their intervention.

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I had no problems with the set and was all praise for them prior to them "fixing" my tv. After they screwed me around for 7 months it is my mission to let all people know about the "care" they give customers when a problem occurs. Just be thankful you have not had any problems that required their intervention.

Believe me when I say that I am truly thankful - not just for the reliability of my Aquos LCD HDTV, but for the reliability of many of the other HD related techno-items that I've taken a punt on by investing my hard earned funds.

I've had a JVC HDV camcorder go the way of the dodo, after having the thing out of my hands at a techno-centre that hadn't even seen an example of the camera before for months being supposedly repaired; so empathy isn't something I lack - it's just I'm old enough to know that technology isn't perfect and there's always going to be "gremlins in the machine".

The more tangible gremlins, as I have found, are the human elements - especially the one's that we assume are meant to know their stuff, but can only demonstrate an immense capacity for self-promotion that isn't matched by any true competence. <_<

Fortunately (and I'm making a calculated assumption here...); Sharp's factories in Japan don't appear as full of such gremlins as the local Aussie repair centres and retail outlets have displayed to you.

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In stead of apologising for your inappropriate use of caps on this forum, you go on the attack. :wacko:

Hope you get all the assistance you deserve.

thanks owen iam learning heaps from the kind people on this site . i mean at least they give good advice and don't think they run the site like others yes they don"t let little things worry them

thanks for yor good help everyone keep up the good work

thanks jamie

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IAM THINKING OF BUYING THE 42INCH D83X IT SEEMS TO HAVE EVERY THING I WANT IN A TV BUT DO PEOPLE KNOW THE GOOD AND BAD ON THIS TV

DO SHARP HAVE A GOOD REPUTATION

THANKS JAMIE

I have been looking at sony and philips and today i went to a hi fi place which did not sell sharp and the guy told me to have a look at the d83x series which i did at harvey noman and it was the best lcd i have seen.

the cricket was on and compared to the sony it looked very very clear and the colour looked very natural and they have 4ms refresh rate and the movement looked very good.

they are a japansese panel with a 3yr warranty.

i was very impressed to say the least.

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I have been looking at sony and philips and today i went to a hi fi place which did not sell sharp and the guy told me to have a look at the d83x series which i did at harvey noman and it was the best lcd i have seen.

the cricket was on and compared to the sony it looked very very clear and the colour looked very natural and they have 4ms refresh rate and the movement looked very good.

they are a japansese panel with a 3yr warranty.

i was very impressed to say the least.

I'm keen on the 83 series but haven't found one on display in town (sydney) yet. They all seem to be trying to get rid of the previous model at prices higher than the new models. As with electronics new ones probably are cheaper (despite the rrp) but doesn't help the retailer with existing stock.

The new models promise 24p input which is all well and good but from reading the numerous topics on the subject that's not the end of the questions.

Seems some tv's will accept the 24p signal but can't display it at the end of the day so convert it to 60i and introduce the hated judder. Anyone know how the Sharp 83s handle the 24p signal and even further can they do inverse telecine (hope I got that right, I mean the 60i to 24p) if possible? ie cover both bases

The US models don't give any insight from what I have read either...

Thanks Rob

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I'm keen on the 83 series but haven't found one on display in town (sydney) yet. They all seem to be trying to get rid of the previous model at prices higher than the new models. As with electronics new ones probably are cheaper (despite the rrp) but doesn't help the retailer with existing stock.

The new models promise 24p input which is all well and good but from reading the numerous topics on the subject that's not the end of the questions.

Seems some tv's will accept the 24p signal but can't display it at the end of the day so convert it to 60i and introduce the hated judder. Anyone know how the Sharp 83s handle the 24p signal and even further can they do inverse telecine (hope I got that right, I mean the 60i to 24p) if possible? ie cover both bases

The US models don't give any insight from what I have read either...

Thanks Rob

From what I've read, the new Sharp series (the D92U models from overseas) are using the Micronas FRC 94xyH chip and calling it 'FineMotion Advanced Technology' (ref: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread....53&page=18).

I suspect they would be using the same chip in the D83X series here in Australia since these models also do 100Hz/120Hz although it would be a good idea to ring or email Sharp here in Australia to verify this.

If Sharp are using this new chip, then 24p would be played back at 120Hz using a 5:5 pulldown meaning no judder. As for inverse telecine, I'm sure this TV is capable of doing it even my 2yr old Sharp has an option called 'Film Mode' and it does work although it must use the 3:2 frame pulldown to convert 24p to 60p which as we all know is gives us judder.

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Are you sure you bought the LC42D83X? Full HD + 100Hz. If so, $3465 with free Blu ray player & xtra 4 yr w'ty is a great deal :excl:

Cheers.

I got quoted $3300.00 before from harvey norman in moorabbin on the lc42d83x with the blu ray player and 3900.00 for the 46 but the was not his last crack either.

but will wait for good guys to get them in in a week or two.

