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Sharp Aquos LC40LE600E 40" Full HD LED backlit TV
Sharp Aquos LC40LE600E 40" Full HD LED backlit TV

Sharp Aquos LC40LE600E 40" Full HD LED backlit TV

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I was going to buy one myself but gave up because I would rather get a sony.
Its not a bad deal though. Cheapest 40" led TV you can get.

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Get a glimpse of the future with the Sharp Aquos LC40LE600E 40" Full HD LCD TV, a fantastic example of the new breed of LED-backlit flatscreen televisions! This cutting-edge HDTV offers outstanding picture quality at a price you can afford.

The star of the show is the 40-inch LCD panel with LED backlighting. This breathtaking display boasts a Full HD 1920 x 1080p resolution, with an incredible native contrast ratio of 4,000:1 and dynamic contrast of 2,000,000:1 - ensuring beautifully cinematic imagery.

The high contrast is complemented by the 176-degree viewing angle of the Sharp Aquos LC-40LE600E, which allows everyone in the room to enjoy the stunning image. The ultra-bright white LEDs in the backlight provide a luminance of 450 cd/m2, which is more than enough to punch through bright ambient lighting conditions during sunlight hours.

The Sharp Aquos LC40LE600E 40" Full HD LCD TV is practical too, with a choice of 3 HDMI connectors, twin SCART sockets, composite, component, and even PC input (D-Sub) for using the TV as a giant computer monitor. It includes a built-in digital Freeview tuner to extend your entertainment possibilities yet further, and with a power consumption of just 72 watts in operation, it's up to 40% more efficient than traditional LCD TVs of this size.


Mega Contrast 50hz refresh rate Built-in digital TV tuner 3x HDMI, 2x SCART, 1x Component, 1x PC Brilliant Colour Processor Dolby Digital Plus Available in 32", 46" On Screen Display 2 No of Scarts Stand Included View technical specification for the Sharp Aquos LC40LE600E 40" Full HD LED backlit TV Hide technical specification about the Sharp Aquos LC40LE600E 40" Full HD LED backlit TV

Full specification

Screen Size (inches) 40 inches Size of the screen measured diagonally across the screen
Flat Screen YES Flat screens reflect less and do not curve at the edges providing you with less distortion
Widescreen Option YES A format also known as 16:9 offering you the advantage of being able to watch movies in their original format
Sound Quality Dolby Digital Plus See our TV Buying Guide for more information
Viewable Screen Size 39.8 inches
Digital Tuner YES This enables you to receive over 25 Freeview channels, subject to coverage, including BBC Three, BBC Four, BBC News 24, Sky News, Sky Sports News, ITV2, CBeebies and digital radio channels
Brightness 450 cd/m2 The greater the brightness the better quality of the picture usually is. However the actual picture quality is determined by how well the brightness and contrast of the TV work together
Viewing angles 176 degrees This determines the optimum viewing angle
On Screen Display YES For the simple on screen access to menu options
No of Scarts 2 To enable you to connect to other equipment such as a DVD player, video or games console
Line input NO
Stand Included YES
Wall Mountable YES
Parental Lock YES Unauthorised people such as children can be prevented from tampering with the equipment
Auto Install YES Automatically tunes your TV and sets up the channels at the touch of a button
Sleep Timer YES Can be set to turn off automatically
Headphone Socket YES For you to listen with personal headphones
Front AV sockets NO For easy connection of equipment such as camcorders or games consoles
Fastext YES Allows for faster and easier access to Ceefax and Teletext information services
Remote Control YES Enables you to operate your equipment from a remote handset
Weight 15.4 kg This is the weight of the appliance in KG
Height (exc Stand) 612 mm
Width (exc stand) 964 mm
Depth (exc stand) 309 mm
Standby power consumption 0.3 watts Power usage when switched on Standby
On power consumption 72 KWh/24hr Power usage when up and running

42 Comments

Unusual to see any silver on TV's now as they've become primarily black. Interesting. Yes.

Thanks looks great

goto be better than a samsung

looks good! good price for an LED too...

