Thumbs up Sharp LC-60E69U
I recently bought one from a local openbox store, and, for $850, I am more than impressed.
I know its 'only' LCD, but, the PQ is awesome and , despite not being a 'smart' TV, it does everything I need.
Screen Size Class 60" Class (60-1/32" Diagonal)
Panel Type High Performance LCD
Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080
Backlight System CCFL
Viewing Angles 176º H / 176º V
Audio System 8W + 8W
120Hz Frame Rate Yes
Tuning System ATSC / QAM / NTSC
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Response Time 4ms
AQUOS® Series Yes
Quattron™ quad pixel technology No
AQUOS Advantage℠ Support Yes
HD Component 1
Composite Video 1
Audio Inputs (L/R) 2 RCA
PC 1 (15-pin D-sub)
Power Consumption AC (watts) 400W (0.2 Stand-by)
Power Source 120V
Weight & Dimensions
Dimensions (wxhxd) (inches) 78/127 x 35-5/127 x 4-82/127
Dimensions with Stand (wxhxd) (inches) 56 x 37-91/127 x 13
Weight with Stand (lbs.) 88.2
Cabinet Color Black
Limited Warranty 1 year parts and labor from date of purchase
Remote Control Yes
Table Stand Yes
Its a good looking set, but, its kinda thick as compared to most new LED's and Plasmas. I am not kidding myself, this TV was probably 'put together' for the Xmas 2011 season, and, the outer case may be from an earlier model. Its in a good spot in my room, and, the thickness is not noticed :-)
All 3 HDMI inputs are being used (TV, BD and XBOX) as well as the VGA input. There is a component and an analog video input as well. I use the analog audio out to goto my audio sytem as there is no optical audio out. The digital coax audio output can only be used with the PC and the TUNER inputs.
As far as the picture on this thing....I mostly watch my HTPC (via the VGA input) and play XBOX360. The HTPC is fantastic, rocking at a very clear 1360 x 768. The XBOX, in 1080p , is nice as well, I do NOT notice any game lag, and I play a lot of online multiplayer games, despite the TV not having a 'GAME' mode.
The TV picture , of course, depends on the source. HD looks good on most channels (I have telus optik tv) and SD is watchable, actually, my 60" LG plasma didnt look as good in SD as this one.
I dont notice much of a 'light bleed' issue.
The menu is adequate, and, options are just 'ok'. The picture controls, have the basics, like contrast etc, but also have advanced settings to turn on/off and set variables for things like noise reduction and 120hz level.
The remote is basic, and not universal...the TV blended seamlessly being controlled by my Harmony 650 remote anyway.
I will Post My settings to compare to others in a bit.
Overall, great price, great TV.