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Sharp Aquos LC-42D69U


$779.00 Released April, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:USB connectivity, allows users to playback media content from external storage devices such as portable hard drives. ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners built-in. Includes AQUOS Advantage support service.

The Cons:Limited format support for playback from external devices. Ambient light sensor settings does not stick sometimes, screen brightness still auto adjusts.

The Sharp Aquos LC-42D69U is a 42" high-performance LCD panel TV that will be released in the first quarter of 2011 with the almost identical 32" Aquos LC-32D59U. This model has better resolution at 1920 x 1080 HD compared to 1366 x 768 HDTV in that version, while they both have a high brightness, high contrast display with wide viewing angle for watching in high light situations and from different locations in the room without picture fading.

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4 HDMI inputs are standard, with this model having all four on the rear panel as opposed to 2 on the back and 2 on the side, and of course the HDMI inputs in this case are all 1080p compatible. A nice feature on these sets is a built-in media player with USB input so you can instantly connect and enjoy video, pictures and music from a portable device. The response time in this case is slightly better as well at 6.5 ms, although one thing the 32" version has that this does not is an S-Video input. Otherwise they both have the same set of 2 HD Component inputs, 1 Composite input, audio inputs via RCA and a 15-pin D-sub PC input. OPC or optical picture control is also included which uses a light sensor to automatically adjust brightness according to ambient light conditions, and removable table stand and remote control are included. The Aquos LC-42D69U comes with Sharp's own AQUOS Advantage support which is a 24 hour support service with exclusive benefits.

Features

 Basic Specifications

  • Screen Size Class: 42" Class (42-1/50" Diagonal)
  • Panel Type: Active Matrix (a-si TFT) LCD
  • 3D: No
  • Pixel Resolution: Full 1920 x 1080 HD Resolution
  • Viewing Angles: 176º H / 176º V
  • Audio System: 5W x 2
  • Tuning System: ATSC / QAM / NTSC
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Response Time: 6.5 ms

Special

  • AQUOS Series: Yes
  • Quattron quad pixel technology: No
  • AQUOS Advantage Support: Yes

Inputs

  • HDMI: 4 (1080p compatible)
  • HD Component: 2
  • Composite Video: 1
  • Audio Inputs (L/R): 1 RCA
  • RS-232C: 1
  • PC: 1 (15-pin D-sub)

Power

  • Power Consumption AC (watts): 190W
  • Power Source: 120V

Weight and Dimensions

  • Dimensions (wxhxd) (inches): 40-45/64" x 25-29/32" x 3-11/32"
  • Dimensions with Stand (wxhxd) (inches): 40-45/64" x 27-23/32" x 11-3/16"
  • Product Weight (lbs.): 38.4
  • Weight with Stand (lbs.): 43.6

Included Accessories

  • Remote Control
  • Table Stand

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Pros
  • 2

    USB connectivity, allows users to playback media content from external storage devices such as portable hard drives

  • 1

    ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners built-in

  • 1

    Includes AQUOS Advantage support service

  • 1

    Wide range of ports for an entry level 1080p TV, four HDMI, USB input, composite, the input/output offering rivals premium TVs

  • 1

    Good viewing angles of 176/176 for a non IPS panel TV

  • 1

    Simple to setup, good documentation and straight forward menu navigation

  • 0

    Good colour, details, and contrast compared to other budget TVs such as Insignia and Dynex, well worth the minor premium

Cons
  • 5

    Limited format support for playback from external devices

  • 1

    Ambient light sensor settings does not stick sometimes, screen brightness still auto adjusts

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