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Just thought Id post my buy of the 42" D83.

I am quite happy with the TV, even though I have only seen Foxtel as I have no antenna ATM :angry2:

I bought it from HN Auburn for $2550. Considering I was quoted $3450 at JB Parramatta I thought it was a pretty good buy.

Hello Track Side,

I was wondering if I could get a copy of your receipt please? Or from anybody else that had a similar deal on the 42D83x?

Thank you, I would really appreciate if you could find some spare time to email me. My email is vinvanmil@hotmail.com.

Cheers,

Vin

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Heard back from Sharp as anticipated...now they want photos of problems. Seems they don't believe their own service reps :wacko:

Well knock me down with a feather.

Emailed photos of issues in on Tuesday night...of course sent to wrong blasted email address ddin't I. Rang sharp wednesday and gave the poor fellow a real serve. Semt photos again Wednesdday night. Rang this morning and agreed to arrange swap...but wants to come and look at panel...this problem is so unusal he's keen to see it.

As I was working from home today I said pop round this afternoon (Sharp Blacktown is about 20 mins from me). He did with a coleague. Both quite befuddled by weird marks on inside of screen. Wnet back oout to car and rpoduced replacement panel on the spot. Could not be happier. :wub: New panel actually makes realsie how bad the old panel was...

Well offf to set it all up again

cheers

blairy

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Anyone getting prices for the 52"?

Had Bing Lee offer $5000 without bargaining.

Myer was keen to make a sale but only offered $5200. Told them it was a terrible "best price", they went to $4700. Bing Lee had the 46" ticketed at $3500 so bit hard to justify the extra 6" for $1200. Think that they'll have to move more.

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Well knock me down with a feather.

Emailed photos of issues in on Tuesday night...of course sent to wrong blasted email address ddin't I. Rang sharp wednesday and gave the poor fellow a real serve. Semt photos again Wednesdday night. Rang this morning and agreed to arrange swap...but wants to come and look at panel...this problem is so unusal he's keen to see it.

As I was working from home today I said pop round this afternoon (Sharp Blacktown is about 20 mins from me). He did with a coleague. Both quite befuddled by weird marks on inside of screen. Wnet back oout to car and rpoduced replacement panel on the spot. Could not be happier. :wub: New panel actually makes realsie how bad the old panel was...

Well offf to set it all up again

cheers

blairy

Good to hear all went well, let us know what you think of youre new panel.

cheers

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hey Goldy

went to H.N.( Marion in Adel) 46d83 $3999 with blue ray got him down to $3500 then saw sign last 2 in stock asked what is going on told me as soon as these 2 sold no longer going to stock sharp seems all franchises in Aus

went to GG no display of d83's asked for a price guy looked up the comp. no stock no price seems they also are not continuing with sharp myers at Marion also had no d83 on floor were not very enthusiastic about a sale as only stock were a few in Melb

no one seems to want to deal with sharp perhaps they are doing a hitachi

noticed your thread on philips

:wacko:

rob

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hey Goldy

went to H.N.( Marion in Adel) 46d83 $3999 with blue ray got him down to $3500 then saw sign last 2 in stock asked what is going on told me as soon as these 2 sold no longer going to stock sharp seems all franchises in Aus

went to GG no display of d83's asked for a price guy looked up the comp. no stock no price seems they also are not continuing with sharp myers at Marion also had no d83 on floor were not very enthusiastic about a sale as only stock were a few in Melb

no one seems to want to deal with sharp perhaps they are doing a hitachi

noticed your thread on philips

:wacko:

rob

Myers sydney had the 46" and 52" d83s on display.

Bing Lee had the 46" with $3500 price stuck on it. No bargaining required for that price. Probably can do better.

Rob

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Good to hear all went well, let us know what you think of youre new panel.

cheers

WOW - panel is mighty impressive on display (that's why I bought it). Granted my original was faulty (and now that I have a decent one) even more so than I realised.

