Pros Super sharp black levels HD channels are really sharp on this set. The 3D quality is the best I have seen and I do have two 55 inch 3D sets and the quality is not even close. if you connect the set to the internet either wired or wireless you have several
Cons Set is still new for the market place so all the codes needed for the universal remotes are not out so I have to hit 2 buttons to turn on or off all my devices. This should be fixed in a few weeks with a software release.
Summary If you have the 7K to spend and a room that can handle a 70 inch set you will be thrilled with the quality off the Sharp Elite.
Pros Awesome black levels, excellent color and picture quality! Excellent off angle viewing. Oh and its 70".
Cons Price! Yikes! But then again, if you have to ask how much this set costs, then maybe you should consider something that isn't so ELITE.
Summary Ok so the wife and I (and soon to be born baby) went to see this TV over at our Best Buy Magnolia. We own an ELITE Plasma 50" from when PIONEER made them, and to this day we absolutely love our TV. We still get compliments for its picture quality and most people leave our home wondering why their TV isn't so nice. I was extremely skeptical about this new LED version only because I don't particularly like even the best LED's to date, prior to this TV. BUT, and this is an 8000 dollar but, I must say, the picture, the color, the sharpness and clarity of this TV is phenomenal! Black Levels are no joke on this bad boy and I am extremely particular about black levels since I watch my ELITE plasma daily. 5 stars for sure for this TV.. my only question is how I'm going to come up with the cash to get one of these home! Before you buy anything else find this TV and take a look at it. If anything its free to see!
To David Katzmaier, will you be reviewing this ELITE any time soon? I am very interested to hear what you think of the advancements made in this TV, as we as your in depth analysis of its performance.
Pros Very good 3D,size, look, very clear picture especially for its size, lots of options, not too heavy, good for gaming, excellent colors/blacks
Cons Did have an issue with the remote not connecting to the TV after the 1st year (the power button wasn't working),so they quickly swapped out a new TV. No issues since, price is steep, probably better cost effective solutions, but I didnt care :-).
Pros True blacks. Absolute clarity.
Cons Price. But hey, it beats the heck out of everything else.
Summary My biggest concern, and rumor I read... is that there's an 80" version of this TV coming out in August 2012. Has anyone heard anything on this?? My room can handle 80 or more, I need to know soon because I 'settled' for this 70", and don't have much time before I can get a refund & wait for the 80". Thanks!!!
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