Side by Side Comparison of: Sharp vs Sonax
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Five Star Reviews:
October 19, 2016
August 23, 2016
Very nice!Packaging was very good and delivery was on time.Easy to setup, beautiful display.
March 4, 2016
I had the 40in Quattron so I HAD to get the 70...
Not opened yet but came on time
December 22, 2015
Purchased this TV for safety prize at my job we have not awarded it yet. it will be given out at the end of the year but I'll say this the TV came on time as promised . I'm sure the person who wins this TV will be thrilled!
Super picture! Puts my $3600 dollar Mitsubishi to shame
October 27, 2015
Super picture! Puts my $3600 dollar Mitsubishi to shame.
It was perfect for the tv
February 15, 2017
I ordered this about a year and a half ago to fit my 60 inch Vizio. The 1st one we purchased was damaged, but Amazon sent out a replacement and we put it together no problem. It was perfect for the tv. We recently moved and this is why I am writing a review. It fit perfectly in my minivan assembled and still sits beautifully in my family room. This is one of the best tv stands I have purchased and I love it.I did not put the glass doors on because I wanted a bookshelf look to it. It works great for my family
Love this stand!!!
February 11, 2016
This came out very very nice. I had a friend of mine help me. We had a tool box with everything we needed. It tooks us two hours to put together. Only because we wanted to make sure that we were screwing in screws tight and making sure everything was sturdy. The photo on Amazon does not do this justice. It looks so much better in person. BE MINDFUL THAT THIS PRODUCT COMES WITH ALOT OF PIECES and compartments. It does not look like it has so many pieces just by looking at photo but trust me it does. So try to keep everything organize so it will be easy to put together if your assembling this. Love love love this and once I write this review will post a pic!!Update I am trying to post photo, but for some reason I dont see the upload button like I normally would.
Very Nice Piece of Furniture.
December 12, 2014
Looks great. It's holding up well. I also get complements on how it looks. I have had it for 2 years now and I'm still loving it.
Perfect for my 55" TV. Looks great! Very sturdy.
March 27, 2014
When this unit first comes, the size and weight is little overwhelming. Kudos to the UPS guy for getting it upstairs by himself.Once you drag it into your building area, it looks like it's going to be a nightmare to put together, but it's actually fairly easy.You will need a Philips head screw driver and small hammer. I didn't have a hammer, I used the handle of an even bigger screwdriver like a troglodyte.It's packaged very well, mine had no damage and wasn't missing any parts. I probably put the whole thing together in 20-30 minutes with taking a few breaks to get a drink and answer the phone and such.I did make one mistake, when putting on the magnetic latches for the doors I used the wrong sized screw on one of them which punched through the top a little. It was totally my fault for not reading the parts description carefully.I purchased this unit for a VIZIO E550i-B2 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV and it fits it like a glove. On the shelves I have a Blu ray player on the left, HD Cable box in the top center, and a laptop on the top right. Leaves just enough room for an XBOX One.I've seen some reviews that say there's no holes for cords. Actually, if you put the back on correctly, it should be flush with the bottom of the unit, leaving room at the top for your cords to go out of the back. Or you could do the opposite and put the back on flush with the top, and leave room for cords to go out of the bottom.I like this unit a lot. Highly recommended.
Worth every dollar.
January 29, 2012
We're getting a new TV (55" Plasma) and needed a new (errr, actual) component-hiding tv stand. I searched website after website and was having extreme difficulty in finding one that met all my requirements and for a fair price.I was at RacksAndStands(dotcom) and found one in their "Sale" section under the brand "dCor". Came to Amazon and couldn't find it by name. Checked actual item number (E-0062-BF) and low and behold here it is! They offered it for 199 + free shipping but it would take a few extra days so I ordered it via Amazon for same price with free 2-day Prime shipping. It arrived in a Sonax box so I'm assuming Sonax is the actual brand, perhaps dCor is a sister company.Sonax did an outstanding job packaging this stand, everything was tight, secure and protected. I open the box today to put her together and - what's this? Metal hardware?! Nice! I took my time putting it together and this thing is attractive and functional. Very solid especially considering the particle boards. The smoked glass goes well with the black "grain" and it helps hide unused components. Predrilled holes were right on the mark. Extremely easy putting this together.We've got the cable box, audio receiver, xbox 360 and playstation 3 in there leaving two more nooks for the peripherals for the two systems. Outstanding item.Knowing ahead of time this was particle board I rate this a five out of five. The only thing I'd improve on is using actual wood. If the need arises in the future I can just purchase wood and build a similar/matching one using the same hardware and glass doors. Considering similar functioning tv stands are closer to the $500+ price range I really did get a lot for the price. If you want a solid bench to hide multiple components that won't break the bank and still looks attractive, this is one worth your consideration.*EDIT 7/5/12*~Photos added showing measurements and backing cutouts, as requested.~I'd like to add to my review is that the three shelves are not affixed: they can slide forward or all the way back which I found useful for my deep receiver and incoming cables.~Remotes and controllers for Xbox 360, PS3, and Time Warner digital cable box work perfectly through the tinted glass doors.
