Sharp Aquos LC50LE651 LED HD 1080p 3D Smart TV, 50 Inch with Freeview HD - £499.95 - John Lewis (5 Year Warranty) - HotUKDeals
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Crystal clear and immersive - the Sharp LC50LE651K is a streamlined choice that brings big screen viewing to everyone. It also features Sharp's Aquos range of smart features with access to catch up TV and fun apps. 3D playback also adds an extra dimension to viewing with increased depth and more realistic picture quality.
Along with USB playback and recording, as well as DLNA streaming - this TV is ready to free all of your media, no matter how it’s stored. As a finishing touch, the Freeview HD tuner gives access to a whole range of radio stations and TV channels, many in HD
Key benefits:
Imagine turning every TV programme and sporting event into a cinematic experience. With 50-inches of screen you can. Complete with edge LED backlighting and 1080p Full HD - not only is action larger, it’s razor sharp and more detailed than ever before.

A 100Hz refresh rate pushes all your viewing to the limit with exceptional smoothness. It really comes into its own with fast moving action like movies, games and sports with more natural feeling action and less blurring.

With Freeview HD you can bring Full HD movies and HD programming to your living room without the need for subscriptions or a satellite dish. To watch Freeview HD broadcasts you’ll need to check that you can receive it in your area.

Get online through the ethernet port or Wi-Fi (separate dongle required) and access Aquos Net +. Enjoy videos from YouTube and or catch up with your friends through social networking apps like Twitter.

DLNA ready - this TV lets you set all your music and movies free. Enjoy your tunes through your sound bar or get that film off that tiny laptop screen and enjoy it on the big screen. All you need is a compatible smartphone or computer.

USB Timeshift + lets you use the memory of a separate USB memory source for easy TV recording. It even lets you pause live TV and program recordings for later viewing.

A big screen doesn’t have to mean big bills with an A+ energy rating.

At just over 4cm thick it’s exceptionally slim for its size making it easier to put in place and perfect for freeing up more space in your living room.
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#1
Posted a week or so ago but great price for this with warranty. Same price with Richer Sounds.
[HUKD Deal Editor]#2
Gordybaillie
Posted a week or so ago but great price for this with warranty. Same price with Richer Sounds.

I posted the Richer Sounds at £599.95, but they don't have it anymore, Has it been posted from JL at this price because search is giving me nothing.

I must try harder.

Edited By: BuzzDuraband on Jul 02, 2014 09:55
#3
How much haggling can be done in these shops? I can remember comet being quite good with adding surround sound etc to TV if you break them down enough. Probably why they have gone bust
1 Like #4
Good price but if its anything like its bigger 60inch brother I wouldn't recommend it. Slow menu's, buggy firmware, mediocre 3D, sound lip sync issues, motion issues & one of the cheapest looking and feeling remote controls I've seen supplied with a TV.
#5
To think I purchased a 51" Samsung plasma 2 years ago from JL, with 5 yr warranty, and paid £939. It was cheap compared to everywhere else.
#6
Good price but reviews are not so good
#7
Do Sharp TV's still consist of two types? Mass volume rebranded/supermarket sets, and Japanese higher quality sets for export?
#8
Boyee
How much haggling can be done in these shops?

Generally none. They're shops, not car boot sales. Margins on electronic devices are normally quite thin (certainly online). The reason you could haggle at Comet was because they were massively overpriced anyway.

The only place you have any haggling ability is if they have their 'own' brand stuff (like warranties / pads for consoles and so on) they can bundle.
1 Like #9
500 quid for a reason. Probably has painfully laggy menu navigation and poor ms response times.

Good for unfussy watchers, but you will get what you pay for.
#10
In defense of Sharp - they have won numerous awards for their big screen TVs...i have the 60" of this and love it. Also who buys a tv for the remote? It might not have the highest refresh rate or fastest menus but the HD picture quality is just as good as any in this screen size. Also consider you're paying a fraction of the price than other leading brands which make up its minor downfalls. Also i've had no syncing issues with my one - this occurs sometimes when you are playing your audio through an amp so double check your HDMI cable settings.

paid £800 for mine last year inc. 5 years warranty and haven't looked back since! I also work in broadcasting so appreciate quality on screen. Last point - don't forget Sharp had a recent acquisition deal with Samsung so they can only get better!
#11
Not 720p, i'm out.
#12
iwo
500 quid for a reason. Probably has painfully laggy menu navigation and poor ms response times.

Good for unfussy watchers, but you will get what you pay for.

all aquos models are japanese made and are not rebrands nor do they have laggy menus

Edited By: ando on Jul 02, 2014 19:49
[HUKD Deal Editor]#13
ando
iwo
500 quid for a reason. Probably has painfully laggy menu navigation and poor ms response times.

Good for unfussy watchers, but you will get what you pay for.

all aquous models are japanese made and are not rebrands nor do they have laggy menus

It's best not to respond to comments like that, Especially when they begin there argument with probably, Just shows they have no clue what they are talking about.
1 Like #14
BuzzDuraband
ando
iwo
500 quid for a reason. Probably has painfully laggy menu navigation and poor ms response times.

