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Sharp LC-AD5 Series LCD TV (20", 26", 32", 37", 42")

Sharp LC-AD5 Series LCD TV (20", 26", 32", 37", 42")
alaScore 86

214 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The sound and value for money also get good views. Many are less positive about the black level.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sharp LC-AD5 Series LCD TV (20", 26", 32", 37", 42") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 214 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 97 of 103 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (111)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sharp LC-AD5 Series LCD TV (20", 26", 32", 37", 42")

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 78 user reviews of Sharp LC-AD5 Series LCD TV (20", 26", 32", 37", 42") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

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

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sharp LC26AD5E - 26" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV - With FreeviewSharp LC26AD5E - 26" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV - With FreeviewSharp LC32AD5E - 32" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV - With Freeview

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Amazon.com review summary for Sharp LC-AD5 Series LCD TV (20", 26", 32", 37", 42")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sharp LC-AD5 Series LCD TV (20", 26", 32", 37", 42") 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.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sharp LC-42 AD 5 E

 

Well-balanced colors; The LC-42 AD 5 E's contrast is very high indeed

1080p images are not accepted; Unconvincing reproduction of full HD material

This Sharp is best equipped for daytime TV viewing, and the picture has convincing contrast. Processing HDTV material is, however, beyond the capabilities of both the screen and the electronics.

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Sharp LC-20AD5E review

 

An affordable and reliable 20in LCD

Nice styling ; Good connectivity ; Impressive HD performance ; Precise and stable pictures

Unappealing user interface

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Sharp LC-26AD5E review

 

A basic budget LCD that can still offer some impressive pictures

Impressive contrast ; Strong detail ; Vibrant colour

Drab menus ; Limited viewing angle

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Sharp LC-32AD5E review

 

Sharp's LCD TV is just dandy as long as you're looking straight at it…

Strong pictures ; Stylish design ; Attractive price

Restrictive viewing angle ; Colour issues

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Sharp LC32AD5E review

 

We audition Sharp's entry-level LCD

Price ; Good pictures most of the time ; Elegant design

Ugly onscreen menus ; Some colour toning issues

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Sharp LC32AD5E 32in LCD TV

 

A sub-£400 32in LCD telly. Any catches?

When it comes to audio, the LC32AD5E provides the seemingly inevitable pseudo surround sound mode, plus a Clear Voice feature that does exactly what it says on the tin; namely, make voices appear stronger in the mix.

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Sharp Aquos LC-32AD5E review

 

This TV is the 32in version of Sharp's 26in Aquos LC26AD5E, which is reviewed on page 122.

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Sharp Aquos LC32AD5E review

 

As one of the cheapest 32-inch LCD TVs we've ever seen, it's hardly surprising to find that the LC32AD5E is neither high on features nor anywhere near Sharp's best LCD performer. But that's not to say it doesn't hold some appeal for shoppers on a tight...

Very aggressively priced ; Pictures occasionally look impressive ; Well designed

Onscreen menus are hard to read ; Colours can be weird ; Black level problems

Conclusion The Sharp Aquos LC32AD5E is clearly a product that's been compromised by a need to hit a specific low price point. But while this means it doesn't offer the performance to become a serious AV fan's main TV, it's still not bad by budget...

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Sharp LC20AD5E

 

The Sharp LC20AD5E is a compact LCD TV with glossy black surround. It comes in 50cm Widescreen that can capture 176 degree viewing from different angles in the room. Its resolution is at 1366x768 at 6 minutes response time. Contrast ratio is at 1200:1....

Solid, sexy bedroom telly that loves Hi-Def Blu-rays, likes a bit of Freeview action and will play along with your console if she really has to. Sharp LC20AD5E is tagged with Sharp LC20AD5E, TV, hi-def and television. Select a tag (Sharp LC20AD5E, for...

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Sharp LC32AD5E

 

It also joins our other budget contenders in sporting two HDMIs and a PC port among its connections, and scores points for having a decent level of flexibility in its picture settings. Tweaks available include a black level booster, and noise reduction.

Fair price, pictures good at times, nicely designed

Messy onscreen menus, colour tone problems, black levels tricky to get right

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Product Specifications

From Sharp Minds come Sharp Products - products designed to help individuals, families, and corporate teams connect effortlessly, communicate clearly, and unleash creativity like never before. Sharp is dedicated to improving people's lives through the use of advanced technology and a commitment to innovation, quality, value, and design.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.9in
Height:15.6in
Weight:18.7lbs
Width:20.6in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Sharp
Model:20AD5E
Product Line:Sharp LC

Miscellaneous

Color:Gloss black

Television

Brightness:500cd/m2
Diagonal Size:20in
Diagonal Size (cm):51cm
Digital Television Certification:HD ready
Display Format:720p
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:1200:1
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Series:Aquos
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video / SCART
Viewing Angle:176 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Service:FREEVIEW / TNT
Digital TV Tuner:DVB-T
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-and-text (PAT)
Teletext: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes
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