The Samsung is also excellent panel IMO.
It's sad to see what Sharp and there lack of proper Quality Control at the K2 Plant has let literally F__K up their own product lines and branding Quality reputation and someone ought to be cleaning house over there at the K2 PLANT!
Build a state of the art plant that produces POS panels after spending decades becoming the leader in LCD and lead to their own self destruction. I have two perfectly good panels the 45" and 57" and no flaws from the K1 plant but the K2 factory has become a Russian Roulette Consumer Purchase and they've had four months to correct these events which now dominates these threads to the point you simply cannot risk or remain loyal to a company that has such an attitude toward QC and just says swap it over and over until you get lucky! Bull ****!
I don't blame anyone for moving on and I'm shocked more people are not boycotting these purchases until they resolve these issues - it's shocking to see people cross their fingers and hope it's the Elite type panel it was promoted as - Horse Poohey, top of the line is a joke after viewing four months of letting the same events transition to the D92 with no resolution. This issue definitely needs the services of a Consumer Class Action since they've not resolved it on their own. What the hell I know for a fact they read these postings but are not permitted to interact. Perhaps we need to send a Japanese interpreted version - their dealers have got to be bitching about all the returns.
I'm not a sue happy person but there are cases where the consumer has to do something to change or else boycott purchases and vote with your wallets to say enough is enough. I'm a long time supporter of Sharp but this daily reporting of these events is insane for Sharp to let this go on.
While I've seen a D62 bandfree on display and it was excellent the poll numbers here demonstrate more than 50% crapshoot your delivery will be a flawed panel and I've saved thousands buying via the internet rather than a B&M and Internet purchases have no return rights unless Sharp chooses to cover their own warranty with a replacement and they won't know if the next one or the next one will be free of these redundant panel flaws.
Their QC perhaps is in need of a serious eye exam or a new way of examining their panels before they get placed on a TV. How could Joe Blow Consumer see this and their Engineers fail to detect the events all these many months.