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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the glare and sound. The value for money and size are also appreciated. There are some critical views 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 271 reviews)

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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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Excellent LCD TV (standard NTSC definition)


I bought this Sharp from Amazon as a refurbished unit. I rarely buy refurbished products, but when I saw this Sharp 20" LCD TV on Amazon selling for a good price, I bought it for my bedroom. I've had it for the last few days and am *very* happy with ...

Excellent image quality, wide viewing angles, stylish, easy to use, great value, progressive scan support


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Sharp LC20SH1U 20" LCD TV


Only 640 x 480 on a LCD this size is incredibly grainy.

Narrow package, didn't burn down my house.

Poor picture quality, lousy warranty, crapped out after less than 4 months, limited connections, claims 181 channels but really only 125 on Cable. On-screen Menus are very limited.


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Excellent LCD TV (standard NTSC definition)


Excellent image quality, wide viewing angles, stylish, easy to use, great value, progressive scan support


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Sharp LC-32AD5E


The 32AD5E impresses with its crisp HD performance

Looks great ; Competitive price ; Quality pictures - whether Hi or standard def

Poorly designed EPG ; Restrictive viewing angle

The 32AD5E's viewing angle is severely limited. If you watch from even as little as 30° off-axis - something various family members will have to do at regular intervals in most households - the image loses bags of contrast and colour saturation. And...

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Sharp LC32AD5E


This set has a style thatâ-'s a cut above the usual budget drabness

Strong picture performance ; Nice price ; Little motion blur

Basic feature set ; Poor black levels ; Frustrating viewing angle

An additional strength of the LC32AD5E is the way that it compensates for the occasional weak colour tone with some really intense, vibrant saturations

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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...


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.


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT):No / Yes
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP / No
USB Recording: No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
Front AV Interface:No / Yes
HDMI:No / Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
S-Video: Yes
Secure Digital Card: No
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface:No / Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 100 / VESA 200 x 200


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:50
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD: No
HD ready:No / Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9 / 4:3
Type of Monitor:LCD