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.
Because of this TV I will never buy another Sharp product again.
24 November 2012
Summary: We have had this tv for over a year and half now and I don't know how many times my husband or I have muttered 'God I hate this TV' in all that time. I had originally gone to a local electronics store where Sharp was their featured product. When I found a better deal on Amazon I chose to buy it via the site. Our main problem with the tv is it constantly has little glitches that prevent it from working correctly.
Summary: I purchased this TV just before Christmas online from Sears with a store pick up. When it was first turned on a series 2" by 5" white bars appeared on the left part of the screen. My first call was to Sharp customer support who assured me that it was a bad HDMI cable which I replaced with a new cable ($$$). This did not cure the problem.
Summary: I purchased a 52-inch Sharp Aquos Quattron approximately 6 months ago, beautiful unit, looked great. Started having problems with discolored horizontal lines in the screen, called the local store where I purchased it from and was told to bring it back to the store. The tech at the store called me the next day and told me that the "panel" was bad, and that Sharp would not allow it to be repaired, but rather that they would replace it, that's where the fun begins, the...
Summary: TV looked great for three days. On the fourth day, a thin red vertical line appeared on the left side of the screen. Don't know yet whether this is just a bad apple or if there is a flaw in the model.