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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1389 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    sharp 40" tv

    Posted
    clui
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I had returned the tv, Because the remote control is not working.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello clui, we are sorry to hear of this issue and would have loved to look into this matter for you. If we may be of assistance you may reach out to us at 1-855-544-2030. Sharp

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    remote needs improvement

    Posted
    RinaR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Hard to handle remote navigation due to poor design.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello RinaR, thank you for the feed back. If we may be of assistance, please contact us at 1-855-544-2030. Sharp

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just Say No To Roku! (terrible remote control)

    Posted
    Brett
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    If I had known that the Roku TV could not easily move from channel to channel then I would not have purchased this TV. Since the remote does not have a number pad you have to move through each tv channel individually. For example, if I am on channel 2 and want to switch to channel 30, I have to scroll channel by channel until I get there. There is an app that can be downloaded to your mobile device but the number pad on that does not change the channels. Wish I had researched the Roku TV before buying (I found the remote to be the biggest complaint on reviews). If you only want to use the streaming features then it is a marvelous tv. If, however, you want to watch cable tv or local broadcasts then I would think twice on this one!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello Brett, we are sorry for the inconvenience. If we may be of assistance kindly contact us at 855-544-2030. Sharp

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for the money

    Posted
    Kubswife
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Lots of apps available. Can be a little confusing for set up and the remote is odd but otherwise a good deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tv

    Posted
    Horb
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Great tv for all around picture, sound, and features. The only bad thing is the remote doesn't have many features

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hit and Miss

    Posted
    Shane
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Lightweight, great picture, just the right size for a bedroom. Now the bad---there are no buttons on the TV to operate it, and the remote (looks like a Roku remote) doesn't work half the time. Changed batteries, same issue. Synced another Roku remote to the TV and it works fine (but can't keep that remote in the bedroom because the Sharp/Roku remote has no sync button to sync to another TV). So the remote is junk and there's nothing I can do about it. Best Buy won't take the TV back and won't call back, so I guess I am stuck with it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello Shane, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please feel free to contact us at 855-544-2030 if we may be of any assistance to you. Sharp

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Value TV

    Posted
    HawkeyeGuy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This TV was the perfect size for the cabinet we were using and for the room and the price was better than we expected. The "smart" TV functionality is fine and having Roku with it was a bonus. The only downsides were the extremely limited information in the manuals (both paper and on-line) and the limited function remote. We had to spend a fair amount of time finding how to hide cable channels that we didn't want to see as we were flipping. The remote does not have the numbers keys that allow you to go directly to a desired channel. Your only option is to flip through every channel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    1st Roku experience

    Posted
    thoosidideez
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Using it to game and it makes me want to try this roku and get rid of cable. The annoying thing about this is the remote sensor which is located at the bottom right it is not tough to block and due to the cabinet it is on makes it a little tricky at times to hit it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bad Remote

    Posted
    FEBE
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The picture on this TV is excellent, set up a breeze. Unfortunately, the remote sucks, it's a deal breaker. In order to turn the channel you have to arrow up or down. I'd say that's going back a tad in technology. Maybe if you have a cable box it's different, but without one it's just not going to work. Sadly packing this TV back up and returning to the store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad Tv

    Posted
    Jack
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I didn't like it I wish I could return it. The remote control is very bad

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello Jack, we are sorry to hear that you are not pleased with your purchase. In particular, we would like to know what specific issue(s) you are having. You may reach out to us at 1-855-544-2030 so we provide technical assistance. Sharp

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If Roku is your game this is your TV!

    Posted
    Rokuman
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    Great picture and 1080 is all you really need. Remote is limited but does what any Roku remote will do except voice control. Very sensitive tuner which is important when searching for off air channels.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good budget Roku TV

    Posted
    RokuTV
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Great picture, adequate sound. . cons: remote not very functional

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well, no issues

    Posted
    BKen
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Purchased this to replace a Vizio that had all HDMI ports stop working. TV is working well. Only issue is my Dish remote can't find this model so having to use 2 remotes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great bedroom TV

    Posted
    gamefreak614
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have his TV setup in the bedroom. Being a Roku user already, the controls and the interface are already familiar to me, but I have noticed a lag or unresponsiveness sometimes when pushing buttons on the remote. The back only has RCA, no Ypbpr. So if you want connect an old school DVD player, or an older console, you'll need to get a splitter and/or converter cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

    Posted
    Jm25
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Always have liked the Sharp brand. Was excited about the Roku add on. TV uses the Roku controller and does not have a coaxial cable slot. Most cable provider s require a box these days. I am pleased with quality of design and picture.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV

