Summary: I cannot agree with the review, especially where it relates to the Panasonic being so superior, rubbish, you must in in Pana's pay to make such a statement. I have had the 42GT 3d Panasonic and what you say is just not true.
Pros: Good: Mostly Everything
Cons: Very Little just some ghosting against strongly contrasting backgrounds
Summary: Had this tv several months and thought I'd leave a review after a good try out. very good in SD and top notch HD. Can't comment on 3D as I have not tried it. Picture is clear with no banding or bleed. I see now why Sharp is the best seller in Japan.
Summary: I really like this TV. After tweaking, the picture quality is great. I have an incredibly stable internet connection but my favourite thing about the TV is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) which connects to my Sony HDMI OUT channel. It's great.
Summary: Sharp is No1 TV brand in Japan, beating other local rivals like Sony and Panasonic, as well as Korean challengers LG and Samsung - and you would think Japanese know a thing or two about electronics. Despite this fact Sharp is relatively un-known as TV makers in the UK and Europe.
Everything you need packaged in a great looking 40" TV
John "Grouchyman", Amazon
15 March 2012
Summary: Recently purchased this TV after much umming and arrring and, although I have still to look more closely at its different features, I am very pleased with it so far. It provides a great picture especially via our Virgin tivo box (Our aerial is in the loft and doesn't provide a good digital signal).