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Sharp - 43" Class - LED - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR Roku TV-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 4k TV

    Posted
    Joker
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Picked this up yesterday and set up was very simple. Three HDMIports is a nice bonus as many others have two. Set up my new XBOX ONE X and was blown away at the IQ and the overall colors and pop of the image. Have a Samsung 40 inch 6290 series I got this past year and the Sharp has much deeper colors as well as better HDR image. No washed out picture using any HDR10 game like Gears of war or Forza horizon. the colors and contrast are beautiful. This tells me that its either due to the set having a 10 bit color gradient, which it detected on my Xbox setup screen, or the nit rating for overall brightness is pretty high as well as the contrast. Either way, having a tv that pulls off solid HDR effect that isnt washed out is a true indication it is a capable HDR10 tv. I have tried many before this looking for one that did HDR well in my games and many of them all had that washed out overly bright image. i tried Samsung, Toshiba and even a Sony. All were HDR capable sets but thatbis misleading today as many tvs are. The difference being if they have a true 10 bit color gradient to pull off the HDR effect without washing out the image as well as the higher brightness or NITS rating. This set beats all of them to mu surprise. It even has three different HDR settings you can select while in game from the tv menu which no other set i had before did. Some of the people on here complaining they cant get their gamesystem to do HDR make sure you go under the tvs input settings for each HDMI port and make sure you manually set them to HDMI 2.0 as they are either set to 1.4 or auto by default. 1.4 is for older specs that did t support HDR through HDMI. HDMI 2.0 was created with HDR specs in mind to support it. Once that is done your game system should work flawlessly like my Xbox does. The upper right hand corner of the screen will display the HDR logo as the hdr enabled game or app or movie begins to let you know the mode has kicked in. That is when you can go under picture settings and it is a HDR settings display onscreen that the tv allows you to pick from. They are DARK, NORMAL, BRIGHT. the dark is for cinema, normal for regular and bright for slightly more saturated colors. So overall this tv has exceeded my expectations and for the price I paid has a better picture quality than the others i tried as well as a far superior HDR effect. Hope this helps and if you gave any questions ask away as I am a tech guru and love this stuff.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My second Sharp and what a great deal.

    Posted
    Tom2017
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This UHD 4K 43" TV is great! The second Sharp I paid around $315 to own. Amazing PQ on both. Having had a Sony XBR CRT years ago, so PQ is a must and this set has it, so does my other Sharp FHD. Let me clear up some previous items. There is a physical power button, it's by the light at lower left under the TV which means you can turn off and on without the remote. Also the sound I find fine, we have the TV in a wall unit and the sound projects fine in the room (no need for a soundbar) As for the Roku TV... Pretty sweet, easy set-up and you can customise the icons and additional ones if you need or remove some. Any input you need can be added to the Roku home screen. You get a nice live preview w/sound, for instance, HDMI1 (I relabeled Cable TV) can see whats playing. Makes me happy I waited on ROKU or other streamers. Seems in 2017 they are fast enough and worked the kinks out. For years I had a few Sony streamers I found for $15... nice to have streaming built into the TV and one less remote to lose. Another cool feature is it supports Miracast and allowed me to easily wirelessly project my Surface Pros to the screen with full HD. It also allowed Continuum on my Lumia 950 to wirelessly project. It also has ETHERNET so I easily hardwired the connection. A very nice touch. USB too. For those who have not owed Roku, my first time too. Here is what you get. A great interface it puts tiles for all the streaming content. So things like Amazon, Netflix, Hulu and... others you can add such as YouTube, CBS All-Access, Pluto TV and the music streams Pandora, iHeart etc. The setup is easy you simply go to the website and type in your code displayed on the new TV... as for individual sites you may have to do the same usually, the TV will tell you a code to join it to things like Amazon Prime, Streaming. For TNT or similar it'll need your cable account.... In a few minutes, you can be all set up. The remote is nice, no voice input but its comfortable and small with a slightly rubberized texture. Watching shows it's apparent the extra dynamic range as all colors are so deep and true. People say you cant tell the difference from FHD, I disagree we have this TV about 10 feet away and the UHD makes a big difference plus its clearer closer as there are no pixels. In 2017 if you are not getting both 4K and UHD you are missing out IMO. 60 FPS is not as good as some other sets. I watched some NFL games to check if there was any lag, It looked fine. Bottom line: Sharp makes great TV's, in 2017 UHD and 4K are "must-haves". For $300-400 if this is the size you need for your space (38 inches across) it's hard not to absolutely love this TV and its overall package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No Need to Preface With..."For the Price"

