Originally Posted by frottage
Generalized Summary of last 200 pages--their are outliners to the generalizations below, but it should be pretty close:
1. People who own the tv love it
2. People that don't own it, don't like it
3. There is a confirmed/known issue with cyan color. Sharp has claimed that they are working on a fix, but to date, no fix is available
4. The people that own the tv and actually watch it daily, don't notice any real issues due to the cyan bug (i.e., it's not an issue)
5. People that don't own the tv claim the cyan issue is one main reason not to buy it
6. There is another know issue commonly referred to as 'pulsing' or 'flickering' where certain backgrounds seem to 'pulse' or 'flicker' when local dimming is on. The degree of flickering seems to be source dependent and also viewer dependent. Some people see it 'a lot', others hardly notice it at all.
7. The 'flickering' in (6) is minimized, if not totally removed when the tv in in thx mode. The flickering also goes away when local dimming is off, but that is one of the selling points of the tv, so why set it to off?
8. Sharp claims they can't reproduce the 'pulsing/flickering' and claim they are trying to find the problem.
9. The blacks are 'kuro' black, if not better
10. Contrast is great11. Off axis viewing is typical of a LCD tv and is not as good as a plasma
I may have missed a few other key points, but I think I got it pretty close.