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Sharp LC-42LD266

Sharp LC-42LD266

42" Flat May 2014
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape Release Date
The LD266 series is a Full HD LED TV with exceptional picture quality. Active motion 100Hz ensures that fast-moving pictures are smoothly reproduced. The 2 HDMI inputs can take satellite boxes,... More
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7 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was cheap. Chaiya Hallard wrote in their Sharp LC-42LD266 review “If you are in the market for a budget main TV I would recommend”.

One Sharp LC-42LD266 owner wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Chaiya Hallard said “I can't get really crisp colors almost a blue tinge? Don't get me wrong its not a deal breaker just probably take a bit of getting use to” and scored this TV 4 stars.

One Sharp LC-42LD266 reviewer who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good value for money.

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Good Size

One Sharp LC-42LD266 owner concluded that it was thin. Chaiya Hallard mentioned in their review of this TV “As with all new slim tv's the sound suffers” . One Sharp LC-42LD266 owner considered that the product was easy to carry around. Chaiya Hallard said on Amazon two years ago “Nice design, light and easy to wall mount on your own, good price” in their Sharp LC-42LD266 review.

Good Sound Quality

Two Sharp LC-42LD266 reviewers who bought this TV thought it had good sound quality. Chaiya Hallard said on Amazon “As I run it through my sound bar no problems” and rated the product 4 stars.

Good for Wall Mounting

One Sharp LC-42LD266 reviewer who reviewed the Sharp LC-42LD266 considered that it was good for wall mounting.

Nice Design

One person said in their reviews that the Sharp LC-42LD266 was a good design.

Sharp Televisions Have Good Reviews

Sharp is one of the superior TV brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Sharp also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.

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Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The LC-42LD266 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of a similar spec and age to the LC-42LD266. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this TV.

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11 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One customer considered that this TV did not have good colour saturation.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago do not have a WiFi connection. The LC-42LD266 is no exception to this as it too does not have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a WiFi connection which you might also want to consider including the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung UE40H6670, or the LG 47LB670 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the LC-42LD266, the LC-42LD266 does not support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the Samsung UE40H6700 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The LC-42LD266 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LC-42LD266 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the UN40ES6500, or the UE40H6470 both from Samsung or the LG 42LW579.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sharp LC-42LD266 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the LC-42LD266 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LC-42LD266 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the LC-42LD266 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the LOEWE Art 32 (£699.00), or the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The LC-42LD266 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

The LC-42LD266 is a two HDMI port TV. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the LC-42LD266 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The LC-42LD266 is a one USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the LC-42LD266 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

At 99 kilowatt hours, the LC-42LD266 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the LC-42LD266. Comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the LC-42LD266 have annual energy consumptions of between 0.22kWh and 620kWh.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sharp LC-42LD266

Average Running Costs

This mid-size TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and the average 5 year running cost of the LC-42LD266 is £111 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of this type and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions of a similar spec and age to it. 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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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Internet Browser
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Teletext Function
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 22 October 2014 by Ajw

Bought my set from a high street store for.

Reviewed 30 September 2014 by Chaiya Hallard

Easy set up, basically take out of the box and plug in and all operational within 5 minutes. Nice design, light and easy to wall mount on your own, good price. As with all new slim tv's the... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £108.96
Electricity cost when on standby £1.70
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Total running cost over 5 years £110.66
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lc42ld266, lc42ld266k, sharp lc42ld266, sharp lc42ld266k
Barcodes 04974019811178

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