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Sharp - 50" Class - LED - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR Roku TV-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 3447 reviews

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Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A little disappointed

    Posted
    Rubenda
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    I waited all year long for Black Friday to purchase a Smart TV as, the one I currently have is a Good TV just, not a Smart One. After researching TV/w Roku I settled for this one. I like the color, the ability to access various apps etc...However, I am very disappointed with the sound (volume) as it's in my bedroom and I still have to turn the sound way up just to hear. My second disappointment is with the setting up of the TV to simple function. There should have been A WARNING, that in order for this TV to FUNCTION you, have to Register your Roku and there is an additional charge for that Registration. The amount is going to be $199.00 for 3 years. Just to clarify, I did see a pop up on the TV Stating, Roku, does not charge to activate or to assist our customers. However, when I read this statement to the rep assisting me, I was informed that is correct. However, in order to activate your Roku, it must be Registered. I was not in a position to pay $199.00 to register my Roku, after, I had just purchased my TV for 379.00. Had I known that in advance, I would have purchased a Roku separately from a TV. So, after going back and forth with the rep, he informed me I would be contacted on Friday to Register my Roku...Still an inconvenience. Had there been given a forewarning of, additional charges, then I would have been better prepared. In addition, i did go to Sharp's website for assistance, after typing in what was going on, they asked for $5.00 for assistance from a professional. I would have given a 4-star rating, however, there were too many unnecessary inconveniences. As well as the Volume issue on the TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Sharp Advisor

      Hello Rubenda, we are sorry for the issue that you are experiencing. If we may be of assistance kindly contact us at 855-544-2030. Sharp

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Use the * button to adjust picture mode

    Posted
    JackOfTrades
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    I bought this LC-50LBU591U on 12/29/2018. I was going to get the 1080p model for $50 less but I’m glad I didn’t. I noticed that Best Buy reduced the price by $50 a few days later. I called customer service and they gave me a $50 refund because their price guarantee policy allows credit for the 30-day returnable timeframe. I had trouble adjusting the picture settings but eventually found that the * button brings up all the options. I changed the picture mode to “Movie.” WOW! I can’t imagine a better picture. Paid an extra $3 per month to get the ultra HD from Netflix. You also need to use the * button to change the picture size as well as many other options. But you need to be in Netflix (or another service) for the * button to work— it won’t work from the Roku main menu, although there are limited picture options there under Settings/TV Picture Settings. One question: Should I connect with the WiFi or a Cat6 cable? I’ve been using the WiFi and have not had any dropout. The router is about 3 feet away. I mounted the TV on a wall by myself using the Sanus - Fixed TV Wall Mount for Model BLL2-B1. I needed to buy a stud finder and a level for $40. The only problem I had was the socket drill bit that was included became stripped. I had to finish tightening the screws with an adjustable wrench.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love powering on to the Roku menu!

    Posted
    Matthew
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    Bought this to replace my existing Roku TV. I have been loyal to the Sharp brand, my old TV being literally the exact same except 1080p instead of 4k. My old TV was only 3 years old and the top portion of the LED backlights don't come on, but still good picture nonetheless. I joked about buying a new TV, then when I saw the price of this one, my joke turned into seriousness. Picked up this TV the next day and have been highly impressed with it since. My favorite thing about the Roku TVs is the elimination of the traditional input button. No more figuring out what's hooked to what, and which input to change to... You can custom label all your inputs, then just select them off the Roku menu as they are grouped together with your Roku channels. Excellent picture quality (after some tweaking of course), and ok sound. I also like the addition of a wired ethernet port, so you don't have to rely upon possibly unstable wireless connections. If I had to come up with a negative, it would be that the TV sits up pretty high when on the legs, probably about two inches. This allowing you to see underneath to the ugly mess of cables that so many of us have. In comparison, my previous Sharp Roku TV only sat up about one inch on the legs. Obviously I will be paying close attention to the functionality due to the problem I had with the old TV, and me making the decision to buy the same brand/type, just a newer, more advanced model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing TV on an amzing smart TV platform

