Sharp Aquos LC-42D69U
Released April, 2011
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.
- 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
- AQUOS Series: Yes
- Quattron quad pixel technology: No
- AQUOS Advantage Support: Yes
- 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 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
- Remote Control
- Table Stand
User Reviews (10)
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
Wide range of ports for an entry level 1080p TV, four HDMI, USB input, composite, the input/output offering rivals premium TVs
Good viewing angles of 176/176 for a non IPS panel TV
Simple to setup, good documentation and straight forward menu navigation
Good colour, details, and contrast compared to other budget TVs such as Insignia and Dynex, well worth the minor premium
Limited format support for playback from external devices
Ambient light sensor settings does not stick sometimes, screen brightness still auto adjusts
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