Summary: I recently has a 42LG40 that was a great TV. It was only a 42inch so I wanted a larger sized tv. I upgraded to this sharp as I have heard sharp makes great Tvs. I ordered it from another website, the price was good, the reviews were good so my expectations were fairy high. Upon the TV arriving I spent alot of time on calibrating the TV to suite watching TV, as well as playing Xbox 360. The pros of the TV is the picture quality.
Summary: 2 Days out of warranty, the predecessor to this model (which I owned) developed symmetrical defects in each upper corner of the set (the chassis that could be seen through the back of the TV matched the defect that appeared on the screen). Sharp provided a one time replacement as the defect was very obvious and barely out of warranty. So, at least for me, service was great!
Summary: I would like to say thus far the set seems good quality. Spending a little time trying to get it adjusted. Had to take it out of the eco mode to get the picture bright enough to begin with. Picture clarity is very good, but seems to at times get into a mode where the lighting changes to what can only be described as "soap opera" picture. You know what the daytime soap opera pictures look like. The lighting changes to that type of picture.
Summary: The first tv arrived and we set it up and it worked for a few hours before we had a green line down the middle of the tv. We called sharp and they said they would have to send another tv and this one can not be fixed. The second one arrived 2 weeks later. It was supposed to be here in one week. The tv has been working fine and we have had it for a couple of months now. I dont like that it loses contrast in the picture anytime you are not standing right in front of it.