Sharp LC-37D40U Video
Delivering true blacks and splendid shadow detail, this EDTV plasma is the king of the home-theater hill.
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Sharp LC-37D40U Review
The good: Able to reproduce relatively deep blacks; numerous picture adjustments; two HDMI and two component-video inputs; attractive all-black styling.
The bad: Color decoding pushes red and de-emphasizes green; no PC input or picture-in-picture; can't change aspect ratio modes with HD sources.
The bottom line: The Sharp LC-37D40U delivers some of the deepest blacks and very good overall image quality for an LCD, making it worth the extra dough for home-theater fans.
Sharp LC-37D40U Specs
Part number: LC-37D40U
- Product Specifications