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Original review: Oct. 8, 2017

The Sharp Smart TV picture flipped upside down. We sent it in under warranty for repair and a week later receive a call they voided the warranty due to the tv having damages yet had not even a scratch on it when we sent it and a nasty bug was in the t.v. that could have happened during shipping but they cannot be sure my t.v. was in perfect condition other than the picture flipped upside down. I feel like they are trying to just not stand by their product and I’ll never buy Sharp again. I have since contacted a attorney and plan on requesting a class action lawsuit. If you got the same issue not standing by their contract maybe you can too start a action because it’s not right you pay 600 plus for a t.v. and it just malfunctions and you stuck! I’m afraid when I get it back they will have broken it. After all the caller ask me multiple times if they could just recycle it. No of course not. Send it back to me. I’m interested to see what they did to it.

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Original review: Oct. 5, 2017

This gift was originally a present for my mother but after she passed away we inherited it. I'm only glad she didn't have to deal with the problems it's having. Today the screen went completely black which reading the reviews is what happens at the 2 year mark. We did buy the protection plan but Sharp can't see that part of the receipt on their end so my only hope is that Best Buy will still have it on file cause I can't find my copy. I'm so saddened by this. This TV was a reminder of my mother. I wish I would have bought a different brand.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 30, 2017

    Like many other reviewers, we developed the dreaded horizontal line... which became multiple horizontal lines... which became a flashing (and completely unwatchable picture). We bought this at Best Buy and paid almost $3000. That makes the TV $1000/year. This is our last Sharp product (Aquos TV 70").

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    Original review: Sept. 26, 2017

    I bought my Sharp Roku TV from Best Buy April 3, 2016. I was told how great the TV was and the many features. I bought it because it was sale. After getting it out of box, it did weird things, like turning itself on. We thought it would come because on using a cable remote in another. Until sitting in the living room one day with the TV off and it comes on by itself. We called Best Buy, the Geek Squad said to reprogram the cable remotes, so we did. It stopped.

    Now after 18 months, the TV goes black but has sound. I call Sharp this time and they transfer me to Best Buy. Best Buy has me troubleshoot the TV, most of which I had already tried. They tell me to press and hold the reset button. Now I have no picture or sound and a $500 piece of crap. Best Buy did send a Geek Squad out after I complained that they just now ruined my TV and have to do something. Geek Squad told me it was cheaper to buy a new TV. Sure, like I have $500 to throw away again. After reading the reviews on this website, I see I'm not the only one that Sharp and Best Buy took to the cleaners. I did youtube how to install inverter, it looks simple. I may try the $100 repair myself.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 19, 2017

    Bought a Sharp 80 inch TV just over 2 years ago (3,000). Repairman said main panel is out and to trash it. Called Sharp and they offered my a used TV at 1350.00. Finally came down to 900.00 and 90 day warranty. I thought they were going to help me but instead just trying to sell a used TV to me. I've been out almost 3500 for tax and repairman. Sharp does not care about their customers!

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 13, 2017

    I kept asking myself how Sharp isn't recalling this TV AND stop selling the series run of multiple bad inverter reports causing screens to go out. Until I researched, talked to TV repair places & to the place I bought Sharp Aquos from. Then it all became clear what was happening. Purchased a 50" Sharp Aquos 4K end of 2016. 7 months later, screen started blinking every time we turned power on... Then started blinking wildly while watching & finally nothing but black screen. Called place where we purchased & they immediately knew what issue was. Said MANY have had their 50" & above Sharp Aquos go out, it's a bad inverter & get this-Sharp is no longer supporting TV business. So it's a rampant, specific problem & they are doing nothing outside the one year warranty.

