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Sharp Aquos LC-40E67UN LCD HDTV Review

40 in.

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Motion

Motion Summary
{{article.attachments['Sharp-LC-40E67UN-vanity.jpg']}} • Motion was jerky and glitchy • No problem with displaying a 3:2 pulldown images and 24 frames per second image • Testing done using DisplayMate Software
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Motion Smoothness*(3.75)*


The LC-40E67UN lacks the higher speed motion processing that is becoming commonplace on more expensive displays, and this definitely showed in our motion tests, as video had a jumpy, jerky look, especially with high contrast objects (such as a white edge against a black background), where the edges became blocky and jagged as they moved. More complex objects such as faces also suffered, becoming blurry and hard to distinguish amidst the movement.

 

Motion Artifacting*(4.0)*


We also saw some issues with artifacts, especially on dark grey areas of the screen. Even on still images some grey areas of the screen had an odd moving interference pattern, as if the display was constantly changing its mind about how to process that area of the screen. Some dark colored objects also turned grey and lost color, and we saw an occasional rolling shutter effect, where a solid line turns into a stair step as it moves.

3:2 Pulldown & 24fps*(7.0)*


The LC-40E67UN had no issues in detecting a 3:2 pulldown signal (which is used by many TV companies to give their programs a more film-like look), and the processed video was clean and glitch-free. It also had no problems reading displaying a true 24 frames per second signal outputted by a high-end Blu-ray player.

Compare the Sharp LC-40E67UN to other HDTVs
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Vizio VO370M 37 inches LG 37LH30 37 inches Toshiba Regza 40XV645U 40 inches

 

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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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