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Sharp AQUOS LC46LE700UN 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV

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  • 46" 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, AQUOS Net, USB Photo Viewer
  • 4ms response time
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Technical Details
Brand NameSharp
Item Weight46.3 pounds
Product Dimensions43.3 x 13.9 x 29.2 inches
Item model numberLC46LE700UN
Color NameBlack
  
Additional Information
ASINB002BNMPCU
Best Sellers Rank #121,211 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight59 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004
  
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  • Brand Name: Sharp
  • Model: LC46LE700UN
  • Display Technology: LED-lit
  • Display Size: 46 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

With the introduction of the LC46LE700UN, 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 LC46LE700UN 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 LC46LE700UN shows that with Sharp, it's not just LED… it's AQUOS LED.

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Great tv. The quality of the image is outstanding. While I do note some cons, for me they are non issues. Read more ›
At first I had a problem with it shutting off all the time on it's own but I soon realized it was due to…Over all the picture is great real crisp on my XBOX 360 and Bluray. Read more ›
Ok, thats out of the way, picture quality is great. Find me for this price a 46" 120hz quality tv. Read more ›
Great picture and off angle viewing. I knew I wanted a TV I do not want to sit directly in front of to see the great picture. This TV exceeds the expectations. Read more ›
I love, love, love the picture quality. It's great for HD cable, and superb for Blu Ray movies. I'm afraid if I hooked a game machine to it I'd become totally addicted. Read more ›
I run my audio through an Onkyo A/V receiver and it rocks. Sharp did a fabulous job in putting a stunning LED hdtv out there for a price much less than its competition. This… Read more ›
This is an excellent T.V, much better than anything else in it's price bracket. The blacks are deep, and the colors vibrant. After calibration, blu-ray movies look… Read more ›
I heard that they have an excellent customer support, I havent used it yet. Look's of the TV with its black display is pretty good. The only disadvantage is that its frame… Read more ›
Rather than having a solid black background and white text chosen by default, you can make the background solid, translucent, or transparent, change its color, and change… Read more ›
No Swivel, a bummer but not a deterrent to this great picture. The deep blacks are more than adequate, and much deeper and pronounced than either the Samsung or Sony models. I… Read more ›
The great deep dark colors start to wash out as you move away from sitting directly in front of it. At about 30º off center the picture is still sharp but the overall color… Read more ›
You can't beat the price and the picture is awesome! Only drawback is the sound which from what i read is a typical problem with flat screens. I strongly recommend buying… Read more ›
The picure on the Aquos was much clearer and sharper (in my mind) than…I also wanted a fully backlit LED LCD screen for the enhanced picture quality and energy savings. Read more ›
I just can't believe how beautiful a Led display can be. Ps3 games look incredible and blu rays jump out of the screen. Read more ›
After months of research, questions, comparing, and…The picture is amazingly crisp and bright, the colors pop off the screen, and the blacks are very good for an LCD-LED. Read more ›
I would highly recommend this TV to anyone who is looking to make the jump…Not only do you get amazing picture quality, but it's cheaper than most LCD-LED sets out there. Read more ›
Currently this is one of the cheapest LED LCD tvs on the market. Read more ›
I LOVE this television. Price was outstanding but I should've waited a week to purchase it because Amazon cut the price even more, making it an even better deal! I give the… Read more ›
We bought this TV about, 9 Months ago from another site at a fantastic price. I could not be happier with it. Read more ›
