Summary: I was persuaded to buy this set instead of the new Samsung 52" by a very knowledgeable sales-person who pointed out this technology (4ms response time, 5 stage backlight) really set the standard for LCD technology. I suspect he was right, but once in my living room, these were difficult to notice.
Summary: I bought this TV on Jan. 22nd 2009 for, I believe, a very good price ($1600) The picture on this Sharp looks watery; one could see the pixels moving and not the actual object. It's hard to explain but I'm not that happy about my new TV.
Had the potential of being the best, but manufacturing defects a huge issue
Armen Sarkisian, Amazon
6 January 2008
Summary: This set has a lot going for it. Great picture and nice ergonomics with decent speakers. But one serious flaw remains. BANDING! This is my third set from Sharp after the last two were replaced. Each set had a different degree of banding than the rest.