Spent a couple wks looking over dozens of TV in the class. This TV was priced right and is from the same people that make the only 90" LED TV (from what I have read). Gotta tell you something about Sharp's technology.
Didn't even spend time tuning it yet and it works great! Have had it for a month. Multiple devices hooked up to it including HD cable service, game consoles, blu-ray player and a Chromecast. Everything looks spectacular. The stand it comes with is surprisingly stable. Definitely need two people to unpack and setup.
A bright, sunny room has the image looking a little darker than it should, so some fine tuning will be required. Also, the options are a bit overwhelming as there are a lot of them. So, my recommendation is to take it one step at a time thinking about what you need to get done to enjoy the TV without spending a lot of time up front going through each option. Also, the audio and video were out of sync when I first setup the home theater system. A quick tweak in the home theater system to delay the audio a few ms and all is great! I think this may have to do with using ARC over HDMI.
Found the custom naming of the HDMI inputs valuable and the Aquos audio sync a huge help.
Review 2 for LC70LE857U
Wonderful Picture and Good Sound
November 29, 2013
This set is so much better then the Vizio 70 inch M series T.V. I returned. The one flaw is the statement on the box, the hype-thunderous sound as I told Sharp be truthful, the sound is about the same as the Vizio set, but the picture is so much better as is the quality. Vizio makes an expense set that is cheaply made, Sharp is quality and worth it no doubt, just improve the sound to thunderous.
Review 3 for LC70LE857U
Severe lip sync problem
September 23, 2013
Picture quality, features and TV value are all great. Unfortunatly, there is a severe problem with lip sync (audio out of sync with persons lips). After several unsuccessful attempts to correct the problem, Sharp has now advised me that the TV cannot properly process signal from my cable box (blaming the cable box). Will now have to look into a return.
Review 4 for LC70LE857U
Need to add the con
April 14, 2013
I may not have mentioned this in previous review, but the ONLY con I have experienced thus far is the edge-lighting, even in dark scenes, the edge-lit screen interferes. Sharp MUST improve this with micro-dimming technology on these models. My understanding is that the "Elite" model have the technology. SHARP, please find a economical way to resolve this issue!
Out of the box, this TV is brilliant!!! The 12-million:1 Contrast with SuperBright LEDs makes all the difference in the world!!! I upgraded from the 757 to this model and the difference is NIGHT and DAY!!! Make the sacrifice and pay the extra for this top tier 70-inch model!! It compares to Sony and Samsung, I AM SUPER PLEASED and happy to know that Sharp offers these large screens at economical prices!! KUDOS!