I selected the Sharp, which was more expensive than others, because of name and reputation. It was a disaster from the moment I tried to tune it. As the tuning was completed, sub-titles appeared. I tried to eliminate them, but no matter what I tried they would not disappear. A friend with a greater knowledge of television sets also tried and failed. In desperation I got on to Sharp Customer Services, where a technician took me through the erasure system (as outlined in the handbook)and failed, as did another two different attempts. He said he would consult further and contact me. After two days I realised it wasn't going to happen, so I packed it up and returned it (and Amazon's returns system worked perfectly). I do not wish to repeat the experience. Maybe I got a "Friday afternoon" set, but it was a frustrating experience.