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Sharp Aquos LC-52LE640U LED LCD HDTV Review

$1,199.00

If you intend to purchase this Sharp for home use, there are a couple of drawbacks we should warn you about.

Introduction

Sharp has nestled comfortably into the niche of providing consumers some of the largest LCD screens on the market. This is a good spot to fill, especially in an America where bigger obviously and always means to better.

We picked up the LC-52LE640U ($1199.99 MSRP), a 52-inch, 1080p, Smart TV from Sharp, the smallest of three models in this series (there are also 60 and 70-inch models). Sending this panel through testing, we wanted to see if the online apps, the 120Hz Fine Motion Enhanced feature, the LED edge-lighting, and the picture quality were up to snuff. We found some notable highlights, but also one or two fatal flaws.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Tour & Design
  4. Connectivity
  5. Performance
  6. Picture Quality
  7. Screen Performance
  8. Audio
  9. Power Consumption
  10. Calibration
  11. Software & Internet
  12. Apps & Internet Features
  13. Software & Interface
  14. Sony Bravia KDL-40EX640 Comparison
  15. Samsung UN46D6000 Comparison
  16. LG 42LV5500 Comparison
  17. Conclusion
  18. Series Comparison
  19. Photo Gallery
  20. Ratings & Specs