"Prepare to be overwhelmed!"4.5 starson by Darinfa
Pros: HUGE, clear picture, plenty of inputs, WiFi, thin, low energy.
Cons: Although there is WiFi, there is no browser, and limited apps, also no keyboard on the remote.
Summary: First of all, lets start with some details. I upgraded to this 70" 733 model a week ago from a 50" SONY SXRD XBR that I bough 5 years ago. I thought the Sony was awesome, but I have to tell you this Sharp blows it out of the water. I evaluated the 732U, 733U, 734U and soon to be released (735U/935U). The 732U is only 120hz, which I would deter you away from, when the TV gets this big, and the HD picture is scrolling across this monster screen, you want a HIGH refresh rate. The 733U and the 734U are the exact same as far as I could tell, just different models for different retailers, and they have 240hz refresh rate. The soon to be released 735U and 935U are 3D models. Everything else is the same as the 733/4 from what I can tell, so if you need 3D in your life, you might wait a little longer, and dish out the extra $1000.
Picture Quality- It is almost surreal, my girlfriend and I watched a DVD of "Marley and Me" on the first night, and even though it wasn't a BLURAY it was amazingly clear! Almost too clear. The best way I can explain it, is that it seemed as though you were on set and you could see the lighting shining on the actors, also you become more aware of the camera angles and the constant movement of the camera, definitely takes some getting used to. When it comes to your signal, you had better have a good HD signal! I have DirecTV and cannot handle watching anything in Standard Definition anymore, this TV will pixelate even the slightest bad signals. Sports are the BEST because they aren't staged. Also, I should note that viewing angles are great, I notice almost no change in brightness when i sit to either side of the TV as opposed to straight on. minimal glare as well, and with the LED backlight, watching TV even during the day is bright and clear.
WiFi-Setup was extremely easy, took me 5 minutes! But once connected I realized the limitations here. Although this is an internet TV, you are limited to what you can do. You can only access the 10 or so applications that are pre-installed (VuDu, Netflix, CinemaNow, Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, Wikipedia, Pandora, and a couple others that I most likely won't use). I wish YouTube, and a browser was on here. Also, there is no keyboard on the remote, so typing can be a pain. Applications can be accessed via a button push on the remote, but the 3 "Favorites" buttons are preassigned and not interchangeable from what I can tell.
The TV is about 97lbs so light enough for 2 people to lift easily, I found a good swing arm wall mount that was rated for 150lbs and I feel VERY comfortable with it mounted to the wall and not falling off. The hole pattern was 400mm across, the same as most 55" models.
As far as would I buy again, DEFINITELY, and would I recommend DEFINITELY, the TV looks about 20% larger in my living room that it did in the store. I can't wait til football season!