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60" Sharp Aquos LC60E69U 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV EXPIRED

Discombobulated 15,648 101,558 November 19, 2012 at 11:01 PM in Tech & Electronics (7) More Sears Deals
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Promoted 11-20-2012 by iconian at 12:10 PM View Original Post
Sears has 60" Sharp Aquos LC60E69U 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV for $688 (price drops @ checkout) + free in-store pickup. Thanks discombobulated & boorex [discuss]

Specs:
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Response Time: 4ms
  • Contrast Ratio: 4,000,000;1
  • Inputs:
    • 3x HDMI
    • 2x RCA L/R Audio
    • 1x Composite
    • 1x Component
    • 1x PC
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Edited November 20, 2012 at 12:02 AM by Discombobulated
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Last Edited by moreace November 20, 2012 at 02:34 PM
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This thing uses 390 watts of power (many other sets use around 200 watts) . It contains a CCFL backlight that contains mercury (so properly recycle and don't take a sledge hammer to it with).

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#601
Quote from DealMayhem View Post :
This unit is 400 watts and per their specs it is $74 in electricity per year. If you choose LED one for $999 you break even in 4 years and then save after that in overall cost of ownership. LED ones are about 55 watts, so they use almost 1/8th electricity.
Granted, but unless we have someone who can hook a meter up to one, we have no idea of the real usage of this thing. One assumes the 400W is the max usage with full brightness, but the specs are so vague who knows. It could be max power usage spike on power on, and the average use with settings adjusted could be 250W. Hard to compare because the LED ones atleast give you an energy star average cost which is something to compare, but these other seem to disregard the exact average cost since it's not a selling point. The manual doesn't even seem to specify the power usage, so who knows.

For example, I see a review for a Sharp LC60E78UN which is spec'd at the same 390/400W on the vendor sites, but someone hooked up a meter and they read 175 watts with their settings. So I think people really are over reading a generic maximum spec number, whereas the LED ones are providing an accurate average usage with specifics like "83.46W" because it's been calculated as a selling point and people are using it for comparison. This TV has a generic power watt number because it's put on as an after thought, it probably just means the PSU on the unit is rated for up to 400W. It's like with a PC, your PSU says 750W or a video card spec will say 250W, but you run the system and it's drawing like 120W. Cause it's just a max number for you to judge components, not meant for real world energy calculations like the energy star tags are.
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Last edited by Heim November 21, 2012 at 10:10 AM.
#602
Quote from zdriver984 View Post :
LED is LCD just with a LED backlight instead of a CCFL tube. In fact my sharp with the X-gen panel and CCFL looks better than their latest Edge lit LED sets. When LED is FULL ARRAY backlit it can look better but those sets cost thousands. Edge lit LED is not preferred for a best picture quality when compared to a good CCFL tv, and edge lit LED is what is mostly selling as LED sets now. Stop giving advice when you dont know jack!

There no reason not to buy this and enjoy it for a few years, sell it and buy a FULL ARRAY LED set when they aren't $4,000. So what its not a smart TV, dont you have a smart wifi bluray player for $50 or PS3? There is your internet connectivity.
I'm pretty sure you mis-interpreted my intent. I bought this tv, set it up, calibrated it, and thoroughly enjoyed a movie and a game on it last night.

I'm not bashing the deal, I'm defending it.
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#603
It is pointless to hook-up a meter. We can go by the specs and the specs do say that this one is 400 watts and about $74/year in electricity. Yes you can say YMMV but appliances closely resemble their specs so 250 watts is unrealistic.

I did hook a meter to CFL and incandescent light bulbs and they do spend as much energy as they claim to spend. LED light bulbs are the future but still expensive.

Quote from lordewoks View Post :
I understand that LED > LCD, but by how much? Is it worth a $300 difference? LED for $999 vs LCD for $699?
Quote from Heim View Post :
Granted, but unless we have someone who can hook a meter up to one, we have no idea of the real usage of this thing. One assumes the 400W is the max usage with full brightness, but the specs are so vague who knows. It could be max power usage spike on power on, and the average use with settings adjusted could be 250W. Hard to compare because the LED ones atleast give you an energy star average cost which is something to compare, but these other seem to disregard the exact average cost since it's not a selling point. The manual doesn't even seem to specify the power usage, so who knows.
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Last edited by randian November 21, 2012 at 10:43 AM.
#605
Picked up this TV last evening from BB nearby. Substituting a 51" samsung TV with the 60" one. Initial thoughts were the color sucks, picture looks odd (watching dish network non HD channels). Then started adjusting the settings - warm, sharpness, color, brightness etc and am watching it as I post and it looks just fine. I have external speakers and a subwoofer hooked up, so internal audio is a non-issue. I wish it had a s-video port as I used the s-video with my samsung TV. any cheap S-video to HDMI converters out there? Satisfied with the purchase Smilie
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#606
Quote from DealMayhem View Post :
It is pointless to hook-up a meter. We can go by the specs and the specs do say that this one is 400 watts and about $74/year in electricity. Yes you can say YMMV but appliances closely resemble their specs so 250 watts is unrealistic.

