Sharp TV Reviews 2020– Everything You Should Know Before You Buy One

As businesses grow, they develop their identity and become synonymous with certain types of products. The result of this can be your consumers, will miss out on all the other cool stuff that you have in your catalogue. Sharp is best known for home appliances like blenders, humidifiers, copiers, and microwaves. However, they too have a home entertainment division. Their exit from the US TV market was back in 2015, but they made their re-entry in 2019. Since their comeback, there has been the introduction of some great TVs in the categories of smart and FHD.

After hours of testing and absolute bafflement, these are the Sharp TV reviews that you can reference when making your next purchase.

Sharp 4T-C70BK2UD 70″ LED Smart Android TV.

The Sharp C70 is the first entry to start our Sharp TV reviews. It is the ultimate multi-purpose gadget for your entertainment room. Among its features are the latest display technologies from Sharp, such as Aquos™ and high luminance. The two help the screen to deliver pictures in vivid 4K clarity, unlike any other TV we have tested this year.

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sharp aquod TV

The on-board X4 Master Engine Pro II processor upscales any image to near 2160p resolutions. The colors are rich, and the contrast is not too bad. However, you will struggle a bit when looking at pictures in the dark. The contrast ratio is not as high, and blacks may appear too dark for you to make out the picture.

TV design is fabulous. At only 2.9 inches thick, the TV looks like a painting on the wall when mounted. One flaw we noticed with this unit is the lack of cable management. You will also struggle to reach the ports if you mount the TV flush to your wall. They are all located at the back on the left side. Even though the casing is plastic, the all-black metallic finish is good enough to fool the untrained eye.

The smart TV platform is powered by Android 9.0, offering you access to over 1 million movies and TV series. A Google Assistant Voice Control remote makes it easy for you to navigate through the device’s functions without strain. You get Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney Plus pre-installed in the unit. You may struggle a little with the sound. But, you can use the money that you save to buy a decent external sound system.

The unit also performs well when used with a gaming console. The images appear with extreme clarity, and there is close to no motion blur. With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 all built-in the TV, there is nothing that this unit will not do. Below are the full specifications of the set.

Technical Specifications

Sharp 70 inch connection ports
Model Number4T-C70BK2UD
Screen Size70 Inches
Dimensions61.8 X 35.7 X 2.9 inches without Stands VESA Mount Allowance of 400 X 400 mm
Display ConfigurationFull Array LED at 3840 X 2160 pixels
120 Hz refresh rate
176 degree viewing angle
HDR10 & HLG Technology
Smart TVYes Android 9.0 Google Play Store, Netflix, Pandora, Rhapsody pre-installed. Voice Control Google Assistant Remote Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet port available
Connectivity4 HDMI 2.0 with 1 ARC
1 Composite Video and Audio Input 2 USB 2.0 port 1 3.5mm audio jack 1 SPDIF Audio out
Audio Output2 X 10W built-in stereo speakers Surround Sound Auto Volume Adjustment and Clear Voice Technology
Accessories1 User Guide 2 Matte finished metal stands 1 year warranty card

Overall, the C70 punches above its weight in comparison to the other 4K TV in its class. You still experience the same picture quality regardless of the source. It gets a solid 8 out of 10 for the multi-use capabilities and picture quality. Check prices on BestBuy

Sharp 32″ LC32CHG4041K

Sharp 32 Inch TV

The LC32 has been in production since 2016. It has been in distribution in Europe and Asia but is now available for purchase from selected retailers in the US. It features a direct-lit LED screen that is capable of producing images at 1366 X 768 pixels with a 60 Hz refresh rate. It also comes with active motion technology to reduce motion blur for fast-moving images. An exciting feature on this TV is the in-built PVR. It allows you to record live TV programs to watch later, something which even the high-end models rarely have.

