Thursday, February 15, 2007


If you have a Costco near you, you'll be pleased to find that this 46" LCD is down to $2299. The Sharp Aquos have some of the best blacks of all the LCD's. The upcoming D92U series was arguably, the best picture of all flat panels at CES 2007. This series had overall good performance, but let down by major "banding" issues. I'll be writing a post next week on what banding is. Bottom line, take a look at it online, but go see it in-store first to make your decision. Also remember, in-store, the signal is split several times over all the displays and they are rarely calibrated. Thus, what you'e seeing is not a true representation of its capabilities.

Cost-co love to give their own model numbers. I could be wrong, but I believe this is a LC-46D62U, rebadged.

Update: This has been confirmed that the LC-60C46U and the LC-46D62U are the same set. The differences are the aesthetics and the lower speaker facia. Costco have been doing similar aesthetic changes with Pioneer plasmas over the past couple years and occasionally omitting certain features. Models would look different and have different model numbers (unique to Costco) but the panels would be the same. The Amazon HD store is selling the 46D62U for less!!! Check it out here


Anonymous said...

Can you tell me how it was confirmed that the 2 models are in fact the same? What is the source of your info? Do you have a link?

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me where you got the info that the 2 models are in fact the same? What is the source of your info? Do you have a link?

TriniMan said...

First of all, thanks for the comment. As with any research, you should contact the manufacturer directly. Call 1-800-BE-SHARP (237-4277) and also visit:,2309,,00.html

and compare the manuals. I emailed, called and compared manuals. No response by email, and got 3 "yes'" and 1 "no" from their customer service after calling 4 times (read the article on the left about customer service for more of an explanation on the inconsitent responses). I also have high profile contacts from major distributors and retailers who did some background work for me, (one of the benefits of being an executive at a Fortune 100 company) I don't do things by halves! Hope this eases your mind.

Either way, if the technical specs aren't helping,forget them and do the comparison yourself based on how things look to you. Then go with the one purchase that makes you most comfortable.

DHF said...

So what is the color bit depth on this new Sharp model (either LC-60C46U or LC-46D62U)? I looked at the Sharp web site, but I couldn't find it.