Summary: I bought this Sharp 3 days ago. The TV is plug in to a coaxial cable via a charter TV. The picture is bright and comparable to a SONY 120 hertz. A Tad cleaner and better but a TAD less color than a SONY. I have both so I did a comparison. The Sharp sound is really a dissapointment. I have the TV at 60 volume level and still the sound is soft.(max is at 60 too) Plug it to a Blue ray player and the sound is still nochalant.
Summary: Great color and simple remote features. The sound volume is disappointing. Even after contacting Sharp, they stated that the sound is disappointing. Might have it work off my stereo speakers...
Summary: I have an older 50" samsung (4 years old) that outperforms this 40" Sharp LCD. Unlike the name implies, the picture is not really very sharpe. However, at $549 for a 40" Sharp LCD/1080p/120hz, the price justifies the negatives. Fortunately, it is used in a dark corner of my bedroom (not my main tv); thus, it is sufficient for years to follow.
Summary: 1. No manual for this tv. It's really needed. 2. The audio is too weak. It is set to deliver sound toward the back (wall) of the set so you must increse the level to hear properly. 3. The remote control is not intuitive. You either experiment and learn the hard way or call SHARP. 4. There is no way to know if you are watching 1080 or 720. The only way of knowing is to buy a BLU RAY player with a really good disc and play it back into the TV. 5.