Summary: For the longest time, I have been all caught up with brands, such as LG, Samsungs, and Sony. Of course, I have owned an LG and a Samsung. However, last week, I went to Best Buy for a pre-Black Friday sale. I had an intention of getting a 39-inch 1080p 60hz Insignia for one-hundred and sixty-nine bucks. However, they were sold out. I then saw a 39-inch Sharp Aquos for only three-hundred bucks.
Summary: I purchased this TV about 5 days ago, as an upgrade from my old 480i TV. so far, i love it. it has excellent picture quality (although the only other TV i have to compare it to is a LG 50 inch 720p plasma) and the sound quality (and speakers) are okay. not the best speakers in the world, but they'll do if you don't have any good external speakers. my only complaint is that it's only 60hz, which means it gets some motion blur sometimes. but it's nothing major.
Summary: I bought this TV for my bedroom so i can hook up my PS3, Laptop, and Comcast box. The picture quality is pretty darn good right out of the box, but with a little more calibration it can be even more better. I use an external speakers right away because i have heard the speakers on this TV is a little tiny. PS3 looked very good on this, this TV is 60hz and i played a lot of games on it already and i did not notice any ghosting like one of the reviewers mentions here.
Summary: I am very happy with the picture quality. The only thing I am bit disappointed in is the sound quality, but I think I am spoiled by the 46" Sharp Aquos I have which has much bigger speakers. I could easily improve the sound by adding some external speakers, but it's not necessary.
Summary: To be honest, there's a lot to like about this television. The contrast options are really nice, the menu functionality is incredibly simple and the sharpness and depth of the picture is better than I'd expected for one in this price range. Also, despite some complaints I'd read, I think the native sound options are perfectly fine.
Not as enthusiastic as previous reviewer but not returning it
18 April 2013
Summary: First of all I would like to thank the previous reviewer for the detailed report. However, I am not as impressed with the picture and it is probably just a matter of preference. Pro: Cheap $315 at Buy Dig (but amazon wouldn't price match since it was their ebay store) Size: 39 inch USB: music, picture, and video (it plays any video i can throw at it .avi, .wmv, .mp4) excellent 3 HDMI It works cons: skin tones weak even after alot of trial and error adjustment viewing...