I bought an LC-60LE640U at Best Buy this past weekend. It's taking the place of a Toshiba Regza 55" 55ZV650U, which has been stellar for the last two years (I'm moving the Toshiba into the Rec-Room to replace an out of date rear projection JVC). I'm impressed with the small footprint this 60" HDTV makes in height, width and depth. It's only a half inch taller than the 55" Toshiba, and 1 1/4" wider.. Some of the reports I've read on this Sharp series had me prepared for lack of "pop" in the edge lit LED image, but I wasn't expecting it to be as "soft" as it's turned out to be. I've wrestled with it for the last three days trying to dial it in for the sort of pop I was getting out of the Toshiba, but have come to realize that it just isn't there.
I'm an avid golf fan so I spent a lot of time watching the U.S. Open on it while I was tweaking. While I could get an image that appears to be accurate, it just doesn't quite "wow" me as much as my 2 1/2 year old Toshiba LCD. I'm glad I read all the comments here regarding turning of the motion enhancement. The first thing I saw when I first turned the set on was Phil Mickelson hitting a tee shot off the 15th hole, which turned into two balls....
And they call this "Motion Enhancement"!?
I turned it off and everything was fine. I sensed a little motion judder, but nothing show stopping for the price.
I tried Da-Game-Pimps settings from the 632 and honestly thought the colors were a little washed out on the 640U. I then tried the Standard settings with some drastic changes to backlight, brightness, contrast, to arrive at something that has more pop, but doesn't look as artificial as the "Dynamic" picture settings. I'll post what I've got once they are final. I'm hoping to eventually arrive at something that doesn't make me constantly think the screen is dirty. I now know what is meant by the DSE. I'm not an unsatisfied customer, I realize I've still got a lot to learn to really understand what I've got on my hands. The set is working great with my XBox 360, particularly with Tiger Woods 13. I haven't sinced any lag of note with it.