LC 32 Sharp slim design

With an 8.4 cm thickness, the TV mounts perfectly to your wall without causing any distortion to the décor. On the unit are 2 USB 2.0 ports for your hard disk and any other resource, as well as 2 HDMI ports for gaming and your fire stick. The Freeview HD tuner allows you to access free-to-air channels and radio stations, with no need for an internet connection. It also produces decent sound from its two 10-Watt Harman/Kardon speakers. Regardless of the year of production, the features of the LC32 warrant it to be part of our Sharp TV reviews. The LC 32 is a great unit to have as a secondary TV in your house.

Technical Specifications

Model NumberLC-32CHG4041K
Screen Size32 Inches
Dimensions732 X 431.2 X 84 mm without Stands VESA Mount Allowance 200 X 200 mm 2.5 Kg net weight
Display ConfigurationFull HD at 1366 X 768 pixels
60 Hz refresh rate
Direct LED back light 178 degree viewing angle Active Motion Technology
Additional FeaturesPVR Freeview HD Tuner (up to 180 channels)
Connectivity2 HDMI 2.0 with ARC and CEC functionality. 2 USB 2.0 ports 1 SCART 1 RF input 1 Composite In 1 Component In
1 Optical Audio Out 1 3.5 mm headphone jack
Audio Output2 X 10W built-in Harman/ Kardon stereo speakers Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Plus DTS 2.0, DTS TruSurround HD
Accessories1 User Guide 1 remote control with batteries 2 wide-set bezel stands (detachable)

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43″ Sharp 4K UHD Smart LED TV

LC-43N7000U - smart TV

If you are feeling a little nostalgic, you can opt for the LC-43N700U. It was in production back in 2015 and was Sharp’s foray into the mid-range smart TV market. You will find many other Sharp TV reviews that look unfavorably on this unit, but we feel it would be unfair to compare it to what is present in the market. It does feature the Aquos Display technology of Sharp, but it is not up to par with the above two TVs. The pictures appear a little faded, and the brightness setting is relatively low.

The design is decent compared to other TV of the time. However, it is not anything to wow about. You only get 14 Watts of audio output, so do not expect to hear any knocks from your neighbors anytime soon. The Smart TV interface runs on the OperaTV OS, which is underwhelming. The interface and operation are decent for that time, but there is a limited selection of useful apps to enjoy. In complete honesty, there are better models that you can get in the market. It can be a tremendous spare TV should you need one if your primary breaks down. 

Technical Specifications

Model NumberLC-43N7000U
Screen Size43 Inches
Dimensions38.1 X 22.2 X 3.3 inches without Stands VESA mount allowance of 200 X 200 mm 7.2 Kg net weight
Display ConfigurationLCD Display with direct LED backlighting
3840 X 2160 pixels at 60 Hz refresh rate
4K UHD  with 4K HDR upscaler Aquos Picture Technology
Smart FunctionalityYes Opera TV Os Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Pandora, and YouTube pre-installed. Downloadable Smart Remote App
Connectivity4 HDMI ports with ARC capability 3 USB 2.0 ports 1 RF input 1 Composite In 1 Component In
1 Digital Optical Audio Out 1 Ethernet Port
Audio Output2 X 7W built-in stereo speakers Dbx-TV codec
Accessories1 User Guide 1 remote control with batteries 2 wide-set bezel stands (detachable)

In comparison to the other two models that we tested, Sharp did miss the mark with this unit. The final result was a weak 3 out of 10. There are units still available for sale that feature upgraded firmware.

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Even the big boys do miss a step from time to time. However, you can still see that the 100 years of experience in consumer electronics shining through from the Sharp C70 model. There is still a lot to expect from Sharp given their recent re-entry into the market. But, they have a lot of ground to catch up. Overall, their units look promising, and it is up to them to get things right. The final verdict for all the above TVs we tested is 6 out of 10. The manufacturer has promised to introduce new sets comes 2021. So, expect more comprehensive Sharp TV reviews from our end.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did Sharp TVs disappear from the US market?

The company was suffering from financial losses and had to leave. Hisense took over where they left off, and some of their units featured Sharp’s technology. However, corporate wars persisted, and Sharp decided to re-enter the market.

Are there still units available for sale in the USA?

Several retailers get units from abroad. You can purchase other Sharp TV models from the following stores:
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