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If this was a BF special what took you so long to figure out the PQ was poor? Didn't you have a 30 day window for return? Understand that the 43U is the lowest level of the tiers in features and panel quality levels - Sharps are easy to figure out since the lower numbers at the end during a generation are the lower levels of the panel family. Doesn't mean it should be poor though or even fuzzy.
Hopefully the Tech can confirm one way or the other and you get the opportunity to upgrade to a D64 or better yet something like a Sony S3000 which is ten bit and much superior to the Sharp.
Do you own an HD or BD Player to test PQ via those HD devices?
Have you tried using Component Cables? You'd be surprised to find often you can see no visible difference between HDMI and component and in some cases may even be clearer. Component cables may help since that panel should be pre HDMI 1.3 and perhaps you have a bad set of cables? In troubleshooting you follow the chain with all possibilities and component is inexpensive, checking off possibilities along the way until your left with a cause related diagnosis. Good Luck!
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