Manufacturer: Sharp Part number: LC-60LE640U
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CNET editors' review
price range: $949.00
- Reviewed by: David Katzmaier
- Reviewed on: 03/13/2012
- Updated on:06/12/2012
- Released on: 02/01/2012
The good: The relatively inexpensive Sharp LC-LE640U series delivers accurate color thanks to ample picture controls, as well as a matte screen that works well in bright rooms. Its feature set hits all of the right notes for the price, including excellent help and support options, built-in Wi-Fi, and a remote with three programmable keys to easily access favorite apps. I appreciated its understated styling, especially with such a large screen.
The bad: I noted somewhat lighter black levels and uneven lighting across the screen, both especially obvious in dark scenes under home theater lighting. The Sharp also failed to properly handle film-based (1080p/24) sources, causing slight stutter in certain scenes.
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.
Best bang for your buck hands down...
by Johnarhd-33 on May 10, 2012
Pros: Exceptional visual clarity with most HD movies/shows/programs
Cons: Occasional interims of motion blur
Summary: Purchased my LC-60LE640U about a month ago and I am still very pleased with the product. I viewed this model at BestBuy, the floor model was being featured directly next ...
Summary: Purchased my LC-60LE640U about a month ago and I am still very pleased with the product. I viewed this model at BestBuy, the floor model was being featured directly next to a Samsung 60' LED model and I clearly saw the immediate difference between the two. The Sharp
's images/picture quality and overall color accuracy IMO were far better than the Samsung being displayed next to it . I currently have a 52' Sharp Aquos in my man cave at home and love it. My wife and I wanted something a bit larger for our living room upstairs and this was absolutely perfect. Matte screen is definitely a plus as well, since our living room space has a good amount of light coming in but even so, there is very minimal glare if any at all. Overall, the clarity that this TV produces I feel is exceptional. The only problem that I did notice was with slight instances of motion blur during fast paced scenes and sometimes when objects criss-crossed each other during movies/shows. Again, this was NOT a deal breaker for me since it only happens every now and then and there are plenty of ways to reduce the blur with proper calibration. HD movies almost appear 3D like even though the TV is not. Images are extremely life-like and very detailed and crisp. I currently have FIOS as my cable provider and i must say most of the channels look excellent on this TV. NOTE>during sports events, primarily Football, Golf, Baseball, Soccor, and Hockey you may notice that the balls, pucks etc. may produce a "double image". I found that if you turn the motion enhancement from 120hz to off it will eliminate the the "ghosting" effect, especially when balls are flying or during slap shots in hockey or with any sport that has trajectory items being used. Basketball seems to be just fine. Can't think of anything else at this point, but i will say that anyone who decides to purchase this TV will undoubtedly be happy, not only in the beginning but in the long run as well.
4 out of 4 users found this user opinion helpful.
Great TV, crisp picture on FIOS and Blue Ray
by boombada on March 5, 2012
Pros: Picture quality, all the HDMI & audio/video connections you will ever need, menu's and navigation are pretty good.
Cons: None yet - I will update this review if I find something wrong.
Summary: Bottom line, this is fantastic LED so far. I bought the 60 inch model from Best Buy on 2/24 as a replacment for an old TV in our family ...
Summary: Bottom line, this is fantastic LED so far. I bought the 60 inch model from Best Buy on 2/24 as a replacment for an old TV in our family room. This is our first Sharp - I own 2 Samsung LCDs (32 and 52 inch) and was nervous going with a different brand. But after some research, I found that when you get up in the 60 inch range and above, Sharp seems to have more model options and at a better price point than Samsung.
Right out of the box, I used the "standard" picture setting and it's perfect for our family room which is bright. We have Verizon FIOS and use a Sony Blue Ray player: both produce an amazing, crisp picture on this LED.
No issues so far, but if I find anything I will update this review. Since this was a new TV for 2012, it's hard to find reviews on these models - hopefully CNET will post some soon. Would be interested to hear their take on this series from Sharp.
