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Sharp Aqous LC-D85U Series LCD HDTV (42", 46", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 479 reviews of Sharp Aqous LC-D85U Series LCD HDTV (42", 46", 52"). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the design and sound. The usability and price also get good views. There are some mixed opinions about the glare, and some have doubts about the black level and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sharp Aqous LC-D85U Series LCD HDTV (42", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 386 user reviews of Sharp Aqous LC-D85U Series LCD HDTV (42", 46", 52") from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Reviews about the design and sound are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the black level and durability. There are some mixed reviews about the glare.

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95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sharp Aquos LC52D85U 52-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTVSharp Aquos LC52D85U 52-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Lincoln Spector (



Though the images that the Sharp LC-42D85U puts up on its screen aren't spectacular, they're more than acceptable. The sound is impressive--within the limits of any TV's sound. And the $1100 street price (as of April 22, 2009) keeps the LC-42D85U...

Reasonably priced Excellent surround-sound emulation

Poorly designed remote No quick menu

On the whole, the Sharp LC-42D85U is a fine TV. It does a solid job of handling video and sound, but there is little about this set that really stands out

May, 2009

Expert review by: Lincoln Spector (

Sharp LC-42D85U HDTV Review


Reasonably priced ; Excellent surround-sound emulation

Poorly designed remote ; No quick menu

The Sharp LC-42D85U delivers a good picture and very good sound, but little about this HDTV stands out.

Apr, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Robert Heron (

Sharp Aquos LC-52D85U


Getting a sweet deal on a solid product is always a good thing, especially in an economy like this one. Sharp's Aquos LC-52D85U ($2,099.99 direct) is one of the least expensive LCD HDTVs you can get that features detail-enhancing 120-Hz display...

Solid value. Energy efficient. Five HDMI ports

Picture contrast lags behind some competing brands. No multimedia features

Talk about "the big picture": Sharp's 52-inch Aquos LC-52D85U LCD TV delivers an admirable performance at an appealing price.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Lincoln Spector (

Aquos LC52D85U 52-inch LCD


Design is not the Sharp's LC-52D85U ($2300, as of November 4, 2008) strong point. The on-screen menus, the remote, and even the manual could have used a once-over to make them more friendly. But this model does well on the most important criterion,...

Well-paced, side-mounted connectors

Poorly designed menus Remote has near-useless backlighting

Furthermore, the Sharp LC-52D85U doesn't support picture-in-picture or any multimedia capabilities via USB, SD Card, or ethernet

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: (

Sharp LC-52D85U


The Sharp AQUOS LC-52D85U is a television that won't disappoint you. The only consumer complaints have been regarding the TV stand, which in some may not fit correctly. But if this occurs, a technician can adjust the TV to fit. Another complaint is...

Superb value- offers excellent quality and performance for a virtually unbeatable priceGreat picture- 1080p (full HD) picture that blazes at 120Hz to provide flawless imagesMonster- 52 glorious inches of screen at a 1920 x 1080 resolution and 16:9...

This goliath produces a dazzling picture for half the price of a Sony...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Scott Wilkinson (



Many companies have gotten into the LCD HDTV game over the last few years, hoping to capitalize on the high demand for flat panels. But most are newcomers compared with Sharp, which was one of the first companies to offer LCD TVs in Japan back in 1988....

The backlight can also dynamically respond to the amount of light in the room, which can be more beneficial than adjustments based on APL. In particular, the best backlight setting for a brightly lit room is higher than the best setting for a darkened...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: David Birch-Jones (



I've never quite understood all the hoopla surrounding the power consumption of LCD and plasma HDTVs, especially when you consider that the much thirstier 3-tube rear projection big screens of yore consumed a whole lot more power than the 200–300 watts...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: techreviewsource (

Sharp Aquos LC-52D85U


One of the latest great deals in LCD HDTVs is the Aquos LC-52D85U from Sharp, which offers 52-inches of 1080p HD resolution with a lightning fast 120-Hz display for under $2000. The low price point of this TV along with its above-average picture...

Excellent value ; 5 HDMI ports & more ; Energy efficient w/ light-sensor ; Above average picture quality after calibration

Lacking multimedia features ; Getting the best picture requires a lot of calibration with color menu

The Sharp Aquos LC-52D85U comes with a 1 year warranty from Sharp and is Energy Star Compliant.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (

Sharp Aquos LC-46D85U LCD HDTV


Sharp is a prime mover and shaker in the flat-panel business. The company has been dedicated to LCD technology from the beginning of the beginning—all the way back to the earliest LCD pocket calculators.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Scott Wilkinson (

Sharp LC-52D85U LCD TV


Among the company's current lines is the D85 series, which comes in several sizes, including the 52-inch LC-52D85U reviewed here. This series represents a growing trend in which upscale features are migrating into lower-cost sets, a trend I heartily...

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

The 52" Class (52-1/32" Diagonal) AQUOS LC-52D85UN sets a new standard for large-screen flat panel TVs. With Full HD 1080p resolution and an elegant design, it produces a breathtaking picture quality that is second to none. The LC-52D85UN utilizes Sharp's proprietary advanced super view/black TFT panel with spectral contrast engine UD, providing high dynamic contrast ratio, 4ms response time and wide viewing angles. The LC-52D85UN includes 120Hz fine motion enhanced for the ultimate in fast-motion image processing. The LC-52D85UN also features built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners and includes five HDMI inputs, compatible with 1080p signals, and two HD 1080p component video inputs. The LC-52D85UN features a sleek piano black cabinet with subtle recessed bottom-mounted speakers.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers

Dimensions & Weight



HD type:Full HD


Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Product Line:Sharp LC


Color:High-gloss black/High-gloss black with silver accent

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


120Hz: Yes
Combined with:External Blu-ray Disc player
Diagonal Size:42in/46in/52in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm/117cm/132cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV/Not certified
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:10000:1
Enhanced Refresh Rate:120 Hz
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:5
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:176 degrees

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes