Summary: Just wanted to pop in and add a note about shipping. Elsewhere on these product reviews and other Amazon forums, customers have complained about the shipping of such a large TV, and how it was unreliable, showed up days late, lack of communication, etc.
Summary: amazon's customer service was outstanding - it was personal and considerate in how they maintained contact regarding our order. Upgrading from a 10-year old 65-inch projection tv, and even having researched what we decided upon for our replacement tv, we were still unprepared for and amazed by the...
Defective TV and untruthful company. Avoid Sharp at all costs!
Anastasios Hagisavas, Amazon
3 December 2013
Summary: I bought this TV and within a couple of weeks it formed a red line down the middle. Sharp said that that is a common defect in their TVs and not repairable agreed to replace the TV. They sent a replacement unit 1 month later and used a company called NVC which is unqualified to handle electronics.
Summary: My TV guy called a "code" on my old flat screen so I asked him what he would recommend as a good TV to shop for. He said to look at the Sharp AQUOS, which is only 60" and up. After having a dismal experience trying to buy through Frys I thought I would look and see what was available on Amazon since...
Summary: The color is beautiful, I connected the Ethernet as wired because the wireless will not auto connect after powering off. The Amazon Delivery was great, they brought it in and took it out of the box, examined for damage then plugged it in to verify it worked before leaving. I recommend this TV.
Summary: UPDATE - After Calibration the picture has improved considerably. I used the suggestion from Avsforums for the LC80LE857 settings. You may have to search for it but it did wonders for my colors and clouding issues.
Summary: Good luck buying any Sharp TV. If you are lucky it will not be completely defective. If not you better know how to do a good song and dance routine because you will need it to get any support from this low life organization. On there web site they advertised next day enterprise support.
Summary: Great TV and wonderful service from Amazon in all regards. Originally I ordered the 857 vs. the 857U and thought I had gotten an inferior product. Once looking at the picture, I called Amazon back to tell them not to worry about the difference.