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Sharp Aquos New P Series

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Random Hajile, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Random Hajile

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    Just been looking at these on sharps uk site and are due out in July/August i believe

    http://www.sharp.co.uk/products/range.asp?id=124

    and boy do they look great. The asthetics looks superior to the GA series imo and have a hdmi input ready for sky HD aswell. Not sure on vga or dvi but hdmi and component will do me nicely. Anyone got any clue on the prices of these for the 26 and 32 inch models? How much were the ga3/ga4 when they came out?

    Thanks
     
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    Oh dear shows you how tastes vary, i think the speaker grille looks hideous and ruins it's aesthetics.

    No accounting for taste. :smashin:
     
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    £954.34 Sharp LC32P50E
     
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    im not keen on the luck either,why not have a couple of different versions like the g4 series,also why havent sharp got the specs up yet,i think it will be hdmi ,component ,scart and thats it hope they have dvi,hdmi,component but i dont think so
     
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    is the P series the same as the GA6 series i've heard about? also does anyone know if they will be doing a new 22"
     
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    I agree with Random - these sets look terrific. And the specs are up. HDMI/12 ms response time/800:1 contrast. Sharp have a great reputation for LCD's and since I'm playing a waiting game to get a 26" for the launch of XBox 360 I'll be keeping a close eye on these. Will they be better than the much praised Panny TX26/32LXD500 I wonder?
     
  7. Random Hajile

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    Seriously? I thought it looked far more sleek and stylish than the GA series even though they were no slouch in the looks department :D

    I think these look a definate over the panny ramspeed as they will be probably cheaper, look better and if the picture is anything like the GA series it will knock your socks of. And the GA series had a good response rate as well, which i`m not to sure about on the panny.
     
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    Hmmm...I wonder why Sharp don't mention the screen resolution on their site. Is it because they are only 960x540? So not HD ready, I'm afraid. :rolleyes:

    Steve
     
  9. Random Hajile

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    They will be 1366x768 as far as i know like the GA series.
     
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    A quick look at the FAQ page reveals that the native resolution of their 26/32/37" Aquos sets is 1366x768.
     
  11. Random Hajile

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    Oh hang on... just ckecked this site:
    http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,119948,00.asp
    where it claims that the res is indeed 960x540. I'm confused!
     
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    How reliable is that information then? Sounds abit daft putting a hdmi socket on if the resolution isn`t even gonna match the hi def standard? And wouldn`t it cost them more creating a custom resolution like that, when pretty much all there screens use 1366x768 resolution?

    Edit: Looks like it is

    http://www.elektro.be/functions/reportages.asp?lang=nl&pag=16&Verslag=1944

    What a silly resolution to do it at. Shame on you Sharp :mad:

    Will have to save up abit more and look at the GA7E series.
     
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    I totally agree. All their other 32" Aquos models have had a native res of 1366x768, as do the new their newly developed GD7 models...
    http://www.mentor-distribution.com/sharp_tv.htm

    And where did they come up with 960x540 anyway? What sort of strange, bizarre resolution is that? If they're trying to cater specifically for standard PAL broadcasts then they'll probably end up shooting themselves in the foot. Again.

    Probably best to hang on until the sets actually materialise and then we can find out for sure then.
     
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    Plus no digital tuners. I can't believe TV manufacturers are still making sets without DVB tuners built-in - when the cut-off date is now 2012 for the analogue signal
     
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    The P series will not display an HD signal at its native res. It will downscale it to SD. However, they will be cheap and there are two ranges coming above the P series (including the GD7 range), which will cater for those needing 'proper' HD and on board Freeview etc.
     
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    Well, That's I want! Since I will not want to pay for getting HD broadcast TV, Sharp has a very interesting solution for those want to replace a CRT and get a clear and crips picture TV! Since I was looking a decent LCD TV for month now and more I see, more I don't want to pay for bad looking TV (even the Sony 32" black without HDMI was really tempting).

    I know theses forums are full of HD guys with complexes solutions, but just considerete to get a normal TV PQ and HD even is it downscaling :)
     
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    standard def LCD's....!!!.........CRAZY...!!! :thumbsdow

    2005/2006 :thumbsup:
    Sky HD...(plus other competitors)
    Next Gen Consoles....
    Next Gen DVD...(not to mention scaling of standard DVD's)
    BBC HD over DVB-T....
    and who knows what else....



    but this.....I DONT GET IT.... :nono:
     
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    and i forgot to menion HOOOGLIIIIIII
     
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    when will the new 45" model be coming out and will there be 50" or more models?

    cheers,

    julie
     
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    BBC HD won't be over DVB-T until Analogue switch off (2007) and there's agreed solution AFAIK, though you could posit that they'll go for mpeg4 too with new mpeg2/mpeg4 boxes.
     
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    Typical woman, always wanting a few inches more...
     
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    Even an SD display will benefit from an HD source. Check out this BBC whitepaper that performed tests on different TV standards and compression ratios on SD and HD displays. Even when HD transmission do become main stream, compression artifacts from reduce bitrate transmissions will still be a problem. It is possible that this display will give better results than higher resolution displays on transmissions with higher compression.

    Also check out the resolution. 960x540. Exactly half (or for the pedantic of you 25%) of 1920x1080. I recon that is going to give seriously good quality results for both SD and 1080i at a highly affordable price. There is more to HD TV than resolution, colour depth also benefits and these display can make full use of that.

    -Ian
     
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    So let me get this right - the P series is useless to those of us looking for a companion TV to the XBox 360 which outputs @ 720p.

    Guess I'll cross it off my list then.
     
  26. Random Hajile

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    By the look of it yes. Looks like the Sharp GD7E series is the one we will needing for HD material. Should be out around July/August same time as the P series.
     
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    Hang on......Isn't the whole reason people like Sharp make products like the P series to shift volume and make profit?
    Maybe the current range and the new G series are aimed at the exclusive market where even though there is more profit, sales are less.
    I think the point being missed which has been discussed in the thread is:
    P Series - Cheap vrsion LCD for a direct CRT replacement.
    GA Series - High quality panels with a basic tuner.
    GD Series - Same as the GA series but with a digital tuner.......As people have asked.

    I think what we forget is the commodity of buyers look at price only. You have only got to look at people's comments throughout the forums.
    Thoose of us that want the best, have to pay the premium!!!
     
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    I can see why Sharp went with the P series. Some people might want non CRT and non Plasma TVs to replace their CRTs, and they probably have no intention to get HD programming and dont want to spend the extra dosh on a HD screen when they dont need it.

    I guess its Sharp's marketing strategy to covering all bases.

    Regardless, for those who want SkyHD, or to play their Xbox 360s or PS3s at their best resolutions, these TVs are not an option.

    But for Joe Public who wants a new LCD with their current normal Sky digi box, its a good deal, especially having 32" for £900, that price is only going to come down after a while.
     
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    not a bad move by sharp just lets hope they are not disscontinuid to soon lol
     

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