Sharp - AQUOS - 46" Class (46" Diag.) - LCD TV - 1080p - HDTV 1080p - Black
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Screen Size: 46"
Horizontal Viewing Angle: 176Â°
Vertical Viewing Angle: 176Â°
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Response Time: 4 ms
Digital Tuner: ATSC
Analog Tuner: NTSC
Video Signal Standard: HDTV 1080p
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Brightness: 450 Nit
Scan Format: 1080p
RMS Output Power: 30 W
Number of HDMI Ports: 5
Composite Video: Yes
Component Video: Yes
Weight (Approximate): 51.80 lb
Green Compliant: Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: Energy Star
Limited Warranty: 1 Year
- AQUOS LC-46D85U 46" LCD TV
- Table Stand
- Height29.7 inches
- Width43.8 inches
- Depth13 inches
- Energy Star CompatibleYes
- TV TypeLCD Flat-Panel
- Screen Size Class46"
- Product Height (with stand)29-45/64"
- Product Height (without stand)27-47/64"
- Product Depth (with stand)12-61/64"
- Product Depth (without stand)3-29/32"
- USB PortNo
- USB InputNo
- Speaker Output Power30W
- Power Consumption (watts) Stand-by0.4
- Mount Bracket/VESA Pattern300mm
- Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
- Dynamic Contrast RatioNot Rated
- Internet ConnectableNo
- Speaker LocationBottom-mount
- Language OptionsEnglish, French, Spanish
- Green ComplianceEnergy Star
- Power Consumption (watts) Power On256
- Front A/V Inputs0
- Video Outputs0
- AM/FM TunerNo
- Ethernet PortNo
Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews(43 Reviews)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great Service from Best BuyPosted .
I bought the Sharp AQUOS 46" 120 HZ just about a month ago. I primarily chose Best Buy because I needed someone to carry out my dead 36" CRT. My purchase experience was wonderful. The "fine print" of the "free delivery" said Best Buy would unpack the TV, connect the stand, and place it where I needed it, and carry out 1 TV set. The fine print was fairly specific that they would not connect any cables or attempt to make the TV work. I got more than I expected from the delivery service and I'm very pleased. TV Quality I've been view this TV daily for a month. After reading many reviews on different sets, I settled on this TV mainly for the price and what I understood to be decent quality except for "Vertical Banding" that may have been resolved by this model. There are supposedly no bells and whistles (I'm not missing anything). I am happy with the set, but I am not picky. I have noticed horizontal banding (never saw any vertical banding) on about 5 out of 80 Comcast HD channels. Basicallly, the top line of the screen becomes scrambled. It is annoying, but I'll switch back to low def if it bothers me. Other than that, it's been fantastic. The colors are great, the blacks are better than I've seen on other LCDs, but not Plasma, and definitely not the LED hybrid that Samsung has right now (07/2009). The image is sharp, the motion blur is very minimal (more than I hoped for from a 120 Hz TV), but not as bad as I noticed on other LCDs. The viewing angle is only good for about 60 degrees, after that it's pretty bad. My kitchen is on the side of the family room, so it's annoying watching TV from the kitchen. Up close (1-3 feet away), the TV doesn't look good. However, it looks fantastic from 12 feet away. It's also great whether I'm standing looking down, sitting looking straight at it, or lying on the floor looking up. The viewing angle only seems to be a problem side to side, and only beyond 60 degrees. I did have a concern about calibration. I read many reviews where Samsung had a Store/Home setting, people were very happy about the Home setting. I didn't read about a similar feature for Sharp. I don't know if it's new, but when you first turn on this specific model, it gives you the option of Store/Home. The set up crew (more on that later) selected "home", the colors looked fantastic. I had Calibration settings from CNET and TweakMyTV.com (both different, incidently, and both recommended professional calibration). I decided not to play around with the settings and go with the default home setting. Note: there is also a game setting. The DVD (not Blu-Ray) picture quality is exceptional. The HD is exceptional (note 1080i, or basically 720p). The normal cable channels are good. I was able to configure my Comcast DVR remote for this TV (although it took about 4 tries doing the same thing, the 4th try seemed to do the trick, I have no idea what I did differently). Service Quality The Best Buy shopping experience exceeded my expectations. The first visit was no-pressure and very informative. The second visit was low-pressure. I was expecting a bunch of cross-selling which I got: Extended Warranty, Premium Warranty (I forgot what they called it, but it included Calibration for more than the price of calibration & extended warranty combined, but they said they'd re-calibrate after each service visit), Up-Convert DVD players, power supplies, and a few other add-ons I can't remember. I held my ground and just stuck to the TV. While there was some pressure, the sales person was much more low key than what I've experienced at other stores. Best Buy set a delivery date for 4 days later. I was negatively surprised at how long that would take (been spoiled with next day delivery). 