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Sharp LC-B20E Series LCD TV (32”, 37", 42")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Sharp LC-B20E Series LCD TV (32”, 37", 42"). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and design. The sound and usability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the resolution.

image quality, usability, sound, design, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sharp LC-B20E Series LCD TV (32”, 37", 42") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 13 reviews)

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Sharp LC42B20E review


Wafer-thin LCD packing some serious pictorial punch

Slim design ; Vivid colour ; Impressive sound quality ; Game mode ; Well connected

Lacks shadow detail in darker areas of the picture

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Sharp Aquos LC37B20E television review


The inventor of LCD technology, Sharp, has been busy transforming its HD-ready range into pixel-packed Full HD 1080p sets. If that wasn't enough, it's also fitted its latest 37-inch Aquos LCD TV with a frame that's less than a centimetre in depth. ...

Natural colours, impressive contrast and simple on-screen menus

Slight lack of detail and some picture noise on sources other than Blu-ray discs

Heavy on contrast, colour and clean high-def images, this 37-incher proves great value despite its lacklustre Freeview pictures

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Rob Mead (

Sharp Aquos LC-37B20E review


So far, Sharp's 2008 LCD TVs have been a revelation - can the LC-37B20E continue that trend?

Great black-levels ; No motion judder ; good connectivity

default picture and sound settings aren’t always the best

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Ian Morris (

Sharp LC-37B20E review


A good TV but not one that shouts 'high end' at us. The smooth motion on movies, sharp picture and great sound certainly do suggest that it's a very good mid-range TV

Styling ; Picture ; Sound ; Menu systems

Still got some of Sharp's weirdness, such as crazy channel ordering ; Could be cheaper ; Requires substantial set up

There are plenty of 1080p LCDs around these days and many of them cheaper than the B20. Take a look at Toshiba's Regza 37XV505D or a Samsung LE40A6 for more inspiration

Jun, 2008

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Sharp LC-32B20E


One of the best LCD TVs we've seen from Sharp but it still struggles to make an impact

Full HD ; rich colour, decent with movement ; good TV tuner

Struggles to deliver deep blacks ; lacks sharpness ; lightweight sound

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Sharp LC-42B20E


Against its peers, Sharp's LC-42B20E is average despite a complete spec' and reasonable motion handling

Slimline design ; complete spec ; bright colours ; reasonable motion handling

Lacklustre sound ; little to get too excited about in terms of picture performance

Qualified Recommendation

Expert review by: David Mackenzie (

Sharp LC42B20E


It's probably safe to say that Sharp have, for whatever reason, slipped off the LCD radar to some extent - at least here in the UK. However, Sharp are pioneers in the field of LCD technology, and not too long ago, their distinctively designed AQUOS...

Great black level for an LCD TV ; 1080p detail is good, thanks to 1:1 mapping mode ; 24p input correctly handled - no telecine judder ; Primary colours relatively accurate ; Action Mode” gives an interesting look, and lessens motion blur ; Optional...

Calibration is difficult: no user controls and foreboding service menu ; EPG can be quite slow ; Viewing angle can be restrictive ; LCD panel has uneven brightness, or “banding ; Quiet “whining” noise whilst in use ; Digital TV appears to momentarily...

Sharp’s LC42B20E admirably delivers big-screen 1080p high definition for a price that represents excellent value for money. Although it is not a class-leading LCD display in the strictest sense of the word, it comes incredibly close in several areas....

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Doug Harman (

Sharp Aquos LC42B20E Full HD LCD TV Review


Sharp's latest 42-inch high definition LCD TV combines slim line and stylish looks and cracking features, so how does is fare in its Best4Reviews test?

Easy to use and set up, Slim line design, Good audio performance, Excellent picture quality, Connectivity

Standard resolution sources (DVDs for example) suffer with shadowing in high-speed motion and on neutral image areas, EPG is slow

Great looking, slim and easy to handle (hmmm, that sounds a bit like my misses, minus the cooking skills of course!) the Sharp AQUOS LC42B20E is a cracking HD set worth every penny and while it might not be class leading, it certainly gets close – but...

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
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 Text (PAT): Yes
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 300 x 300 / VESA 400 x 400


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:50
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: 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
Type of Monitor:LCD