Played around with my new one last night.
So far very impressed. Outperforms the Samsung HP-T5064 it replaced in every category, perhaps save one: I did notice some motion flicker during the hockey game on the puck when it was travelling fast, but you really had to pay attention to notice this. My old plasma would not have that issue. As for the quick movements of the players or an action scene in 24 season 8, the tv had no problem handling those and there was no discernible motion flicker, even when I stood really close.
Handles 1080p24 properly, without any need to tinker with the settings on my Blu-ray.
I found it was preferable to keep the motion plus at "120Hz low" to watch hockey/basketball last night. "120Hz high" doesn't seem to make that much of a difference, however. Motion plus doesn't seem to make any difference at all for other types of programming, althoug I'll reserve judgment on that.
I have noticed a slight difference in the black levels between the four corners of the tv and the rest of the screen when the image being displayed is black. As noticed by some on this forum previously, the image near the corners tends to look just a bit lighter (the effect of the location of the leds no doubt). Interestingly, when I changed my viewing angle to slightly from either side, this effect disappears. So the effect appears to be most prominent for the person sitting right in the middle.
Does anybody know how Film Mode should be used properly? I fiddled around with it for half an hour yesterday on all of its settings, and I just couldn't find a setting where it didn't make things worse. Like many of you in this forum, I have now turned it completely off.
Had to look carefully for the DSE mentioned in the review. It's there, but you have to go looking for it. I had to point it out to my wife and now she said that she wished I hadn't, because before she never knew it was there.
Dimly lit scenes are handled adequately (I wouldn't say excellently), although that may improve with a proper calibration, whcih I do intend to get done after about 150 hours or so.
This is the second Sharp model I've seen with a bit of natural lag between sound and lip-synch (my father's 60" has the same issue). Not a big deal, as I adjusted my receiver to compensate. 70 ms did the trick on all modes.
Haven't played with any of the apps yet, although my wife says that the Netflix interface for the TV is slightly superior to the playstation interface for Netflix.
Very happy so far. Will report again soon.