SHARP LC-80LE857U Review – 80-inch LED HDTVOriginally Reviewed on January 11th, 2014
Up for Review: SHARP LC-80LE857U LED HDTV.
Being the top tier LED model of the year from Sharp, the 80 inch LE857U holds many promises and surprisingly fulfills it quite efficiently. With an impressive backlight technology and a decent HD programming, the 240 Hz set excels in all the parameters when it comes to display. In fact you can set the display to either 120 Hz or 240 Hz depending upon your convenience and the imagery. The menu provided by this TV set is also quiet user friendly and easy to follow. However, the remote has slight glitch due to the absence of a LED backlight and the buttons are quite small in size. Before discussing the details in depth, let us take a cursory glance at the features and specifications of the LE857U.
SHARP LC-80LE857U Features & Specifications Review:
- Quattron Color technology
- Smart TV with Dual-Core Processor
- Super Bright™
- AQUOS 1080p LED Display
- Active 3D
- 240Hz Refresh Rate
- Slim Design
- Thunderous 35W Audio
With perfect peak whites and distinct black levels, the pictures on this television set have a sharp contrast. The bright white peaks are a result of Sharp’s Super Bright Technology only present in the 857U series. This technology allows the TV to stay ultra slim at 2 inches even with a diagonal screen size of 80 inches. The 240 Hz refresh rate with Aquo motion setting works the best for fast pace pictures like sports and action sequences. You can change the settings t a decent 120 Hz if there is no requirement for the high profile settings.
The 3D effect on this panel is worth the praise and the colors are well enhanced for a realistic view. However, you need to view the 3D pictures right from the front center or else the 3D glasses can give you an odd flicker in some cases. Also the colors in the 3D display look natural are really enhanced for a realistic effect.
The Smart TV package offered by this Panel is decent enough. You can take advantage of the VUDU apps, the Skype app, Hulu Plus, cinema Now, USB Media Input, Wi-Fi and Home Network. You can also convert your TV screen in to the wall of art using the Picasa app for featuring the photos.
With nothing flashy but an elegant aluminum diamond cut frame bezel, the TV though minimally designed has a sophisticated look and feel.
HDTVUniverse.com gives SHARP LC-80LE857U 4/5 stars!