Originally Posted by CoryW
Will you please share why your 60" was "God-awful"? It seems every time someone mentions a concern (a shopper, not an owner), there's always someone who chimes in with no issues at all and loves their 60"?! I just don't understand all this negativity about the Sharp panel. My 60" will be delivered today so I have something at stake if it is indeed inferior. Or is there some sort of strange buyers remorse going on here where 60" owners are truly wanting the best out of their TV and are in denial of issues that are actual?? I'm so confused.
And I'm only talking about image quality of the panel. I don't care about the different bezel.
Sure. Firstly, it was extremely poor in the low-end of the luminance scale. I attempted to calibrate this with a fairly new C6 and Calman via both the 2-point and 12-point gamma. In every instance, there was a constant blockiness in, what should have been shadow detail. This, in turn, made the viewing angles even more poor than they should have been. Likely some poor spacing between the LCD panel and the backlighting, but that is just a theory.
At any rate, it sucked and there was no amount of tweaking that was going to fix it. Believe me, I tried.
Please know that I have no vendetta against the Sharp panel. I just tried a 60" and was very disappointed. Swapped with a 65" and all is well.
Additionally, I did have some of those wide, vertical "yellowish" bands visible on pure white screens. I took to gently and systematically massaging the screen with a new microcloth and that has resolved it. Very minimal light bleed and no clouding visible unless you start to view off-center.
Mine was likely a one-off. But I felt I would be remiss to not mention it.