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Sharp Aquos LC-40E67UN LCD HDTV Review

40 in.

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Audio & Menus

Audio & Menus Summary
{{article.attachments['Sharp-LC-40E67UN-vanity.jpg']}} • Built-in speakers have decent volume, but little bass • Menu interface is awkward and clumsy • Text on menus is small and difficult to read from a distance
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Audio Quality*(3.75)*


There are two 10 watt speakers built into the body of the LC-40E67UN which produced disappointingly,flat sound. To get any decent bass out of them we had to turn on the bass enhancer feature and increase the bass level in the two-channel graphic equalizer. The pseudo-surround sound system that was built into the display was equally disappointing; it didn't add much to the sound and made it sound even thinner and reedier.

 

Menu Interface*(4.0)*


Sharp really needs to work on their menu system; the on-screen menus of the LC-40E67UN are difficult to read and to use. You access the main menu by hitting the menu button, which takes you into a screen with 5 options: Picture, Audio, Power Control, Setup and Option. Most of the commonly used options are on these screens, but some options ( such as the advanced picture features) are on sub-screens). The white text on a blue background is also rather difficult to read, especially from a distance. You move between options with the up and down key, and change the settings with the left and right key. This also means that you have to go back to the top of the list to move between the sections, which can be rather irritating if you pick the wrong one.

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The on-screen menu of the LC-40E67UN

 

Manual*(7.0)*


The LC-40E67UN comes with a very decent printed manual, but there is no quick-start or setup guide.  The manual itself does a decent job of explaining how to wset up and use the TV in both English and French, although some users may be a bit intimidated by the number of options on offer and the rather complex menu structure. You can find the Sharp LC-40E67UN's manual online here.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Vizio VO370M
  14. Vs LG 37LH30
  15. Vs Toshiba Regza 40XV645U
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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