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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 475 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the resolution and design. The sound and value for money also get good comments. There are some negative views about the connectivity.

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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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Consumer review by: review summary for Sharp LC-XD1 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 46", 52")


alaTest has collected and analysed 47 user reviews of Sharp LC-XD1 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 46", 52") from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on

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

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sharp LC42XD1EA - 42" Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD TV - With FreeviewSharp LC46XD1E - 46" Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD TV - With FreeviewSharp LC52XD1E - 52" Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD TV - With Freeview

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Sharp LC-46XD1E review


Sharp re-enters the LCD Big Time with another leap ahead for the manufacturer

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

Some colours can look over-dominant

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Sharp LC42XD1E review


A major statement of intent from Sharp

p>Looks great Vastly improved black levels Decent price</p

p>No component video input</p


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Sharp LC-37XD1E review


Full HD resolution, but with some compromises

p>Attractive Full HD</p

p>Lifeless audio Standard-def pics disappoint</p

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Sharp Aquos LC-52XD1E review


Another big hitter in the LCD corner

p>Plenty of HD bells and whistles Superbly clean and detailed picture</p

p>Black levels still not on plasma levels Some resolution loss on moving images</p

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Sharp Aquos LC52XD1E review


Big, bold and its pictures are often really quite beautiful

p>Lack of noise Black levels are good</p

p>Picture loses contrast if watched from angles High price</p

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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...

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Sharp Aquos LC42XD1E


This Sharp TV is the first in this group test with a full HD pixel count of 1920x1080. So clearly it takes its high definition duties seriously - a fact backed up by the fact that it can map 1920x1080 HD sources directly to its own pixel count, with no...

Full HD resolution, excellent HD picture detail, rich and bright colours

Some motion smearing, hollow blacks, VGA has to be shared for PC and component duties

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 / Yes
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
Processor Cores:Single-Core
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
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:Unknown / 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 Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown
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