Summary: The TVs these days are not made like they used to be. You won't hang on to your TV very long so customer service is very important. Having recently purchased a 60" Aquos I was very sad to hear that the unit had to be replaced completely, even more when they told me that it took take up to 3 WEEKS+ to replace.
Summary: Bought this TV at Costco about 14mo ago. Loved it at first, but then it developed a 10 inch line down the middle, making it impossible to watch. It was a secondly TV and used less than 200 hrs. (If upstairs as my primary TV, that would be about a month or two). Tried to contact Sharp, but it was out of warranty (and the person on the phone knew exactly what the problem was.....guessing they hear this one often).
Summary: Great TV until all of the sudden it developed a vertical green line from top to bottom, right in the middle of the screen. Over 2K to fix it and 2 months past the two year warranty period. It's junk. Repairman said he's seen other 60 inch Sharp TV's with similar issues. This was a complete waste of money!
Summary: Not a bad set out of the box but developed a red line from top to bottom after 4 months, beyond the 90 day return policy for Costco. After 6 weeks, countless emails, calls, and photographs, I still have this broken TV. Sharp service is the WORST.
Summary: We have been looking for a new tv for a few weeks since remodeling our family room basement. I purchased this set at our local Costco store for the online price. I really wanted to buy the 70", but it wasn't available in store for me to view. I figured no one would know the difference because it is a BIG screen. I was able to set the tv up and had it running immediately.
Summary: I just purchased this TV recently so these are my first impressions. At a price point under $1,000 this TV is a great buy - significantly lower price than the competitors I was considering. Good picture quality (for me it is comparable or better than the competitors). Four (4) HDMI connections (hard to find in the 60", $1,000 dollar range). Sound quality is a little weak but I expected that from any brand and the savings vs.
Pros: value purchase ease in making connections costco extended warranty number (4) of hdmi connections.
Summary: This TV replaces a 3 1/2 year old top-of-the-line Sharp LCD. I decided that I would not spend a ton of money again. My wife, who can barely tell the difference between hi and regular definition TV, commented how much better she liked the new set. I spent a couple of hours standing in front of sets all over town. I thought that this set was as good as any - including the more expensive Sharp units. I am not a big TV expert, but this one fit the bill for me.
Summary: I bought this tv to replace my 6 year old plasma that just went out. It had good reviews so I thought it would be a good choice. My biggest complaints are the settings are difficult to get good picture setting, the sound is subpar, and the motion enhancement is terrible. When something moves quickly across the screen it looks like there's a vapor trial behind the object. I've called Sharp twice and changed the motion setting several times and noting has helped.
Pros: good price
Cons: poor motion enhancement poor sound quality difficult to get a good picture setting
Summary: We bought this because it has a great connector package, and can't find one better to this day. Unfortunately it suffered form software problems (couldn't get to smart central controls), EXTREME Soap Opera Effect, and then it just stopped turning on 6 weeks in. I figured it was ours, so I called for service. Took two weeks. They replaced the power supply and the main board. No go. Took it back.
Pros: connector package low price (now even less)
Cons: soap opera effect. smart central feature buggy
Summary: I purchased this LED earlier this year and have been very pleased with the picture. My VIZIO Plasma died on me after 7 years and I have been doing a lot of comparison shopping and can't find a better value for the quality of picture. I will be replacing my VIZIO with another Sharp AQUOS.