Quality stand for a very reasonable price
December 26, 2011
I have a 60 inch plasma sitting on the stand and it holds it great. I considered buying a glass top stand and my wife was worried about the weight of the TV on it so I went with this one. The weight of the TV is not an issue with this stand. It's sturdy and finished really nice too. It came with nice cover plugs to cover/hide the nuts that hold the pieces together. It arrived packed in an excellent manner and the finish was pristine (no nicks, scratches, scuffed corners , etc.). I did not install the glass doors due to having a small child who would love to open and close it hundreds of times per day. The glass was in perfect condition though (checked it before putting it away for future use). I'm going to take some black hobby paint and color in the shelf holes that are not used so they are not visible. It's not obvious though. The bottom has plastic feet that are rounded and having wood floors it slides really easy when I need to pull the stand out to get to the back of my equipment. This is probably the biggest plus I'd say. I would imagine it would slide just as easily on carpet too (have someone hold your TV while doing it though). It probably took me 30-45 minutes to put together. Lay it on a blanket so you don't scratch the finish. The backing sits with at least an inch to spare at the top so you can snake wire out the back without having to drill but at the same time you can't see open space from any sitting angle. As another reviewer said, use an electric drill to save time. For the price I thinks it's great. There were a lot more expensive model that I don't think were any better. I'm glad I purchased this stand.
Four Star Reviews:
May 26, 2016
April 25, 2016
The audio has no components output and poor sound quality. The video is excellent.
Great Picture, easy to use, some features lacking but not enough to ding a set at this price..
October 13, 2015
This is a review of the 70inch 70UC30U model. Got this TV from Sam's Club a week ago. We got the 70UC30U model which is just the member's club version of the 70UE30U. We also bought the display model, as an FYI, in case you think that effects any portion of my review. But I will say that there are no visible appearances of heavy wear and as far as I can tell it has about 2500 hours of display time on it and the picture quality looks phenomenal. We bought the display model at a price of $1187 which came with a 4 year extended warranty - a price point that couldn't be passed up, but could also bias my review slightly with regards to perceived value of purchase.A quick rundown of the pros and cons:PROs: (1) great picture with decent backlighting; (2) upscaling works extremely well on anything 720 or higher; (3) refresh rate is terrific and the Aquamotion 480 (Sharp's motion smoothing or soap-opera effect inducing artificial high refresh rate) works very well on live sports and other live tv.CONs: (1) Android TV looks like it will be great - but it's still very buggy; (2) native set sound quality isn't very good; (3) contrast levels can be touchy and you'll need to do some extensive calibration; (4) firmware updates are a mix of good and bad, the last one (12/29/2015) made my ARC unreliable [fortunately the optical audio out works fine]Now a more detailed look. First, the picture quality. I can't say enough about how good it is. As I mentioned, the contrast levels can be a bit wonky at first, and out of the box (I did a factory reset first thing) you'll notice some issues. Of course most LED sets suffer from similar issues, and UHD vs OLED, OLED is going to be easier to set and show greater detail in contrast, but this set can be calibrated to a point that it is very, very close to what I would deem the best you can get, especially in low light settings. The set comes with a bunch of standard bells and whistles aimed at improving set quality, one being adaptive lighting - turn that off right away and adjust the backlighting manually. It scales -16 to +16, we went with +10. Basic picture control settings are (brightness, contrast, tint, color, sharpness) are all on a main menu, easily accessible, but not one button press away. There are 5 different presets, and 4 of them are programable in both standard and advanced settings (including refresh rate/Aqumotion setting, and film motion smoothing).Refresh rate - its a standard UHD 120Hz with an artificial upticking to 480Hz (the UH model goes up to 960 which is obviously better, but not noticeably so to me). You have four options with this: Off, 120 low, 120 high, and Aquamotion 480. You also have the film motion smoothing which has 3 settings and an off setting. Anything above "Off" will introduce the sometimes dreaded "Soap Opera effect". The higher the setting the more noticeable it is, but at any setting you will notice it. I personally like the effect (I may be among the minority) so I keep Aquamotion on 480 and the film setting at Adaptive High (greatest motion smoothing effect). But I also watch a lot of live sports and a setting of 480 makes football and hockey look amazing - it is almost on par with the jump from SD to HD was it's that stunning to me. The nice thing is you can change display mode presets on the fly with one button press, so if you like one setting for sports (480) and another for scripted TV (off), you can pretty much do that. I have a "Film" display setting which has the 480 refresh rate on but the motion smoothing set to off - this is great for movies where you want to preserve that scene blurring. I then set "Standard" to have another setting with 120Hz refresh rate and low motion smoothing effect. "User" is yet another setting where I go medium on both settings. And then "Dynamic" has refresh rate and motion smoothing maxed out. I can change it by just pressing the settings button and then scrolling through the presets as the first menu option. So people saying that the setting is buried, while technically correct, are misleading since you can set a system up like mine where you can have it on or off as you like.One note on these settings when it comes to gamimg. I have a PS4 hooked up to this set and play Fallout 4, Battlefront, and NHL 16, among other games. And these play fantastically with no audio delay even with the refresh rate and set to max, which is pretty awesome. And only slight delay with motion smoothing turned to max, which seems like impressive processing power. Honestly, it's so good I barely notice any delay, but, I mean it has to exist just knowing how the motion smoothing works (it has to read the current frame and next frame and slip in a predictive frame in between to "smooth" the image and increase frames. So there has to be a time delay while it "thinks" about what frame to slip in. We'll this set does it incredibly quick to the point I don't notice a delay. Like I said, very impressive).This TV really does great justice to the PS4 graphics. So if you're a gamer, you'll find a lot to like with this TVSound quality is lacking from the set's speakers. It has two settings, one for wall mount and one for sitting on a stand. I doesn't matter much, the speakers aren't all that great. But