Manufacturer: Sharp Part number: LC-80LE632U
- Bottom Line:
- If you're just looking to wow your friends or fill a wall, then the 80-inch Sharp LC-80LE632U is one of the best TVs you can buy, but ho-hum picture quality makes it a questionable value.
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CNET editors' review
price range: $2,815.00 - $6,452.62
- Reviewed by: Ty Pendlebury
- Edited by: David Katzmaier
- Reviewed on: 03/16/2012
- Updated on:06/12/2012
- Released on: 10/01/2011
The good: The gigantic, 80-inch Sharp LC-80LE632U is a mightily impressive television in the flesh, and it will instantly inspire envy in all who view it. The TV comes with a decent mix of features and handsome styling, and its matte screen improves the picture in bright rooms.
The bad: The picture quality is underwhelming for the price you pay: lighter black levels and rosy reds mean it can't even keep up with cheaper (and inevitably smaller) LCD and plasma TVs. You'll need a really big room to put this in, with at least 10 feet of distance between the TV and the seating position. The screen is so large that most of the TV is off-axis to the viewer even at this distance. At this price we expect 3D compatibility, too.
The bottom line: If you're just looking to wow your friends or fill a wall, then the 80-inch Sharp LC-80LE632U is one of the best TVs you can buy, but ho-hum picture quality makes it a questionable value.
CNET Reviews are lousy...
by BillyM1967 on March 20, 2012
Pros: It's big....and really, really expensive.
Cons: It has a crappy picture...which means it's NOT worth the money! 3 out of 5 stars when you admit is has a crappy picture....it's a TV, if the picture is crappy it should receive 1 out of 5....explains why most people only come here for the pictures!
Summary: CNET, your reviews are useless, and here's my proof. This is what you wrote on your front page, "If you're looking to wow your friends or fill a ...
Summary: CNET, your reviews are useless, and here's my proof. This is what you wrote on your front page, "If you're looking to wow your friends or fill a wall, then the 80-inch Sharp LC-80LE632U is one of the best TVs you can buy", but then followed it immediately with, "but ho-hum picture quality makes it a questionable value." Really? So basically, ho-hum picture quality, which is THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF A TV, makes it "one of the best TV's you can buy." Do you guys even realize how dumb most of your reviews have become? You need to expand your ratings from 5 to 10 stars, realize most people do not want and can not afford a TV over 1K, and stop kissing the industry's butt and tell the truth about the products you review.
6 out of 11 users found this user opinion helpful.
Why are we using antiquated 1080p on TVs this big?!
by pctechie95 on March 20, 2012
-You can brag about it
That's about it...
Cons: -Uses 1080p technology....
-Much heavier than a plasma, which is sad for an LCD panel
-Poor viewing angles
-Boasts the same price tag as the pointless Bose VideoWave television...
Summary: Has it even occured to the TV manufacturers that they should be using high-density LCD panels like the ones in our computer monitors??? Our 27" monitors for sale today have ...
Summary: Has it even occured to the TV manufacturers that they should be using high-density LCD panels like the ones in our computer monitors??? Our 27" monitors for sale today have around 2560x1440,although with a hefty price tag... But for an average price of $5,000, this TV could include a high-density display with a ridiculously high resolution.
I really believe that it is time to stop focusing on 3D, it came and went in the 50s and 60s, it came back briefly in the late 1990s and out again in the early 2000s... 3D is quite simply, a phase... And since companies are focusing more on 3D than a higher resolution set, everyone is scared to release anything higher than 1080p because nothing other than PCs broadcast or produce a signal with such resolution, meaning that the TV will have to dramatically stretch the image, or have a large loss of usable screen space if the image were displayed pixel per pixel...
So, simply put, 1080p is extremely dated, and the TV industry definitely needs a revamp the the resolution department.
2 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
Awesome TV, I've owned it for a month now, AMAZING.
by Vagabond123 on March 21, 2012
Pros: 1) Great black color - The blacks are as BLACK as anything I have seen out there. CNET, did you really see this TV before writing your review???
