Sharp LC-70LE640U comparison

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Sharp LC-70LE640U

Sharp LC-70LE640U
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Vizio E701i-A3

Vizio E701i-A3
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Sharp LC-70LE650

Sharp LC-70LE650
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Panasonic TC-P55ST50

Panasonic TC-P55ST50
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Samsung PN64F8500

Samsung PN64F8500
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Price $1,349 to $1,949 at 4 stores $1,493 to $3,231 at 5 stores $1,572 to $1,999 at 8 stores $24 at 1 store $2,325 to $3,699 at 7 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 14 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date February 01, 2012 October 02, 2012 March 14, 2013 January 10, 2012 April 22, 2013
The Bottom Line With good picture quality and great pricing, the Sharp LC-LE640U series makes a strong case for mainstream TV shoppers who want to go bigger. The Vizio E701i-A3 is the best value yet among 70-inch LED TVs. The Sharp LE650 series sets the big-screen LCD TV value bar high with very good picture quality for the price. With flagship-level picture quality for a midlevel price, the Panasonic ST50 series sets the value standard among videophile-grade TVs. Samsung's best-performing TV ever, the PNF8500 series pushes the plasma picture quality envelope, especially in bright rooms.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Surround mode Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Info unavailable
Sound effects Info unavailable SRS StudioSound
SRS TruSurround HD
Info unavailable 3D Sound
Info unavailable
3D technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Active 3D
Addtional features Aquos Advantage Live (on-screen support service)
Web browser
X-Gen LCD Panel
Game mode
UltraThin
SRS TheaterSound HD
SRS TruVolume
Ambient light sensor (ALS)
Mercury Free
Dual-core processor
Web browser
Ultraslim design
Sleep timer
Sound leveler
2D to 3D conversion
Infinite Black Pro Panel
Faster-switching phosphor panel
Web browser
Quad-core processor
Full web browser
Super Contrast Panel
Real Black Pro Filter
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Cinema Smooth+
S-Recommendation
Smart Interaction with voice/gesture control
Smart Evolution
Eco Sensor
AllShare
ConnectShare Movie
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Down Firing + Full Range speaker
Auto Volume Leveler (AVL)
Supported DTV resolutions 720p
480p
1080p
Info unavailable Info unavailable 720p
1080p
1080i
Info unavailable
Pixel response time Info unavailable 6 ms
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Input/Output connections 2 x USB (4 pin USB Type A) - Rear
4 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear
1 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear
2 x Composite video input (RCA phono) - Rear
3 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Rear
1 x Serial (9 pin D-Sub) - Rear
1 x VGA input (15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)) - Rear
1 x Network (RJ-45) - Rear
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Rear
1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) - Rear
1 x Audio line-out (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) - Rear
1 x Composite video / component video input
1 x VGA input (RCA phono x 3) - Side
2 x USB 2.0 input (RCA phono x 2) - Bottom
1 x Digital audio output (15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)) - Bottom
1 x Analog audio output (RJ-45) - Bottom
(TOSLINK) - Bottom
(19 pin HDMI Type A) - Bottom
(19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
(4 pin USB Type A) - Side
(RCA phono x 2) - Side
(Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) - Bottom
1 x Serial (9 pin D-Sub)
1 x VGA input (15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15))
2 x USB (4 pin USB Type A)
4 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A)
1 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3)
2 x Composite video input (RCA phono)
4 x Audio line-in
1 x Audio line-out
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK)
1 x Network (RJ-45)
3 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3) - On supplied adapter
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - On supplied adapter
1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
1 x Network (RJ-45)
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK)
Info unavailable
Total output power 20 Watt
20 Watt
20 Watt
18 Watt
Info unavailable
Weight 86 lbs
83.8 lbs
82.7 lbs
71.6 lbs
Info unavailable
Image aspect ratio 16:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
Digital TV tuner ATSC
QAM
ATSC
ATSC
QAM
ATSC
QAM
Info unavailable
Diagonal size 70 in
70 in
70 in
55 in
64 in
Technology LED-LCD
Info unavailable Info unavailable 3D
Info unavailable
HDMI ports qty 4
4
4
3
Info unavailable
Speaker(s) 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 4 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - Built-in - 10 Watt
Info unavailable
Resolution 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Sound output mode Stereo
Info unavailable Info unavailable Stereo
3D Sound
Widescreen modes Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Full
Conventional 4:3
Just
Zoom
Info unavailable
Brightness Info unavailable 350 cd/m2
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product type LED-LCD
LED-LCD
LED-LCD
Plasma
Plasma
Plasma panel technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Panasonic 15th Generation Plasma Panel
Info unavailable
Internet streaming services Smart TV with SmartCentral
Vizio Internet Apps (V.I.A.)
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video
Vudu
Hulu Plus
Pandora
YouTube
Facebook
Flickr
Twitter
Netflix
Facebook
YouTube
Twitter
CinemaNow
Skype
FOX sports
SHOUTcast
AccuWeather
VIERA Connect
Hulu Plus
MLB.tv
Pandora
YouTube
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video
CinemaNow
Facebook
Flickr
Hulu Plus
Pandora
Picasa
Rhapsody
Vudu
YouTube
Dimensions (WxDxH) 63.8 in x 13.1 in x 39.8 in - With stand
62.6 in x 12.6 in x 38.4 in - With stand
62.6 in x 14.2 in x 38.3 in - With stand
51.2 in x 14.1 in x 32.4 in - With stand
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Dynamic contrast ratio 4000000:1
1000000:1
4000000:1
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Manufacturer warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable
LED backlight type Edge-lit
Edge-lit
Edge-lit
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Refresh rate 120 Hz
Info unavailable 120 Hz
600 Hz
Info unavailable
HDCP compatible Yes
Info unavailable Yes
Yes
Info unavailable
Widescreen Widescreen
Info unavailable Info unavailable Widescreen
Info unavailable
Supported computer resolutions 720 x 400
1920 x 1080
1024 x 768 (XGA)
640 x 480 (VGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA)
1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
1400 x 1050
1360 x 768
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Display format 1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
LCD backlight technology LED Backlight technology
LED Backlight technology
LED backlight technology
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Connectivity protocols Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
TV tuner presence Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Info unavailable
PC interface VGA (HD-15)
VGA (HD-15)
VGA (HD-15)
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Video interface HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
Info unavailable
ENERGY STAR version Info unavailable 6.0
6.0
Info unavailable Info unavailable
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