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jmvotto
10-08-2013, 11:03 PM
In the new house finally got around to mounting the 46 inch LCD sharp tv to the wall in the basement.

Worked fine on the credenza , when finally hung, turn on power and only blue screen, can't get to menu, change inputs, volume etc. only power on/off.

It is 6 yrs old, did it just die? Ugh!!

zabooda
10-08-2013, 11:32 PM
One way is to do an internet search. I found if a problem is common, you will have more information to work with than you need. If there is no information then your situation is unique and your system is probably toast. But I think you are in luck as others appear to have gone through the same trouble. Try this one as there appears to be a reset. Just don't push the red button.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5242884_troubleshoot-sharp-aquos.html

jmvotto
10-08-2013, 11:42 PM
Z, not sure I see where the hard reset is. I can't get to any menu items. Just power on/off. Did not see little red button instructions to avoid.

sandm
10-09-2013, 09:12 AM
and here I thought this was going to be another 3page thread on deciding to buy a 27" lcd tv :) :)

looks like the perfect time to contact new guy and get advice on adding a 100" projection....

jmvotto
10-09-2013, 10:27 AM
and here I thought this was going to be another 3page thread on deciding to buy a 27" lcd tv :) :)

looks like the perfect time to contact new guy and get advice on adding a 100" projection....

Yeah I thought about that too when I posted, I chuckeled....

kids would love it, but basement is already finished and I don't have the room for one, just pissed this thing worked fine until I hung it on the wall....

bergermaister
10-09-2013, 01:25 PM
Put it back on the credenza?

KG's Supra24
10-09-2013, 01:37 PM
^ That's gotta do it. Only logical explanation here.

kaneboats
10-09-2013, 02:37 PM
It's probably aliens. I have a tin foil hat I wear to keep their signals from interfering with my thoughts.

EricU
10-09-2013, 03:18 PM
and here I thought this was going to be another 3page thread on deciding to buy a 27" lcd tv :) :)

looks like the perfect time to contact new guy and get advice on adding a 100" projection....

I gotta agree, except change it to a 135" 2:35 wide drop down screen and don't forget to add (2) 12" or 15" subs, then ceiling hang a JVC projector! then put your chairs about 10 to 12 feet away.

See, even home theaters can have a "Zipper Effect"!!


Did you get that 46" TV working?

jmvotto
10-09-2013, 11:11 PM
Did you get that 46" TV working?


Nope, gonna throw a 37 inch up I had laying around temporarily and take bergs advice on back to the credenza, should fix the problem.....:confused:

jmvotto
10-10-2013, 04:24 PM
Fixed it bought a new 42 inch smart 3d tv.... local guy will fix old one (hopefully) and relocate it to lake house...to replace a 32 inch Toshiba tube from 1991. Works great anyone need a boat anchor?... LOL

bergermaister
10-10-2013, 05:19 PM
Had a big Sony like that - somewhere in the 350lb range. Thought I'd have to pay someone to take it from me.
Ended up getting $50 for it on CL from some dude who was a game developer.

loudsubz
10-10-2013, 10:30 PM
with the price of TV's these days, all you get is a 42"?

jmvotto
10-10-2013, 10:59 PM
with the price of TV's these days, all you get is a 42"?

Yeah , new house, 46 that died looks out of place over the mantle and fire place, so 42 will be proportional in that space.

Minimalist tv surfing!

Price was not the issue, but try pricing. 70 inch 3d smart led tv..

sandm
10-11-2013, 08:33 AM
Minimalist tv surfing!



now that made me chuckle this morning..


the problem isn't that the 46 looked out of place, it's that the fireplace and mantle needed to be enlarged to showcase a 55 :p

nice winter project..

rdlangston13
10-11-2013, 09:04 AM
Since we are on the topic of TVs I need a replacement for my 55" Sony DLP in the living room. Great TV, just doesn't look right in the new house. I am thinking 70" LED hung on the wall (even had the house prewired for it) but here is my question, is there a real noticeable difference going from 120hrz to 240hrz? I don't care about 3D since I do not plan on wearing glasses while I watch TV and you don't miss what you never had.

jmvotto
10-11-2013, 10:14 AM
good read, I really don't know but the last sentence says it all " from 60 to 120 hrz, bigg difference, from 120 to 240 not so much.


http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57524894-221/what-is-refresh-rate/

maxpower220
10-11-2013, 03:09 PM
Your eyes can't tell a difference above 120hz. With a 60, you can see blurring.

For you, just get the Sony 4K TV.

parrothd
10-11-2013, 10:06 PM
http://m.cnet.com/reviews/panasonic-tc-p65st60/35566956

I just upgraded from a 62 dlp to a new plasma, the difference is amazing.. watch out for the glare, that's a big issue with the plasmas and leds, I slipped the 3d..



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EricU
10-12-2013, 12:09 AM
...I am thinking 70" LED hung on the wall...but here is my question, is there a real noticeable difference going from 120hrz to 240hrz? I don't care about 3D since I do not plan on wearing glasses while I watch TV and you don't miss what you never had.

