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Sharp Aquos LC-40E67UN LCD HDTV Review

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Vs LG 37LH30

LG 37LH30 Summary
{{article.attachments['Sharp-LC-40E67UN-vanity.jpg']}} • The Sharp is the larger, but also more expensive display • The Sharp has deeper blacks, but the LG has brighter whites • Both displays produced poor motion
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Value Comparison Summary


the LG is the cheaper HDTV, but it is also the smaller one; at 37 inches. The Sharp is a 40-inch model, so it provides more screen real estate. However, in other respects, both HDTVs are similar; they are both LCD screens that run at the full 1080p resolution.

  Comparison Specifications
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  Sharp LC-40E67UN LG 37LH30
Size 40 inches 37 inches
Price $749 $678
Type LCD LCD
Format 1080p 1080p
Other None None

Blacks & Whites


the Sharp has the advantages in our tests that look at blacks, but the LG was the brighter screen. But the distance between the blacks and whites on both displays wasn't that different; the Sharp had a slightly wider contrast ratio, but not by that much.

Blacks & Whites Comparison Chart
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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: Black Level: 8.00 Peak Brightness: 7.20 Contrast: 7.38 LG 37LH30 Score: Black Level: 5.47 Peak Brightness: 8.79 Contrast: 6.14

 

Color Accuracy


The Sharp performed slightly better in our tests that look at color accuracy; it had slightly more consistent whites and slightly smoother RGB response curves. But there was not that much difference between the two; neither produced results that indicated any major problems.

Color Temperature Comparison
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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 9.22
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LG 37LH30 Score: 8.52

 

RGB Comparison

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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 8.8

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LG 37LH30 Score: 7.94

 

Color Gamut Comparison
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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 5.29
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LG 37LH30 Score: 6.17

 

Motion


Neither display produced particularly good motion; both had jerky, glitch motion where the fine details of the image got lost when things moved on the screen. This is no surprise as both screens lack the faster motion processing of their more expensive cousins.

  Motion Scores
  Sharp LC-40E67UN LG 37LH30
Motion Smoothness 4.50 3.25
Motion Artifacting 4.50 3.13

Viewing Effects


Both displays also had poor viewing angles, with the contrast between black and white quickly falling off as you move away from right in front of the display. This is the same on most cheap LCDs, though, so it is no big surprise. But it does mean that neither display would be a good pick for an office display.

Viewing Angle Comparison
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Sharp LC-40E67UN Score: 2.21 LG 37LH30 Score: 3.84

Connectivity


Both displays have a decent set of inputs that would allow for connecting a variety of high def devices, such as cable boxes, game consoles, etc without having to swap cables over. Both also include some ports on the side of the case so you can easily connect and disconnect devices such as camcorders or digital cameras.

  Connectivity Comparison
  Sharp LC-40E67UN LG 37LH30
HDMI 4 3
Component 2 1
Composite 2 2
S-Video 1 0
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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