Sharp Quattron LC46LE821E review

Forget 3D, Quattron technology is here to blow you away

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Sharp quattron lc46le821e

Sharp's previous LCD TVs haven't been particularly distinguished in the audio department. But the 46LE821E overcomes its slimness to produce sound that at worst is functional, and at best is really quite decent.

The mid range is pleasingly open-sounding, giving a degree of breathing room to action sequences, and there's a lot of treble detailing to be heard.

It's a shame this isn't counterpointed by a bit more bass power and depth, and there's a touch of distortion if you push the volume too high. But similar issues can be found with any number of other really slim TVs too.


On the one hand, Sharp has put a huge amount of effort into coming up with a genuine innovation that really advances the cause of flat TV picture quality.

But at the same time, there's no denying that the best part of two grand is a hefty amount to splurge on a 46in TV these days - especially when that TV doesn't have 3D support.

In the end, going for an average 'three' score seemed the most appropriate response!

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Product FamilyAQUOS
Brand NameSharp
Screen Size116.8 cm (46")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle176
Vertical Viewing Angle176
Analog TunerPAL, SECAM
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
RMS Output Power35 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand785 mm
Width with Stand1127 mm
Depth with Stand340 mm
Component VideoYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height734 mm
Width1127 mm
Depth39 mm
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesPicture and Text (PAT), Sleep Timer, Auto Program
ManufacturerSharp Electronics
Product ModelLC-46LE821E
Product NameAQUOS LC46LE821E 46" LED-LCD TV
Product LineAQUOS
Manufacturer Part NumberLC46LE821E
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Introducing the ground breaking, 4-Colour Pixel, Super Slimline LED backlit Quattron LCD TV. Saving up to 40% energy compared with traditional CCFL backlit LCD TV's, it offers a range and depth of colours previously unseen on LCD TVs, thanks to its yellow sub-pixel, which is additional to the traditional Red, Green and Blue pixels of normal LCD TV's.

Package Contents
  • Desktop Stand
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)30 kg