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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first 'smart' TV

    Posted
    eagz

    I stood in line with the other bargain hunters and was lucky enough to score one on Black Friday. Obviously at that price no one should be complaining. My review is based on the TV itself and not the TV at a certain price. I've had the TV for a couple days now. My last set was a Sharp Aquos but has started to occasionally lose red in the picture and I got years out of the set. So I have had a good experience with Sharp in the past. I was a bit concerned after learning Hisense bought the Sharp name for TVs in the US back in 2015. Setup was straight forward and simple. I recommend having two people to get it out of the box, installing the legs (which are plastic but seem stable) and getting started. I spent a fair amount of time setting up Roku and the channels I wanted. Since this was my first smart TV, I didn't realize how much time it would take to setup. I've noticed that while streaming through Roku some movies / shows get 'stuck' loading. I don't know if this is an issue with my wireless setup, Roku, the channel or the TV. Out of the box, my color settings were pretty close to spot on. There's an option to setup color variances based on which HDMI port you are using which is nice. So my adjustments on my game console are not the same as my choices for my cable box or blu ray player which is a big plus in fine tuning the player / viewer experience. The picture is crisp and contrast levels are well defined. A couple minor adjustments in the color levels for my game console were needed to tone down the brightness. No big deal. Overall, it's a great picture. Sound is much better than I expected. Although many people will use a sound bar / surround sound, the built in speakers are loud and clear enough for me. The set comes with 3 HDMI ports which to me is the minimum - game console, cable box & blu ray player. More is always better and if you only have 2 that means something will be using the older RGB connection, which this TV doesn't even have a connection for. My one complaint, which is minor, is the Roku remote. I don't mind that it's small but the volume controls are on the right side near the top and I find they get in the way when using the remote so I inadvertently end up adjusting the volume when using the remote. Eventually, I may look into getting a different remote if it persists. Overall it has been a great set with a good picture and better than expected sound and I'm very happy. The big test will be how long it lasts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tv if you are on a budget.

    Posted
    Tai33
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    I was standing on line @ the best buy store during black friday with a couple of products that i was going to purchase at the register. I initially came to bestbuy because I was in the market for a new tv, specifically a 65" Samsung 4K tv for my basement but much to my disappointment, the tv's exceeded my budget. I've owned samsung products for years and so i wanted a newer, bigger samsung Tv. I refused to buy any other brand. Needless to say, i was only going to purchase my other black friday items that i had in hand until i noticed two (2) other customers in front of me purchase a 55" Sharp TV for only $270 (taxes included) Bucks!! I knew nothing about the quality of sharp tv's but i figured i couldnt lose with buying a large smart tv for $270. Lucky for me, i bought the last one! The bestbuy worker who helped me load the tv into my vehicle stated his family had the same sharp tv & they love it. I've had the product for a week or so and I am very happy with my purchase. I assumed that the roku tv would be supar in comparison to my other Samsung tv's but it has been absolutely fantastic. The tv intergrated seamlessly with my samsung sound bar, cable tv, & apple tv. The tv allows you to customize the home screen just to your preferences. If you are tech savvy, i also recommend downloading the roku remote app to control your tv & easily switch between video sources (i.e. Apple tv, cable box, roku). Though the exceptional black Friday price of $250.00 is no longer available, i would recommend buying this tv @ the regular price of $450-500 simply because its a great deal for a big sized tv that comes included with many amenities. To be honest, the roku sharp tv's picture quality does not compare to the other samsung tv's i currently have in my home, but it is a great great tv for the price if you are on a budget BUT want a large smart tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    just set up after buying-- so initial evaluation

    Posted
    manu
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This was a black Friday purchase and based on the reviews of the 50 inch model and looking at the 50" one in the store display, I decided to try this out. It is mounted on a stand, and used in the bedroom. These are initial reactions. Packaging -- well packaged and protected Set up - plugged it in and turned it on. There is a 15 second delay before it shows the banner, and does a software update. From there on the set up was a breeze with Roku updates taking a while, and an initial intro video to provide an overview that could be handy for someone new to Roku Loaded 100 channels -- this took 5 or 10 minutes, and I will be deleting many of them PIcture is sharp and clear with more detail, contrast and clarity automatically than my 5 year old LG that cost 3x as much and has 120hz and 47" screen with the same resolution. The sound is a bit weak - it is clear but increasing the volume a lot has a modest effect on the loudness Netflix, Time Warner, Hulu and Amazon -- the main services I use, all work well. Will update the review once we have some hours on the TV, and run into some problems, as I expect we will

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome TV from Sharp!!

