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REVIEW / Sharp Aquos LC-52LE700E

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Vincent Lheur Published on November 4, 2009
Updated on November 4, 2009
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SPECIFICATIONS

  • Screen size 52 inches
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • HD compatibility (1080i/720p) Yes
  • HD Ready certification Yes
  • Brightness 450 cd/m²
  • Contrast ratio 4000 :1
This model is the 52'' version of the 40'' TV that we tested in our labs, the Sharp Aquos LC-40LE700E

Everything we said in the original article holds true--the only thing that's different is the size! 

The only exception is that some manufacturers fit different sized televisions with panels from different sources.  In that case, our comments are only valid for the panel that we originally tested.  Contrast, black levels, colour handling and ghosting are all subject to change from one panel to another.

Manufacturers who do fit the same panel in all of the TVs in a range can expect the same results across the whole range.  The only factor which could be prone to slight variation is the brightness, producing slightly different contrast.  According to our own tests, and assurances from manufacturers, the results of one TV can accurately be applied to others in the range.

PROS

  • Very low energy consumption
  • Good contrast

CONS

  • No rotating stand
  • Ghosting far too visible
  • Image quality drops off at viewing angles above 35-40°
  • On screen menus showing their age

CONCLUSION 3/5

Bringing together a mixture of good and not-so-good elements, the LE700 isn't good enough to make it to the top of our list. However, it still marks a real step forward in terms of energy consumption, where it's the most efficient TV we've ever seen.
3 Sharp Aquos LC-52LE700E Digitalversus 2009-11-04 00:00:00

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