    SO, we were in warranty, had no choice but to replace it with what? The exact model/series with known faulty inverters. AND the warranty does NOT start over! Of course not. Then they would replace TVs every year. They just replace faulty tv's with their inventory of same TV's. How Do I Know? Here we are, 9 months after our replacement, now out of warranty, AND IT'S STARTING AGAIN, Screen blinking, dark spot upper left screen & soon I'm sure a black screen... Again. The only bright spot to hundreds of dollars out the window is that we never have to own a Sharp product again. I keep checking for applicable class actions, so far, nothing. In addition to Sharp TV screen problems, search for "Sharp TV bad inverter" & you will be stunned at all the people with same story.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 11, 2017

    I like the rest of the reviews now find after only 22 months my Flat screen ($600) TV BURNT OUT. I purchased this TV almost 2 years ago to the day and this evening after getting home the TV is fried. The screen just went black. I can hear what's going on, on the screen but no go. Tv is dead. I changed the HDMI cord praying the whole way to the store and back but that's a no go. As I am tinkering trying to revive my $600 paperweight I can see a super faint outline of the menu box at the bottom of the tv but can't get any further than this. I was going to go purchase same tv and swap them out and take it back but lo and behold they don't sell the model anymore. They stopped selling it a year after I bought it. How convenient two years in and SHARP'S TV BURNS OUT. They don't sell them, they switched the product line. Sounds like Sharp uses inferior parts.

    You got me this time Sharp but I promise I will never buy a Sharp product as long as I live. I am going into my business tomorrow and advertising on my employees’ Jumbotron DO NOT BUY SHARP PRODUCTS. YOU WILL WASTE YOUR MONEY. I have a call center and employ 200 employees. Hopefully some of them get the message. If this TV was anymore pricier I would be forced to make a huge deal about it. WORD TO THE WISE DO NOT BUY SHARP TV'S or any SHARP PRODUCT.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 5, 2017

    It is really sad when you spend bucks to buy a 60" TV and it won't hook up to the internet. Then you get told it has to be 15' away from the router. Since the TV won't fit in the closet I got an extender, put it behind the TV. Now I get full bars. My iPad works, my wife's iPad works, our phones work, my laptop works and the rep tells me to call my internet provider. Talk about passing the buck. When everything works except the TV, what do you think they will say? It is a poorly made TV!! Probably the last Sharp I will buy.

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    Original review: Aug. 5, 2017

    I purchased a Sharp Aquos Quattron 70" 3D from Hhgregg in 2014 and it failed after 3 year. I paid $2,600 for the TV because it was described as high quality and Sharp's "top of the line" model. I had the set mounted in my newly constructed theater room where the TV was used for special events and probably not used more than 75 times in the 3 year period. Last week the picture screen went totally black with power indicator flashing 2 slow followed by 5 fast blinks. Contacted Sharp who sent me thru a series of reset maneuvers, which all failed to turn the TV on. Eventually, Sharp (after informing me my set was out of warranty) referred me to an authorized service shop in my areas, who diagnosed the TV with a failed panel. The service tech informed me that the cost to replace the panel (if available) would most likely exceed the price of the TV and that I should contact Sharp requesting some sort of compensation or relief.

    Well, I did and was initially told there was nothing they could do for me. After escalating this to a manager, I was instructed to send in my proof of purchase and the service techs receipt and diagnosis report and they would get back to me, emphasizing they were making no promises. I am waiting to hear what they are going to do. I don't have $2600 to throw away and as I explained to the Sharp CS manager, if this was their "high-end, top of the line model" then they should stand behind it.

    Will update when they respond. I have noticed a number of similar complaints with Sharp sets over 50''. I also read that that Best Buy will not sell Sharp large screen models because of the apparent issues they have. If this is the case, I hope to "somehow" get others to join me challenge Sharp and seek some kind of remedy and/or compensation. As another person put it on this site, "We all should band together and sue their butts. They need to be held accountable for making pieces of not working T.V." I agree. Let get together.

