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Sharp LC-50LB481U LED Roku TV: Get a TV that enjoys full Internet connectivity with this Sharp 49.5-inch smart TV. Full HD resolutions give you plenty of detail whether you're streaming content from the Internet using the integrated Roku player or watching via cable. Plenty of contrast and high-quality sound mean this Sharp 49.5-in smart TV delivers outstanding video.

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    • Sharp 50" Class (49.5" Diag.) - LED - 1080p - Smart - HDTV Roku TV
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    Roku Smart TV

    Roku TV offers access to stream 500,000+ movies and TV episodes from one simple, intuitive interface.

    49-1/2" screen (measured diagonally from corner to corner)

    A great size for a living room or mid-sized home theater space.

    Built-in Roku smart platform delivers access to a world of entertainment

    Stream from Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, or choose from more than 3,000 other streaming channels

    LED TVs perform well in all lighting conditions

    They also deliver deep blacks and rich colors.

    1080p resolution for stunning HD images

    Watch Blu-ray movies and 1080p HD content at their highest level of detail.

    Wireless Connectivity

    Provides fast and reliable streaming with dual-band Wi-Fi.

    Two 8W speakers

    For good-quality TV sound.

    3 HDMI inputs for the best home theater connection

    High-speed HDMI delivers a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound in one convenient cable. HDMI cable not included.

    Enjoy the picture from multiple angles

    Wide 178° viewing angle provides a clear picture for viewers seated near the side of the screen.

    60Hz refresh rate

    Images refresh 60 times per second for basic performance during fast-motion scenes.


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    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 4624 reviews

    94%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent TV, amazing picture, superb sound

      Posted
      snapieee
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was lucky and got this TV on pre-Black Friday deal and price was really good. I had 40" Samsung LED TV that went dead a couple of days before Black Friday -, right on time, lol. I was forced to get a TV and I was looking at the cheapest one possible without sacrificing the quality. I found this deal and I couldn't wait so I ordered the night before Black Friday, and picked up the next day on Black Friday day. The pickup process was a breeze, took me 10-15 min total. The pickup time mostly was waiting for the rep to check the storage for my TV. The old TV I had, as I mentioned before, was Samsung 40” LED TV Model UN40EH5300. I got it back on Black Friday 2013. It was okay at that time, pic was acceptable as I always thought every pic, regardless the Input I had on, was grainy until I did HD calibration using AVS-HD-709. Looking at the dates the Samsung TV lasted almost 3 years. This Sharp 50” LED FHD TV Model: LC-50LB481U I got is the best entry level 1080 FHD TV I have ever seen. Picture is AMAZING out of the box in all inputs, HDMI, antenna, or even the build-in Roku apps. Sound from the built-in speakers and with default settings is superb, no need to any tweaking or adjustment. Using the TV speakers alone is more than enough, but I mounted the Vizio soundbar that I already have at the top of the TV using universal mounting brackets. The sound now is, I really cannot describe the awesomeness that are coming out. I connected my soundbar to TV via HDMI-1 (ARC). I had troubles setting up Audio via HDMI-ARC, since the TV set DID NOT come with any standard TV instructions manual, just a quick startup guide. I did most of the configurations after searching online. Digital audio using the HDMI 1/ARC jack: Your TV can send sound to an ARC device, like an AV receiver, to create a home theater that uses two or more speakers. When you connect external speakers or a sound bar, sound plays through your TV speakers and the external speakers or sound bar. 1- Make sure that your TV’s power cord is unplugged and the digital speaker system or sound bar is turned off. 2- Connect an HDMI cable (not provided) to the HDMI 1/ARC jack on the back of your TV and to the HDMI IN jack on the digital speaker system or sound bar. 3- Plug your TV’s power cord into a power outlet, then turn on your TV. 4- Turn on the digital speaker system or sound bar, then set it to the correct source. For more information, see the documentation that came with the digital speaker system or sound bar. 5- To turn off your TV speakers, on the Home menu, scroll up / down to highlight Settings, then press OK. Highlight Audio, then press OK. Highlight TV speakers, then press OK. Press OK to remove the check from the TV speakers enabled check box. 6- To configure the HDMI 1/ARC jack to output sound to an ARC device, on the Home menu, press or to highlight Settings, then press OK. Highlight System, then press OK. Highlight Control other devices (CEC), then press OK. Highlight HDMI ARC, then press OK to check the box. Navigation through the Roku interface is fine. What I found later is that you can select the default interface you would like to use when TV is powered on, whether it is the Home screen of Antenna or any of the other inputs. Basically, power on settings tell your TV what to do when you turn on the power. To configure the power on settings, from the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > System > Power > Power on. Highlight the power on location from the list, and then press OK to select it. To be able to stream with ease without any interruption or buffering issues, you must have a good router, such as the Asus RT-AC68U. One of the thing I did not like is the lake of the Ethernet port. The other thing I didn’t like, is the remote. It is very tiny small remote that can be lost if misplaced somewhere. I DO miss the traditional remote with the numerical buttons for channels. I hope that Sharp / Roku will release such a remote on the market with a reasonable price and I’ll go for it. I am not sure if I am allowing to post external urls here, if so, this is the direct link for the FULL manual at SharpUSA site: https://www.sharptvusa.com/sites/default/files/2016-08/Sharp%20LC-32-43-50LB481U_15-0984_WEB_V1_ENG_Final_lr_1.pdf

