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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 reviews of Sharp LC-XL2E Series LCD TV (42", 46", 52"). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the usability and price are generally positive. The sound and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the tuner, and there are some mixed opinions about the durability.

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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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sharp LC-XL2E Series LCD TV (42", 46", 52")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sharp LC-XL2E Series LCD TV (42", 46", 52") from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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-46XL2E - 46" Widescreen 1080P Full HD LCD TV - With 100hz & Freeview

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Televisions.com (televisions.com)

Sharp LC-52 XL 2 E

 

The television picture lacks clarity when playing back high-speed motion content., Channel changing is somewhat slow and the controller is sluggish

This television impresses with its huge screen and broad contrast range. However, for the ultimate home-cinema experience, the set lacks motion clarity and viewing angle independence. Gargantuan 52" screens are simply impressive. The lack of screen...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

Sharp LC-42XL2E 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

Despite this TV's hi-def talents, it's not a good enough all-rounder to justify its hefty price

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sharp Aquos LC-42XL2E 42in LCD TV

 

If you're in the market for a pretty-looking HD television, the 42XL2E is worth checking out.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

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

Expert review by: Doug Harman (best4reviews.com)

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...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: John Archer (avreview.co.uk)

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

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: John Archer (avreview.co.uk)

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

May, 2008

Expert review by: HDTVorg.co.uk (hdtvorg.co.uk)

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.

Jan, 2008

Qualified Recommendation

Expert review by: Vincent Teoh (hdtvtest.co.uk)

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.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: TheNemo (play.com)

Seeing Is Believing.......

 

I have had this item for 6 weeks and its awesome, I play my Xbox 360 on it almost every day and Its stunning. The graphics, the sound, the game play, the lack of lapse in update of the picture ( didn't know I had this on my LCD before I got this TV )...

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:NICAM+A2-Stereo-Decoder/Virtual Dolby/Surround / SRS TruSurroundXT
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:30
Sound enhancement technology:NICAM+A2-Stereo-Decoder/Virtual Dolby/Surround

Certificates

Plug and Play: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1
Display brightness:450
Display Diagonal:42 / 46 / 52
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / HD
Response Time:4
Viewable size diagonal:42.1 / 45.7
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):222 / 253 / 275 / 317

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Picture-in-Picture:No / Yes

Other Features

Display:LCD
Power Requirements:AC 220 - 240 V, 50 Hz / AC 220V-240V, 50Hz
Weight:75

Performance

Child lock: Yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF):60000
Teletext:2000
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 3
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RGB ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):222 / 253 / 275 / 317

TV Tuner

Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.74 / 3.77
Depth (with stand):12 / 12.8
Height:25.4 / 27.5 / 30.5
Height (with stand):27.9 / 29.9 / 32.9
Weight:58.4 / 59.5 / 67.2 / 75
Weight with stand:63.9
Width:39.5 / 43.3 / 48.7
Width (with stand):39.5 / 43.3 / 48.7