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    Original review: July 24, 2017

    I recently bought a 50 in Sharp TV 37 days ago June 14. It is now July 21 when TV went black. I have always looked at sharp as top of the line in products. Anyway TV was working just fine. Left for 4 maybe 5 hours. Came back home turned TV on. You could barely see pictures behind the back drop. Tried to reset. The sharp label showed up for about 10 seconds crystal clear. But when TV picture shows it's barely visible in the back drop. No biggie. I located my receipt. To my surprise TV only had a 30 day warranty which that not sharps warranty I hope, all TVs at this business only have a 30 day warranty. Now that's what I call standing by the products you sell. Now to be fair to sharp I have not contacted them as of yet, but I'm hoping that they do right by their product that was bought brand new and I know things happen sometimes but you make good when your product does not stand up to the test of time.

    Not even a little bit 37 days really? And not even 30 hours of watch time. Not only that. The TV came with the wrong remote control, it's a sharp remote but not the remote that goes with the TV. I would name the business but not until I talk with them to see if this problem can be resolved. I'm not here to bash businesses but really the wrong remote? Sharp should be a little more sharper (get it) on who receives and sells their products. And on top of all that the remote had no back ha ha!!! Talk about shade tree, had to tape up a brand new remote to hold the batteries. I never cried about it or complained. I accepted it as long as the TV still worked and wow!!! A little over a month that went out. Now all that being said I'm going to expect sharp or this company to fix my TV or give me my money back.

    As I read person after person complain about how they got done by sharp it just makes me cringe. I'm sure they'll show 5 to one people they did make happy. But that still doesn't negate the fact that that one person was not. A good business model makes everyone happy within reason. Don't forget it was the public that made you sharp, and rather I receive a fair deal or not all the people that didn't should get together and put a law suit on them if nothing else to show them who put them where they are. To be continued.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 17, 2017

    I bought my Sharp Aquos 80" TV from Best Buy 2 years ago. It was touted as one of the better TV's that was available in the market. However that was short lived and now there is an annoying horizontal line that has appeared across my screen. I called Best Buy and they told me that there was nothing they could do and I would need to call Sharp. I was told by Sharp that the warranty was no longer in effect and that I needed to call one of their authorized repairman (which they so kindly provided the number).

    The repairman came out and told me that the screen is no longer good and that I would need to replace it. He also informed me that it would cost as much as a new TV. The last thing he said was that Sharp was having trouble with their TV screens above the 65 inch models and that if I were to call them that since they were aware of this defect that they would probably replace the TV. This was not accurate as they don't want to be of any help in either helping get this TV fixed or replaced. Needless to say their TV's are absolute GARBAGE! Not to mention how their customer is GARBAGE as well!!! I can also tell you that Best Buy no longer carries their larger TV's above 55 inches. This tells you how they feel about Sharp as well! The only brands in the larger sets above 55" at Best Buy are Sony, Samsung, QLED, LG, and Vizio.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 12, 2017

    We gave $2000 for this tv (Aquos) and have never had nothing but trouble with it since we bought it. We will never buy another Sharp product... ever. Their customer service dept. is rude and useless. They never would do nothing while under warranty. The screen had always blacked out on it since we bought it.

    Original review: June 23, 2017

    I purchased a 40" Sharp Smart TV in March of this year. I am now seeing lines and have no good picture. I phoned and told them. They are insisting that I take pictures and email them the pictures so that they can decide whether or not they will assist me with this problem. I have repeatedly informed them that this is a problem for me as I have no access to a camera that can take pictures to load up on the internet and limited access to the internet as I am in the process of traveling the country. I requested the name of an authorized dealer / repair shop in the area I will next be visiting. They told me I would have to pay for any repairs if I took it in even though it has a year warranty and I purchased an additional 2 years. I think that in the future I will be staying away from any Sharp products and purchasing Samsung instead.

