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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 4:37:10 PM

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I was really interested in the Sharp Aquos LC-32G4U mainly because it
has an entirely detached box that you can plug all your cables into. I
guess it's been discontinued and is hard to find. Does anyone know of
any other tv's with this facility?

Here is a link that might help you understand what I mean:

http://www.sharpusa.com/products/ModelLanding/0,1058,13...

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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 7:30:33 PM

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Thanks, I just found some of the Pioneer's have them. It seems a no
brainer to me, I'm hanging the the thing on the wall, I can't even
imagine what I would do if I wanted to change an input, or some other
cable issue.

Maybe I should just search high and low for an Aqous and bite the
bullet...
Anonymous
February 8, 2005 9:10:55 PM

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jrmwillis@gmail.com wrote:
> I was really interested in the Sharp Aquos LC-32G4U mainly because it
> has an entirely detached box that you can plug all your cables into. I
> guess it's been discontinued and is hard to find. Does anyone know of
> any other tv's with this facility?
>
> Here is a link that might help you understand what I mean:
>
> http://www.sharpusa.com/products/ModelLanding/0,1058,13...

The Sharp Aquos models with the separate AV box nominally have "GX" in
the model designation. However, Sharp USA had a lot of trouble getting
the separate AV boxes the same time as the displays as they were from
either a subcontractor or another manufacturing facility (forget that
part of the details). Cheaper to integrate the whole thing at the
factory. Also the separate AV boxes apparently were not all that popular
at the retail end. As it is, as I understand it, Sharp is phasing out
separate AV boxes for the Aquos line. That might change for the 57"
model, due out late this year as the serious HT crowd often want stand
alone AV media boxes for easier cabling.

In plasmas, the Pioneer consumer models have separate AV or media
boxes. Also, the high end Panasonic Onyxs plasmas as well.

Alan F
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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 9:10:56 PM

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Some Philips models also have a separate box, but I think they are also
older models.

Another alternative is an A/V receiver that upconverts all inputs to
component, there are good choices starting around $500 (I don't know of any
that do HDMI). I have a Yamaha HTR-5790 which works great ($550 on the
web).

This type of config has good usability - just select the correct input on
the AVR and always use the AVR for sound - no need to switch inputs on the
TV and on the AVR. It also deals well with cable clutter. With a decent
remote (I love the Harmony, but there are plenty of alternatives) wife
acceptance factor is off the scale.
"Alan Figgatt" <afiggatt@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> jrmwillis@gmail.com wrote:
>> I was really interested in the Sharp Aquos LC-32G4U mainly because it
>> has an entirely detached box that you can plug all your cables into. I
>> guess it's been discontinued and is hard to find. Does anyone know of
>> any other tv's with this facility?
>>
>> Here is a link that might help you understand what I mean:
>>
>> http://www.sharpusa.com/products/ModelLanding/0,1058,13...
>
> The Sharp Aquos models with the separate AV box nominally have "GX" in
> the model designation. However, Sharp USA had a lot of trouble getting the
> separate AV boxes the same time as the displays as they were from either a
> subcontractor or another manufacturing facility (forget that part of the
> details). Cheaper to integrate the whole thing at the factory. Also the
> separate AV boxes apparently were not all that popular at the retail end.
> As it is, as I understand it, Sharp is phasing out separate AV boxes for
> the Aquos line. That might change for the 57" model, due out late this
> year as the serious HT crowd often want stand alone AV media boxes for
> easier cabling.
>
> In plasmas, the Pioneer consumer models have separate AV or media boxes.
> Also, the high end Panasonic Onyxs plasmas as well.
>
> Alan F
Anonymous
February 8, 2005 10:43:35 PM

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On 8 Feb 2005 16:30:33 -0800, jrmwillis@gmail.com wrote:

>Thanks, I just found some of the Pioneer's have them. It seems a no
>brainer to me, I'm hanging the the thing on the wall, I can't even
>imagine what I would do if I wanted to change an input, or some other
>cable issue.
>
>Maybe I should just search high and low for an Aqous and bite the
>bullet...

