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Sharp LC-XD1 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 46", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 442 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and sound. The design and value for money also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the connectivity.

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


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sharp LC-XD1 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 442 reviews)

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Sharp LC-52 XD 1 E


The LC-52 XD 1 E incorporates a receiver for DVB-T via a set-top antenna; This set makes a good impression with style and substance. Sharp uses the huge screen to perfection; The Sharp is indeed sharp - movement is especially crisp, unusually for LCD...

The remote control is a bit awkward, and the menu confuses even technophiles; Too cozy - VGA and YUV share the same input; Unnatural judder on Blu-ray films - 24p format is not accepted

Sharp has produced a tempting piece of kit, both in terms of technology and sheer size. The picture quality cannot be criticized. Negative points are scored only when considering other features, particularly the remote control.

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Sharp LC-37 XD 1 E


Unusually for an LCD, this Sharp offers deep black; Full picture with no cropping - the LC-37 XD 1 E displays full HD pictures without overscan

The menu is confusing, with too many options and small writing; VGA and YUV have to share the same input; The video signal processing produces some distinct picture noise


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Sharp LC-46XD1E


The LC-46XD1E is one of the best-looking 1080p LCDs around

Decent audio quality ; Full HD capability ; Bright and vibrant pictures

Some colours can look over-dominant

Another big leap forward for Sharp comes with the LC-46XD1E's contrast ratio, which rises to a spectacular (by LCD standards) 2,000:1. This is only achieved with the help of a dynamic contrast system, where the light output of the TV's lamp is...

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Sharp LC42XD1E


It looks completely different from previous Sharp efforts, with its sultry curves and designer flourishes

Looks great, Vastly improved black levels, Decent price

No component video input

Couple those stunning pictures the sleek looks, fine features and impressive audio accompaniment, you've got an LCD TV that's well worth £1,300 of anyone's money

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Sharp LC-37XD1E


The elegant gloss black frame with silver trim and neatly-concealed under-screen speakers are attractive

Attractive, Full HD

Lifeless audio, Standard-def pics disappoint

Inconsistent standard-def pictures and sound quality do hamper the LC-37XD1E, but its hi-def performance is good enough to earn our recommendation

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Sharp Aquos LC46XD1E review


A great TV that offers pretty good value for money -- its standard-definition performance makes watching Freeview much more pleasurable than on its big-screen rivals

Picture quality on standard- and high-definition material ; Styling

Sound quality ; Annoying video inputs

The LC46 is due to be replaced soon with a new generation of screens. This means this TVs might be discounted to clear stock, which will make it a very good buy indeed


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Sharp LC42XD1E 42in LCD TV


Sharp joins the 1080p party.

The main thing about the 42XD1E, though, is that its imperfections aren’t really that serious overall – and for the most part they’re also very common across the LCD world as a whole. The 42XD1E’s many strengths, however, are certainly not common. So...

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Sharp Aquos LC37XD1E review


The Sharp Aquos LC37XD1E is a solid performer -- Freeview and standard-definition aren't perfect but its high-definition performance is excellent

Styling ; High-definition picture quality

Freeview picture quality ; Non-standard component video connection

So if you aren't too bothered about 1080p and are likely to end up watching a lot of Freeview, you'll be better off saving a bit of cash and going for something like the Toshiba 32WLT68

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Sharp Aquos LC42XD1E review


Sharp's LC42XD1E is a 1080p-compatible screen built for the latest high-definition DVD players and games consoles, and its image quality is exceptional. People with older AV tech will be restricted by its limited analogue connectivity, but this is a...

Full HD' 1080p specification ; Sublime styling ; Dual HDMI connections ; Outstanding image quality

Limited conventional connectivity

Digital broadcasts from the Freeview tuner are sharply defined and offer fluid movement, although there is some occasional instability with complex backgrounds, and gradations can appear inconsistent. But these are small flaws that shouldn't detract...

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
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Picture (PAP): Yes
Picture and Text (PAT): 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
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Front AV Interface: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: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 200 x 200


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