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      For the sale price, pretty good.

      Posted
      spork

      tl:dr: Basic TV features OK. Built-in speakers suprisingly OK. More advanced features available but kludgy. Giant bandwidth hog - can be remedied This set is replacing a low end 40 inch Aquos display, 40D68UT. I wanted a newer display with ARC support as my constellation of TV, disc player and media streamer is a PITA for everyone in the house but me. Also, I hadn't tried Roku before - I didn't particularly want a smart TV but the price for this set was good - a high quality display in this size is substantially above 300, at this price point I wanted a decent display and a chance to try using ARC for fairly simple mode changes between broadcast TV, Netflix, Amazon and local medai. Worst case, I figured, I'd just keep current constellation of stuff going but on a larger screen. Initial impressions: Fit and finish of the set is poor. There's a large gap on the upper bit of TV which appears to result from sloppy assembly. That gap doesn't affect the display itself, which is fortunate. Display quality is pretty good. It's as good as or better than the low end Aquos. (I have them side by side just now being fed the idential input.) Display setup is awful. Each input type and each input are independent. If you don't want to use the canned presets (movie, normal, etc.) but change the values for your viewing room, your changes apply only to the instance of the preset value for the input type and input you worked on. Example: I customized the "Movie" setting for the BR input on HDMI 1. While working on ARC, I moved the BR over to HDMI 2. Selected "movie": for BR on HDMI 2 - and my customizations weren't there. Reconnect to HDMI / BR device and they exist there. So it'd by potentially 3 HDMI times 4 preset settings at minimum. Take careful notes if you start customizing! Roku platform: Meh. It's like a ton of "aboveground" XBMC/Kodi addons. However, the Netflix and Amazon interfaces are very nice, nicer than on the android TV boxes. The Roku Media Player - the one that's supposed to let you play your local files - won't read files from the XBMC instance, which is too bad. My years-old WDTV Live Plus can do that The Roku can pull them off my NAS in some cases, though. It seems unable to work with most of the video on the NAS, although the FLAC audio works - if and only if you navigate to the filer itself, rather than to the nicely laid out indexes built in Kodi. But, Roku is mostly intended as an internet streaming rather than a local streaming service. I have decent connectivity, about 30 mbps in. And by default, the Roku chews up 2/3 of that. No thanks, Roku! Fortunately, the Roku players can be tamed: From the Home screen, use the following sequence to access the “Select a speed…” screen: Home 5 times Rewind 3 times Fast Forward 2 times. I set my device at 2.5 mbps. Video looks OK to me, audio is still in multichannel mode, and I'm using a max of about 6mbps for the Roku, not 20-25 mbps. That multichannel audio via ARC - it works a fair amount of the time, but BOY am I glad I have a Logitech Harmony remote to get it working as an activity. With the Harmony, I am able to configure an activity that has the TV as the video source and the correct input chosen on the Oppo - something I can do by hand without seeing the Oppo screen, but which is not something I want to try explaining to anyone else in the house - and another activity that has the Oppo set up as the video source with my Kodi box chosen as its input. The Roku on this Sharp is not able to tell what formats my player supports. It is only seeing that the Oppo supports stereo, when in fact the Oppo HDMI supports Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, AAC, up to 5.1ch/192kHz or 7.1ch/96kHz PCM. I can manually tell the TV what audio formats are supported. So far, if I choose a DD+ format, I get no audio, and the apps sometimes lock up - Amazon Video, NBC News. I've had the TV spontaneously reboot after a problem in Amazon and in NBC News. For now, I'm telling the system to use dolby digital and DTS, getting multichannel some of the time and seeing infrequent lockups. Far more often, I'm seeing the ARC signal time out if I switch between Roku modules - I'm guessing that the Roku gets too busy to reply to handshake requests at times and the sync drops. I can remedy this by hitting the "TV" activity button on the Harmony, or by reselecting the ARC/CEC input on the Oppo. That said, if I weren't trying to output audio via ARC, I'd like the set more - the picture quality overall is decent, the Roku interface is pretty fast, although Roku itself is a bandwidth hog. I'm not sure why I'm seeing so much enthusiasm for Roku in the trade press, though. The bit of it that I use most are Netflix and Amazon, and many, many smart TVs, disc players, game consoles and streaming boxes have both nowadays. Even the amazon Roku app has crashed several times in 24 hours. Netflix has been more stable, but the rest of the applets and stream sources are pretty underwhelming. there's apparently no guidance from Roku on what the interfaces should look like, so everyone makes up their own. So far as I can see, at this point XBMC/Kodi is a more robust platform than Roku - Roku is prettier on the surface, but in actual use, more unstable. I learned that at the correct price point, though, of free - when the set is on sale, you're not paying a premium for Roku and can in fact reset the TV and never connect it to the internet, using only the TV and HDMI inputs for viewing. But at $300 - about half of what I paid for the old set - I have a noticably larger, reasonably good display with acceptable built-in speakers. As a completely stand-alone device with a fast internet connection or an added Kodi stick for accessing the LAN, this isn't a bad piece of gear. I would not buy or recommend a stand-alone Roku streamer after this experience, though, and wish that non-smart TVs were still available in middling to large sizes. I also would not recommend this set to anyone wanting to use it to watch locally stored movies or listen to locally stored music unless they already have a good way of doing those things. Fine set for watching TV and Netflix on its own, though, and would do fine with a conventional stereo setup (stereo output jacks on the system) and might do OK for an audio system with an SPDIF input. ARC is a dog's breakfast, and I knew that going in. I don't have a way to make use of the digital audio output as of now (though I'm looking into an SPDIF to HDMI converter) so it is my only route to getting the audio back to my outboard system.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Smart TV with above average picture

