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Sharp Quattron LC46LE821E review

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

Our Verdict

A superb LCD TV that shows us the next big thing in TV performance may not be 3D after all

For

  • Ground-breaking colours
  • Often excellent picture generally
  • Good design
  • Freeview HD built in
  • Decent connectivity

Against

  • No online features
  • Black levels could be better

Sharp quattron lc46le821e

While the 46LE821's remote control is suitably stylish, it also rests a little too lightly in the hand, and is too crowded for truly easy use.

However, this minor aggravation is completely forgotten once you start investigating the TV's inspired onscreen menus.

Press the Menu button, and the picture cleverly shrinks down a bit, allowing room for a twin-axis menus system to take over the top and right hand side of the screen without sitting over any of the picture.

This works so well it's amazing nobody else has thought to do it before. And it becomes even better when you want to browse the channel listings, as a further box appears along the bottom of the screen - again without impinging on the picture - showing scrolling current programme information.

Being able to adjust picture settings while still being able to see the whole picture is a boon, too, with the icing on the cake coming from the set's use of cutely animated, easy to understand icons to help you find your way around things. Genius.

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
EthernetYes
Analog TunerPAL, SECAM
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
RMS Output Power35 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
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 Addresshttp://www.sharp.co.uk
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
  • AQUOS LC46LE821E LED-LCD TV
  • Desktop Stand
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)30 kg