    Posted
    Zerkeo
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    FIRST OFF! YES this TV has HDR! I contacted Sharp and gave them my model number and they looked it up and told me that this model does have HDR. It even says on the box that is has HDR. In the store Best Buy couldnt figure out if it had HDR or not and settled to tell me that "No Roku TV has HDR, it's like a software limitation." I knew that was a lie because if you go to Rokus website they list HDR TVs. ANYWAYS I wont bore you with details BUT yes this TV does have HDR... Picture and sound This TV replaced a Philips 47PFL7403D/27 47-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV that was 6 years old! So yes i think this has an amazing picture and color. With the HDR the color are very sharp and vivid and dont run together unless they are suppose to. there is also a lot of basic video options as well as advanced video options. The audio options are a bit more limited but still has more options then i have ever had on a TV. Roku TV platform We had a Roku Stick (1st gen) and loved the Roku platform but hated the stick! It was slow and laggy which got better after some updates but never really shined so we sold it. Our first Roku TV was a Sharp - 32" Class (31.5" Diag.) - LED - 1080p (They dont make them anymore). its fast, easy and basic but if you dig into the options there is actually quiet a bit you can do and have access to (ex: advanced video options, audio options, auto launch into an app on start, smartphone app w/remote, game mode, etc). Roku TV has us for life..... or until they start making dumb decisions. We will be purchasing another Roku TV this year!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome TV!

    Posted
    DarthVader

    I purchased this TV as a Christmas gift to myself. I like how Best Buy put the original TV in it's box into another box that had no branding on it which I thought was a great idea. As far as the TV goes, the picture quality is far better than what I expected! The colors are crisp and vibrant! Gaming with this TV is really great as well! Star Wars Battlefront II looks amazing on this TV! Setting up the TV is super simple. It has all the ports that I was looking for plus it has a headphone jack which is a cool feature. The user interface is easy to navigate as well as adjusting the settings. You can choose themes so you can have a custom feel to your home screen. It also allows you to have a screen saver. You can arrange your apps on the home screen however you like which is very helpful so you can access your favorite apps quickly. The speakers are placed in the back and they don't sound bad at all. I hooked up my soundbar and sub woofer via the optical cable and it sounds amazing. I really like how fast this TV boots up! This TV is packed with a ton of features which is really awesome! As far as the remote is concerned, it has a simple layout for ease of use. The remote is a bit on the small side but you could always buy another remote to use. In conclusion, I think this TV is well worth the money. I am super happy I picked this as a Christmas gift for myself. Sharp did a great job with this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far, so incredible!

    Posted
    Kenneth
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    I bought this television only one week ago and so far, it has more than lived up to its promise. Clean crisp clear resolution, starts fast, great sound and all the options and menu apps work far beyond my expectations. I also own a Vizio and was in love with its even to the point that if I bought another set, it would probably be another Vizio but after buying this, I am completely sold. I also thought I would need both a regular remote along with a Roku remote but the Roku remote totally fits the bill. I read the online reviews before my purchase and noticed 5 star ratings on all but a couple of reviews. One complained of poor sound but not so in my case. I do find that the sound can be a bit of a challenge but that also has a lot to do with broadcast transmission and not the actual set. I also had the same issue with my Vizio. If I am watching a local channel, I simply switch to the antenna feed for the same channel and sound problem solved. Ditto for the Vizio and my Westinghouse. Another less than stellar review stated that their screen became distorted after a few months and posted pictures to show. I guess this is possible but is not probable when handled properly. They may not have unpacked it with the greatest of care and eventually whatever they did eventually became a greater issue later on. I've only had it for a week and certainly hope to have it for a long time. So far, so incredible!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for casual viewing and gaming