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

    I was skeptical about a Sharp product, and had my reservations about a Roku TV, hearing it was inconvenient to work around. After four months of use, I can say I am happy on both counts. Normal television functions are pretty good: color temperature is fine, blacks are deep enough with factory settings (though you will see "smearing" on black screens), I haven't noticed any halo effects, and there is no noticeable blurring after one day of football viewing. 4K viewing is limited, unless you want to pay for a 4K channel, so I have even more limited frame of reference. What I have seen is dazzling, though you may not always want to see some things or people in 4K detail. Sound is reasonably good, and plenty loud--though if you want THX-quality, you will need to pop for a sound bar. IF you want to use the sound bar with a Roku Store channel, you may need to kill your satellite/cable signal first, or risk hearing two audio programs. The Roku part of the equation was a pleasant surprise. Roku provides a variety of free movie channels (including Roku's own wonderful FREE channel), with most supported by commercials, but offer uncut films, ranging from classics, to 1960s-80s drive-in fare, to mainstream motion pictures. The big networks, except pay-to-play CBS, provide app-like channels which are available at no charge, provided you have cable or satellite. Local channels are available to some extent, providing anything from a video clip service and local weather, to full LIVE programming on the ABC channel. Downsides: the remote doesn't do much, so you will likely use the Sharp remote just to turn on the TV, and switch over to Roku channels, or video sources, and this is not a voice-activated remote. Yes, you will need to select a video source EVERY time you turn on the TV, which involves three moves on the Sharp remote--the power button, toggling to your desired video source, and hitting the select button. No, it is not ideal, but it is not a deal breaker. BTW: Measure the width of your TV stand, as the feet on this model are spaced fairly wide. Okay, I'll say it, "For the price..." I am impressed. For the price, you could do a lot worse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Looks like fake 4K...

    Posted
    Gregom
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Before I bought this TV I read reviews as I was planning on specifically using two of them connected to a computer to display hundreds of IP security cameras. I saw a few reviews from people that said it looked and worked great. However when I received them and plugged them in I was immediately disappointed, thinking "these are not 4K" or there is something wrong with the HDMI connection. I tried several things and couldn't get the image quality any better so I took the back to BB and bought some Samsung NU7100 units instead and they look WAY better. So maybe part of the issue is the fact that this TV uses a pentile pixel arrangement, or maybe it is how the input signal is being processed by the TV, but it does NOT look good at all and makes 3840x2160 look like 1920x1080 quality. See the attached picture and judge for yourself. The grey bar at the top of each camera image is the same relative size on each screen, but the pixel density on the second image (Samsung TV) is way higher and looks much sharper. Even when looking at the TV's menu you still see this same pixel arrangement, and honestly it looks like a 1080p TV to me. If that is indeed the case the unit is accepting 2160p input and down-scaling it to 1080p, and that would be false advertising, a fake 4K, counterfeit product. A Google search reveals a a class action lawsuit involving Sharp's TV's being advertised. Now there is a lot more to it than that, and it may be Best Buy doing the false advertising as there no "Sharp" labels on the back of the TV, just Best Buy labels. Yet the TV is sold as a SHARP brand. So I have no idea what is really going on here but the screens looked terrible. If you bought one of these TV's you may want to have a really good look at the pixels. If it is at all blurry you may have the same issues I had, particularly if you can confirm another 4K TV looks much better with the same input source. If you are considering buying one of these TV's, i'd say it is a risk but you can always return it if you aren't happy. Maybe I just got some bad ones? Or maybe they were in a bad batch, who knows... but I feel consumers need to be aware of this potential issue here.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello Gregom, we are sorry to hear that you are not pleased with our product. We do apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. Kindly contact us at 1-855-544-2030 so that we may assist you. Sharp