2) Unbelievable picture quality
4) Very low motion blur (I'm a sports nut). I'm loving it!
Cons: 1) Sorta difficult to get setup correct.I finally went online and found pro settings and I started there.
2) Price I guess. I paid $3999 and I see a bit better pricing out there. I just don't know if I can trust online sellers if there;s any issues.
Summary: I love this TV as does everyone who sees it. Not only is the size overwhelming at first but the picture is as well. It's a treat to watch ...
Summary: I love this TV as does everyone who sees it. Not only is the size overwhelming at first but the picture is as well. It's a treat to watch as no TV I have seen is as stunning. Talk about seeing imperfections in people. It's like the first time seeing HD, remember watching all of the nature stuff. Its like that all over again.
CNET, did you really see this TV before reviewing it...Cmon,you can tell us.
The TV must be set up and not reviewed at BestBuy's or Costco (or worse, sight unseen). This TV has PERFECT black dark colors, I mean BLACK so I'm not sure where the CNET reviewer is coming from.
As for the comment about it so heavy you'll need help carrying it, are you kidding me, it's 84" wide. CNET, did you expect to hang it by yourself if it was lighter? Duh, its an LCD.
The PQ when the source is good is the sharpest and most real I have seen when comparing to others including my 65" Sony XBR. The quality from a good HD source is truly amazing. Really, CHECK IT OUT, you'll see.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Unless you are a Videophile i would not go by CNET
by iYaadie on March 30, 2013
Pros: Screen Size ...I really love the Picture quality ...HD feels like you are on set....i have had quite a few LED(s) Samsung LG etc..looking at the device in Store it was okay...took it home plugged it up MAGIC
Cons: The setup process was cumbersome....the Processor moved a bit slowly at first running through the setup then again i have Apple Tv ,Xbox, Nintendo Wi ,Cable Set Top box , internet connectivity...After it was all said and Done i am happy
Summary: The TV is HUGE the Pic Quality for the "average non Videophile" was great everything is fantastic, it would be nice if people who actually SAW/OWNED the unit ,give ...
Summary: The TV is HUGE the Pic Quality for the "average non Videophile" was great everything is fantastic, it would be nice if people who actually SAW/OWNED the unit ,give a review and not people who read reviews that just makes comments....I am a satisfied user/owner
Great TV Except for...
by maxhuey on February 4, 2013
Pros: Good color, lots of inputs, Logical function, easy to navigate, 3D seems better than my 60" Sony, 3D sound quite realistic, at just under 120 pound, it can still be mounted on the wall.
Cons: Viewing angle is the worst in the LED/LCD TV class. if you are only 10 degrees off the center in any directions, the color begin to wash out and black becomes gray. The further you are from the center, the worst it becomes.
Summary: Coming from 72" DLP, I am quite disappointed with the picture of this TV, so much for Quattro! I have owned many other LED/LCD TV's and even the ...
Summary: Coming from 72" DLP, I am quite disappointed with the picture of this TV, so much for Quattro! I have owned many other LED/LCD TV's and even the lowly Target branded "Element" has better color and much wider viewing angle. I also owned Sony EX 60", LG 47", Sony XBR 60", Samsung 50", Westinghouse 32". Toshiba 72" and Sylvania 22" so I have lots to compare with.
The CNET review is off. This TV is fabulous.
by Mike_Likes_It on April 3, 2012
Pros: It is huge and has a great picture. The size of this TV when viewed from 12 foot is just perfect. When properly calibrated (not the way you will probably see it at the store) the picure is absolutely stunning.
Cons: The price is high but worth it. I know it doesn't have 3D, but it didn't matter to me as I rather hate 3D. Even theater 3D gives me a headache. The standard speakers are a bit weak, but are kind of standard for TV speakers.
Summary: This TV has a fabulous picture. I don't know if CNET got a bad example or what. It does require some calibration and turning off some of the picture ...