honestly, if you're buying this set and you don't have at least a medium grade amp/speaker setup or soundbar, well, I don't know what demographic you fit into, but it isn't a common one. So I assume you will be like me and pretty much never use the system speakers. The set has a digital audio out port and an ARC HDMI output (among other audio out options) that easily allows for hookup to a soundbar or other sound setup.A note on the ARC and audio out - I have a fairly modern Sony DTS reciever, and the ARC used to work just fine, but with the 4th firmware update the ARC stopped working, which means that my TV apps like Plex, Netflix, and HBO GO will no longer output sound on the ARC HDMI cable. Sharp Support was contacted but unable to assist. I then had to resort to using the Optical Audio Out cable, but this was tricky as well. I found out after a couple days of trial and error that I needed to turn off the HDMI Link feature on my Amp, and then actually turn the volume of the TV up in order for the sound to output - meaning the output sound level was not fixed even though I set it as such. Little things like this are frustrating, but at least the audio does output and the native apps are working.Android TV - well, it looks like the standard Android UI and if you use Chromecast and/or have an Android phone, you'll feel right at home for the most part. App support is good and growing, but not universally compatible with standard Android apps, HBO Go now exists - but Comcast subscribers can't use it. Verizon and Direct TV subscribers will be good. Other apps like Plex, Vudu, Netflix, etc are all there, some system apps and other you download from the Appstore. Everything looks good, however there are some bugs. Firmware updates have mostly fixed many issues however. I already have a Chromecast that I'm comfortable using but the cast feature on the TV has replaced it, so now my Chromcase sits in a travel bag to use when on the road. Because the issues are mostly fixed (other than ARC sound - see above), and those that aren't have workarounds I don't ding the set as much as others might.Of course, your internet speed will make a difference as well, you need a good throughput for most streaming apps to work effectively, especially when they're streaming at 4k from Netflix and the like. I use the ethernet 10/100 port to link to my router, so I can't speak to how well the wireless works. But it appears to only support 2.4 Ghz, not 5, so that's a disappointment.Upscaling - with standard 480 TV it is a little above OK. I've seen better, but it's good. Of course 480 on this size screen will always be rough, but I could expect a little better. But with anything 720 or higher the upscaling is among the best! If you're looking for something that will take your 1080i cable signal and make it look stunning, this is as close you'll come to perfection in a UHD set without spending $4000+, and even then I can't say you'd be getting much more, Sharp is doing that fantastic of a job with this set.Overall, I would recommend this. If you are just looking for a high quality picture in a 70 inch screen and you aren't as worried about smart tv apps and native sound quality, then I don't know how you can beat this value, even at $1800 - $2000. But if you need or really want those features, look elsewhere, or at least with the smart tv apps, wait until Sharp and Google get their act together with the Google TV installation on this set. But these issues have, from what I can tell, been completely fixed with firmware updates with the exception of ARC sound output (optical cable output works fine).
Great picture quality. Great price. Great size. Waiting on more firmware fixes.
June 28, 2015
I bought the TV on June 26th, and there was a firmware update available that added the Netflix functionality. So all the people complaining about the firmware, it is now available. It's a little hard to find in the menus, but if you do the manual update, it finds it.It seems to be a great TV. The only problem I'm having is that the built-in apps (Vudu, Netflix, Hulu) all seem to have a forced motion smoothing (soap opera) effect that you can't turn off. I adjusted all the settings to turn that effect off, and it's off on my over-the-air TV and my PS4 and Roku. Blu-rays and everything look great. But if I use the built-in apps, it has the motion smoothing on.Wouldn't be an issue if I had 4K capable Netflix on my Roku or PS4, but for now can only stream 4K from the built-in Netflix app. Hopefully a future firmware update resolves this. Or I can eventually stream 4K from an external player.
Go the extra mile and secure it - you'll be happy you did.
April 2, 2016
This TV bench is a great little entertainment center. After it was properly put together (see below) it easily holds my Onkyo receiver, cable box, Xbox One, media center power strip, cable modem, speakers, blank CDs and DVDs and more. It's got excellent room.Now let's talk about assembly.First of all, some background - I've built my own furniture as well as assembled cabinets, shelves and many other pieces. That being said, the instructions are a little lacking. I would strongly recommend reading through them at least two times and mentally assembling the ET center before picking up your first tool. I would also highly recommend some glue on any/all join points. Basically, if you're going to screw it, glue it.Doing so has really made a difference in the stability of the whole unit. I did a dry run and tested the stability. I found that there was a very small amount of play in key areas. Stripping it down and rebuilding it with glue at the major points on this piece have turned it into a solid piece of furniture that even I (At almost 300lbs) have no fear of sitting down on. Not that it's designed to be sat upon, and I doubt you'd want to do it for any length of time, but I wanted to test it and be sure it was sturdy. It is. If my TV wasn't already wall mounted, I would have zero concern with setting it on top of this ET center.The plastic feet that come with it (hard to see in their picture) are low profile and really nice - they make sliding it around on carpet a breeze and with felt pads added to them, I'd have no concern with sliding it across a wood floor either.Overall, it's a good product at a great price. I knocked one star off for the slightly vague directions - one added detail to one picture would have fixed the issue. For those who are curious, it involves the vertical boards - there is a very specific way they need to go together or you won't properly secure the top to them with the cambers. The end pieces and the middle pieces need to be fitted so the camber holes are on the top.
Nice bench with some issues.
March 1, 2016
Nice bench for the price. Easy to put together. Looks very attractive in my setup. Here's the thing, it should be at least 2" deeper in order to accommodate my large components. I had to remove the backing. The cabling management doesn't work for me. I haven't put the front glass on yet but I intend to in order to complete the installation. Air flow seems better without the glass and the unit still looks attractive. Check out my setup picture.
