- Sharp LCD/size
- Built in sound (subwoofer)
- Cabinet design/matte screen
- Smart tv (wifi)
- Wallpaper mode
- Viewing angle (check it out in a local store)
- Connecting to internet, not the easiest
- 3D is kind of gimmicky
Summary It's been a week since my TV was delivered, it was a long wait and I had high expectations. Well I can say that the wait was worth it. I just want to say I'm not a tv/audio snob. If it looks good and sounds good, I don't really get lost in the specs (contrast ratio, gamma, etc...)
PICTURE: Let's start with the picture, I had previous Sharp sets and I thought they were leaders in LCD manufacturing. The picture is amazing (color, dark levels, everything really), I ordered the 60", it was the largest that would fit into the spot I needed and it was big. Go as big as you can afford, it's amazing the difference between a 50 inch sets and this 60. The box it comes in is very large, setting this thing up is a 2 person job. Make sure you have large amount of room lay it flat (on couch cushions) to put the provided stand on. I have a PS3 to play video games and Blu rays and the picture is just stunning. I would like to add that people were complaining about viewing angle (this could still be an issue), I can't comment on that since my TV is in a longer than wider room, so direct on viewing is typical. Another plus is the Matte screen, I hate glossy screens, and because I have a window directly behind the TV it helps tremendously. I would still recommend some thick curtains/blinds when in watching mode. Playing video games on this set is incredible, it also has a QuadPixel 2 feature that smooths out jaggies (anti-aliasing) on games, I was surprised but it made a difference on GTA V (a piece of video game art).
Wallpaper mode was a selling point for us on this tv... it's a large screen and having it turned off is kind of an eye sore (lot of black). The wallpaper feature is pretty amazing, for 38W (about $1/mo) your tv never turns off (dims the picture to look like canvas). Also, it supposedly doesn't use the LED back light so it doesn't reduce the lifespan of your set. When you hit the power button, it pulls pictures from the USB drive (not included) and rotates them ever 2 minutes or so. When people walk in they're like what is that? As far as I am aware of, no other brand offers this feature, I love coming downstairs in the morning seeing a beautiful scene on the TV. This feature along adds a lot of value to me. Great conversation starter while the tv is off.
SOUND: Since we have an older home with old furniture my wife didn't want it to look like a A/V setup in/on/around our TV stand. I've read that a lot of TVs have terrible sound. There are plenty of times when my wife asks me to turn it down on this set... I love that fact that I don't need to buy a separate sound bar. The speakers are hidden well in the cabinet (fire downward under the bezel, sub in the back), keeps the thin aluminum bezel with diamond cut edges (kind of like the iPhone5/s) looking clean. Once this thing is setup, you can run the whole entertainment experience from one remote. The design and construction is of high quality, does not feel/look cheap.
SMART TV: setting up the internet connection (wireless) on this was a bit annoying. The first day I tried I got fed up and even considered using the PS3 as my media box. The next day I managed to get the wifi working, glad I did because I love the smart tv. I don't have any experience with any smart tvs so I didn't know if it was good or not, but I love it. The netflix button on the remote is awesome (no cable at home), great being able to control everything under one remote. The same for the YouTube app, i'm a you tube junkie and I have playlists and channels and this tv is great for that, another great thing is that you can pair your ipad/tablet/phone with youtube and beam to the tv (like chromecast) . It sucks that you can't add/upgrade the apps (looking for spotify). I'm sure there are better SmartTVs out there, but for me it has the two biggest ones I use. Don't over look what the Smart TV part of this set offers, you'll be surprised.
I couldn't get the AQUOS remote app (iOS) to get connected, I guess I'll try again some other time. Not that big of a deal to me, but it's a general theme with this set. Be ready for some initial setup pains with wireless connectivity (this does not include HDMI/USB) those worked flawlessly. Once you have the wireless setup it works great.
3D: I didn't buy this TV because of the 3D, it was actually cheaper with it, than without it... Tried the 3d feature (where it takes a 2d scene and makes it into 3d) on toy story 3 blu-ray. It was ok to say the least... waiting for Avatar blu-ray 3d (PS3 for my 3d player) to show up, if that looks just OK, i will give up on using 3D on this. So far, I preferred watching this set in 2D.
If you're not sure, just go to a store to check it out... but for me, I am very pleased with this TV from the design to the functionality overall a great product. Great value to say the least, you get a high-end set for a budget price.
P.S. before buying, recommend to check for it's best price at: 3dxhdtvs.blogspot.com/p/sharp-lc-60le757u.html
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