FTA never looked so good, HD-DVD via EX1 is nothing less than phantasgamorical. Early days yet and haven't even started playing with settings but this is one awesome panel :wub:

Cheers

blairy

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hey Goldy

went to H.N.( Marion in Adel) 46d83 $3999 with blue ray got him down to $3500 then saw sign last 2 in stock asked what is going on told me as soon as these 2 sold no longer going to stock sharp seems all franchises in Aus

went to GG no display of d83's asked for a price guy looked up the comp. no stock no price seems they also are not continuing with sharp myers at Marion also had no d83 on floor were not very enthusiastic about a sale as only stock were a few in Melb

no one seems to want to deal with sharp perhaps they are doing a hitachi

noticed your thread on philips

:wacko:

rob

Good guys don't have the new sharp but some retailers don't stock some brands like JB Hi Fi don't do philips and good guys don't have pioneer for whatever reasons.

In Melb there seems to be more specialist hi fi places sell the sharps.

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hey Goldy

went to H.N.( Marion in Adel) 46d83 $3999 with blue ray got him down to $3500 then saw sign last 2 in stock asked what is going on told me as soon as these 2 sold no longer going to stock sharp seems all franchises in Aus

went to GG no display of d83's asked for a price guy looked up the comp. no stock no price seems they also are not continuing with sharp myers at Marion also had no d83 on floor were not very enthusiastic about a sale as only stock were a few in Melb

no one seems to want to deal with sharp perhaps they are doing a hitachi

noticed your thread on philips

:wacko:

rob

Good guys don't have the new sharp but some retailers don't stock some brands like JB Hi Fi don't do philips and good guys don't have pioneer for whatever reasons.

In Melb there seems to be more specialist hi fi places sell the sharps.

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hey Goldy

went to H.N.( Marion in Adel) 46d83 $3999 with blue ray got him down to $3500 then saw sign last 2 in stock asked what is going on told me as soon as these 2 sold no longer going to stock sharp seems all franchises in Aus

went to GG no display of d83's asked for a price guy looked up the comp. no stock no price seems they also are not continuing with sharp myers at Marion also had no d83 on floor were not very enthusiastic about a sale as only stock were a few in Melb

no one seems to want to deal with sharp perhaps they are doing a hitachi

noticed your thread on philips

:wacko:

rob[/quot

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Saw the 52" d83 at Good Guys Alexandria on display. Had a sticker price of $4400, couldn't believe it. They'll move to $4200 but I'm buying a heap of other stuff so don't know if that's standard, but the $4400 certainly was.

Rob

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Saw the 52" d83 at Good Guys Alexandria on display. Had a sticker price of $4400, couldn't believe it. They'll move to $4200 but I'm buying a heap of other stuff so don't know if that's standard, but the $4400 certainly was.

Rob

Is that the latest model or the runout models? Might be over now but at one point Clive Peeters had the new 52" exclusively with freebie bd player

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Goldy - thanks for that!

Are we talking the same model (gold trim)? I was told $3380 was cost on it, presumably sales pitch!!

I'm pretty new to all this and just weighing up that TV verse the Sony KDL46XBR

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Is that the latest model or the runout models? Might be over now but at one point Clive Peeters had the new 52" exclusively with freebie bd player

Definitely the new model. Had the thinner bezel and 24fps feature.

Rob

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Gday,

Looked up some of the specs to find out the difference between 46D83x, 46PD7x and 46D63x.

However, besides the 100Mhz - Fine Motion Advanced thing - I don't seem to be able to find any difference. Also, what is the difference between 46PD7x and 46D63x? Is the PD7x a later model? If so, why is the rrp for the PD7x lower?

Also, have somebody actually seen the comparisons between the three models?

I hope somebody can shine some light on this, and whether the 100 Mhz-thing is worth while the extra money.

Thanks guys!

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Gday,

Looked up some of the specs to find out the difference between 46D83x, 46PD7x and 46D63x.

However, besides the 100Mhz - Fine Motion Advanced thing - I don't seem to be able to find any difference. Also, what is the difference between 46PD7x and 46D63x? Is the PD7x a later model? If so, why is the rrp for the PD7x lower?

