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First Look: Step-up Sharp LE757 a picture step down

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First Look: Step-up Sharp LE757 a picture step down

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Sadly, the stylish, Quattron-equipped Sharp LC-LE757U series doesn't offer a very good picture for the price.

Hi, this is Ty Pendlebury from CNET with a look at the LC60LE757U television. Not to be confused with the Boeing 747, which is an airplane, this Sharp LE757 is a television. Sharp's 7 Series TVs are the company's mid-range displays and include many known aeronautical features like 3D and a full-color LCD. Like an airplane though, the TV features aluminum in its construction with a very slim aluminum bezel, and certainly, the company's famous yet. And even though the bezel is small, the TV is still packed in a 35-watt speaker, which sounds half decent for music and movies. The LE757 comes with a smart TV suite, which now includes a full-screen view, Active 3D with 2 glasses and 4 HDMI ports with MHL compatibility. MHL lets you control and charge your connected smartphone or use the Roku streaming stick for plug-and-play smart TV. Sharp's biggest, supposed a door cut, over the entry level TVs is the Quattron LCD system, which the company has used since 2010. It uses an extra fourth yellow pixel in addition to the normal RGB, which is supposed to give you better color, but in effect, it gives you less colors. This TV couldn't produce the secondary color, cyan, properly making it appear blue. Quattron enables more light to come through the television, and this could have a negative effect on black levels, which are much wider on this TV than the step-down LE650. Off-axis viewing is also a problem with this TV. It has a very small sweet spot. Off-axis blacks turn blue and colors get even more muted. As I say this, the LE757 is about $300 more than the same size LE650, but a worse performer. Quattron is more expensive to make, but it's still not a compelling technology. Get the cheaper Sharp instead and spend the change on an airplane ticket. This has been Ty Pendlebury for CNET.com.

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