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Sharp LC-LE820 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52", 60")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the usability and color are overall positive. The design and sound are also appreciated. The connectivity and value for money get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sharp LC-LE820 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52", 60") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sharp LC-LE820 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52", 60")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sharp LC-LE820 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52", 60") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SHARP LC-52LE820UN AQUOS 52 Inch 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTVLC-40LE820UN 40" 1080p 1920 x 1080 5000000:1 Wirescreen LED TVSharp 46" Aquos LED HDTV, 1080p, 120

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Sharp LC-46LE820UN 46-Inch LCD Tv

 

(Editor's note: This review of the Sharp 820UN series is based on our hands-on testing and evaluation of the 52-inch 52LE820UN. According to the manufacturer, the image quality and features should be equivalent for each TV in this model line.)

Decent image quality ; Energy-efficient set ; Above-average audio ; Good documentation

Pricey for its screen size and feature set ; User interface feels cluttered ; Odd port placement

The Sharp Aquos 820UN Series offers good image quality, above-average audio, and energy efficiency, but its Internet and other features aren't the greatest, its design has serious shortcomings, and it is pricey for its screen-size class.

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Sharp LC-52LE820UN 52-Inch LCD TV

 

Sharp has been touting its Quattron quad-pixel technology (which adds yellow pixels to the usual red/blue/green array), so we were eager to see how its image quality would fare in our juried tests of the Aquos LC-52LE820UN, a 52-inch, LED-backlit LCD...

Good documentation ; Above-average audio ; Energy-efficient set ; Decent image quality

Pricey for its screen size and feature set ; Odd port placement ; User interface feels cluttered

The Sharp Aquos LC-52LE820UN offers good image quality, above-average audio, and energy efficiency, but its Internet and other features aren't the greatest, its design has serious shortcomings, and it is pricey for its screen-size class.

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Sharp LC-52LE820UN

 

Sharp LE820UN series information: This review of the Sharp LC-52LE820UN is based on our hands-on experience with the 46-inch LC-46LE820UN. The observations made here also apply to the 40-inch LC-40LE820UN and the 60-inch LC-60LE820UN. According to...

Excellent video quality ; Good onscreen menu system ; Low energy use ; Netflix capability

Relatively expensive ; No Wi-Fi connectivity or SD card slot ; Remote should be better ; Sound system just O.K

Sharp's LED-backlit Quattron LC-52LE820UN takes its place among the best LCD televisions we've ever tested, with superior black levels, contrast and hyper-accurate colors.

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Sharp Aquos LC-52LE820UN (Quattron)

 

Unique, attractive design. Clean HD and SD performance. Bright colors. Energy efficient

Expensive. Narrow viewing angles. Fewer Web apps than the competition. Unsteady stand

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Review: Sharp LC-46LE820UN 46-Inch LCD TV

 

The Sharp Aquos 820UN Series offers good image quality, above-average audio, and energy efficiency, but its Internet and other features aren't the greatest, its design has serious shortcomings, and it is pricey for its screen-size class.

Sharp has been touting its Quattron quad-pixel technology (which adds yellow pixels to the usual red/blue/green array), so we were eager to see how its image quality would fare in our juried tests of the Sharp Aquos 820UN Series, a 52-inch, LED-backlit...

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Sharp LC-46LE820UN LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

 

Quattron is the name that Sharp has given to its new four-color technology, which adds yellow to the standard red/green/blue filter. The LE820 Series is one of three new lines that employ the technology. The 46-inch LC-46LE820UN also sports 120Hz...

Sharp's new quad-pixel technology adds yellow to the standard RGB filter ; This TV has a 1080p resolution and will accept 24p sources via its HDMI inputs ; Fine Motion Enhanced 120Hz technology effectively reduces motion blur ; LCDs can be very bright,...

Edge-lit LED-based LCD TVs can suffer from brightness-uniformity issues, and their black levels are generally not as deep as you'll find with the better full-array LED-based TVs with local dimming ; LCD viewing angles are not as good you'll find with a...

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Sharp AQUOS Quattron LC-52LE820M LED TV - HardwareZone.com

 

Sharp's latest AQUOS Quattron LE820M model is a Full-HD installation which features a yellow subpixel on top of the existing RGB color filters. The LE820M also comes with Edge-LED backlights and Sharp's X-Gen panel with U2VA technology for a higher...

Sophisticated design; Excellent standard definition handling; Rich and accurate colors

Slightly uneven backlights; Expensive

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Sharp LC52LE820X LED television

 

The Sharp LC52LE820X is a 52in, LED-backlit LCD television that uses Sharp's Quattron technology.

Excellent black levels and contrast levels

The extra yellow sub-pixel makes some colours look unnatural, reflective panel, no IPTV via Ethernet, no 3D support

The Sharp Quattron LC52LE820X is a great TV when it comes to contrast, black levels and displaying fine image detail, but its colour needs some tweaking. We're disappointed by its lack of extra features like 3D and IPTV, though.

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Sharp Aquos LE820 (LC-46LE820E) review

 

We like the Sharp Aquos LC-46LE820E. It's impressively styled and, once you've tweaked the picture settings to within an inch of their life, you can get a very good picture. Its media-playback functionality is a welcome bonus too. But this feature has...

Funky styling ; Slim and stylish remote control ; Good standard- and high-definition picture quality ; Lovely, clear sound

Shoddy picture presets will depress and demoralise you ; Expensive ; No Freeview HD tuner

For around £1,400, the LC-46LE820E isn't all that much of a bargain. If you like the sound of this TV, then we'd say it's a good buy, but you might want to wait a few months for the price to drop slightly

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Sharp Quattron LC46LE820X

 

While there's a lot to like about the Sharp Quattron LC46LE820X, the colour palette afforded by the addition of a yellow pixel is more neon than natural.

Punchy, vivid images ; Four HDMI ports with ARC ; Modern styling

but "me-too" looking ; Unnatural colours ; Quite reflective

Even so, we'd suggest users look instead to less hyperactive technologies from the likes of Panasonic (in the case of plasma) and Sony (for LCD). You will probably end up paying more but the resulting picture will be entirely more pleasing.

Product Specifications

With the introduction of the LC-46LE820UN, Sharp once again demonstrates its leadership in LCD and LED technology. In a monumental engineering breakthrough, Sharp's proprietary Quad Pixel Technology, a 4-color filter that adds yellow to the traditional RGB, enabling many colors to be displayed for the first time on a TV. The proprietary AQUOS LED LCD system comprised of the X-Gen LCD panel and UltraBrilliant LEDs enables an incredible dynamic contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 and picture quality that is second to none. The LC-46LE820UN is fully featured, including the addition of Netflix streaming video capability through the AQUOS Net service, along with the industry's leading online support system, AQUOS Advantage Live. A built-in media player allows for playback of music and photos via the USB port.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:Subwoofer / 2 speakers

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.6in/13.1in/13.2in
Height:25.9in/30.9in/33.9in
Weight:39.7lbs/66.1lbs/79.4lbs
Width:39.1in/44.5in/49.6in

DVD

Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Sharp
Model:40LE820UN/46LE820UN/52LE820UN
Product Line:Sharp LC

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

120Hz: Yes
Brightness:450cd/m2
Diagonal Size:40in/46in/52in
Diagonal Size (cm):102cm/117cm/132cm
Digital Television Certification:Not certified
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:5000000:1
Enhanced Refresh Rate:120 Hz
HDMI Ports Qty:4
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
LCD Backlight Technology:Edge-LED Backlight technology
LED Backlight Type:Edge-lit
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Series:Aquos
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI/Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:176 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
TV Tuner Presence: Yes