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Sharp Aquos LC26 GA3/ 4E

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Jamesv, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. Jamesv

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    Just spoken to Sharp and have had it confirmed that the 26" GA3/4E will not show HD correctly. Apparently the full definition will not be obtained. Different technology used in the GA6E. I am extremely pi**ed off now as I spoke to Sharp before buying the tv 12 months ago and was assured that the GA4E was HD ready and not just compatible. So a new model will have to be purchased meaning thats £1000 down the drain :mad:
     
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    If thats what they told you then they have mis-sold you the goods under the sale of goods act and you are entitled to compensation. Goods must be fit for the purpose and this TV obviously isnt.
     
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    Thanks for the info Mike. I am persuing this with Sharp head office and will let everybody know the outcome.
     
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    It depends on the definition of HD, but I'll be interested (as a fellow Sharp 26GA3E owner) to hear the reply. If its a case of 1080i running down to fit the 768 lines then that isnt a problem imo.
     
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    After escalating this issue with Sharp I have had a couple of phone calls explaining that the GA3/4E ARE in fact suitable for High Def and that the only difference between them and the GA6E is the replacement of the DVI socket with a HDMI socket. I just wish this little niggle at the back of my mind would disappear. Its concerning that two seperate sources confirmed the processor in the GA3 /4E would not handle HD as well as the "new improved" processor in the GA6E leading to a small degredation in picture quality. So is it initial misinformation or a change of stance to avoid further action? Hopefully the former. In fairness to Sharp all the representatives were very helpfull so case closed.
     
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    James, Ive seen HD on my 26GA3E and I was stunned by it. I think the existing model can handle HD feeds ok. ;)

    Thanks for posting the update. Cant wait for the Xbox 360 to come out so I can use all that 720p goodness.
     
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    Phew, thankgoodness for that, I was getting worried!
     
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    No problem guys glad to help ; ) A further point worth mentioning is that the engineer I spoke to last actually said the GA3 /4E's were superior models to the GA6E, with more features inc 1 bit processing and removable speakers. The only advantage of the GA6E is the HDMI input as apposed to DVI but this is of no concern to me because when I get the Sky High Def box I will be routing picture to tv through the DVI socket and digital 5.1 audio straight to my receiver through the SPDIF socket. The GA3 /4E's retailed for £1600, the GA6E retails for £999.
     

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