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 4K TV for the Price

    Posted
    BobEA

    We decided to upgrade to a 4K TV from a 1080p TV and I'm so glad that we did. This Sharp TV has a fantastic picture and lots of connections, which provide a great deal of flexibility. The main reason I bought this TV was because I needed to connect my TV to an older Bose Sound System that only has analog audio connections. Since a new sound system would be at least $500, it was more economical to buy a new TV with the proper ports. In addition to the digital audio out (for new sound systems), this TV has an analog audio out for older (for older sound systems). This is actually a pretty rare feature in newer TVs, as most just have the digital out. As mentioned above, the picture quality is fantastic, and the viewing angles are excellent no matter where I sit/stand in the room. The minimal 4K video we've watched looked incredible and I've noticed the TV up-scaling to make the picture look better when playing 1080p content as well. As others have mentioned, the remote is... weird. The strangest thing is that the volume controls are on the side of it, which makes it very difficult not to accidentally mute when you pick the remote up. We're using the DirecTV remote for volume, so this isn't a problem for us, but it might be a deal breaker for some. The remote also doesn't have any numbers on it, so you will have to use your cable/satellite remote to change channels. I haven't really used the TV's speakers, but they seem okay. Not fantastic sound, but better than some TVs I've used. I found the Roku (Smart TV) features to be easy-to-use and they work well. The DirecTV remote could not find the code to sync with the remote (I think this is a DirecTV problem, not a Sharp problem). After some searching online, I found the code that works for this TV. It is 10885.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Roku is a Rokus is a Roku

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

    I like Roku -- I have and enjoy one of the original streaming devices (Roku 3) on my main TV. I got this Roku TV for the bedroom because I don't have a DVR in there, but with wi-fi, I can still have plenty of viewing choices through Roku. The TV works very similarly to my streaming device. I would like the remote better if the buttons were a little more raised, as they are with my streaming device remote. It is hard to be sure what I'm pressing if I'm in a darkened room. I leave the TV on Pandora most of the time, but when I actually watch it, the picture is fine, and the TV operates like any Roku. But for some reason, it seems to want to cut off once in a while -- not while I'm watching it, of course, but often, only maybe after a whole day of operation (12-18 hrs), I will go in the bedroom expecting to hear Pandora playing, and the TV will be off. Or else, the Roku function will have sort of "timed out," and the Roku "landscape" will be rolling past. Maybe this is an issue with Pandora timing out, but usually when that happens, it doesn't return to the Roku "landscape" screen, and I can restart it by pressing OK to the question "Are you still listening?" So ... Roku seems to have a mind of its own, returning to the landscape screen now and then or the TV turning off altogether. With that said, none of this is really that big a problem. It isn't constant nor anything like frequent, and it is easily rectified. I do like the TV. I think the volume is a little unpredictable from channel to channel, but that is probably each channel's lookout. The only other slightly negative thing has to do with the wi-fi connectivity. I don't know why, but I usually have to reconnect the wi-fi again if the TV has been turned off. Eight out of 10 times, I turn on the TV, and it is no longer "connected." It is quick and easy to reconnect, but a bit annoying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello, thank you for your honest feedback. If we may be of further assistance please contact us at 855-544-2030. Sharp

