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Sharp LC-40CFE5221

40" Direct-LED Flat Jul 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
With 3 HDMI ports, you can connect to your Satellite box, games console, Blu-Ray player or any other HDMIEquipped device. Its USB port allows you to enjoy your music, movies or photos from a USB... More
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User Reviews Are Average

Based on 200 user reviews the average user rating of this TV is 77%.

Reasonably Priced

Several people who purchased this TV reckoned that it was good value for money. Alien937 scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Affordably good”. Alien937 also mentioned “This TV plus a Now TV box is an affordable way to get your hands on a very good smart, full HD LED TV”. Amazon Customer rated the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 5 stars and mentioned “Otherwise very good and very good price”.

Ten Sharp LC-40CFE5221 owners said in their reviews that this TV was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this TV “Such a bargain and worth every penny!” and gave the product a very good review. Henry K said “So that's two TVs with the same fault - is this a general problem with all of Amazon's stock? Whilst this TV is very cheap” in his Sharp LC-40CFE5221 review however despite that he gave it a rating of 1 stars. A few weeks ago Michael Collins rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Excellent bargain for a quality product”.

A number of Sharp LC-40CFE5221 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 was cheap. J. K. Topham mentioned in their review of the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 “Bear in mind this is a budget TV so this live pausing isn't as slick as a Sky box”.

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Good Picture Quality

Some Sharp LC-40CFE5221 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Annabel Sallis she said in her Sharp LC-40CFE5221 review on Amazon a few weeks ago “Picture quality is good”. In October this year Arc wrote on Amazon “The picture quality is faultless really” in their review of this TV. Caroline mentioned on Amazon in October “Great picture quality & amazing price” in her review of this TV and rated the product as excellent.

One person thought this TV had good colour saturation. Dave the Man said in his Sharp LC-40CFE5221 review “Elegant with a first rate picture which I would recommend taking of the pre set economy mode once done this TV shines with vivid blacks and vibrant colours” .

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Good High Def TV

Ten people mentioned in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. D87js rated the product 80 out of 100 and said “HD channels look sharp and the DVD works great”. Flossy said on Amazon “Full HD TV/DVD--white” and gave it a very good review. Guy said on Amazon “The display quality is excellent and the HD tuner is a bonus” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Smart TV Features

Five customers thought this TV was good for watching Freeview TV. Last year Guy said in his review on Amazon “Thus far it just tells me the TV software is up to date! It may be more useful for those using Freeview PPV channels with a viewing card”. J. Ll Thomas mentioned on Amazon in the same month “I also failed to get the free view to work despite having no problem with other tv's” in their review of this TV.

One Sharp LC-40CFE5221 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it had great smart functions.

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Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to setup. Arc wrote on Amazon in October “It was very fast and easy to set up which, for me at least, was a boon as I'm absolutely hopeless with complicated techno wizardry” in their Sharp LC-40CFE5221 review. C. D. Pointon said this month “Would have no trouble at all to recommend to all, hubby says very easy to set up too”. A few weeks ago Caroline said on Amazon “Easy to set up & get going too” in her review.

A number of Sharp LC-40CFE5221 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Hannu Hautala wrote “Device is equipped with internal DVD - that is a handy feature” in their review of this TV. Helenb said on Amazon in October this year “The remote is easy to use! Which is a bonus as she's only 7”. This year James Sorrell said “Needed to search for correct code to use our sky remote”.

A few customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. A few weeks ago Alien937 mentioned “The menu system is sensibly laid-out and easy to navigate”. Flossy gave the product an excellent review and said on Amazon last year “Great sound (there are numerous settings on tv to suit personal taste) it does loads including timers, sleep function” in their Sharp LC-40CFE5221 review. Hannu Hautala said on Amazon “Menus and usage is easy - main languages are supported”.

One customer who reviewed this TV wrote that it was easy to assemble. Mrs Marion Ross gave it an excellent rating and she wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “The stand is easy to assemble, just two screws”.

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Nice Design

A number of Sharp LC-40CFE5221 owners who bought the product thought it was good looking. Flossy rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon last year “Wanted a white TV/DVD for my bedroom that was full HD, this tv not only looks very stylish” in their review of the Sharp LC-40CFE5221. Guy wrote in his review of the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 on Amazon “The menu system is pretty clear and easy to navigate” and gave it a score of 5 stars. This year N. Trew wrote “Second one has been pretty good” in their review of this TV.

One Sharp LC-40CFE5221 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Zephyr Man said on Amazon a few weeks ago “The first problem to beware of is the design of the feet; take a look at the picture” in their review.

One Sharp LC-40CFE5221 reviewer considered that the product was neat. Flossy mentioned on Amazon “The unit sits neatly out of sight behind tv, perfect! So I now have a fabulous picture”. One customer thought the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 was smooth. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “It has been smooth so far”.

