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Sharp Aquos or Panasonic Viera

Both are LCD 37 1080p, I need this specific size to fit in bedroom hutch, they have about the same features, comments?

the Panasonic http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-e...00000000005702

the Aquos http://www.sharpusa.com/products/Mod...8,1835,00.html
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Both are LCD 37 1080p, I need this specific size to fit in bedroom hutch, they have about the same features, comments?

the Panasonic http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-e...00000000005702

the Aquos http://www.sharpusa.com/products/Mod...8,1835,00.html
I'm sure they are both nice. I can only speak for the Aquos and say that all the one's I've installed are super nice.

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Sharp. I've always liked their flat panel TV's. They are good quality.
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Panasonic plasma's will have a much better picture than any Sharp lcd. You can sit in any store and compare the two and it's night and day as far as black levels and picture quality. I myself just bought the Panasonic TH-50PZ85U and love it. I at first was dead set on getting a 52 inch xbr6 but I was getting a pretty good deal with my employee accommodation. While looking at lcd's I pretty much only was looking at the sony xbr's and the samsung's because overall they are the best in picture quality and black levels when it comes to lcd at least. All the Sharp lcd's even the "high end" 65 inch special edition series looks like poop with a washed out picture. Go to a store and just do some visual research, your eyes are a much better judge than anyone else.
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Panasonic plasma's will have a much better picture than any Sharp lcd. Go to a store and just do some visual research, your eyes are a much better judge than anyone else.

Once you get done reading that, remember the popular saying of "opinions may vary."

Especially when you're dealing with store feeds.
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Which is why we have blu-ray's hooked up to many of our displays, so you can see an actual hd image on different models, so yes opinions may vary but by comparison Sharp is a cheaply constructed lcd and it shows.
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And yes the pioneer kuro would obviously be the best choice but not everyone has the money to afford it. And if you aren't wanting to spend a ton of money for a tv at least try to get the most for what you are spending. As an example:a 52 inch sharp for a cheap price sounds good but for probably the same price you would get a 46 inch Sony with a considerably better picture and build quality.
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Personally I would get the panasonic.




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Panasonic plasma's .....

Both TV's are LCD.




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Which is why we have blu-ray's hooked up to many of our displays, so you can see an actual hd image on different models, so yes opinions may vary but by comparison Sharp is a cheaply constructed lcd and it shows.
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I've heard good things about the AQUOS LCD's... But the Panasonic is listed in Consumer Reports as one of the best rated 37-in LCD units they've tested. Panasonic also shows to have the best reliability record of all brands they've tested overall, although Sharp and Sony are right behind them.

The Sharp unit shows as 'Not Tested'... I dunno if it's a new model or what, but it sounds to me like you can't lose on the Panasonic. CR also shows the Sharp's MSRP as about $250 more.

Here's what 'CR' says:

CR's Take
This 37-inch 1080p model from Panasonic is a top-notch set with excellent picture quality across the board, plus one of the widest viewing angles we've seen from an LCD. Although its black levels weren't ideal, its very impressive overall image quality still earned it an excellent rating.

Highs
Excellent picture quality across the board, with very good detail and color accuracy. Contrast was good, though not the best we've seen. The viewing angle was among the best we've seen from an LCD, so there was no change in the picture's appearance from anywhere in the room. Excellent reproduction of scenes with subtly shaded light-to-dark areas. Film-mode operation effectively eliminates most jagged edges--"jaggies"-- on movie content.

Lows
Black levels were generally only fair; as a result, black areas of the image were overly bright, making darker scenes look unnaturally illuminated and lacking in contrast. Lacks separate RGB-level adjustments. TV lacks menu button; onscreen menu can only be accessed via the remote control -- if you lose the remote you can't adjust the TV.



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I'd say you couldnt go wrong with either...which ever one you end up getting you will probably be glad that was the one you got, so i would say get which ever one you can get teh best deal on...
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Well I picked up the Sharp, it lasted about a week. The speakers sounded if they were blown out
The picture was great, the lighted remote was a plus, but I took it back last night and after an hour and a half I was on my way home with the Panasonic. Better picture and more user friendly. It also has the SD card reader so it makes for viewing pictures off of my Canon a plus, the remotes not lighted but its buttons are better placed. I like it a lot better than the Sharp so far, it also has pre-set Video settings that makes it easier when going from Blu-Ray to HD live TV, etc.
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