| "Annoying horizontal band appeared"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User from Atlanta, Georgia|
|After having this TV for awhile, a giant horizontal band appeared across the bottom half of the screen. Now the tint of the bottom half of the screen is different from the top half of the screen. There is no setting or adjustment that can be made to fix this issue. This is extremely annoying and depressing given the amount of money I paid.|
| "Sharp LC46D64U - Banding Ruined this Television"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User from New York, NY United States|
|I absolutely found the banding issues (vertical lines of color non-uniformity) unacceptable when spending over $1000 on a television. I unfortunately did not do my research prior to buying this television, and was so consumed by the unbelievably low price that I jumped on it. What a mistake. After a few weeks of viewing (and researching) I began to notice the vertical banding issue that others have noted seeing with this television. Most noticeable as noted in other reviews - during panning shots and uniform color screens. I ended up calling Sharp and they sent out a local repair person to take a look. The tech immediately agreed that banding was prevalent and took pictures (attempted to anyway - not easily photographed). I then called up Sharp Aquos customer support, and after some back and forth, I must say that I am pleased with their service. After owning the TV for 10 months, they reimbursed me a pro-rated portion of the original price (I bought this directly through Sharp). I know they've offered others exchanges/ replacements, but I insisted that this was unacceptable as I know that although banding is not prevalent on all Sharps, I was not willing to risk it. It's a shame b/c the TV's functionality and such is really good - the banding and buyer regret was too much for me to take. Don't buy this television. Samsung (I just purchased the new 46 inch B750 series), Sony, or Panasonic are a much better bet. Check out "AVS Forum" or Youtube "Sharp Banding Issue" (Master and Commander example) or BING! "Sharp Banding Issue." Weatlh of information there. Word to the wise - do your research!|
| "Sharp LC-46D82U Problems after 20-months"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User from Aurora, OH USA|
|We purchased the Sharp LC-46D82U in June 2007 from a local Big-Box store. The television worked beautifully until February 2009 at which time it started experiencing a blanked-out or vertically lined area about 12 x 12 inches in the upper right had corner of the screen. |
Initially the problem was intermittent but within several weeks the damaged area of the screen became constant. We contacted Sharp who contacted a local Sharp Electronics Master Service Center. After four visits to our home and the replacement of both the LCD Controller and an internal cable the problem remains. And yes, the problem was confirmed to be with the television.
Although Sharp Techical Support attempted to diagnose the problem, they were unsuccesful. Because of their attempts and the attempts of the Service Center I am giving this a 2-star rating. Otherwise it would be 1-star rating. The unit is out of warranty but we expected a longer service life than 20-months for the Aquos line of Sharp televisions. The Sharp was purchased to replace a Sony Trinitron that was still working fine after 18-years of use.
We are now researching for a replacement television and the Sharp Aquos line will not even be considered. We will probably purchase a Sony Bravia LCD since, in our experience, they are a better quality television.
| "Great Picture, Dumb Remote"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User from tx|
|Great picture, using over the air digital channel. If you are someoene like me who doesnt have too much time, doesnt mess around with too many settinmgs and is just looking for a good TV out of the box, this is one of them . I dont have the patience or the inclination to mess with too many settings. I just want it to work . |
The only issue is that the remote design was done by someone who wasnt very bright. The remote is HUGE, not very well designed and the channel and volume controls are placed awkardly and not very easy to use them. It;s horrible to be honest. you have been warned. but if you can live with it, go ahead and buy this product.
| "No issues after a year"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User from Epping, NH United States|
|We purchased this TV on Black Friday 2007. A year later, we're still incredibly happy with our purchase. |
HD signals look incredibly. Normal tv signals are still watchable.
I've noticed sometimes with really fast sports that the tv sometimes has trouble keeping up. This is pretty rare and usually with sports that involve fast panning by the camera.
The only other thing I noticed after we got the TV was that commercials are crazy loud. Our old TV I believe had a feature that automatically adjusted the volume level of commercials so they weren't louder than the program. This TV definitely does not have that feature!
| "Save your money, buy a Sony"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User|
|I've wanted an HDTV for a long time. Ever since I set my eyes on the crisp picture and vibrant color that high definition had to offer I was determined to have one. So after years of waiting and saving I finally decided I was going to take the plunge. I took the time to do my research and after a month or so of comparing reviews and staring aimlessly at in store floor models I decided that the Sharp Aquos 46 inch LCD HDTV was exactly what I was looking for. After all, it was a quality product that got great reviews at a comparable price, how could I possibly go wrong? |
After I bought my television I took it home and carefully unpacked it, plugged it, turned it on and basked in all the glory that Sharp had to offer. For a short time, the relationship was a good one. I came home and it dazzled me with a crisp fluid picture, superior sound, and a full 1080p resolution, I was in love. A whole new world was at my finger tips, Dirty Jobs never looked so dirty, I was totally smitten. Then suddenly without notice, everything changed.
The screen went black and the sound went off. This happened in 20 to 25 minute intervals. Frustrated, I did what every good consumer would do, I called customer support. Naturally they walked me through all the obvious troubleshooting steps, is the TV on? Is the power chord plugged in? Is the sleep timer on? No, no and no. Twenty five wasted Verizon minutes later they decided they were going to send out a tv repair man to resolve the issue. Keep in mind, at this point I'd owned the TV for one month. The repairman determined (on the phone) the problem was the circuit board. How can you determine the solution to a problem without physically diagnosing it? Initially, after the parts were replaced everything went smoothly. The TV, by all accounts, was running full steam...at least for a little while.
Within three days, the screen went black and the sound went off...again. I sat on my couch perplexed, how could Sharp put out such a subpar product? What ever happened to the customers always right? After all I owned the product for little over a month, don't I deserve a new television? I guess not. Suffice to say I'm not happy. Tomorrow I'll call Sharp again, and most likely they'll be sending out ANOTHER repairman to not fix my television. So if I could give you one piece of advice it's this, save your money and by a Sony.