Sharp AQUOS LCD Televisions

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  1. StephenGencs

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    Are they better than the Pioneer plasmas?
    Are they better than the other LCD's out in the market today?

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  2. Leo Kerr

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    The last time I looked at them against any serious competition, the Aquos line was better than anybody elses LCDs.

    As for plasmas... ehh. Plasmas leave a bad taste in my mouth, but I don't have anything firm to go on, honestly. There is a lot of bad plasma out there; there are some good ones, I'm sure.

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    I have the Aquos 37" and I'm pleased with the picture. I tend to think most of the better plasmas (like the Pioneer or Panny) have slightly better pictures but didn't want to worry about burn-in and shorter life of plasma for this TV since it's my bedroom set and I fall asleep often with the TV on (many extra hours and news channels have tickers that will burn-in plasmas), I also watch 4:3 material in 4:3 mode with side bars since I can't stand stretch modes. I still wouldn't trade my direct-view 40" set for any of the new technologies...it's picture just plain blows away the Aquos IMHO.
     
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    Thanks for the input
     
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    A new question now.

    Sharp is rolling out the successor to the current Aquos models. The new line of Aquos has a "G" in the product name, and they replace the previous "H" models.

    (As an aside, I have to give Sharp some credit for going in REVERSE alphabetical order! But what will they do when they reach "A" I wonder?)

    My question to the techies here is, what is improved about these new "G" models of Aquos?

    I see that the size of the screens is up a bit -- the 30" LC-30HV4U becomes the 32" LC-32G4U, for example. I see that the silver metal border around the screens has shrunken a bit.

    But is there anything so amazing (from a technological perspective) that would make any reasonable person jump uo the extra thousand bucks to the new model? Two extra inches of screen isn't quite enough reason for me.

    ($1,900 for the LC-30HV4U versus ~$2,900 for the LC-32G4U)
     
  6. Richard_B

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    I was looking at these in the 37"size. When I was snooping around looking for info on them it appears the newer models have a slightly better build to the LCD panels. The newer models have more adjustabilities, examples I found are in the color temp settings, they also had more stretch modes if I remember correctly. I really liked the 37" Sharps but at this time the price is what held me back. I ended up with a 34" JVC and I am very happy with it.
     

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