Pros Black Level & Contrast
Cons Color decoder errors, highly reflective screen. Purple goes blue!
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.
"Broke in 30 mins."on by stinkpaw
Pros None, unless you like the picture to constantly change color.
Cons $7000 for a TV that didn't last 30 minutes!
Summary The TV was set up and delivered and I must say I was not impressed. The picture did not blow me away. My Samsung 8000 looks much better. For example, when playing Xbox tennis, the red clay of Roland Garros would change shade as I played. I'm not sure if this is a fair review as I hadn't tweaked any settings yet, but even if the settings weren't ideal the picture color shouldn't **change** in the middle of a game!
I threw in a Shrek Blu-ray and again the picture didn't wow me. It looked decent but dark. The screen on the TV is very reflective which is a negative that others have mentioned.
Switched to some high-def cable channels and had the same impression. Powered off the TV and read through the manual to learn about the different picture settings. Went to turn it back on and it wouldn't power up. The blue power light just kept blinking. Did a Google search and found out that means an internal circuit fault and the TV needs to be serviced. Total elapsed time: 30 minutes.
For the price I paid this TV should not only have knocked me on my keester but also done my taxes. It is unconscionable that a company has such poor QC that the best TV money can buy breaks in a half hour. That's like buying a Benz and having it break down driving home from the dealer.
Sorry Sharp, this TV is going right back.