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Sharp LC-37LE320 review

Sharp puts on the style with this natty LED Freeview screen


The screen may only have a modest 2 x 10w output from its integrated 1-bit digital amp module, but there's a surprisingly high level of audio adjustment offered.

In addition to a trio of presets (Personal, Music and Speech), an equaliser enables you to tweak from mid-bass to high treble (120Hz/500Hz/1.5Hz/5KHz/10KHz), and if standard Nicam stereo is not doing it for you, there's also virtual surround, which effectively widens the stereo soundstage, pushing back the vocals and teasing out the edges.

Taking a leaf from the Dolby Volume book of tricks there's also Sharp's soundalike, AVL (Auto Volume Leveling) function which attempts to negate harsh changes in volume between programmes, adverts and channels.

The set also supports Audio Description, pulling up an extra descriptive audio track for the visually impaired on programmes that have been so blessed.

Value

Typically listed at just under £700, the LC-37LE320 is priced on the high side for a screen with no Freeview HD tuner or networking function. But rapid price erosion is likely and it's at this point that this model becomes interesting.

It's a well-built, smart-looking screen with a decent LED backlight. There are issues with motion artefacts and black levels, but those looking for a bright multi-purpose LED might well find that it ticks the right boxes.

The excellent file support for USB media playback could sweeten the deal.

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°
EthernetYes
Analog TunerPAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
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
VGAYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand608.50 mm
Width with Stand907.50 mm
Depth with Stand25 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height568 mm
Width907.5 mm
Depth44.9 mm
ColourBlack
Brightness450 cd/m²
Sound SystemSurround Sound, Dolby Digital Plus
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesTeletext
ManufacturerSharp Electronics
Product ModelLC-37LE320E
Product NameAQUOS LC-37LE320E LED-LCD TV 37" LED-LCD TV
Product LineAQUOS
Manufacturer Part NumberLC-37LE320E
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sharp.co.uk
Package Contents
  • AQUOS LC-37LE320E LCD TV
  • Remote Control
Response Time5.50 ms
SpeakersYes