Shock;7705385

goto be better than a samsung



Why?

Whats wrong with Samsung?

only 50hz refresh rate. no thanks!

TJ Hughes are offering LG 42" tv for £499. Brilliant deal, we paid £1000 for our 36" just over a year ago.

jenzdeals;7705559

TJ Hughes are offering LG 42" tv for £499. Brilliant deal, we paid £1000 … TJ Hughes are offering LG 42" tv for £499. Brilliant deal, we paid £1000 for our 36" just over a year ago.



LED?

Shock;7705385

goto be better than a samsung



Nothing wrong with Samsung TV's at all, I have an LE37B550, it has a fantastic picture and no end of features, it even plays MKV's and avi's via a USB stick or USB hard drive with a tweak in the service menu. The rubbish some people spout on here is tiresome.

Original Poster

austinc;7705485

only 50hz refresh rate. no thanks!



That what put me off was well.... and the fact that looks ugly comparing to Sony Bravia sets.

pgilc1;7705472

Why?Whats wrong with Samsung?



Good picture but I found the screens very reflective.

Shock;7705385

goto be better than a samsung



I never even hear of Sharp these days in regards to tele sets, it's normally Samsung/Panasonic/Sony/Toshiba/Pioneer etc. Stupid sweeping statement like that just looks like a trolling attempt.

pgilc1;7705472

Why?Whats wrong with Samsung?


Terrible picture quality in SD, poor speakers (among other things).
jenzdeals;7705559

TJ Hughes are offering LG 42" tv for £499. Brilliant deal, we paid £1000 … TJ Hughes are offering LG 42" tv for £499. Brilliant deal, we paid £1000 for our 36" just over a year ago.


Depends which TV, whether it's 1080p and all that. I'd not buy a TV from TJ Hughes myself, all their stock seems to be old.

austinc;7705485

only 50hz refresh rate. no thanks!



You realise many people turn off the 100/200hz modes on their TV's because they can't tolerate the side effects.

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Mentos;7705682

You realise many people turn off the 100/200hz modes on their TV's … You realise many people turn off the 100/200hz modes on their TV's because they can't tolerate the side effects.



Could you explain the side effects please?

I never watched modern TV sets for longer than a few minutes.

poor speakers (among other things).



Running a proper TV without external speakers is a sin anyhow

Shock;7705385

goto be better than a samsung



what! the first every LED i saw in my life was a samsung, it was wafer thin, it was the best thing i ever saw, seemed to me like samsung revolutionised the LED at the time. imo if i had excess moey i would stich to LCD and buy either a panasonic G, pioneer kuro, or sony z series, if i was quite broke i would scratch for a toshiba, hitachi. i'm the type of guy that always goes for middle ground which makes me a samsung/LG guy! i love my LG/samsungs as they offer great tech for a very good price...i'm just waiting for the price of LED to go down. as for this sharp, i spoke to some1 in currys and he told me this model is one of sharp's first ever models and will be drop in price every month, could be perhps due to the depth of the tv, its unlike the thin ones, i almost thought it was a lcd at first. i have to say the picture is great...but only 50hz, so will suffer on very fast moving images.

Mentos;7705682

You realise many people turn off the 100/200hz modes on their TV's … You realise many people turn off the 100/200hz modes on their TV's because they can't tolerate the side effects.



it is always nice to have the option of 50/100/200hz than just having 50hz only.

Shivers;7705774

Running a proper TV without external speakers is a sin anyhow


Heh, I understand your point, but the sound setup I want is too pricey for me at the moment. Rather go the full hog than get some middle-ground set.
yasmo10;7705837

what! the first every LED i saw in my life was a samsung, it was wafer … what! the first every LED i saw in my life was a samsung, it was wafer thin, it was the best thing i ever saw, seemed to me like samsung revolutionised the LED at the time. imo if i had excess moey i would stich to LCD and buy either a panasonic G, pioneer kuro, or sony z series, if i was quite broke i would scratch for a toshiba, hitachi. i'm the type of guy that always goes for middle ground which makes me a samsung/LG guy! i love my LG/samsungs as they offer great tech for a very good price...i'm just waiting for the price of LED to go down. as for this sharp, i spoke to some1 in currys and he told me this model is one of sharp's first ever models and will be drop in price every month, could be perhps due to the depth of the tv, its unlike the thin ones, i almost thought it was a lcd at first. i have to say the picture is great...but only 50hz, so will suffer on very fast moving images.