Good for unfussy watchers, but you will get what you pay for.

all aquous models are japanese made and are not rebrands nor do they have laggy menus

It's best not to respond to comments like that, Especially when they begin there argument with probably, Just shows they have no clue what they are talking about.

I know, sometimes you have to try put people in there place

found out today that they are not rebrands which is good http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharp_Aquos
#15
iwo
500 quid for a reason. Probably has painfully laggy menu navigation and poor ms response times.

Good for unfussy watchers, but you will get what you pay for.

http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/breaking-speculation.jpg

Listen up, ppls and be educated. Probably.

Edited By: thekanester on Jul 02, 2014 21:30
#16
I'm sure the 60" version my gf's parents have has made in Japan on the rear sticker, I would take that with a pinch of salt though. In the states Sharp sold a few 60"+ Aquos models that were farmed out to Chinese manufacturers.

I nearly bought the 60" - had a John Lewis price match for £799 around a month ago and I was ready to pull the trigger but after trying it extensively I didn't bother due to the issues I outlined above.

The remote is one of the cheapest things I've seen in a long time, the remote for my old £30 Warfdale Freeview box (circa 2005) is far better quality and that's no exaggeration. These don't have the feel nor function of a premium brand "made in Japan" product.

That being said, this is a pretty good price though. True 100Hz+ refresh, excellent backs & excellent screen uniformity (the 60" was spot on) and decent features after you've updated the firmware about half a dozen times lol.
#17
Not bad, but you probably need the 5 year warranty for a Vestel TV.
#18
simont_space
To think I purchased a 51" Samsung plasma 2 years ago from JL, with 5 yr warranty, and paid £939. It was cheap compared to everywhere else.

if you bought the Samsung PN51D6500 or the 8000 then you have a superior television to pretty much all LCD-LED and most plasma sets available today. I have the 6500 and in my opinion the only thing that new sets have that make them better is the edgeless look from the ultra thin bezel and I suppose the energy saving from LED-LCD.

the SHARP is a good price for a "brand name" TV but only due to the fact it has 5 years warranty, although I think it looks a bit ugly with the buttons on the front.
#19
bytemaster
Not bad, but you probably need the 5 year warranty for a Vestel TV.

not a vestel tv, it's a aquous model so directly made by sharp
#20
goemon
simont_space
To think I purchased a 51" Samsung plasma 2 years ago from JL, with 5 yr warranty, and paid £939. It was cheap compared to everywhere else.

if you bought the Samsung PN51D6500 or the 8000 then you have a superior television to pretty much all LCD-LED and most plasma sets available today. I have the 6500 and in my opinion the only thing that new sets have that make them better is the edgeless look from the ultra thin bezel and I suppose the energy saving from LED-LCD.

the SHARP is a good price for a "brand name" TV but only due to the fact it has 5 years warranty, although I think it looks a bit ugly with the buttons on the front.

Model PS51D6900. I am very pleased with it, it just shows how prices change in a relatively short time.
#21
ando
bytemaster
Not bad, but you probably need the 5 year warranty for a Vestel TV.

not a vestel tv, it's a aquous model so directly made by sharp

I stand corrected. So if this is a true Japanese Sharp, why is it so cheap?
#22
Bought one of these from RIcher Sounds a few days back for the same price (inc a 5 year warranty). Been watching it since then (with the occasional toilet break!) and it's a very good set.

The menus are slightly slow, not VERY slow, just a little delay. Though I haven't updated the firmware on mine yet so maybe that'll help. I've not updated the firmware because tbh the menus are just not an issue to me. They're really not that slow at all.

The remote - Cheap? Perhaps, but it's a sodding TV remote. Does it change channels when I press the button? Yes. Therefore it does its job perfectly. If you want to buy a set for double the price for a nice weighty remote, be my guest.

Picture quality is excellent. I've gone from a 40" Sony Bravia and this is every bit the equal of that in terms of display. The refresh rate seems to really help, and the built-in HD tuner does a cracking job.

I was worried that modern thin-panel TVs might need a soundbar and was prepared to go back to the shop to get one but the speakers have proven pretty decent so far. I'm sure dedicated movie buffs might disagree but to me watching a bit of sport and a few episodes of 24 on it, it's marvelous and for the money it's a tremendous buy.

On the down side though, I didn't get any 3D glasses with it, nor do you get a USB WiFi dongle. Therefore you have to sort that side yourself. The Sharp WiFi dongle seems to be priced at a rather rapey £60, but you can definitely use an ethernet cable and I'm 99% sure that you can use something like this

http://www.dabs.com/category/networking,network-devices,access-points/11178?q=tl-wa750re

if your WiFi router is not in the same room, but I'm waiting on that being delivered so can't say for definite yet.

Overall, I'm very happy with it and unless you're the most demanding TV viewer around or have money to burn, then you probably will be too. It's a great set for a great price.
#23
CRTB
Bought one of these from RIcher Sounds a few days back for the same price (inc a 5 year warranty). Been watching it since then (with the occasional toilet break!) and it's a very good set.

