"Great Look, Good Performance"4.0 starson by yes85rod
Cons: Glass Front shows Reflections
Summary: I received this set in May 2011 after hitting certain goals set forth from my employer. I love it. It does seem to have some color balance issues, but I am not the best screen adjuster.
That said it has amazing color! (Contradictory, I know)
But seriously, the colors seem to pop at you. And it is bright! The outer bezel of the set could be thinner but it at least looks good overall. I tell people it kind of reminds me of a giant iPad.
After using it for a year I was disappointed that the glowing lights on the bottom of the set (Sharp, Sharp Emblem, Control Panel) seemed to be getting really dim. I find this weird since they are suppose to be just some white LEDs but who knows. Maybe SHARP went cheap on them.
I also am not the biggest fan of the touch control panel, preferring physical buttons, but it makes for a neat appearance. The quality of the design is excellent with Glass everything. Does give the set a little bit of weight but not too much.
All said I love this unit. I would recommend to anyone on the fence about it. I definitely would have bought it May 2010-May2011 for asking price. Today I would only spend up to $800 on it as there are better sets for the money now.