Sharp LC-60LE925E review

It's Sharp's first 3D TV, it's Quattron-powered, and it's a stunner

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While the mid-range is decently open and trebles are brought out well from the mix, the soundstage is rendered lopsided during action sequences by a pretty profound lack of bass.

Value

At £3,500, the 60LE925E is, obviously, only going to be within the reach of a relatively small audience. But its price is a whole £1000 cheaper than both Sony's inferior (in many ways, anyway) 60in 60LX903, and half a grand less than Panasonic's – admittedly excellent – P65VT20.

Ultimately, £3,500 doesn't seem like silly money for a TV that joins 3D and Quattron technologies within such a vast screen.

Ease of use

The 60LE925E's remote control gives you a slightly disappointing first point of contact with the TV, being a touch plasticky and overcrowded. Though the longer you use it, the more you start to appreciate some things about it, such as the raised cursor control and the single-button access to such key features as 3D and AquosNet.

Where the 60LE925E really makes a positive impact, though, is with its inspired onscreen menu system. Press the menu button, and the picture you're watching shrinks by around a quarter so that a double-axis menu system can appear along the top of the screen and down its right hand side without impinging on the picture in any way.

The structure of the menus is logical and easy to follow, for the most part and the 60LE925E's electronic programme guide scores further points with the sheer amount of information it's capable of displaying at any one time.

Sharp has sensibly realised that with a screen as large as 60in you can afford to reduce the onscreen text size without it becoming illegible. As a result, it presents the channel info for no less than five hours' worth of programming across 15 channels onscreen at once. This makes searching the listings much less tedious than usual, but it might have been better to limit the visible forward scheduling to four hours, to enable longer programme names to appear more fully.

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital Signage Display
Display Screen TypeLCD
USBYes
HDMIYes
Brand NameSharp
Screen Size152.4 cm (60")
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
VGAYes
Component VideoYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Audio Line OutYes
USB StandardUSB 2.0
SerialYes
Height975 mm
Width1439 mm
Depth368 mm
FeaturesTV Tuner
ManufacturerSharp Electronics
Product ModelLC-60LE925E
Product NameLC-60LE925E Digital Signage Display
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Manufacturer Part NumberLC-60LE925E
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sharp.co.uk
Marketing Information

The Slim Full-flat Seamless design gives a stunningly stylish impression, and yet fits naturally with any rooms. Sharp's 3D Quattron Technology with yellow pixel added to conventional RGB panel, enables the brilliant expansion of colour reproduction also for the 3rd dimension, smooth details with precise sub-pixel rendering, and advanced energy-efficient TV system operation. Scanning Backlight 200 technology improves picture clarity and smoothness in movies and sports contents. Media player, time shift and ecological features round up the product.

Package Contents
  • LC-46LE814E Digital Signage Display
  • Pair Of 3D Glasses
  • WLAN USB Dongle
Additional Information
  • Aspect Ratio:16:9
  • Processor: 8 bits
  • Viewing angle (horizontal / vertical):176 / 176
  • Refresh Rate:200 Hz
  • Wallmount: VESA (mm) 400 x 400
  • Speakers: Output Power (W):10 + 10
  • Number of Speakers (without subwoofer): 2
  • Speakers: Output Power (W): 10 + 10
  • Subwoofer Output Power (W):15
  • Timer Functions:Sleep
  • Color: Black
Weight (Approximate)55.50 kg