      Posted
      QuadU40
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      I was looking for three things in a TV when I bought this one: 1) Price (preferable <$450); 2) size (preferably 50" or more); and good picture quality. Now, the first two criteria really limited my options but luckily this TV happened to tick all three perfectly. The cherry on top is that it has Roku baked-in, so you're essentially saving however much by not having to buy the top of the line Roku (~$100; I say top of the line, because the menus here super snappy). First, about the operation, since I assume most people who are shopping in this price range are not videophiles champing at the bit to hear about how awesome whatever aspect of the picture is. If you know anything about cars or TVs, you might notice that manufacturer built-in tech (navigation/smart phone integration in cars; smart TV apps on TVs) is almost universally terrible. It's fairly common knowledge that Roku is one of the best standalone streaming devices out there and it is unquestionable the most universally supported (Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, all are lacking in on or more of the major streaming services). If you're familiar with Roku, this TV is essentially run through the Roku home screen and this appears when you first power up. What's pretty cool is that all inputs (antenna, Blu-Ray, Playstation, etc) are added as "Apps" at the top of the home screen and they each show a little preview box if you hover over them. Switching inputs is quick, and if you're a true cable-cutter like me, the TV tuner works well and gives you nice info on each channel. You can even plug in a thumb drive and record up to 90 minutes of live TV so that you can FF and RW like a DVR. Setup is a breeze and all the streaming works exactly as a normal Roku would. 5/5 Picture quality is 1080p with a 60 Hz refresh rate, which feels/sounds a little dated at this point, but really there isn't a lot of 4K content available yet, so I don't feel bad about foregoing a 4K TV right now. Coming from an older LG 1080p set, the picture quality seems more than good, even very good I would say. Sharp is a known and trusted display manufacturer, so I felt good about how it would perform when I bought it. One nice feature is that there are multiple brightness settings that are easily accessible in the settings menu. This helps a lot in rooms that receive variable light throughout the day. 4/5 Sound is acceptable, though no modern LED LCD with built-in speakers is going to wow anyone. But it does fill a room sufficiently. 3.5/5 Design is very good IMO for a TV this inexpensive. The bezel is uniform and very narrow all around (0.5") and the gloss black looks very sleek. Looks great on my wall. Only gripe is that the ugly tab that hangs down just for the Sharp logo kills the otherwise-minimalist design. 5/5 Value is the real kicker here. I happened to grab this one when it was listed for the same price as the 43", and it went back up $100 the next day. I think the TV is still a good deal at MSRP, though, considering the package. 5/5 Overall, the only real competitor for me was the Vizeo e-series sets, and they cost more and didn't have a digital tuner built-in (huge no-no for cable cutters), though they are 4K. I figure I'll ride this set for the next 5-6 years until 4k becomes mainstream and worth the premium, but really on a 50" set at 10' viewing distance you're not going to be able to tell the difference anyway. Would recommend this TV 100 times over.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent picture, good sound, great features

