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Sharp LC46XD1E Report

by Vincent Teoh
2 May 2007



When the Sharp Aquos XD1E series of 1080p LCD HDTV first hit the streets of UK in October 2006, the initial impressions were great: detailed high-definition picture with very respectable blacks at an unbeatable price point. It was not long though before the complaints started pouring in, mostly related to screen uniformity problems (a.k.a. 'banding').

Field reports suggested that the 37 and 42-inch versions were less affected... certainly when we reviewed the LC-42XD1E, the faint vertical bands visible on a mid-grey test pattern did not materialise into real-life viewing annoyance. We shall see if the Sharp LC46XD1E is any different...

Note: As the design, connections, manual, on-screen menu, EPG and remote control of the Sharp LC46XD1E are similar to those of its smaller siblings, please refer to the relevant sections in the Sharp LC-42XD1E review for more detail in these respects.

Sharp LC46XD1E Specifications

Physical Measurements

Screen Size (Diagonal) 46 inches
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Dimensions Without Stand (in mm) 1127 x 728 x 128.2
Dimensions With Stand (in mm) 1127 x 790 x 309
Weight Without Stand 31.5 kg
Weight With Stand 36 kg


Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness 450 cd/m2
Horizontal Viewing Angle (quoted) 176°
Vertical Viewing Angle (quoted) 176°
Panel Life 60,000 hours (at standard backlight)

TV Tuner

Analogue PAL/SECAM
Digital DVB-T (Freeview)
Stereo Reception NICAM, A2
Present Channels Quantity 999


HDMI 2 (19-pin)
VGA 1 (HD-15)
Component 0 (component-VGA adaptor supplied)
Scart 2 (21-pin)
S-Video 1 (4-pin)
Composite (including audio input) 1 input; 1 output
Serial RS232 1 (9-pin)
Headphone 1 (3.5mm stereo minijack)
Common Interface Slot 1


Output Mode Stereo
Speakers (100mm x 40mm) x 4
Audio Amplifier 15 watt x 2


Source AC 220V-240V, 50Hz
Power Consumption 260 Watt (2.7 Watt Standby)

Included Accessories: Infrared remote control, 2 x AAA batteries, power cable, tabletop stand, cable tie, cable clamps (2 small, 1 large), screen wipe, manual, component-VGA adaptor cable


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