Originally Posted by VBB
Does it do that on every input/with every source? Have you tried a factory reset? Good thing is, you're still within the warranty period.
"First off I'm not bashing Sharp", I'm reporting some things already in print from the web. If it helps someone make a PRE decision in stead of a POST regret thought, then be it. Sharp only has to blame their self for their business practices and support of products.
Same site as the 109 complaints from earlier, I came across some more interesting information. See this-
Shay of Houston, TX on Sept. 4, 2014
I hold my electrical engineer postgraduate degree from a top US university. I have studied the same OPC 2-long-5short flickering problem with my LC60LE847U TV for a long time. So my comment is objective. Sharp has a big financial problem in last 5 years and as a result, their board team decided to exchange 10% of their shares with Foxconn for better integration and management. The Foxconn team basically designed Sharp TV with the LCD panel from Sharp factory in Japan, and branded it as a Sharp TV. Foxconn team, in their continuous pursuit of profit margin, outsourced the power supply board to their friends call Delta.
Now do you remember why your laptop monitor has the backlight issues when it just passed warranty period? The same thing happens to your Sharp TV. These power supply team from Delta is the same company and people who designed your laptop monitor power system. They know their product mean time between failure is just little bit longer than the required 12 month warranty period. But so what? They don't care and they are only paid by Foxconn with that much money to keep it running for 12 months.
The net result is that your Sharp TV is more like your cheap $x00 laptop, and won't last any more longer than the required warranty period. If you are not happy about it, you have the choice to either buy the extended warranty or walk away from Sharp. Delta team are now so experienced with such a nasty and dirty game that they can control your Sharp TV life within months period by choosing different brands of electrolyte capacitors, ICs, power regulators, and LED backlight bulbs etc.
To bad a this comes to me after I'm an owner and have a set with problems but, I'm still within my warranty period - but what kind of a future to a short lived refurbished unit can I see. I think a Duracell battery would last longer than my currant set or a refurb one from this brand.