      Posted
      AndyO

      I was fortunate enough to see this during the pre-Thanksgiving sale when I was looking for my first smart TV. The price was too good to miss, so I placed and order and waited for delivery. The first lesson is not to order and have it shipped. While the box itself comes with a host of warnings to handle with care, never lay it flat and keep it the right way up, the box it ships in is plain brown, with no warnings at all. The result was that the TV had a smashed screen, since due to the large size, the box had been used as the foundation of a pile of packages. As ever, Best Buy were happy to take it back and order me a new one, at the same sale price even though it had gone back to the full price since. I opted to pick the new one up in person. Getting it out of the box really needs two people, not because the TV is heavy, but because it’s quite bulky. There’s a packing slip inside warning to use the ‘bag handles’, which puzzled me until I realized that the plastic wrapping inside the box is a bag, and there are handles cut into it at either end. Since it isn’t a heavy TV, I was able to do this on my own, but it was a bit of a struggle. Once out of the box, it’s a simple job to put the feet on, and setting it up was easy, if a little fussy due to having to register it with Roku, and add your required channel. It’s all guided with on-screen prompts so you can’t go wrong, but it’s not an out-of-the-box-and-have-it-working-in-five-minutes experience. But it is well worth it. Once up, navigating the home screen to find your sources, services and channels couldn’t be easier, and picture quality is truly superb. Colors are vibrant, images pin-sharp and there are minimal artifacts, even when watching sports. It’s a 60Hz TV, but performance consistently belies that. There’s a quality to the picture I haven’t seen in other budget TVs before, almost depth. Previously I had a 47inch HD TV which I thought was pretty good, but it isn’t in the same league as the Sharp. Sound is certainly good, and fills a moderate living room. Like most TVs, it’s a little thin and lacking in dynamics due to the small speakers, but is as good as most competitors. For those who want a little better, it can be augmented with that nearly ubiquitous accessory, a sound bar, or a home theater system for the serious listener. There is a headphone jack that cuts the internal speakers when used, an audio out jack which outputs a constant level independent of the volume, and an optical audio out, so those wishing to supplement their audio experience are well served. In features, this is little different from most smart TVs, in terms of the services and channels it can access and stream. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime video are supported, along with many others. Roku, however, adds a new dimension, particularly in offering access to a variety of content for those (like me) looking to cut the chord on escalating and seemingly uncontrollable cable bills. Roku offers up a new stream to explore and exploit, though you need to be careful to ensure that you set a PIN on your Roku account to prevent accidental subscriptions to channels or purchases of content - Roku isn’t always clear on what is free and what isn’t. External Roku boxes are available for any TV with HDMI, but it’s nice, and very convenient, to have this onboard the TV itself. Amongst these reviews there are those who say that startup time is short, others who say it takes ages. In my experience, first startup is lengthy as the TV initializes, but after that, subsequent power-ups are about 20 seconds each time. Be aware that when the TV does start up, it defauls to the home screen which can be seen in the standard pictures of the set. The user can reset that to a source such as a streaming box instead by going to settings>system>power>power on (thanks to a previous reviewer for this hint). There’s just one downside: The remote. Roku champions the simplicity of remotes, so there are very few buttons. This both a blessing and a curse, because while it means that navigating the TV and content is simplicity itself, but the lack of a number pad isn’t just a doesn’t-feel-right issue, it does get in the way, even if not as much as you might expect. All in all, for anyone in the market for a smart TV, and particularly those looking to escape reliance on cable or satellite, this is an excellent choice which seems unlikely to disappoint. For those who have never had a smart TV, this is a comprehensively equipped and feature-laden option. For anyone looking for an excellent HDTV in this size and class, the Sharp is an outstanding performer, even if the smart features are of little interest.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sharp Aquos vs LD LED Razor

