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Sharp Aquos LC-80LE844U LED TV Review

80 in.

Evidently, size is not the only thing that matters.

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Science Introduction

The Sharp Aquos LC-80LE844U did not have the worst performance results that we have ever seen, but they did not justify the steep asking price. The biggest snags that this Sharp ran into were issues with color accuracy and a poor viewing angle.

Color

The Sharp LC-80LE844U displays a great deal of color temperature error.

The blue area above the perceptible error limit line means that the picture displayed will be on the cooler side. The majority of the chart displays this visible color temperature error, which in the case of the LC-80LE844U, is simply awful. More on how we test color performance.

Contrast

Deep blacks help give this TV a decent contrast ratio.

The Sharp LC-80LE844U's contrast was decent, although it was outperformed by its competition. The black level of 0.08 cd/m2 is good for an LED, although the peak brightness of 194.04 cd/m2 is not that bright. More on how we test contrast.

Viewing Angle

The LC-80LE844U displayed a narrow viewing angle.

This Sharp's total viewing angle of 38° was not the worst that we have seen, but it was easily bested by its competition. Interestingly, out of the three TVs that we compared the LC-80LE844U to, the top performer was a similar Sharp: the LC-60LE847U. More on how we test viewing angle.

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