    Posted
    yahoosam

    I saw the reviews of lower size models from Sharp and decided to buy this 55'' inch model. Had it for $249 in the 2016 doorbuster sale!!. The package is very solid and well protected to avoid damages during transport. The unit is little bit heavy (due to its size I believe). Once its out of the box and connected, the setup is very easy. The picture quality is crystal clear! (This TV is better than my previous Samsung smart TV series 6) The built in Roku is fast and easy to use. we can configure the custom picture settings for each HDMI ports. Though the TV is 60HZ, I didn't notice any difference during movie play / game play. The Sound quality is pretty decent and meet my needs. Overall this is a Steal deal for this price and the product quality!! PS: I saw a review comment being entered in Bestbuy site even before the TV got released to public. (I thought it could be a fake one and didn't trusted it)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Roku...who knew!

    Posted
    MTWAY
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I got caught up in shopping black Friday sales when I bought this TV. However I am glad that I did. I am 60+ and typically a no-frills type when it came to watching tv. So this is new territory for me. My daughter and I set it up yesterday. Set up was easy and went quickly. For the pause live tv feature you will need a 16+ gb usb flash drive (which was not listed in the printed instructions). Also there is no familiar numeric remote which would allow you to change the channels by punching in the numbers. You must scroll through the channel list each time. I don't like having to do that. I do love the picture of the tv and the 55" size. Colors are vivid and sharp. I LOVE Roku on the tv. This is my first time using Roku and being able to view movies, tv shows, YouTube... without using my tablet or laptop to get the pictures on tv screen. Am looking forward to discovering more about using this tv. So for I am very pleased with my impulse buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    BUYERS BEWARE!

    Posted
    Danni

    I'm embarrassed that I purchased this television as a gift to my Pops. Not even a month after unboxing, the power board blew. I'm a very understanding consumer, when issues are resolved in a timely manner, but deeply disappointed when I get the run-around from Customer Service. I was bounced back and forth between Sharp and The Geek Squad for weeks, and told that a repair man had to unsuccessfully "try" to fix the television "3 times" before they could issue a replacement. It's unfair that his brand new gift has to come with so much wait time. Why should Pop have to be without a television while they wait for parts, reschedule repair dates, and try to bring the TV back to life. Why should he be stuck with a TV that they are REFURBISHING right before his eyes? That kills me! Had I known the policy, I wouldn't have chosen Sharp/Best Buy. I'm up north and he's down south so the only thing I can do is visit multiple sites and warn customers not to make the buying decision that I did. Find a place that will resolve your issue with urgency.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello Danni, I am very sorry to hear of this experience with your Sharp TV. You may contact us at 855-544-2030 so an agent can assist you further. Sharp

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV at an excellent price

    Posted
    sdg429
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got this TV during Black Friday so I got it for a great price. Setup was easy and since I already had a Roku account, I was already familiar with setting it up. Once I logged into my Roku account, all of my channels from my roku stick flowed through to the tv. The picture is very bright and sharp. The home screen that places all of my connected devices (antenna, Wii U, firestick, Blu-ray player) added an extra level of convenience I didn't know I needed. No more flipping through inputs to figure out which one is which. The only negative I found about this TV, much like some of the other reviews I read, was the sound quality. I found that the sound for the menu was always much louder than actually watching tv. I solved this by turning the volume completely off for the menu. However, the sound when watching tv is still relatively low and varies from show to show. I assume a sound bar may fix this issue but I haven't bought one yet. Overall, I am extremely pleased with my purchase and I am loving my new tv!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stay away from this piece of garbage

    Posted
    Craig
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    After four plus months I finally need to speak out. The Roku function is so slow acting with constant malfunctions it's nauseating, particularly with the Netflix app (yes I am constantly checking to make sure updates are current for both the operating system and the apps). I'm not exaggerating here it literally takes between 20-30 minutes to finally start watching anything on Netflix after the constant freeze-ups and reloads, having to shut the tv off eventually, reload, wait some more, hit the back button, nothing happens, start over. It takes a minimum of four tries before you can finally watch anything. The other apps have some blips, kicking you back to main menu but nothing like Netflix. I got this Tv to use on the weather protected back patio and it's so frustrating. I also have a roku stick that I use on another tv that isn't great either but not this bad. I'm about to start my fourth attempt at watching Netflix while writing this (started long before logging in). I've also had billing errors with roku so I'm suggesting (and wil eventually switch myself) you try Apple TV or other streaming service. Roku in general has been a bad deal for us. On the positive the picture is pretty good for a low end TV, it's their technology that is lacking.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Quality, Very Easy to Use