Also, have somebody actually seen the comparisons between the three models?

I hope somebody can shine some light on this, and whether the 100 Mhz-thing is worth while the extra money.

Thanks guys!

46PD7X is the older model, cant do 1080p/24.

Only difference between 63X and 83X is 100Hz. Both can do 1080p/24.

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46PD7X is the older model, cant do 1080p/24.

Only difference between 63X and 83X is 100Hz. Both can do 1080p/24.

Ok, cool thanks - thats good information.

Does anybody here has any experiences with the D63x?

Also, are the people with the D83x actually finding the 100Hz-thing useful? Is it working for you guys?

In one of the Samsung Threads the general feeling is that the 100Hz-thing is not doing anything for them, so before I fork out additional money I would like to get some feedback, from anybody... Thanks guys - your help is very much appreciated.

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Ok, cool thanks - thats good information.

Does anybody here has any experiences with the D63x?

Also, are the people with the D83x actually finding the 100Hz-thing useful? Is it working for you guys?

In one of the Samsung Threads the general feeling is that the 100Hz-thing is not doing anything for them, so before I fork out additional money I would like to get some feedback, from anybody... Thanks guys - your help is very much appreciated.

I haven't got mine yet (d83x) but from seeing various implementations I'm sure I'll switch it off immediately. I typically find all the "picture enhancements" to be exactly not that and switch them all off.

Remember getting my old 32" sharp home 3.5yrs ago and seeing the strong blur across the screen and thinking what the hell have I bought! turned off the noise reduction and all gone.

Rob

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I haven't got mine yet (d83x) but from seeing various implementations I'm sure I'll switch it off immediately. I typically find all the "picture enhancements" to be exactly not that and switch them all off.

So what made you decide to purchase the D83x and not the D63x, considering the fact that you won't use the only feature-difference?

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Hi Goldy, any chance of emailing your receipt to the following address please? I managed to talk the salesman at CP in Sunshine down to $3300 but your price of $3160 is sensational. Hows the set running these days, cause im stuck between the Sharp and the Sammy the Fony just didnt do it for me, also 1 question I have, is the Sharp HDMI v1.3? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

vincentcxureb@optusnet.com.au

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So what made you decide to purchase the D83x and not the D63x, considering the fact that you won't use the only feature-difference?

I ordered the 52" which doesn't have a D63x version so no option.

Rob

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I ordered the 52" which doesn't have a D63x version so no option.

Ok, very valid reason, he he ;)

Just out of curiousity - if the D63x-range did have a 52" model, would you have gone for that one or still stick with the D83x?

For everybody else, I've been quoted $3100 for 46D63x - would that be considered as a good price?

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Ok, very valid reason, he he ;)

Just out of curiousity - if the D63x-range did have a 52" model, would you have gone for that one or still stick with the D83x?

For everybody else, I've been quoted $3100 for 46D63x - would that be considered as a good price?

Damn right that's a good price! :huh: Pity I'm not quite ready to get one otherwise I would push for details! :blush:

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Here's a quick match-up of specs, comparing the Sharp 46D63 to my Samsung 46N8 -

Warranty -

3 yrs vs 3 yrs

Contrast ratio (dynamic)

10000:1 vs 10000:1

Price -

$3100 vs $2100 including freebie 19" LCD

That makes $3100 for the similarly-specced Sharp 46" Full HD LCD TV. It seems a little too much, considering the D63 doesn't even have 100Hz. I understand you want a Sharp but for how much more money ?

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Damn right that's a good price! :huh: Pity I'm not quite ready to get one otherwise I would push for details! :blush:

Ru sure that's a good price - we're talking about the 63-series, not the 83-series... I know there are guys out here that have been able to score the 83-series 46 inch for about the same price, so that's why I wasn't/am not really sure if this is a good deal.

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Ok, very valid reason, he he ;)

Just out of curiousity - if the D63x-range did have a 52" model, would you have gone for that one or still stick with the D83x?

