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Sharp LC-SB45 Series LCD TV ( 42",46",52" )

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Sharp LC-SB45 Series LCD TV ( 42",46",52" ). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and size. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the remote control and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sharp LC-SB45 Series LCD TV ( 42",46",52" ) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sharp LC-SB45 Series LCD TV ( 42",46",52" ) from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Reviewers really like the reliability and durability. The usability and price are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the size, while some have doubts about the sound.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sharp LC 42SB45U - 42" LCD TV - widescreen - 1080p (FullHD) - HDTV - black

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (



Excellent picture. We're using this in a conferece room to hook up to computers for presentations. Colors & resolution are excellent. Text is crisp

Box arrived a little abused but the TV was fine

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: btstarcher (

beware of refurbs


I purchased this TV refurbished in April '09, and it worked for just over a month. Then it starting shutting off after a few minutes of viewing; the power LED would blink on and off rapidly. Of course the warranty is only 30 days, so I took it to a...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: john6387 (

outstanding purchase


Received this product, when I got home from work. You talk about timing, the delivery, was on time, and the Driver was very nice. My, brother-in-law, help me set this TV up, and it is of outstanding quality. I would recommend this to anyone. The...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: JoeWhacked (

Very Happy


I have had this set for about a month. I have tested it with HD cable, analog cable, and analog and digital broadcast signals. The picture quality is terrific. Football games in HD look amazing. I was afraid that analog wouldnt look good, but it looks...

Excellent Picture. Lots of inputs - HD, PC, video, component video, and RF inputs. Tuner works well for both digital and analog channels. Analog input looks better than my CRT set. HD input is terrific

Tinny sound

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Firefed (

Great TV


If you are having problems with the speakers call Sharp Technical Service. They are fast, friendly, and extremely helpful.

This TV arrived in very short order. Plays my Blu Rays perfectly. All of the inputs work good. I have made this the display of my Home Theater PC. The VGA connector passes the 1920x1080 resolution w/o any problem. Channel surfing from my HDTV is quick,...

The speakers were crackly and popped right out of the box. I called Sharp and they had a technician replace the main board. He arrived within one week and now the speakers on the TV do not have any problems. They sound rather "tinny" compared to other...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: matguy (

PC input better than expected


Others have mentioned problems with the speakers, but I haven't tried the speakers and likely won't since this is operating as just a video monitor at this point.

Haven't had a chance to use with HD cable, box isn't here yet, nor any "standard" HD components, only PC ; PC input was much better than anticipated. The manual seems to indicate that the VGA input will only support 1400x1050, but it worked well at the...

Feature sticker (marketing label) on front left residue behind when removed. This is a general pet peave of mine when manufacturers use stickers like this when they're only going to be used on the sales floor

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Stanhig (

SHARP 42" 1080p LCD HDTV LC-42SB45U


I am returning this product because of the sound issue. After researching this appears to be a common issue with this model.

Very nice picture. As a matter of fact the picture quality is as good as any I have seen

The speakers have a crackle/pop like static. Very dissappointed in the sound

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Vincent (

Decent for Some Uses


If you do not use this TV for cable and plan to use it more for a Home Theatre PC/Blu-ray movie TV it could be a great buy for you. If this is going to be your main TV and you watch a lot of cable then I would not reccomend it.

Low price for 1080p at this size. Good picture from PC and Blu-ray player. relatively deep black levels, so-so color accuracy

This is a cheaper product than teh Aquos line and has a lower quality LCD panel and less powerful video processing. Also lacks a lot of the menu features and picture tweaking options found on the Aquos line. The picture coming from HDTV Cable can be...

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (

Nice TV


I purchased this TV because it was cheap for the size. The wife also liked all the Aquos commercials, for what that is worth. I really was shocked at how well the picture is and how well the TV performs. My father inlaw has a high end plasma and I like...

Remote is big. Bolt holes on the back are kind of close together if you want to mount this thing

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: dealofurlife (

Great TV!


This is a great TV to watch everyday shows on, but not good enough to invite people over to watch the "big game" on.

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Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

The 42" Class (42-1/64" Diagonal) LC-42SB45UT, with full HD Spec 1080p resolution and an elegant glossy black design, produces superb picture quality. The LC-42SB45UT features high contrast, fast response time and wide viewing angles. The LC-42SB45UT includes built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners, three HDMI inputs, is compatible with 1080p signals and has 2 HD component video inputs. The LC-42SB45UT features a sleek piano black cabinet with subtle, recessed bottom-mounted speakers, and the included table stand easily removes for wall mounting applications.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Product Line:Sharp LC



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:8000:1
HDMI Ports Qty:3
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:176 degrees

TV Tuner

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