Sharp LC-32LE210E review

Cute and good value edge-lit LED set sadly lacking Freeview HD

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  • Contrast
  • Colour
  • Comprehensive digital media playback
  • USB recording


  • Lacks Freeview HD
  • Motion blur

Sharp's latest 32-inch TV is LED-powered and is cheap to boot. The edge-mounted backlight enables a depth of 46mm, which, while appreciably chunkier than the 10mm-and-under to which the true flatscreen aristocracy currently aspires, is nonetheless about half as thick as a comparable CCFL-lit set.

The fashionable diode technology is slightly overshadowed by the lack of that other must-have of 2010; a Freeview HD tuner. Although you wouldn't expect to find such a delight on a sub-£500 screen, it does leave the LC-32LE210E looking a touch out of date. Not that Sky or Virgin Media customers will care.

Almost as by way of an apology the LC-32LE210E does have something extra special in the shape of USB recording; slip a memory stick or external hard drive into its side and you can store shows from its digital Freeview tuner.

Although the operation manual for the LC-32LE210E suggests that there's also a 24-inch version, the only other alternative we could find on sale in the UK was Sharp's new 37-inch LC-37LE320E. Selling for around £700, this Edge LED-lit telly trades the LC-32LE210E's USB recording for a 100Hz panel. It's otherwise identical.

The real question you need to answer – if you're set on Sharp – is whether to go for this full HD, USB recording LED TV, or choose the LC-32DH510E, which can also record from USB, but does away with LED backlighting on a standard HD ready panel. Having road-tested the LC-32LE210E and seen it selling online for a mere £50 or so more, we can't see the LC-32DH510E lasting much longer.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG2)
Video Signal StandardHDTV
Number of HDMI Ports3
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyAQUOS
Brand NameSharp
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Weight with Stand (Approximate)9.60 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard200 x 100
Operating Power Consumption63 W
Standby Power Consumption250 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.3
Height with Stand536 mm
Width with Stand787 mm
Depth with Stand238 mm
Component VideoYes
Media PlayerYes
Height501 mm
Width787 mm
Depth45 mm
Brightness400 cd/m²
Sound SystemDolby Surround, Virtual Surround
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesTeletext, Auto-off
ManufacturerSharp Electronics
Product ModelLC-32LE210E
Product NameAQUOS LC-32LE210E LED-LCD TV
Product LineAQUOS
Manufacturer Part NumberLC32LE210E
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

32 inch HD-ready 1080p LCD TV with Edge LED backlight. TIME SHIFT Ready via USB. Built-in Freeview tuner with 8 Days Electronic Programme Guide. Media player for video, music and pictures via USB. Low 0.25W Stand-by Energy Consumption.

Package Contents
  • Remote Control
Response Time6.50 ms