Sharp LC40LE700E LCD TV review

Sharp delivers one the UK's most affordable LED-backlit TVs to date

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Sharp 40le700e

The 40LE700E's audio probably actually falls somewhere between the three and four-star levels, but given the TV's value for a 40-inch LED TV, we've felt generous and rounded it up to the four level.

On the plus side, it's capable of revealing quite a lot of detail in a mix, and distributes this detail quite widely around your room.

The problems are familiar ones with flat TVs: a somewhat cramped mid range that sounds dense and muddy when pushed hard by an action scene, and a lack of bass response.

Good value

The 40LE700E is, to date, the cheapest 100Hz 40-42" direct LED TV on the market, and so almost by default it has to rate as good value.

Especially as it delivers the main black level benefit of direct LED technology.

However, you don't really need to spend all that much more to get yourself a slice of Samsung's edge LED action, which might not quite match the Sharp on black level, but comfortably outguns it on motion handling, making its pictures overall more natural to watch.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Digital TunerDVB-T
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product FamilyAQUOS
Brand NameSharp
Screen Size101.6 cm (40")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle176
Vertical Viewing Angle176
Analog TunerPAL, SECAM, NTSC
RMS Output Power20 W
Digital Audio OutputYes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
ColourBlue, Black
Brightness450 cd/m²
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby, Surround Sound
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesAuto Program, Split Screen, Teletext
ManufacturerSharp Electronics
Product ModelLC-40LE700E
Product NameAQUOS LC40LE700E 40" LCD TV
Product LineAQUOS
Manufacturer Part NumberLC40LE700E
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Sharp full screen LED backlight TV have hundreds of LEDs arranged in rows to cover the entire screen, from corner to corner. The colours are brighter and more vibrant whilst the blacks are deeper resulting in more fine details in darker pictures.

Package Contents
  • Desktop Stand
  • Remote Control with Batteries
  • AC Cable
  • Cable Clamp
  • Operation Manual
  • Warranty Card
Response Time4 ms