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Sharp Aquos LC-LE821 Series LED TV (40", 46")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews of Sharp Aquos LC-LE821 Series LED TV (40", 46"). 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. Reviews about the price and design are generally positive. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably. The tuner and size get mixed opinions, while many are negative about the remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sharp Aquos LC-LE821 Series LED TV (40", 46") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Sharp Aquos LC-LE821 Series LED TV (40", 46") from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Reviewers really like the glare and durability. The usability and sound also get good opinions, whereas many are critical about the price and color.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sharp LC40LE821E 40-inch Seamless Design Slim line 1080p LED LCDTV with Built in Freeview HD and Time Shift (100Hz Full Edge,4 Colour Technology)Sharp LC40LE821E 40-inch Seamless Design Slim line 1080p LED LCDTV with Built in Freeview HD and Time Shift (100Hz Full Edge,4 Colour Technology)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Sharp Aquos Quattron LC-46LE821E television


The Sharp Aquos Quattron LC-46LE821E comes stuffed full of technology. It is highlighted for that extra sub-pixel, which adds yellow to the normal red, green and blue palette, promising a wider colour range than ever before. It is most likely, however,...

Great picture, once you get it under control, slim profile, good menus, USB media playback, Freeview HD tuner

No IPTV services, reds look a little suspect, home networking doesn't offer video playback, price

The Sharp Quattron will give you a stunning picture, but is it a picture that justifies the £400 to £500 bump over rival Sony or Samsung models of similar specs? We can't confidently say yes.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: John Archer (

Sharp Quattron LC46LE821E review


Forget 3D, Quattron technology is here to blow you away

Ground-breaking colours ; Often excellent picture generally ; Good design ; Freeview HD built in ; Decent connectivity

No online features ; Black levels could be better

The whole world and its mother seems to be talking about 3D right now. That's where the hype machine is headed, to an extent unprecedented since the first arrival of HD.

Apr, 2010

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Sharp Aquos LC-46LE821E review


While most TV manufacturers have focused on adding a third dimension to their 2010 TV ranges, Sharp chose to buck the trend and go in a different direction by introducing its Quad Pixel technology. This adds a fourth, yellow, sub-pixel to the...

Jun, 2010


Expert review by: John Archer (

Sharp Aquos LC-46LE821E 46in LED-Lit LCD TV


Sharp mixes in a yellow sub-pixel to the usual red, green and blue ones with great effect.

If Quad Pixel technology had been developed by the likes of Sony, Samsung or Panasonic, you can bet your bottom dollar they’d be screaming about it at the top of their marketing lungs from the top of the nearest mountain. Sadly, Sharp doesn't seem to...

May, 2010

Expert review by: John Archer (

Sharp LC46LE821E


Class leading colour response, appealingly slender chassis, solid connectivity

Black colours look a bit grey, the set is expensive, and there are no online features

Aug, 2010

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Sharp LC40LE821E


Sharp's LC40LE821E demonstrates an exceptional colour performance compromised by a few minor niggles ..

Unparalleled colour performance, menu system

Some minor backlight inconsistencies

The Sharp LC40LE821 comes very close to being the best LCD TV we have come across for some time. Ultimately, black level ability and a touch of backlight inconsistency let it down; but the colour performance alone still makes this TV worthy of serious...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (

Sharp Aquos LC-46LE821E 46in quad-pixel TV


An innovative four-pixel display design that produces rich colour quality – albeit at a price.

Sharp’s Quattron technology really does produce excellent colour reproduction, and it's good to see Sharp doing something genuinely innovative at a time when all its rivals are following the 3D bandwagon like a herd of sheep.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Peter (

Sharp Quattron LC-40LE821E


quality picture. Film picture quality if set to 'Game'


Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Keith (

Sharp Quattron LC-40LE821E


Fantastic viewing experience

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Varun (

Sharp Quattron LC-40LE821E


Best TV ever. Recommend Sharp LC40LE821E LED TV to everyone who is looking for LED TV. Nice colours, good and smooth picture quality and very slim TV. Value for money

Sound is OK, think it got small speakers due to slim structure, if you are using home theatre then it is best....

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20


Color of product:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:40 / 46
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Not supported
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):71 / 85


VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300 / 400 x 400

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Other Features

Stand-by LED: Yes


Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):71 / 85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):10.8 / 13.4
Height:27.8 / 30.9
Height (with stand):25.9 / 28.9
Weight with stand:51.8 / 66.1
Width:39.1 / 44.4
Width (with stand):39.1 / 44.4