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Sharp Aquos LC46D65U 46-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV

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  • 46" HDTV LCD-TV with Full HD 1080p resolution
  • 10,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 5 HDMI¿ inputs (v1.3 with Deep Color)
  • RS-232C Input for control
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Technical Details
Brand NameSharp
Item Weight65.4 pounds
Product Dimensions12.8 x 43.8 x 30 inches
Item model numberLC46D65U
Color NameBlack
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #117,472 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight66 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
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Date First AvailableAugust 13, 2008

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sharp
  • Model: LC46D65U
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 46 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer The D65U AQUOS series provides a superior Full HD 1080p picture with outstanding performance, utilizing Sharp’s proprietary Advanced Super View (ASV) / Black TFT Panel with multi-pixel technology. The Spectral Contrast Engine UD (Ultra Dark) provides high Dynamic Contrast Ratio with enhanced black levels, and a pixel response time of 6 ms, providing stunning picture quality even on fast-moving action scenes. Viewing angles are an impressive 176 degrees, enabling the color reproduction to appear vivid from virtually anywhere in a room.
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The LC-46D65U features includes five HDMI inputs and two HD 1080p component video inputs, and built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners. The HDMI inputs feature version 1.3 with deep color, which adds compatibility with many high-end features such as enhanced colors and audio, and they are compatible with AQUOS Link, which enables convenient control of compatible devices

The D65U models also reflect Sharp’s efforts to be an environmentally advanced company. The series is ENERGY STAR-compliant, with very low power consumption and offers a new "Power Saving Mode" available through the unit’s on-screen display menu, which enables active contrast and active backlight to reduce the energy consumption of the television while in use.

The LC-46D65U is encased within a sleek piano black cabinet with subtle recessed bottom-mounted speakers. The included table stand easily removes for wall mounting applications.

Key Features

  • Full HD 1080p: (1920 x 1080) Resolution for the sharpest picture possible
  • Advanced Super View (ASV) Panel: with multi-pixel technology LCD Panel
  • Spectral Contrast Engine Ultra Dark: for unrivaled deep blacks and delicate contrast management
  • Active Contrast: Dynamic range extension based on advanced real-time picture analysis for a greater sense of depth
  • Active Color: picture processing results in rich color, especially in bright scenes
  • AQUOS Link: enables convenient control of AQUOS Blu-ray Disc Players
  • High Brightness (450 cd/m2): AQUOS LCD TVs are very bright. You can put them virtually anywhere – even near windows, doors or other light sources – and the picture is still vivid
  • Built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC Tuners: provide access to DTV and analog TV channels
  • Seven 1080p Compatible Inputs: including five HDMI (v1.3 with Deep Color1) and two HD Component inputs
  • OPC (Optical Picture Control): automatically adjusts brightness to suit room lighting

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Advanced Super View (ASV) LCD 10-Bit Panel

 10-bit panel
By changing the layout of circuits inside the LCD panel and by reducing the number of parts, Sharp engineers developed the slim-line design which reduces depth by 25%, allowing placement of the D64-series televisions in virtually any setting.

Sharp’s innovative LCD panel technology, Advanced Super View panels provide pure whites, deep blacks and a vivid range of color. The panel provides a dynamic contrast ratio up to 27,000:1 and LCD TV industry leading 4ms response time for true film-like smoothness. A 10-bit panel increases the color capability from more than 16 million colors to more than one billion colors. This means richer color and a more accurate, more brilliant depiction of the world on screen

Full HD 1080P

By dividing each pixel into two sections and developing an advanced driving system, Sharp’s new Multi-Pixel Technology delivers more natural and accurate color reproduction when viewing the screen from virtually any angle. This technology improves extreme-angle viewing by approximately 60 percent.

Full HD, or 1080p, contains 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1.5 times more scanning lines than conventional HD TVs. More scanning lines mean more pixels, more details and a better picture. Sharp’s 1080p panel uses a impressively high-speed liquid crystal to cut response time to 6ms. The fast response time keeps images smooth even in the midst of high-speed motion.


super greenOpened in 2006, the Sharp LCD television plant in Kameyama, Japan, includes one of the world's largest roof-mounted solar electricity installations. All Sharp factories achieved green status according to international recommendations that combine economic efficiency, social-mindedness and environmental conservation.

