106 of 110 people found the following review helpful
on June 4, 2010
PROS: Size (60"), 1.5 inches thick, Picture quality, Panel, Price, Value, Aquos Support, LED, Aquos Net
CONS: Screen uniformity (inherent in most edge lit LED models)
This Sharp LED television is an awesome set. This set has the Quattron technology which adds the color yellow to the RGB spectrum. I have noticed that the colors are sharper and more vibrant. Purists will tell you there is no advantage to adding an additional color to the RGB spectum. All I know is I can clearly see the advantages in overall skin tone color, background colors, and I even noticed more intense eye colors on actors! Something I never noticed before on my plasma or standard LCD. I previously owned the Samsung 55C7000 set, but was turned off by its screen uniformity issues and "flashlighting". This set does exhibit some screen uniformity issues, but none to the degree of the new Samsung edge lit model I previously owned.
I found these calibration settings on the 'net' and they really help dial in the Sharp's colors. I will share them here:
CMS Hue Keep at 0
CMS Saturation Keep at 0
CMS Value Keep at 0
Color Temp Low
R Gain (LO)+8
G Gain (LO)0
B Gain (LO)+25
R Gain (HI) +9
G Gain (HI)0
B Gain (HI) +17
These settings are a great, and a little tweaking to your liking will have you viewing your Sharp in a whole new way!
BY THE WAY: The picture AMAZON is using to identify this set is incorrect. It looks exactly like the picture of the Sharp LC-60LE820UN on Amazon's page.
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2010
I have had the Sharp 60 led model for about a month and my opinion is 'Wow". I decided to replace a 50" Panasonic plasma which had a great picture but I wanted something larger and really liked the led models. My initial selection was between Samsung and Sony but when I saw the Sharp picture, I just knew it was the right one. I used to consider Sharp a second tier TV but no longer.....beats the Panasonic plasma. The picture is famtastic and the audio is not bad but I use a separate sound system. I do think that the addition of yellow to the typical RGB pixels does add to the picture. Am very pleased with no complaints so far. Great TV for the price.
36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on June 5, 2010
I have now installed three LCD TV's in my house, and the 60" Sharp Aquos blows them away. This 60" is sharper than my 37" which was hard to believe. The colors are vibrant, just like they advertise. I had shopped for months looking for the right tv, and one day I saw the Sharp 60 inch amid a wall of 55 inchers, and it stood out so much better than the other brands, I bought it on the spot.
Before that I was waiting to see where the 3D sets were going, but after a couple of 3D demostrations, I said that's not for me. My eyes hurt after looking through those heavy awkward glasses. 3D is cute but not enough for the extra cost. I highly recommend this set. It has lots of pros, and no cons
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2011
After 4 months of using the TV (the warranty, of course, is only 3 months), it wouldn't turn on and I got a blinking error light. Called a TV repair place, they said "That's a panel issue. Sharp is pretty cool about this stuff, I bet they'll extend your warranty a month and replace it for free". He called Sharp for me and that's exactly what they said they'd do - come out and replace the TV for free!
I called Sharp with my new warranty-replacement case number to schedule the appointment, and they said "You're out of warranty, sorry", despite just telling us that they'd replace it for free. Now they tell me it's $505 to replace it and I have no other options, as it is not an orderable/repairable part.
I'll never buy another product from Sharp again.
EDIT: After complaining to Sharp on their Facebook page, they agreed to keep their promise of replacing my TV under warranty. Kinda crappy that public shaming was the only thing that fixed the problem, but it's fixed nonetheless.
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on July 27, 2010
After researching on the techinical spec, I choose this product based on the factors below 1. engineering design (4 colors) 2. advance technology (LCD backlite) 3. reviews from Amazon.com 4. price to performance ratio.
The product was delived by a very courteous carrier and help moved into my family room. It worked for 15 seconds then the video has gone blank and locked in a diagonostic mode.
From the very fine prints of the manual, I found the service number to call for help. The represensentative on the line responded very fast and was very courteous and helpful. The on-site service technician came within a week and fixed the faulty board. I gave the factory qulity 3-star for poor quality control. I gave the field service 5-star fro fast and courteous on-site service. The on-site service warranty is 15-months. Very good.
The picture quality is good and 7 inputs connections. But the audio output only has 2 options. 1. Simply stereo output with 1/8" pin, very flimsy and not practical. 2. Optical output that may not work with old amplifier. I am using blueray player to provide the sounds input.
The screen is very thin (less than 2") and looks very efficient. Built-in speakers are decent but nothing to brag about.
I use antenna to receive broadcast signal, the channels recognized are less than a 28" Sumsang TV that I have. A slight disappointment.
The picture quality is very good compared to other HDTV.
Overall, I rated this TV a 4-star.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2010
We bought this 60 inch Sharp TV locally because we wanted it for a family gathering at Thanksgiving - and because we had doubts about how successfully it could be shipped. The store personnel (Best Buy) were adamant that it not be transported lying flat on the side of the carton because that would leave a large expanse of glass unsupported. They were afraid that it would flex enough to damage the circuitry on the back of the panel. The shipping box is quite thick because the TV is shipped with its base in place. In order to get it into our minivan and set it vertically, we had to take the shipping box apart. The top and sides of the box are one piece and it slips up off the unit. We left the TV standing on its base on the bottom of the shipping carton. We were able to tip it enough to get it into the van and then set it upright for transport. When carrying it into the house, we held the screen, not the carton base (which might have buckled under the weight).
Everything works beautifully, especially after applying the settings in K.C.Cole's very helpful review. It's an awesome TV! We have it connected to an LG Blu-Ray player, an XBOX 360 with Kinect, a WD Live local network access box and the cable box. We have not tried the built-in NetFlix access yet, but the setup appears to be straight forward.
We mounted the TV to the wall on a OB150C Omnimount "full motion" flat panel wall mount. (Sam's Club, about $100). The mount is rated for up to 63 inch screen size and 150 pounds. This TV only weighs a little over 70 pounds with the base removed. The mount works well and does not seem to be overstressed. It allows the TV to be extended from the wall as well as tilted and swung side-to-side. If playing some of the new games, be careful to orient it so that the ceiling overhead is clear of obstructions. Our 6' 4" son took out a track light while playing volleyball.
If you have the room for it, this is a great TV.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2012
We bought the Sharp Aquos LC-60LE810UN (60" LED TV) a year ago for over $2200. It's a BEAUTIFUL and impressive TV. It came with a one year warranty and we were given a 3 month additional warranty from Sharp. The TV stopped working less then one month after the warranty expired. We called Sharp and as someone else already mentioned, they offered us first a free repair by giving us a month extension. THEN, they called us back and said sorry, you'll have to pay $500 for a refurbished one or have a local repair shop fix it for you at their cost. The cost? Anywhere from $500-$1000. If THIS one broke, what makes you think I'll buy another one - especially a REFURBISHED one from you, while you cart my "old" one away. And then what'll happen? They'll "offer" the same thing to someone else and mine will become a refurbished tv to someone else. And from what I've already seen online, the refurbs don't last any longer than having a repairman fix the same one either. So no thanks.
Buyer beware and hope to everything you hold dear that you don't come home one day to find that your tv flashes the logo on and off with a blank screen when you try to turn it on.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2010
I've had this T.V. for about 5 weeks now and have no complaints. I have been waiting to upgrade my older T.V. for a year now. I've looked at the Sony, JVC, and Panasonic. This T.V. blew them all away. I have it hooked up to a Sharp Blue ray player and the picture is simply stunning. Initial set up was a breeze, I would recommend setting the T.V.'s video mode to dynamic or dynamic (fixed) to really make all the colors pop! I highly recommend watching Avatar on BR for your first movie; the colors are literally out of this world. I would recommend this T.V. to anyone looking for and great T.V. at an amazing price. For comparison the base model Bravia 60 inch LED is around 800 dollars more. This is a must buy for anyone looking to enjoy movies the way they were meant to be watched. The sound for this T.V. is decent with a built in woofer and the simulated surround feature. Overall a great T.V. it was worth the wait and every penny spent!!! BTW, if you are thinking about a 3D T.V. remember that everyone has to were those 120 dollar bulky glasses and who wants that, they are coming out with 3D T.V. that don't need glasses, I would wait for one of those.
14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2011
Initially when I turned on this Sharp Aquos Quattron lc60le810un I was amazed with the vivid color, clarity, and the "soap opera" effect. I loved this tv until I start noticing shadows on the four corners. I was distracted by the "flashlight" effect on the top edge of the screen, especially a blue sky scene or light color background. I also noticed the same "flashlight" effect when I was watching blueray movie with the black bars on the top and bottom, more severe at the top edge than the bottom edge. I really tried to ignore it, but my eyes just kept going toward it. Don't get me wrong, the reason I purchased this tv was due to the spectacular picture quality. I have heard that the "flashlight" effect could have been caused by over tighten screws in the back. I did see one or two reviews regarding the shadow corners and "flashlight" effect. If it is the tight screws that is causing this defect then Sharp should pay more attention as to not over tighten those screws. I'm disappointed that I have to return the Sharp Aquos Quattron lc60le810un. I really love the RBGY color, but the distraction of the shadows and "flashlight" effect is too much to bare!
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2011
- Incredibly vivid color spectrum.
- Brightness capability beyond any LED I've seen.
- One of the most energy efficient LEDs on the market (if not the most).
- Accurate 120Hz frame interpolation.
- Massive options menu.
- Sexy design.
- Average audio
- Out of box configuration
- Some inaccurate colors
- Reflective screen
- "Flashlight" effect at top border
Summary: After weeks of research and demos at multiple electronics stores (Best Buy, HHGregg, etc.), I purchased this television for $1759 at Sears about a week before Christmas. I'm still stunned at how great of an LED I bought for the price. (FYI, I upgraded to this TV from a 52" Sony XBR3 LCD that I paid $4999 for 3 years ago).
Everyone has always preached Samsung or bust to me. Samsungs are great TVs, and I am prepared to drop a mint for a quality tv. But, I really wanted to find a stylish 60" LED without breaking the bank this time around. I think this LED is going to help Sharp close in on the top of the market.
First, the advertised four-color LED pattern that produces wider a blue and yellow color spectrum IS NOT A GIMMICK. You can see much deeper blues and yellows in this set. However, you will need to carefully adjust your hues and temperatures in the options menu to maintain an accurate picture. Otherwise, your picture will seem to have unnatural contrast and some colors will appear almost neon. Adjusting the settings will take some patience, but only because there are so many options in the menus. The out-of-box configuration is pretty laughable. The default brightness and contrast is utterly ridiculous. But, after about 30 minutes of channel surfing and blu-ray playing, I found a great configuration that blows me away. NFL, ESPN, News, and Blu-Ray have never looked so good. I'm a huge gamer, and the vivid colors are simply incredible on my XBOX360, PS3, and Wii.
Don't expect much in the sound department. The internal speakers are pretty average. I have the set hooked up to a very good LG surround sound theater. So, this wasn't even a consideration for me anyway.
The screen is very reflective. However, not enough to make any input unwatchable in even my bright living room during the middle of the day... that's how bright and clear the picture is on this tv.
This tv's design is also head and shoulder's above so many (which is important to me). It doesn't have a cheap boxy plastic looking frame like 90% of the other sets on the market (one reason I purchased my sleek XBR3 and a big design feature that directed me to this tv).
Overall, these minor drawbacks had no impact on my rating or satisfaction with this set. If you want a stylish looking tv that backs up its looks with surprising video performance at an incredible price... look no further. You'll be showing this tv off for a couple years...