Sharp lc-46le831e

As well as Quattron, the Sharp LC-46LE831E boasts a full array of high-end features.

It's based around an edge LED backlit panel that adds E-Motion to take out the judder from Blu-ray and DVD discs, while 200Hz ought to remove any motion blur (although it's actually a 100Hz system combined with backlight scanning). Lastly, but most significantly, is Brilliant Colour, Sharp's name for its picture processing engine.

It will form part of Sharp's Aquos Net+ online content platform, which isn't exactly unique or impressive (there's YouTube, but no BBC iPlayer). Instead it's a re-logo'd version of the same Net TV platform used on the Philips 40PFL9705.

There's also an open web browser, but it's slow and clunky, although that's also down to a torrid remote control that's nicely weighted but overly complex. The main menu button is the catalyst for all manoeuvres, but it's far too small, while scan buttons for video file playback are in the top section; the only way to successfully use them without dropping the remote is to use both hands.

Pleasingly this, along with DLNA streaming, is all powered by a small black Wi-Fi dongle that's included in the box for the Sharp LC-46LE831E. We'd rather it was integrated into the TV, but at least the USB slot it marries-up to is downward-firing, so wall mounters won't have any issues.

Unlike Wi-Fi and some of last year's Wii-style separate transmitter kits, the 3D gubbins on the Sharp LC-46LE831E are fully integrated into the TV, as is a Freeview HD tuner.

The Sharp LC-46LE831E has plenty of ins and outs befitting its status as a high-end TV. The panel sees three USB, Scart, component, PC input, composite and some analogue audio ins joined by a RS-232 port for integrating the TV into a home cinema automation system – a rare thing indeed.

Just below are two USB slots and an optical digital audio output for attaching to an AV amplifier, a wired Ethernet LAN port and an RF aerial input. Meanwhile, a recessed side panel is where you'll find all four HDMI inputs (again, easier for wall mounters to reach), a headphones slot, an SD Card slot, a third USB port and a Common Interface (CI) space.