Summary: This TV has a fabulous picture. I don't know if CNET got a bad example or what. It does require some calibration and turning off some of the picture enhancers, but it can be tuned to deliver excellent color. It probably won't be calibrated correctly at a store, so it might not look great there. The black levels are close to the absolute best I have ever seen. The black levels in scenes can make it so there is no differentiation between the surrounding bezel and the screen. For some reason the black bars on movies are a bit lighter than the black it will deliver in an actual scene. I have a high end Panasonic 58" plasma that has way worse black levels and CNET raved about its black levels. Another great thing is the matt screen doesn't have as much reflection of light, yet doesn't diminish the picture at night. I typically watch movies and scripted TV shows. I can't vouch for sports or game use. If you can afford it and have a large space, buy it. Paid $3,797 plus tax with a price match done for another local dealer at my local Best Buy. Didn't trust getting something this big online.
What a piece of "junk"! Your review is too generous.
by brk5335 on March 20, 2012
Pros: Screen size
Cons: Pix quality
Summary: Anyone who would purchase this television would need to be blind. Go to any television dealer and view the picture quality before committing! Blooming red/cyans, glossy color rendition, unsharp, ...
Summary: Anyone who would purchase this television would need to be blind. Go to any television dealer and view the picture quality before committing! Blooming red/cyans, glossy color rendition, unsharp, pixelated, etc., etc.. Terrible waste of whatever the cost
- Manufacturer: Sharp
- Part number: LC-80LE632U
- Description: The AQUOS LC-80LE632U 80" Class (80" Diagonal) is a high-performance large screen LED TV providing more than double the screen area of a 55" Class LCD TV. The Sharp Full HD 1080p X-Gen Panel produces stunning picture quality that is second to none. The LC-80LE632U has built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners and 4 HDMI inputs. The LC-80LE632U features Smart TV including Netflix, Vudu and CinemaNow streaming video capability, along with the industry's leading online support system, AQUOS Advantage Live. And, with built-in Wi-Fi, connectivity is easier than ever. It features a sleek piano black cabinet and subtle recessed bottom-mounted speakers. The proprietary AQUOS LED system comprised of the X-Gen LCD panel and UltraBrilliant LED enables an incredible dynamic contrast ratio of 6,000,000:1 for excellent picture quality. 120Hz Fine Motion Advanced virtually eliminates blur and motion artifacts in fast-moving video. A built-in media player allows for playback of video, music, and photos via the USB port.
- TV type LED-LCD
- Screen size 80 in
- Viewing angle 176 degrees
- Viewing angle (vertical) 176 degrees
- Color Black
- Connectivity Wi-Fi
- Smart TV Yes
- Internet streaming services Smart TV
- TV features X-Gen LCD Panel,
AQUOS Advantage Live,
Digital Still Picture Display,
- Technology LED-LCD
- Backlight technology LED Backlight technology
- Backlight type (LED) Full array
- Native resolution 1920 x 1080
- Resolution 1080p
- Dynamic contrast ratio 6000000:1
- Refresh rate 120 Hz
- Motion Enhancement Technology 120Hz Fine Motion Enhanced
- Aspect ratio 16:9
- Response time (ms) 4 ms
- Progressive Scan Progressive scanning (line doubling)
- Widescreen Widescreen
- Widescreen modes Stretch,
Dot by Dot,
- Color temperature control Yes (High/Mid-High/Mid/Mid-Low/Low)
- HDCP compatible Yes
- Supported DTV resolutions 1080p
- Supported computer resolutions 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
- TV tuner reception system 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 1 x Serial (9 pin D-Sub) - Rear,
1 x VGA input (15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)) - Rear,
2 x Composite video/audio input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear,
1 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear,
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Rear,
4 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear,
1 x USB (4 pin USB Type A) - Rear,
1 x Audio line-out (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) - Rear,
1 x USB (4 pin USB Type A) - 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
- Video interface HDMI,
- Closed captioning 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 307 Watt
- Power consumption stand by / sleep 0.1 Watt
Dimensions & Weight
- Dimensions (WxDxH) 73.2 in x 17.1 in x 45.3 in - With stand
- Weight 131.2 lbs
- ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
- Greenpeace policy rating (Nov 2011) 3.0
- Greenpeace policy rating (Nov 2012) 3.1