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Sharp LC37U4B

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Self, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Self

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    Just seen one of these and it looks awesome.
    Anyone have any views on this model or experience of it.

    Am pretty much only going to be watching Sky on it and not really upto the level of technical expertise that I have read on this board so your thoughts would be much appreciated.

    thanks.
     
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    It's an American Import. There wont be any Scart sockets on it.
     
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    It's a UK model and it has 4 scart sockets!!!
     
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    Appologies. In the UK, there are GA3E, GA4E, GA5E and GD1E. The 'E' stand for Europe. In the US, they have 'U' as an indicator for USA so when I saw the 'U' I thought it was an American import.

    The Designer range is similar to the GD1E tv as far as I'm aware which is the flagship model. Have a search for the GD1E.

    Richie.
     
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    from what i know it is similar to the gd1 slightly more enhanced the only problem is from what i can remember they are limited edition sets and there,s only a few around originaly they where finished to order also available in black laquer, leather tan, they even did one with tiger stripes for a show when they first came out jl had them for 9k :eek:
     
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    Thanks for the comments so far

    I think it may be more similar to the 37HV4E rather than the GD1E
    does that matter?

    is it still quality viewing? The price has thankfully come down a lot since the £9,000 days!!!
     
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    How much are they asking for it, these days?


    LC-37U4B Black or LC-37U4R Red Lacquer

    37” Widescreen black TFT LCD panel with 3.15 million pixels. High brightness of 430 cd/m2, 800:1 contrast ratio. Advanced Super View. Ultra wide viewing angle to 170o, horizontally or vertically. SRS Focus Surround Sound* and Nicam stereo. AV Centre, Fastext / Picture & Text.

    * Registered trademark of SRS Labs inc.

    Quintessentially Japanese, there is nothing in the world that equals the glossy depth of authentic lacquer. With the attention to detail typical of this craft, even the Aquos and Sharp logos are in lacquer, silver being the perfect complement to the black or red cabinet front. The appeal of lacquer brings harmony and calm to the home, while making the perfect frame for the beautiful colours of the Aquos LCD TV screen.

    http://www.sharp.co.uk/designersedition/images/lac_ScreenR.jpg
     
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    harrods have them for £4800ish and some dealer on ebay has one for about £4,500ish. Apparently only 5 retailers sell them although there must be more on the web.

    I assume that you are paying quite a hefty premium for the design features but is the actual television itself (somewhere under the balck laquer!) any good?
     
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    I am pretty sure it is exactly the same as the GA4E/GA3E/GD1E in terms of the screen technology. You are payng for the designer finish and any other bells and whistles it might have.
    THe GA3 and GA4 were the best value ( I am glad I bought a GA4 when I did! ), the GD1E has the seperate box and digital tuner at quite a premium then you have the designer model at an even higher premium! :eek:
     
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    thanks for that mate.

    I have checked and the instruction booklet you get with it is for the 37"HV4E (there isn't a separate booklet for the designer models) and it does have a separate tuner box (also in black) so you only need the 2 cables going up to the TV.

    Surprised that not more people have heard of it...
     
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    I saw some ex-display in selfridges a couple of weeks back @ £ 3000.00

    One was black.
     
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    wow. thanks indie
    that seems a really good deal doesn't it?

    as long as you are not losing out on picture quality for the design
     
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    I am slightly worried by your comment about the manual being the HV4E, that may mean it is NOT the same panel as in the current/sold out "G" range. Might be worth a call to the techies at Sharp? ;)
     
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    Thanks jimg. that is my next port of call.
    do you know if there is significant difference between the HV4E and the G series?
     
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    To all those that have posted and wondered about this designer edition TV, see message from Sharp below:

    Dear Sir,


    Obviously as with any new technology product manufacturers strive to develop new features and benefits. LCD is no different and all LCD manufacturers will continue to try and update and develop the features on any new models coming out.

    The model you have chosen however is a very exclusive model designed by Toshiyuyi Kita and includes all the top line features and benefits expected from a top line LCD tv.

    The manual you have received (for the 37HV4E) is correct.

    Regards
    Renee
    Aquos Advisor
     
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    Strange. Does that mean the panel in the HV4E range is the same as the G range ?!
     
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    Do you people never do searches? :rolleyes:

    The following is an exchange of emails between me and Sharp:




     
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    The tan-brown leather version is still available for £1995.
     

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