Hi, I heard from some post on this forum that you were a Sharp certified technician. I am currently using a 360 over components on my LC32D64U (it's an old xbox 360, doesn't have anything but components). This unit was given to me as a replacement for a D62 that failed(vertical line gone black) this summer. Since I'm a casual gamer, I did not notice the problem until now:Sometimes the screen goes black for a second or two, sound still working. This happens more frequently in action scenes, and ONLY over components on the 360. I hear it is a sync problem of some sort specific with the components on the aquos set. I have the S0804171 firmware installed (more recent that the last one available on the sharp website). Do you know of any more recent firmware I could apply that might resolve this problem? If there is, I might consider buying Sharp again...
Any help you can provide would be GREATLY apreciated!
I had the same issue on this set and downgraded to S0801101 and problem solved. Before I did that I called tech support and they had never heard of the issue. I say BS... it's all over the internet. Kind of sucks to have to downgrade to fix the issue. I will say though that it still does it once in a great while on 1080i connected to my TWC HD cable box. I just changed to HDMI for that and all is good.
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You could open up the TV and look for signs of burnt components then try to replace the components or try to find a replacement for the entire affected board on ebay or something. If you can find out what the problem is maybe the service person will lower there price. $600 does seem very steap, it should be something closer to $60 an hour with maybe the first $60 as an estimate.
You have a few options actually. depending on which 360 you have you have at least 3 ways to connect; 4 if you have CDMI cable output on Elite 360. you only need to pick one though. easiest is the plug with one yellow and a red and white. the yellow is the video and the red and white are the left and right audio. You can use the red green blue plugs choice if your tv has that input. in that case the red green blue are the video and you use the other paired red white for audio. You can use the S video connection (the round one that looks like a mouse plug) for video. You can use the HDMI (flat, looks like giant USB slot) for really high quality video.
So, basically just use whatever cable you happen to have. If you still have questions, please ask as we will definitely get you hooked up for sure:)
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I was able to successfully update my Sharp's firmware by using a USB drive that was:1) formatted in (fat, not fat32)2) had only the one update file (.uvp) and3) a small USB drive (4gb - other posts said 2gb or less)
Downloaded the updated firmware from the sharp website to a usb drive. Placed the drive in the TV and went to the update software option on the TV menu. Since the update, I no longer get the black-outs on the screen. I also put the resolution on the 360 back up to 1080p and it works great, even through the component cables.
I have an LC42D64U with firmware U0709111. This is an 11 month old unit. It was working fine until I lost power one day, then I couldn't get any sound. It always showed up as Audio: mono. I tried every setting and nothing (although XBOX via HDMI still played though the onboard audio, so I knew it wasn't a HW issue).
After searching around for a method to change the mono/stereo I resorted to the Fred Flintstone's fix and simply pulled the plug on it. Immediately after turning it back on it worked.
Talked with Sharp, it's a issue with hdmi and optical out, best fix for it that I'm currently using is a 3-way toslink splitter, cost a little of nothing and work perfectly, you just turn the dial to the signal you want to play off of. Clicky