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Sharp LC-XS1 Series LCD TV (52", 65")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Sharp LC-XS1 Series LCD TV (52", 65"). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the color and sound. The usability and design also get good reviews, but many are critical about the reliability and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sharp LC-XS1 Series LCD TV (52", 65") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sharp LC-XS1 Series LCD TV (52", 65") from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People are impressed by the color and design. The sound and usability also get good views, whereas there are some critical comments about the reliability and size.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sharp LC-65XS1U-S 65-Inch 120Hz widescreen 1080p FullHD Aquos Limited Edition LCD TV with External Media Receiver , silverSharp LC-52XS1U-S - 52" Aquos Limited Edition LCD TV with external media receiver - 120Hz - widescreen - 1080p (FullHD) - LED Backlight technology - Sharp LC-65XS1U-S 65-Inch 120Hz widescreen 1080p FullHD Aquos Limited Edition LCD TV with External Media Receiver , silver

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (

Sharp Aquos LC-52XS1U-S LCD HDTV First Impressions Review - Intro


The LC-52XS1U-S is a 54-inch LCD that most people will never be able to afford. The TV is priced at $12,000, which means that, as great as it is, there's really no way it could be adopted by mainstream purchasers. Chances are there's also a few TVs out...

The LC-52XS1U-S is an absurdly attractive TV. It is also absurdly expensive; prohibitively so. It's really a shame too, since if it were priced just a few hundred dollars above most TVs its size, it'd be a great deal. At $12,000, no typical consumer...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Robert Heron (

Sharp Aquos Limited Edition LC-52XS1U-S


An LCD HDTV's ability to produce richly saturated colors largely depends on the quality of its backlight module. LCD backlights continue to improve, transitioning from spectrum-limited fluorescents to wide-gamut varieties. And now, light-emitting...

Excellent picture contrast and HD detail. Energy efficient

Very expensive. Requires professional setup. Overly colorful picture

Sharp's flagship LC-52XS1U-S is like a cool science experiment gone awry.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (

Sharp Aquos LC-52XS1U-S Limited Edition LCD HDTV


Less than two years after I accompanied a group of American journalists on a visit to a new Sharp factory, the company has developed yet another new plant. This one can support an even larger mother glass. On that same visit, we also witnessed examples...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (

Sharp LC-52XS1E review


Sony's £9,000, 52" flagship thinscreen LCD

Gorgeous aesthetics ; Rich, involving pictures with HD and SD

Complicated setup ; Satellite tuner not HD-capable

A perfect synergy of art and science from Sharp

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Sharp Aquos LC-52XS1E 52in RGB-LED LCD TV


Does the Sharp LC-52XS1E produce the best flat TV picture ever? For its price, we should hope so!

Feb, 2011

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Stuff magazine


Sharp's flagship packs an enormous amount of tech into its slim, beautifully finished chassis – but it also costs more than a car. A half-decent one, at that…

One of the very best for picture and sound quality, but only oligarchs can afford it

Jul, 2009

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Sharp LC-52XS1


Elegant and very capable, this is a highly desirable TV that would sell at a lower price. However, at nine grand, it's up against some stiff competition

Superb clarity and contrast ; clean, noiseless backgrounds ; gorgeous design

It costs about five times as much as most same-sized competitors

Product Specifications

The AQUOS Limited Edition series sets a standard for large-screen flat-panel LCD-TVs. With Full HD 1080p resolution, dramatically enhanced black level and an elegant the ultra-thin design, the LC-52XS1U-S produces a breathtaking picture quality that is second to none. The Limited Edition series utilizes the next generation of Sharp's proprietary 10-bit advanced super view/black TFT panel with a dynamic contrast ratio in excess of 1,000,000:1 along with an ultra-high performance RGB-LED backlight for very deep black levels and an unprecedented 150% color gamut. In addition, the Limited Edition series includes the groundbreaking AQUOS Net feature for custom Web-based content through an Ethernet jack, as well as 120Hz fine motion enhanced for the ultimate in fast-motion image processing. All models are HDTVs with a separate AVC system with built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners and include 5 HDMI inputs and 2 HD 1080p component video inputs as well as RS-232C for control. The Limited Edition series features a stunning silver cabinet with detachable speakers. The AVC system connects to the monitor with an included HDMI cable.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Product Line:Sharp



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


120Hz: Yes
Combined with:External media receiver
Diagonal Size:52in/65in
Diagonal Size (cm):132cm/165cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:1000000:1
Enhanced Refresh Rate:120 Hz
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:5
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
LCD Backlight Technology:LED Backlight technology
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Series:Aquos Limited Edition
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:176 degrees

TV Tuner

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