Pros SIZE. Clarity and color. SIZE. No brainer setup to get up and running out of box. Enough macro presets for color-pic-bright setings to get quality easily. Many adjustments available for tweaking later - I will buy an A/V setup disc. As a pilot who h
Cons Wimpy sound. No local dimming. Zero print instructions. (Manual online). Could have put in 1 page giving the URL to info. No bluetooth. IR instead of RF remote.
Summary Looked at TV replacement of 2005 Samsung 720p plasma about since I bought it. Finally gave it to daughter and had nothing. Was going with the same top rated Vizio 55 I have at another location but was intrigued by the size of this TV. It is now in a great room that the seating is 15 feet from TV. Perfect distance. When in kitchen I am 30 feet and this is the right size. HH Gregg opened a new store in my town and it was 2978 discounted to 2798 and with an online 200$ coupon and further with pushing, I got it for 2469 plus tax. How could I say no? A note to experts. I have a discerning eye but come on! The blacks are black the yellows and blues REALLY ARE better, and it is just a great picture. Noone buys a TV for the great sound system so that is a non-issue. 120Hz is more than adequate for all motion issues. I love the clarity of the 120Hz and smoothing but my son does not. 'Ya better want absolute reality in the picture because it is crystalline. It is big, so be the proper distance from this TV. From 5 feet you can make out lines of resolution. I am no videophile but I do learn the technology before purchase. This TV is far enough up the hierarchy to satisfy all. This is day one of ownership and I watched a BluRay movie, the Preakness horserace, and broadcast 720p H Potter movie. Played with 480p inputs and this TV does it all. I am not a gamer. Did I mention it is BIG?! 62% bigger than 55 inch, 27% for a 60 inch and 14% for a 65 inch.As a pilot who has flown over the Caribbean hundreds of times, I can attest to the variety and accuracy of the variegations of the blues of water at varying depths as seen in the third Narnia film. It REALLY IS better with the quad pixel technology.
Updated on May 21, 2011
Pros BIG SCREEN!! Good Picture. Handles bright rooms very well. Built in Wi-Fi. Super efficient compared to other products.
Cons Too many useless apps in the Vudu Apps suite. Um that's about it.
Summary Have had 732 and 734 on the showroom floor since their ship dates, and it's tough to keep them in stock. Bottom line it's 70" for $3K, and there's really nothing more to talk about.
Built-In Wifi and the latest Netflix program application (same one from the PS3) make networking on this puppy super easy. Plus add the favorites and "dock" buttons to the remote and you have VERY easy access to your internet functions.
I find that this is a great TV to replace an older rear projection LCD/DLP/LCOS since those tended to have wider exterior bezels, it makes the 70" almost feel like there's "nothing there". Mount this TV on the wall where you used to have the old Rear Projection on a deep stand, and you've just gotten back your whole living room without the massive eyesore of the old Rear-Projection.
I have setup many of these sets, and played with our store demos extensively, and its hard to find fault with them. Are there better pictures out there? Yes, but for much more money, especially when you factor in the SIZE ($3500 for a 55" Sony xbr, or $3000 for a 70" Sharp Quattron. hmmmm...) the Sharp is just a fantastic TV. Also, the sound really isn't half bad for a slim LED based LCD, heck its a LOT better than the "rear firing" samsung LED TVs.
After wathing tons of different content on the both the 732 and 734, I have found that the motion issues that some people have spoken about go away completely when you turn the advanced image processing OFF. The TV will lose the "camcorder" look that some have commented on.
If you have the space and the wall for the TV, mount it up, sit back, and enjoy.
Pros Giant screen, nice colors and nice picture quality during very slow moving scenes.
Cons As mentioned in an above review I could not help but notice the that some movies look like they where filmed with a cheap camcorder! For me it really seemed to cheapen the look of alot of movies, especially the fast moving action ones.
Summary I would not recommend buying this particular TV. I know that Sharp has already come out with this same TV with more advanced technology inside (240 hz). Maybe that will help produce the picture quality it should for the money.
Pros Size. Quality.
Cons Price. Size.
Summary I'm sure that this is a nice TV, but what about the big Mitsubishis that are larger, cheaper, and offer 3D. I own an 82 inch Mits and the HDTV picture is unbelievable. The whole TV experience is changed by the size and quality of the picture. The Mits also do an excellent job with 3D. Watch the MLB Home Run Derby from Directv on an 82 inch Mits and you'll see what I mean. CNET is doing its readers a disservice by not at least making its readers better aware of the large tv alternatives.In my opinion, the picture quality of the DLPs are every bit the equal of the more popular LCD/LEDs and plasmas. I have both and I prefer the DLP especially for conditions with ambient light. Most people who criticize the picture quality have not seen these current DLP sets in a home environment. The disadvantages of DLPs are viewing angles and bulb replacement. If you understand these issues and do not have to hang on a wall, then DLPs are a viable option..
Updated on Jul 28, 2011
Pros Display size will always be a factor. How often does one hear, "Gosh, I sure do wish I'd gotten a smaller TV!"?
Cons Local dimming would be an asset worthy of a display this size.
It remains to be seen how a fully calibrated display performs.
Summary Sharp is on to something here... Someone is paying attention to the consumer demographic and crafting a sound marketing strategy.
Consider that many folks, myself included, like big screens but are not enamored of 3D in its current iterations. It is reasonably foreseeable that 3D tech will advance to the point of unassisted viewing/immersion (no glasses required) as a baseline standard. It would seem then that today's current 3D tech may be rendered as a rather glaring example of planned obsolescence - albeit a timely marketing coup of the first order.
I, for one, am content to wait. In the meantime, large screen HD 2D displays have my full attention.
Now as for the LC-70LE732U... If the quality control - and subsequent PQ, of course - are up to snuff, Sharp may well have a viable niche winner with this display. We can but hope...