Originally Posted by s2mikey
Good call on returning your obviously bad set. But, I would not rule Sharp out just because of some isolated issues with a few of them. Even the mighty Toyota Motor Company will have some cars that are bad right out of the box and just like here, there will be a thread on a forum that has all of the owners of these bad cars posting together. This makes it appear as if every car on the planet has the problem when it just isn't true. Of course, do as you wish but Sharp LCD's are freegin awesome TV's and are leading the way in LCD technology. I bet I can find a thread for every make and model TV that has several people having various "troubles". Things happen.... to Sharp and every other company.
This power problem still has me confused. Many claim that the input does not matter but then some claim that it only happens on Channel 'x' or with HDMI and channel 'z'. Others use a surge protector or extension cord and the problem goes away. Again, not doubting those that have trouble.... but it seems like 50% of the reported issues are potentially something else like the cable, power to the house, etc, etc. Of course Sharp needs to address this and there probably is a problem but it affects a small number of the population of sets, not all of them!
I understand that those who have had trouble are upset, I would be too. But, avoiding the brand because of a few unlucky owners does not warrant gettting a lesser brand or inferior technology.
Check out the new Sharp LCD's and shop with confidence....
I'm glad you are happy with your Sharp and that you don't have the problems with your set that many of us do, but please don't down play the issues with these set's. If you read back a few pages you will find that this isn't the only issues Sharp have had with their set's. 5000 Sharp LCD's left the factory with a bad power board ("A capacitor was miss-marked from the factory. The stamp on the component said 100uf and it was actually 10uf. Caused all kinds of power issues. They come in 5,000 unit rolls for the auto insertion machines.
") as stated buy Mike53 (Sharp Guy).
The current problems with the D4\\6U models mostly effect the 26" and the 37" set's, now that's not to say that the 32" set is problem free, but the 32" has not been effected like the other 2 sizes, and I believe you have a 32" set don't you?
I visit several A\\V forums that are pretty well known and have seen many, many post regarding the problems with several of the 2005 Sharp models and not just with the D4\\6U. I like my 37D6U, I like the look of it, I like the HD picture I get with it, and I like the way DVD's look on it, but I don't like the problems with it that I should not have with a $3000 set no matter who makes it.
I just lately got Analog cable hooked up, mainly for the CRT's in the bedrooms but I do have it connected to the 37D6U, and it has locked up and turned itself on in the last week while being on cable. I also tried the extension cord thing and still had the problems. Even those who had digital PBC boards replaced, firmware upgrades, and exchanging out their set's for a NEW one still continued to have the same problems. I'm on my 2nd set with the same issues as the first (even after getting the last firmware upgrade 02/28/06), and I exchanged mine out after 30 days, and how about the others out there who did the same thing and are on their 2nd or even 3rd set with the same issues. That's not a few bad sets out there, that's several thousand bad set's out there, and I just don't mean in the customers hands but also in the warehouses ready to go out to the stores.
The truth is Sharp just got sloppy trying to get NEW models out to compete with Sony's offerings for Fall 05' and now they are scrambling to fix the problems with them, why else would they put out 2 firmware upgrade/fix releases with in a month and a hafe. Hopefully the D40/50/90U's will be handled with better quality control.