(For technical info, see the Sharp website -…Picture and options are overwhelming and we are all very happy with: our purchase, the seller, and most of all the great price. Read more ›
It was a deal that I couldn't pass up. I was somewhat concerned with the low price but I have had the HDTV for a few weeks and am very satisfied. I had read all of the… Read more ›
I shopped for months on…Awesome picture, GREAT price, speaker system is a little weak so I can't wait to get the surround sound set up to enhance the Blue Ray movies. S… Read more ›
Amazon had a really good price (about $300 less than the local store) and the white glove delivery was great! Read more ›
I was undecided on another LCD from Sammy or try an LED. Amazon made the decision for me when this Sharp model was suddenly lowered another 270 bucks in my shopping cart. Th… Read more ›
It…The 120Hz mode used here is extrememly efficient and separates anti-blur and de-judder modes, which is especially useful when wanting to watch films in original cadence. Read more ›
I hooked up an amp meter to this set for awhile and ran it through…When the "OPC" is on and power saving mode is in full swing, the 46 in. model showed .34 - .40 amps. W… Read more ›
I bought this Sharp model over their latest version (LC46LE810UN) because the new model is edge lit rather than a back lit LED array, and it has fewer component or S-video… Read more ›
It kept switching…If you're in a basement or another room which has a constant light level, it may be a nice feature, but I thought it was more annoying than useful. An… Read more ›
It has an interesting energy saving switch on the remote which allows you to increase/decrease the brightness level on the…I tend to like the "standard" setting the best. Read more ›
On screen instructions were cake. The picture was better and the sound was great without all of the surround sound stuff. Read more ›
We love this TV, we love that it is a LED and saves energy too. The picture is great, the sound is great, someone mentioned a buzz, we hear no buzz whatsoever. I researched… Read more ›
* Read every review on the Samsung and the most common complaint about them is the sound. Because it's so thin, the speakers are crap, and the sound is horrible. If you are… Read more ›
This is a wonderful television there is only one problem the sound but that could be the operator not the TV. Having said that it is very easy to set up and work, the… Read more ›
There is NO!!, I repeat NO!! flat screen TV with good sound, some are better than others but they are ALL subpar. Buying a flat screen TV and not plugging it into a home… Read more ›
I shopped for months on…Awesome picture, GREAT price, speaker system is a little weak so I can't wait to get the surround sound set up to enhance the Blue Ray movies. S… Read more ›
Soun…On first setup, which was very easy with Sharp's instructions, we noticed that lower resolution channels were going to a weird form of black-and-white instead of color. Read more ›
Great Color. Super easy to set up. Very easy to change input. Read more ›
Having said that it is very easy to set up and work, the clarity is excellent best TV in the house which means that everyone wants to watch it even though there is another… Read more ›
I prefer less. However, the material quality is good. The stand to TV attachment point could be a bit tighter. Read more ›
The TV is as good as it gets... I have a problem with the cabinet finish. The popular "High Gloss Piano Black" finish is not practical. Read more ›
Sound from the unit is not impressive, but I hooked up a 35W sound bar & now it sounds great. The menu is laid out logically - easy to use. The TV defaults to using a… Read more ›
The remote, uninspiring, works well. Lots of HDMI ports and on-screen menus are clear and easy to use. Lots of adjustments can be made with picture quality. Read more ›
will seem darker than normal but if you like a…I have left the factory settings and the optical ambient light-sensor works well but can be adjusted or shut-off. Read more ›
Piano black finish will scratch, so use a swiffer duster on it! The remote, uninspiring, works well. Lots of HDMI ports and on-screen menus are clear and easy to use. Read more ›