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
Not perfect but a good deal for the money.
by InAComaDial999 on December 1, 2012
Pros: Picture quality, connectivity options
Cons: Backlight uniformity, wi-fi range
Summary: I picked up one of these at Target last week. Setting it up was a snap, the HDMI ARC works great with my Denon 1913 receiver, so I only need ...
Summary: I picked up one of these at Target last week. Setting it up was a snap, the HDMI ARC works great with my Denon 1913 receiver, so I only need the one cable to send sound through my HT speakers.
Picture quality out of the box was impressive in Standard mode once I turned off Film Mode. I applied the CNET settings to the Movie mode and it is just outstanding in a dark room. Contrast, shadow detail, and color saturation are all just right.
My major complaint is with the backlight uniformity. The screen shows slight blotchiness when the backlight is on with a black screen, like when you switch inputs, but that is not noticeable even on dark programming. However, there is a blotchy area about 1/4 of the way from the left side of the screen that is noticeably brighter and is sometimes visible when the camera pans in dark scenes. This would probably be a deal breaker with a more expensive set, but the overall PQ is so good that I am willing to live with it.
I originally didn't care about apps -- I would frankly be plenty happy with a "dumb TV" -- but I have to admit it's convenient to have these. They work OK; the Netflix interface isn't as good as the one on my XBox 360 but it is sufficient. The weakness there is that the wifi range is pretty poor. Both this TV and my Linksys wifi router is also in the basement, and yet I only get one bar on the TV's wifi signal meter. Meanwhile, the XBox 360 and the Blu-Ray player that I have in the living room located right above this TV both get 4 bars, even though they're the same horizontal distance and one floor up. I'll have to switch to a wired connection if I want to seriously use the apps on this TV.
Overall, I am happy with this TV; despite a couple of flaws it is a good deal.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: Sharp
- Part number: LC-60LE640U
- Description: The 60LE640 is part of the high-definition AQUOS LED TV line. This 60" model features the 1080p edge lit LED panel, delivering natural, vibrant picture quality. And with built-in Wi-Fi and the SmartCentral user interface, you'll have access to the popular apps and movies on demand.
- TV type LED-LCD
- Screen size 60 in
- Viewing angle 176 degrees
- Viewing angle (vertical) 176 degrees
- Color Black
- Connectivity Wi-Fi
- Smart TV Yes
- Internet streaming services Smart TV with SmartCentral
- Skype details Skype ready,
Web camera sold separately
- TV features AQUOS Advantage Live,
X-Gen LCD Panel,
- Technology TFT active matrix
- Backlight technology LED Backlight technology
- Backlight type (LED) Edge-lit
- Native resolution 1920 x 1080
- Resolution 1080p
- Dynamic contrast ratio 4000000:1
- Refresh rate 120 Hz
- Aspect ratio 16:9
- Progressive Scan Progressive scanning (line doubling)
- Widescreen Widescreen
- HDCP compatible Yes
- Supported DTV resolutions 720p,
- 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
- TV tuner presence Yes
- HDTV Tuner Yes
- Digital TV tuner ATSC,
- Analog TV tuner NTSC
- Secondary audio program (SAP) Yes
- Speaker(s) 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
- Analog video input signals NTSC
- Surround mode Yes
- Total output power 20 Watt
- HDMI ports qty 4
- PC interface VGA (HD-15)
- 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
- Video interface HDMI,
- Closed captioning Yes
- Parental channel lock Yes
- V-chip control Yes
- Menu language French,
- Type Standard remote control
- Second remote control type None
- Component type None
- Service & support 1 year warranty
- Service & support details Limited warranty - Parts and labor - 1 year
Stands & Mounts
- Stand included Included
- Stand design Tabletop
- Power device Power supply - Internal
- Power device nominal voltage AC 120 V
- Power consumption operational 188 Watt
- Power consumption stand by / sleep 0.1 Watt
Dimensions & Weight
- Dimensions (WxDxH) 54.7 in x 13.1 in x 34.3 in - With stand
- Weight 61.7 lbs
- 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