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Sharp LC-70LE640U Review – 70-inch LED LCD HDTV

Originally Reviewed on May 20th, 2012

Up for Review: Sharp LC-70LE640U LED LCD HDTV. The model is one of the inexpensive 70-inch LED TV sets available in the market. It lacks active or passive 3D technology compatibility. But the manufacturer has launched the device with 1080p HD resolution and a set of advanced networking and internet access options. Further, the ultra-slim bezel design of the TV set allows buyers accommodate the device in a small as well as large house. In addition to watching the movies, programs and shows aired across different TV channels, you can use the TV set to access additional digital content from both online and offline sources.

The 70-inch screen and 1080p HD resolution will complement a wide variety of television programs and movies. Most of the latest movies, videos, games and television programs are made in original 1080p resolution. So your family members can watch the informative television programs like news, weather and current affairs as well as their favorite family dramas and talk shows in HD. The resolution will further complement the additional movies, videos and photos accessed on your TV screen from various online and offline sources.


However, the video quality produced by the device is affected due to the weak black levels. Also, the device supports 120 Hz refresh rate that is much lower than the subfield motion rate offered by the latest HTV models. With the refresh rate, the device is effective in improving the quality of faster moving sports and action scenes by reducing motion blur. But the feature is not suitable for the higher level of speed and motion required by the new movies and video games. The low refresh rate along with lack of 3D compatibility will further affect the popularity of the TV set among the youngsters and kids.

Sharp LC-70LE640U Features and Specifications Review:

  • 1080p HD Screen Resolution
  • 120 Hz Subfield Motion Rate
  • 4 HDMI and 2 USB Ports
  • Built in Wi-Fi
  • Smart Central TV

The model is also designed with the networking and connectivity options supported by the higher end HDTV sets launched by the manufacturer. These features make the model usable for multiple purposes just like a computer. You can access the HDMI and USB ports of the TV set to access the offline movies, music, videos, games and photos stored on different kinds of devices and discs. The input ports and terminals enable you to access the content stored on your camcorder, digital camera, game consoles and USB memory drives directly on the 70-inch LED screen. Similarly, you can connect a Blu-ray or DVD player to the TV set and access the digital content stored on the CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.

Sharp has further designed the model with a set of advanced online features including built in Wi-Fi and Smart Central TV internet suite integration. The features allow users to browse though their favorite websites on the TV screen without using any networking cables. Further, you can stay connected with your loved ones of popular online social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter. A user also gets the options to stream online movies, music and videos from a number of free and paid digital content networks like YouTube, Netflix, CinemaNow and Vudu HD Movies. The manufacturer has further enabled users to download compatible apps from an online app store that possesses a lesser number of apps in comparison to its competitors.

HDTVUniverse.com gives Sharp LC-70LE640U 4/5 stars!

4 / 5 stars     

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