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Sharp DH77 | LC46DH77E, LC42DH77E, LC32DH77E

sharp dh77 seriesSharp have joined the list of other HDTV manufacturers getting in on the “Eco” game. Sony have their Eco Bravia, and now Sharp have their Eco DH77 series.

The Sharp Aquos DH77 series is being marketed as an Eco HDTV, helping to use less power, and also save you more money on the running costs. The Sharp DH77 series will be available in three sizes as the 46-inch Sharp LC46DH77E, 42-inch LC42DH77E, and the 32-inch LC32DH77E. We have also heard a little something on a 52-inch model (LC52DH77E), but this has yet to be released.

These three are all currently available, and feature a Full HD (1920 x 1080) LCD panel. The 42-inch and 46-inch models boast a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (2,000:1 non dynamic), while the 32-inch Sharp LC32DH77E features a still impressive 30,000:1 dynamic value.

Eco wise, the Sharp DH77 series features an “Eco” button, which works with a light sensor to automatically adjust the HDTVs backlight brightness to a suitable value to use less power, and produce a great image.

sharp dh77 series

Other features include 100Hz double frame rate drive to reduce motion blur and image judder, and a fast 4ms response time keeps images sharp. A 10-bit image processing delivers smoother colour gradients.

Ports include three HDMI inputs, 2x scart, component, s-video and a USB port for MP3 and Jpeg photo playback.

Key specs of the DH77 range, aside from it’s the claimed greenness are:

  • Sharp LC32DH77E (LC-32DH77E ) | 32-inch, £649
  • Sharp LC42DH77E (LC-42DH77E ) | 42-inch, £799
  • Sharp LC46DH77E (LC-46DH77E ) | 46-inch, £999
  • Sharp LC52DH77E (LC-46DH77E ) | 52-inch, ?