For everybody else, I've been quoted $3100 for 46D63x - would that be considered as a good price?

Valid question but I'm the sort of person who can't help wanting all the features just in case rather than saving a couple of bucks. Can't help thinking "but if I got it wrong and I do want it!" :wacko:

Good guys Alexandria from memory had the d83x 46" for $3300 sticker price.

Rob

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Ru sure that's a good price - we're talking about the 63-series, not the 83-series... I know there are guys out here that have been able to score the 83-series 46 inch for about the same price, so that's why I wasn't/am not really sure if this is a good deal.

Oops :blush: I thought that was for the D83x...my mistake. I'd say that a really good price for the LC46D63X would have to be 3100 - 700 = $2400. This calculation assumes the RRP for LC46D63X is $700 less than the RRP for the LC46D83X.

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Goldy - thanks for that!

Are we talking the same model (gold trim)? I was told $3380 was cost on it, presumably sales pitch!!

I'm pretty new to all this and just weighing up that TV verse the Sony KDL46XBR

Yeh it is the same model,gold trim,100hz,etc etc.

Best i could get was 3500.00 but found it at HN knox for 3300.00 and got it for 3160.00.

Very happy with it.

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Yeh it is the same model,gold trim,100hz,etc etc.

Best i could get was 3500.00 but found it at HN knox for 3300.00 and got it for 3160.00.

Very happy with it.

But I seem to recall Goldy you felt cricket and AFL were no problem at all with 100Hz switched off, so would you recommend we consider the D63 on that basis?

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Oops :blush: I thought that was for the D83x...my mistake. I'd say that a really good price for the LC46D63X would have to be 3100 - 700 = $2400. This calculation assumes the RRP for LC46D63X is $700 less than the RRP for the LC46D83X.

Big difference if indeed 100Hz is the only spec difference between the models. Is there evidence to confirm that at RRP $700 is the actual difference? If you approach it another way, try doing a % reduction on the D63 with the same % reduction on the D83 and you will find a lower difference than $700. I guess its all theoretical anyway - depends which models the shops have excess of or are prepared to give you a better deal on!

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Big difference if indeed 100Hz is the only spec difference between the models. Is there evidence to confirm that at RRP $700 is the actual difference?

The RRP evidence is on the SHARP Website . And I agree that $700 is alot for 100Hz fine motion...especially if it does not work like the Samsung version...but I have yet to put it to the test, so maybe it is worth it if it smoothes fast motion as it is supposed to.

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I understand you want a Sharp but for how much more money ?

Quick answer: it ain't just about the specifications and features of a television that are on offer for a given price. It's sometimes about qualities that aren't so easily shown on a specification sheet; like the picture quality and the satisfaction to be gained from the overall viewing experience.

Sure; I already own an older model Sharp Aquos... but I do still take a look at what's been coming to market out of a sense of curiosity, and while I may admit to myself that the size of my Sharp isn't as huge and penile inflating as the Sammies and Sony's or the LG's et al considering what I paid for it - the naturalness of colouring, the high viewing angle, the excellent contrast and brightness real world performance beyond the on paper specs all delivered to screen without the colour 'bleed' and obvious artifacting I've seen in other manufacturers offerings, more than make up for any desire to go out and trash my cash on any of the latest panels from other manufacturers that I read glowing reports about on forums like this...

I guess the same principle could be applied to motor vehicles couldn't it? Why do some people pay all that extra money for a Ferrari, when a Hyundai has the same four wheels, an internal combustion engine and gets driver and passenger from point A to point B?

Choice still seems to be a difficult thing for some individuals to comprehend as being allowable for others. <_<

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is the Sharp HDMI inputs v1.3?

Yes...but this from Sharp's website....

HDMI Version NOTE: Due to recent industry and consumer confusion regarding the various possible feature sets under different versions of HDMI, the HDMI Licensing body has issued new guidelines to manufacturers, recommending discontinuation of the use of version numbers. HDMI Licensing LLC now requests manufacturers to list the actual product features incorporated within particular products and models that have HDMI connectivity.