Well, I mounted my plasma on the wall and simply ran all the possible
cables at one time, even though I will probably not ever use them all.

Kal
Anonymous
February 9, 2005 8:55:36 AM

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I've got the Yamaha 5790 also - Great receiver.

Jim

"Fred Bloggs" <SPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Some Philips models also have a separate box, but I think they are also
> older models.
>
> Another alternative is an A/V receiver that upconverts all inputs to
> component, there are good choices starting around $500 (I don't know of
> any that do HDMI). I have a Yamaha HTR-5790 which works great ($550 on
> the web).
>
> This type of config has good usability - just select the correct input on
> the AVR and always use the AVR for sound - no need to switch inputs on the
> TV and on the AVR. It also deals well with cable clutter. With a decent
> remote (I love the Harmony, but there are plenty of alternatives) wife
> acceptance factor is off the scale.
> "Alan Figgatt" <afiggatt@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:BfidnXUKXtes2pTfRVn-pA@comcast.com...
>> jrmwillis@gmail.com wrote:
>>> I was really interested in the Sharp Aquos LC-32G4U mainly because it
>>> has an entirely detached box that you can plug all your cables into. I
>>> guess it's been discontinued and is hard to find. Does anyone know of
>>> any other tv's with this facility?
>>>
>>> Here is a link that might help you understand what I mean:
>>>
>>> http://www.sharpusa.com/products/ModelLanding/0,1058,13...
>>
>> The Sharp Aquos models with the separate AV box nominally have "GX" in
>> the model designation. However, Sharp USA had a lot of trouble getting
>> the separate AV boxes the same time as the displays as they were from
>> either a subcontractor or another manufacturing facility (forget that
>> part of the details). Cheaper to integrate the whole thing at the
>> factory. Also the separate AV boxes apparently were not all that popular
>> at the retail end. As it is, as I understand it, Sharp is phasing out
>> separate AV boxes for the Aquos line. That might change for the 57"
>> model, due out late this year as the serious HT crowd often want stand
>> alone AV media boxes for easier cabling.
>>
>> In plasmas, the Pioneer consumer models have separate AV or media boxes.
>> Also, the high end Panasonic Onyxs plasmas as well.
>>
>> Alan F
>
>
Anonymous
February 9, 2005 11:28:53 AM

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That's a pretty smart idea, that didn't even occur to me. That would
open my options, although Aquos sets do seem to be pretty nice.
February 12, 2005 8:20:50 AM

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"Alan Figgatt" <afiggatt@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> jrmwillis@gmail.com wrote:
>> I was really interested in the Sharp Aquos LC-32G4U mainly because it
>> has an entirely detached box that you can plug all your cables into. I
>> guess it's been discontinued and is hard to find. Does anyone know of
>> any other tv's with this facility?
>>
>> Here is a link that might help you understand what I mean:
>>
>> http://www.sharpusa.com/products/ModelLanding/0,1058,13...
>
> The Sharp Aquos models with the separate AV box nominally have "GX" in
> the model designation. However, Sharp USA had a lot of trouble getting the
> separate AV boxes the same time as the displays as they were from either a
> subcontractor or another manufacturing facility (forget that part of the
> details). Cheaper to integrate the whole thing at the factory. Also the
> separate AV boxes apparently were not all that popular at the retail end.
> As it is, as I understand it, Sharp is phasing out separate AV boxes for
> the Aquos line. That might change for the 57" model, due out late this
> year as the serious HT crowd often want stand alone AV media boxes for
> easier cabling.
>
> In plasmas, the Pioneer consumer models have separate AV or media boxes.
> Also, the high end Panasonic Onyxs plasmas as well.
>
> Alan F
I just got my Sharp LC37G4U the seperate box is nice. Keeps the wall mount
looking clean. I'm really suprised to learn that Sharp is going to D/C the
seperate A/V box. That was the main selling point of this set.
!