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173 of 176 people found the following review helpful By D. Held on September 1, 2009
Currently this is one of the cheapest LED LCD tvs on the market.

Why is it so cheap? Sharp skipped out on a few features that that add a lot to the price without adding a lot to the quality.

1) No sub-dimming.
Many LED tvs support dimming some of the LEDs to get blacker blacks. While this sounds great in theory, the problem is currently the resolution of the LED array is much lower than of the LCD array. This means that the dimming can't perfectly match the image so you'll sometimes see edges glowing. I'm happier without this feature as the lighting is consistent.

2) Not 240hz.
The input is 60hz (at best) which can then be extrapolated into 120hz (which this tv does). Going up to 240hz makes it more likely that the interpolations will guess wrong and offers little benefit in terms of noticeable difference.

3) Not super thin.
Some LED tvs are ridiculously thin. While uber-thin tvs look nice hanging on a wall, it adds a lot to the price tag. It also means less space for inputs. This TV has a great form-factor and looks amazing. I doubt you'll ever notice how thin your TV is after buying it.

On the other hand, Sharp didn't skimp on the LED panel, using full-array backlighting. This gives more consistent brightness than perimeter LEDs.
My one small complaint is that it takes a bit longer to switch inputs and turn on than I'd like.

Overall, I highly recommend this tv. The picture quality is superb. When I went to a retail store to compare it to non-LED tvs I could see a world of difference. The contrast is amazing with deep blacks and the colour is very vivid. It even works great as a 1920x1080 monitor for my mac mini using a DVI to HDMI adapter.

* Update: I'm not sure how I never realized it before, but it actually takes about 10 seconds to turn on the TV from fully off. I don't mind too much, but if you will this is not the TV for you.
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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Sparty on September 17, 2009
.... is the best word to describe this TV. After months of research, questions, comparing, and price shopping, I truly feel like I got the best bang for my buck with this TV. The picture is amazingly crisp and bright, the colors pop off the screen, and the blacks are very good for an LCD-LED. One of the main questions I had was the 120Hz vs. the 240Hz, and if that really made a big difference. After talking with countless reps and reading/watching reviews online it was pretty clear that even these "experts" were having a hard time noticing any major difference. If they did see a difference, it was minimal at best. To each their own though. Each of our brains process images differently, so some people might notice a difference. I could not see any major difference, so it was not worth paying the $400 more for the 240Hz.

For me, it came down to this TV vs. the Samsung UN46B7000. Here is why I decided to go with the Sharp......

* Comparing them side by side the picture/colors were better on the Sharp. Period.
* With the full backlit LEDs vs. the edge lighting on the Samsung, the Sharp's screen was brighter.
* Sure the Samsung is much slimmer coming in at just under an inch and a half, but you don't buy a TV to look at it from the side. I have mine mounted on the wall, and it only sticks out 4 inches. Really what you have to decide is what you prefer.... asthetics of the TV vs. picture quality.
* Read every review on the Samsung and the most common complaint about them is the sound. Because it's so thin, the speakers are crap, and the sound is horrible. If you are seriously looking at a Samsung, go into the store and have the rep turn off the surround sound and turn up the TV's speakers. You'll understand what I'm talking about.
* And the #1 reason??........
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By David M. Lindahl on April 14, 2010
I am a professional analyst and before buying anything major I research it to the nth degree. When I started looking for a 46-inch hdtv for my new sunroom. I assumed I would end up with a Samsung or Sony or maybe a Toshiba. After reading about their shortcomings (the Samsungs have a problem with corner-flashing with the edge-lighting and the Sony, especially the V-series, had a host of issues including reliability and poor color balancing--too red), I started looking at their competitors. When I saw the Sharp in a row of other sets, it immediately caught my attention. The picture just seemed to "pop" out of the set. It just seemed so much more realistic and vivid and "lifelike." The more I looked into it, I understood why. It is an LED set, like the Sony and Samsung, but uses a different lighting approach that does not introduce the errors that are common to the others. The Sharp also had something that none of the others have...the Quattron technology. It is the only one that adds another color (yellow) to the standard red-blue-green mix. It may not sound like much, but it makes all the difference in the world. This set makes me smile every time I watch it. The room in which I placed it has a fair amount of ambient light, but the Sharp does fine there day or night. It may not be as thin as the Sammie but that is more of a gimmick than anything. I have my set mounted on a swing arm and actually prefer the more solid feel of the Sharp. As has been pointed out earlier, the 120hz is all you need for motion control. Any more than that introduces (on other sets) artifacts that are distracting. The sound is not the best (although it is as good as most)...how much performance do you expect from tiny speakers? I run my audio through an Onkyo A/V receiver and it rocks.Read more ›
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