    Original review: June 18, 2017

    I bought a Sharp Aquos 70" 3D and it went out in 3 years. I bought it at Sears where the salesman told me it was top of the line. That's BS and they know it. Contacted Sharp and they were really rude. I asked them why come they can't just fix it but referred me to a repairman which they're helping make rich. I tell you I'm so disgusted with them. We pay 2,000 or more just to throw down the drain. We all should band together and sue their butts. They need to be held accountable for making pieces of not working T.V.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 2, 2017

    I now have 2 Sharp tvs and find both to offer crystal clear pictures, good quality sound and reliable performance. Their pricing is very competitive on their quality products. Cost matters!

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 1, 2017

    I love everything about my Sharp TV. I can even call the Sharp company and they will walk me through how to use functions offered on my TV.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 31, 2017

    I've had it for a several yrs. It's not a Smart TV, but it still has a good pic. My TV was reasonable because it was a Black Friday sale. It's nice, but I would like to upgrade eventually.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 30, 2017

    It's a decent brand and good for a gaming TV. I purchased this brand for my son to use while playing video games. It is a basic TV. Nothing fancy but just right for what he needs.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 28, 2017

    I do not feel the TV deserves more than an average rating. While it is not the sharpest picture, nor the best audio, the price I paid for this TV was very low and it is the perfect size for my small apartment. It also has Roku which I love.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 25, 2017

    I have Sharp and Samsung TVs. However Sharp has very nice colors and customer service is very helpful. The appearance is really good and after the years of use I haven't have a single issue. Sharp is one of the oldest and reliable brands in the market. Outstanding service.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 23, 2017

    With so many choices, we were just hoping to find a reliable one. The Sharp answers all of our needs and the streamlined appearance is favorable. We were given a Sharp as a gift when we needed to replace our newer Sony. It has outlasted our higher priced Samsung and its picture and easy connectivity make it our choice as long as Sharp is offered.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 22, 2017

    The sharpness of the picture has faded somewhat over the years. When I purchased the Sharp Aquos 2 years ago, the picture was very crisp. It has since lost that sharpness.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 21, 2017

    Sharp TV is okay but not great and the screen is not sharp. I don't spend a lot of time watching TV everyday, we usually watch TV Sunday evenings. The cost was a factor. The color is not vibrant and the shape of the TV is clunky.

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    Original review: May 20, 2017

    Just out of warranty and now it is completely dead! The tv (Sharp Roku) started malfunctioning within a few months of having it. That is, it would turn off and on unexpectedly, It would freeze, and also, would just "sleep" and never completely turn off. The whole purchase was a bust from the start. So, within two weeks of the warranty going out, THE TV SCREEN GOES OUT! Just out of the blue stops working.

    The customer service is terrible with Sharp AND Best Buy. The customer service operator basically told me I was screwed. He said I would have to pay almost 400. To get someone out here for a service call. That's not including the parts. I bought it for 450. And financed it on my Best Buy card. When I bought it from Best Buy the salesman ensured it was a great brand, etc. so why spend the extra 200 on an extended warranty, right? WRONG! IF you are ever dumb enough to purchase one of these poorly made t.v.s do yourself a favor and buy the warranty. I'm writing this review because I wish I would have had a few to read myself, before I listened to the entry-level salesman who just wanted to make a quick 50 dollar commission. :*( So bummed.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 19, 2017

    I bought this TV 70 inches Aquos 4 years ago, never had any problems at all. Work well, the quality of the screen still very goods and I am very satisfy. The only downside is the exterior finish is not as nice as the others brands, look bulkier also. I had a lot of different brands TV in the past and this one for the price give me good results and it doesn't spy on me. :)

    Verified Buyer
    Original review: May 15, 2017

    On Feb. 1, 2016 I purchased a Sharp/Roku/Smart TV model #LC50LB371U from Best Buy. 14 months later April 25, 2017 this t.v. went black. No picture of any kind just sound. WHEN I CALLED Sharp they told me to call Best Buy who in turn told me that my warranty just lapsed. Only 14 months old. This is bull, I paid a lot of money for this TV, never again. I think the manufacturer fixes the tv's to last just long enough to cover the warranty period. DO NOT BUY SHARP TV'S. DO NOT BUY FROM BEST BUY. Neither back their products.

