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Sharp Aquos LC-52LE925UN 3D HDTV Preview  Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Palmer   
Monday, 06 December 2010

Sharp's new 52-inch Aquos television (the LC-52LE925UN) is one of two in their LE925UN series of 3D TVs and features an UltraBrilliant Edge-Lit LED Backlight System, an X-Gen LCD Panel, Quattron Quad Pixel Technology, AquoMotion 240, and of course full 3D output at a native resolution of 1920 x 1080p (60Hz or 24Hz).

The LC-52LE925UN from Sharp is built with a Full HD 1080p X-Gen LCD panel which includes a 10-bit video processor and advanced pixel control to minimize light leakage.  The proprietary UltraBrilliant Edge-Lit LED Backlight System makes for a thin display with a "double-dome" light amplifier lens and multi-fluorescents that boast brightness and pure colors, but not hefty energy bills.

Sharp's Quattron Quad Pixel Plus Technology is also proprietary and allows for individual control of all 8-million sub-pixels on the screen while adding yellow to the traditional primary colors to expand the color gamut to nearly that of the human eye.  Despite a native refresh rate of 120Hz, Sharp includes (more proprietary?  You betcha!) AquoMotion 240 which takes the original 120Hz created by Sharp's Fine Motion Advanced Technology and combines it with 120Hz of backlight scanning.

The Sharp Aquos LC-52LE925UN is a 3D TV which actually (surprisingly) includes two pairs of active shutter glasses -- reminder, they only work on Sharp televisions.  Regardless, this television displays both 2D content and 3D content at a full HD 1080p resolution (conforming easily with 3D Blu-ray and 3D broadcast content) when connected to proper sources via one of the four HDMI 1.4a inputs.  But there are a number of nifty features which add to the 3D experience.  Like most 3D TVs, there is a simulated 3D mode which converts 2D content to 3D.  Also, while in 3D, there are 16 position adjustments to boost backlight brightness.  The LC-52LE925UN can also display 3D content in 2D if viewers so wish it.

Like many other televisions in the price range and feature set, the Sharp Aquos LC-52LE925UN is web and computer friendly.  It features both an Ethernet port as well as WiFi capabilities (via an included wireless LAN adapter) which allow owners to connect to AQUOS Net.  This means movies via Netflix and Vudu, photos from Picasa and other web content from sites like ScreenDreams, Twitter, Access Hollywood, FUnspot Games, GoComics, AccuWeather, MSNBC News, NBC sports, and much, much more.  Don't want to connect to the internet?  No problem.  The television's dual USB ports makes it a video player (MPEG 1/2/4, DivX, AVCHD, XviD, Motion JPEG), music player (MP3), and giant photo frame (JPEG).  There is also a PC input (D-Sub 15-pin) for connection to a computer which offers resolutions from VGA up to 1925 x 1080p.

Gamers of the non-PC variety may enjoy Vyper Drive Game Mode, which attempts to eliminate lag time between the controller, the gaming console, and the television.  Installers looking for advanced control function need not worry.  There's an RS-232C Port for communication with third party devices.


The Sharp Aquos LC-52LE925UN is loaded with features and impressive proprietary technologies, but costs a little more than competing televisions from other brands.  Pick up one today for approximately $3,500.  It includes two pairs of active shutter 3D glasses, and via a mail in promotion, a copy of 'Despicable Me'.

Specs

  • Compatible Video Signals: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • Connections: HDMI (4), Stereo RCA Audio In (1), Component (2), Composite (1), Toslink Out (1), 15-Pin D-Sub PC Input (1), 3.5mm Stereo Audio In (1), USB (2) 
  • Additional Features: QAM, ATSC, NTSC, AQUOS Net, Ethernet Port, WiFI (via an included wireless LAN adapter), (2) pairs of 3D active shutter glasses included.
  • Audio Features: Dolby Digital Output, Spacious Sound 3D, Audio Return Channel
  • Video Features: 120Hz Screen Refresh Rate, AquoMotion 240, 3D, Optical Picture Control (OPC), Advanced Picture Settings
  • Approximate Size: 49-5/8" W x 1-7/8" D x 32" H (w/o stand); 49-5/8" W x 13-1/2"D x 34" H (w/stand)
  • Weight: 88.2 lbs (w/ stand); 76.1 lbs (w/o stand)
  • VESA mounting pattern: 400mm x 400mm M6





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