Good for the money, and optional shipping damage included free of charge
May 24, 2015
This is a decent piece for the money. There were some reviews that said it wasn't high quality. My question is, exactly what did you expect for $165? Yes, this isn't something you're going to pass down to your grandchildren, but it looks good and it works perfectly fine.My only complaint, as others have experienced, is that it came in pretty banged up from shipping. In addition to some scuffs and scratches (most of which can be remedied with a Sharpie marker), one of the corners of the top surface got mashed pretty good. So, be forewarned that the packaging is...less than adequate.Otherwise this is a fine entertainment center. Assembly was straightforward. I thought the instructions were fine.
There are at least two versions of this product!
July 31, 2014
Important: If the PO# on the front of your assembly manual is 13870 (or some number less than that), you should request an updated unit immediately (see explanation below).The seller: 5 starsThe original unit I received had cracked during transport; keep in mind that this is just particle board (not real solid wood). I requested a replacement from the seller and they approved it with no fuss. It took a little while to actually receive it, at which point I found out that they sent me an entirely new unit (rather than replacement pieces). The replacement was packed MUCH better than the original (more padding, better weight distribution) and everything was in one piece. After inspecting the pieces of the original unit, it turns out that it's actually fairly different!The most important difference is that the shelves in the original unit do NOT leave space behind them for cords! They extend all the way to the back wall, which means you will have NO way to run cords up and out the back of the unit if you put anything on the bottom shelves. It's a HUGE design oversight, but they obviously noticed and fixed it in later production runs. The original one also has 5 holes for adjusting the shelf height while the new one only has 3, and the original unit included wood glue in the assembly supplies while the newer one didn't.The product: 4 starsA great inexpensive piece of furniture. The shipped package is about 77 pounds so it's not light, so be careful moving it. It goes together like any other assemble-it-yourself furniture; the manual is just pictures with each part labeled, and assembly took a little under 2 hours. The wood finish is totally average, not amazing but not bad. I knocked off a single star because of the backing piece; like others have said, there are no holes that line up with the shelves. Instead, the backing piece is a few inches shorter than the unit and you're supposed to run all of your wires through the empty space. It's not a huge pain since all of my wires have been long enough, but it's still annoying.Oh, one small tip for when you're putting it together: Make sure to follow the directions for the glass doors exactly as they appear in the manual! You're supposed to attach the TOP hinge to the glass pane and then slide it into the lower one when you put the door on, not the other way around. If you put the bottom one on first and then try to slide into the top hinge, it's really hard to attach the hinge because the little separator always wants to fall out. I know that probably doesn't make much sense reading it here, but if you see the pictures in the manual then you'll know what I mean.
Great TV stand, a couple flaws
May 12, 2014
I bought this stand over the one at IKEA because this was a bit cheaper and it looked way better with the glass panes. The shipment arrived a day earlier than expected, which is nice. It's very heavy so good luck trying to carry it anywhere alone, I had to jiggle it inside my door. It was very sturdy since they attached some stiff cardboard things to its side, so that was good. I opened it and to my relief nothing was broken. I laid everything out and was just missing one shelf holder, (11 instead of 12) but that was fine since I used the whole middle part to house my subwoofer.The instructions are pretty dumb though, they have everything backwards. It took me 10 minutes to figure out the best way to put this together. Still, it's pretty sturdy and looks pretty good. My 60" Samsung Plasma was just able to fit on this stand with an inch clearance in each direction (front/back wise). I love being able to adjust the height on the shelves, so that's a plus.The biggest complain is probably the back wall you're supposed to nail on and the stand's depth (length wise, front to back). Instead of having circular cutouts in the middle of the back board, they expect you to run every wire up thru the top where there's a two inch clearance. This would be fine but since it's depth is short, some wires are impossible to plug in since they'll be hitting the board and go straight up at a 90 degree angle. I still haven't nailed the back board on since it would be disastrous. My plan is to cut the board in thirds (where the three separate compartments are) and then cut out holes for each board, then nail it on. Still, this is a pain.Overall, it looks good and is sturdy. The instructions are bass ackwards, the back board design is dumb, and its length could use 2 - 3 more inches for better clearance. I'm still glad I bought this over other ones since it looks stylish.
Sleek, modern, sturdy, and affordable.
November 10, 2013
Of the many TV stands I researched, this one tended to work best alongside my dark wood KEF speakers, Noguchi table, and dark leather couches. It's got a modern look and feel, has plenty of adjustable storage, and didn't take me more than an hour or so to put together. Definitely recommended if you're looking for a budget entertainment center console, but don't expect exotic woods. I think it's laminated plywood.My only complaint, like many others, is that I had to make a hole in the backing for which to string all the cables from my receiver. Not a big deal for most, but worth noting.
