I bought a fridge! Refrigerator! Sharp SHP-SJPT71RHS

Posted by Dr Koh on Sunday Dec 7, 2008 Under Rojak

I bought a fridge few weeks ago during Jusco Member Day. Was looking for a big fridge for my new house (house not ready soon), initially want a Panasonic model with invertor technology for power saving, but the size available is too small (400L gross capacity). Was about to give up…then suddenly one of the salesman introduce me to this Sharp model, which has the power saving feature as well (30% power saving as according to the ads).

The model is Sharp SHP-SJPT71RHS, which I think is the largest model in the series (2 doors type), and the capacity is 660L gross capacity. Definitely MUCH bigger than the Panasonic model that I was looking at.

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Paid around RM2690 I think…with some free coupons from Jusco for member day promotion (thousands of people there…you can’t believe the economy is on the down turn…).

Ok…settled with the fridge…still headache for TV. LCD or Plasma? Samsung? Sharp? Sony? Panasonic? …

Specifications

Frost Free Yes
Total Volume: GROSS ([L]) 660
Storage Volume ([L]) 555
Freezer Volume: [(L]) 139
Fridge Volume ([L]) 416
Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 800 x 1770 x 720
Net weight (kg) -
Insulation Blowing Gas -
Refrigerant (Non-CFC) -
Colour High Grade Silver

53 Responses to “I bought a fridge! Refrigerator! Sharp SHP-SJPT71RHS”

  1. WKC Says:

    If you are in to gaming and action movies and wanting 42′ and greater, go for a plasma tv. I would recommend Pioneer or Panasonic. I got myself a Panasonic 42′ plasma 14 months ago. Enjoy it every moment. The black colour is deep and superb. Aren’t like Samsung, Sony or Sharp.
    Get you cabling sorted as early as possible if you are going for wall mounting option and satellite speakers.

  2. Neo Says:

    Get a huge 60 inch LCD la…

  3. KhoKing Says:

    Hi WKC,

    I am definitely not into gaming. As for action movie, yes, most probably. I was very close to buying a Panasonic 42″ plasma TV few weeks ago. What holding me back is that it is not FULL HD, so the pixel is a bit BIG as compared to LCD TV.

    I was very close to buying Samsung 40″ Series 5 LCD TV, but later decided not to as it is not 100HZ refresh rate, so action movie is a bit slow.

    Hi Neo,

    60″?! Hahaa…that is over RM40k…my budget is only RM4k… :P

  4. WKC Says:

    Hi KK,
    Yeah it is hard to decide what to buy. If you have equipment, satellite dish & box, dvds and the like with FULL HD output signals than it is worth investing.

    As for screen size, I found that it’s depending on the distance you are watching from. According to the buying guide, it was recommended 50′ for my living room. But my ‘boss’ thinks that 37′ is more than enough….so negotiated and compromise made… hence the 42′ Panny.

  5. Daisy Says:

    2 door fridge? I thought most of the fridges are 2 doors anyway!

  6. tsc Says:

    i think 42′ is more enough, izzit?.. panasonic is the best choice… izzit?..

  7. KhoKing Says:

    Hi TSC,

    42′? Refrigerator normally count by volume in Litre.

    My 660L now is nearly full also, never enough… :P

  8. tsc Says:

    oic..that mean 660L still no enough?.. then, what brand and how big volume u will recommend to me?… :)

  9. KhoKing Says:

    Hi TSC,

    Those good brands (Sharp, Panasonic, Mitsubishi) are good in the market. I am not an expert in fridge, so not really sure which one is good or bad.

    Go to big hypermarket that sell various fridges, then see it for yourself the design and price that you are comfortable with. 660L is actually quite big, depending on your family size.

  10. tsc Says:

    ok..thank you…

  11. zehn Says:

    Hi TSC,

    I am going to buy the same model like you, wish to see ur opinion whether it is good and worth to buy ? i am now headaching with whether go for this or LG model.

  12. tsc Says:

    i think sharp is more advance than others brand.. coz that suitable to put in the vegetable inside it… tahan lasak.. and that also best time cooling system.. and ion system…

  13. Zehn Says:

    the salesman told me he received few complains from customer that their vege which put in the vege compartment turns to like hmm.. (hard to explain) after chilled ??.. do u have that problem ?

