The reality of how big the Sharp 90” LC-90LE745U really is starts to set in when you see how big the box is. In fact, the box weighs around 240+ pounds. We can still remember how big our first 40-inch LCD seemed when we unboxed it and set it up on TV stand. Setting up a 90-inch TV gives us that feeling all over again.
When I first sat down in front of the LC-90LE745U, I was about 5 feet away and wondered if I was too close since it's so big. Fortunately, I got used to the size rather quickly. Most of your immediate field of vision in front of you will be absorbed by this TV as long as you are not sitting too far away, and that's a good thing. The color and brightness are prefect (set to Dynamic-fixed); I don’t have to do anything else except set Motion Enhancement to 120Hz Low for clearer picture) and OPC to Off.
One of the most important aspects about a big, heavy TV like this is its base. You obviously don't want a $10K+ LCD to feel unstable. In the case of the LC-90LE745U, the base is made from heavy-duty plastic and is quite sturdy. I wasn’t worried at all about the TV tipping over or the base not being strong enough. The stand weighs roughly 10 pounds while the panel weighs almost 141 pounds, which combines for a weight of around 150 pounds (reminds me of my old 40-inch CRTs). For an LCD, that might sound chunky, but remember this is a 90-inch screen. It's really a very respectable weight.
Overall, the design and construction of the LC-90LE745U left me rather impressed. The base of the stand definitely isn't a minimalist's design, but I can appreciate its sturdiness. I also appreciate the relatively thin bezel that surrounds the screen.
Out of the box AV Mode setting was set to “Auto” and OPC “On-Display”. Tell you the truth I was a bit disappointed at first but then I changed the AV Mode to Dynamic (fixed) and OPC to Off, it is like day and night
If you are considering purchasing the LC-90LE745U (or any huge monitor), I highly recommend that you pay close attention to its dimensions and make sure it will fit well in your room environment. Just assuming or guessing and being wrong could leave you with an expensive shipping expense for a return.
Compare to Samsung ES9000:
Samsung has sharper picture (not by much), brighter picture (Set your Sharp to Dynamic-fixed then both will be equal) and ES9000 has better black but many set has clouding issue.