A 3D LED TV from Sharp
Sharp is a company that offers the cheapest electronics today. Their new TV, the Sharp LC52LE925UN, is an exception and it supposedly offers impressive quality and overall performance. Does it rise up to expectations? We invite you to find out the answer from our following review.
At first look, the Sharp Aquos LC52LE925UN is an appealing 3D LED TV with a striking and sleek body. It measures 32″ x 50″ x 1.5″ (without stand) / 34″ x 49.5″ x 13.2″ (with stand). The color this device is available in is the usual black. The screen is a 52″ LED one with 1080p, 16:9 aspect ratio and 120Hz aspect ratio. And, because this is a 3D TV, like already mentioned, manufacturers have included two pairs of 3D glasses in the box. The device sports a full glass panel meant to cover the LED panel and show reflections depending on the layout, windows and lighting conditions in a room.
Good overall performance
Overall performance was good, thanks to a lot of contributing factors. First of all, the energy-efficient LED backlighting provided, during the test for this review, great picture contrast instead of usual fluorescent backlights; the effect is further enhanced by the product’s X-Gen LCD panel with AquoMotion 240 and its wide aperture, meaning that every pixel opens wider and allows more light to come through. You won’t have to fear blurs, because the Sharp Aquos LC52LE925UN comes with an integrated blur reduction feature to improve such situations; we were able to watch fast-moving action movies or sports games in the best of viewing conditions.
Excellent image quality
Then there are several settings such as user, auto view, settings and auto view, just to name a view; they all offer excellent image quality with vivid, sharp and bright colors which look like they will burst through the screen. The latter illusion is given by the fact that the TV uses 4 colors in each pixel and adds yellow to the usual blue, red and green. Image quality is further improved with the help of the device’s other picture enhancements.
In the sound department, the Sharp LC52LE925UN sports a fifteen watt subwoofer with Spacious Sound 3D and two ten watt speakers which combined provide good overall sound.
A lot of connections
In terms of connectivity, this 3D TV boasts 2 USB ports, 4 HDMI inputs, 1 composite video input, 1 HD component input, 1 Ethernet port and 1 audio input. We could easily connect to the Internet with the help of the included USB Wi-Fi adapter; this on enabled us, when we tested the device, to connect the TV to our wireless home network without the need to run an Ethernet cable across the room. What’s more, we found it easy to access our Twitter and Facebook accounts thanks to the AQUOS Net web app. And, speaking of applications, we had no problems using them; there were no freezing or lagging whatsoever. The device even provided firmware updates online. And, when we registered for the Sharp Aquos Advantage, the 12-month warranty period extended for 3 more months. What we especially liked about this product: the panel had no backlight bleed, clouding problems or uneven backlighting.
To sum it up this test performed for our review, the Sharp Aquos LC52LE925UN, though expensive, is a great buy.
|Screen Size Class||60”|
|Panel Type||X Gen LCD Panel|
|Pixel Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Audio System||10W + 10W + 15W (Subwoofer)|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio||8,000,000:1|
|Tuning System||ATSC / QAM / NTSC|
|Back-Light System||Edge-Light LED|
|Viewing Angles||176°H / 176°V|
|HDMI Input||4 (24p, x. v. Color, Deep Color)|
|HD Component Input||1|
|RS-232C||9-pin x 1|
|Audio Inputs (L/R)||2|
|PC Input||15-pin D-Sub x 1|
|Composite Video Input (A/V)||1(VLR)|
|Surround Sound||Spacious Sound 3D|
|VESA Mounting Pattern||400mm|
|Power Consumption AC (On Mode*)||TBD|
|Power Source||120V, 60 Hz|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified*||Yes (v 5.1)|
|Limited Warranty*||1 year parts and labour from date of purchase|
|Dimensions (w x h x d) (mm)||TV & Stand: 1260 x 861 x 340|
|TV only: 1260 x 811 x 39|
|Weight ( in kgs)||TV and Stand: 36|
|TV only: 30|