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

3.3 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews

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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 Name: Sharp
  • Model Number: 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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Brand Name Sharp
Item Weight 46.3 pounds
Product Dimensions 43.3 x 13.9 x 29.2 inches
Item model number LC46LE700UN
Color Name Black

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3.3 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #271,442 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#2,990 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > LED & LCD TVs
Shipping Weight 56.3 pounds
Date First Available September 14, 2004

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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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.... 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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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) 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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