Ooog, it sure is big.
Did not have that sensation in the store since the showroom was enormous, but now with the shipping crate in a room with a more normal ceiling height, it really has some impact.
Thoughtfully, Sharp has the shipping box configured to come off in a horizontal unwrapping motion rather than lifting the box up off the TV, which wouldn't be possible since the crate is quite a bit more than 1/2 the ceiling height.
I am using the Sanus 37-90" bracket. That part is pretty standard, although it looks TINY compared to the TV.
I have made a 2X4' 1 1/2 inch thick backing panel to mount the bracket too. This bridges some studs in the wall and lets me put in MANY lag bolts, LOL.
In view of the difficulty in raising and lowering the TV on the wall, I am making a wiring harness that will connect all jacks on the TV, and run that to the equipment rack. Yeah, I know, some of the cabling will never be used, don't care, I'm 55 and the TV ain't coming off the wall till it dies.
(LOL, have already decided next TV in this location will be a 22:9, there isn't enough height to go bigger at 16:9!)
Did I mention the TV is big?
Found myself just gaping at the box, it is overwhelmingly big. I have 4 or 5 helpers lined up to lift TV onto bracket in a few days. (client has had a family emergency come up, completion of the install might be delayed. I have a key to the place, but won't hang it on the wall till he returns)
TV will be connected to a blu-ray, VCR (LOL!!!) and OTA to start with. I anticipate a PC hookup and connection as a display device to a smart phone.
I am also doing a little pre-wiring for Dish and DirecTV, I'm thinking at some point this install might have both, heh, heh.
I am routing the cabling inside the wall cavity, and going up to a drop ceiling, and then across and back down in the wall to the equipment rack.
There is an air vent in the ceiling above the TV I find aesthetically annoying, and I have permission to move it 10 feet or so off to the side. Also, I found some connections to the room lighting and have permission to wire a new wall switch as a kill switch for 2 lights that are immediately in front of the TV.
I am putting the TV as far out from the wall as possible (several inches) to get ventilation, and to leave room for me to get my arm up behind it. Just in case.
I apprised the client that while the TV is pretty good on most specs, it has a problem with 'ghosting' in 3D mode. Client has seen 3D at the neighbors, and was massively unimpressed, so OK on that.
OTA antenna install is a challenge, affixing tripod to the metal roof kinda thing, oofda. I'll get it.
Speaker system is going to be primarily stereo, but might put some rear surrounds up if client approves when he returns. Not big on surround, but he does want it LOUD, and we can do that.
More as I progress on this big boy .. .