Originally Posted by rsheehan
And finally a resolution though one that isn't happy. First they replaced the main board assuming that would fix the issue, fast forward about six weeks later to when it got done and the issue didn't get resolved. Another tech came out and correctly diagnosed the issue this time as the panel being bad. There were lamp errors being thrown in the Service Menu, clearing those allowed the unit to work until 5 more lamp errors accumulated.
Sharp no longer can send out replacement panels, so I'm in the crappy situation of either accepting 6k store credit to get any other TV I want, or they're offering me the Sharp 70" 4k UHD TV (lc70ud1u).
This sucks as I've been an Elite owner (50/60" Pioneer Elite's and then the Sharp 70") for many years now.
I would think about the 70 inch 4K set. If it had the moth eye screen (it does not) that would be a plus, along with an upgrade path to HDMI 2.0..
I found that the Elite panel has a great picture, but would have been too reflective for my room. Have you seen any reviews on the LC-70UD1U?
The Sharp site lists:
4 HDMI With Native 4K Inputs
See if Sharp will throw in an Extended Warranty with the 4K set, if you go that route. That is a good looking TV.