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Good Connectivity

Some Sharp LC-40CFE5221 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good in terms of USB connections. Amazon Customer mentioned this month “The TV also has USB ports which is very helpful when using the Fire Stick from Amazon”. David Tattersall rated it 5 stars and he said in his review of this TV “Record programmes with only the addition of an appropriate USB”. Mat wrote on Amazon “I was pleasantly surprised to find it has 2 USB slots rather than just the one I had assumed came with it” in their review of the Sharp LC-40CFE5221.

A few people who reviewed this TV said that it was good in terms of connectivity. Offbeat Dave gave the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 a rating of 5 stars and said in their review this month “Wow! Great connectivity and sound”. Offbeat Dave also said “It is brilliant - so many connectivity options!”.

Three people who bought it thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. This month Dan rated it 4 stars and he wrote in his Sharp LC-40CFE5221 review “3 HDMI ports is a plus”. Mrs Marion Ross she wrote in her review in the same month “It has three HDMI sockets and runs movies from a USB stick”.

One Sharp LC-40CFE5221 reviewer wrote that the product had email functionality. Mr. G. Biggs mentioned a few weeks ago “When you finally get the correct number, you get a recording stating they are busy and email might be quicker”.

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Good Size

Several Sharp LC-40CFE5221 owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was thin. A few weeks ago Best Person Ever scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review on Amazon “It is smart looking, very thin, great picture, very good value for money.”. This year Dan said in his review of the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 “Sound is OK for a wafer thin TV”. Mr & Mrs Kemal said in her review of the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 on Amazon “It is so slim and light and comes with a television remote”.

Several people who reviewed the product said that it was a good size. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Good size for a kitchen which is”. One Sharp LC-40CFE5221 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. In October Tommo mentioned in their review of this TV “Nice compact TV and DVD player Spot on”.

One Sharp LC-40CFE5221 owner thought this TV was a good weight. Caroline mentioned “Super light weight, I could lift the box with item in with 1 hand” in her review.

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was lightweight. In October Bluenose mentioned in their review on Amazon “Got this for a bedroom the picture is sharp its lightweight and overall i am happy with it its great for the money” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

One customer who bought it said that it was a good width. Bluenose mentioned on Amazon in October “My only gripe is, if you look at the picture notice the feet are the same width as the tv” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-nine Sharp LC-40CFE5221 reviewers wrote that this TV was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in October “Very good Value for Money and picture quality is perfect”. Amazon Customer also wrote “The TV has an amazing quality screen with great sound”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Sound quality is good and setup is simple”.

Best Seller

According to Amazon sales data, the LC-40CFE5221 is a popular choice amongst people who purchased TVs in the last 3 months.

Good Sound Quality

A few Sharp LC-40CFE5221 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it had good sound quality. A few weeks ago Alien937 said in their review of the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 “Both the picture and audio are excellent, especially when you consider the price” and scored it very highly. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in October this year “The picture quality and sound quality is so crisp”. A few weeks ago Arc said “I have had no problems with sound at all, despite having a very long room”.

Good Technical Features

Some Sharp LC-40CFE5221 owners who bought the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 thought it had good features. Claire gave the product a very good review score and she mentioned on Amazon “Good image and sound quality; plenty of features”. Guy scored this TV 5 stars and he said on Amazon “A Great Value 24" TV/DVD Combo with Good Picture, Connectivity and Plenty of Features” in his review of the Sharp LC-40CFE5221. J. K. Topham scored it very highly and said “Not noticably bad) Features 8/10 Build 7/10 For the price, I couldn't recommend this TV more”.

Robust

A few Sharp LC-40CFE5221 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was well made. J. K. Topham mentioned in October this year “This is greatly helped by the built in Freeview HD tuner that gives you the "main" channels in HD”. Laura.butler said on Amazon “It's also good for my girls as they can easily watch a DVD as it has a built in DVD player” in their Sharp LC-40CFE5221 review and scored it very highly. Zephyr Man wrote on Amazon this month “A good quality of build” in their review of this TV.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was easy to damage or scratch. Mr. Adam R. Penny mentioned in his Sharp LC-40CFE5221 review “Would of rated higher if it actually had buttons, now my remote is broken and I can even turn it on” .

One Sharp LC-40CFE5221 owner said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. A. Murdoch said a few weeks ago “The television it's self is quite attractive with strong, sturdy metal legs that screw into the bottom of the TV”.

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Good Remote Control

A few people who reviewed the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 considered that it had a good remote control. Dan said in his Sharp LC-40CFE5221 review on Amazon this year “Bad thing for me is the remote is radio frequency so you can't use the sky remote to operate TV as its infra red”.

Good Environmental Credentials

A number of Sharp LC-40CFE5221 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good in terms of power usage. Ms Jacqueline wrote “The TV has an energy saving function in that if the channel is not changed or any of the functions are not used on the remote control” in their Sharp LC-40CFE5221 review.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some people said in their reviews that it was noisy. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon in October this year “The sound is very loud”. A few weeks ago Mr. G. Biggs wrote on Amazon “The DVD unit is the noisiest I've ever come across”.

