Product Type: Sharp 3D LCD TV
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Sharp, or a little blunt around the edges?
Sharp LC 22LE22E
Member Name: danny691
Sharp LC 22LE22E
Advantages: Well priced, reasonable picture quality, good features such as USB capabilities.
Disadvantages: Sound quality, remote markings, size.
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.
Summary: Value for money at this price, could do better but at what cost?
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