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From what I've read, the new Sharp series (the D92U models from overseas) are using the Micronas FRC 94xyH chip and calling it 'FineMotion Advanced Technology' (ref: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread....53&page=18).

I suspect they would be using the same chip in the D83X series here in Australia since these models also do 100Hz/120Hz although it would be a good idea to ring or email Sharp here in Australia to verify this.

If Sharp are using this new chip, then 24p would be played back at 120Hz using a 5:5 pulldown meaning no judder. As for inverse telecine, I'm sure this TV is capable of doing it even my 2yr old Sharp has an option called 'Film Mode' and it does work although it must use the 3:2 frame pulldown to convert 24p to 60p which as we all know is gives us judder.

Is that what 'Film Mode' is? I've got a 3 yr old Sharp and have never understood what that was. Manual isn't really helpful explaining what it is but may have another read to see if what they wrote makes sense now!

Yeah makes me wonder what it does with the 24p if it can't display it (my old one I mean). I don't have many ntsc dvd's so haven't really looked into it.

Thanks for the links, I'll look into it further!

Rob

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Is that what 'Film Mode' is? I've got a 3 yr old Sharp and have never understood what that was. Manual isn't really helpful explaining what it is but may have another read to see if what they wrote makes sense now!

Yeah makes me wonder what it does with the 24p if it can't display it (my old one I mean). I don't have many ntsc dvd's so haven't really looked into it.

Thanks for the links, I'll look into it further!

Rob

Film Mode is also called Inverse Pulldown where the extra fields and frames that are created by converting 24p into 60i are removed and the remaining fields are woven back to the original 24p source (in essence no deinterlacing is performed like in video 50i or 60i).

If you have some NTSC Film on DVD, find ones where there are scrolling credits at the end of the movie. When the credits are rolling, switch Film Mode On to Off to see the difference. I've also tried PAL Film and my Sharp TV manages to lock into film mode after a few frames resulting in a better quality of picture (note: with PAL film there's no inverse pulldown. The fields are just woven together and the progressive frames are repeated in a 2:2 cadence).

Had a re-read of the manual and it now makes sense but haven't tried it out yet. Looks like it can do 72hz (from the pc input specs) so in theory it can do SD 24p!

If it can do 72Hz, then you should see judder free motion with NTSC Film (use scrolling credits as a test).

So what is 3D-Y/C?

I believe that only applies to composite connections (yellow cable for video). My manual states that it 'provides high quality images with minimal dot crawl and cross colour noise". I think I did some tests with this setting when I first got the TV but then realised the connection I was using namely composite was a poor one.

Nowadays, I don't use composite connections for viewing, it's either s-video or component (or HDMI which I don't use atm) and with these connections the 3D-Y/C setting is disabled.

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Owners of the Sharp 46D83X.

Your opinion on this TV would be appreciated.

...and what is the price paid for it.

Thanks.

I got one yesterday but I have not installed yet as i am mounting it on the wall but in store and just watching free to air standard def looked excellent and hd fta even better and the processing chip it uses must be very good as with movement it is very crisp and clear and no ghosting and the colours look very natural and deep.

cost me 3100.00 which was a very good price as no one else(about 9 stores would not go under 3550.00).

some of them even rang the store cos they thought i was lying lol, and then i had a few others telling me i must be looking at the older model or hn had the wrong sticker price on it(especially clive peters guy tosser) who even rang me after i bought to see how i went and i told him it was in the back of my car lol.

It's also a very nice panel to look at,very slim 95mm, and very thin border with black piano finish.

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I got one yesterday but I have not installed yet as i am mounting it on the wall but in store and just watching free to air standard def looked excellent and hd fta even better and the processing chip it uses must be very good as with movement it is very crisp and clear and no ghosting and the colours look very natural and deep.

cost me 3100.00 which was a very good price as no one else(about 9 stores would not go under 3550.00).

some of them even rang the store cos they thought i was lying lol, and then i had a few others telling me i must be looking at the older model or hn had the wrong sticker price on it(especially clive peters guy tosser) who even rang me after i bought to see how i went and i told him it was in the back of my car lol.

It's also a very nice panel to look at,very slim 95mm, and very thin border with black piano finish.

Goldy,

Thanks for your response.

I read from another posting you had bought it from HN Knox.

I believe you had compare it with the Philips 47" and had decided to go with the Sharp instead.

I am also considering between this and the Philips and perhaps the Sony.

I have no doubt in HD, the picture quality is good.

I hope when you installed it you can let me know how the PQ is like on FTA, SD DVD. Foxtel if you have.

Sometimes in the shop they may have amplified the reception and looks better.

There are some members having concerning with the "banding" problem, whatever that is.

Also any advice on the features with the Sharp that the Philips and Sony lack in your opinion. Pros and cons.