      Posted
      Mykal
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I just bought my Aquos 2 weeks ago & am enjoying it. It was a clinch buy. By that I mean, my other TV burnt out & I needed to replace it. My LG 3D LED TV was magic in performance and lasted 5 years. It's 3D & standard 1080p picture was unmatched. Alas, it burnt out! And on my birthday weekend too. Needless to say, I was shocked & bummed. That TV was the gem of my Home Theater. 47 inches of pristine HD 3D TV performance. That being said, I scrambled to find a TV to replace it, within my budget. Which was tight by the way, as Christmas just passed. With a tiny budget of $300 I hoped the new year returns would provide me a value to choose from. I was wrong. Everything was sky high with the advent of 4K TV's. Then I scanned Best Buy online to see if my Budget would buy me a TV there? My minimum screen size was 47 inches & up. The choices that weekend at Best Buy in my budget was a Toshiba 55 inch $299 WestingHouse 50 inch $245 Sharp Aquos 50 inch $299 After talking with saleswoman Jocelynn? She sold me on the Aquos LC-50LB481U. It's not an LED Razor nor is it 3D. But it is a FHD (Full HD) Aquos 50 inch ROKU TV. It's true Wi-Fi with ROKU, Full Comprehensive Search, true powerful mobile apps too. Hey, get this? This Aquos TV has a pause rewind fast forward feature that allows you to do just that when watching broadcast TV. So, you can pause your show for up to 90 minutes. Watching football? You can pause the play, rewind it to review it, just like the booth does. LOL. Very cool feature indeed. Now, performance: I've been spoiled by my LG Cinema Series 47 inch 3D TV for over 5 years, so, the Aquos LCD 50 inch will have to do some real magic in order to rival the LG. 1st off, the new Aquos is not 3D. That sucks, but is expected at $299. 2nd, the screen size is 3 inches larger, that rocks! Yes, the 3 inches is noticeable. Now, the LCD vs LED picture competition is on. The Aquos LCD picture is not as good off axis. Dead center, the picture is Great! Seated off to the side (which nobody does) the picture gets abit lighter. But, as I said, nobody's gonna sit that far off axis. The colors are great but I'd give the LG LED Razor the edge on that win. Also, the LG LED suffers NO picture degrade off axis. The Aquos does have better HD fine detail without travel distortion. So, true motion modes are not needed nor are they offered on this model. Aquos I noticed seeing better, finer details on movies in my library, that I haven't seen on the LG LED set. Example: A scene in a popular NatGeo Alaska TV series showed a fishing boat with screens on its windows and the Aquos delivered each strand of the screens, whereas the LG did not. The sound on the Aquos set is posted to support & deliver DTS Tru-Surround & Dolby Digital. It's 2 speakers actually deliver a convincing, immersive, surround sound experience, when calibrated properly. If you were to hookup a subwoofer to the TV's output? it'd be more than good enough stereo sound for most folks. I have a full 7.1 setup so I won't use this unless I'm viewing late night programs. The overall Aquos picture is seductive. Very Very good. At $299 you'd be hard pressed to find a better HD TV in the 50 inch Class. Again, to get an Aquos 50 inch 1080p FHD TV for $299 is unbelievable. This Aquos purchase buys me time to save up for the LG OLED 4K 3D TV that I really want. The 55 inch, LG OLED 3D Tv, is the best TV ever made, IMO, up to this point and time. Obviously, it can be bought in larger sizes. But in most homes, 55 inches of 4K OLED 3D is more than big enough. In fact, the Best Buy display of the LG OLED 55 inch TV was intoxicating! It looked 3D without being 3D. So far, Best Buy has been the go to, unbeatable store, to buy what I've needed. I am absolutely, HAPPY. that Best Buy had a TV in stock, that met my budget & performance requirements. All in all? I'm giving the Sharp Aquos 5 ***** stars for it's price vs performance. I'd recommend this Sharp Aquos to anyone who's serious about Home Theater and great, clean, HD performance. This TV truly delivers the goods. It's 1080p picture is noticeably better than 720p HD sets. With this Aquos TV, you can see the difference between a 720p HD broadcast picture vs a 1080p picture. Again, for $299, good luck trying to find a 50 inch TV set that beats this Sharp Aquos. So, if you're like me, finding yourself with a tight budget and in need of a bigscreen TV? This Sharp Aquos is a Fantastic deal. It feels like I'm stealing it from Best Buy for this price. In Closing: Only time will tell, if the new set holds up or blows up. In today's market? Most name Brands like SHARP LG SONY SAMSUNG will last for years to come. So, when I finally have my budget for the LG 4k 3D OLED TV? This Sharp Aquos will be retired to my bedroom. Hope this review helps others to make a soild purchase. ~ peace

