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Sharp - 40" Class - LED - 1080p - Smart - HDTV Roku TV-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1391 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK TV

    Posted
    LITTLEMOE
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    TV HAS GREAT COLOR BUT VOLUME IS INCONSISTENT. GOES UP AND DOWN ON ALL CHANNELS.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello LITTLEMOE, thank you for your feedback and we do apologize for this issue that you're experiencing. If we may be of any assistance please contact us at 1-855-544-2030 so we may advise on this. Sharp

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Do not reccommend

    Posted
    TJ29
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Would not of bought this if I knew the things I know now. Volume sucks have to turn to 80 percent to hear. Netflix messes up and tv freezes

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello TJ29, I am sorry that you feel this way. If we may be of assistance kindly contact us at 855-544-2030. Sharp

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tv or the price

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

    Works great but the Roku remote is kind of goofy. Volume is on the side and it's not the greatest. Good image and easy set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I don't like being forced to Use a Product!

    Posted
    RAS0157
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The TV was offered at a good price and I have had good luck with Sharp products in the past. We needed a new TV for the Master Bedroom which is fairly large so the 40" TV was perfect. I THOUGHT I would be able to try the Roku App and If I didn't like it I could just not use it. I didn't want to be FORCED to use the Roku App and menu every time I want to watch TV. In particular, my wife is not great with new technology and this just adds one more issue because you have to go to the Roku App Menu every time you turn on the TV. Then you have to select Cable Box and push enter. So, you ALWAYS have to use TWO (2) remotes because even though the Comcast remote can turn the TV on and off and adjust the volume it cannot select a choice from the Roku menu! I absolutely would NOT Recommend any Roku TV!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello RAS0157, we are sorry to hear that you do not like the Roku feature on the TV. If troubleshooting assistance is needed you may contact 1-855-544-2030. Sharp

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not top of the line but a great TV

    Posted
    kcirrick
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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