"Best 60" LED for the $."5.0 starson by UFGatorGuy20
Pros: - 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.
Cons: - Average audio
- Out of box configuration
- Some inaccurate colors
- Reflective screen
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. Do not let the initial configuration deter you. Throw in some different blu-rays and adjust to your liking. If you're not confident you can do this, several very good pre-set options exist (dynamic, dynamic-fixed, movie, game, etc...). The TV feels very smart with the dynamic option enabled. The TV responds well to adjust brightness and contrast for different channels and inputs.
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, 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...