Uh, what? Samsung's TVs aren't real LED televisions, just LED lit. You'd switch to LCD? Panasonic and Pioneer use plasma technology for their good televisions, Pioneer don't even use any LCDs. Panasonic's G10 was just over six hundred (42"), which is comparable to any Samsung or LG TV of the same specification.

Shivers;7705648

I never even hear of Sharp these days in regards to tele sets, it's … I never even hear of Sharp these days in regards to tele sets, it's normally Samsung/Panasonic/Sony/Toshiba/Pioneer etc. Stupid sweeping statement like that just looks like a trolling attempt.



That's because Sharp are far to busy making the panels for Sony and Toshiba To a point where they are now even outputting LCD's for Pioneer as well. Not to mention Sharp are pioneering the next gen UVHD TV's already for Cinema's etc which is already 4x more pixels than 1080p TV's....................

Adamo;7705922

Heh, I understand your point, but the sound setup I want is too pricey … Heh, I understand your point, but the sound setup I want is too pricey for me at the moment. Rather go the full hog than get some middle-ground set.Uh, what? Samsung's TVs aren't real LED televisions, just LED lit. You'd switch to LCD? Panasonic and Pioneer use plasma technology for their good televisions, Pioneer don't even use any LCDs. Panasonic's G10 was just over six hundred (42"), which is comparable to any Samsung or LG TV of the same specification.



Pionner do make LCD TV's! I'm not going to link it to you because I don't need to, do some research!

crazymonkey;7705957

That's because Sharp are far to busy making the panels for Sony and … That's because Sharp are far to busy making the panels for Sony and Toshiba To a point where they are now even outputting LCD's for Pioneer as well. Not to mention Sharp are pioneering the next gen UVHD TV's already for Cinema's etc which is already 4x more pixels than 1080p TV's....................



Ahh I see, I didn't realise that, should have guessed though since it's fairly common isn't it?

Thanks for the info!

do sony even bother to make their own panels anymore ?
last time i opened a sony psp, the lcd had a sharp badge on it.
sharp isnt big in the uk but they are rated pretty highly in japan.

to the guy who slated samsung...samsung make fantastic panels, the only issue is getting hold of an actual samsung panel.....unfortunately they outsource a lot so even though you may pay for a samsung panel the chances of getting one aren't so high.
bit like paying for a bmw and getting a ford engine inside.

Adamo;7705922

Uh, what? Samsung's TVs aren't real LED televisions, just LED lit. … Uh, what? Samsung's TVs aren't real LED televisions, just LED lit. You'd switch to LCD? Panasonic and Pioneer use plasma technology for their good televisions, Pioneer don't even use any LCDs. Panasonic's G10 was just over six hundred (42"), which is comparable to any Samsung or LG TV of the same specification.



yup i think i'd stick to lcd for now, for at least a couple more years anyway...LED isn't going anywhere, after a few years it will be affordable for me to buy a big screen LED :). erm LED and LED lit, i dont know completely what the difference is but dont they both fall into the LED category? or mybe not, somebody elaborate on this please...sorry i'm not much of a techy, the LED logo is misleading slightly. oh btw pioneers do the kuro 37v, they were LCD, mate has one. as for plasmas making their good tellys, well friend of mine works for sky sports and he has his plasma on the sports news channel, the red band at the bottom of the screen that has latest scores and news is now permanently burnt into the screen, he changes the channel and the sports logo and the band remain embedded in the screen...doubt the plasma make good tellys imo. would love a LED, pricey for me though...patience is the key here rather than settling for the first few LED's ( LED lit) that gets reduced!

simate;7705595

Nothing wrong with Samsung TV's at all, I have an LE37B550, it has a … Nothing wrong with Samsung TV's at all, I have an LE37B550, it has a fantastic picture and no end of features, it even plays MKV's and avi's via a USB stick or USB hard drive with a tweak in the service menu. The rubbish some people spout on here is tiresome.



