Sharp LC-37LE320 review

Sharp puts on the style with this natty LED Freeview screen

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The supplied stand is relatively easy to assemble, although it requires that the TV be supported while the pedestal is screwed into the neck. Use something soft for this, perhaps a pillow, to avoid damaging the screen.

Alternatively, you can wall-mount. The 37LE320 takes a standard 200 x 200 mm VESA wall bracket. Remember to ensure that the bracket you buy offers enough clearance between the wall and the screen to accommodate the connections – SCART leads can be notoriously chunky.

When placing the screen, think about the position of the seating. The viewing angle of this panel is limited. Sit off axis by 45 degrees or more and you'll notice a significant drop in colour and contrast.

Given the nature of the TV, setup is fast and straightforward. The screen prompts you to scan for channels and that's about it. The interface is functional and text based – nothing to get the juices flowing. 

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Selecting inputs is a case of calling up an onscreen list. Here the component input is called YPbPr, even though it's referred to as "component" elsewhere in the manual. This unnecessary jargon assumes way too much knowledge on behalf of the owner.

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The TV's Now & Next EPG (electronic programme guide) is not full-screen and occupies just the centre portion of the screen. You can create a favourites list of preferred channels or renumber should you feel the need.

The remote is a generic zapper that sadly doesn't really match the screen aesthetically at all. Still, the buttons all work. It also suffers from a lapse in usability.

All remotes should be intuitive and avoid obtuse labels, which makes you wonder what Mr and Mrs shopper might make of buttons labeled 'PR list' and 'Pre Pr' (respectively, a list of TV channels and a return to the previous channel, it transpires).

On the plus side, the 'Video (Adj)' button offers fast access to the set's various picture setting modes (Personal/Standard/Vivid/Movie/Eco).

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports3
Product FamilyAQUOS
Brand NameSharp
Screen Size94 cm (37")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Analog TunerPAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)13.05 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard200 x 200
Operating Power Consumption84.80 W
Standby Power Consumption240 mW
RMS Output Power10 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.3
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand608.50 mm
Width with Stand907.50 mm
Depth with Stand25 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height568 mm
Width907.5 mm
Depth44.9 mm
Brightness450 cd/m²
Sound SystemSurround Sound, Dolby Digital Plus
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
ManufacturerSharp Electronics
Product ModelLC-37LE320E
Product LineAQUOS
Manufacturer Part NumberLC-37LE320E
Manufacturer Website Address
Package Contents
  • Remote Control
Response Time5.50 ms