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Sharp LC-60LE650 hands-onIf you want an LCD and you want it big, the natural solution for the last few years has been to choose a Sharp. It's still the only company with a 90-inch TV.
If you want an LCD TV, and you want it big, for the last few years, a natural solution has been to choose a Sharp. It's still the only company with a 90-inch television. Hi, I'm Ty Pendlebury, and this is the Sharp LC-60LE650. This is the company's newest mid-range television which dispenses with some features, most notably 3D, in order to deliver at large screen for about $1500. While the company has updated the appearance and made some tweaks, the panel itself is very similar to the model it replaced from last year, with a very similar performance. The most obvious changes are to Smart TV with a much better suite of services, which now include Hulu Plus, Pandora, and Skype. In addition, there is a new low-power mode, which is meant to resemble a painting when you turn it off. Inputs are constant at 4 HDMI, though it now includes MHL-4, connecting and charging your phone. Though I can't see this is being used by most people, they still want to keep their phones on them. There are some performance tweaks, with shadow detail much better than last year's TV, and black is just a little bit deeper. Color is a little bit better as well. Otherwise, it's pretty much the same television, which is to say, this is a high-quality screen for a decent price. This has been Ty Pendlebury for CNET.com.