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Sharp LC-60LE640U

Sharp LC-60LE640U
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Vizio E601i-A3

Vizio E601i-A3
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Panasonic TC-P55ST50

Panasonic TC-P55ST50
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Price $898 to $2,111 at 2 stores $899 to $1,525 at 5 stores $24 at 1 store
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)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 3 reviews 3.0 stars out of 10 reviews 3.5 stars out of 14 reviews
Release date February 01, 2012 October 02, 2012 January 10, 2012
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 E601i-A3 is the best value yet among big-screen LED TVs. With flagship-level picture quality for a midlevel price, the Panasonic ST50 series sets the value standard among videophile-grade TVs.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Surround mode Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound effects Info unavailable SRS StudioSound
SRS TruSurround HD
3D Sound
3D technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Addtional features AQUOS Advantage Live
Web browser
X-Gen LCD Panel
Game mode
Ultra thin design
SRS StudioSound HD
SRS TruVolume
Ambient light sensor (ALS)
Mercury Free
2D to 3D conversion
Infinite Black Pro Panel
Faster-switching phosphor panel
Web browser
Supported DTV resolutions 720p
480p
1080p
Info unavailable 720p
1080p
1080i
Pixel response time Info unavailable 4 ms
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)
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)
Total output power 20 Watt
20 Watt
18 Watt
Weight 61.7 lbs
61.73 lbs
71.6 lbs
Image aspect ratio 16:9
16:9
16:9
Digital TV tuner ATSC
QAM
Info unavailable ATSC
QAM
Diagonal size 60 in
60 in
55 in
Technology TFT active matrix
Info unavailable 3D
HDMI ports qty 4
4
3
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 - 4 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - Built-in - 10 Watt
Resolution 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Sound output mode Stereo
Info unavailable Stereo
Widescreen modes Info unavailable Info unavailable Full
Conventional 4:3
Just
Zoom
Brightness Info unavailable 350 cd/m2
Info unavailable
Product type LED-LCD
LED-LCD
Plasma
Plasma panel technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Panasonic 15th Generation Plasma Panel
Internet streaming services Smart TV with SmartCentral
Netflix
Vudu
Hulu Plus
Pandora
YouTube
Facebook
Flickr
Twitter
Skype
FOX sports
SHOUTcast
AccuWeather
VIERA Connect
Hulu Plus
MLB.tv
Pandora
YouTube
Dimensions (WxDxH) 54.7 in x 13.1 in x 34.3 in - With stand
54.13 in x 11.02 in x 33.51 in - With stand
51.2 in x 14.1 in x 32.4 in - With stand
Dynamic contrast ratio 4000000:1
1000000:1
Info unavailable
Manufacturer warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Info unavailable
LED backlight type Edge-lit
Edge-lit
Info unavailable
Refresh rate 120 Hz
Info unavailable 600 Hz
HDCP compatible Yes
Info unavailable Yes
Widescreen Widescreen
Info unavailable Widescreen
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
Display format 1080p
1080p
1080p
LCD backlight technology LED Backlight technology
LED Backlight technology
Info unavailable
Connectivity protocols Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
TV tuner presence Yes
Yes
Yes
PC interface VGA (HD-15)
VGA (HD-15)
Info unavailable
Video interface HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
ENERGY STAR version Info unavailable 5.3
Info unavailable
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