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quite satisfied

    Posted
    Postman
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this set a few days ago. This is the first 4K TV I've owned. Most of the source content I have is max resolution of 1080P. I had convinced myself I didn't need a 4K TV but it was on sale so I bought it. The picture can safely be described as "Wow!". We've had Roku boxes all over our home for a few years. I was concerned that the 'Smart' functions in the TV would be underwhelming, clunky and slow because my other 'smart' TVs have had clunky menus and slow processors. I'm happy to report the built-in Roku on this TV is every bit as speedy as the latest Roku I own, the Premiere +. I have Netflix, Amazon, NHL Network and Plex. These services all work great and look great. If you're presently a Roku owner, you'll like the way the single Roku remote works to operate this TV. Setup was a breeze. I was prompted for my Wifi information though I could have used the built-in wired ethernet. I already have a Roku account. Once I provided that information, the Roku updated itself with all of the channels I already use. I am not as happy with the audio options. This TV replaces a TV that died in our bedroom. The old TV sounded MUCH better than this new one. This has been a disappointment in other newer televisions I've purchased. The built-in speakers are tiny and therefore sound performance is lacking. The speakers face backward toward the wall. I don't understand why they can't use a larger diameter speaker to make it sound better. It does get plenty loud but the low-frequencies are simply not there. Additionally, my external Roku allowed headphones to be plugged into the remote so I could watch TV without disturbing anyone. Sadly, that feature is not available with this built-in Roku. Overall, I'm very pleased with this television so far. If I was inclined to fuss about technical specs, I suppose I could find something bad. However, the TV looks and works great. If that's what you want, you can buy this one with confidence.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Pic but sound leaves something to be desired

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

    This tv was on sale for a good enough price $299. I hadn't planned to buy a TV with ROKU but I might one day be glad I did. It was very easy to set up. The only thing I didn't like was that the only way to enable the tv to get regular programming through my cable box I had to basically give up my rights to any privacy and let ROKU track and share my viewing habits and even create personalized advertising for me. Ugh! No thanks!!! There's a way to rescind the permissions after the fact but still I didn't appreciate that I couldn't just bypass that altogether! I'm still not so sure that other free programs like YouTube, etc. aren't also tracking and sharing my viewing habits on this tv. This violation of privacy really irks me! Back to the tv itself. I like the quality of picture, the generic ROKU remote that comes with it is the most basic as they come. Not very intelligent or useful. The TV itself cannot be turned on or off without the remote, and there's no volume or channel controls on the tv itself, so you better make sure you don't lose your remote! The worst thing about it is the rear facing speakers. I have to have the volume turned all the way up to a minimum of 85 to hear tv shows or movies and that's when I'm alone and it's quiet in the house! Then of course it blairs when a commercial comes on. I might have to invest in a sound bar or speakers for the tv. I guess I'll keep the tv but had I known some of these things in advance, I would have bought another brand. I originally went to buy a larger LG to replace the LG I had for over 8 years but they were sold out. Sharp ROKU was my second choice. Knowing what I know now, I would probably rate it as my last choice.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent first step into 4k

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

    This is my first 4k TV, chosen in part because it is a Roku TV and I have used a Roku for several years and like the interface well enough. 43" is the perfect size for the place where I needed it, and Best Buy had a good sale price so that sealed the deal. I don't have much 4k content to feed it, but the few movies I have to stream look outstanding, and 4k Xbox games also are an improvement over the 1080p picture I had been used to. Starting "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" on the old TV and changing midway through to this TV was a very noticeable improvement. The image is of course even sharper and more detailed but the color was richer also. Initially I was worried that 1080p content might not look great, similar to how 480i content looked on a 1080p TV, but there was nothing to worry about, they still look excellent. There's only a few negatives, and none are that bad. When the TV powers on it automatically connects to the wifi network, but it takes a minute, way longer than other devices I have take to connect, including a smaller smart TV in my bedroom upstairs. Only about a minute though, it's not that long, I can wait. The TV speakers are not great, particularly in the low end, but if you use a soundbar like I do or other audio system then this won't be a problem. My only real gripe is that with my previous TV I was able to leave headphones connected and just turn off the soundbar when I needed to not disturb my roommate, but now the optical output is also muted when the headphones are connected so I have to unplug them when using the soundbar. Not a dealbreaker, just a personal annoyance that may not affect the majority of others. All in all this is an excellent TV with a great picture and it's easy to use. Sharp sells other sizes, and I imagine they would be the same. This size was perfect for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am blown away!

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

    I waffled between this Sharp and the 48" Vizio. I already had a HD 55" Vizio (non UHD). I thought that tv was awesome...boy was I wrong! So this is my first 4K and all I can say is WOW I have been missing a lot. The colors are so vibrant and the picture is extremely crisp even when in just HD. I do have cable on the main TV, however this is just OTA which comes in great. So far I've used HBO GO an YouTube, which gave me UHD. The speakers are the only downside for me as they are rear facing, duh! I attached my small JBL flip to it and it sounds much better, will be investing in a sound bar soon. Other than that I was leaning towards the Vizio because it was bluetooth capable, however I fortunately found out that doesn't mean you can connect wireless speakers. And oh yeah did I mention how seamless the Roku was to set up, you can download anything you can think of, so far besides HBO I also have Crackle and YouTube, Netflix premium which has UHD options will be next. I may never leave my room LOL. One last thing you'll need to do after getting this set up is to go into settings for both the TV and Roku to take it out of store mode. I am so impressed with this dang thing, I could care less the refresh rate is only 60Hz, not that I'd know the difference anyway. Gotta go, Orange Is The New Black binge is about to start. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Really does look like fake 4K...

    Posted
    uhmgawa
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Other customers reported this unit to fall flat when expecting conventional 4K resolution. But I didn't want to believe it and had to see for myself. This unit was purchased as a dedicated 4K computer monitor but it is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE! The problem is most noticeable with text display where the "SHARPness" can only be described as HORRIFIC. No combination of advanced settings (of which there are few) nor "game mode" allowed even lowly text to be rendered with evenly passable clarity. See attached close-up pictures for comparison between this "Sharp" and a years older Vizio. The Vizio puts this thing completely to shame. The problem is somewhat perplexing as you can see the raw pixel resolution in the Sharp however it appears some type of smoothing/fuzz processing occurs to the 4K image which causes it to bleed into adjacent pixels. No idea, I'm done here and will cough up a few bucks more for a manufacturer who can get this seemingly simple and common use case supported competently. This sad thing goes back in the box with God speed and gets a return trip to Best Buy. The price was attractive as it was about half off during a recent Deal of the Day or some such. But frankly I wouldn't want to use it an any price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Value UHD Roku Monitor

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

    I have Hisense 50, 55 and 60 inch UHD Smart Screens from BB in past years. I wanted to try adding Roku as the brains this year and Best Buy and Sharp (now a Hisense brand) fit the bill perfectly. I am writing this review on the 43" which is high end of size screens I use for computing. One can always pick at the quality, because it does get better when you pay more, usually. But this 43" UHD is exceptional quality for the price. Great picture (decent sound) and great value to have Roku built in at this price point. I got this one, a 50" and a 58" Sharp Roku during Best Buys 20 days of doorbusters this year ('18) and am well satisfied with them all. Roku being new to me, I don't have the criticisms I've seen from long time Roku-ers, since these Sharp units seem to integrate it well. Tiny bit of lag moving around the interface, but hey, my 89 yo mother actually navigates around on the 50" she's trying out and that says a lot for it's ease of use and learning curve. All in all, thanks to Santa, Best Buy, and Hisense/Sharp for bringing me just what I needed this year at the price only they knew I'd be happy to pay! Another Best Buy from the folks who made it their namesake.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Roku Implementation is Bad

    Posted
    Godzilla

    Although many find this TV easy to use and colors are acceptable. The Roku interface is fast enough about the same as my Roku 3. But not up to Roku 4 or better. It seems to be a hybrid between the 2. The Bad News: 1. The Roku Implementation is not on par with a Roku 4 or better. It does not support x265 hevc encoding. So when you watch Netflix you won't get the true 4k experience, it has to transcode to x264. Same with other services. X265 uses a lot less bandwidth. The Netflix images where blurrier on 4k than normal HD content. 2. Up scaling compared to other TV's seemed to make image worse. 3. Don't expect firmware upgrades as this is a special item just for BestBuy. Sharp now owns Hisense. I have a Hisense 55" 4k and it has a built in x265 decoder, 1080p x265 content play's back much more clearly than Netflix 4k. 4. The tv is highly integrated with the Roku device. This makes display changes a pain, you have to transverse many menu's. Sure you can use a streaming box that supports true 4k content and x265 encoding, but that seems like a waste. x265 encoding is the future this TV's hardware and Roku implementation are obsolete.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello, I am sorry for the inconveniences caused. Please contact us at 855-544-2030 so we may be of further assistance. Sharp