Can u explain how to make it play mkv files pls?

I looked at this deal, having visited a few stores and seen the lovely picture on LED panels. Unfortunately having gone into Comet to look at the picture on the Sharp it was very disappointing even running a blue ray. My wife took one look at it and said "I don't care what we have but your not having that ugly box in the house", personally I could live with the square lines and the silver but not everyone could. Lets not forget the LED is still an LCD tv just using an LED to backlight as opposed to Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps there are then 2 types of LED RGB Dynamic and Edge lit. LED lit LCD has mainly been developed in an attempt to address the gulf between CCFL LCD tv's and Plasma in respect of contrast ratios but does nothing to bring the LED any closer to Plasma in terms of response times (to eliminate motion blur/ghosting/trails in fast moving action. In terms of Refresh rates (how many Hz it is), remember that incoming signals such as SKY HD come into your set at 50Hz, the onboard processor then interprets and in fills those images, so in very simple terms with a 400Hz tv you will see 50 images every second from the true source and 350 from the processor, hence some sets producing nasty images and the earlier reference to turning them off.
As previously stated many companies make panels and most then sell them to other companies to use in their TV's. You only have to look at Bang and Olufsen which certainly historically was a £400 Philips tube wrapped in a £3500 metal frame with B and O written on it. When I was shopping for my last home cinema system the Sony one was a set of LG speakers (retailing at £150 with LG branding) but these had Sony written on them so were £800.
It is an indication of what a good reputation Sony built up in the 80's with great quality Brown goods that they can push out other peoples equipment in boxes with a Sony stamp and people will still buy it despite its extortionate price tag, and even enter stores and ask for it, and buy it without considering any other options. Personally knowing what I do I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole until they wipe 30% off their entire product range

Hope this helps somebody.

Happygeorge;7706655

In terms of Refresh rates (how many Hz it is), remember that incoming … In terms of Refresh rates (how many Hz it is), remember that incoming signals such as SKY HD come into your set at 50Hz, the onboard processor then interprets and in fills those images, so in very simple terms with a 400Hz tv you will see 50 images every second from the true source and 350 from the processor, hence some sets producing nasty images and the earlier reference to turning them off.



Good post apart from the above section. Unless I'm mistaken 400Hz and 600Hz refer to sub-field drive and not the motion of the image. The best TVs on the market bar-non (Pioneer fan boys please step up now) in my opinion are the Sony Z series, razor sharp detailing and a great implementation of 200Hz. On the subject of strange results of 100Hz/200Hz, this is common in Samsung models, it almost looks like fast moving subjects are no in any way attached to the background, like they are cut outs. That it simply because Samsung have not developed their product as well as Sony have.

Back to the subject of this deal. The TV is very poor in it's handling of fast paced motion, this is still even the case of the !00Hz model. You get a very noisy image especially around bright coloured fast moving objects. This applies to both standard and high definition inputs. As alternatives I would personally look at one of the following, admittedly each one is £100 dearer but it is worth the extra. All three of these models retail at around £699 Sony 40W5500, LG 42LH500 or Panasonic 42S10.

Hopefully this will help a few of you out there.

Okay I may be wrong but as I understood it the processor in the TV took the 50Hz image and recreated a new image to fill the gap, so if you had a ball in flight and the sky image showed a frame with a ball far left of the screen and the next on the far right, the TV processor would create an image to fill the gap i.e a frame with the ball in the centre.
If anyone can set me straight and explain the refresh rates any better then please do.