If you don't care about 3D (neither do I) get the 120hz. I was always a Sony guy, until about two years ago when I needed to replace a 32" Sony in my MBR because the room is huge (and I am old, dying, blind etc). I was in a store looking at the 55" Sony and the 60" Sharp (120hz). The Sharp was on sale and the store has a 30 day trade it in if you don't like it policy, so I loaded up the 60" Sharp and LOVE it still, it has an awesome picture and I watch movies, sports and regular make you stupid programs on it. I don't miss 3D at all as I also have a home theatre with a 135" wide 2.35 screen that I can run 3D and I never do.

The 60" tvs are now available for sub $1k and the 70s aren't too far behind. I say get the 70, skip the extended warranty and make the shop deliver it (most will so you don't screw it up in the back of the truck). If it breaks in five years, throw it in trash and buy a 90" by then!

parrothd
10-12-2013, 12:21 AM
Amazon prime!

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rdlangston13
10-12-2013, 12:58 AM
If you don't care about 3D (neither do I) get the 120hz. I was always a Sony guy, until about two years ago when I needed to replace a 32" Sony in my MBR because the room is huge (and I am old, dying, blind etc). I was in a store looking at the 55" Sony and the 60" Sharp (120hz). The Sharp was on sale and the store has a 30 day trade it in if you don't like it policy, so I loaded up the 60" Sharp and LOVE it still, it has an awesome picture and I watch movies, sports and regular make you stupid programs on it. I don't miss 3D at all as I also have a home theatre with a 135" wide 2.35 screen that I can run 3D and I never do.

The 60" tvs are now available for sub $1k and the 70s aren't too far behind. I say get the 70, skip the extended warranty and make the shop deliver it (most will so you don't screw it up in the back of the truck). If it breaks in five years, throw it in trash and buy a 90" by then!

Kind of the routs I was feeling.


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jmvotto
10-12-2013, 04:38 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/13/9emazevu.jpg

42 too small I know. You guys were right

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/13/nusupeje.jpg

Exchanged for the 47. Probably could have gotten away with 50 but did not want to press my luck

parrothd
10-12-2013, 07:25 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/13/ysutymab.jpg. :)

$1300, free shipping..

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Woody929
10-13-2013, 02:32 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/13/ysutymab.jpg. :)

$1300, free shipping..

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Lotion, Kleenex and blue balls???

sandm
10-13-2013, 06:27 AM
and candles to set the mood ;)

parrothd
10-13-2013, 10:53 AM
And sports center!

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zabooda
10-13-2013, 05:07 PM
da-da-DAH ... da-da-DAH

cornrickey
10-13-2013, 10:22 PM
Amazon Warehouse. I bought the $40 insurance since the TV is was a open box purchase. It arrived in all original packaging and everything. With 2 months left on the insurance I had a power surge that knocked out the TV and receiver. TV was fixed for free, receiver cost me 4 bills. After that I installed a whole house surge protector and also outlet protectors for all of the good stuff.

I have 58" Samsung 3d plasma. I love the color, functions and internet connect ability. I like the 3d aspect but I always have to replace the batteries in the glasses when we go to use them.

I don't know how you can stand looking up at the ceiling to watch TV thought. I think I would build a mechanism that would allow you to slide it down in front of the fireplace when you want to use it.

sandm
10-14-2013, 06:27 AM
^ agree with the looking up comment although maybe his brother is a chiropractor and offers free neck adjustments on weekends of heavy tv watching :)

new house I moved into has a big area for the tv over the fireplace. old owners had the tv there. I couldn't stand looking up and it went on a stand much lower to the ground. don't quite know what to do with the space now. got a big giraffe in there now but someday the vision will come to me :)

EricU
10-14-2013, 11:49 AM
...don't quite know what to do with the space now. got a big giraffe in there now but someday the vision will come to me :)

Maybe a large oil painting of me with a tiger on a gold leash...

Just an idea!

bergermaister
10-14-2013, 02:17 PM
don't quite know what to do with the space now. got a big giraffe in there now but someday the vision will come to me :)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61gHTIfckeL._SL1000_.jpg

sandm
10-14-2013, 02:35 PM
ok, new thread coming for the moomba bretheren to decorate my living room :)

jmvotto
10-14-2013, 09:08 PM
^ agree with the looking up comment although maybe his brother is a chiropractor and offers free neck adjustments on weekends of heavy tv watching :)

new house I moved into has a big area for the tv over the fireplace. old owners had the tv there. I couldn't stand looking up and it went on a stand much lower to the ground. don't quite know what to do with the space now. got a big giraffe in there now but someday the vision will come to me :)


Low profile movable sectional provides a great view angle, plus if I really want to I can angle the tv. Fits the space great.

Although I could take it down and replace it with the Kramer .... Wife would not be happy....

EricU
10-14-2013, 11:21 PM
ok, new thread coming for the moomba bretheren to decorate my living room :)

Come on now! You know quite well there is no need for a new thread, on the Moomba forum we can go soooo off base from the OP's post.

