Summary: We bought this Sharp Aquos model LE820UN and the picture is excellent. None of these negatives apply to Amazon. However, we were told it was good in bright rooms (we have a big picture window) but it is VERY reflective, not a matte screen as we were told. The menu is difficult as I see in other reviews. The "on" light is white on a silver background; you can barely see it in daylight so you can't tell it's warming up or off.
Summary: On the plus side, the picture quality is remarkable, and the remote is more intuitively designed than most of the others I have. On the down side, the ports on the back for connections (HDMI, optical, ethernet, co-axial, et al) are way too close to the edge, meaning the cables turning radius allows them to stick out past the edge, so you see all these loops of cable off the left edge.
Summary: This TV is Netflix ready so it was pretty easy for me to start watching my Netflix movies on it, without any hassles. All I had to do was plug the internet cable on it and I was set within less than five minutes. Now I can watch Netflix on all my computers and on my large screen TV. Another great feature of this T.V. is that it is Internet ready;so I can also see Picasa, Microsoft Network and CNN news on it. In fact this T.V.
Summary: The setup is painful. The manual is poorly written and incomplete. The setup menus are cryptic and not user friendly. And after all of that, the picture isn't all that great. Considering the raves about Aquos, frankly, I don't see it. Against my better judgement, I strayed from decades long satisfaction with Sony products and I got screwed by going with Sharp.
Summary: After my two year old samsung LN40A630 front panel went out, I purchased this sharp tv. I researched many different makes and models before deciding to go with sharp. I have been very pleased so far. The picture quality blows away anything I've seen from samsung, sony, or any other major brand. The picture just pops with clarity and detail. I was pleased with the factory settings for the most part but you have many options to adjust the settings for your preference.
Summary: I don't leave reviews for items unless they have a real impact on me and this TV sure has done so. I bought it to replace an older 32" LCD TV and have been absolutely amazed by the quality of the image (color, brightness, blur free motion) that this Quattron HDTV delivers. The 40" screen is much larger than my old 32" but yet the TV overall is not much larger.
Summary: I bought this as a warranty replacement for a 3 year old 42" DLP TV. I own 2 other LCD 32" sets and 2 LCD computer monitors so this is not my first LCD screen, BUT it is by far the best I have ever veiwed. The local stores did not carry this set so I had to rely on pro reviews and customer reviews before ordering the set. People did not lie, it is a great TV. The black is as dark as I have ever seen and the white contrast is so bright I almost need sunglasses.
Summary: I went shopping for a telelvision with nothing in mind except finding the best picture I could find in a 40" LED television. This won hands down. Yellow Pixel or not! Now that I have it at home, it makes my blu-ray's come to life and my Wii looks equally great. I do not use the speakers, as I run the sound through my Home Theater. The addition of the glass pane over the screen is great for over-zealous gamers or those with little kids in the house.
Summary: This tv is simply great, I have 3 high end LED tvs at home (Samsung, Sony and Sharp), side by side you can tell this out performs in ways you can actually notice. It lives up to the hype in the commericals, just make sure you are using HD components with the TV. Next purchase will be the 60" Sharp Quattron 3D TV, nothing else is worth my time. The price on Amazon is unreal, trust me I know, I get everything at cost at the big box retailers.