Sharp Aquos Quattron LC-70LE733U
Manufacturer: Sharp Part number: LC-70LE733U
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- For people craving a colossal flat-screen TV who don't want a plasma or a projector, the 70-inch Sharp LC-70LE73U series LED-based LCD offers very good picture quality, especially in bright rooms.
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CNET editors' review
price range: $1,504.00 - $2,299.99
- Reviewed by: David Katzmaier
- Reviewed on: 07/26/2011
- Released on: 07/27/2011
The good: The Sharp LC-70LE73U is bigger than just about any other mainstream flat-panel TV, and a strong overall value. It delivers solid picture quality, with better screen uniformity than an edge-lit LED-based LCD, while its matte screen and high potential light output make its bright-room picture quality superior to that of a large plasma. It comes with excellent help and support options and built-in Wi-Fi, and consumes less power than plasma models.
The bad: This 70-inch LED-based LCD is too large to fit in many living rooms and too expensive for most buyers' TV budgets. Its black levels, uniformity, and off-angle picture quality aren't as good as those of many large-screen plasmas. Its separate interfaces for apps and widgets can be confusing and its exterior styling is somewhat generic.
The bottom line: For people craving a colossal flat-screen TV who don't want a plasma or a projector, the 70-inch Sharp LC-70LE73U series LED-based LCD offers very good picture quality, especially in bright rooms.
Prepare to be overwhelmed!
by Darinfa on August 3, 2011
Pros: HUGE, clear picture, plenty of inputs, WiFi, thin, low energy.
Cons: Although there is WiFi, there is no browser, and limited apps, also no keyboard on the remote.
Summary: First of all, lets start with some details. I upgraded to this 70" 733 model a week ago from a 50" SONY SXRD XBR that I bough 5 years ago. ...
Summary: First of all, lets start with some details. I upgraded to this 70" 733 model a week ago from a 50" SONY SXRD XBR that I bough 5 years ago. I thought the Sony was awesome, but I have to tell you this Sharp blows it out of the water. I evaluated the 732U, 733U, 734U and soon to be released (735U/935U). The 732U is only 120hz, which I would deter you away from, when the TV gets this big, and the HD picture is scrolling across this monster screen, you want a HIGH refresh rate. The 733U and the 734U are the exact same as far as I could tell, just different models for different retailers, and they have 240hz refresh rate. The soon to be released 735U and 935U are 3D models. Everything else is the same as the 733/4 from what I can tell, so if you need 3D in your life, you might wait a little longer, and dish out the extra $1000.
Picture Quality- It is almost surreal, my girlfriend and I watched a DVD of "Marley and Me" on the first night, and even though it wasn't a BLURAY it was amazingly clear! Almost too clear. The best way I can explain it, is that it seemed as though you were on set and you could see the lighting shining on the actors, also you become more aware of the camera angles and the constant movement of the camera, definitely takes some getting used to. When it comes to your signal, you had better have a good HD signal! I have DirecTV and cannot handle watching anything in Standard Definition anymore, this TV will pixelate even the slightest bad signals. Sports are the BEST because they aren't staged. Also, I should note that viewing angles are great, I notice almost no change in brightness when i sit to either side of the TV as opposed to straight on. minimal glare as well, and with the LED backlight, watching TV even during the day is bright and clear.
WiFi-Setup was extremely easy, took me 5 minutes! But once connected I realized the limitations here. Although this is an internet TV, you are limited to what you can do. You can only access the 10 or so applications that are pre-installed (VuDu, Netflix, CinemaNow, Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, Wikipedia, Pandora, and a couple others that I most likely won't use). I wish YouTube, and a browser was on here. Also, there is no keyboard on the remote, so typing can be a pain. Applications can be accessed via a button push on the remote, but the 3 "Favorites" buttons are preassigned and not interchangeable from what I can tell.
The TV is about 97lbs so light enough for 2 people to lift easily, I found a good swing arm wall mount that was rated for 150lbs and I feel VERY comfortable with it mounted to the wall and not falling off. The hole pattern was 400mm across, the same as most 55" models.
As far as would I buy again, DEFINITELY, and would I recommend DEFINITELY, the TV looks about 20% larger in my living room that it did in the store. I can't wait til football season!
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One outstanding visual beauty!
by ricsgone on December 15, 2012
Pros: Very easy to set up/use. The picture is totally amazing in both HD and Blu-ray. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a huge HDTV. Told the wife that Sharp has 80" and 90" LED's out now, but mom says NO. Guess it's a guy thing.....
