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Sharp Aquos LC-40D78UN LCD HDTV Review

40 in.

Not the best budget TV we’ve reviewed, but it gets the job done for a reasonable price.

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Connectivity

Input Ports (6.50)

The TV's inputs include:

  • 3 HDMI
  • 2 Component
  • 2 Composite
  • 1 VGA
  • 4 Analog Audio In
  • 1 Digital Audio Out
  • 1 Analog Audio Out
  • 1 RF Input
Connectivity Tour Image 1

There are also a few side-facing ports, namely one set of analog A/V inputs, an HDMI port, and a USB port for photo playback.

Connectivity Tour Image 2

Output Ports (2.00)

The TV has two output ports: an analog audio out and a digital audio out.

Other Connections (0.0)

The TV has no other connectivity options, such as an ethernet port or wifi.

Media (1.00)

The TV has a USB port for firmware updates.

Placement

The TV's port placement is a bit sub-optimal. The ports are grouped in a cluster on the back, with most ports facing backwards and a handful facing sideways. That's a typical layout, but the ports are indented fairly far from the edge of the TV. Additionally, the stand doesn't swivel.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity
  9. Audio & Menus
  10. Multimedia & Internet
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Samsung LN40C630 Comparison
  13. Sony Bravia KDL-40W5100 Comparison
  14. Panasonic Viera TC-P42S1 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
  17. Photo Gallery
  18. Ratings & Specs
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