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Operating The 1080p LCD TVs

by Vincent Teoh
8 March 2007

Remote Control

Rank LCD TV Points
1 Samsung LE40F71BX 3
2 Sharp LC42XD1E 2
3 Sony KDL40W2000 1

Samsung's was the most ergonomic; Sharp's was bland; but aesthetic-wise we were appalled that Sony KDL-40W2000's remote control even got past the drawing board.

On-Screen Menu Navigation

Rank LCD TV Points
1 Sony KDL40W2000 3
2 Samsung LE40F71BX 2
3 Sharp LC42XD1E 1

After the initial setup, the on-screen menu is most often used to change external input source so a speedy navigation is highly desirable. Sony's was the most responsive, with Samsung's coming in a close second. Sharp's was frustratingly sluggish.

Electronic Programme Guide

Rank LCD TV Points
1 Sharp LC42XD1E 3
2 Sony KDL40W2000 2
3 Samsung LE40F71BX 1

The Samsung LE40F71B was completely out of contention – it didn't even have a digital tuner to begin with. Sony KDL-40W2000's blurry EPG lacking in live preview meant that Sharp LC-42XD1E's offering – although cartoonish – grabbed top spot.

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