Summary: This is a fantastic TV. I used it to replace a 144" projection system and it has done a good job. No matter how good the replacement is - when you reduce the screen size by more than half, you will be disappointed for a while. I am very happy that I made the transition from projection to LED technology because there is no comparison on presentation quality.
Summary: This rating is primarily about the picture, since a screen this large is likely to be used in a home theater, with a separate sound system. The built in, small, down-firing speakers are OK for watching the evening news, but they don't come close to matching the picture. Note that I adjusted Film/advanced from 7 -> 0, as many reviews have suggested, to get rid of the "soap opera" effect.
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. I had the exact opposite experience, and because I was anxious about purchasing an item of this cost and size from Amazon, I felt I should add a positive review for others that are contemplating the purchase.
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 awesomeness of this TV! The picture, the clarity, the color, the means to fine tune specs on so many levels to get an ideal viewing, are all just spectacular! ..
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 I've always had such stellar service and products through them. Not only did I discover a more updated model than that offered at Fry's but a great price.
Summary: All of my neighbors have stopped in to see my new addition. I am a Directv subscriber and the HD signal is beyond believable. I must point out, however, it takes some "brain" time to learn how to utilize all the features especially the smart tv apps. The You Tube app has allowed me to move from an uncomfortable seat in front of my 22" monitor to a restful recliner in my family room to watch the selected You Tube presentations.