We live on SSI and got a TV a little over year. It's shot fire out the back, we was lucky we was home and we leave dogs inside. Our house would have caught fire. Those TVs suck and we will never buy any more things made by Sharp. They're not worth the money. I hope the company goes under.
Purchased a TV in late June of 2008 for close to 800 dollars. In July of 2009 (actually it was probably June) a line appeared across the screen. I thought it was a connection issue or something and I was busy with an ill family member and I was way too busy and consumed to deal with a TV matter. Finally call Sharp and send pictures. The problem is not fixable. They want me to buy a new TV for 290 dollars. TVs are so marked down at this time. I do not consider this a fair compensation.
I wrote a letter to Sharp and faxed it. I received a phone call from the marketing department the next day. They were very pleasant and offered to compensate me for my troubles - they would send me a new drum and 3 new toner cartridges. I am pleased that they responded so quickly.