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Sharp LC70UQ17U Aquos Q+ THX 70" Class 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV

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  • THX Certified
  • Full 1080p HD Native Resolution
  • Future-Ready - Plays 4K Content
  • Smart Central 3.0
  • Built-In Wi-Fi
  • 4 HDMI Inputs
  • 4K Input (4K/30fps)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Steven K.
  • 12/28/2015 10:03:56 PM

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent Picture and Good Sound

Pros: I've been using this TV for over a year. I looked at all the major 1080p TVs at the time. I found this to have the best image colors, 3D video, and the best bang for the buck. The picture is nice and bright with dynamic and vibrant colors. The refresh rate is a real 240Hz and has been very smooth. This is the only 1080p TV that I know of that can take inputs from 4K TV signals. That doesn't mean you will get 4K quality, but at least you will be able to watch 4K content. I think Sharp has done a very nice job with their 3D video, and they include two pairs of active 3D glasses.

The built in speakers are quite good for a flat panel. It even has a built in subwoofer, which helps round out the fullness of the sound. The sound is clear and never sounds thin or tinny. Most of my other TVs have distractingly bad audio, but the sound out of here has always been quite good. It's not like the sound quality or subwoofer are ever going to replace a home theater system. But at least I have no complaints about listening to the builtin speakers.

The setup and remote are all easy to use. The menus are well laid out. I've used both the WiFi and Ethernet ports, and they both worked just fine. There are also apps for the phone so that you can control the TV from your phone, and you can display pictures and videos from the phone onto the TV. There are some other neat smart features, like it can show an interactive DirecTV program guide. I really don't ever use that feature though, as I just use the DirecTV DVR remote and guide. Overall I have been very happy with this TV, especially when you factor in the price.

Another plus is that I love that you can turn the power light off in the menu. It's so nice to be able to watch TV and movies without having a power light glaring at you.

Cons: There is no detachable power cord. This is a con for a few reasons. First, it makes it easier to manage the cables or run it through the wall when it's not attached to the TV. Second, you can't use a higher-grade audio cable which would have further increased the picture and sound quality. Third, you don't have the ability to use a shorter or longer power cable to suit your installation needs.

Sharp is behind on smart TV apps. When I bought this TV I had subscriptions to Netflix and Hulu, which both worked great int he beginning. Sadly, the TV no longer supports Hulu. The app is still there. Sometimes it works, but usually it doesn't. I now also have an Amazn Prime subscription, and there is no Amazn Prime app for this TV. I was hoping to avoid getting a stand alone smart device to stream my video services, but I did have to go out and get one.

The one egg that I docked was from the combination of the lack of streaming video service support and the non-detachable power cord (those who have used high quality power cords know what an improvement an audio grade power cord makes). If it wasn't for just these two cons, this would have been a five egg review. I still prefer this picture quality over the other 1080p TVs. The nice sound quality was just an added bonus.

Other Thoughts: Be aware that this is a 100 lb TV. You will definitely need 2-3 people to get it out of the box and set it up. We did the setup with three people just to be on the safe side.

The default picture setting definitely needs to be changed when you set it up. The default setting is designed for the TV being on display in a store. It's an over the top super vibrant and bright colored very 3D looking image. It makes for a great wow factor for the first 5-15 minutes (which is what it is designed for when trying to catch the attention of potential buyers) but then starts to look strange and very overly soap opera-ish.

Determine what is most important to you when purchasing a new TV. For me it was a picture size of 70" or more and picture quality. Second to that was the smart features. Unfortunately, since Sharp dropped Hulu and doesn't have Amazn Prime, this TV has let me down in the streaming services department. But the picture and sound quality have been very nice.

The other 1080p TVs I considered the most were from LG and Samsung, but I also looked at Toshiba, Sony, and Vizio. I looked at both flat and curved screen TVs. The curved screen looks neat, if you are directly in front of it, and there are no glaring lights in the room. The curved screens stretch the glare across the entire screen, making glare worse on a curved screen. Also, once you start to move away from the center viewing angle, it looks weird that the screen is curved away from you. This ruled out curved screens for me, as I hate glare and have a large seating area. Samsung is the king when it comes to smart apps and bells & whistles. The flagship Samsung model had better image detail, but the colors were not as vibrant as the Sharp's. In fact the colors seemed a tad muted/grayed out on the Samsung. Also, the comparable and flagship Samsung TVs were far more expensive than this Sharp. The LG TVs didn't excite me, but the LG 4K OLEDs are exceptionally nice.

On a side note, as I upgraded to a higher model Internet firewall that has more logging and tracking features, I have recently discovered that my Samsung smart TVs have been "spying" on me. They have been sending back all my usage data to Samsung. After researching this, I came across some interesting articles from news outlets and Consumer Reports that talked about companies selling this data for huge profits. Ultimately all this data winds up in data banks that can put together your name, phone number, address, age, IP address, and usage habits. This data is then sold to and used by telemarketers, online advertisements, junk mailers, and unfortunately also shady individuals/companies. It was definitely some interesting reading to say the least. I suppose this is part of the downside to the Internet-of-things. On a plus note, I can say that my Sharp smart TV has not been spying on me, and I created a firewall rule to block the Samsung smart TV from sending back its collected data to Samsung.

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  • John L.
  • 12/24/2015 7:37:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful Picture

Pros: Easy Setup, Smart Tv Features

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I would definitely recommend this tv to anyone interested in a big 70" screen television.

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  • Jeffrey C.
  • 9/16/2015 9:26:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSharp Aquos Q+ LC70UQ17U

Pros: This TV is a beast. Had no problems with shipping, but be sure to open the TV once it arrives with the delivery guy right there just in case damage occurred in the shipping. Very easy to unpack, be sure to have help 2-3 people. Cut the bindings around the TV and slide the box up.
TV set up was a breeze, I have it hard connect to a range extension, due to other reviews saying the wireless range is low.
I looked on line to get the color settings, just youtube them. I turned off the light auto adjustment, I have a lot of light where the TV is located and it became annoying. If you have a 4k/blu ray player be sure to adjust the 4k resolution, otherwise it receives two different singles and doesn't display the right video.
Can connect your smart phone to the TV, when watching Youtube you can pick the videos from your phone and watch them on the TV. Netflixs looks great. Haven't messed around with all the apps yet. The portrait mode is awesome, don't mind leaving it on during the day since it's very energy efficient.

Cons: It's missing a few app I like to shop on, and also provide a movie service like netflixs. Would be nice to have that.

Other Thoughts: Overall the TV is great, make sure you have a strong stand this thing is 100 pounds. I had a hard time finding a entertainment center to accommodate it, I ended up building one myself. Saved me a few hundred bucks. Remember this TV is a computer be patient with some of the stuff. Ill update the review as I learn more.

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