    Posted
    Strudels
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    Overall, I am very satisfied with this TV. The price alone is what sold me on it, but I was pleased to see how well it fares against other top competitors. To be clear, it is not the best TV out there and I won't place it in the same light as LG, Samsung, or Panasonic; but the quality is very comparable and that is saying a lot. The sound is good but it also depends on the room you put it in. If this is for a bedroom or small living area, not even audio experts would complain of the quality, however as the room you are putting this in gets larger the quality of the sound will diminish so keep that in mind. Finally there is the remote. Now, if you are just going to run with applications (HBO, Netflix, etc.) the remote is very convenient and useful. The remote does not have any numbers or any way of flipping through channels (it is a Roku remote after all...) but the Roku interface itself is easy to use and 9/10 times you will have a cable remote for TV viewing anyway so navigating your cable channels wont be hindered. All in all, this is a great TV for the price and you won't find many short comings between this and the more popular brands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Can't Imagine Why You Would Need a Better TV

    Posted
    MSK1
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    Sure, there's lots of megabuck TVs with big names, rave reviews and dazzling descriptions. But save your money. The picture quality on this budget TV is absolutely stunning to my fairly critical eyes. I can't imagine how the pricier models could be any better. If they are better, I doubt that I would notice. Set up was fussy but easy. The remote control is intuitively simple to use. And best of all, using Roku to access Netflix (or other streaming services) is a quick one button task. This TV will give total viewing satisfaction, I think. However, sound quality is another story. First, note that the slim frameless configuration of this or ANY similar large screen TV with small down or rear firing speakers can't possibly provide high quality sound. My wife's ears find the sound quality to be totally fine and can't understand why I am dissatisfied. I'm OK with its voice clarity, but music is very thin with no low frequencies. I definitely will be adding some sort of sound bar/speakers. (the TV has several audio outputs to make this easy.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good value

    Posted
    Fujikoma
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    Solid 4K t.v. in spite of having no HDR. Picture quality isn't as good as my 4K Samsung with HDR, but the tuner is better than the Samsung, LG and Dynex that we have in the house. Over the air programs look better than the Samsung (need to reduce sharpness for over the air t.v. in general). Remote is very limited. There are no number keys to enter a channel directly. Nearly everything is handled through the Roku interface. It's not necessarily bad, but Roku tends to mess with your layout with their promotions. Wireless works flawlessly (using a Linksys AC5400). I stream H264 and H265 movies directly to the t.v. and it plays them through the Roku media player without a problem (no Plex or transcoding). Handled a 5GB H265 video file without problem. As with their media boxes and sticks, it only supports closed captions embedded in the file and not subtitles. Wife streams shows in HD through Hulu without issue. Remote is I.R. Would have preferred the R.F. style that is used on their newer media boxes and sticks. Remote sensor on the t.v. is still pretty good at bad angles. Not a fan of the small legs that make up the base, but seems to be fairly sturdy. Would anchor it if were in the main living areas that my cat has access to, because she could probably knock it over. Other than lacking HDR, the t.v. is nice for it's price point. I only considered the Sharp over a Samsung or LG panel because it's currently owned by Foxconn and I've purchased a lot of their computer equipment over the years. The level of quality is far better than the Sharp of the past.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent TV, Easy to setup

    Posted
    George
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    This TV has an excellent picture. It was easy to setup. I am not into modern tech, so I just skipped the Ruku. I plugged the TV into the wall, connected the cable box to the TV with an HDMI cable, and connected a soundbar with an optical cable. Took about 5 mins. Since I am using the soundbar, I don't know how the TV speakers sound. Picture is crisp on 1080. I don't have any 4k devices yet to test the best resolution, but a new blue ray player is my next purchase. It was easy to install the legs and set it on my fireplace mantle. My old 32" TV was 146lbs. This one is much easier to lift. The tv can be viewed at severe side angles, and the TV really looked good showing the recent winter olympics snowy mountain scenes. I was not sure if such a big TV would work for me since my room is not very large. I was afraid it would be grainy or slow to refresh, but it is crystal clear, and kept up with all the olympic skiing action. It is hard to compare TVs at the store since they are not in your home environment, but I would buy this TV again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An incredible bargain and 4K HDTV!