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I got one yesterday but I have not installed yet as i am mounting it on the wall but in store and just watching free to air standard def looked excellent and hd fta even better and the processing chip it uses must be very good as with movement it is very crisp and clear and no ghosting and the colours look very natural and deep.

cost me 3100.00 which was a very good price as no one else(about 9 stores would not go under 3550.00).

some of them even rang the store cos they thought i was lying lol, and then i had a few others telling me i must be looking at the older model or hn had the wrong sticker price on it(especially clive peters guy tosser) who even rang me after i bought to see how i went and i told him it was in the back of my car lol.

It's also a very nice panel to look at,very slim 95mm, and very thin border with black piano finish.

That's an amazing price, Goldy! I asked my friend for the staff price on this TV (LC46D83X) and it was $3330. You must be some kind of negotiator. Did you get it at HN Knox and do you think they'd do another one for that price?

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That's an amazing price, Goldy! I asked my friend for the staff price on this TV (LC46D83X) and it was $3330. You must be some kind of negotiator. Did you get it at HN Knox and do you think they'd do another one for that price?

It was actually 3160.00(typo error).

I rang first and he gave me a price of 3332.00 which i thought was very good and then i thought he was quoting me the 50 htz model(older one) so i went down there and the ticket price was 3332.00 on the 46" and 2773.00 on the 42"!

So i rang moorabbin hn and clive peters(complete idiot) and they both said there was no way they could do that and they rang knox to check as they thought i was doing a shifty.

So i just said to the guy at knox whos name is sam(nice bloke) what is your best and final price and he said 3160.00.

He said it was the last one they had in a box in the 46 and they had 3 or 4 42" tv's there but i am not sure if there next batch will be the same price as i think they might have got the current lot very cheap or done some deal with sharp but they still have one on display( as of yesterday) so you should call them first thing in the morning and just ask for sam(young guy as i think there are two sams) and just say to him you sold a sharp to a friend of mine on sat(i'm dave) for 3160 and you should get one the same price or maybe get the display one cheaper.

I am going to mount it during the week as i am going to get a wall mount from selby electronics online which are about 55.00 and have to get some 5-6 metre component cables for the bose as i am putting everything neatly in a corner of the room.

I have foxtel to so will be interesting to see how it looks but a mate got a phillips and has foxtel and it looks pretty good so it should be ok.

i looked at sony x series and philips to and there give aways they are doing makes it a hard choice but i think if you are buying a tv you have to focus on which is the one that you like the best and the freebies are just a bonus.

the sony looked good when people were not moving to much but when there was some quicker movement it looked a bit ghosty and the sharp looked clear and crisp and when watching standard def the sharp stil looked excellent.

To be honest if you have any of the 3 you would be happy but i do like the ambi light on the philips and the sony looks a bit like a toy with the glass bezel which would probably date in a few years.

The sharp is very slim and a neat looking panel and the fact it has a 3 year warranty and the panel is made in japan from there new plant there and they actually supply lowve(however u spell it) with there panels to and it s_its me how sony charge an arm and a leg and give you a one year warranty.

Also if i wanted the sharp bluray player price would have been 3550.00 but i thought blu rays will be $300.00 in 3 or 4 months time anyway but if u buy before 31st of dec(tomorrow) u get 8 free movies which is pretty good.

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I believe the Sharp PQ is sharp ( :rolleyes: ) and a natural colour. AFL also came up clear. I was able to see the Samsung, Sony and the Sharp side by side using FTA and HD. So I think its a good purchase, however the Sony 46" X bundle is hard to ignore.

Best price I have seen - so far ;-) - is $3550 for the Sharp 46" with BD and 3 years warranty.

Come on retailers/Sharp make it more compelling to buy this unit over the Sony! :D here is your challenge for January

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Huh we just bought a Sharp 46D83X and we are VERY disappointed in the picture quality. Although, the problem I think surely must be with how we set it up using foxtel digital (we don't have an external antenna) or something. But we don't know what to do. =/

Could anyone help please? =)

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Huh we just bought a Sharp 46D83X and we are VERY disappointed in the picture quality.

Although, the problem I think surely must be with how we set it up using foxtel digital (we don't have an external antenna) or something. But we don't know what to do. =/

You should be able to adjust some settings on the TV to improve the picture from foxtel. Also connect Foxtel to the TV using s-video or component if you haven't done so.

I'm not sure what additional settings Sharp have put in their new models. Try switching to some predefined TV modes and see which one you like. Also note that some of Foxtel's channels are heavily compressed except the movies channels. It would be a good idea to select a movie channel to calibrate your TV.

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Huh we just bought a Sharp 46D83X and we are VERY disappointed in the picture quality. Although, the problem I think surely must be with how we set it up using foxtel digital (we don't have an external antenna) or something. But we don't know what to do. =/

Could anyone help please? =)

Maybe try a lower resolution. Maybe Foxtel only transmit in SD not HD.

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