Besides, who can pass on an oil painting that includes a tiger with a gold leash?

sandm
10-15-2013, 08:43 AM
wonder if I could get away with a nude velvet? or possibly the old standby "dogs playing poker"??

problem is the wall has 3 angles so a pic is really out.

kaneboats
10-15-2013, 12:09 PM
When we moved in our house last year I put the 52" in the HUGE space over the fireplace. It looked like 22" computer monitor or something. Had the boss go out on black friday eve and get me a new 60". Unboxed it and threw it up in the hole and was sorely disappointed. It looked I was too cheap to get the right one. So I asked her to go to Sam's for the early morning sale and get me the 65". Looks so much better. Then I kept the 60" for the game party we had over the rivalry weekend. So I had a 52", a 60" and the 65" all side by side for the weekend long party. Returned the 60" on Monday (should have kept it for 29 days but I was afraid I'd like it too much).

Cigars n scotch
10-15-2013, 03:47 PM
I have a 47" Sharp Aquos that I wanted to mount above the new house fireplace but the mount that is up there from the previous owners uses a thicker screw to mount the bracket to the back of the tv than what my TV accepts. Need to do some googling! I don't have the model # of the mount on me or else I'd post it and see what the gurus think.

jmvotto
10-15-2013, 04:25 PM
I have a 46 " inch sharp I can let you know the size when I get home. my mounting hardware came with mutilptle bolts..

EricU
10-15-2013, 04:29 PM
I have a 47" Sharp Aquos that I wanted to mount above the new house fireplace but the mount that is up there from the previous owners uses a thicker screw to mount the bracket to the back of the tv than what my TV accepts. Need to do some googling! I don't have the model # of the mount on me or else I'd post it and see what the gurus think.

Just look up on the innerweb the specs for the model # of your TV. Look for the VESA mounting specs, should be something like 400x200 or 400x400 mm and the screws are standard metric screws, they should be either M5, M6 or M8. The length should be from 16mm to 30mm depending on which TV you have. A trip or two to your local hardware store should do it, a lot less than whenever I install new sprinklers!

KG's Supra24
10-15-2013, 04:44 PM
I think I bought a new mount ... $25 bucks to the door.

EricU
10-15-2013, 04:54 PM
I think I bought a new mount ... $25 bucks to the door.

For new wall mounts, check out Monoprice (http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_id=109&cp_id=10828) they are also the ONLY place to get HDMI or any other cable.

KG's Supra24
10-15-2013, 05:31 PM
For new wall mounts, check out Monoprice (http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_id=109&cp_id=10828) they are also the ONLY place to get HDMI or any other cable.

Yes, precisely. That's where all my mounts and cables came from.

Cigars n scotch
10-15-2013, 06:14 PM
Just look up on the innerweb the specs for the model # of your TV. Look for the VESA mounting specs, should be something like 400x200 or 400x400 mm and the screws are standard metric screws, they should be either M5, M6 or M8. The length should be from 16mm to 30mm depending on which TV you have. A trip or two to your local hardware store should do it, a lot less than whenever I install new sprinklers!

Found out they are M6 screws, previous owners didn't leave all the hardware. Called up Sanus Systems which is the company who built the mount and they were of help. Like you said, I can just pick up at any hardware store so that is what I am going to do right after work.

Should be mounted tonight!!!

jmvotto
10-15-2013, 10:48 PM
Found out they are M6 screws, previous owners didn't leave all the hardware. Called up Sanus Systems which is the company who built the mount and they were of help. Like you said, I can just pick up at any hardware store so that is what I am going to do right after work.

Should be mounted tonight!!!

Good deal...........

kaneboats
10-16-2013, 09:43 AM
Should be mounted tonight!!!

You can say that again. Wish I was back in college.

sandm
10-16-2013, 02:51 PM
You can say that again. Wish I was back in college.

did you hang a lot of tv's on the wall in college??

EricU
10-16-2013, 04:15 PM
did you hang a lot of tv's on the wall in college??

I bet it took a lot more work back then, working on those old style large and heavy ones, anyone can work on a skinny lightweight one, takes a real man to hang a hog!

(good to see another Moomba thread go South!)

Cigars n scotch
10-16-2013, 04:26 PM
Ah this is why I love this forum!!!

jmvotto
10-16-2013, 04:43 PM
I bet it took a lot more work back then, working on those old style large and heavy ones, anyone can work on a skinny lightweight one, takes a real man to hang a hog!

(good to see another Moomba thread go South!)

LMAOF.. made my afternoon! besides these idiots in Washington....

sandm
10-17-2013, 09:24 AM
those idiots in washington are the kings of hanging multiple tv's while getting their neighbors to pay for the mounting kits and not worrying about the old tube model at home :)

rdlangston13
10-18-2013, 03:24 PM
Mini price also sells 12 gauge 4 conductor wire, GREAT wire wiring tower speakers


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