I did hook a meter to CFL and incandescent light bulbs and they do spend as much energy as they claim to spend. LED light bulbs are the future but still expensive.

The power specs for the Sharp TVs are over exaggerated. I have the LC60E79U that Sharp rates at 390W. Hooked up a kill-a-watt and it uses less than 200W at standard backlight. At -9 backlight (movie viewing) it uses 165 W. Normally I have it set at -3 backlight and it is about 180W. 60" LED TVs reviews show calibrated sets at around 110 - 120W.

So this TV will probably run you about 60-70 W more than an equivalent LED TV.
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#607
Quote from bappy29 View Post :
Hi Nixer: mind telling us which Sears store are you returning the TV to, so that we don't end up buying the same defective TV? Thanks.
I bought it in BestBuy.

3915 W Airport Fwy
Irving Market Center
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#608
Going to try and pick up this tv today at Best Buy. Placed my order initially for store pick up, they sold it, bestbuy.com moved my store pick up to another lcoation, they sold all of theirs. 5 phone calls and 2 hours later (4 of which said they're completely sold out in my area), they change my store pick up to yet another location.

I doubt they actually have it. I will be discussing my experience and customer service issues with the store manager if they don't and will try to get them to give me a substitute 60" LCD/LED 120hz tv.
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Quote from cambo4585 View Post :
Going to try and pick up this tv today at Best Buy. Placed my order initially for store pick up, they sold it, bestbuy.com moved my store pick up to another lcoation, they sold all of theirs. 5 phone calls and 2 hours later (4 of which said they're completely sold out in my area), they change my store pick up to yet another location.

I doubt they actually have it. I will be discussing my experience and customer service issues with the store manager if they don't and will try to get them to give me a substitute 60" LCD/LED 120hz tv.
Good luck. Their customer service has been extremely shady about this deal. They tried to get me to cancel my order. But I just kept calling until I got my pickup transferred to another store.

Pick up the TV as soon as possible to ensure they don't sell it out from under you.
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#610
Oh they definitely tried to cancel my order. They also "tried" to get me to order a different tv for the same price, but at 42" and 50". I had none of it and just tried to escalate it to their manager/supervisor.
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#611
Just got a call from Best Buy saying that the "free delivery" originally promised isn't available with this TV, however they said they'll have Geek Squad deliver it from a local store. GS is supposed to be calling me within the next 24 hours to schedule. Hmm, we'll see.
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Quote from sonson123 View Post :
Picked up this TV last evening from BB nearby. Substituting a 51" samsung TV with the 60" one. Initial thoughts were the color sucks, picture looks odd (watching dish network non HD channels). Then started adjusting the settings - warm, sharpness, color, brightness etc and am watching it as I post and it looks just fine. I have external speakers and a subwoofer hooked up, so internal audio is a non-issue. I wish it had a s-video port as I used the s-video with my samsung TV. any cheap S-video to HDMI converters out there? Satisfied with the purchase Smilie
I believe S-video is analog, so you will probably need a S-video to composite cable, but not sure if that will work with just a $5 convertor cable unless the device supports the signal.. might want to research the specific device you are hooking up. If your device also has component output I would suggest using that.
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Last edited by Heim November 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM.
#613
fwiw just did some recon at my local walmart
they had 5 of these tvs on the top shelf above paper towels (along with about 20 other tv models)

think i am going to take mine back to bb too
don't need a tv as mine still works but is on its last leg
so hoping to score a better feature one like the vizio
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#614
love this deal! got one with pickup at my local BB, 1h later got e-mail that my tv is ready to pick up 15 min after that i got a phone call that my tv was sold and they would refund my $, i told them no thank you i would like to get the tv i paid for. another call in 20 min and they upgraded me to LC-60LE600U model which is stil 999.99 with free home delivery! great deal!
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Quote from metaloxide View Post :
The power specs for the Sharp TVs are over exaggerated. I have the LC60E79U that Sharp rates at 390W. Hooked up a kill-a-watt and it uses less than 200W at standard backlight. At -9 backlight (movie viewing) it uses 165 W. Normally I have it set at -3 backlight and it is about 180W. 60" LED TVs reviews show calibrated sets at around 110 - 120W.

So this TV will probably run you about 60-70 W more than an equivalent LED TV.

Ah, very useful info. Thanks. It probably is not a big deal to some people. I like the thinness of LED backlit panels. Plus the lower watts means a cooler tv. Nitpicks but its one of my criteria. 120hz, 1080p, LED backlit minimum.
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