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Sharp LC52XD1E Reviewed

Sharp LC-52XD1EThe Sharp LC-52XD1E is Sharp’s 52-inch full HD 1080p offering from their LC-XD1E range. At a large 52-inches the LC-52XD1E is the biggest model available in the LC-XD1E range, and features the highest possible HD format (1080p) which will shown an increase in image quality over 1080i at this large size. The Sharp LC52XD1E has a 1920x1080p pixel resolution at a contrast ratio of 2,000:1 (10,000 dynamic) and a fast response time of 4ms.

The Sharp LC52XD1E looks great with a classy black and silver finish, thin body and large LCD screen. The set offers 1:1 pixel mapping for the sharpest images, good connectivity with two HDMI inputs, scart, s-video and VGA PC input. Tech.co.uk have taken a look at the LC52XD1E and say, Sky HD recordings looks great on the 52XD1E. Particularly striking is the extra clarity compared to Sharp’s smaller models. This is partly down to the simple fact that you can better see the benefit to detail reproduction of a full HD screen. Motion is better handled than on the smaller models, with slightly less loss of resolution as objects cross the screen. Colors look vibrant, fully saturated and noiseless, and the extra pixel density of the full HD resolution also helps produce some remarkably subtle blends.

But make no mistake about it. If LCD is your flat TV technology of choice, the Sharp LC52XD1E is as a fine a bigscreen option as we’ve seen.