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Aquos LC-37GA3E

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by jimbob19, Nov 3, 2004.

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    I am interested in the sharp Aquos LC-37GA3E - probably from av-sales :)
    Can someone tell me if these panels are noisy ?? i.e do they have a fan
    I have also heard that the tuner is C**p (lots of noise and artifacting)
    I will be driving it from a HTPC running mce2005 which will be outputting my NTL digibox - am I likely to get a good picture this way ? All the LCD's I have seen in the likes of Currys look S**t with motion blur and digital artifacts (they are all from the same crap source in these places though)
    I had originally been planning on getting a Panny pwd6 but realised that natively they are only 600 by 480 (which is less than a normal CRT)

    Opinions please :smashin:
     
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    I was going to buy a Panasonic PW6 or PW7 but despite the huge fan club on the Plasma forum I just could not bring myself to buy one. I looked at several in operation and I just thought the picture was so inferior to my old 32" CRT.
    So I ended up with a Sharp Aquos LC-37GA4E and the picture quality is excellent. I chose the GA4 version because I did not want the speakers ( I have never attached them ) and so the screen sits lower on the stand. I feed it a diet of SKY+ and component DVD, so cannot comment on the internal tuner. I would recommend the screen over a plasma any day. Best to see one for your self, all the "G" series use the same screen so it does not matter if it is exactly the same model. :smashin:
     
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    Thanks for the reply jimg - can you tell me does the "G" series have a fan ?
    Also do you notice any problems on fast moving action or with the Black (grey) levels

    Thanks
     
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    It does have a fan, I did not notice it at first. I found it one day when I was at the back of the set when it was on, I certainly could not hear it from the front.
    I have not seen any problems yet with fast action and the blacks/greys look OK. I have had the set just over a week and am still playing with the huge number of settings! I have a copy of "Digital Video Essentials" on order and plan to use that for the final set-up. So far I have just used the THX optimiser on a DVD to get the contrast and brightness levels set.
    Overall I am very impressed with the unit. :hiya:
     
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    Are there any price drops due soon on these 37" versions as they are almost double the price of the 32" !!! :eek:
     
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    Can anyone also tell me - do you notice any audio delay on these due to the processing , i.e. any lip sync issues ?

    Just wondering if I will need an amp with audio delay

    thanks


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    There is no lip synch problem, which is lucky as my existing amp does not have that facility!
     
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    Cheers Jimg :beer:
     
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    An "up" for this.

    What's the sound like and has anyone looked at this against a Sony Wega engine?
     
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    37" will drop to around 2100 after christmas

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    It's under £2000 at Empire now ;)
     
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    How long you think it will be until it's down to around £1500?
     
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    I can't see THAT model ever getting to £1500.

    I think £1500 37" will be commonplace in a year or so.
     
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    doh


    my apologies

    I meant that it should be under 1700 after christmas (in january)
     
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    Not as good as the Sony in my opinion. Blockier unless you reduced the sharpness which made the detail suffer. But, much better blacks than Sony MRX and arguably faster motion. Richer colours too. Best I've seen though is the Philips 9986 but nonsense price and dodgy build.

    Tough decision with it now under £2G.
     
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    It will definately get there, just a question of when. 2 months ago, the 32" was around £2k, and now it's down to £1240. The 26" has also dropped around £400+ over the past couple of months.
     
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    Bear in mind only Empire are selling the 37" for less than £2k at the moment.

    Most people still have it at £2600 or so.

    End of line models might well get there on a limited basis but Sharp will have another model out before this one hits £1500.
     

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