    Posted
    LerxstDirkPratt

    I finally needed to get rid of my 17 year old 53" Sony rear projection TV, which is still working perfectly after all these years! I needed more space in my living room, as well as wanting to catch up with modern picture technology. I researched many 4K HDTV's, and finally settled on this 50" Sharp Roku 4K HDTV, primarly because it was on sale, and it had all the features and technology I wanted. The picture is stunning, and the built in speakers very good. I hooked up an old Pioneer SX series receiver and a pair of classic Polk Audio Monitor 10 to the TV using an optical cable (with analog converter for stereo AUX input), and the sound is 'to die for'. My only gripe, and it is a small one, is WHY isn't a web browser included with the Roku page?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I wouldnt pay a lot for it

    Posted
    J61101
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    I got this on a BB Black friday deal. The features are fantastic being that it is a roku in a tv. The on air tuner records up to 90 mins of whatever youre watching - as long as you dont change the channel or hit an app button on the remote (it happens accidentally on ocasion). Oh, you have to have at least a 16GB flash drive to be able to do this. But, once you change the channel etc, the recording is gone so dont think of it as an extra feature. The interface for air tv could be better - like being able to select the channel you want from the guide menu. Hey, at least theres a decent guide menu... Ok so the picture on this tv is just ok. It's 4k (which is actually 2160p but blame marketing), yes. It does apparently have HDR (?) but I cant tell/dont know because there is a notification telling you that something is HDR. If it does have HDR, it must be a passive feature that you cant control weather or not it is on and must be content specific. Personally, If it werent for the roku in the TV, I would have stuck with my, middle of the road, 1080p Toshiba TV for a good picture quality representation. This is due to the fact that this BB deal was just too good to pass up and I dont have anything that puts out 4k (2160p).

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello, we appreciate your feedback. If you require technical assistance you may contact us at 855-544-2030. Sharp

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Ads, Ads, Ads, Did I mention Ads?

    Posted
    Justin

    I bought this tv on Black Friday (well Thursday), brought it home, set it up, got prompted to make a roku account, did that, got prompted to sing into my amazon video accoun (fair enough) got prompted to put in my credit card, got prompted to sing up for multiple online streaming serveices, not to mention it tried to get me to sing several EULAs that would allow them to track what I watch. Then I could finally use my new TV. But first I had to watch an ad, then I logged into Netflix (why couldn’t I do that online on my pc?) and watched some shows. Then I went back out and plugged in my PC then the tv prompted me to turn on there software that watches what you watch on external devices to show you more Ads. After declineing that I turned on gaming mode and it has a high latency, not to mention the audio was out of sync. I also ocationally ran into random pop up ads all over. So to conclude Ads, tracking, Ads, membership signups, Ads

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello, please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience caused. If we may be of further assistance feel free to contact us at 855-544-2030. Sharp

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good TV

    Posted
    Louie
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    This TV replaced a small unit we’ve had for many many years. We’ve always used a Roku unit to watch things like YouTube TV, Netflix or Hulu, etc. so having Roku built into the TV is a huge plus. The TV works as expected, the colors are great and everything in it works pretty good. The only issue we have encountered is that many times when turning on the TV the apps in Roku don’t seem to connect to the Internet. We know the Internet works because we have other units using it at the same time. The way to get around this, for us, is to go into the network settings and check Internet connection. Once this is done everything works fine. We also added a Sonos Beam and two Sonos One units. Sounds amazing! I do recommend the TV as the only issue we have at least has a workaround until we figure out if it is truly our network connection or the TV. Otherwise, it’s a great TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tv for the price

    Posted
    Finfan
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    I think I would give the TV 4.5 stars, all around a great tv. Picture amazing, options great and the sound is actually really good or I should say loud enough - of course if you are wanting a deep case or surround sound then u will need additional sound but A+ on just normal tv sound. Only thing I have found so far that is frustrating is tv channels, since it is a roku tv it has the roku remote so no typed numbers, so I can't just type channel 12 or whatever to go there- this is hard if u are using antenna tv you have to make sure u pick up all the channels u https://youtu.be/Td-OYvYpc6Qant on the channel search set up. Pause live tv with a sub 16+ gb drive is a nice extra and if u love key roku like I do then u will be very pleased with this tv. Really I can believe I got this for $330, I bought our 32" had tv for $300 10 years ago. If you https://youtu.be/Td-OYvYpc6Qant a good tv for a while excellent price then I would recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok for the price

