I recently just bought this TV, and I have to say, I like it for what I paid ($1,000CDN + HST 13%), but have some major issues with this TVs features I should highlight. I've filed an official complaint with Sharp Canada.
Hello Sharp Support Canada,
I've recently purchased your LC52LE640U model 52" LED Sharp Aquos TV, which I'm very happy with for the most part, except for 2x things which I can't help but feel cheated over. I've updated the TV to 219U1207181 firmware as a worthy mentionable. My issues are as follows:
1) The user manual explcitly states that there is a full functioning web browser within the TV, and I can see the Netfront 2.3v browser is installed, but I cannot browse to any web-page except for Sharp Canada's web-site. Changing the DNS servers to ones I know for a fact work are worthless, and I'm constantly prompted with an error message that the SSL handshake could not be negotiated properly. I am perplexed why Sharp would should not to include arguably one of the most highly demanded features within a TV. What's the point of having wifi with no working web browser? The wifi adapter is completely useless now..................I regret buying this tv now. Do you have any plans to open this up to users in the near future for this model? If not, why?? Very annoyed with this feature being disabled........
2) Your TV locks up constantly when I use USB drives to run videos over the TV's USB port, and mainly happens with divx based videos. The video play used for divx videos is very sluggish and clunky, and I'm running the latest firmware on the TV (219U1207181 to be specific). Very disappointed with this feature as well.
3) Your youtube app is so mind numbingly frustrating to use. I cannot enjoy even the most simple of web enabled features on this TV that you allow. I login to my youtube account, and browsing my favourites doesn't even allow me to pick what favourite video to play, it plays all of them in sequence. I finally figured out how to skip videos by pressing the right d pad, but the app is so slow and clunky, its virtually useless. Very disappointed with this feature as well.
Please advise me on your direction with my complaints.