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: 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: Excellent TV with deeper black colors. Watching movies like Avengers and Transformers really lights up the screen with graphic content accessible in huge detail because of the rich Sharp colors and TV size. Best suited to watch games like Football and Hockey. Intuitive smart central quick launch which opens like a popup from below. This smart central allows you to watch regular TV while browsing through different apps.
Summary: I've had thisTV 4 a couple months now--so far, reeeally good; lots of features i've not yet figured out! Great picture, and a very good look in my rm -- wall mounted w/ Bose's very sleek theater sound bar audio system, movies 'n football at its best! My 'Amazon experience' w/ this purchase is to much to describe here.
Summary: I haven't fully tuned in the color yet. But I was impressed with the setup, installation, packaging and out of the box experience. The sound is also really good. This is for my dad, so no stereo, just what comes out of the box. The picture looks amazing. I was a little suprised at the limited non-HDMI inputs.