I just bought the Panasonic 42S10 as mentioned above for £699 from House of Fraser with a 5 yr guarantee, cheapest if not worried about the extra 4 years cover is about £620 delivered from Pixmania. If I had the money to burn or space to make proper use of it it would be one of the Pioneer Kuro range.

waiting for prices to get a bit more mainstream then im getting an led, nice to see 40 inchers are going sub 1000 quid

still looking out for the Sharp - LC 40LE700E. about this price would be great.

gcmarcal;7705597

looks ugly comparing to Sony Bravia sets.


can hardly imagine any tv looking worse than bravia... (have one in front of me so I know what I'm saying)

yasmo10;7705837

what! the first every LED i saw in my life was a samsung, it was wafer … what! the first every LED i saw in my life was a samsung, it was wafer thin, it was the best thing i ever saw, seemed to me like samsung revolutionised the LED at the time. imo if i had excess moey i would stich to LCD and buy either a panasonic G, pioneer kuro, or sony z series, if i was quite broke i would scratch for a toshiba, hitachi. i'm the type of guy that always goes for middle ground which makes me a samsung/LG guy! i love my LG/samsungs as they offer great tech for a very good price...i'm just waiting for the price of LED to go down. as for this sharp, i spoke to some1 in currys and he told me this model is one of sharp's first ever models and will be drop in price every month, could be perhps due to the depth of the tv, its unlike the thin ones, i almost thought it was a lcd at first. i have to say the picture is great...but only 50hz, so will suffer on very fast moving images.



Surely, your getting LED confused with OLED?

As are a few other people on here.

Hate to break it to you but Sharp now make the panels that go in Sony TV's so the picture quality won't be any different

simate;7705595

Nothing wrong with Samsung TV's at all, I have an LE37B550, it has a … Nothing wrong with Samsung TV's at all, I have an LE37B550, it has a fantastic picture and no end of features, it even plays MKV's and avi's via a USB stick or USB hard drive with a tweak in the service menu. The rubbish some people spout on here is tiresome.



build quality could be better though. my familys had 2 samsungs, both went wrong after 2 years. the first one the PSU went (costing £200ish) and the 2nd the screen needed replacing which would of cost even more

as for the deal, its nice to see somebody who knows that "LED" is just a backlight on current models. have some rep

Happygeorge;7706948

Okay I may be wrong but as I understood it the processor in the TV took … Okay I may be wrong but as I understood it the processor in the TV took the 50Hz image and recreated a new image to fill the gap, so if you had a ball in flight and the sky image showed a frame with a ball far left of the screen and the next on the far right, the TV processor would create an image to fill the gap i.e a frame with the ball in the centre. If anyone can set me straight and explain the refresh rates any better then please do..



when extra frames are inserted they just duplicate other frames....there is no way the tv would be able to do what you thought.

wat;7706296

do sony even bother to make their own panels anymore ?last time i opened … do sony even bother to make their own panels anymore ?last time i opened a sony psp, the lcd had a sharp badge on it.sharp isnt big in the uk but they are rated pretty highly in japan.to the guy who slated samsung...samsung make fantastic panels, the only issue is getting hold of an actual samsung panel.....unfortunately they outsource a lot so even though you may pay for a samsung panel the chances of getting one aren't so high.bit like paying for a bmw and getting a ford engine inside.



Can we get this and a few other things straight.

Sony dont make panels and neither do Samsung. A company called S-LCD does. S-LCD is a 50/50 joint venture between Sony and Samsung based in S Korea. Most 32" and larger TV's made by Sony and Samsung use S-LCD manufactured panels but I believe some top model Sonys now use Sharp ASV panels. S-LCD do not make 37" panels and both Sony and Samsung outsource these from a Taiwanese company AU Optronics.

Philips also use Sharp ASV panels in their top end models.

Both Panasonic and Pioneer make LCD's upto 37". The Pioneer LCD's used to use Sharp ASV panels. Pioneer has now ceased manufacture of LCD's and Plasmas and has passed its technology to Panasonic and the 2010 Pioneer brand TV's will be made by Panasonic. Also the top end Panasonic Plasmas will incorporate the Pioneer Kuro technology.