3 days later, Best Buy called with a time and a 4 hour window. I was home 15 minutes before that time expecting to wait 4 hours or more, they should up exactly on time. They carried out my old TV, quickly and cleanly unpacked my new TV, set it up on the stand, placed it where I wanted it, then plugged in my cable box, VCR/DVD player daisy chain, and my stereo (Best Buy said that wasn't included). They turned on the TV, set the "home" setting, verified it connected to the cable box and a DVD could play. They asked if everything looked good, I said it was wonderful. I requested to keep the box, they were happy to leave it behind (they were ready to take it away). They were out of my house 15 minutes after arriving knowing the TV worked. I was very pleased with the delivery service. I had one other concern about buying this TV: a drop in price after I bought it. My CRT died 2 weeks before July 4th. I decided to wait until July 4th to buy it to take advantage of potential sales. The weekend before July 4th, the price dropped $100. I read about the 30 day best price match (which included Best Buy dropping the price). I decided to take the risk and purchase it a week earlier figuring I'd go for the price match if there was a sale. There wasn't. However, 4 weeks later (i.e. 29 days...and the day I"m writing this review), the price dropped another $100. I verifed it was not a close out price, verified the model number on my receipt matched the model number on the advertisement, then took the receipt and the ad to the store. I expected a hassle since I read online other people had problems with Best Buy not honoring their price match. The hassle didn't happen for me. The customer service lady was very nice and quickly gave me $106 credit on my card (it was actually a $98 price difference and about $8 in sales taxes). In a nutshell: I'm very happy with the Best Buy experience and reasonably pleased with the TV. However, I'm not a video or audiophile. Nor do I have a lot of other equipment to connect.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best value for the money by far, great picture.Posted .
I did a lot of research before buying, first off I wanted LCD because plasma's don't last as long, can leave permanent images burned into the screen, and are very heavy of course. Had to be full 1080p for maximum resolution and quality. The screen had to be at least 46" or larger, I know I wanted at least 120 hz refresh so there were no image blurs during fast motion, had to have plenty of HDMI inputs, and the best price of course. This TV is the best bang for the buck by far and delivers the goods... the image quality is as good as it gets with vibrant colors and crisp edges, especially with the 1080p high def content through the HDMI connections. The display settings are very advanced you can adjust and fine tune each input color setting. Don't let them sell you on their $300 calibration... just put in any THX Certified DVD you have into your DVD player connected to the tv, go to the options on the dvd, and go the the THX calibration and it will walk you through the settings to adjust to make your TV image as good as it can get. They didn't skimp out on the advanced features at all...The PC input is a nice touch also, I plug my laptop into it and it looks great, you can custom name your inputs and skip the ones you don't use which makes it easy to use. The only down part of this TV i've noticed withing the 2 weeks i've had it is the sound quality... it pops, sequels, fades and echoes if set it too high... even when you turn the bass and treble down (as those are the only audio setting adjustments). It's ok in a small quiet room but in a large or loud room forget about it. It's not really an issue for me since I plan on plugging it into my huge sound system anyways for movies at least (oh it also has fiber optic digital output on the TV which is a very nice touch) so i suggest buying a basic sound system for this TV and it would still be hundreds less then the next 46" 120 hz or larger LCD. If you want ultra high quality I would go for a Samsung, Pioneer, or LG but your going to pay at least $1500 more for the same size TV (more then double) But you can't beat this Sharp on Value, the VIZIO has good specs but they break down a lot and are built kind of cheap...Overall i'm very satisfied with this Sharp even though i'm very picky about the quality of my Electronics, and for the price you can't beat this.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Pure AwesomenessPosted .
Ok first let me begin by stating that I went to Best Buy in frustration after trying twice to purchase a TV from Sears ... I was so frustrated by the time I got to Best Buy I couldn't tell the sales person if the sky was purple or blue , that was how bad Sears had me . I avoided Best Buy namely because of price issues , mistake number 1 . Let me tell you something we should all take in stride " You pay for what you get " . You want good service , go to Best Buy . You want to be treated like a person and not just some sale , go to Best Buy . I felt so hurried and rushed at Sears , was treated rudely ( the sales person , didn't like anwsering questions ) that I finally left . I decided then and there to go to Best Buy , I looked at my clock and saw it was 8:32pm and I wasn't sure if I'd get there even in time to do anything . So I pull up to the store at 8:47pm and walked into the store , where I was greeted warmly . I went to the electronic section and went directly to the TVs , the sales person on the floor was actually helping a couple with TVs and politely asked them to wait a second while he helped me , he told me he'd get me another sales person to help and did so and returned to the couple . The sales person shortly found me and asked me what he could help me with . I told him of the frustration I had with Sears at which he just smiled , and told him I knew the store was closing so I didn't expect to keep him waiting and just wanted to look and ask a question or two , The young man told me something I'll never forget and think all stores should adapt to " This store will close when you have what you need and are satisfied " From that point I was forever a Best Buy customer . As to the TV - he took me through several different sets and showed me the difference between them and gave me the time to process all the information that he provided and after listening to my needs for a TV , suggested this set , it was a bit more expensive than what I was looking to pay however it fit my needs , I told him I needed to make a call to my banker ( wife ) to see if it would fit our budget . It was told to get the TV which made me happier than a pickle in a jar - haha southern humor . So after the purchase he and the door greeter opened the box to make sure not physical defects were on the set and had me pull my car around , which I then figured I'd have to figure out how to get in my car , not so - Not only was he helpful and polite but the young man wheeled it out , and then helped me load it into the trunk of my car . After getting home my wife and I had no trouble carrying it into the house and after moving our old 27" tube , we quickly removed the box , had the stand on it , all our video players and cable box plugged in to it . Setting it up after plugging it in was almost to easy and believe me I'm not the handy gadget kind of guy , I can build a house but ask me to set a VCR and you can forget it . So we set it up and I have noticed others review it as poor sounding - did any of you know that you have to set the TVs sound ? try that - it sounds great ! and it sounds ever better hooked up to our surround system , the picture quality is just WOW - I've heard others complain about pixelation ... well not here . This is by far the best TV I have ever had and that includes many rear projection sets . I will also buy from Best Buy in the future and will recommend all our friends to the store as well . Thank you Best Buy !!!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great Product, Sound? No-so-muchPosted .
I bought this 46" AQUOS after my Panny 40" rear-PJ LCD was starting to fry with that golden-brown color along the right edges (old set), and went with a flat-panel. I bought an AQUOS for my parents awhile ago, and the sharpness and color was impressive, so choosing the AQUOS was a no-brainer, and went with the 46" model, being the biggest I can fit in my tiny apartment. The stand was a bit of a challenge to set up, by yourself. It's straightfoward to do, so you don't need the manual for this, but a second person would've helped in assembly. Might want to think about that one. At first, the setup started with questions that prompted answers, which really sped things up for setting up. Since I have OTA reception, it scanned all the channels, albeit a bit on the slow side, so this is a good time for a toilet break. Once all the channels are locked in, you can scroll through the analog and digital stations. If you want the CHANNEL UP/DOWN buttons to only view digital, you got to go through SETUP and mark each analog station to ignore. Was a pain to do, but it help in channel-surfing. Unfortunatley, if you want to enter a channel, and both are available, likely, you'll get the analog one, so it helps to know the PHYSICAL channel of the station you want. (i.e. WBZ 4, Boston: Enter 4, get analog station, enter 30, get digital one.) Does not apply to those who dropped analog. Reception is slightly hampered by a higher-than-usual threshhold for DTV to function. While other TV's can work with signals around 26-33% strength, this TV needs at LEAST 36% to function, and a stable 37% to remain solid. DON'T LET THIS AFFECT YOUR DECISION YET, because the sensitivity of the tuner is good enough that it is very close to performance of those that kick in at about 30%. I'm sure there will be a software update to lower the threshhold (updates via Sharp's web site, and USB port on TV's right side). If they do, you'll have one very strong receiver! Picture quality out-of=the-box was a little strong, and dull in detail, but ultimately, was bumped up to a superior clarity, about a 180-degree difference than factory default. Of course, color, tint, and stuff like that are always going to be off, so you'll need to adjust. Like my Paerent's TV, the TINT needs to be heavilly adjusted towards green to get natural hues. It does it easilly once there. One feature I personally don't care about, is the dynamic contrast, so I killed that option. I can see the bulb adjust, which is annoying. Did the same with another TV. Again, personal preference. The Auto-Bright is handy, being I like the picture bright when the apartment is bright, and dark when it's pitch-black, without burning a hole in my retinas with a over-bright image. Sound is not that great out-of-the-box. If you have a stereo/surround sound system attached to the TV, this doesn't apply to you, but if you use the built-ins, they don't sound all that great, as they put tiny speakers in, so they can make the set smaller. With a little adjusting, you can get them to sound halfway-decent most of the time, but if you love deep bass, or explosions, well, it's not happening too well here. In those cases, you probably have a fancy sound system anyway. Overall, great product. Sure, the sound is it's shortfall, but if you're not an audiophile, you'll be fine with it. Picture quality can't be beat, either, especially with the 120Hz (119.88) feature turned on, eliminates a lot of slideshow blur.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent buy!Posted .
Very easy to set up, got it for $999 around 10//12009. I bought the HDMI cables and have service with Comcast, including their HD package. The quality is phenominal, and I thought the 46 inch for $999 was a great deal. I bought the 4yr service plan, and if the quality stays as perfect as it is now, I'll be happy. The 4yr service plan was about $179, and the HDMI cables were about $60. The built-in speakers are pretty good. I have a large great room with tall ceilings and football/TVl still sounds great. I had my eye on this TV for about 2 months or so, and I noticed the price was going up and down between $1097 and $999... so keep an eye on the sale price if you do by it for $1097 because they give the difference back to you if it goes down within 30 daysI would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great step up from 720pPosted .
I've got a relatively short viewing distance in my TV room, so 46" to 50" is about all I can do if I want a decent picture. I stepped up from a 50" 720p DLP set to this one, and I've been more than impressed. First, it was easy to integrate into my home theater setup. This thing has enough ports on it that I was able to simplify my set up -- bye, bye, HDMI switch! I was also impressed that when I hooked up my Samsung Blu-ray player, selecting the player's input will actually turn the unit on. (I'm easily impressed, but come on -- that's a little cool.) Second, the picture is definitely a step up from 720p. If you watch a lot of 1080 content, you can feel confident that you'll notice the difference. (If you've been on the fence about an upgrade, hop off the fence.) Local HD channels pulled in by clear QAM from Comcast now look almost as good as their OTA counterparts, whereas on my DLP set there was a distinct quality difference. Calibrate the set a little when you set it up, and you'll definitely be happy with this TV.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
great tv, Awsome pricePosted .
Well we had a 65 series for 38 days and we were very happy with it. Than I walked into our local Best Buy to purchase a digital camera and what do I see the 85 series on sale for just over 20 dollars more than what we pay for our 65 so beacuse of the great silver reward program I was able to come home pack the 65 in her box and return it. We are sooo happy the 85 series is the same tv just add 120 hz. we have been using it for a couple of days and the motion blury is non excistance. The 5 hdmi and 2 components mean that you can install anything you have for example we have wii, ps3, bose system, direct tv and comcast. and it is a breeze to go from one system to the next. We owned 3 Samsung lcd's and 3 Sharps lcd's and they all have been a great investment ( all purchase at Best Buy). One last thing you can edit the name of the system you are installing, it makes it easy for everyone to find what they want to use (wii, direct tv, ps3, etc,) If you can find one don't think it twice and bring it home you wont regret it.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome TV!!! Awesome price!!!Posted .
This is our first LCD flat panel television purchase. We have a rear projection tv in our basement, which is really nice in HD, but the standard picture is less than great. I did a lot of research and shopped around before purchasing this tv. The price was unbeatable for the features and size. Found a Vizio at Sam's club, same size and 120Hz for $1300. This tv, which is a much better brand than Vizio, was on sale for $1177!! A steal!! Very happy with the tv so far. We were looking at the 42 in televisions for our family room, but glad we went with the 46. Also glad we went with a 120Hz, since my husband watches a lot of sports. They only had two left at the Best Buy near us and oddly enough my sister-in-law went and bought the other one when I told her about it!! Picture is crisp and clear. Colors are awesome. HD is fantastic, but even standard picture looks great. Sharp also offered an extra 3 months onto the 1 year warranty when you register your product and sign-up on their website!! AWESOME TV ALL AROUND!!!I would recommend this to a friend