At the factories, cogeneration and photovoltaic power generation systems supply approximately one-third of the total energy used. Combined with an on-site fuel cell system that converts energy without combustion, Sharp has reduced CO2 emissions by 40 percent per year. It's Sharp's goal that by 2010, the emissions avoided through the use of Sharp's energy-creating and energy-saving products worldwide will equal their annual global emissions.

All Sharp products are designed and manufactured to virtually eliminate lead, mercury and cadmium.


Sharp has incorporated advanced HD connectivity and networking capabilities that expand the HDTV’s functionality. A variety of multimedia devices can be connected to the set through any one of the three Simplay compliant HDMI 1.3 inputs (including one on the side), and the customizable remote lets you control all your CEC-enabled peripherals using just one device.

Connect HD digital devices like disc players, game consoles, and satellite dish components into the 2 rear connections and use the side-mounted input for cameras, camcorders, and laptops. HDMI is the best performing interface for displaying an HD source on an HDTV. With the convenient 15-pin dSub connection, you can connect to your computer system and play your favorite PC games.


  • Screen Size: 46-inch Class (45-63/64” Diagonal)
  • Pixel Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Brightness: 450cd/m2
  • Viewing Angles: 176º H x 176º V
  • Lamp Life: 60,000 hours
  • Audio System: 10W + 10W
  • Tuning System: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Response Time: 6ms
  • HDMI Input: 5 (1080p compatible)
  • HD Component Input: 2 (1080p compatible)
  • PC Input: 15-pin D-sub x 1
  • S-Video Input: 1
  • Composite Video Input: 2
  • RS-232C: 9-pin x 1
  • Audio Inputs (L/R): 3
  • Backlight System: 3-wavelength
  • Cabinet Color: High Gloss Black
  • Table Stand: Included and removable
  • Power Consumption AC: 245W
  • Power Source: 120V, 60 Hz
  • Limited Warranty: 1 year parts and labor from date of purchase
  • Dimensions--TV with Stand and Speakers: 43-53/64 inches x 30-3/64 inches x 12-13/16 inches
  • Dimensions--TV with Speakers only: 43-53/64 inches x 27-47/64 inches x 3-29/32 inches
  • TV Weight with Stand and Speakers: 52.9 lbs.
  • TV Weight with Speakers only: 41.9 lbs.

Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

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With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience. If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.
  • Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5

Product Description

The AQUOS LC46D65U sets a new standard for large-screen flat panel TVs. With Full HD 1080p resolution and an elegant new design, it produces a breathtaking picture quality that is second to none. The LC46D65U utilizes Sharp's proprietary Advanced Super View/Black TFT Panel with Spectral Contrast Engine, providing high Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 6ms response time and wide viewing angles (176¿H x 176¿V). The LC46D65U is HDTV with built-in ATSC / QAM / NTSC tuners and include 5 HDMI¿ inputs, compatible with 1080p signals, and 2 HD 1080p component video inputs. The LC46D65U features a sleek piano black cabinet with subtle recessed bottom-mounted speakers. The included table stand easily removes for wall mounting applications.

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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Inflated Expectations on December 30, 2008
Shazaaam! We went from a 15 year old, 28-inch Hitachi CRT to this puppy and couldn't be happier. Granted, the cheap thrill is less than a week old (Boxing Day special) but the screen speaks for itself. Why didn't we jump at the better rated Samsung or Sony 46 inchers? Price! I honestly can't see that big of a difference -- if any -- in picture quality over the others and they normally cost hundreds more. To calibrate your 46D65U, start with the online CNET review of the LC52D65U and use the recommended settings given in the blog link. Then fine tune the levels as you get better acquainted with the big screen. The banding issue of the older models? Gone. Or at least I haven't seen any bands so far and neither have recent reviewers. I find the remote control very easy to use once you know where everything is and can't believe the reviewers who whine about the remote's size etc. If you don't like the color in a particular show or movie, it's extremely easy to pull the menu down on the screen and quickly adjust things to improve the picture quality.

