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Sharp LC46SB57

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Sharp LC46SB57. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the size and sound are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good views. Many are negative about the reliability and energy efficiency. There are some mixed views about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sharp LC46SB57 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sharp LC46SB57 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People are impressed by the design and usability. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the reliability and remote control, and comments are divided on the size.

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sharp LC 47SB57UT - 47" LCD TV - widescreen - 1080p (FullHD) - blackSHARP 52IN LCD HD TV 1080P 120HZ - LC52SB57UNSharp 52" 720p HD LCD TV - Black (LC52SB57UN)

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (

Sharp LC-46SB57UN LCD HDTV Review - Intro


The LC-46SB57UN is a mid-range LCD HDTV. Its performance results were a mixed bag, with an average contrast ratio, good color performance, and issues with blur and artifacting. The TV also features a 120Hz mode, but we didn't think it made a...

The Sharp LC-46SB57UN is a somewhat expensive 46-inch 1080p HDTV. It also doesn't have a whole lot ot back up the price. It did excel in some tests, such as color representation, but also failed to meet expectations in other tests, such as our motion...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (

Sharp LC-46SB57UN


The LC-46SB57UN is a mid-range LCD HDTV. Its performance results were a mixed bag, with an average contrast ratio, good color performance, and issues with blur and artifacting. The TV also features a 120Hz mode, but we didn't think it made a...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: shomemiss (

Incredible deal!


-For $699, I don't think there's a better deal out there. It's a fairly large TV and great quality as well. If you're on the fence, I hope this review helps convince you that it's definitely worth taking the plunge for.

Great picture ; You can definitely see the 120hz at work ; Price! (Got it at $699) ; Plenty of inputs

Internal speakers (but honestly, if you buy a 46'' tv, you've got to big thinking about an external audio source)

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (



Going to try to return for new tv hopefully this one won't be messed up

What I saw between flickers looked great

Out of the package constant flickering and firmware wouldn't update ; It sounded like a bug zapper and the screen would flicker brighter

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Smooth audio (

Awesome Video


I run Cable TV, Blu Ray & other sources thru a Yamaha RXV-3900. All digital and all analog sources are up res'ed to 1080P with the Yamaha AVR. This produces some of the best looking video cause the 3900 uses a very good ABT video chip. Also use Polk...

1080P is great (specific viewing distance recommended), Blu Ray, Cable TV, PC Games, great. Assignable PC audio HDMI or VGA. With 120 Hz option less blur than most 60 Hz models. It'll also do 60 Hz and 24 Hz if you want. Active contrast, video to film...

None, so far ; All LCD HDTV built in audio speakers and amps could be better, but we all know that, that's why I don't use the HDTV audio. Run an AVR HT set up

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: phrankster (

Excellent HDTV


I just upgraded the firmware on my set using a USB memory card. Drivers are available on Just extract the single file from the ZIP to the USB device and plug it in -- probably requires a FAT32 format to read though. My HDTV purchased from...

This is a very nice HDTV for OTA programming as well as connectivity to my HTPC. The sound is a bit weak as others have mentioned, but no crackling noise -- perhaps the speakers need to be broke-in before cranking the volume

For the price I paid (Black Friday special) I have no complaints

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Derek (

Very nice


As other reviewers have mentioned, when using a PC DVI to HDMI connection, reduce the overscanning on your video card settings to fix the image on the screen. Not that it's a big deal but I don't think an instruction manual was included in my box.

Big, great price during the sale, lots of inputs, relatively thin bezel, 120 Hz, built in speakers are pretty good (mine don't crackle), bright screen, very good viewing angle, colors look good ; Delivered super fast from Newegg. Shipped safely in 2...

Sometimes the automatic brightness feature acts a little strange. It doesn't have enough of a tolerance so it will oscillate between 2 levels. It is possible to shut off the notifications but sometimes it's noticeable that the level is changing anyway...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Atech (

Nice Very Nice


I paid 7bills well worth the dough.. Would I pay 1k+ for this set? NO not worth the advertised price on Newegg

Viewing angels on this display are superb. I sit off to the side viewing this set and it doesn't take from the display at all. The piano black finish makes it look very nice. I love the matte finish on the screen itself for reducing glare from windows....

The power save feature is annoying as well as the dynamic contrast dimming and brightening the screen. Make sure you turn those features off. Speakers are weak but I didn't get any crackling noise like others have. The TV manual is crud its just a...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: menacekop (

Average TV for the average user


-Remote is decent, easy to use and navigate with, but nothing about it will make you want to use it over your current universal or cable/satellite remote. -After some tweaking i was able to get a picture with some really nice rich color, that I am...

Price, when you get it on sale ; Menu is easy to use and navigate ; Easy to setup ; 4 HDMI ports ; Ample customization options available for picture color ; Customizable Input names

Price, when its not on sale ; Bad pixel response time (gray-to-gray/black-to-gray) ; The OPC feature is useless ; PRICE: There is a reason why THIS particular TV is constantly going on sale online and in stores; because thats what its truly worth ;...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Room209 (

Sharp 46" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV LC-46SB57UN


I should have ordered two of these bad boys during the BlackFriday sale instead of just one.

Had this set for about 2 weeks and so far so good. It's huge! Fills up my living room nicely. I like that it has buttons on the right side. Connected WDLive, xbox360 and PS3 via the hdmi. I'm pleased with the picture quality. Even OTA HD channels look...

The only thing wrong, and it's a small nitpick, is the remote. the channel/volume controls are in a weird spot. For me anyway. Also it doesn't feel right in your hand.. Still getting used to it, maybe ; Also I promptly turned off the 120 Hz Fine Motion...

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

The 47" Class LC-47SB57UT, with full HD Spec 1080p resolution and an elegant new glossy black design, produces superb picture quality. The LC-47SB57UT features high contrast, a fast response time and wide viewing angles. The LC-47SB57UT includes built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners, 4 HDMI inputs, is compatible with 1080p signals and has 2 HD Component Video inputs. The LC-47SB57UT features a sleek piano black cabinet with subtle, recessed bottom-mounted speakers, and the included table stand easily removes for wall mounting applications.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Product Line:Sharp LC



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


120Hz: Yes
Diagonal Size:46in/47in/52in
Diagonal Size (cm):117cm/119cm/132cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV/Not certified
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Enhanced Refresh Rate:120 Hz
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:4
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video/Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:176 degrees

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:8-VSB / ATSC / QAM/ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes