Summary: The picture quality on this panel is excellent. Comparing to some of the other units, this panel offers much better color range. It is one of the better panels I have seen, which is the main reason I bought this unit. Other units will push up the brightness to mask out the lack of dynamic range. The 4 star rating is mainly for the panel. I would give the other (lack of) features 1 or 2 stars.
Great TV... feature-packed and nice picture. The remote, on the other hand...
29 December 2013
Summary: So far I'm loving this TV. But I HATE the remote. The picture quality is outstanding - HDTV and video games are crisp and vibrant. The 3D works pretty well too, but the availability of 3D media and supported video games is pretty thin. Assassin's Creed 3 on the PS3 looked impressive in 3D. The features are numerous; and since it is Internet connected, new apps can be pushed to your TV as they are supported and updated.
Summary: I have the 60 inch 857u. I did a lot of shopping around for tv's and this is what I ended up going with in the end. The tv has very bright colors (thanks to the super bright), are vivid, blacks look black and whites look white. I did run the Disney Wow calibration disc which helped a lot with getting the colors where they should be. I highly recommend getting some kind of calibration disc rather then just using the built in settings Sharp gives you.
An awesome TV visually... not that awesome audio wise
2 September 2013
Summary: There are plenty of other reviews by customers which are very detailed... all I have to complain about this TV is the lack of really good audio... my 6 year old Aquos 52 has much much better audio than this one... other than that... the TV is great... do yourself a favor and consider buying some external audio system for this TV... The 3D capability is really good....
Summary: I've only had this TV for a few weeks. I went from a really nice Toshiba Regza 46" to this 60" Sharp. I also moved in the process, and now have TV through another service (Comcast to Time Warner Cable). I will say I see a lot of pixels and distortion while watching TV. I blame this on the TWC service being over compressed, but I'm really not sure. It could be that a bigger TV means that things get stretched.
Summary: Before I bought this TV I didn't my research. I was looking at Samsung because I a Samsung LCD. Then in the past 6 mths, I purchased a tablet and phone by Samsung so I was looking at their TV so everything good communiate with each other better. But everything I read Sharp was at or near the top. Just with a few tweaks, most with the back lighting, the color is amazing.