Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sharp AQUOS LC-42D72U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the color and usability. The value for money and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the build quality and remote control. Opinions are divided on the sound.

image quality, design, value for money, usability, color

remote control, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sharp AQUOS LC-42D72U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

See all Sharp TVs

Review analysis

(Based on 87 reviews)

User Reviews  

Showing 87 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 71 of 87 Show Reviews: in English

Consumer review by:

Amazon.com review summary for Sharp AQUOS LC-42D72U

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Sharp AQUOS LC-42D72U from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

image quality, design, value for money, sound, usability

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sharp Aquos LC42D72U 42-inch 1080p LCD HTDVSharp Aquos LC42D72U 42" 1080p LCD HDTV

Consumer review by:

Sharp LC42D72U sucks

 

If you buy a Sharp Aquos, buy with at least 3 years warranty. After facing the problems, I found that many Sharp LCD Aquos owners had faced similar problems and are struggling with it. Imagine - I spent $1700 to buy this supposed piece of masterclass...

I bought this TV in Jan 2008. Ran great for about 12 months

Once the warranty was over was when the problems started. Sharp customer service was not too helpful and the repair centers wanted $85 to just take a look. Hence I took to replacing major parts myself. $250 spent and still no luck. DON'T BUY SHARP

Consumer review by:

perfect picture

 

It has been 3 days of hdtv bliss. I picked this set over dozens of other I shopped. The price range, quality, hd set type, (lcd over plasma or dlp), all fit my need. I found this set on sale for 1000.00, so I pulled the trigger. I have not found a flaw...

blacks are rich and the price is right

none so far

ADVERTISEMENT

Consumer review by:

okay but i've had problems with it

 

tv looks great high quality before it's time

i was watching stirs of echoes i kept geting ghosting this is my second sharp tv

Consumer review by:

LOVE MY TV

 

Like so many here, I shopped, perused, evaluated and researched for an absurdley long time before I pulled the trigger ( thanks CNET ). Every time I got close, the options, prices and technical lead would shift ( or there'd be a family $ issue- like...

Very easy to set up and use. Excellent HDTV picture. Plenty of inputs. Nice size and weight for my situation

Could have stronger sound. Instructions for picture optimization could be clearer

Consumer review by:

This is why Sharp is the LCD benchmark.

 

Now that the prices have come down, I strongly recommend this television. I've had it for about a month now, and I've tested it on every HD program I can. It plays regular and HD DVD's really well. The colors are crisp, and the blacks are truly black....

Great picture, really nice glossy-black frame, easy-to use menu's, amazing black levels. At times, I feel like I'm watching a plasma (the blacks are that good)

Motion blur, but this is a problem with all LCD's. Sometimes there are white lines on the outside borders of the screen while watching some HD sources (can be solved by changing the view mode)

Consumer review by:

Out of the box perfect, both standard and hidef

 

I cannot see how any LCD could be better.

brilliant colors, easy setup, zero problems

remote battery cover does not close

Consumer review by:

awesome hdtv, but standard def quality is poor

 

this tv looks great in 1080i and im excited to see it in 1080p!

amazing hd, 2 hdmi inputs are great, not bad price

kinda lousy standard def

Consumer review by:

Great TV. Don't hesitate to buy one.

 

I did a lot of research before buying this TV and so far my decision seems to be the correct one. Out of the box it is set up to look nice in a store, not a living room. After a little tweaking (the Avia Home Theatre Guide helped a lot) the set looks...

Number of outputs, picture quality, overall look

Piano black finish can reflect light into your eyes....it's the only "Con" I could think of

Consumer review by:

So far we love the TV

 

Got a good deal on the tv and it works great. Like the number of inputs and the PC connection.

Good picture, scales normal tv to widescreen well

some shows seem a little darker than other tvs. Not too bad though

Consumer review by:

Great picture. Great price

 

This LCD has an outstanding picture. the blacks are as good as it gets and the picture detail is incredible. When viewing a Blu-Ray dics the

Deep blacks, excellent picture overall

No flaws with this product

Product Specifications

This elegant series transforms both your room and your entertainment experience. The remarkable technology of the LC-42D72U enhances viewing pleasure using a four-wavelength backlight system that produces bright, vivid colors and impressively high-contrasting blacks and whites. With exceptional viewing and sound clarity from virtually any angle, any seat in the room is the best seat in the room.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.3in
Height:26.6in
Weight:66.1lbs
Width:40.6in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Sharp
Model:42D72U
Product Line:Sharp LC

Miscellaneous

Color:High-gloss black

Television

Brightness:450cd/m2
Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):106cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:10000:1
HDMI Ports Qty:2
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
PC Interface:DVI
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Series:Aquos
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:176 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

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