  14. KhoKing Says:

    This Sharp fridge can’t make the vege inside last. Yes, I did ON the ION feature, but still vege put inside will not be nice just after a day or two.

    My wife not happy with it…

  15. tsc Says:

    no oo.. i no such problem oo..

  16. zehn Says:

    thanks for your info., i just placed an ordered which is same like ursl ^^

  17. tsc Says:

    u r welcome….

  18. Khor Says:

    hello… i am also looking for a refrigerator for my new home. I was surveying and it’s very hard to get a good review for malaysian refrigerator models. By the way, how was your Sharp fridge performing now?

  19. KhoKing Says:

    Hi Khor,

    The Sharp fridge is working fine.

  20. Calvin Says:

    I bought 4 door SHARP fridge in Homefair 2010. It is a great deal. They sold for rom3500 770L for 4 door and rm1100 for big 2 door 650L.

    Actual price for 4 door is rm4888. Sharp subside the price and sold it for cost price for marketing.

  21. KhoKing Says:

    Hi Calvin,

    What is your model?

  22. Calvin Says:

    SJF70PVSL – 4 door.DOUBLE-FRENCH 4 DOORS BOTTOM FREEZER REFRIGERATOR
    I paid deposit rm300 and reserve the price.

    What do you this about the Sharp brand. I also found LG outlook nice. but not so confident about Korean reliability yet. maybe you can share.

  23. KhoKing Says:

    My wife complaint that the food in the fridge cannot last long, vege not very fresh after few days. She said the Toshiba she has at her parents house can hold vege freshness for long.

  24. Calvin Says:

    Ohh really, then what is the recomended brand?

    I also confused whether to buy 4 door or 2 door. Any advice?

  25. MD Says:

    STAY AWAY FROM SHARP REFRIGERATORS, PERIOD.
    MY CAUGHT FIRE BY ITSELF!
    WE’RE LUCKY, OUR NEIGHBORS TOO, NOT TO END UP IN THE BIG BALL OF FIRE.
    GOOD LUCK TO ALL.

  26. KhoKing Says:

    hi MD, what model is yours? How old is it?

  27. MD Says:

    MODEL? EXACTLY SAME AS YOURS.
    BOUGHT IN MARCH 2006.
    PERFORMED QUITE OK TILL YESTERDAY WHEN LITERALLY IMPLODED!?
    FIRE STARTED IN FREEZER AREA. SUSPECT IS FAN????
    GOOD THING THERE WERE NOT ENOUGH OXYGEN TO SUSTAIN FIRE.
    TOTAL MELT DOWN; BEYOND REPAIR.
    NOT SOMETHING THAT ANYBODY EXPECTED.
    STAY AWAY, WHOEVER IS CONSIDERING GOING SHARP.

  28. KhoKing Says:

    Hi MD,

    Did you reported to SHARP? Did they replace it with a new unit for you?

  29. MD Says:

    NO, I HAVE MADE NO REPORT TO SHARP.
    BEING IN MALAYSIA LONG ENOUGH I KNOW THAT HASSLE OF GOING THROUGH THE “OBSTACLES” IS MORE TAXING THAN JUST BUYING NEW ONE.
    AFTER ALL, THIS EPISODE IS ONLY 24 HOURS OLD,

    NEW PANASONIC FRIDGE WAS DELIVERED A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO.

    P.S. WISH I CAN POST A PICTURE FOR PEOPLE TO SEE DAMAGE.

  30. KhoKing Says:

    Hi MD,

    You can email the picture to me at khoking@gmail.com. I will upload the picture here for you.

  31. MD Says:

    Still no upload?
    Hmmm?
    That makes me question who do you work for?

    I hope I’m completely off the mark?

  32. KhoKing Says:

    MD,

    The photo you sent me is NOT the same fridge as what I bought above (Sharp SHP-SJPT71RHS). I have emailed you and you never explain nor sent me more photos to proof what you claim here.

  33. MD Says:

    How did you establish it’s not the same fridge??
    By looking at burnt freezer?

