The Sharp LC-80LE632U is the biggest consumer LCD on the market, but it offers relatively poor performance for the money.
It's no secret why you're here; the lure of an 80-inch flat-panel television is too great for anyone to resist. Being the first one on the market, the Sharp LC-80LE632U is bound to attract a lot of attention, and despite some of its more obvious flaws, I think that it's a size I want to see more of. Building a television this size is an expensive undertaking, and you're inevitably paying a premium to be one of the first.
The downside is its less than impressive picture quality, namely poor black levels and inaccurate colors. The 80-inch LC-80LE632U is actually the same (high!) price as the 60-inch Sharp Elite, which delivers a better picture in nearly every way. But even given the barrow full of gold you'll need to purchase this monster, and some of its foibles, the sheer size of the LC-80LE632U cannot help but blow many viewers away.
At this price the Sharp is basically a "cost no object" purchase, but its picture quality doesn't behave like one. Poor black levels and inaccurate color means that while everything may seem rosy, the pictures lack the punch of TVs a fraction of the price. Even its stablemate, the 70-inch 732, is capable of better pictures at less than half the cost.
Still, there's something intangible about the Sharp's huge image that left me a little in awe. Being able to fill my vision with screen means program material, especially high-quality sources like Blu-ray, becomes more immersive and enjoyable in nearly every way.