Three Star Reviews:
September 16, 2016
I currently have a 60" sharp TV that is absolutely fantastic. It was bought in 2013. I had decided that since I had such great luck with my first Sharp product, why not do it again. I am regretting that decision now. First, let me say that picture quality is great, and I really do like the ultra thin edge design. This product comes with an android operating system instead of the standard Sharp OS, and that is the major issue with this TV. I have already had someone out to try and repair the problems with the TV, but I am almost 100% sure that the entire problem is in the android system and not the hard components. This TV shuts itself off whenever it feels like it, we will come home and the TV will be on, because it turns itself on whenever it feels like it, the controls on the remote are sluggish and difficult to navigate, the TV sometimes doesn't recognize what buttons are being pushed and does nothing for minutes. There are other issues as well. If this TV this had Sharp's operating system on it like my other TV this would have probably been a 5 star review.
but it seems so far to be pretty decent. Pros
December 23, 2015
I have had this tv for less than 24 hours, but it seems so far to be pretty decent.Pros: Amazing picture quality when adjusted. Amazing price for a name brand 4k tv.Cons: Buggy and troubled setup. Needed a hard reset to get it working right (Not just the soft unplug while on reset).When I got it setup the first time, it seemed like the processor in the tv was pulled out of an old Commodore 64. Everything was very slow and jittery. Nothing moved smooth, and the 4k was running at 2 or maybe 3 frames per second max. Support had me do a soft reset, and that got the picture issue resolved, but then Netflix would not work. They finally had me to a hard reset by pressing some buttons on the side, while I plugged in the TV. I had to redo all my work, but it seems to have gotten everything working just fine.On this, I think you have to make sure to press exit when you are done with an app, so it does not keep running in the background. Since this is android powered, I would love it if they added an app killer on the tv to get the apps that build up in the background to shut down. That, I think, is why the tv ran so slowly at first. As long as you press exit on the remote every time you watch youtube or Netflix, it should be better i think.Also, youtube and netflix do not work with the advanced picture settings on my tv. There is a button on the remote that quickly changes the picture mode, but anything more complex only works with the tv or inputs, not the apps. It had worked before the hard reset, but its all good, the picture is still really nice.I would love not to have those problems, and to have a tv that is easy enough to use that my 4 year old can use it, but this does not seem to be the case. I will have to teach the kids exactly what to do to make this work. As for the other adults in the house, they will probably just have to have the 4 y/o work the tv for them because it is just a bit more complicated using this set than the last tv we had.All in all, as long as it keeps working, having to press exit, and deal with the other weird things, but it is an amazing price for 4k. I can deal with these issues for the price, as long as it keeps working. Lets hope it does, but for now it is good.
Awesome Video. Buggy Apps and Audio.
November 4, 2015
I bought this TV from B&H Photo. Updated firmware and Netflix app immediately. Note. if you are trying to play through optical cable out of TV to surround receiver, you must go to Settings/Jump to TV Setup, Scroll Up to Devices. Select Audio Out/Optical, Select Bitstream. This finally enabled my Netflix and OTA TV to be Dolby 5.1 Surround. Now to the Hulu, HBO, and YouTube issue. There is no ability to play to Surround Receiver, now I know Hulu and YouTube do not play surround, however there is no audio push to even play a "loud" stereo sound and HBO is Dolby Ready but nothing. Also having trouble with the Hulu app playing black screen after ads with audio but no picture, which I have to back out and resume to see audio after each commercial. Have been on tech support with them for 2 weeks and no resolution. Even factory reinstalled and nothing. I have to go to my old Xbox 360 to play good audio for Hulu, which is horrible. The video is amazing on all the apps when they work. I am sad that this TV could be the best thing on earth, but it just needs some bug fixes. Not sure if this is from Sharp, Google, or App Providers or all of them. Please everyone DO SOMETHING. You have a great Video quality TV, but the Smart and Audio part needs fixing immediately. I will update this to more stars if someone fixes something.Update 1/10/17: Starting to Cloud as of 1 year of ownership. Massive Dolby Sound delay from a brand new Pioneer 830-K Receiver. Very disappointed in this product from Sharp. Never had issues like this previously, guess that is why they are no longer in USA.Update 3/11/17: Clouding got a little worse but sees to have stabilized and it will almost go away after about 1 hour of viewing. Funny you have to warm it up like a car. Still has a .3-.7 sec sound delay on Dolby, wife doesn't notice but I do, but not unwatchable. Usually a restart will make it better. I blame the Android TV OS. It would be great if you could wipe the OS and get something else. Android TV hasn't seen an update in ages.
The picture quality is great. Sound is really weak
September 18, 2015
TV is so so. The picture quality is great. Sound is really weak, I had to buy the sound bar for it. Android version supported by this TV is terrible, doesn't support properly any Bluetooth device except included remote control. Website clearly states that TV supports game pads, but this is not true. I bought Fire TV controller and it works with all my android devices except this TV. Sharp customer support is just ridiculous, I explained the problem several times and they are not able to answer a simplest question "What kind of game pad works with your TV". I gave up after 2 weeks of stupidest emails in my life. I don't recommend to buy this TV as android device.
SYAT AWAY FROM THIS TV FOR NOW
June 19, 2015
bought the 70 UC30 at Costco. I traded it from the Vizio P70. Overall, it is a better TV. It does not have the edge ringing problem and ghosting effects that the Vizio suffers from. The picture quality is very good but, off angle viewing is weak. I estimate at about 25 degrees off center, the image fades, in particular in low lit scenes. It is a little better than the Vizio in this regard.The remote control is very cheaply made and feels like a toy. The biggest issues are in the so called smart functions, they do not connect or work. If for example. you hit the Netflix button, a window appears that instructs you to call customer service for an update. Most of the customer service people know almost nothing about this TV. After much wasted time, I have learned that engineering is working on a firmware update that "may" be out by the end of July. DO NOT BUY THIS TV UNTIL THEY HAVE RESOLVED ALL OF THE ISSUES. YOU ARE WASTING YOUR MONEY BUYING A SMART TV THAT IS TOTALLY DUMB AND THE CUSTOMER SERVICE SUCKS!