Nice Stand

One Sharp LC-40CFE5221 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good stand.

Good Support

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “I looked at the instructions and it was suggested that to cure this problem an aerial booster is required” in their Sharp LC-40CFE5221 review although they scored the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 20 out of 100.

Sharp Has Good TV Reviews

Sharp mid-size TVs have good reviews on average and across all TVs Sharp is one of the superior manufacturers.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Good for Wall Mounting

A few Sharp LC-40CFE5221 owners thought it was not good for wall mounting. Amazon Customer wrote a few weeks ago “Overwall good TV, BAD wall mount” in their review of the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 but in spite of that they gave the product a very good rating. Offbeat Dave wrote on Amazon also a few weeks ago “It is so slim and light too (the wall mount is heavier!” in their Sharp LC-40CFE5221 review.

Recent Price Increase of £39.00

The LC-40CFE5221 has increased in price by £39.00 in the last 50 days.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The LC-40CFE5221 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the LC-40CFE5221.

It is worth also looking at other televisions which also support smart TV features including the Haier LE32K5000[plb_2831091_price], the Sony KDL-40R553[plb_2796464_price], or the LG 32LF580[plb_2822606_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as the LC-40CFE5221, the LC-40CFE5221 does not have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other televisions which also have a WiFi connection which you might also want to look at including the Haier LE32K5000[plb_2831091_price], the Sony KDL-40R553[plb_2796464_price], or the LG 32LF580[plb_2822606_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the Sharp LC-40CFE5221 is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the LG 42LF652[plb_2835500_price], or the Sony KDL-43W807[plb_2803096_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the LC-40CFE5221 do not have a built-in camera. The Sharp LC-40CFE5221 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Very High Running Costs

Whilst the energy efficiency classification of this television is A+, the LC-40CFE5221 has an average running cost of £108 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the most expensive to run mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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Only Supports Two Analog Signal Format Systems

The LC-40CFE5221 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most televisions of a similar type and age to it. This TV supports a PAL analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year. The analog signal format system "SECAM" is also supported by this Sharp TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LC-40CFE5221 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the LC-40CFE5221 also do not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider including the Samsung UE32J4500[plb_3059439_price] which is also cheaper.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sharp LC-40CFE5221

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this television was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than a year. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Thickness

The LC-40CFE5221 has a relatively average thickness (67.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the LC-40CFE5221.

We compared this TV to all the other 67.1mm thick TVs and we think because of it's better review score, the Sharp LC-43CFE6131[plb_3021350_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Out Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Average Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Voltage Tolerance
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Technical Details
LED Backlight
RF Input

User Reviews

(99)
(Verified Purchase)

This is an incredible television for an amazing price, and it was easy to set up straight from the box. It has three HDMI sockets and runs movies from a USB stick.The blacks are very deep, and the... Read more…

Reviewed 7 August 2016 by Goosey47
(Verified Purchase)

Good tv picture etc but why does it suddenly lose the image and go to blank then plain colour screen ? Looking at other reviews it seems this might be a recurring problem. Please could Amazon... Read more…

Reviewed 5 August 2016 by Caroline
(Verified Purchase)

Super light weight, I could lift the box with item in with 1 hand. Husband asked if I've been sold an empty box when I handed to him. Great picture quality & amazing price. Easy to set up & get... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2016 by Robdymott
(Verified Purchase)

Good product exactly as described prompt delivery and no excess packaging...

Reviewed 30 July 2016 by The Scrutineer
(Verified Purchase)

First impression is that it is a good TV with clear picture and easily set up. However just one small annoying problem is that the aerial socket is too close to the HDMI socket for the Chromecast... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I opened the package and assembled the stand-then I was asked my TV region-then it tuned itself and was ready to go in minutes!

Reviewed 27 July 2016 by Angela Jones

Good value for money. Good picture...

Reviewed 24 July 2016 by DAMIAN MC CULLOUGH
(Verified Purchase)

I AM HAPY ENOUGH WITH THIS TV, EXCEPT EVERY NOW AND AGAIN WHILST ON BBC1 THE SCREEN GOES BLACK. THEN WHITE, THEN BLUE AND FINALLY RED. THE ONLY WAY AROUND THIS IS TO SWITCH OFF THEN BACK ON.

Reviewed 23 July 2016 by Dsmartuk
(Verified Purchase)

Tv works ok but sometimes screen just goes blank to a plain colour that changes at random. Also, the TV is very slow to respond to actions when pressed on the remote control. This will be getting... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Very nice television, get occasional odd effect in dmall parts of screen, I think its to do with a certain colour trying to produce, but very rarely happens and is such small area hardly... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £104.16
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £107.20
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Energy Rating
0.53T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sharp cfe5221, sharp cfe5221k, sharp 40cfe5221, sharp 40cfe5221k, sharp lc40cfe5221, sharp lc40cff5221, sharp lc40cfe5221k, sharp lc40cff5221k
Barcodes 04974019853918, 04974019888279

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