Panasonic make their own LCD (IPS Alpha and IPS pro) panels and Plasma panels

LG also make 32"and larger LCD panels (S-IPS) which are used in addition to themselves by Philips and Toshiba.

Most "Cheapo" brands use panels from either AU optronics or ChiMei Optronics.

This only covers panels of 32" and above. Who makes what and uses what in smaller LCD's is a veritable minefield.

Leadbeter;7712130

Can we get this and a few other things straight.Sony dont make panels and … Can we get this and a few other things straight.Sony dont make panels and neither do Samsung. A company called S-LCD does. S-LCD is a 50/50 joint venture between Sony and Samsung based in S Korea. Most 32" and larger TV's made by Sony and Samsung use S-LCD manufactured panels but I believe some top model Sonys now use Sharp ASV panels. S-LCD do not make 37" panels and both Sony and Samsung outsource these from a Taiwanese company AU Optronics.Philips also use Sharp ASV panels in their top end models.Both Panasonic and Pioneer make LCD's upto 37". The Pioneer LCD's used to use Sharp ASV panels. Pioneer has now ceased manufacture of LCD's and Plasmas and has passed its technology to Panasonic and the 2010 Pioneer brand TV's will be made by Panasonic. Also the top end Panasonic Plasmas will incorporate the Pioneer Kuro technology.Panasonic make their own LCD (IPS Alpha and IPS pro) panels and Plasma panelsLG also make 32"and larger LCD panels (S-IPS) which are used in addition to themselves by Philips and Toshiba.Most "Cheapo" brands use panels from either AU optronics or ChiMei Optronics.This only covers panels of 32" and above. Who makes what and uses what in smaller LCD's is a veritable minefield.



Awesome post, you are a man that knows! (Unless you made all that up!) Thanks very much...respect!

Leadbeter;7712130

Can we get this and a few other things straight.Sony dont make panels and … Can we get this and a few other things straight.Sony dont make panels and neither do Samsung. A company called S-LCD does. S-LCD is a 50/50 joint venture between Sony and Samsung based in S Korea. Most 32" and larger TV's made by Sony and Samsung use S-LCD manufactured panels but I believe some top model Sonys now use Sharp ASV panels. S-LCD do not make 37" panels and both Sony and Samsung outsource these from a Taiwanese company AU Optronics.Philips also use Sharp ASV panels in their top end models.Both Panasonic and Pioneer make LCD's upto 37". The Pioneer LCD's used to use Sharp ASV panels. Pioneer has now ceased manufacture of LCD's and Plasmas and has passed its technology to Panasonic and the 2010 Pioneer brand TV's will be made by Panasonic. Also the top end Panasonic Plasmas will incorporate the Pioneer Kuro technology.Panasonic make their own LCD (IPS Alpha and IPS pro) panels and Plasma panelsLG also make 32"and larger LCD panels (S-IPS) which are used in addition to themselves by Philips and Toshiba.Most "Cheapo" brands use panels from either AU optronics or ChiMei Optronics.This only covers panels of 32" and above. Who makes what and uses what in smaller LCD's is a veritable minefield.



Top posting. Rep added. Question is, are the panels shipped from the same factory to differnt customers all the same. I appreciate the video engine chips are different, but do Sharp ship the same LCDs to Phillips (3ms ambilight 9000 series) as they did to Pioneer?

Having seen both the 32 Samsung (LED edge-lit) and the 32 Sharp (LED-lit) side-by-side, running the same HD feed via component, and tweeked both for optimum image quality (spent 25 mins in Comet), to me the Sharp is markedly inferior to the Samsung. Motion artefacts, duller image (no matter how much tweaking), and drab panel design.

I wish it wasn't the same for the Panasonic G10 (which I was all set to choose over and above the Sammy), but that (in 42") seemed even worse than both the Samsung and the Sharp. Again I spent an age playing with settings and trying to tweak image quality, same HD feed as the other two... picture looked even duller than the other two, with much less motion artefacts than the Sharp, but more than the Samsung.
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