Ehhhhh I don't like "pressed wood"
February 2, 2017
Easy to put together with some glue and elbow grease. Unfortunately while building this one of the pegs didn't sink all the way into its guide hole and cracked the upper shelf. Able to hide the bulging Crack with a speaker. Hence which I don't like pressed or composite wood building materials but the price was right and was easy enough to "build"
Trying to get over my very disappointing Christmas Gift
January 3, 2017
As promised, the bench arrived by UPS 3 days before Christmas. No problem. The problem was the legs that the bench sits on. They were cracked, broken and chipped to the point you could not even put them on. They padded the table with stryoform on all sides top and bottom, but the paper box that these parts came in looked like it had been through a washer. The box was made out of cardboard "paper", flimsy, no support for the items. It probably got banged around "loosely" inside. Also, I'm not sure if it was my fault on the description, but I thought the TV attachment came with the bench as shown in the picture. It was just the bench. Very disappointed when I opened the box. I had promised my daughter the table that my TV sits on now when she moves into her new apartment, but now I have to return it to get what I really need, the table with the attaching bracket.
It's ok. Not the worst, not the best. The back is an issue.
December 6, 2016
Mainly the unit is ok, but they didn't really think the back through; One piece with no access punch outs to get to your audio equipment. I cut the unit in half lengthwise, leaving the center open for access, and it is irritating they didn't bother to think about this. Other than this one issue, it's not too bad.
Would rank it 3.5 Stars if I could.
November 8, 2015
The good: Packaging is good, arrived in Hawaii via Amazon Prime in great shape.The So-So: As expected for the price, manufactured from low density particle board with a vinyl film rather than a laminate or veneer.There were some minor scuffs.Assembly: Took about an hour. Hole alignments were precise although the instructions were essentially nothing more than diagrams for the most part with no text. Like most DIY furniture assembly, dowels are part of the design to keep panels locked together. I decided to use Elmer's glue to provide some additional strengthening before I realized I had reversed end panels 1 & 4, and quickly had to backtrack my steps before the glue set up.I live in the tropics so high ambient temperatures are always present when the AC is off and satellite receivers are always on regardless of what the standby button would lead you to believe, and generating heat. So, I left off the glass doors to provide better ventilation. I also positioned the press board back panel to allow airflow in from the bottom and out from the top. The instructions show the panel being positioned with the opening at the top. To do so will restrict convection ventilation, especially if you install the glass doors.Bottom Line: Recommended with the caveats. A version without the glass doors and mounting hardware would be less expensive and lighter to ship. I'm hoping to get a few years use out of this. Having downsized from a megasystem on the mainland, I'm using it with a Denon AV receiver, a DISH Hopper satellite receiver, Pioneer and JBL speakers, SONY Bluray player and Samsung UHD TV. I have a small bedroom space that is now my mini home theater and it's usually darkened for viewing, so the obvious sub-IKEA quality to the cabinet isn't really an issue as long as tropical humidity and heat doesn't get to it. It's really better than a 3 star rating but maybe not quite 4.
Looks nice, but cheap
March 12, 2015
Pros:- It looks nice- Seems to leave ample room for cords to go through the back. (However, I'm still waiting for some items to arrive before putting everything in it, so I'll post an update if I encounter any issues with cord management.) UPDATE: No problems with cords, but in an attempt to keep the cord clutter down, many of my cords are too short for me to pull my receiver out and plug in my cords, so I need to reach in from the back and try to connect the cords to the receiver. While I was able to manage, my arms got pretty scraped up trying to fit through the small gap. So, unless you have small hands and narrow arms, I recommend getting cables that are at least long enough to be able to connect them with your receiver pulled out the front a little bit. This is not a complaint about the size of the gap since if it were any wider, it would be noticeable from the front while seated.Cons:- Poor packaging for shipment. Mine was damaged on arrival with a puncture in the box that went through the very thin layer of styrofoam that was meant to protect it. That puncture caused a gouge in the back panel of the unit.- Mostly particle board. The product description is misleading in that it gives a description of MDF (medium density fiberboard) and how it is better than particle board, but most of the pieces were actually particle board. This was very disappointing in that I was expecting something of higher quality.- Cheap hardware. The cams used to fasten the top to the unit were cheap and weak. One actually broke on me while I was attaching it and now I have to try to find a replacement part. UPDATE: Fortunately, I was able to find replacement cams that fit perfectly from the local home improvement store and they were more strongly made. If your cams seem cheap to you, it's worth a few extra bucks to pick up some replacements.Additional improvements:- Instructions could be improved. The instructions only included pictures, without any written instructions. While this wasn't too difficult to follow, it did take longer to decipher than if there were written instructions to go with it.- All of the glass hardware was labeled as a single item. If these had been broken down with their own individual part labels, then it would have been quicker to determine the right part without having to visually match the part to the diagram.
No instructions of how to put it together
November 26, 2014
This is a nice product when put together, and definitely worth a higher rating.However, the box came with large holes in it, and you could actually see and feel the product even before unboxing it.But the biggest reason why this product lost stars in rating from me, is because of what wasn't included!After unboxing it, there were at least 8 large heavy pieces to put together, and 2 pieces of tempered glass.These came with two bags of different kinds of screws etc.in it.But there were absolutely No instructions..what so ever!Wouldn't I have been putting a few IKEA furniture together in the past, I would have had absolutely No idea of what screw would go where.And even with my former experience, I still couldn't be absolutely sure, so I had to start with the ones I was a little sure of, and do the other parts later.After a lot of guessing (!) I finally managed to put it together, and as I said When put together it's a really nice product.If it would have come with some instructions and in an un damaged box, this product easily would've been worth at least four stars for it's price.It's sturdy and of heavy laminated material.But I'm being nice and giving it a 3.
