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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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Power Consumption

The Sharp LC-40D78UN isn't the cheapest LCD you could have in your home, but we're a bit reticent to say it's expensive. With a backlight level of 200 cd/m2—all you need for an average viewing environment—the TV will cost about $24 per year. The average LCD is about half as expensive, but doubling $1 per month still won't break your bank.

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Here's a chart comparing the Sharp's power consumption costs with a few competing LCD HDTVs.

Power Consumption Chart
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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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