    Original review: April 25, 2017

    I called your customer service number to get directions for adjusting the picture on my 19", Sharp TV to fit the available screen space. When I press the "View Mode" button the word "Stretch" appears in the upper right corner, and it cannot be changed no matter how many times I try. The representative to whom I spoke was curt and condescending in her tone when she spoke to me. None of the suggestions she made worked. Her last suggestion was that I should contact my cable company, which I had already done and they said it was the TV, not the cable. I told her this and she said I could either change cable companies or buy another TV. I assured her it would not be a Sharp.

    Original review: April 24, 2017

    We purchased a 70" Sharp Aquos in March 2015, registered it April 4, 2015, so it is just past 2 years old. We mounted it on the wall in our finished basement. We used maybe 100-150 times in 2 years. We watched a movie on it earlier in the week, no problems. Five days later, we tried watching another movie, and it was stone dead. No lights, no nothing. I googled for tech support and was really disappointed to find quite a few blog posts, etc describing the same or similar problems. We paid $1300 for the TV and used it very little, and of course it is just out of warranty. We bought it at hhgregg, which is out of business, and I have no illusions that Sharp will give us any satisfaction other than a "screw ya later." Very disappointing, very frustrating. And with the 2-year mark just having elapsed, it almost makes you wonder if they build their products to fail just after that point. Disgusting.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 17, 2017

    Sharp/Roku LC43LB481U TV - Bought this TV online at Best Buy 02-05-17. In my opinion it is a bunch of junk. I would recommend not buy this TV. Here is why: Right out of the box the screen freezes. It also shuts itself down when it feels like it. Weak stations you get nothing but pixel bars, then if you walk up to it and give it a static shock the picture comes in bright and clear. Now that is really weird. Also the remote control has little to no functions. Picture quality when working is very good. However according to other complaints the TV will be junk in two years. Don't waste your money buying this China junk. Sharp always had good quality, but not now. That is why I purchased it in the first place. Very disappointed.

    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 13, 2017

    I purchased a 50" Sharp Roku Smart TV in the fall of 2015 from Best Buy. Yesterday I noticed that the top half of the TV screen was getting darker. Today the TV completely died and now it won't turn on. This TV is just over a year old, not even two and the screen already went out! What kinda craziness is this? Due to this experience, I will never purchase another Sharp product in my life.

    Sharp TVs expert review by ConsumerAffairs

    Sharp is a pioneer in the LCD TV technology and continues to lead the field by making large LCD panels and the AQUOS series.

    • Vibrant color detail: Sharp's Quattron technology incorporates 33 percent more sub-pixels than a standard HDTV for a total of eight million sub-pixels; plus, its Aquomotion 480 ensures crystal-clear images even during high-motion scenes.
    • Lots of content: Sharp's Smart TVs are loaded with apps, so you're never far away from your favorite content.
    • Multiple ports: With multiple HDMI inputs, plus a USB connection and an optical audio output, connecting devices is a snap on many of Sharp's models.
    • Wallpaper mode: Even when the TV is turned off, it's beautiful. Turn the TV into a photo frame or a work of art when it is switched off.
    • Built-in audio: Two built-in speakers on the bottom of the sets deliver 20W of simulated surround-sound audio, plus the models are compatible with Sharp's sound bar.
    • Best for: Bargain shoppers, home-theater enthusiasts, researchers and movie and TV connoisseurs.
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    Sharp TVs Company Information

    Company Name:
    Sharp TVs
    Year Founded:
    1912
    Address:
    Sharp Plaza
    City:
    Mahwah
    State/Province:
    NJ
    Postal Code:
    07495
    Country:
    United States
    Phone:
    (201) 529-8200
    Website:
    www.sharpusa.com