    Posted
    Kyle
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    We got this TV during a July 4th sale a couple months ago and are very pleased with it. My wife and I were buying our first TV together and wanted something big enough for sports and video games but not too expensive, and I would definitely say we made the right choice. The picture quality is great. For someone who doesn't think 4k TVs are must-haves, this picture quality is as excellent and clear as any other. The sound works great, it doesn't need a sound bar to be clear and loud enough. The remote is very nice and simple, and very easy to use. For someone who isn't super tech savvy, this would be an ideal TV as it comes with Hulu and Netflix built-in and it makes it incredibly easy to navigate to those channels and the rest of your devices. It allows for installing lots of other apps as well and works great. My only complaint is that the Twitch app for Roku is basically useless and most streams never load (this isn't a TV problem as much as it is a problem with Roku/Twitch as companies not requiring the app be up to usable standard). Overall, I would highly recommend this TV for anyone who didn't want to break the bank for an excellent TV

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good smart TV for the money

    Posted
    MSalama
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    First this is 1080p tv, I didn't care for a 4k one. I found this TV to have a very clear picture and the sound to be adequate. Roku is a great platform and you can install Roku application on your smart phone/tablet or laptop to control the TV. The provided remote though is a bit disappointing. It is basically a Roku remote, with few buttons, for example it is missing an input button , close caption and all numeric buttons. You can do without them (by selecting from the on screen menu) or if you have a stand alone programmable remote which what I use right now. One other thing is, there is no dedicated buttons on the TV screen for volume etc. It has only one button at the back used as the power button and to select input, and if it used for any other thing, I didn't figure it out yet. It has no RJ45 socket (wired LAN) but the wireless option is solid and I have no problem with it. I have the TV for about 2 months now and I would buy again. I just wanted to point out some aspects that might help you deciding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Picture Settings Anyone?

    Posted
    OrangeMound
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    $249.99 plus tax... That was good for 55 inches with built in Roku. The sound is good enough for me. The remote is kid like in my opinion. It's beyond basic, small, easy to misplace. I do not like how you have to use two remotes, 1 for the tv & 1 for the cable/satellite. If there is an inexpensive way around this, someone please share. Also, I have not tweaked the picture, which is decent, yet, if someone has perfected their picture on this tv beyond the factory settings, please post the settings, it would be greatly appreciated. May sound like I do not like the tv, not true. The tv is decent, not great, not terrible. I give it 4 stars on account of the size, built in Roku and price. There are several features missing, but not for $250! I also opted for the 5 year in home Geek Squad Protection Plan for an additional $50.00. What a deal! Other reviewers: Settings please?!?!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    OK TV but has many minor issues

    Posted
    BobA
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    I will start with this TV was low priced so I was not expecting much in the way of bells and whistles but the nagging minor issues will eventually get to you. I called the following issues minor because the TV can be made to work but not without something out of the norm. The issues I speak of; The TV will not turn on unless you are within 5 feet of the set. All other functions seem to work from across the room but to turn it on you have to be within 5 feet. The sound from the TV is very low. There are times we have the volume up as high as 60 just to hear what is being said while on other TV's the volume is all around a setting of 15. Recently I have had to reset the wireless setting (3 times so far) on the TV in order to re-connect to my router. It is the only thing that works to get the internet connection back on the TV. The picture is fine but with all of the other problems I will never buy another Sharp product again. I hope to get a year or 2 out of this set before it quits, then I will replace it with a better TV.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great inexpensive smart tv

    Posted
    vtRobo
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    I was a little skeptical about this at first due to the reviews on the smaller sizes of it. Took a gamble as it was on sale for a little over three hundred bucks and not disappointed at all. Bought this as I was cutting the cord with Comcast and wanted a decent Smart TV but didn't want to break the bank. Love the fact that Roku is built in and added several subscriptions services and very very impressed. Image quality is not great with lower definition on DVD quality images but any Blu-ray or hi-def images look great. As it's a 55 inch TV, be sure to be at least seven feet away for optimal viewing. Sound quality straight out of the TV is ok but not great but once connected to the home theater via a digital optical cable it works perfectly. The tiny Roku remote takes a little getting used to especially with the volume buttons on the side of it but it's not that bad and actually nice that it's not a huge remote anymore. Overall very great value for the price. Not disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Black Friday deal, Love it! Worth every cent!

