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Again, as I have updated my gadgets, the main factor in the specification has not been price, but power consumption.
This Sharp 22" LED TV cost me £145 new which is around the average. It has built in freeview however I don't use it as I have Sky connected.
This is not an amazing TV in terms of sound or picture but its perfectly fine for my bedroom. The sound quality in particularly is dissapointing and 'tinny'.
Here is the interesting part:
My old TV was a 5 year old 20" LCD TV which consumed 70W per hour.
This TV consumes 19.7W. I think this is a great development in technology and LED consumes less. This is a saving of 50W.
If I watch TV 5 hours a day, this means a saving of 1750W per week, or 91000W per year. The equivalent of this if I pay the average of 13p per kwh of electricity, is £11.83 saved per year.
This saving is why I bought this TV.
The Sharp LC22LE22E is the widescreen HD Ready tv I chose for the spare room a few months after Christmas. Having friends over to stay and for entertaining guests in the spare room I thought a tv would be a simple option. Priced at around the £170 mark it is very reasonable and affordable. As it is by Sharp I knew I were going to be buying a high quality and reliable product - I am yet to be given reason to think otherwise. The screen is sized at 22 inches, which is more than adequate for the use I have for it. The slimline design gives you the option of either a wall fitment or for use on the supplied stand which is very sturdy. The 22 inch screen is of a reasonable size for me, but if I were looking for a main tv set I would have bought a larger size. The tv has a built-in Freeview tuner, which is commonplace now in new televisions. The surround of the tv is finished is a rich gloss black and has a single HDMI port. The tv is LCD, which has an LED backlight and is lit around the edge of the screen. I think that the two speaker sound system is a little bit tame, but it suffices for my needs. At around £170 I think it is hard to find faults, as a 22 inch screen isn't going to provide you with top of the range viewing and keeping costs down is essential as I wouldn't have bought this tv had the price been much higher. Generally I feel Sharp tv's are quite expensive - I would never consider their larger tv's due to this.
When I tried setting up the tv I had no problems whatsoever. I feel that I am quite well technically minded, but still I can't imagine many other people having issues with the setup process. As I have found with modern tv's, they have an installation wizard which allows for painless setting up of the channels. Automatically tuning all terrestrial and digital channels in is a big help. The picture isn't the sharpest I have ever seen, but I am more than happy with the quality. With the 1080 screen pixel resolution and LED lighting I can say I am satisfied with the overall experience and quality of the product. if you are wanting to keep the noise down then you can use the headphone jack, also included is a USB port which is useful for looking at pictures from your holiday for example.
For me, the only real letdown is the screen size. I think that the price balances this out well enough but there are also the issues with less than enthusiastic sound quality. My final criticism may seem a little harsh, but with a remote control in black with black text on it I did struggle to tell which button controlled what - I have now figured this out so don't need to refer to the markings on the buttons, this could cause those with less than average eyesight a few difficulties. Overall I feel 4 out of 5 stars is a very good score for the Sharp LC22LE22E and don't feel bad in any way with the purchase.