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Sharp AQUOS LC-42D72U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Sharp AQUOS LC-42D72U. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the sound and price are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the remote control and durability.

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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.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Sharp AQUOS LC-42D72U from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People really like the sound and price. The design and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the durability.

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99% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Joda (



I was wary of the whole AIT delivery concept and wasn't sure what to expect, but the local delivery company I ended up dealing with was great. I ordered my TV late at night on the 26th and had it by noon on the 30th. crazy fast shipping as always....

This is a really great screen. looks good on and off. PS3 over HDMI looked great, Xbox360 over component was fine, and the Wii over component worked great as well. I have yet to find any dead or stuck pixels. darker scenes on dvds and blu-ray look...

The only con I have so far is how glossy the casing and stand are. before I even had it set up I had prints all over it. like the PS3 it attracts dust

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: jd (

nice tv


I would buy this tv again. I am big on specs so i went with the 4ms and 10,000 contrast. not sure if you could tell the difference up against another 1080p lcd. PS3 looks great. Blu-ray has minor fuzzyness, but lower sharpness and it got a lot better....

great looking tv, 1080p, great specs, dvi port is nice. 1080p on dvi, component, and hdmi. Very 'sharp' pun intended

not sure if it is worth the extra money. Great tv, you won't be disapointed if you buy it. Just not sure if it is worth the extra few hundred dollars over other 42" 1080p tv's

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: Luke Pack (

Talk about beauty, this one was a steal!


Where to begin, well let us start by saying that this is my first HD LCD TV (or any for that matter) and I couldn't be happier. I did searching on the forums, google, stores, EVERYWHERE! I read up on the specs and what they mean. This TV seemed to...

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: lak100 (

Sharp Aquos LC42D72U - WOW!! 42" LCD


Started shopping for our first flat panel with a pre-determination that plasma technology was going to be the winner.

42" Great Picture, intuitive remote, easy install

Sound projection to sides?

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: bdogunh (

Very pleased with this TV


This TV was purchased through an website.

Flawless image

Speakers are a little weak and I do not prefer the TV's remote control button configuration.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: neilfay (

What an Image!!


I spent some research time before leaping into HD.

Image quality and electronic interfaces

None serious since I expected regular TV to look poor compared to HD ; the piano black finish shows the dust, if you must know

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: yanefski (

We love our new TV!


We upgraded from the 37" inch aquos to the 42" aquos.

Excellent quality for the price. Rich color and incredible definition.

None found yet.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: lfong888 (

Amazing Colors. Full 1080P and great when using antenna to receive local HD broadcast.


I have this SHARP AQUOS 42" for 14 days.

High native contrast ratio 2000:1 is a big plus. Very sharp pictures even when using an upconvert 1080P dvd players.

Remote control looks and feels fragile. Speaker output is too weak.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: GeoffF2007 (

diff between LC-42D62U and 72U Updated


(Edited September 09th by GeoffF2007) I have not yet recieved My Sharp Aquos LC-42D72U but have done much reasearch and ordered it.

Fantastic Color/Picture. Online gaming is excellent. Great looking.

If big remote is a weakness then big remote.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: albertopoyo (

Great price, huge screen, true 1080p


It took me several weeks to decide between this one, and a Samsung Model.

4ms fast response 10,000:1 contrast radio True 1080p, deep black(for a LCD)

the remote is bulky and cheap, average sound.

Jun, 2007

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



Type: None


Product Line:Sharp LC


Color:High-gloss black


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
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