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    crackling noise

    Posted
    aaron
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Just purchased this yesterday. Everything seems good and has an AMAZING picture. However, when the TV is powered off for about 5 minutes it starts to make a faint crackling noise or sparking noise. It is a constant sound not very loud but it is like a constant sparking sound. Only when the TV is off. It does not do it when on. Tried different power strips, plugs, cables, no speakers, different outlets, still does it. I read it might be the plastic contracting due to heat or cold but it does it constantly for hours upon hours. The thing is I originally bought an Insignia and returned it and bought this Sharp one instead since it has a better 4k picture instead of my original Insignia which was only 1080p. I dont want to haul this thing all the way back. Everything ive read said that this is bad but I am just not too sure. If anything I might get this exchanged for the same one at a different store since maybe its a bad batch. IDK. Everything works fine otherwise. I took a video on my phone of this issue with the sound being quite distinct but I dont think I can post it here. Such a hassle to return stuff ugh. I just am not sure if I should though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello Aaron, our apologies for any inconvenience caused by issues experienced with your TV. Please give us a call at 1-855-544-2030 so that we may assist with this. Sharp

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Buy

    Posted
    KD2019
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Sharp 43' inch TV is perfect for the average master bedroom. Because it is a smart TV, you can mount it or sit it on a stand and you won't need the extra space for all those boxes ( ie; : the cable box, the roku box, the DVR)! Also, if you have Alexa or the Google Assistant, you won't even need a remote! No more searching for the remote, you can just ask Alexa! It also eliminates the need for several USB inputs. However, just in case you need to connect your phone or video camera, it has a USB input too! So the TV is convenient and easy to use, BUT is the picture any good? Phenomenal. If you want to experience TV, not just be a passive watcher, you can almost feel that you are in the scene. The 2160 resolution on this Sharp makes the picture clear. My previous TV was HD, but when you upgrade to the Sharp 4K TV with this high of a resolution, you would have thought you were watching a bubble back TV from back in the day. Lastly, the price. This TV is champagne for beer money. It is top shelf. If you were looking to make your master your own private oasis, start with this TV! It won't disappoint!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    176 Days Later

    Posted
    JJohn
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Getting this LC-43LBU591U model Sharp 43" TV during Black Friday presales, it has been a phenomenally wonderful addition to my room setup. Having the ability to label and then readily swap between Xbox, PS4, and Switch has made it a very user-friendly gaming TV to readily jump from one to the other or use one of the 3 HDMI ports for my laptop. Some days I have had it powered on for 8 hours or more, and have had it powered on everyday at least for a little bit since the day I bought it. However... there are now signs that the board is going... today I powered it on and there was a pinkish, red tint to the screen, and on all input channels. No changing HDMI cables or sources improved it. I unplugged its' power cord, waited about 10 minutes, and returned to power it on. This resolved the issue, but as I have seen with others that have purchased the 43" version of model LC-43LBU591U, this is a potential and swift downfall of this particular model. Otherwise, it has been an incredible experience, but not lasting even a full 365 days before it started having issues is unfortunate.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello JJohn, we are sorry for the inconvenience. Kindly contact us at 855-544-2030 so that we may assist. Sharp

