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Sharp LC26P50E First Impressions.

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by roddersmg, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. roddersmg

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    Took the plunge yesterday and purchased the Sharp LC26P50E. This is after many months of reading reviews, visiting dealers and reading this forum. I shouldn't have worried, the product is brilliant with excellent PQ from my Sagem freeview box via RGB scart. Non of the defects I was concerned about are visible, no dot crawl, no Mpeg artefacts, no smearing, no waterfall effect, just a clean picture.

    The set was simplicity itself to set up, didn't even need to open the user manual.

    If your viewing is SD from freeview with some DVD movies, I watched a few minutes of Minority Report and again the PQ was excellent, then go buy this TV.
     
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    roddersmg - think i will eventually get this set too, possibly the 32", though the 26" is £300 cheaper!, I also like sharps styling and as i only watch normal sky & dvd.s it sounds perfect.

    Any chance you could take/post of some pics of it?
     
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    Does ANYONE have the 37inch of this series yet?

    I think this is the model for me. Worried about how bad current tv will look on a big high-res LCD. I think Sharp's idea is the best of both worlds at this time. Need to be reassured that HD content looks good on these too.
     
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    I'm very close to buying the 32" version of this as well. I need a panel that will look good with SD broadcast while still being HD compatible, even if it is downscaled.
     
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    I will try over this weekend to take some screenshots.
     
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    Rodders, what does the instruction manual say as far as pc connectivity is concerned?
     
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    Best i've seen this is £599 + £15 p&P - anyone seen a better deal ?
     
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    I just got the 37" model over the weekend, I've hooked mine up to my SKY+ box.
    I totally agree with roddersmg the PQ is brilliant, the best I've seen on an LCD with SD content.

    I'm well chuffed!
     
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    This question is now open to anyone that cares to reply
     
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    Scarpbook

    The manual is very very brief and gives no specific detail about pc connectivity that I can remember. From what I can remember it has a few settings about under/over scan via HDMI.

    I'll confirm later exactly what info the manual contains about pc connectivity.
     
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    Not sure if this is a useful comment, but the screen is 960x540 resolution (or something of that order), so your desktop would look pretty ridiculous. Wouldn't matter if all you want to do is play movies or games through a htpc of course. But no word processing, web surfing, etc.
    Apologies again if you knew all that.
     
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    Has anyone tried using component progessive scan dvd playback with this set. There are known problems using component progressive on the 32" model (picture juddering etc.) but there are conflicting reports as to whether this problem is also present on the 26".
     
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    Theres nothing at all in my manual about computer connection. It's meant to be just a simple replacement for a standard TV really don't forget.
     
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    one question for rodders or jobseeker -

    how close from the TV do you have to be to see a good picture? I mean, do you start seeing pixels if you're sitting a metre or so away?

    just i want this Tv for my bedroom, but it'll be 1.5-2m from my bed..
     
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    Just bought my 26i P50 now from Sound & Vision. Cost £578 and available in stock now. Customer service was excellent too!

    http://www.soundandvisiononline.com/moreinfo/index.asp?product_id=8149


    As for the pq, I have to say I am extremely impressed. There's not a hint of smearing and the contrast is superb. My only concern is the colours are a bit vibrant but I'm sure thats just a settings issue.

    The panel does a great job with cr@p signals. I'm using the Tv upstairs with a 10mtr coax feed from the rf2 output on the sky+ box downstairs. The picture isn't bad at all. I was planning on buying a 10mtr rgb scart (at £75) but I don't think I'll bother now.
     
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    2 metres from screen to eye should be ok.
     
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    Personally I view from 2.5 to 3.0 metres and can see no problems.
     
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    Got my 26P50 yesterday. Set up with ease. It is a temporary living room telly, and will become a bedroom telly once we moved.

    Set up DVD through component and blown away by the PQ. Even SKY looks fantastic, and easily the best SD picture I have seen on an LCD telly. Really really impressed, especially for the price.

    Would be curious to see what a HD feed looked like though. Anyone tried it?
     
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    Saw a Sharp LC37P50E against a "hd ready" Sharp LC37GD1E, both running 1080i hi-def via component from a HVD player. Player was running some Sharp demo software - LC37P50E looked brighter and clearer for some reason??! Although this could be down to the settings on both sets.
    Of course, when viewed very close up, the LC37GD1E was better at showing stuff like text with smoother outlines etc.
    Anyway, I'm very happy I made the right choice and won't be missing out on too much when showing HD content or connecting PS3 in future. PQ from Sky+ and my DVD recorder via interlaced component input is outstanding (after I learned to switched off all Digital Noise Reduction).
     
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    Anyone know if Sharp do a PAL-optimised set with built-in Freeview?
    TIA
     
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    I believe that they will be releasing one early next year
     
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    Got mine this morning and so far I can't fault it!

    I haven't tried progressive scan yet on the DVD's but I'm impressed just using normal scart! :thumbsup:
     
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    I've now Actually seen a LE32R41B running alongside a Sharp 32P50E, ALL I can say is thank god I chose the Sharp, not impressed with Freeview PQ at all on the Sammy, shocking
     
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    I was originally looking to purchase an IDTV LCD set but thought about the fact that the freeview 'system' seems to be changing quite regularly with new EPG etc. and I thought that it would be better to have an external tuner that can easily be updated or even replaced as necessary. Not usually as easy a task on a TV.
     
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    Things look better downscaled than upscaled - Unless you have an excellent scaler and the TV scaler is disabled - when it's native, it's of course at it's best.
    Ideally, they should have compared it with a 720 signal.
     
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    Ok, tried to take some photos of 37P50E vs 37GD1E both running 720p.
    (Please see this thread: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=252410)
    What do you think?? As I have said, would struggle to notice the difference at normal viewing distance but can see jaggies on text outlines only close up.
    I'm very happy with my 37P50E all round, except for the very occasional lip-sync issues which others have noted - could be down to one of my sources.
     
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    hi just got my 26pe50, very impressed so far, ive sky-is it better running through my panny dvd rec, then run it back via component, or is it just as good on rgb scart.
    could anyone post some settings on what they have -black, opc, col temp, 3d y/c, film mode, i/p setting, and colour, backlight, contrast, tint and sharpness. be much obliged if we can get a few, see which is best, for sky and terestial tv.
    thanks knobbs.
     

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