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Sharp AQUOS LC40LE700UN 40-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV

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  • 40" Full HD 1080p HDTV LED-TV with 120Hz Fine Motion Enhanced
  • 10-Bit processing and Crystalucent coating Technology
  • UltraBrilliant LED System
  • 4 HDMI terminals, PC input, RS-232C Input
  • 4ms response time
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Technical Details
Brand NameSharp
Item Weight30.9 pounds
Product Dimensions38 x 12.4 x 26.2 inches
Item model numberLC40LE700UN
Color NameBlack
  
Additional Information
ASINB002BNMPCA
Best Sellers Rank #110,968 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight39 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
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Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004
  
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  • Brand Name: Sharp
  • Model: LC40LE700UN
  • Display Technology: LED-lit
  • Display Size: 40 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

With the introduction of the LC40LE700UN, Sharp combines its legendary AQUOS LCD panel technology with a newly developed, proprietary Full Array LED backlight system to create picture quality that is second to none. The LC40LE700UN illustrates Sharp's LCD technology leadership while also demonstrating its LED engineering advantages. Sharp's Ultra Brilliant LED system illuminates the TV to extremely high brightness and contrast levels and enables significant environmental benefits such as longer life expectancy, no heavy metals and lower power consumption. At the same time, the new XGen LCD Panel utilizes an ingeniously devised pixel design that permits more light to pass through even while minimizing light leakage, with the result being the deepest black levels that AQUOS has ever achieved. Overall, the LC40LE700UN shows that with Sharp, it's not just LED… it's AQUOS LED.

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Customer Reviews

I had to change…He explained because I don't have HD on my Directv the 480 analog picture of my directv is amplified 225% to the 1080 and that is why my picture was blurry. Read more ›
This HDTV is awesome. Power consumption on this tv is very good. Read more ›
The bezel on this TV is narrower than on any other 40" TV on the market right now which allowed us to fit the 40"…The picture quality is great with the LED backlighting. Read more ›
I purchased this television as a Christmas gift for my husband. We used it in our basement den and it had great picture quality. Until about a month ago when the power… Read more ›
Purchased this set in March, 2010. It has an awesome picture, especially after adding the HD through direct tv. It really seems like you can reach in and touch the people. Read more ›
It was either damaged in shipment or not refurbished…My TV has a great picture and this one did too, but the sound was dead with a screen error saying "AMP" ... something. Read more ›
The pre-set factory colors were awful -- yellow is green, people's faces are purple. There are LOTS of settings to adjust, but no matter how I play with the colors, I'm… Read more ›
I still cant believe how much better this TV is than my 2 year old LCD. The LED coloring is excellent and it only uses 75 watts, so it doesn't heat up the whole room. My… Read more ›
The set is not the most beautiful. As for the picture, it was sharp with little blur; the blacks were deep. The colors require a little adjustment for flesh tones, however,… Read more ›
The average person probably wouldn't be bothered by this, but it can be a…Adjusting contrast and brightness helps, but only at the expense of lightening the deep blacks. Read more ›
Today I connect an Oppo BD, and this lcd can handle 1080p/24, and deep color, very good! Read more ›
They made sure everything was in working order, We love the color and sound of our new sharp from Amazon. Read more ›
I have zero complaints or concerns with this set. The price was also fantastic. There have been several sales in the mall and online and I have not seen a better price yet!! Read more ›
Was very easy to set-up and to interface…Aside from a good price for a 40" LED, I was interested in having a set that had many options for connecting different devices. O… Read more ›
It's one of their top rated and I agree. After checking around I found the lowest price at Amazon. com. My Samsung used to get hot quickly and the Aquos doesn't heat up at… Read more ›
Much better than the Sony Bravia. If you are looking for an outstanding LED TV at a great price, look no further. Read more ›
The set is very light, easy to move. All in all, I really like this LED TV, and for the low price - I love it. Another great product from Sharp. Read more ›
I am very satisfied with this unit. I was able to get a very good price for this unit through Amazon. Read more ›
I cant say enough about how great this tv…The new ultra brilliant color display with LED backlighting is superb and ive never seen a more clear cut, sharp, clear tv before. Read more ›
Based on the reviews for this TV and the reputation for excellent picture quality of the Sharp Aquos LCD TVs, I had high expectations. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed. Read more ›
It consumes less power than a plasma so after a few years, the G25 will…Plasmas have more glare than an LCD typically does and I was impressed with this TV's low glare. B… Read more ›
When this tv is on, just consume 95 watts, if i compare with my old sharp 32 lcd, it has a consume of 161 watts. Read more ›
After purchasing a Sharp Aquos 42" LCD last year, and spending quite a bit of time doing research to find that particular set, I found myself wanting a smaller HDTV that I… Read more ›
You easily name the various connections. The remote is easy to understand and can be configured to control the other peripherals. Read more ›
Picture quality is top notch. The set up was a breeze and the remote is simple to understand. The volume quantity is a bit low on some broadcasts and using a supplemental… Read more ›
Im rating 24p 48/50 movies and 60p 100/120 games based on my gtx 280 and blu ray Playback,so imagine the effects of pure video plus nvidia control panal settings of 100%… Read more ›
The auto-contrast function…I love the remote, the button layout is about as close to perfect for me, very intuitive - the backlighting on the remote could be improved. O… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

57 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Bradley R Peek on December 23, 2009
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I wanted LED for four reasons: light weight, low heat, low wattage, and great picture. The 40" Sharp Aquos LED exceeded my expectation for all four. There is absolutely NO heat emitted from the unit. It weighs only 30 pounds. The picture is the BEST I've ever seen in a TV -I'm not kidding here- the BEST. I waited about 6 months to post this feedback, thinking something might go wrong but no problems at all.

