It didn't matter. What happens is when you get to the side of the sharp, it starts getting very dark at harder angles, just like the picture shows. It did this at multiple stores. The vizio didn't really get darker, if anything it got lighter, but just did better, where the sharp gets darker. What matters is "where" your tv is placed and if you have a floor plan that lets you see your tv at medium to hard angles. I liked the sharp it just wasn't for my type of room and it's not like there are many options for 80" plasma's
Now, 7 years ago when I got my plasma, I had no choice but to get a plasma. Led's back then had horrible, I mean horrible side viewing.
Edited by Jasonn B - 10/18/13 at 9:45am