Two Star Reviews:
Excellent picture, terrible Android TV experience
April 27, 2016
Excellent picture, terrible Android TV experience. Netflix crashes randomly or doesn't launch, requires restart from options, sound issues after power on sometimes which require a restart from options. Waiting on the next firmware update to hopefully fix these bugs, but quite honestly it's buggy right now.
Nice size, but unstable, and no Prime Instant Video.
December 30, 2015
edit: had to downgrade my rating after owning for a few months.- The OTA tuner randomly changes RF channels when watching and needs to be reset before correctly tuning again- TV randomly reboots itself, sometimes a few times in a row- Sharp tech support was abysmal. To "solve" the issues above they had me.. wait for it... reboot the TV.Amazon's customer service as usual was top notch, but I waited too long to try to return this unit in the hopes that a firmware update would eventually fix its glitches. Still no Prime Video.Picture quality is decent. 4k video looks great. The frame rate "enhancements" are a bit annoying and turn themselves on automatically despite disabling them in settings.Buyer beware: This display runs Android, but does NOT have an app available for Amazon Instant Video. I was looking forward to watching 4k Prime content, but this set cannot do so.
It's connected to an over the air antennae and the picture is beautiful I also have it hard wired to a Cisco ...
September 22, 2015
I purchased this tv as a demo for my office. It's connected to an over the air antennae and the picture is beautiful I also have it hard wired to a Cisco switch for Internet access.That is as far as I can go with my recommendation the Android os kills this unit when it works it's okay. But I am hard resetting the tv several times a week because I will load YouTube or Netflix and there's no audio. The easiest way to fix it go behind the tv which is wall mounted pull the plug and then plug it back in and that fixes the issue. There has been several firmware updates, one as recently as this weekend. This recent one seems to have restored that issue it seemed to have gone away for awhile prior to this last update. Rebooting a tv you would think this thing is running Windows 3.0 or something. There is no way I would recommend this unit to anyone its a supermodel with a labotomy sexy with no brain. She looks fret in the wall but I can't get pest he fact that the unit needs to gets harder reboot every now and again. My 2014 Sharp without Android works flawlessly turn it on picture comes up all the time everything works as advertised this unit just quits whenever it feels like.
Not For the Price
July 19, 2015
The TV for the price point and size is fair at best. The refresh rate is low for a TV of this caliber and size, I got drawn into the AquoMotion 480 thinking it would eliminate the pixelation issue of fast movements on large screens. A TV of this size shows it fairly well, for the price point it is something I do not want to contend with. The audio from the unit's speakers is marginal at best, again for the price point the audio quality should be better, and at the very least we should have to ability to directly control bass and treble. Which brings me to the inability to simply adjust contrast, color or sharpness, the controls are buried deep in a sub menus as opposed to them being a simple button push away. This was my second Sharp Aquos TV and I think they missed the mark with this one and I personally do not know how a low refresh rate will be able to handle this upcoming 4K formate.
Flimsy - lesson learned - look at the end piece width
April 3, 2017
Look closely at the width of the right and left end-pieces and you'll notice how slim they are. They are the same width as the rest of the pieces of the stand. These pieces (fail to) provide lateral support and are so slim that the stand easily sways left-to-right. I have zero confidence in the stability of this TV stand. I previously bought a different Sonax TV stand but those end pieces are at least twice as thick. Lesson learned - this stand isn't worth more than $75 and should only be placed in a corner.
It is very thin and seems like it can't safely hold more than 40 pounds
February 13, 2017
I would not trust my 52-inch TV on this thing. After struggling to put it together, one of the doors broke off as we picked it up to put it against the wall. It is very thin and seems like it can't safely hold more than 40 pounds, if that. It doesn't seem sturdy at all and nothing fit tightly together. It is also a bit shorter than I would like, though this is not part of why I'm rating it poorly. The measurements were listed so I got what I expected in terms of size, but the TV doesn't sit at a very good viewing level, in my opinion. I think it needs to be a couple inches taller.-Jess
Poor quality, defective piece
May 11, 2016
I ordered the stand a month ago. I was excited when it arrived. I opened the box only to note that some of the shelves actually had visible cracks. I figured returning it would be a pain and decided to still go ahead and put the table together. Once I put it together, I could put a lot of things inside the shelves. And everyday my roku would simply crash and I figured the ventilation inside the shelves wasn't great. So I moved the Roku out to the top shelf. I have a 60 inch tv and a sofa that is 22 inch from the ground. The viewing height is not right as is. So I had to buy another table top tv stand which gave me another 7 inches of height. Now the viewing height is right. The top shelf curves irrespective of whether I put the TV directly or use the mount. So it's not a good quality stand. It also requires two people to assemble. So to summarize my complaints:1. Arrived with actual defects2. Ventilation isn't good enough3. Height might be a problem for some people based on sofa height
Some $49 racks are much better, does not worth
March 8, 2016
You get what you pay. Product did not arrive on time (thanks Amazon Prime), it came with a broken part and definitely it is not a high end product. You don't feel the quality, it is not a sturdy product and you can't tell that just by the picture. I do not recommend it.
Not worth the hassle.
October 11, 2015
Came with all the wrong pieces. The back was the wrong size and was too small for this unit. The bottom came with the holes drilled on the wrong side. The finish on metal brackets for the glass door were scuffed and unsightly. All this AND it took me and another friend 4 hours to put it togehter. Not even worth the sale price.
