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Sharp LC-42XD1E

Sharp LC-42XD1E
alaScore 88

210 reviews

Dec, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 reviews of Sharp LC-42XD1E. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sharp LC-42XD1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Sharp LC-42XD1E from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on

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Dec, 2020


Expert review by : John Archer (

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...

Jun, 2007

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Sharp LC-42XD1E review


A major statement of intent from Sharp

Looks great ; Vastly improved black levels ; Decent price

No component video input

This 42in Full HD LCD TV sees the acclaimed flatscreen manufacturer step up its game in emphatic fashion

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : John Archer (

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

Jul, 2007

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Sharp LC-42XD1E


Most manufacturers' new ranges of TVs seem like simply a gentle progression from what they've produced before. But on the evidence of the LC-42XD1E, Sharp's new LCD range is more like a full-blown revolution

Astounding HD sharpness, Vibrant colours, Great price

No component video input, Some standard-def MPEG artefacts

A superb LCD TV at a price that's hard to ignore

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Vincent Teoh (

Sharp LC42XD1E Review - 42" Aquos Full HD 1080p LCD TV


Launched in October 2006 to much fanfare, Sharp's XD1E is the latest addition to their very respectable Aquos range of LCD TVs in the United Kingdom. Consumers have 4 choices when it comes to screen size: the 37" & 42" versions with 3-wave backlight;...

Fantastic black level ; Desirable near-D65 greyscale easily achieved using "Low" colour temperature preset ; Accurate primary colour points ; Incredible detail from 1920x1080 resolution and 1:1 mapping without overscan ; Tint control and RGB colour...

Noisy picture unless fed with the most pristine of signals ; Limited viewing angle... less than 60° in our case ; Electronic buzz (even in standby) and low-pitched hum ; Uneven backlight may affect picture quality (though not in our case) ; Red push...

With an online price tag of around £1100, the Sharp LC42XD1E represents excellent value for money... with a few caveats:

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : John Archer (

Sharp LC-42XD1E


It certainly looks the part, with a smart gloss black bezel combining a treat with a 'wavy line' of silver speakers along the bottom. It's got two HDMIs too, but oddly no dedicated component video input. Instead you must use a provided adaptor to get...

Superb picture quality, lush design, bags of features, and great value

PC and component sources have to share a connection, you can mess pictures up if you don't take care

Feb, 2007

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Excellent, in this price range def one of the best sets around.

Excellent Pictue, good looks, and can be picked up for around 700 quid.

Speakers and a bit weak and lack bass, but your probably going to hook it up to a surround sound system anyway?

Jan, 2008

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Sharp Aquos LC42XD1E


An excellent blend of features with very good picture and sound, incredible picture when matched to an HDDVD player.

Only two HDMI, and occasional unnatural skintones against light or brightly lit backgrounds in SDTV

Jan, 2008

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Sharp Aquos LC42XD1E


When I first got the TV I was suprised at how much the picture was improved for regular TV and movies. For the first month or so it almost ruined my TV watching because I could see more detail and this made the sets and camera work look cheap. Highly...

The remote is a bit complicated. We mostly use the Sky remote when watching TV.

Jan, 2008

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Sharp Aquos LC42XD1E




Jan, 2008