    Posted
    Toads
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I'm an LG/Samsung fan, however I have no complaints about the picture. Great little bedroom tv. We already had Roku in the house and that made the decision easier since we're already familiar with Roku. We just watch local channels on Hulu. The remote is simple to use and I like the location for volume and mute. The only problem I have is that the remote could have an input or source button with numbers/and letters for txt or search options. Not a deal breaker tho.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great price, unsure of functioning

    Posted
    Casey
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I love Roku as we had streaming sticks before however, not sure I'm in love with this Roku TV. Purchased a TCL Roku tv for our bedroom and bought this to replace our Roku stick in the living room. This TV shuts down programs often or simply locks up and restarts. The remote hasn't worked on occasion. We have kept it thinking it was the internet connection but not so sure now due to the number of times it's happened. Plus, we have 25 mps Internet which I would think would be sufficient seeing as how there isn't lag in the streaming. Thinking of returning but haven't found a similar product for a similar price yet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Inconsistent Picture Quality

    Posted
    Artist421
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I wanted a new TV in time for Game of Thrones' season premiere and was blown away by how great the Sharp 40" Roku TV's images looked on HBO/GOT, but when I explored non-premium HD channels I was disappointed to find inconsistent picture quality. Images were bright but lacked depth. Onscreen faces looked like flat photos or were mottled. I'm currently trying to figure how to improve picture quality in Settings for HDMI source. The quality of the streaming content depends on quality of original source (especially YouTube) but I naturally expected consistent quality from my DirecTV HD channels. @@@@@@@@ My go-to test is to look at separations in strands of hair. @@@@@@@ My 10-yr-old 720p Sylvania had consistent, crisper images and realistic 20watt (10w x 2) sound. I guess new tech has its advantages but old tech was solid and more dependable. I'm not an expert, but there must be a reason for the fluctuating image quality. @@@@@@@@ Different tech, I guess...or did Sharp get bought out - making it "Sharp" in name only? I've seen internet rumors. @@@@@@@ The remote is a bit sluggish but I've gotten use to its temperament. I must decide in a few days if I want to keep it as a "value-based purchase" for a second bedroom TV, or exchange this Sharp for a Samsung TV.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello Artist421, we would love to look into this issue further for you. Please reach out to us at 1-855-544-2030 so we may assist. Sharp

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice TV for bedroom

    Posted
    marinomagic
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We were looking for a replacement TV for our master bedroom and didn't really need anything fancy since it isn't our main TV. We got this around Black Friday and the price was right. It had more features on it than we needed, but figured we could also give Roku a try if we ever decided to get rid of our satellite. The TV is very nice and has a great crisp picture. The sound seems a little muffled but I'm guessing it is because the new TV's have the speakers in the back and not the front so with it being hung on the wall it gets muffled. Not going to spend the money on an additional speaker for a spare TV. It was fairly simple to set up however like most items, no true instruction book so they leave it up to you to figure it out or find the answers elsewhere. There is a very bright blue light on the TV which I guess is for Roku. Don't know but found it very annoying in a dark bedroom to have this bright light shining at me. Found a way to turn this off by googling it. There are many features within the menu that they don't tell you about - you have to explore on your own (or google). I also found it annoying that every time I turned on the TV it went to the Roku menu. Is it a big deal? No, but the extra step of having to get the TV remote to select satellite was very annoying. We usually use our satellite remote for everything, but to change the menu you had to use the TV/Roku remote. So again, I found on google where I could locate this setting on the TV so when I turn on my TV it now goes straight to the satellite. I haven't really played with the Roku app yet but that isn't why we bought the TV so not a high priority. Overall we are very pleased with the TV now that we have figured out how to modify some settings to make it work better for us. Where would we be without google?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not top of the line but a great TV

    Posted
    kcirrick
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    I got this TV with the Black Friday deal. I did pose a question asking if PLEX could be installed. Sharp Adviser refused to answer and someone else gave an incorrect answer. The correct answer is Yes. PLEX and many other apps can be installed here. I know because the TV is sitting in my house right now with PLEX installed. It took less than a minute to install PLEX. So, from opening the box to watching TV took me about an hour and a half. I first had to disconnect and remove the old TV. When pulling this TV out of the box I was amazed at how light it was. I lay it on the bed and screwed the two stands on to the bottom. I placed the TV on the table and connected three HDMI cables. Satellite, Blu-Ray player and an older DVD/VHS player as well as a coax for an external antenna. I plugged the TV in to power and it automatically powered up into the setup mode which it walks you through. It quickly connected to my 5g network whereupon it spent several minutes automatically updating it's software. I first checked the satellite connection and that worked fine. I then went to the antenna connection and let it scan for channels which again took a few minutes as it scanned for both over the air broadcast signals and cable signals. @@@@@@@@ I have no cable. @@@@@@@ I then went through and hid (you can't remove them completely) any over the air channels I didn't want. Netflix and Amazon Prime apps (they're called channels here) were already installed along with a number of other apps I don't use. I installed Pluto, PLEX and half a dozen other apps and removed the apps I don't use. There are hundreds of apps, channels and games available although some do cost. Either a flat fee or a subscription or you must have a cable or satellite subscription to use them. Menus and response times are plenty fast - especially considering the internet in the rural area I live in is extremely slow. It's true what others say that you can't pair a Bluetooth device unless you have already paired a Roku speaker with the TV. So if you have a Bluetooth soundbar you want to pair with this TV, it's not going to happen. You have to own or purchase a Roku Bluetooth speaker. The televisions speakers are fine with me. So, you can't connect your phone to the TV via Bluetooth to listen to music or watch videos from your phone. I don't have a Roku speaker so can't tell if it would work in that case. It does have two analog audio output jacks and one optical audio output jack. Your soundbar probably has one or the other of these and likely sits in front of your TV so although you can't connect it via Bluetooth (unless it's a Roku speaker) one of these connections should serve just fine. @@@@@@@@ My experience with sound bars taught me that the sound bar connects to the TV via optical cable, analog or ARC (HDMI 1 on this TV is ARC) and the sound bar connects to it's own sub woofer via Bluetooth. I'm sure that's not always the case though. @@@@@@@ The remote is very simple and easy to use. The volume and mute buttons are on the side similar to most cellular phones. @@@@@@@@ I hate that feature and the volume and power buttons on my phone are on the back of the phone. @@@@@@@ So I have to get used to that. The remote has those stupid dedicated buttons for certain streaming services. In this case, Netflix, Hulu, Sling and NOW. I don't use these buttons and have always found them frustrating. Accidentally hit the Netflix button when picking up the remote to change a channel on Pluto, (or what ever you happen to be watching that's not Netflix), and you exit Pluto, have to wait for Netflix to start up and then you can switch back to Pluto. It would be nice if someone would provide a remote that made these buttons programmable so you can set them to select whatever streaming services you actually use or even be able to program them to other functions. I only use one of the services provided on these dedicated buttons and still don't want the button. Of course, Sharp and Roku undoubtedly get paid by the streaming services for including these dedicated buttons. Even if you could reprogram them, you will still be pressing them accidentally. I'll be opening up the remote and sticking some electrical tape under these buttons. Arrrrghh! Speak of the devil! I just accidentally hit the Sling button! No! I don't want to sign up for Sling! Grrrrr. I installed the Roku app on my phone. It connects to the television via WiFi not Bluetooth. The button configuration is slightly different than the TV's remote. The volume buttons are on the screen of course as well as a keyboard icon, which I haven't tried, and a headphone icon. Plug headphones into your phone or connect wireless headphones to your phone via Bluetooth and you can listen to streaming and over the air content on the headphones by tapping this icon. Tap it again to turn the feature off. No headphones? The sound will come out of your phones speaker. Tapping this headphone icon automatically mutes the TV speakers so sound only comes out of your headphones. The volume buttons on the remote or phone app don'thing when using headphones. You must adjust volume using the phones volume and the headphone volume controls. For some reason you can't use this headphone feature when watching satellite television. It works with streaming content and over the air content only. I tested this and it's a fact. I chose satellite and the icon got a red line through it. Try tapping it and get a message telling you it's not available. You can plug a USB thumb drive into this TV to enable use of the pause live TV feature. This feature only works with streaming services. It will pause a program for up to ninety minutes and allow you to start, stop, fast forward and rewind. However, you can't actually record and save programs. Also, if you should pause a program and change channels, your paused program is immediately and completely deleted from your USB thumb drive and you can't go back and watch it. Now, I bought the 40 inch HDTV and not the 4k version. I'm not a videophile. I just want to watch TV. The picture and sound are plenty good for my purposes and I have no complaints other than those dedicated streaming buttons on the remote, but that seems to be an industry standard now-a-days. $$$ This model must be a Best Buy exclusive as I was unable to find it on the Sharp website at all. Actually, for the price I paid for this TV I'm pretty much ecstatic. This is only day one of using so I hope it's not one of those TV's that craps out in three months. As for now, I highly recommend this television. It's far from top of the line, but I'm sure it will meet the needs of an average TV viewer like me.

    I would recommend this to a friend