    Posted
    VINO
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    It's good when compared to other budget LED-LCD 4K TVs that lack features like local dimming and Motion Smoothing. 4K image and 1080p upscaling looks good when watching Youtube videos. You get some motion blur watching camera pans and fast-moving scenes, but that's expected for TVs in this range. It's HDR capability is not amazing since it's contrast ratio doesn't allow for dark blacks as there is no local dimming. Some of it's color settings are out of whack (Sports and Vivid are way too over-saturated for most scenes) but Normal is decent out-of-the-box for a realistic picture. I leave my backlight setting on Brighter as it looks the best overall. Its Roku runs faster .It is seen mostly on panning shots and large grey/white areas. Plus I have been used to the clearmotion (fake 120hz) for many many years and like the soap opera effect. Going back to 60hz makes everything look so choppy. Same thing with monitors. I have been using 144hz for many years as well and going back to a 60hz monitor for gaming is acid to the eyes. The blacklight bleed on it is pretty bad too. Mainly on the left side. I tried the massage option and it didn't seem to work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Defective remote/TV signal

    Posted
    Amazigh

    Image and sound are decent. After a few days the remote that came with the TV started acting up, when I push on a button once it continues to act, for example push on volume up/down once will make the volume goes up/down non stop, or pushing any other button does the same or pushing a button will result in no result at all. I do not know if the problem is with the remote or TV. The app works fine, but you can not turn TV on with the app after it is off for a long time so you still need the remote control for that. I called Sharp technical support and they give me a troubleshooting that I found before I called it didn't work. If anyone has a solution for this please reply to this review.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello, please contact us at 855-544-2030 so a representative may look into this further for you. Sharp

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    Posted
    ERea
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    I don't leave a lot of reviews but I thought this one was important. Great TV's cost lots of money so it helps to be informed. I camped outside Best Buy for 3 days to be the first in line for Black Friday. My son and I bought 2 of these TV's. Set up is very simple and intuitive. The picture quality is stunning for what some call a budget TV. 10 minute setup and your ready to go. The options are are almost endless for subscriptions, and cheaper than cable service. Also I believe a smart Roku television superior to smart TV's. With Roku your apps are flawless and updated regularly, with a regular smart TV apps are buggy, slow and forgotten. And navigation through the Television is fast and simple. The remote is simple and not overly crowded. As you start using the remote, little tips pop up on screen for shortcuts and stuff. To bad I only bought 2. Thanks Best Buy for another top quality purchase

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sharp is Sharp and price was right

    Posted
    Vedra
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    My Dish box is designed for 1080p and my Sharp is nearly double the Pixels,so not sure I am seeing the full potential, though the picture is beautiful from all angles. Wondering if Dish can change boxes and also if a stronger HDMI cable is necessary. No instructions came in the box except "quick setup" photos. Yes the picture is beautiful as it is but I want to use the potential I paid for. Since Instructions are non existent, one must go on line for them I suppose. TV has 4 HDMI ports but unfortunately no place to plug in cordless headphones, my only reason for the 4 stars. I have become absolutely dependent on cordless headphones so I can move around house and garden with news or music. The price was excellent for such a beautiful screen, I hope to work out a solution for the headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice tv

    Posted
    pitbullzz
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    I got this tv on black Friday for a door buster at that price you can't go wrong I wouldn't pay full price I would save my money and get another higher end model or brand, I have a Samsung tv of a way higher model and can see a huge difference between the two TVs it has the basics and from a 1080 to this you can see a difference at the door buster price for a 50in you can't go wrong but don't get this at full price the colors are not as vivid as Samsung and it can even have a grainy look in the pixels as well as the colors can appear to be washed out roku works good and easy to set up remote is small and easy to navigate again for the price I paid good buy bit not a 4-500. Dollar tv other brands and models with a way picture including other brands besides samsung, LG, or Sony just shop around and even go to the store and look at the display models just remember the in store models are the best picture you are gonna see for that tv. They are set up to give the best possible mixture to sell it, which usually comes from 4k videos cause cable isn't even able to produce that kinda signal yet

    I would recommend this to a friend