Summary: Purchased what I believed to be a "new" SHARP Aquos LC52LE830U......after 11 months tried to get warranty repair and was informed by Sharp USA that the unit in question only had a 30 day warranty because it was a "refurb". - have filed a complaint with the Oregon BBB and I am in the process of drafting a complaint to the Oregon State Attorney Generals Office Div. of consumer fraud.
Summary: On it's 2 year anniversary, it developed a thin vertical blue line just off center on the screen. Searching the forums shows that it's happening to a bunch of different Sharp TVs even newer than mine. Some have said that the repair man says it's the panel and it's unfixable. $1200 bucks down the toilet.
Summary: I purchased this tv in December 2012. Delivery was fast but no set-up. I really like this tv. I do not use all of the features that the tv has offer but this far I have no complaints. The setup was very fast and simple. Highly recommed this tv. I was looking to purchase another one but the price is currently too high. When I purchased it I paid 1100.00 . It is now running at 1500.
Summary: We had a Sharp Aquos 52" model LC52D92U for 3 years...so we have experience with HD television. That TV was stolen last week, and because we were happy with the first Aquos, I bought this new model with Quattron technology. OMG! The picture on this TV is so brilliant it is like you are in the room! When you have it set to Dynamic (Fixed) mode, you can literally see the pores (and all other imperfections) on the actors faces (not always a good thing).
Summary: I LOVE this TV! The colors are unbelievable. The black is VERY black. I have it set up next to a smaller, 37" LED TV (Vizio) and the thing we noticed right away was the crispness of the black and especially, the white is very brilliant. The base swivels which was a bonus. The screen is semi-matte so there's no glare - this was one of the main reasons I even looked at this TV. I like the 52" size - the picture is very 3 dimensional compared to the smaller TV.
Summary: This 52" Sharp Quattron has an unbelievably detailed, realistic picture!! In an ALCS game this year, a pitch in the dirt showed individual pebbles and dirt flying...... WOW! Seeing individual hairs on talking head's hairdos isn't really pleasant, but the HDTV detail is there. Just be sure you have a $30 to $40 HDMI cable (coax just won't give you the picture you are looking for!) - it only took me a week to figure that out.
Summary: I purchased this TV in January because I saw it displayed at an electronics store and thought it had the best quality HD picture of any of the other TV'S I saw. When I received it and set it up I was very disappointed with the color quality and the sharpness. So, I started to try and adjust the colors myself. It was better but no where near the picture I expected. So I called Sharp technical support and explained my problems with them.
Summary: The Quattron 4-color system really expands the color spectrum, seemingly adding detail beyond HD, and the pic has a depth, almost like 3D, that I haven't seen on any other set. My wife, who usually yawns at technology, was very impressed too. Go see this one before you buy.
Summary: Noticed the Sharp 52" LCD - LED TV walking thru Sears - an amazing 2D picture that seems a little 3D. No interest in having to wear 3D glasses to watch TV. I am of the older generation and a sports fan. Replaced a 4 year old 50" Sony LCD projection TV in Great Room. Have tried a Samsung 46" TV, great picture, poor video controls for non 1080p, ended up with a Sony 46" LCD TV in bedroom. Installed the Sharp 52" Aquos TV 4 days ago. What a wonderful experience.