Pros Web TV Widgets included. News, sports, weather, traffic, games, and a widget called ScreenDreams, including high definition images from space, beahces, forrests, and mountain ranges. No color calibration needed out of the box. A++ Energy efficient.
Cons Sound out of the speakers is not good. You will definitely need a Home Theatre System. Reflective Screen, a non glossy finish may have been nicer. High glossy finish on the frame of the TV makes it susceptible to fingerprints and denting.
Summary I really enjoy this LED TV's WEB based interactive features, making it one step closer to true integration between Internet and Home TV.Standard TV reception is awesome!
The best thing is the TV's ability to be used as one huge screen saver with high definition images from all around the world.
Also has a USB port and USB software making it easy to manager pictures and music from a USB devicde.
Four HDMI ports and enough inputs and outputs to connect many other devices like my PS3 or HD Cable Converter, or a DVD, and a Home Theatre.
I dislike the fact that it cost me $1,379 dollars but I guess they are worth every cent.
Blacks are deep and screen uniformity is perfect. No light filtering through the sides or the corners. TV will automatically adjust to lighting conditions in the room.
I switched from an LG to a Sharp and am glad I did.
I know the screen itself is manufactured and assembled in Japan.
The only thing that I found challenging was programming digital tv off of the airwaves (rabbit antenna), but configuration of individual channels is possible.
I played a game of Blackjack on Aquos Net. I really like the fact that you can stream news headlines to a small portion or the entire screen, keeping me up to date in the early hours of the morning. Has many different widgets that can be setup through the WEB TV feature. Amazing Web Support allowing a technician to remotely connect to your TV and do any necessary adjustments. Web support via LAN. Owners manual on screen.
Updated on Oct 27, 2009
Standard TV (over the airwaves) looks like digital TV, while Digital Cable TV looks like HD TV. Huge difference while watching regular TV channels (NON HD) on my new Sharp compared to my old LG 37" LC7D. Watching regular TV is a true pleause on this 40" LE700UN. I was wathcing a movie on HBO and it really looks like HD. And HD will blow your mind.
I made a side by side comparison of my Sharp Le700UN and a Samsung 750 Series and there is a huge difference in visuals and dispplay; resolution, specifically.
I played the same HD-DVD simultaneously on my new Sharp and Samsung's 750 Series and Sharp's image is way better. I mean there is a HUGE difference.
If you are thinking of buying an LCD, go with Sharp's LED Series.
Its back panel is fully arrayed with LEDS, although with non-dimming technology.
Not as thin as Samsungs LED Design but nevertheless, going with Sharp's LE700UN was the right thing to do.
Eddie Muller, MX
Pros Nice color and pictures, low power consumption, light weight, works great with PC and is a good TV for video games!!!
Cons No issues so far
Summary A great TV with good color, brightness and picture that is environmentally sound with just half the power consumption of other TVs!
Pros clarity, economy
Cons over-abundance of menu selections
Summary Easy viewing and price-wise = recommended
Pros 120hz, LED, easy to hang, easily compatible, low energy, breathtaking picture.
Cons the border looks sort of cheap. but only compared to say a samsung ToC tv.
Summary Everything you need in a tv for a low price. mine was $1'150 3 months ago.
Pros -Good Color
-Quality black reproduction
Cons -motion blur is a constant battle
-the blacks smear in dark scenes
-dark scenes also get grainy and the motion blur only gets worse
Summary Overall this is an ok LCD tv, if it were a fluorescent back lit lcd. However this is an LED, as I'm sure you know if you are reading this review. When you look at its performance in comparison to other LED tv's it falls horribly short. There are problems with motion blur and black smear in dark scenes. It is good for well lit scenes but other than that it's pretty bad. If you are looking at this tv for gaming just stay away all together. I returned this tv after many many hours of calibration, adjusting and talking to different people trying to help me with the settings. I ended up returning it and getting a samsung LCD, not led, and it has outperformed this tv in many areas.