Pros It's big....and really, really expensive.
Cons It has a crappy picture...which means it's NOT worth the money! 3 out of 5 stars when you admit is has a crappy picture....it's a TV, if the picture is crappy it should receive 1 out of 5....explains why most people only come here for the pictures!
Summary CNET, your reviews are useless, and here's my proof. This is what you wrote on your front page, "If you're looking to wow your friends or fill a wall, then the 80-inch Sharp LC-80LE632U is one of the best TVs you can buy", but then followed it immediately with, "but ho-hum picture quality makes it a questionable value." Really? So basically, ho-hum picture quality, which is THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF A TV, makes it "one of the best TV's you can buy." Do you guys even realize how dumb most of your reviews have become? You need to expand your ratings from 5 to 10 stars, realize most people do not want and can not afford a TV over 1K, and stop kissing the industry's butt and tell the truth about the products you review.
-You can brag about it
That's about it...
Cons -Uses 1080p technology....
-Much heavier than a plasma, which is sad for an LCD panel
-Poor viewing angles
-Boasts the same price tag as the pointless Bose VideoWave television...
Summary Has it even occured to the TV manufacturers that they should be using high-density LCD panels like the ones in our computer monitors??? Our 27" monitors for sale today have around 2560x1440,although with a hefty price tag... But for an average price of $5,000, this TV could include a high-density display with a ridiculously high resolution.
I really believe that it is time to stop focusing on 3D, it came and went in the 50s and 60s, it came back briefly in the late 1990s and out again in the early 2000s... 3D is quite simply, a phase... And since companies are focusing more on 3D than a higher resolution set, everyone is scared to release anything higher than 1080p because nothing other than PCs broadcast or produce a signal with such resolution, meaning that the TV will have to dramatically stretch the image, or have a large loss of usable screen space if the image were displayed pixel per pixel...
So, simply put, 1080p is extremely dated, and the TV industry definitely needs a revamp the the resolution department.
Pros 1) Great black color - The blacks are as BLACK as anything I have seen out there. CNET, did you really see this TV before writing your review???
2) Unbelievable picture quality
4) Very low motion blur (I'm a sports nut). I'm loving it!
Cons 1) Sorta difficult to get setup correct.I finally went online and found pro settings and I started there.
2) Price I guess. I paid $3999 and I see a bit better pricing out there. I just don't know if I can trust online sellers if there;s any issues.
Summary I love this TV as does everyone who sees it. Not only is the size overwhelming at first but the picture is as well. It's a treat to watch as no TV I have seen is as stunning. Talk about seeing imperfections in people. It's like the first time seeing HD, remember watching all of the nature stuff. Its like that all over again.
CNET, did you really see this TV before reviewing it...Cmon,you can tell us.
The TV must be set up and not reviewed at BestBuy's or Costco (or worse, sight unseen). This TV has PERFECT black dark colors, I mean BLACK so I'm not sure where the CNET reviewer is coming from.
As for the comment about it so heavy you'll need help carrying it, are you kidding me, it's 84" wide. CNET, did you expect to hang it by yourself if it was lighter? Duh, its an LCD.
The PQ when the source is good is the sharpest and most real I have seen when comparing to others including my 65" Sony XBR. The quality from a good HD source is truly amazing. Really, CHECK IT OUT, you'll see.
Pros Screen Size ...I really love the Picture quality ...HD feels like you are on set....i have had quite a few LED(s) Samsung LG etc..looking at the device in Store it was okay...took it home plugged it up MAGIC
Cons The setup process was cumbersome....the Processor moved a bit slowly at first running through the setup then again i have Apple Tv ,Xbox, Nintendo Wi ,Cable Set Top box , internet connectivity...After it was all said and Done i am happy
Summary The TV is HUGE the Pic Quality for the "average non Videophile" was great everything is fantastic, it would be nice if people who actually SAW/OWNED the unit ,give a review and not people who read reviews that just makes comments....I am a satisfied user/owner
Pros Good color, lots of inputs, Logical function, easy to navigate, 3D seems better than my 60" Sony, 3D sound quite realistic, at just under 120 pound, it can still be mounted on the wall.
Cons Viewing angle is the worst in the LED/LCD TV class. if you are only 10 degrees off the center in any directions, the color begin to wash out and black becomes gray. The further you are from the center, the worst it becomes.
Summary Coming from 72" DLP, I am quite disappointed with the picture of this TV, so much for Quattro! I have owned many other LED/LCD TV's and even the lowly Target branded "Element" has better color and much wider viewing angle. I also owned Sony EX 60", LG 47", Sony XBR 60", Samsung 50", Westinghouse 32". Toshiba 72" and Sylvania 22" so I have lots to compare with.