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    A Serious HDR Problem

    Posted
    david

    The problem with the TV isn't the quality or the interface. The problem with the TV is one that it has in common with its company. When you look at all the material for this TV nowhere does it say that it has HDR. Let me get this out of the way now, I WAS NOT LOOKING FOR IT. None of the settings initially showed that it had HDR at all. However whenever i came across HDR content ( the number is steadily growing in streaming services and in games.) The quality of the picture would suffer. The picture would get washed out. There would sometimes be a grainy texture in the picture. So let me say this one more time I don't want HDR. I feel like i have to repeat myself because the customer service for Sharp kept reassuring me that my TV couldn't possibly have it. It's just not there. Yet that little box on the top right corner of my screen reading HDR kept showing up and telling me different. So yeah its true, absolutely the TV does not have HDR. At least not a standardized version of HDR. One that is incompatible with the growing selection of HDR content. I don't know, I don't care. I wanted to turn it of, that's all i wanted. I just wanted a fix but Sharp, just like the TV and the marketing of it- feels like one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing. If you buy this TV it'll work wonders for 4k content, but as we approach a time where 4k becomes affordable and accessible, HDR will eventually become synonymous with 4k. It's made a curse out of HDR, and funny enough, it's the future that haunts it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don’t listen to the nay-sayers

    Posted
    beergoddess34

    I read the reviews (some good, some bad) before purchasing this tv. Yes, the speakers face backward. This is not so much of a big deal because don’t we all mount or place our tv on a wall (sound thus being redirected forward). I already had a sound bar, so I chose to use that. Regarding the Roku sign up...didnt HAVE to provide my cc information to sign up. This may be because I already had a Roku account. However, there is an option to skip entering this information. And then tracking your viewing choices...why is this such a big deal? Your phones and computers already do this (ever notice how FB ads are somehow geared towards something you just showed interest in)? And yes, the power button isn’t immediately visible. FYI...it is under the bottom left hand corner of the TV screen. Push it twice,l to choose the power off option. Just leave it because it will power off in 5 seconds. Overall, this was a smart purchase, and I don’t honk anyone else will be disappointed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

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

    Bought this TV a few months back as an extra for a spare bedroom. Since getting this TV, I've barely put much of any hours of watch time to estimate it at about 2-4 hours a week on average. The first issue I've had with this TV is that some of the apps would randomly stop streaming while others would work just fine. This has nothing to do with my internet speed (which is more than what I need for streaming) as again other apps would work just fine. To fix this issue I would have to delete the affected apps and reinstall them to get them to stream/work the way they should. The second issue that revealed itself is on 2 occasions I would have to enter my router's wireless info as for whatever reason the TV did not retain the information. No factory resets were performed on this TV to explain why this would be. I had to finally hardwire the TV via ethernet to maintain a steady network connection, which is better anyway. Finally, today while doing some work with the TV on in the background it suddenly lost power. Everything else on that surge protector worked fine and had no issues. I took the TV to different outlets just to make sure and it WILL not power on! Needless to say I COMPLETELY regret buying this TV. The initial issues though annoying I could manage. With it now completely losing power I'm done. I can't say outright that this is an issue with Sharp's quality, but I cannot recommend this TV based on all the issues I've had.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hello, our apologies for any inconvenience caused by these issues you've had with your Sharp TV. Please give us a call at 1-855-544-2030 so that we may assist you with this. Sharp

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Performance for price

    Posted
    sharp43review
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I was limited to a 43" due to placement in an existing cabinet where my old one died. I didn't want to spend a whole lot, since this was going in my den. I found this one, read the reviews on it and decided to pick it up. One of the things I was concerned about in reading reviews was the sound, the set having rear fired speakers. The cabinet where the tv is placed, is an old TV cabinet, there is about 15 inches open behind it and 6 inches open above it. This seems to have created a perfect setting this the resr firing speaks. I can't believe how good the sound is, no need for a sound bar. I usually only have it on 5 or 6 and movies sound great. Next is the picture, I use OTA antenna and the reception is beautiful, colors are vibrant and football games look incredible. I don't think this set has any type of motion enhancement but, there is no pixelation breakup when watching the game action. I didn't buy this TV for the ROKU but, it is a nice feature. Overall, the setup was very easy for the TV, connecting it to the network and the ROKU. I have Netflix and watched 4K/HDR content and it works great, the set shows you when it is in HRD, nice feature. Upscaled 1080 content looks fantastic. I also have a blue ray and movies look great on that as well. I am very happy with the performance of this set for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend