"Great value in a 60" TV"4.5 starson by Louis Poindexter
Pros: Great picture, wireless internet, action sports look good with no jitter, low power consumption, true anti-glare screen
Cons: Colors not as deep as my plasma, internet frequently loses connection, wiring not grouped for easy 'in-the-wall' concealment.
Summary: I've owned this TV for 2 weeks so my review is written on a limited time span experience. However, I've used it extensively as my return window was one week from Sam's, as explained below.
I've been shopping several months for a 51" TV to replace an older 42" Panasonic plasma. I decided on another plasma since the new generation panels were so highly rated, going with either the Panasonic or Samsung. While browsing at Sam's, I noticed a returned Sharp LC-60LE633U marked down from $1400 to $930. The associate working in electronics said the previous owner returned it for a 70" Sharp. I decided to take a gamble and buy it, but Sam's policy on open items is you have one week to bring it back. So I put it through the paces in that week to be sure there were no problems with it, in case the previous had another reason for returning it. I was stunned at the results, the picture is incredible and no problems were found except the frequent disconnects from my internet.
As several other people have commented about this set, the picture is almost 'spooky' at times. The images are so life-like and deep it resembles 3D. It takes some getting used to, I guess some reviewers refer to this as looking like a 'soap opera'. But not all the content has this affect, most just look extremely detailed. Watching Planet Earth from a Blue-Ray player is incredible. My plasma does not approach the detail and clarity of this set. The initial default settings are a little bright, but you can tone it down. The set also adjusts the picture to the ambient light in your room, a huge plus and it works well. Another advantage is the screen is anti-glare. A lot of LCD manufacturers have gone back to more reflective screens, whether to increase their contrast ratio or definition I don't know, but this one does not reflect light like a lot of LCD-LED's I looked at.
Internet content is plentiful, my main uses are Pandora and Netflix. I initially used an ethernet cable to hook-up the TV but it would not stay connected. I was hesitant to try the wireless connection since I heard it doesn't work great for streaming movies, but I've watched several using it and it works flawlessly. I still have issues with frequent disconnects, I was hoping the Sharp updates would address this but so far it hasn't.
All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase and would recommend this set even at the $1400 price range.