Damaged, cheap, and packed so it cannot be returned!
June 20, 2014
This item was delivered with minimal packing. in fact it is impossible to return unless you have a device to tightly wrap plastic ties around the makeshift box. The feet are cheap black plastic....i will paint them silver myself. there are zero holes predrilled for components....and the back of mine is cracked. the rear right corner of the tabletop is completely smashed in, but i don't have the time or energy to pack and send it back. it will go in the garage. sooo how did amazon handle this substandard ship? offered 15% off....no way....id ship it back if i could....i pushed and got 30%....its not even worth $50, but whatever.It could be UPS in my neighborhood....but the item is still pretty cheap looking and horribly packed. I buy a ton from amazon, and I am super pleased with most customer service. There was zero empathy. Were they to see the photos I took of it on my porch, i'll bet it would have been a handshake and a refund. whatever...lesson learned.
One Star Reviews:
May 11, 2016
The television stopped working within 30 days or so. Sharp sent a repair person but he had no success. It's been almost two weeks now and I still can't get a ship date for my replacement television. Sharp's customer service appears to match the low quality of its flat screen televisions.
March 4, 2016
had to return it due to large scratch on the screen
No audio out
December 23, 2015
There is no way to send audio out of this tv to a soundbar or AV receiver. I tried optical, RCA, and coax wires. Called the service number and was told that the TV was "finicky" and doesn't like competitive brand's audio equipment (Yamaha receiver, Vizio soundbar). They told me to buy Sharp audio equipment if I wanted to play audio on something other than the TV speakers. Ridiculous, should have bought the Vizio.
October 22, 2015
Net flix did not load
I wouldn't recommend this TV
October 20, 2015
I had to return this tv for a refund. After the third day I started losing sound when switching from Netflix to cable. The only way to correct it was to get up and unplug the tv. After the third time I decided this wasn't the tv for me and started the return process. The tv has really weak sound to begin with and you have to adjust it when switching from tv to other devices. Beware that this tv will not work with Hulu or Amazon Prime. The Hulu app is available for download but will not work properly. On a more positive note, the tv looks good in the living room and the picture is nice.
... time and money that I did not have to waste I would have waited 7days to get it replaced ...
April 6, 2017
it stink missing screws if I did not buy them my self which took time and money that I did not have to wasteI would have waited 7days to get it replaced or get a refund so I fix the problem myselfdoes that sound like something you would have to do when you buy something online
Looks better in the picture
December 3, 2016
Looks better in the picture. Totally pressed wood, flimsy, will NOT support a 60" television... it sways when it's assembled.
Missing screws, chipped glass! I should be fully refunded.
December 11, 2015
I was very excited to receive this, & didn't mind putting the hrs in for assembly.Horrible experience. Some screws were missing, & one of the glass panels were chipped.Impossible to send it back because you literally had to tear the shipping box apart into pcs to get the materials out, & I was in the last 3 parts of assembly when I realized I received a defective product.
after assembling it, I found that a corner of ...
September 14, 2015
after assembling it, I found that a corner of the top board was chipped away. the factory workers put the side trim piece knowing that the corner was chipped away. the returning is too much hassle, but I am still upset.
avoid - quality control and no way to return
August 29, 2015
holes didn't line up, screws came through and left visible holes, Overall, based on the packaging i had high hopes for this. All the parts were clearly labeled, nothing was marred or scratch and best of all it was actually packaged REALLY nice. The packaged this thing like they actually wanted it to survive UPS delievery. Unfortunately, even thought i followed the instructions to a T it just dint work out.The holes that attached the center legs were drilled in the wrong spot and the screws popped right through, leaving ugly particle board holes showing. The dowels were too long, or the holes were not deep enough and when installing the top they lifted the laminate leaving two ugly marks on the top.The glass doors scrape and don't have an even fit and finish. Upon unpacking the think i tossed the box it came it and quite frankly i would have never been able to get it back in there. It fit like a jig saw puzzle. Once even partially put together you're never getting it back in the original box if you need to return it. I really wanted to like this, but i guess i got a dud. No way to return it, i mean who has a casket sized box sitting to send it back? So now im stuck with a worthless paper weight i need to break into pieces small enough to take to the dumpster, Huge bummer
Just to let you know
January 4, 2015
It looks nice, shipping was great and the box arrived in perfect condition. BUT beware, it had an odor that was so strong it made my eyes burn and itch as I was unpacking it. After finally getting done with assemble I placed it in the garage overnight to air out, in the morning the garage stunk with the most awful smell from the unit. At that point back it went into the box for a return. Something toxic in one of the components to make it smell and burn your eyes that bad. If your sensitive or have asthma be cautious with this item. Just a note Amazon customer service was great again.
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$999.00updated: Sep 22, 2018
$198.47updated: Sep 24, 2018
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1 year limited
1 year limited parts
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz (Native); AquoMotion 480 (Effective)
Backlight: LED (Edge Lit)
Smart Functionality: Yes - Android TV
Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 53 23/64" x 31 5/32" x 3 23/64", TV with stand: 53 23/64" x 32 29/64" x 14 39/64"
Inputs: 3 USB, 4 HDMI, Component, Composite, Ethernet, Digital Optical Audio Out, Audio out, RF In
Accessories Included: Remote w/ batteries
Accommodates most tvs up to 64-inch
Ravenwood black finish
Easy touch tempered glass doors with magnetic catches
Ample storage for audio/video components
Adjustable center shelf