Summary: I've been in the market to replace my aging Samsung 56" DLP. As far as 70" models go this one is great. It is last years model but nothing has changed from 2012 to 2013 models. I picked this one as a Sharp Refurbished unit and saved $600+. My price was $1399.99 TOTAL. The picture is great. As all flat panels go, the audio is par but if you have a 70", you will most likely have an external sound system (at a bare minimum a soundbar/woofer).
Summary: This is my first review that I have written. This is actually going to be a pleasure to write because most of my experiences are not to great. This is the best move that I have made. Prior to buying this Sharp 70 inch & model, I had purchased a 60 inch Sharp led TV. After owning it for several months I gave in to buy this 70 inch Sharp. It was always in the back of my head anyway, I should have bought the 70 inch, over & over again.
Summary: I bought at costco because of low price and two year warranty. This set replaced my 56" 7 year old Toshiba DLP with a bad lamp. I missed the PIP too. Great picture and color, good black levels, loved The Cronicles Of Riddick and The Fifth Element. I am happy with its over all proformance. I just wish the Smart TV had more options. Really good buy a about $1000. Price will drop more soon.
Summary: Every time somebody walks in my house, they gaze at the TV. "What size is that?!?!" Of course, they compliment the picture quality, too. Love the energy-saving features. I could do without the internet connectivity, but I guess it's good that the firmware upgrades are easy to receive that way!
Summary: At the time of delivery, I took the TV out and plugged in to the wall to confirm that TV arrived in working condition. This is especially important in winter where LCD panel can freeze and crack during shipping. I turned the TV on and the screen came on with Sharp setup menu. So, I signed my delivery papers and started to mount the TV on the wall. At 86lb, this TV was light and easy to handle with my wife.
Summary: Just picked this up and am amazed at the picture quality. After visiting a few AV forums to get calibration settings we settled on a happy medium that provides soft colors and great clarity. Our TV is used with over the air (OTA) signal, blu-ray, and internet apps provided. The Vudu Apps are worth checking out as they allow viewing of a variety of content free. You will be amazed at the size !
Summary: We went from a dinosaur 60" projection TV to this 70" Sharp HD television and the difference is night and day. It's like the sky opened up and there was light after a gloomy, cloudy day. Feel like I can reach out and touch the football players. When we attached a Blu-Ray player and watched a DVD in that mode, we were enraptured. It was not as expensive as our old one was when it was new and we are enjoying this so much more.