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Sharp Aquos LC46SE94U 46-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV

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  • 1920 X 1080 Full HD Resolution- 176 Viewing Angle
  • AQUOSNet Via Ethernet- 4ms Response Time- 120 Hz Frame Rate
  • It includes Inputs
  • 3 HDMI- 2 Component- 1 S-Video- 3 Composite- 1 RF- PC
  • Dimensions (TV Only)
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameSharp
Item Weight80 pounds
Product Dimensions45 x 34 x 16 inches
Item model numberLC-46SE94U
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height26.3 inches
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #300,832 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight150 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableApril 18, 2005
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sharp
  • Model: LC-46SE94U
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 46 inches
  • Height: 26.3 inches
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Product Description

Product Description

Sharp LC-46SE94U 46" 1080p 120Hz Flat-Panel LCD HDTV Enjoy a blazing-fast 4 ms response time and stark27,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio with this 46" flat-panel LCD HDTV. 120Hz Fine Motion Advanced technology brings out high-speed action and ensures that it looks amazing. Features: * Built-In HDTV Tuner: Add HD-capable antenna to receive over-the-air high-definition broadcasts, where available. Optional set-top box required for high-definition cable or satellite programming. * 1080p display provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible from a high-definition source *16:9 widescreen aspect ratio delivers a cinema-style entertainment experience * Advanced Super View/Black TFT panel with multipixel technology delivers sharp, realistic images * x.v. Color for deeper, more vivid colors; enhanced black level * 5-wavelength backlight system widens the color spectrum with deep greens and crimson reds * High brightness (450 cd/m¦) and incredible native contrast (2700:1) and dynamic contrast ratio (27,000:1) for an arresting viewing experience * Wide 176° horizontal and vertical viewing angles make every seat the best in the house * Ultrafast 4 ms response time and 120Hz frame rate conversion for improved fast-motion image processing * Two 15W detachable, bottom-mount speakers for improved audio quality * Ultraslim LCD measures less than 3-3/8" deep; comes with table stand or can be mounted on a wall (with optional mounting kit, not included) * HD component video inputs make it easy to hook up a DVD player and optimize DVD outputfor stunning picture quality * HDMI inputs provide an uncompressed all-digital audio/video link for the highest-quality connection and they support copy-protected HD broadcast content * Inputs:3 HDMI (1 side, 2 rear), 2 HD component video (1 side, 1 rear), 1 S-video, 3 composite video (1 side, 2 rear), 1 PC (RGB D-sub) and 4 audio * AQUOS Link function enables convenient

From the Manufacturer

Manufacturer's Description--July 1, 2008 The "Special Edition" AQUOS SE94 series is designed to offer a premium LCD TV experience, including ground-breaking design, industry-leading picture quality, and custom web-based content to enhance the viewing experience. With a unique "Cornerstone" and Slim-line Design and textured cabinet, the SE94 is truly elegant. The series features Sharp’s 10-bit full-HD Advanced Super View/Black TFT Panel and introduces an astonishing 27,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio for simply amazing picture quality, extraordinary color and the blackest blacks. Through the unit’s Ethernet jack, users have access to AQUOS Net, a revolutionary service providing customized Web-based content as well as real-time customer support. 120Hz frame rate conversion produces the ultimate in fast-motion image processing on LCD TV’s. The SE94s’ recessed bottom-mounted speakers are detachable and the included table stand removes easily for wall-mounting applications. AQUOS LINK enables convenient control of your other devices using just your AQUOS TV remote.

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Key Features

  • side view
    Incredibly thin slim-line design
    New -- DLNA-Compatible: for better interopability with electronics, computers and mobile devices from many different manufacturers (Learn more)
  • New -- Aquos Net (Learn more)
  • 10-Bit Panel offers more colors (Learn more)
  • Full HD 1080p resolution (Learn more)
  • 27,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio with 450 nit brightness
  • 4ms response time
  • Fine Motion Advanced 120 Hz Frame Rate Conversion for smoother fast motion (Learn more)
  • Five-wavelength backlight for incredibly rich color(Learn more)
  • 60,000 hour lamp life
  • 3 HDMI ports: Simplay compliant (Learn more)
  • Cornerstone Design (Learn more)
  • Manufacturing including a solar-powered factory (Learn more)
  • OPC function: Automatically alters brightness to adjust to changing room conditions
  • 3D-Y/C Digital Comb Filter to help eliminate dot crawl and the moiré effect
  • One side-mounted composite video input provides quick access for switching components, with an additional two rear inputs for stationary system accessories.
  • Built-in tuners: ATSC, QAM and NTSC tuners provide access to DTV and analog TV channels.
  • PC input easily turns your TV into a PC monitor via 15-pin dSub.
  • Picture-in-Picture enables convenient simultaneous viewing of TV programs and video or PC sources
  • V-Chip system allows blocking of rated TV and movie programs determined by the parent to contain objectionable content.
  • Trilingual on-screen displays in English, Spanish or French.
  • Auto wall mount compatible:3-dimensional operation via TV’s remote control; no external IR receiver required.
  • Removable table stand included
  • 1 year parts and 1 year labor warranty

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Cornerstone Design

cornerstone designThe SE94 series’ distinguished "Cornerstone" design sets these models apart from the competition, combining a stunning, new textured finish with eye-catching corner accents and detachable bottom speakers to match modern home décors. As with the AQUOS D64 series, the SE94 series features a slim-line design that’s 28% slimmer than the previous generation and 9% lighter. The units also include a detachable table stand for wall mounting flexibility.


When connected to an existing Internet connection through the unit’s Ethernet jack, SE94 users can access AQUOS Net, a revolutionary service that is able to provide customized Web-based content as well as real-time customer support directly on the AQUOS television. Sharp intends that SE94 owners will be able to configure "widgets" to check the local weather forecast, get stock quotes or even follow their favorite comic strip, while watching television, all directly from the TV’s remote control. Sharp is working with Web-based content providers to deliver reliable, constantly updated information.

Through AQUOS Net, consumers will also have access to unparalleled customer support for their television, including the ability to have dedicated Sharp advisors connect remotely to their TV to assist in adjusting the TV’s settings and optimizing picture quality for the best viewing experience. This interactive tool, known as AQUOS Advantage Live, is easily accessible from the AQUOS Net Portal Website. In addition, AQUOS Net provides consumers with instant access to important information about their television. Consumers can find FAQs that explain HDMI, HDTV and other TV technology-related features, as well as view the user manual directly on the AQUOS LCD TV. A "What’s New" page will also be available, outlining exciting new products and news from Sharp.

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.

120Hz Fine Motion

The SE94 Series uses 120Hz Fine Motion Advanced Frame Rate Conversion as a way to help improve picture quality. This increases the display image to 120 frames per second, doubling the conventional 60 frames per second. Sharp uses a unique algorithm to help smooth edges on moving objects such as a swinging baseball bat or a speeding motorcycle. By creating new images and filling the gaps, the motion is smoother and sharper.
120 Hz Fine Motion

Five-Wavelength Backlight

five-color wavelength Sharp vastly improves natural color reproduction with the development of its four-wavelength
backlight system, adding a remarkably vivid crimson red to the palette—and changing the way LCD TV is viewed. The SE94 series takes the technology a step further with a five-wavelength backlight system, adding an even deeper green. The result is more accurate reproduction, especially of nature scenes.

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)

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dlna daisy chain
You already know something about digital living. There’s the TV and digital video recorder in your family room. (And another set in your bedroom.) You have a PC and digital printer in your office, along with a network attached storage device. And you’ve copied all your music onto your portable music player and haven’t had to open a CD case for years. But getting them to talk to each other can be pretty tough. Why is it still so difficult to send digital content from one device to another?

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a collaboration of the world’s leading consumer electronics, PC and mobile companies that has created design guidelines for a new generation of products that can work together — no matter the brand.

Think for a moment about all of the photos locked away on your home PC that you wish you could access while entertaining your friends and family. Now, thanks to DLNA enabled devices, a DLNA-enabled PC can be accessed from the comfort of your living room or family room via a DLNA-enabled HDTV, where you can enjoy your memories with friends and family, without having to deal with the hassle and non-intuitive PC experience.

Or, say you recently downloaded your daughter’s birthday party video from your digital camcorder to your PC. Now you want to share it with your parents who are visiting. Without DLNA, you probably have to burn a DVD of the video or hook up the camcorder to the TV. With DLNA, you can just use your TV’s remote to call up the video on your TV. That’s it.


super green
Opened 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.
All Connections
  • HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface version 1.3): 3 (2 rear/1 side)
  • Ethernet port
  • Component video: 2 (Y, Pb, Pr)
  • S-Video input: 1 side/1 rear
  • A/V inputs: 1 side/1 rear
  • PC Input (D-Sub): 1
  • RF antenna inputs: 2
  • Headphone jack

Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

HDTV Size chart
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

Customer Reviews

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The high-def image looks amazing.
Mrs. Sarah E. Torgersen
Overall I am very happy with this TV and find its faults to be incredibly minor.
Charles Burns
AQOUS Net is a total joke, the web browser is really slow.
Robert Baker

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By James Q. Smith TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 3, 2008
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Consistent high picture quality across all resolutions, but at times consistently over saturated at 480i analog. With available custom user settings, the SE94 allows one to set a custom preset 480i color compensation. All the following were reviewed via Cable TV setting, DVD player or using the [...] test DVD.

color balance
image movement
free of artifacts: jaggies, ghosting, image runs, especially in fast motion video

These are the settings I've tested:
480i via analog TV signal or digital
480p standard DVD output and digital TV
720p Broadcast HD digital
1080i Broadcast HD digital
1080p DVD output upconverting

Sharp's advanced video features are set at default, most are OFF. The test DVD showed a small amount of red color bleed and slight staggering in anti-aliasing tests, but no moire patterns.

I compared the video with input provided by a Sony NS700H/B DVD Player. The video is inferior via composite but there is little difference in images between component and HDMI inputs. I compared audio RCA cables instead of component cables on the component jack and was surprised by a slightly degraded picture, so slight it would not be noticed unless it was compared against HDMI.

HDMI offers some convenience features: it auto selects the HDMI input once signal is detected, and turns off the device automatically once the TV is turned off.


Includes NTSC, ATSC and QAM tuner. The QAM tuner allows access to 'open' digital channels, not advertised by the cable company.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Sarah E. Torgersen on August 12, 2008
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Very good picture. The high-def image looks amazing. I've only had two small problems with it. First, I'll sometimes hear a high-pitched noise when changed from a digital channel to an analog channel. This goes away if I switch back to digital, then to analog again. Second, I've had the picture not display when turning the TV on. To fix this, I turn the TV off, wait for a few minutes, then turn it back on.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Charles Burns on February 2, 2009
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This is among the best quality TVs made in 2008.
There are now sets with better picture quality, such as the Limited Edition series (also from Sharp) which use LED backlighting, but they are quite expensive.
There are many brands of television, but Samsung and Sharp manufacture the vast majority of LCD panels.
Other brands, even big names like Sony, Toshiba, and Pioneer, only buy panels from manufacturers and build electronics around them. Sony, in particular, charges quite a lot for their brand name even though they didn't even make the panel!

Some Sharp panels from past models were known for having a color banding problem. This was endemic in Sharp televisions for a long time, though most peopled did not notice. I am happy to report that this set does not suffer the same problem.

Absolute contrast is 3000:1, 3 times that of most other sets. Dynamic contrast (contrast achieved by adjusting the intensity of the backlight) is 27,000:1, and in practice, the brightness this set can produce is almost over the top. It literally hurts my eyes and lights up the entire living room, though I usually keep it at low settings because I am not into intensely bright screens.

My 46" set uses about 150W of power at 20% backlight -- not bad. It can use just over 300W at full brightness (actual measurement).

The internet service, "Aquos Connect", is fairly worthless. It is slow, takes up screen space (or the whole screen), and has terribly response latency -- if you switch views or turn it on/off, it takes a while to comply. It may be handy for showing weather or stock information occasionally, but you will probably be more likely to walk to a nearby computer or change to an appropriate TV station rather than work with the clunky TV internet interface.
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