Sharp LC-80LE757 80-inch Aquos Quattron 1080p 240Hz Smart LED 3D HDTV

  • QUATTRON Color Technology: Exclusive Quattron color technology delivers a billion more colors, so you get a more powerful picture with brighter yellows, deeper blues, and richer golds. By adding 2 million yellow subpixels, Quattron creates a more realistic picture with greater detail and brightness – a feat that standard TV simply can’t achieve.
  • AQUOS 1080p LED Display: Using photo-alignment technology that’s precision crafted to let more light through in bright scenes and shut more light out in dark scenes, the AQUOS 1080p LED Display with a 4 million: 1 contrast ratio creates a picture so real you can see the difference.
  • 240Hz Refresh Rate with AquoMotion 480: See sharper, more electrifying action with the most advanced panel refresh rates available today. AquoMotion, Sharp’s backlight scanning technology, doubles the effective refresh rate to hit you with all the power that fast-moving sports and movies can deliver.
  • SmartCentral Smart TV with Dual-Core Processor & built in Wi-Fi: Sharp®’s intuitive Smart TV lets you quickly connect to your favorite content and instantly access apps like Facebook®, Twitter®, and YouTube®, plus streaming movies, music, games, and websites you love.
  • Slim Design: The brilliant AQUOS® LED display is embraced by a striking new frame that’s thinner around the screen and slimmer in depth, so it can fit just about anywhere.

The most important fact you need to know about this TV is that it is a matte screen. None of the manufacturers seem to publish this important detail for some reason. You have to see for yourself or read reviews to figure it out. If you have any windows in the room with your TV, this will likely be the most important feature of your TV. Unfortunately, Sharp is one of the only manufacturers still using matte screens on their large tvs. I believe that is because there is a slight penalty to pay with contrast, but if you have windows around, the glare wouldn’t allow you to see any contrast difference between matte and glossy screen. I will admit Samsung glossy screens now have a very good filter on most of their models that would rate a distant second to this sharp for reducing glare. I hope manufacturers will go back to matte as most TVs will be placed in a room with light, not a black theatre room.

I gave four stars because I had the exact same impression as another reviewer regarding artifacts. The “soap opera effect” is terrible, especially if you use the ?480 hz refresh. If you bump it down to the lowest refresh, the effect is minimized. I was also aghast at how terrible a golf ball looks flying across the screen. This too was diminished after adjusting refresh but there are still artifacts.

Setting up color, contrast,etc…
I’ve had some problems here. I used the Disney WOW blu-ray to adjust these settings. Worked like a champ on my old LG (I would have purchased another one, but they are glossy now). However, when I set up this set and go back to HD TV (uverse) everything is way too yellow. I’m not sure if it’s a problem with my setup or the television. Maybe we can see good settings published from the other reviewer or cnet soon.

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