The menus are slightly slow, not VERY slow, just a little delay. Though I haven't updated the firmware on mine yet so maybe that'll help. I've not updated the firmware because tbh the menus are just not an issue to me. They're really not that slow at all.

The remote - Cheap? Perhaps, but it's a sodding TV remote. Does it change channels when I press the button? Yes. Therefore it does its job perfectly. If you want to buy a set for double the price for a nice weighty remote, be my guest.

Picture quality is excellent. I've gone from a 40" Sony Bravia and this is every bit the equal of that in terms of display. The refresh rate seems to really help, and the built-in HD tuner does a cracking job.

I was worried that modern thin-panel TVs might need a soundbar and was prepared to go back to the shop to get one but the speakers have proven pretty decent so far. I'm sure dedicated movie buffs might disagree but to me watching a bit of sport and a few episodes of 24 on it, it's marvelous and for the money it's a tremendous buy.

On the down side though, I didn't get any 3D glasses with it, nor do you get a USB WiFi dongle. Therefore you have to sort that side yourself. The Sharp WiFi dongle seems to be priced at a rather rapey £60, but you can definitely use an ethernet cable and I'm 99% sure that you can use something like this

http://www.dabs.com/category/networking,network-devices,access-points/11178?q=tl-wa750re

if your WiFi router is not in the same room, but I'm waiting on that being delivered so can't say for definite yet.

Overall, I'm very happy with it and unless you're the most demanding TV viewer around or have money to burn, then you probably will be too. It's a great set for a great price.

My reason for criticizing the cheap remote was due to it being supplied with a premium brand TV, it was surprising they'd supply such a cheap remote, I also doubt it'll wear well either. But its not much of a problem if you have Sky or use a universal remote.

Try Amazon for the universal glasses, we paid around £13 a pair - rechargeable also so no CR2032 batteries to replace. They performed better than the £40 sharp glasses.

Out of curiosity CRTB - how was your 50 inch set for screen uniformity? i.e. was there any backlight bleed or clouding on a dark/black screen?
#24
freakstyler

My reason for criticizing the cheap remote was due to it being supplied with a premium brand TV, it was surprising they'd supply such a cheap remote, I also doubt it'll wear well either. But its not much of a problem if you have Sky or use a universal remote.

Try Amazon for the universal glasses, we paid around £13 a pair - rechargeable also so no CR2032 batteries to replace. They performed better than the £40 sharp glasses.

Out of curiosity CRTB - how was your 50 inch set for screen uniformity? i.e. was there any backlight bleed or clouding on a dark/black screen?

I can't see the remote physically breaking. If you asked me to break it, it would take a hell of a lot of effort and strength. It is lightweight though, but that's fine for me.

Thanks for the Amazon tip - that'll be a great help for the 3D glasses.

As for screen uniformity - Well, 95% of my viewing has been World Cup games, which have been in glorious sunshine. So dark lighting hasn't really been an issue. But for the last couple of hours I've tried to look into this. There seems to be a small amount of screen bleed at the edges but there's really not much. There's perhaps 5mm of slightly lighter screen around the edge on really dark scenes, but on a 50" set that's almost unnoticeable.

The backlight seems very even. I haven't noticed too much wrong with that. Sometimes on fast-moving pictures I think I can see something but I have to be staring and looking for it to notice.
1 Like #25
CRTB
freakstyler

My reason for criticizing the cheap remote was due to it being supplied with a premium brand TV, it was surprising they'd supply such a cheap remote, I also doubt it'll wear well either. But its not much of a problem if you have Sky or use a universal remote.

Try Amazon for the universal glasses, we paid around £13 a pair - rechargeable also so no CR2032 batteries to replace. They performed better than the £40 sharp glasses.

Out of curiosity CRTB - how was your 50 inch set for screen uniformity? i.e. was there any backlight bleed or clouding on a dark/black screen?

I can't see the remote physically breaking. If you asked me to break it, it would take a hell of a lot of effort and strength. It is lightweight though, but that's fine for me.

Thanks for the Amazon tip - that'll be a great help for the 3D glasses.

As for screen uniformity - Well, 95% of my viewing has been World Cup games, which have been in glorious sunshine. So dark lighting hasn't really been an issue. But for the last couple of hours I've tried to look into this. There seems to be a small amount of screen bleed at the edges but there's really not much. There's perhaps 5mm of slightly lighter screen around the edge on really dark scenes, but on a 50" set that's almost unnoticeable.

The backlight seems very even. I haven't noticed too much wrong with that. Sometimes on fast-moving pictures I think I can see something but I have to be staring and looking for it to notice.

Just for reference these were the glasses we bought, although out of stock I would imagine other sellers have them for sale.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005F4HXNI/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

these are in stock and look identical to the ones we bought - Amazon fulfilled too so no hassle sending them back if they don't work. It can be hit and miss finding ones that work, I think these Sharp's use Infrared glasses and not the Bluetooth type.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HLD7IRW?psc=1

Thanks for the info, I'm toying with the idea of buying one to replace a bedroom TV - I need more HDMI inputs and even though I have criticised this Sharp its still a brilliant TV for the money.

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