Summary: My first super large TV purchase and it did not go too well. This 80 inch TV is enormous and when I first saw and opened the box, I was in love. I put it on the stand and it covered most of the wall. Purely a wow factor. I got things hooked up and began viewing. I started with a BRD and thought this is fairly good. Not as good I as I was hoping though. I then tried some HD channels from my DirecTV box and also some standard channels. These were worse.
Summary: Our Sharp tv arrived defective right out of the box. As a result of poor quailty assurance and defective manufacturing practice. For 9 days we have had repeated calls to Sharp to reboot, reprogram the tv and we still have the same problem. Garbled video and loss of picture sync and loud clicking sound. We are scheduled to have a service person come tomorrow, but only after calling Sharp almost everyday about this problem.
Summary: I tried two examples of this unit and both had the dreaded LED issue of cloudy patches around the edges. May be caused by the edge lighting, I'm not sure. Looking past the cloudy issue, the blacks were just not deep enough for me. I returned the 2nd one and am waiting on delivery of a Panasonic 65" PTZ plasma.
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.