Within the latest HDMI versions, there are many optional features. Consumers are recommended to seek specific feature information from manufacturers or suppliers of AV equipment rather than simply relying on the generic HDMI version number.

Consumers wishing to obtain more information about HDMI guidelines are advised to visit http://www.hdmi.org/press/press_release.aspx?prid=85 .

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Quick answer: it ain't just about the specifications and features of a television that are on offer for a given price. It's sometimes about qualities that aren't so easily shown on a specification sheet; like the picture quality and the satisfaction to be gained from the overall viewing experience.

I guess the same principle could be applied to motor vehicles couldn't it? Why do some people pay all that extra money for a Ferrari, when a Hyundai has the same four wheels, an internal combustion engine and gets driver and passenger from point A to point B?

Choice still seems to be a difficult thing for some individuals to comprehend as being allowable for others. <_<

I couldn't agree more! Its not only about Cost and Specifications, for me it's Confidence that I need to have in the product. I have seen Sharp, and know lots of people that own Sharp-screens and I have feel confidence in the product. Unless, for example, Samsung - especially after reading the threads on this forum about the below-average service, all the issues with the delivery of the freebie LCD and the ongoing quality problems (mainly the 100Hz-thingy). Besides the feel-side I've never been impressed with the PQ of Samsung - this might be a very personal thing, but the colours like crap to me, and picture is very pixilated. But that's just me. However I do understand that its a good deal for that money.

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The Sharp Australia site has new firmware updates (dated 7 Feb) version 1.41 for the whole D83X range. Has anybody done this update? Or know what improvements it makes?

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The Sharp Australia site has new firmware updates (dated 7 Feb) version 1.41 for the whole D83X range. Has anybody done this update? Or know what improvements it makes?

File is dated 29/1/08 and was loaded to site 7/2/08. LC52D83X firmware update

This seems to be by usb...which the panel doesn't have...although free BD player that came with panel does (naaahh, that'd never work...would it :wacko:

Had some recent very good dealings with Sharp over a replaced panel. Just sent an email to the guy I dealt with over that and asked what this is, do I need it and how do I get it and how do I know what firmware I currently have?

Will post response when to hand.

cheers

blairy

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File is dated 29/1/08 and was loaded to site 7/2/08. LC52D83X firmware update

This seems to be by usb...which the panel doesn't have...although free BD player that came with panel does (naaahh, that'd never work...would it :wacko:

Had some recent very good dealings with Sharp over a replaced panel. Just sent an email to the guy I dealt with over that and asked what this is, do I need it and how do I get it and how do I know what firmware I currently have?

Will post response when to hand.

cheers

blairy

No I don't have response yet...however file is a zip file. Downloaded it and it includes instructions. Oh yes I am an idiot :blush: usb service port is on rhs of panel. I'd ignored this previously as it is for service only and panel does not treat it as an input. Instructions included within zip file copied below...

UPGRADE INSTRUCTION for D83X and D63X series to version 1.41

Step 1:Copy file safe-kernel.img1 to USB

Step 2: Power the unit down via main power switch or remove AC cord.

Step 3:Insert USB on the right side of the LCDTV

Step 4:While pressing “Power” button on the LCDTV, power the unit via main power

switch or insert AC power cord depend on step 2 above.

Step 5:The power LED should blinking green then you can release your finger from the

LCDTV, approximately 2 minutes the progress screen will appear.

Step 6:The LEDs would blink alternate in green and red and the status is 100% to

indicate the upgrade process is completed.

Step 7:Please remove the USB, turn Off then On the power via the main power switch

and re-scan the channels.

Note: It is best if the USB only have “safe-kernel.img1” file and for some reason the unit

do not recognise your USB please try another brand.

Had a few wines this evening so won't try it myself :wacko: . Probably best to wait until I get response from sharp, now that I've asked the question anyway.

cheers

blairy

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