Sharp LC-32D47UT: First Look
First Look: Sharp LC-32D47UT2:02 /
Albeit saddled with more picture quality hang-ups than most entry-level LCDs, the Sharp LC-32D47UT does deliver on features and energy efficiency.
^M00:00:01 [ Music ] ^M00:00:04 >> Mr. Katzmaier: David katzmaier from CNET here and I'm sitting next to Sharp's LC32D47UT. This is Sharp's least expensive 32 inch LCD for 2009. And it's a 720p resolution model. And the thing to remember is at this screen size you don't really need 1080p so it's fine to go with the lower resolution. The design on the Sharp is actually a little bit more attractive than a lot of the other entry-level sets on the market. It's got the glossy black frame on all sides and sort of a little curve on the bottom here. There's also a stand that matches but it does not swivel. The feature set on this TV is entry-level but there are a few more connectivity options than most of it's competition. There's to HGMI inputs, two component video inputs, and a PC input. The side panel adds a coveted third HGMI input option so you can connect even more HGMI gear than to your standard entry-level 32 incher. Picture adjustments are again more extensive than a lot of the other competition. You can go into the menu and play with the color six ways from Sunday with the CMS system and unfortunately it's a little too complex even for us and that we do wish there was a color temperature adjustment that was a little more complex in its own right. So all things considered the color definitely misses the mark in the adjustment category. Sharp included more power saving features, however. There is a room lighting sensor as well as a power saver mode that are both designed to reduce brightness one in response to room lighting conditions and the other just to cap the brightness and of course both of those do reduce power. This is one of the more efficient TVs of its size we've tested. When we took the Sharp into the lab we were impressed by its relatively deep black levels. It did achieve a slightly darker color of black than a lot of the other entry-level LCDs out there, but its color was less accurate. It did have kind of neon looking primary colors and its color temperature was a little bit bluish so all things considered it was a mixed bag in terms of performance. And that's a quick look at the Sharp LC32D47UT. And I'm David Katzmaier. ^M00:01:59 [ Music ] ^M00:02:01