    Posted
    TechDude
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got this TV as a door buster Black Friday deal at Best Buy. My wife and I are big Roku fans, and are totally enjoying the TV's Roku ecosystem. The picture is sharp, and you can stream pictures, videos, and music media right from your phone to the TV without any extra setup or download. I also love how I can use my cell phone with the Roku remote to watch and access the TV. The sound is decent, but we also have a sound bar when need be, but the speakers are great for everyday TV usage. I thoroughly recommend this product, and would even have been happy with my purchase if this was at the full asking price. Five stars all around!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Loses functionality with external speakers

    Posted
    jafelds

    This TV provides reasonable value, but I was disappointed that it loses functionality when connected to external speakers (such as the SONOS Playbar I am using for surround sound) using an optical cable. Although it is possible to use the volume buttons of the Sharp remote control to raise, lower, and mute volume, they don't fully function - the volume bar doesn't come on screen (so you can't see how high or low the volume is set) and the closed captions don't come on when you hit mute. Regarding the TV as a whole, the colors that come standard are horribly bright, but you can tone them down with the advanced settings. The Roku function is nice (but a bit slow), and there is a noticeable lag when changing antenna channels that is annoying when you are surfing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

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

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    One of worst TVs I’ve ever had

    Posted
    Tigerlily
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    Ok. This is first time I’ve ever left any kind of negative reviews but this tv is the worst I’ve ever had. Only reason for 2 stars is that it has great sound and picture quality. But I am constantly having 2 issues. 1- the tv will automatically shut itself down while I’m watching a program. Just out of nowhere. Plus it’s starting to freeze on logo screen after shutdown which means it has to be unplugged to reset and to be able to be turned back on. 2 issue- when moving between apps it will just start up whatever app it wants. It may not even be an app on my list or if it is, it’s no where near the apps I’m looking. Like I said great sound and picture quality but the annoyance of the issues is really an issue. As it doesn’t happen once. I’ve had tv for 9 months and it’s been a constant trouble.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Sharp Advisor

      Hello Tigerlily, please accept our apology for any inconvenience this may be causing you. Please contact us at 855-544-2030 so we may look into this for you. Sharp

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp 55

    Posted
    Vonnyrotten
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    This is an affordable tv for its specs and size but in my opinion surpasses the quality of most of the other brands. There is always a bias to what your screen preferences are, some are too saturated, some dont have a fast enough refresh rate/frequency, etc. I have been sad since Plasma essentially went goodbye and was happy to find an LED tv that I liked that didnt do that weird new pseudo-3d tech most makers seem to be doing. Great colors, great blacks. The built in ROKU is awesome. Super quick (Amazon Video is sort of slow to start but thats Amazons issue, not the ROKU). 4K isnt prevalent enough to justify that money and unless youre watching a much larger tv or really close, you cannot physically tell the difference. If you arent planning on spending well over a grand on a high end OLED (or similar tech) I suggest saving your money and getting a Sharp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, "sharp," and bright

    Posted
    DannE
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Absolutely fantastic TV. Picked this up at Bestbuy and I am 100% satisfied with my purchase. The colors are not washed out and look really good. The smart TV interface (Roku) is fast and response, while the speakers are nothing to sneeze at. This is now definitely one of my recommended TVs whenever friends ask about purchasing a large TV. The only con I can think of for the TV is the width (it is a bit thicker than the new thin ones) and it is limited to 60 Hz refresh. However, it's more than enough for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great tv for the BF price

    Posted
    WoodlandBBinCA

    I bought this tv for two reasons one was the price for $250 (w/tax $275) you won't find a 55 inch smart tv any cheaper. I also read the reviews based on this tv's 50inch model and the reviews overall were positive. Packaging was a breeze to get out. Set up not hard at all took a minute because I was setting up channels, and my network connection. Picture quality not the best on SD channels so try and avoid those channels if possible. HD channels were good but I seen better. For the price I would not only recommend the tv but would have bought another one if I had the need. I wish I could of rated the tv a high 3, low 4 in stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good tv

    Posted
    DJL57
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    I am not well-versed in HD vs 4K and I went into the store to compare - only could really tell the differences when they were side-by-side. regular HD was plenty for me and no need to spend significantly more for a good name-brand 4K LED tv. I bought this to retire my 32" 1080p Vizio to the bedroom, and upgrade this in my living room, it works for me. Only complaint is the small Roku-style remote does not have numbers on it, so it becomes difficult to easily switch channels when watching local broadcast TV, but not dinging the review based on this because I chose to buy the TV anyway since I only watch limited regular channels. I will update this review in the future if there are issues. So far, 8 months old and it works just fine for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend