Sharp Aquos LC-46D85U Video
Sharp Aquos LC-46D85U Video Transcript
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>> David: David Katzmaier here from CNET.com and I'm with the Sharp LC-46D85U it's a 46 inch flat-panel LCD TV. Sharp put 120 hertz on this model, which is its differentiating feature, we'll get to that in a little bit but first you'll notice the styling on this TV it's actually nice and compact I really like the look of the set. Below the screen is a thin strip for the speakers and around the sides is really very little wasted area. Of course, the stand here on the bottom comes with a set it does not swivel. One of the other cool things about this set is its 5 HDMI inputs, count 'em 5, around the back panel there's 4 of those inputs and the side panel adds a 5th, there's also a pair of component video inputs and a PC input, so all in all this is one of the most well-equipped TV's in the connectivity department that we've tested this year. Also plenty of ways to play around with the picture on this set you can go in and adjust any of the picture modes there's also a way to adjust the color temperature and even a color management system that we found worked surprisingly well. It also has an extensive energy saving option you can go in and adjust a power saving mode that can actually look at ambient light conditions and adjust the picture automatically although we do recommend leaving that off for critical viewing. When you tilt the TV it allowed for our own critical viewing, however, it was a little bit less impressive than we expected, it's black level performance was pretty good but not among the best we've tested with LCD's but the real issue was its backlight uniformity we noticed that there were kind of these subtle bands on the back of the screen and you can see they're kind of there at all times but especially when the screen is full of like a sky or a sea or a shot like that it really does kind of show up especially if the image is moving. Otherwise performance was relatively good, again, relatively accurate color especially after calibration but that vanning [phonetic] issue will be a problem. The 120 hertz doesn't have the judder processing in it so it doesn't have that smoothing effect but it did make the motion a little bit less blurry at least according to test patterns so that was a good thing. It's a quick look at the sharp LC-46D85U and I'm David Katzmaier. ^E00:02:03
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