Sharp LC-32DH510E review

This 32-inch LCD TV is easy on the wallet, if not on the eye

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  • Cheap enough for a 32-inch TV
  • Bright
  • Natural HD pictures
  • USB recording


  • Fat and ugly
  • Unconvincing colours
  • Average black levels

At just £430 in shops – or as little as £300 if you dig about online – you don't have to look very hard for the potential appeal of the Sharp LC-32DH510E.

It sits towards the bottom of Sharp's current output, a large step below the flagship, LED-lit and Quattron-driven LE821/LE811 ranges.

With its normal CCFL backlight, the LC32DH510E also sits underneath the LED-powered 32LE320E, while its HD ready resolution puts it beneath the 1080p LC-32FH510E in the overall pecking order.

The price-busting ethic is all too apparent in the TV's design. Viewed straight on, from distance, it doesn't look too bad, with its glossy black finish and reasonably attractive little arc of grey in the middle of the bottom edge. However, get up close and the finish starts to look and feel plasticky and lightweight.

The backside, meanwhile, sticks out a mile and suffers from bits bulging out all over the place in seemingly random fashion.

While the 32DH510E isn't going to win any design awards, it does have one or two surprising features up its sleeve.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format720p
Digital TunerDVB-T
Video Signal StandardHDTV
Number of HDMI Ports2
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Brand NameSharp
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle176°
Vertical Viewing Angle176°
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Dynamic Contrast Ratio25,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Digital Audio OutputYes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Height563 mm
Width776 mm
Depth95 mm
Brightness400 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Surround Sound
Maximum Resolution1366 x 768
FeaturesTeletext, Sleep Timer
ManufacturerSharp Electronics
Product ModelLC-32DH510E
Product NameLC32DH510E 32" LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberLC32DH510E
Manufacturer Website Address
Package Contents
  • LC32DH510E LCD TV
  • Remote Control
  • Table Top Stand
  • Manual
  • Cables
Weight (Approximate)9.40 kg