Summary: I was pleased with this unit and excited with the 3D...bought four sets of glasses and was patting myself on the back for a great choice. This week my daughter was having a sleepover and when I turned the unit on for a movie there is a large striped area with no image in the center of the screen. Now I have to go through whole hassle of warranty repair/return and my daughters' friends ended up watching Netflix on an iPad. I didn't buy low end and I expected more.
Summary: I bought this TV with high expectations. The delivery was not as stated. It took 2 plus weeks. The delivery company also called and said i needed to have someone help them. 180 pound TV and they send one person. I need to scramble 20 minutes before they came and get someone to help them. Then when i went to assemble the base of the TV the screws were missing. I called sharp and they said once i proved purchase they would send the screws out. estimate 4 weeks.
Summary: 60 days after purchasing this TV, it developed a vertical blue line (defective panel) -- no big deal, I understand manufacturing defects happen. It's been more than a month since I submitted a warranty claim and I'm still waiting on a replacement TV. Sharp's warranty process is basically a one-way communication channel -- you have to call them to get updates and to move the claim along the process -- you'll never hear from them otherwise.