Ordered my Sharp 80 LC80LE844U from Cleveland Plasma Friday. I live in Prospect, KY and received it Monday morning and absolutely love it! Chris (866-651-0049) at Cleveland Plasma couldn't had been more professional to work with. Did I mention competitive pricing and AAA service too? Even came with a pair of Sharp 3D AN3DG20B glasses which I didn't expect.
Chris (who never sleeps) can best be described as a person who under promises and over delivers. He thinks of everything that can go wrong too. He sent me complete instructions regarding the importance and how to inspect the TV BEFORE signing off on the delivery. The delivery person seemed hesitant, but when I produced Chris's step by step instructions he quickly cooperated.
I agree wholeheartedly - I bought a second 844 from Chris (first came from Paul's) and it was a very pleasant experience - ordered on Sunday afternoon and had the TV this afternoon - no defects noted so far - I had a hockey game on the DVR so I could potentially pick up on the defects I had with my first unit - no problems. The 3D glasses were a pleasnt surprise.
Now the bad news - Sharp is exchanging another TV for my first 844 since it had the problems mentioned in previous posts - that came today also and, just before we mounted it to the articulating arm bracket, I thoght I would follow Chris's advice (even though this was an exchange) - lo and hehold (see attachment) - this is what a cracked LCD looks like on the 844 - needless to say shipment was refused and now Sharp is working on a 2nd exchange - and hopefully some form of compensation for all the time spent. The pic shows all three TV's - the one in the immediate background is from Chris (to be mounted later in a bedroom) and the one behind that is the defective (but still watchible) mounted in family room.
Guess I have some sort of jinx with Sharp TV's - of course the exchange unit was actually a shipping defect, not manufacturing like the first defect. I hope they get it right the third time around.