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great price & features; annoying Roku

      Posted
      hecate4
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      Really 3 1/2 stars, but 1/2s aren't allowed. Grabbed this 50" TV during a GREAT members-only sale that can't be beat. I understood that instead of the native Smart TV technology, this used the Roku interface to provide Smart features like apps (we use Netflix, Amazon video and music, YouTube a LOT) but was assured I wouldn't see much difference, but I really don't love the Roku. The signup process was annoying and necessitated a phone call, and the apps are a tad flaky, taking a long time to start up, sometimes freezing, etc. It's not my network, since the other two smart TVs in the house (one much further from the router) don't do this with the native Smart technology. And Roku tech support was poor. That said, except for VERY long start up time for the TV, I like the picture; more than adequate for such an inexpensive TV. And the sound is surprisingly good for an inexpensive TV! And when I had to call Sharp for support (wanted to know how to have it start up connecting to my FIOS STB instead of the home screen) they were extremely helpful and personable. There is NO manual for this model (yet) but they pointed me to an older model's manual which they said was similar. At the sale price (or even a bit more) I would definitely recommend this TV despite some annoyances. My biggest complaint is more a Best Buy complaint---their policy is they will not accept a return if the TV is defective past just one week, which is really horrible. Past that, you'd have to deal with Sharp, ship the product instead of just bringing it into the store, etc. Makes me VERY nervous if something goes wrong. I hate to say it, but it's this short-sighted policy of Best Buy that would make me loathe to recommend this more than slight dissatisfactions with the TV.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Functionality for Price!

      Posted
      23Bookie23

      This TV does not compare to higher end models, but is quite amazing for the price! I am not picky when it comes to picture or sound quality. I need the picture and sound not to be a distraction, but I don't need everything to be flawless. I already had a good 32" Roku TV (TCL) and wanted something a little bigger for the big room. I did not want to spend a great deal of money on something that my family already was getting by with. So read this review with that in mind. Picture: Yes this is 60Hz. Will you notice? If you are extremely picky in this regard, yes you will during certain instances. However, if you are like me, you won't notice all that much. The picture is sharp and the color is good. Sound: The sound is better than my older sets. It is more than good for normal TV watching. Don't not buy this TV because of the sound as it does have a digital optical out that a soundbar or surround sound can be plugged in if it doesn't meet your needs in this area. Functionality: The Roku platform is awesome! I don't have to worry about other devices to get whatever I want to watch on my TV. Setup was a breeze. I had a mount on my wall that I hung this on. Sharp included the bolts for the back of the TV which was great! Just made things easier! Longevity: I don't know yet and will update this review if need be! Overall, in my mind this is a 5 star TV AT THIS PRICE POINT. Yes, there are better TVs out there. But at what cost?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Once you go roku, you don't go back.

      Posted
      anon
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      Built in ROKU tv is my definition of smart tv. Once you get it you won't want another tv without it. Picked up some 4k smart tvs and was so disappointed of their poor selection of apps, like missing plex, amazon video, nhl and others. Phillips nettv blows hard. Picture quality on this thing is excellent. 1080p is crystal clear. 60hz even feels like 120hz. Sure, built in chromecasting would have been nice but i can always slap a 25$ chromecast to get that function. Regardless, the smart wireless screen casting on the other tvs doesn't even do true chromecasting. Its basically a wireless display stream in low res and not native app casting. Only somewhat insignificant cons with this tv are- tv legs are friking optimum prime cyborg legs and are huge. I wall mounted the tv so it no longer bothers me. Also startup boot delay is noticeable; just timed it and it was 50 seconds on the splash screen before full tv initialization. Lastly, despite intervals sound seems to be very loud even on the lowest rungs. Could just be the audio formats of my streams. My m- vizio has sound leveling that fixes this problem, couldn't not find such a option in sound settings on this sharp however. At first I thought the roku tv remote was stupid but it is so cleverly designed. I love having 1 remote for everything. If i had to slap on smart devices to the tvs like fire sticks, or roku boxes. I would need to always use at least 2 remotes since there is no way of assigning power control to those other smart remotes. All in all good purchase. Energy guide shows 22$ annual usage which seems kind of high. Sammies and lg usually do 8-13$, but then again their fcc electrical power testings were uncovered to be similar to vw diesel gate so who knows? Picking up the 43 versions of this tv as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend





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