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The sharp aquos LC-42XD1E is a perfect TV. Altough at first 42" seems very daunting if you have a medium-large size room it does not take over and goes very well. As soon as you turn this TV on the picture and sound quality hits you in the face with a BANG the people look so "real" although you may think this of your own TV you do not realise it till you see this television. The sliq modern design is very flattering, it is not very large on the back and from the front looks flat screen. The curved bottom makes it very aesthetically pleasing. The shiny black outer compliments the vivid colours that the screen gives out. The small base does not stand out and definatly doesnt take away from the amazing television. The only downfall from the whole TV is that occasionly it goes onto standby with no reasoning. As the TV comes with digital TV installed it means you do not need to waste money on purchasing a freeview box. Weather you are into watching hollywood blockbusters or just eastenders on a week night this TV is for you.
Today I would like to show case to you all my LCD TV which I bought for my partner as he loves all his modern up to date gadgets and this was something you didn't have yet. I spent ages talking to sales staff in the shop's and eventually after finding a particularly helpful member of staff in Dixon's I bought the Sharp 42" TV and they even loaded it into the back of my car for me luckily I have an estate as I would have had no chance in a standard sized car. I took it home and when he came home from work he started having kittens when he saw what I had bought him. I had paid a very hefty £1100 but the look on his face was priceless as they say as is my credit card balance now lol.
He quickly set about setting it up with me as an interested by stander and I must say it did seem very complicated to set up but then I am not very technically minded I leave those things to him. The instruction manual to me looked like a load of gibberish but he seemed to follow it all ok and mounted it onto the wall very quickly and set about adding the DVD player and Sky box to it. There are built in freeview channels but these were not needed by us as we have the full Sky package including his sport's channels which are also in HD which is (High Definition)
I am sure you gadget lovers will know exactly what this means but in my eye's it provides a great clear picture. With the TV was also a very smart and slim remote control which he used to set up all the gadgets he had attached and now he even has his new PS3 set up which I must say I have had great fun over this Easter weekend playing with him on the computer that is lol.
On the first night It had been set up I settled down to watch Eastenders and what a great viewing experience I had the screen was huge and fitted perfectly to the wall providing me with a cinema like experience and after watching Eastenders I thought I would try out some DVD's. The sound quality through the built in speakers was tremendous and almost felt like the old surround sound system we had previously which is being fitted to the new TV very soon.
The TV itself look's very smart indeed and all my friends comment on how nice it is whenever they pop round for coffee and a chat, it is mainly shiny black with a slim border before you get to the screen. Even in the daytime with the sun glaring on the screen you can still see the picture clearly and from nearly any angle in the room. Only problem is when doing the ironing in the living room I am to close to the screen would have to do it in the garden to get far enough to view properly lol.
For comparision reasons I will include below the Spec's as per the box the TV came in.
Auto Install NO (Does not pick up your channels automatically)
Brightness 450 cd/m2 (Speaks for itself I am informed this is a great level)
Depth 291 mm
Digital Tune YES (You can get all the digital channels as they are built in)
Fastext NO (No Text but I have it on my Sky anyway)
Front AV sockets NO
Headphone Socket YES (For when you want some peace and quiet)
Height 675 mm
Line input NO
No of Scarts 2 (To plug games consoles and DVD players in)
On Screen Display NO
Parental Lock YES (Keep's little fingers away from changing settings)
Remote Control YES (Slim and stylish 2 x AAA batteries)
Screen Size 42 inches (Measurement of screen from corner to corner)
Sleep Timer YES
Sound Quality NICAM
Stand Included YES (I have wall mounted)
Viewing angles 176 degrees
Wall Mountable YES (Stand for wall cost me £99)
Weight 32 kg
Widescreen Option NO (Slight disapointment here)
Width 1031 mm
The Tv is brilliant and I would defiantly recommend to anyone looking for a large wall mounted TV that gives excellent picture quality and sound quality. I have had this now for over a year and had no reason to take it back or send it in for repairs and has worked well when different appliances have been added such as DVD players, Sky Boxes and Games Consoles. One thing I have to warn you of if you a lady is that if your man likes video games you will never get to watch your soaps again I need to use emotionally blackmail to get a look in lol. I hope you have found this interesting.
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