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Sharp Aquos LC-40E67UN LCD HDTV Review

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Vs Vizio VO370M

Vizio VO370M Comparison Summary
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Value Comparison Summary


Both displays are similar in the specs they offer: they are both 1080p screens that don't include many fancy media functions. They are both well procved, though. The Sharp is a bit more expensive than the Vizio, but it is also larger, at 40 inches against the 37 of the VO370M. Whether these extra 3 inches is worth the extra $150 or not depends on the size of your living room.

  Comparison Specifications
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  Sharp LC-40E67UN Vizio VO370M
Size 40 inches   37 inches
Price $749 $600
Type LCD LCD
Format 1080p 1080p
Other None None

Blacks & Whites


Both displays have their pluses and minuses here: the Sharp had significantly better blacks, while the Vizio had brighter whites. But in terms of the range between the two, the Sharp is the winner. So the Sharp is the winner, unless you are looking for a display that can hold its own in a brightly lit room, in which case the Vizio is the one to go for.

Blacks & Whites Comparison Chart
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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: Black Level: 8.00 Peak Brightness: 7.20 Contrast: 7.38 Vizio VO370M Score: Black Level: 5.28 Peak Brightness: 8.74 Contrast: 5.98

 

Color Accuracy


Both displays had good performance in our tests of color accuracy and performance; both had consistent whites and  resonably smooth RGB responses/ Both also had errors in their color gamuts, but both had a broadly similar range of errors.

Color Temperature Comparison
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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 9.22
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Vizio VO370M Score: 9.63

 

RGB Comparison

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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 8.80

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Vizio VO370M Score: 8.24

 

Color Gamut Comparison
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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 5.29
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Vizio VO370M Score: 5.46

 

Motion


Neither display did particularly well in our motion test, with both displays having issues of jerky, juddery motion and odd glitches that detracted from the quality of the image. Neither display uses the faster image processing of their more expensive cousins, and it shows.

  Motion Scores
  Sharp LC-40E67UN Vizio VO370M
Motion Smoothness 4.5 3.25
Motion Artifacting 4.5 3.13

 

Viewing Effects


You could call a weak viewing angle 'the curse of the cheap HDTV', and neither the Sharp or the Vizio would disagree: both had weak viewing angles. For the Sharp, the contrast ratio fell by 50% at just 17 degrees off axis. The Vizio was slightly better, but both did poorly here; neither would be suitable for larger families or for office displays.

Viewing Angle Comparison
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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 2.21 Vizio VO370M Score: 2.84

 

Connectivity


Both displays are well connected in terms of inputs; they have plenty of HDMI and other analog video inputs, plus accompanying analog audio inputs. Both should provide a sufficient number of inputs to connect the range of devices in the typical living room.

  Connectivity Comparison
  Sharp LC-40E67UN Vizio VO370M
HDMI 4 3
Component 2 2
Composite 2 2
S-Video 1 1
VGA 1 1
Analog Audio In 3 3
Digital Audio Out 1 1
Analog Audio Out 1 1
LAN 0 0
USB 0 0
Memory Card 0 0
Other 0 0
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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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