Sharp LC46LE700E LED TV Review

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The world of televisions is an ever-changing race between many competing manufacturers, technologies and designs that it is very hard to keep track of.
For the average consumer, who buys a new TV only once in a while, so doesn’t necessarily keep track of all the changes and upgrades since they last bought a TV, the plethora of offerings can be most confusing.

However, if you are looking for a good TV that has the most up to date technology incorporated into it, then the Sharp LC46LE700E LED TV could be the one for you.

46 inch 1080p LED TV with 4 HDMI and USB

Before we talk about what’s particularly new and exciting about the Sharp LC46LE700E LED TV, let’s start with the basics.
The excellent 46-inch screen, which is a good size for large living rooms and home cinemas, is, of course, Full HD with 1080p resolution. That’s the best resolution currently available and ideal if you have a Blu-Ray player or an HD gaming console.

In addition, the Sharp LC46LE700E LED TV also has 100Hz technology and a 4ms response rate, which recreates high speed images in a natural way to reduce motion blur. This makes it the ideal set for watching fast-moving sporting events and action films.

On the practical side, it has 4 HDMI ports for connecting all those HD peripherals as well as USB input for JPG and MP3 playback. In short, it is a good all-round HDTV.

Backlighting LEDs for Superior Blacks

With that out of the way, let’s consider what makes the Sharp LC46LE700E TV truly special. This begins with the new backlight LED TV technology.
Now, normally in an LCD TV the backlight is a fluorescent light, called a cold cathode fluorescent lamp, or CCFL for short.
In the Sharp LC46LE700E LED TV, it is not.
Instead it is an array of hundreds of LEDs (light emitting diodes) that cover the whole screen from corner to corner. A normal LCD TV with a CCFL suffers from poor contrast ratios because of the glow from the CCFL, which makes the picture washed-out and grey.
The use of an LED backlight greatly reduces this problem, producing a much better contrast ratio (mega contrast in fact) and much deeper blacks as a result. This makes it much more suitable for a home cinema set-up, where deep blacks can be very important.

As the LEDs can also be very bright when required, one of the main advantages of an LCD TV, the brightness, is not lost, so the Sharp LC46LE700E LED TV is an appropriate TV for everyday TV viewing in brightly-lit rooms and from a variety of angles.

Power Friendly

LED backlights are generally more efficient than CCFLs anyway, but the Sharp LC46LE700E LED TV increases this efficiency further by incorporating the new X-GEN panel.
This has a wider pixel aperture, which allows more light through.
This means that bright images can be achieved using less bright LEDs, further lowering the power consumption.
This is an excellent feature, as before having an eco-friendly TV meant having the ability to lower the power of the lamp, thus reducing the brightness of the image.

But with this technological combination the power consumption has been lowered with no loss of brightness. In fact, this eco-friendliness is applied to all aspects of the TV, including the manufacture, for example no mercury is used and the TV has several eco-features and options.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the Sharp LC46LE700E LED TV passes almost every modern test of a TV, including Full HD 1080p picture, 100Hz technology, HDMI connection, excellent contrast ratio and brightness, as well as being eco-friendly and having low power consumption.

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Sharp LC46LE600E LED TV Review

If you are in the market for a new TV at the present time you will probably be looking for two things in particular: high definition and energy efficiency.

If this is true then you should certainly consider the Sharp LC46LE600E LED TV in your deliberations.

At 46 inches, it is a good size for a large living room or for a home cinema set-up and the new LED TV backlight technology means that you get a good contrast ratio without sacrificing brightness, making it a practical TV for brightly lit rooms and day-to-day TV viewing (it has a 176 degree viewing angle), as well as those special home cinema evenings.

Full Panel LED Backlight Technology

The Sharp LC46LE600E LED TV boasts a full-panel LED backlight. This is relatively new technology that involves the screen being lit from behind by an array of hundreds of LEDs instead of the traditional fluorescent lamp that is found in ordinary LCD TVs. LEDs are more energy efficient, with Sharp claiming the LC46LE600E is 40% more efficient than an ordinary LCD TV.

They are also better at increasing colour contrast and producing deep blacks in particular. A full panel of LED backlights is generally considered to give superior picture quality than the alternative LED edge-lit screens, although it doesn’t allow the TV to be made quite as thin.
That is not to say that the Sharp LC46LE600E LED TV is a huge brute of a TV, as it is in fact a very stylish TV.

X-Gen Panel Saves Energy

Another great new technology at work inside the Sharp LC46LE600E LED TV is the X-GEN panel, which has a wider pixel aperture for visually brighter images.
It is clear that this technology is contributing to the energy savings mentioned previously as, if the panel is letting through more brightness from the LEDs, then less power is needed to give a picture with the same brightness.

So whereas the LC46LE600E is capable of being very bright if required, in normal and low-light viewing situations, there will be a considerable energy saving due to this feature.

To further back up its green credentials the Sharp LC46LE600E LED TV also has some other eco-features to help you reduce your energy consumption, as well as being entirely mercury free.

The connectivity of the Sharp LC46LE600E LED TV is solid. There are three HDMI connections for your HD devices (such as Blu-Ray players and high definition games consoles).
Along with component, composite, PC/VGA, digital card slot, memory card slot and two old-fashioned scart sockets for any standard definition devices you still use.
It also has a digital audio (optical) output supplying Dolby Digital Plus sound for your external audio system (should you have one).

Final Thoughts

Having Full HD 1080p resolution, which is the best resolution currently available, there is certainly nothing to worry about on that front and the Sharp LC46LE600E LED TV is undoubtedly up to date in that respect.

The only thing that the LC46LE600E is lacking is 100Hz technology, so it is perhaps not the best TV if you watch a lot of high speed sports events and want to avoid any trace of motion blur.
If you would like 100Hz technology from a TV in this range of Sharp LED TVs you will need to upgrade to the LE700 Series, for example the LC46LE700E.

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