Summary: Even though the Sharp Aquos LC-LE650U isn't the cheapest big-screen TV you can buy, it's close, and it performs at least a little better than its closest competition. Its smart platform isn't especially terrific, but that's offset by some Sharp-exclusive features, especially the Aquos Advantage help service. The wallpaper mode that lets this monster-sized set hide in plain sight when turned off is another plus in the value column.
Pros: Good smart TV platform, Live online help, Good value among big screen TVs
Excerpt: The Sharp Aquos LC-LE650U series dispels the notion that buying an inexpensive big-screen HDTV means settling for a stingy feature set. For $1,499.99 (list) you get a well-designed 60-inch edge-lit LED TV in the LC-60LE650U, with a 120Hz refresh rate, built-in Wi-Fi, and a very generous catalog of Web apps. Skewed color accuracy and narrow viewing angles are part of the deal, but this set still represents a good value for the price.
Excerpt: The Sharp LC-70LE650 is a huge 70-inch LCD HDTV with very good overall image quality as it has good black levels and color-accuracy. The sound could be better and the price is high compared to other large TVs, but it is an impressive set.
Pros: Attractive design, Overall good image quality, 4 HDMI inputs