Pros This HDTV produces the black level that exceeds the Panasonic Kuro plasma HDTV. The picture quality is just sensational with the help of local dimming technology.
Cons Can't really think of one. If I really have to say one then I have to say that the sound quality can not be compared to the home theater quality.
Summary This is one of the HDTV that I highly recommend you to get. Also, feel free to check out http://www.squidoo.com/best-hdtv on information on what is the best HDTV to get for this year.
Pros Blacks are just as good or better than kuro black levels
Whites and pure
Picture detail is excellent
Lots of picture tweaking controls
Excellent 3D (2 sets of glasses included)
Quiet (no fan noise)
Doesn't produce lots of heat
Cons No discrete remote control code support
Off axis the best of any lcd I've seen, but still not close to what a plasma can do
Blue, green, and cyan colors need some adjustment OOTB
Summary One of the best HDTVs I've sever seen and hands down the best LCD when it comes to black levels and picture detail....even when compared to the Pioneer Elite Kuro plasmas. It can be pricey if you pay retail, but the 70" can be had for ~$6000 if you find the right dealer
Pros Black Level & Contrast
Cons Color decoder errors, purple goes blue, and highly reflective screen.
Summary Sharp Elite LED is a very good set and those paying the Elite Tax will be rewarded with arguably the finest set available; however, these Elite' have a color accuracy issue. Once Sharp releases a software glitch fix this set should be worthy of the CNET headline & accolades given by DavidK; however, the set still cost 2x larger Panasonic & Samsung Plasma's. In addition, after the 2011 "Value Electronics" HDTV Shoot Out posted on youtube, (2) of the many sets ISF calibrators D-Ice & Kevin Miller, felt the Samsung Plasma, with it's reference color accuracy, was the better TV (1-Pana, 2-Sams, 1-LG, 1-Sony, 1-Elite). The Elite LED did edge out the plasma's in black level. Maybe the next generation Elite TV's can take the trophy on all fronts. But with contrast so good on all the Shoot Out sets it makes sense to stick with plasma and use the saved money for keeping milk in the refrigerator and the kids in braces.
Pros Outstanding Picture Quality
Sense of Awe Watching Some Movies
Excellent Support From Sharp
Flickering Backgrounds In Some Circumstances
Summary If you're looking for the TV set that inspires the most jaw drops, then this is it. Movies come to life a little more and the picture pops like no other I've seen! It really is outstanding.
That said, you sort of expect perfection from a TV set so expensive, and this set falls a tad short. The biggest issue is that backgrounds can flicker under the wrong settings and circumstances (as if a flickering candle lit one area of the screen) and you can notice slight banding every once in awhile.
The good news is that tweaking settings can alleviate the flickering problem to the point where it's no longer distracting, but you should set your expectations that this is the best set around, but is nevertheless imperfect.
Pros better than kuro black levels
better than kuro sharpness
better than kuro clarity
Cons price (although you can always negotiate around this problem)
some DSE (albeit less than my kuro)
still waiting on the promised update to fix the slight color issue
Summary As a long-time Kuro owner (151), happy to have finally found a set that not only meets but beats the PQ of my old kuro at a larger size. I've sat in a room with both sets side by side. The new elite walks away from the kuro pretty quickly. The new elite has better black levels, clarity, and sharpness. The kuro looks muddled in comparison.