We set this black beauty up in less than an hour (getting it safely out of the box and onto the stand took most of that time) and have been watching our old DVDs and VHS tapes as a test before purchasing a newfangled Blu-ray player. Sure the old stuff isn't as sharp as a 1080p hi-def source but it was still more than acceptable to our old eyes -- surprisingly so. In fact, I've decided to go with the Toshiba DVR7 DVD/VCR combo player with the upconvert feature so I don't have to abandon my huge pile of old VHS tapes and DVDs. If the DVDs upconvert to a better quality image that's even half close to hi-def we'll be more than happy. The VHS tapes will have to play as they are since they can't be upconverted.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Michael Jacob Petel on December 26, 2008
This TV outperforms all expectations! I had trouble finding reviews for this model and all I learned is that all issues with the previous model, the 4U have been resolved. The has a fantastic look, 5 HDMI connectors, 1080p over Component, the black levels are deep, the power saving modes (standard and Advanced) are amazing. This is one of the greenest TV's! The images are very detailed at 1080p. The 6ms response time feels like even less. Only one complaint I can even think of, but its minor...the remote control is big with tiny buttons...not the best...but you can always replace it. If you find a deal (I paid a thousand Canadian) then you will not regret it. This Tv has no banding issues and vivid color!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Fred Gustavo Korff on November 20, 2008
I absolutely LOVE this t.v. The picture is crystal clear and I have had no problems with it. If you are hesitant about making the move to HDTV and a high-end LCD - don't be! It is worth it and the price is the best out there right now. I am addicted to this TV!

the one con is that the t.v. takes a brief long second to up load...but that is it!!

this t.v. is super sleek, sexy and will be a eye grabber as soon as you walk into the room!!!!!!!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By G. Tanaka on March 30, 2009
The LC-46D65U was fine until 6 weeks after purchase it decided to stop working. In the middle of watching my favorite team the Sharp's picture just shut off. The two green lights on the front indicating OPC and Power began blinking non-stop. I was unable to tell if the LCD was on or off. After pressing the power button I received a high pitched noise from the LCD and then back to nothing again. It is two months old so I contacted Sharp and Best Buy to see what the hell happened to my relatively new Sharp Aquos. Both replied by saying the problem could be a number of things and they had to send out a tech to inspect it. I have found online that this problem is prevalent. I am one among countless individuals who feel that spending $1500 on a non-functioning unit is ridiculous. Even if it can be fixed I am certain I will be in constant worry that this problem will happen again. Don't purchase this product. Buy Samsung or Sony. Sharp has a major quality control issue that has affected too many of its customers and that is unacceptable.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Hollenberg on January 18, 2009
I purchased this tv from Amazon on a Sunday evening and it arrived on Wednesday afternoon by Ceva Logistics. The package was in perfect condition. The television has a very good picture with true colors and the sound quality is pretty respectable when compared to many other flat-panel t.v.'s. This same t.v. is sold at my local Wal-mart, but I was able to get a better price with Amazon, since there was no sales tax. Shipping was free. A signature is required upon delivery because of the value. I would recommend this t.v. for anyone wanting a quality picture on a budget.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chileman on February 3, 2009
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What a beautiful set!!! Sharp has done it again. This is the second Sharp Aquos I've purchased and I'm again completely satisfied with this latest choice. Amazon offered a deal that couldn't be passed up; $999.98, no tax, free shipping with "White Glove," delivery at no extra charge. What a great deal!!!

PROS: The set was ordered on Thursday(1/22/09)and I was notified by Amazon Friday(1/23/09)that it would be shipped by Ceva Logistics and would arrive on Tuesday(2/3/09). Ceva Logistics notified me by phone Monday(1/26/09)to confirm a delivery date of Wednesday(1/28/09)between 1:00 and 4:00pm. Ceva Logistics delivery personnel informed me that they could not set the LC46D65U on its stand (liability issue?) but did remove the set from the carton, plug it in and verify that all worked before asking for the required signatures. Extremely quick shipping and I felt the Ceva Logistics personnel were mostly helpful and quite friendly.

The LC46D65U was easily set up. The manual is extensive but has Quick Reference sections reducing set-up time, adjustment time, etc. Set-up menus within the set are simple to navigate. I personally found factory defaults excellent and have left them in place thus far. Many more ultra-fine settings are available from further within the menus to satisfy even the most critical viewer I would think.

The LC46D65U is physically striking with its piano black outlined screen, piano black stand, and a small light grey speaker panel running below the screen. The sets corners are quite square but I don't find this a distraction as other reviewers have mentioned.

The picture quality is outstanding. My input feed is satellite (no HD package as yet) and DVD.
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