Summary: I purchased this tv in May of 2013. pros, great picture, tons of ways to customize, fast start up, great price for the size and features, I simply love the look of the sleek silver frame compared to lower end model (black frames). cons, light white clouds during extremely dark scenes (expected though in this price range and I will not spend 7k plus to get a tv without this issue. The physical quality of the display is really vexing however.
Summary: I had been searching for a large flat screen TV for months, but couldn't figure out what features were most important. Finally, I read about the importance of High Refresh Rate in a large format TV. This was one of only a few products that offered true 240Hz refresh rate (normal is 'digital enhanced' 120Hz). Although the price was significantly higher for this feature, I think it is well worth having. The picture quality is spectacularly clear and crisp.
Summary: I'll be brief and to the point. Sharp is the worst company EVER to do business with! Six months after purchasing this set a gray bar appeared across the screen. Called Sharp and was told to take pictures of the problem and send them in. They determined that they would send a refurbished set to me. They said they were expecting some back to them from the dealers because of new models the dealers would get. So I said what I will get will be the dealers display right?
Summary: This is my 1st review and I would not normally write as I feel some reviewers just have an axe to grind. That being said let me say I am extremely happy with the Sharp 70" 857 that was delivered via CEVA through Amazon. The 857 was my choice from the jump and I would have purchased the 80" but could not justify the $2000.00 up charge so I decided on the 70" and let me say "WOW!!" I am blow away by the picture.
Summary: very bad picture quality with useless 3D images Very bad quality remote control with a big fat Netflix button in the middle of the remote which will make any one to accidently press the button and take them away from what ever they are watching to Netflix. Extremely useless web smart TV functionality, the web browser and Youtube options don't work properly.
Excerpt: After a long study, this TV turned out to be the best Value for a premium TV of this size.
Pros: All the connections options I could ever need, Best looking TV out there, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, First Class Picture And, Great Picture, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound Quality, LED-backlit, Reduced Glare
"Sharp lives up to their name and quality in this set."
28 November 2013
Pros: Bright, color balanced sharp picture. Good sound, after software update, otherwise it sounded like a tin can effect. Simple remote, some say tiny buttons, no issue for me.
Cons: None so far, except the audio is not thunderous like it says on the box. Web browser is slow and hard to use without a keyboard and mouse, which I will buy. The browser may not be fast enough for some, but that is what a computer is for.