    Looking at the picture you posted in this tread in Dec. 2008
    my late fridge looked same.
    Looking at my receipt and warranty card for a fridge, I do not see any discrepancies???

    Would you like to see scan copy of the receipt and warranty card?

    Ok lah. I’ve got a picture.

    Have a good day!

    OVER and OUT.

  34. EOHHA Says:

    Hi, Kho King, after reading through all above review, is that true that the sharp model that u bought is not so practical since you keep mentioning that the fridge can’t keep the vege last long for more than a day…
    i also about to log in with same model as you, because i was attracted by its outlook with stainless steel fininsh.
    besides, do u have problem of digital panel outside. I heard from the promoter saying that there are some customer complain it easliy broke down…
    please reply

  35. KhoKing Says:

    Hi EOHHA,

    I now set the temperature lower, so the food inside can last longer. I am not sure of the optimal temperature for fridge, previously set it at 4 deg C, now 1 deg C.

    So far mine is working fine without problem.

  36. Mamapumpkin Says:

    Hi, my Sharp fridge is now icing up at the freezer. It started a few days ago and it’s getting worse and worse…..I’m not sure why….I’m concerned though if MD says his burnt up! Can anyone give me any clues? Do I have to buy a new fridge now?

  37. KhoKing Says:

    What’s the temperature you set?

  38. JC Says:

    PLS SEND MORE PHOTO AND INCLUDING PRICE

    THANKS

  39. Riz Says:

    how the SHARP SJPT71R115 now? Izzit still performing well? btw did you purchase any extended wararnty etc?

  40. KhoKing Says:

    Hi Riz,

    I think it is working fine. No, I didn’t get any extended warranty.

    The fridge is good value for money for its size.

  41. tina Says:

    Hi there, I just booked Sharp SJPT71RHS. How about the energy consumption. Does it really safe energy.

  42. KhoKing Says:

    Not really sure how much energy it consumes, just have to trust the brand. :P

  43. vanivyran Says:

    i was told only mitsubishi is fully imported tne rest assemble at indonesia, thailand and korea. The sharp those days are different than now.

  44. Mr.M Says:

    Hi Khoking… plans to buy a sharp 710L this month .. Can I get your suggestions?

    Thanks..

  45. KhoKing Says:

    Hi Mr. M,
    The fridge is spacious, but I am not very happy with the temperature control inside the fridge. Some of my vege or food get too cold inside.

    Not sure if other fridge is better or not.

  46. Mr.M Says:

    oo ic.. MAybe i’ll not happy with the temperature control inside the fridge someday.. :D Thanks.

  47. Cucubud Says:

    Hi KK, can you tell me what is the current rating for your fridge?

    I checked Mitsubishi fridge has current rating of 0.7amp and Hitachi has a rating of 0.5amp. Panasonic inverter fridge has a current rating of 1.5amp. Which brand will have the lowest consumption in this case?
    I wanted to replace my old GE fridge (443 litres) with a bigger fridge.

  48. Eskay Lim Says:

    I own a Sharp Fridge (SJ.68L.C2G model)and it has been working perfectly the last 8+ years until last week when it gave us the first problem.
    It wouldn’t make ice. The lights and fans are still in order but the temperature isn’t very cold, like usual.
    The local technician made a brief call to announce that the compressor is spoilt and needs to be replaced and collected RM35 as visitation fees. Can anyone from your engineering dep. give expert advice?
    Thank you.

  49. Suzanne Says:

    I am looking for a big 2 door fridge, freezer on top.
    Kindly suggest the brand.
    I came across Sharp the biggest model which I cannot remember the model but it looks big.
    Please comment.
    Thanks.
    Suzanne

  50. KhoKing Says:

    There are lots of variety in the market now. So far the Sharp has served us well.

  51. WinnieLye Says:

    Dear All,

    I’m planning to buy Sharp Fridge with model SJP600GBK or SJP691MBK… any comment???
    Since read through all your comment.. a bit scarily..

  52. KhoKing Says:

    I am going to try out Toshiba fridge in my next purchase.

  53. radhakrishnan Says:

    This not cooling well

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