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Well just picked up a brand new home and need to furnish it and figured I cant use my 4 yr old 50inch plasma so I was at best buy and somhow got the manager to make a deal . Initially inteded on getting a 65inch the biggest but somhow ended up purchasing a 80inch Sharp Led TV . It was too big to fit in the truck so I have to have it delivered . Will post pics once I get it and installed , I dont know anyone personally with a TV that big to compare anything< anyone here have one or bigger would love to see pics >
, so well see once it gets here , going to cost me around $500 to get it installed over the fireplace mantle , the mount for it was couple hundred bucks .. still need some type of surround sound
 

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Funny I was just looking at these at Best Buy tonight. I saw they had 2 sharps. One a 120hz and the other was the 240hz 3d. The first one was 3k and the other I believe 4k. What did you pick yours up for if you dont mind me asking? I have a big wall and am thinking of doing an 80 as well.
 

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I ended up getting it clearenced at 2432 minus 100 bucks + tax and the 4 yr protection plan and the mount still came out to around 3 grand after said and done with . mine didnt have the 240hz 3d and they told me they couldnt get it in either cuz I kind of wanted that one . then after sitting I thought to my self I have yet to watch any 3d movies so do I really need a 3d tv lol
You also become a silver member or get that kind of status , which supposedly puts you in the top tier with geeksquad , on a 2500 or more purchase , they calibrate it for you and dunno really what else but the manager gave me some run down .
 

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the mount for it was couple hundred bucks
Best Buy is a total ripoff. Several years ago I made the same mistake you did. Do a quick search on amazon, you will find the identical mount for 1/5 the price.
 

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https://sharp.yourserviceplan.com/presentationlayer/home.aspx

Check this out. Supposedly you can get the same protection plan for like 200 bucks from what I was reading on the forums.

Check this thread out. Its towards the most relevant dates of posts. Lots of good info.

Official Sharp AQUOS LC-80LE844U Owners thread
I did check that out , but as per what my brother told me through his experience , the manufacture warrenty is supposedly like this , if your tv breaks and they come out and fix it , if it happens again they will try to fix it again , whereas with best buys warrenty , if they come out once to fix it , if it happens again they automatically replace the tv , and if just 3 pixels burn out they automatically replace the tv , and if they cant get you same one they give you the credit not what you paid but for the $5000 price it retails for so it seemed for couple hundred bucks more like a better deal . my model is the non 3d version and some people love it and others hate it on reviews Ive seen but I get a 60day unconditional return so well see how it pans out
 

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Best Buy is a total ripoff. Several years ago I made the same mistake you did. Do a quick search on amazon, you will find the identical mount for 1/5 the price.
actually after lookin on my receipt it seems they only charged me $100 for the mount and looking online I honestly cannot find it anywhere cheaper then that
 

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I recently had a large TV but the stand shattered and the TV fell over. The worst part was that the TV fell off during during Beatlejuice, as he was screaming :lol:
 

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I got the 60" led 240hz 3d and I love it! I wouldn't take a 80" with only 120hz...
 

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I got the 60" led 240hz 3d and I love it! I wouldn't take a 80" with only 120hz...
Well from what I have learned so far difference between 120 and 240 is only a software difference and not hardware and I'm not that big of a tech to probably even know the difference without someone showing me , and on sharp forums seems as though ppl turn off the 240 feature but I'm coming from a 50 inch 720p Samsung plasma last 4 yrs so I'm sure ill be able to live with this

Tv delivers Friday so well see worst case ill return if I'm not satisfied




I'm installing over the fireplace mantle , mantle measure 84 inches walls measures 94 and the tv is 83.? Inches so its gonna take up whole wall
 

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Sub'd for pics and your review of this thing. Def looking to upgrade from our 65" DLP next year when we get a new place.
 

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Amen to that --^

I laugh when people show me their $60 HDMI cable from Best Buy
 

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Well from what I have learned so far difference between 120 and 240 is only a software difference and not hardware and I'm not that big of a tech to probably even know the difference without someone showing me , and on sharp forums seems as though ppl turn off the 240 feature but I'm coming from a 50 inch 720p Samsung plasma last 4 yrs so I'm sure ill be able to live with this

Tv delivers Friday so well see worst case ill return if I'm not satisfied
Don't get sucked into the whole 120hz vs 240hz thing. You'll never notice the difference. A lot of HDTVs are 60hz and no one ever notices.

Looks like you've got a good spot for it and I'm sure you'll love it.
 

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Well from what I have learned so far difference between 120 and 240 is only a software difference and not hardware and I'm not that big of a tech to probably even know the difference without someone showing me , and on sharp forums seems as though ppl turn off the 240 feature but I'm coming from a 50 inch 720p Samsung plasma last 4 yrs so I'm sure ill be able to live with this

Tv delivers Friday so well see worst case ill return if I'm not satisfied




I'm installing over the fireplace mantle , mantle measure 84 inches walls measures 94 and the tv is 83.? Inches so its gonna take up whole wall


The size of the 80 inch is the size of the screen diagonally. So the width with frame should be around 73.3 inchs wide. Depending on the model you got.

So if the width of the wall is 94 and matel is 84 you should have plenty of room.

The width of the 90 inch sharp is around 81 inchs wide. But iirc. When you go to the 90 inch the thickness of the screen was around 5 inches. Not to mention the price is quite a bit more in comparison.

Dwayn
 

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how high is that fireplace and what is the distance of your viewing position
 
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