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Sharp LC-52LE835 Review

52" AQUOS LED 3D TV

The LC-52LE835 will offer a value-oriented approach to 3D TV viewing while foregoing the highest end features such as full array true backlit local dimming. The LED panel is instead edge lit and does not worry with local dimming technology preferring instead to release its 3D content in 540 lines of resolution per eye.

Picture and Viewing Features

Sharp's new X-gen LED panel with Quattron Quad pixel technology is impressing me more and more. Once you review as many TVs as we do, you get used to the most subtle differences in a TVs picture performance. What I am beginning to realize is that Quattron panels offer something more than your average LED TV. Not only are yellow and gold colors more acutely interesting, all of the colors pop more – but not with typical contrast enhancement. Maintaining a natural richness while improving color dynamics is a difficult task, and I am more and more a believer in this technology which I initially thought was a gimmick to be quite honest. The LC-52LE835 enjoys all the benefits of Sharp's best panels with edge lit LED 3D technology.

3D TV Performance on the LE835 series was mixed. While some of the best 3D picture quality from an LED TV it does suffer from the usual suspects. Flaws from bright lights in the foreground or flickering and blurring during fast motion scenes are more visible and more pronounced than on the highest end LE935 series. On a positive note, we did not note any blur in the bottom right and left corners of the 3D imagery.

Appearance

The LC-52LE835 is a very attractive super thin TV of only .8" depth. The slim .7" surrounding framing bezel is black gloss. Overall, the effect is quite stunning, especially on the larger TVs to have such a slim bezel surrounding a giant black screen. The screen panels on the LE830 are also a rich black when turned off.

Internet Applications and Connectivity

The LC-52LE835 includes built in Wifi for access to Sharp's Internet TV suite which includes Pandora, Twitter, Flickr, Vudu, Netflix, Cinema Now as well as Sharp AQUOS Advantage Live which is an remote online live service offered by Sharp to help you personalize your settings for Internet the way you want them. Sharp is the only manufacturer with such a service. It's not clear at this point how Sharp's Internet Suite Apps are being created or enlarged.

Standout Features

Quattron, Quad pixel X-gen technology panel mentioned above.

240Hz. The 240Hz feature in the Sharp LED TVs is not as over-hyped in eliminating natural background blur as are some of the other competitors. This is a positive thing, as it leaves the picture looking more natural while eliminating much of the judder and jerky effects that are a problem on LED TVs.

Internet connectivity and built-in WiFi

AQUOS Advantage Service

See the LC-52LE835U Value Rating Review

 



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