Cons: Not 3D, but wife didn't want 3D anyway.
Summary: I bought this as a customer return at Costco to replace a 6 year old Toshiba 62" DLP. I was looking for a 60", but got this for 40% of ...
Summary: I bought this as a customer return at Costco to replace a 6 year old Toshiba 62" DLP. I was looking for a 60", but got this for 40% of the retail price and they threw in the extended three year warranty (5 years total). Amazing picture and sound on it's own, but I have is connected to a Yamaha HT system which brings HD and Blu-ray to theater quality at home. Recently watched Redtails on BD and did not experience any artifacts with the 240Hz refresh rate during fast action sequences. Not sure about the previous reviewer's issues regarding the 120Hz/240Hz. Sports are phenominal. I couldn't be more pleased with this TV.
Great picture. Bad for Sports. Not 240hz
by BLACKMACH1NE on March 14, 2012
Pros: Slow moving shows/films look amazing. Sound is surprisingly nice for a flat screen
Cons: If you watch sports prepare to be disappointed. There are trails on everything. Looks smeared in high action scenes. Also, this tv IS NOT 240HZ. Its 120hz. It has a feature called Aquomotion 240 where the LEDS strobe to prevent the smear effect.
Summary: I will be returning this TV
Summary: I will be returning this TV
Big and beautiful but blurry at times
by easygoinggirl on August 1, 2011
Pros: Very nice tv if you are watching an HD channel or movie
Lots of hdmi and other inputs
Plug and play on most anything attached to it
Cons: Tends to get blurry and look horrible on anything that is not hd
Summary: I love this tv when playing xbox or watching a movie. I tend to dislike it most when watching regular channels. Seems the picture is so much worse than my ...
Summary: I love this tv when playing xbox or watching a movie. I tend to dislike it most when watching regular channels. Seems the picture is so much worse than my old tv. I do have two of these and the outcome is the same on both.Forgot to add that they get very dark also, fading in and out during dark sceens of whatever you are watching
I basicly sit in my tempur pedic bed with my bedbuddee and play xbox and watch movies and it is great. Wish that all channels were hd though but that cannot be fixed with the tv alone. The ever so pricey cable companies need to get a move on that before it becomes an issue with everyone
Updated on Aug 1, 2011
- Manufacturer: Sharp
- Part number: LC-70LE733U
- Bottom Line: For people craving a colossal flat-screen TV who don't want a plasma or a projector, the 70-inch Sharp LC-70LE73U series LED-based LCD offers very good picture quality, especially in bright rooms.
- TV type LED-LCD
- Screen size 70 in
- Viewing angle 176 degrees
- Viewing angle (vertical) 176 degrees
- Connectivity Wi-Fi
- Technology TFT active matrix
- Backlight technology LED backlight technology
- Backlight type (LED) Full array
- Native resolution 1920 x 1080
- Resolution 1080p
- Dynamic contrast ratio 6000000:1
- Refresh rate 240 Hz
- Motion Enhancement Technology AquoMotion 240Hz technology
- Response time (ms) 4 ms
- TV tuner presence Yes
- HDTV Tuner Yes
- TV tuner reception system ATSC,
- Speaker(s) Speakers - Built-in
- Total output power 20 Watt
- HDMI ports qty 4
- Input/Output connections 4 x HDMI,
1 x HD Component video input,
1 x Composite video input,
2 x Audio input,
1 x RS-232C input,
1 x PC input,
1 x Ethernet
- Video interface Component video,
- Type Standard remote control
- Service & support 1 year warranty
- Service & support details 1 year parts and labor warranty - Parts and labor
Stands & Mounts
- Stand included Yes
- Stand design Tabletop
Dimensions & Weight
- Dimensions (WxDxH) 63.5 in x 13.1 in x 39.7 in
- Weight 99.2 lbs
- CNET Power Saver Yes
- CNET Labs: Operational power consumption 137.17 Watt
- CNET Labs: Calibrated power consumption 151.79 Watt
- CNET Labs: Power consumption Stand by / Sleep 0.0658 Watt
- CNET Labs: Estimated Annual Energy Cost 33.33 US Dollars
- ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
- Greenpeace policy rating (Nov 2011) 3.0
- Greenpeace policy rating (Nov 2012) 3.1
EPA Energy Star
EPA Energy Star
EPA Energy Star