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Sharp LC-XL2E Series LCD TV (42", 46", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 236 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the sound and usability. The value for money and design also get good reviews, whereas the tuner and color get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sharp LC-XL2E Series LCD TV (42", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Sharp LC-XL2E Series LCD TV (42", 46", 52")


alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Sharp LC-XL2E Series LCD TV (42", 46", 52") from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sharp LC-46XL2E - 46" Widescreen 1080P Full HD LCD TV - With 100hz & FreeviewSharp LC-52XL2E - 52" Widescreen 1080P Full HD LCD TV - With 100hz & FreeviewSharp LC-46XL2E - 46" Widescreen 1080P Full HD LCD TV - With 100hz & Freeview

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Sharp LC42XL2E review


An expensive option that doesn't quite perform to the level of its price tag

Very good HD pictures ; Well designed

Too expensive ; Feeble audio ; Not the best SD

Expert review by:

Sharp LC46XL2E


The LC46LX2E might not be quite perfect, but it certainly is a mighty fine HD monitor

Well-connnected ; Bright pictures ; Great HD performance ; Strong black levels

Poor SD performance ; Some motion smearing

Finally in the plus column, colours are vibrant and bright. But, it also has to be said that occasionally colours aren't completely natural in tone: some skin tones end up looking a bit over-ripe


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Sharp LC-46XL2E 46in LCD TV


Sharp's second attempt at 100Hz processing is a vast improvement.

It's pleasingly well connected, too. Three HDMIs lead the charge, all built to the new Deep Color-compatible V1.3 specification, and all capable of receiving 1080p/24fps feeds from the majority of today's Blu-ray players. But also of note are a...

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Sharp Aquos LC46XL2E review


The Sharp Aquos LC46XL2E is an attractive TV with good range of features. Unfortunately, HD picture quality isn't perfect and we think it's a little too expensive compared to other screens in its category

Design ; Remote ; Menus ; Sound quality ; Ease of use ; Freeview quality

HD picture is a little soft ; Colour is hard to set up properly ; Some motion judder ; Expensive

Still, the Sharp doesn't perform as well as we would have liked on HD material, although it is curiously competent with Freeview material. Its slick design and ease of use might well make it a good choice for someone who doesn't have any real interest...

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Sharp LC52XL2E


It's going to take more than this for Sharp to win back ground from the new LCD kings

Full HD specs ; 24fps, 100Hz ; lightweight and slimline

Fails to overcome typical LCD flaws

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Sharp Aquos LC-52XL2E HD LCD TV Review


Our latest Sharp LCD HD TV review features the company's 52-inch, high-end XL2E 1080p model and now means Best4Reviews has completed testing the current range of Sharp's LCD TVs. The question is of course, is it any good?

Easy to use and set up, Excellent picture quality, Great connectivity, Good Remote Control, and volume without distortion

Built-in speakers quite tinny, Picture flicker in isolated high contrast areas during fast action displaying upscaled/standard definition sources

The LC-52XL2E is a cracker, the sheer quality of the picture and the slim-line design and good build are readily apparent.Even though the built-in speakers may leave something to be desired, you’ll probably plug in a separate surround system for full...

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Sharp LC-42XL2E


Unfortunately it doesn't match up to the Philips model in overall performance terms either.

HD images save the day, decent black levels, neat design, 100Hz works pretty well

Standard def performance only average, sound rather weak, a touch expensive all things considered

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Sharp LC-46XL2E


It gets off on the right foot, at least, by looking rather lovely thanks to the way a smoked glass cover has been placed over the normal black bezel. It's well connected too, with three HDMIs, a PC port and a digital audio output among the highlights.

Impressive HD performer, much improved 100Hz, great looker, good connectivity

Numerous standard def problems

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Sharp LC-42XL2E


Excellent all round performer let down by a few minor glitches ..

A fine all round performer frustratingly let down by a few minor glitches.

Qualified Recommendation

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Sharp LC42XL2E Review: 42" Aquos 100Hz HD 1080p LCD TV


With billions invested in R&D and manufacturing plants, Sharp Corporation is one of the primary driving forces behind the success of LCD televisions. So when rivals Samsung, Sony and Toshiba rolled out their latest models featuring true HD 1920x1080...

Exceptional detail and resolution in [Dot by Dot] mode ; 100Hz] doubles motion resolution without significant artifacts ; Good to excellent video processing

Uneven screen uniformity (may be specific to my review sample) ; Red push ; D65 calibration not possible from user menu

Screen unevenness and red push tarnish the Sharp LC42XL2E that otherwise deserves praise for its detail, motion handling and video processing.

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): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): Yes
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
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
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 400 x 400


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 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