My folks bought a 50" Plasma at the same time and they've had a horrible time with heat coming from the TV; seems to heat the whole room (though that would be a nifty option on cold winter nights). Additionally their TV is extremely heavy and not easily moved. Their picture is nowhere near as good as mine.

I believe this TV is underpriced, and a very good deal. I ordered through Amazon, and the delivery & installation was extremely good.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By G. Wilkins on December 9, 2009
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This TV replaced a 32" VIZIO HDTV that I hung on the wall in the far corner of my bedroom last spring and subsequently discovered was too small for viewing at that distance (14'). This Sharp AQUOS is as advertised: sleek, glossy, and energy efficient (75 Watts!) with a beautiful picture.

My Ergotron pivot arm mounting system was sturdy enough to accommodate this under 30 lb. set with no problems. I was even able to install it by myself.

The set has no little lights glowing when it is off so it works well in the bedroom. Setup was very easy with my DirecTV HD receiver and with my off-air antenna cable distribution system for all the local stations. The favorite channel settings require some forethought before entering them, and I didn't find a way to skip/delete unwanted channels except by using the favorites system. The set and picture are highly configurable, but I just use the 'auto' setting for the picture. The blacks are incredible--to my eyes I don't know how they could be improved even though Sharp, wisely I think, avoided the fad of dynamic changes in LED backlight levels with their current LED offerings. This HDTV series is also relatively cheap compared to the competition.

I can't comment on the sound because I use a ZVOX original 315 that I have had for years. I will say however that the audio circuitry is audibly superior to that of the VIZIO 32" it replaced. It doesn't 'pop' when you power the TV down and the AQUOS' sound through the ZVOX seems to include the full audio spectrum of the broadcast program.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By EasyTiger on August 19, 2010
I bought this TV because I wanted two things: a good-quality picture, and the ability to play game consoles without any noticeable lag. This TV does both very well. It has stunning picture quality, and the game mode handles my old 480i XBox console, connected via component inputs, with no noticeable lag.

On the downside picture-wise, I am not 100% satisfied with how the TV reproduces mostly-dark levels. Black is plenty black, but dark gray, dark blue, dark brown, etc. also get "sucked" into black. The average person probably wouldn't be bothered by this, but it can be a little annoying to the discerning eye. Adjusting contrast and brightness helps, but only at the expense of lightening the deep blacks. If you love sharp contrast between dark and light, you'll love this TV. If you're picky and want to see, for example, details in shadows, give this TV a test-run before buying it.

I was quite surprised to see that this TV lacks two of the most basic functions of a TV: it has no clock, and the remote has no program guide button. Obviously, this TV is intended for people who have satellite/cable since those services have programming guides. But over-the-air digital TV also broadcasts program information, and there's no way to access that information on this TV. So if you watch over-the-air TV, you'll still need to have a clock and a TV Guide nearby.

Despite these drawbacks, I'm giving this TV 4 stars because of the excellent picture quality overall, and how well it handles my antiquated game console.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By H. Zalonis on January 12, 2010
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My first impression of this TV was that it looked like a very large computer monitor. It isn't a looker that's for sure, but once you get past that it is a very good TV. It had no dead pixels and all of the functions are easy to use and work as advertised. I also have an older Samsung 40" LCD and this one beats it in image quality by a rather large margin. The set did require some tweaking to improve the picture quality, but was acceptable out of the box.

One caveat is that you can't use the analog PC input at the display's native 1920x1080 resolution, it's quite easy to work around with a DVI to HDMI adapter cable. Not many computers use the old VGA ports these days and I bet analog will not be supported at all on TVs in the near future.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By D. Hollinrake on April 18, 2010
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For the price I paid for this TV, nothing can beat it. This was the best deal I could find for an LED TV back in February 2010. It is lightweight, uses next to nothing for power, and has 4 HDMI ports. Yes it also has an ethernet connection and I did hook it up just to see how it worked. It seems like more of a gimmick than anything really useful for me. Give me Netflix or full web browser then it becomes more useful.
I updated the firmware since I've had this TV as well and had no issues with the update. The latest firmware "improves performance on some digital and analog channels as well as improving performance of 1080i/720p signals input via HDMI" according to Sharp's website. I personally haven't noticed a difference so all I can say is it didn't screw anything up.
I have used the USB port to look at pictures. It works fine, nothing more to really say about that. Once you hit the power button the power LED light will come on letting you know that you have indeed hit the button. The blue chevron shaped light on the front can be disabled in the menus if you really don't like having it on.
The remote has a light button on it but it only illuminates the POWER SAVING, VOL, CH, MUTE, MENU, and FREEZE buttons. One irritating thing about the remote is that some of the buttons are hidden under a cover that flips over at the bottom of the remote.

**Update 18 Feb 2011**

I've had this TV for about a year now and I have had no issues with it. Since setting it up, I haven't used the Ethernet port since playing around with the feature. It is now set up in my new house and mounted on an entertainment center instead of using the stand. It's more than light enough to easily swing it back and forth depending on where I am in the room. Obviously technology has advanced and there are much slimmer LED backlit TV's out there but if you can find this one cheap, I see no reason not to buy it.
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