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Sharp LC-60UD20
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Sharp LC-60UD20

Techradar Great Value
60" Edge-LED Oct 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible LED Backlighting Release Date
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15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

One expert review site concluded that this television was good value for money. Techradar gave this TV a "Great Value" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This television received an expert rating of 80% from Techradar.

Good Value for Money

Techradar highlighted in their review that this television was great for its price.

Nice Design

One person concluded that the Sharp LC-60UD20 was good looking. Two years ago Techradar wrote “Stylish design” in their review of the Sharp LC-60UD20. One Sharp LC-60UD20 owner who bought this TV concluded that it was a good design.

Good Product Quality

Two people who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Techradar gave this TV a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review “Good picture quality”. Techradar also mentioned “Excellent 2D picture quality”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sharp LC-60UD20 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was quiet. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “Most widely respected in the UK, Sharp has been mighty quiet for the past couple of years”.

Good High Def TV

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Ultra HD 4 K 3D Full HD” in their review of the Sharp LC-60UD20.

Reasonably Priced

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good value for money. Techradar said “Fair value”.

Sharp TVs Have Good Reviews

4K and 8K TVs manufactured by Sharp have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just 4K and 8K TVs) and found that Sharp also has good reviews across its entire range.

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3D Compatible

The LC-60UD20 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also are 3D compatible.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LC-60UD20 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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2160p Video Mode

The LC-60UD20 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. Most televisions of a comparable age and type to it support a 1080p video mode. In addition, this TV support a 1080i and 720p video mode.

A 2160p video mode is in fact the best supported video mode amongst all comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst supported video mode across similar types of television is 480p.

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Supports One Memory Card

The number of compatible memory cards supported by the LC-60UD20 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sharp television supports an SD memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the LC-60UD20.

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Features One Video App

The LC-60UD20 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently featured video app is YouTube, but this video app is not featured on this television. The video apps NetFlix are also featured on this TV.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions of a similar age and type to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor 3D Picture Quality

Some customers who bought the product reckoned that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Techradar wrote “Poor 3D playback”. Techradar also wrote “Disappointing 3D playback”.

Poor Smart TV Features

One customer said in their reviews that it was not good for watching on demand TV. Techradar said “Lack of 4K Netflix support” however they gave it a rating of 4 stars. One person said in their reviews that it did not have great smart functions.

Inferior Technical Features

One Sharp LC-60UD20 reviewer who bought it said that it did not have good features. Techradar.com said on expert website Techradar “Its 3D is pretty much unwatchable, its smart features are limited, there's no Netflix UHD streaming” in their review of the Sharp LC-60UD20.

Inferior Picture Quality

A few customers who purchased the Sharp LC-60UD20 said that it did not have clouding visible in the picture. Techradar.com said in their Sharp LC-60UD20 review on expert website Techradar “You have to work round some initial backlight clouding issues, at least when you're watching films.”. Two years ago Techradar wrote in their review “One strip of LEDsrisk of clouding”. Techradar also wrote “Une seule barre de LED, risque de clouding”.

One Sharp LC-60UD20 reviewer who purchased the Sharp LC-60UD20 concluded that it did not have good picture quality.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Sharp LC-60UD20 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago do support smart TV features.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LC-60UD20 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Panasonic TX-55AXW904[plb_2914938_price], or the Philips 55PUS8809[plb_2283194_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LC-60UD20 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the LC-60UD20 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this television and we think the UE55HU7200[pl_2432088_price], or the UE65HU7200[pl_2433629_price] both from Samsung or the LG 65UC970[plb_2497188_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Thick

Televisions that have been available for around the same time as the LC-60UD20 have thicknesses of between 10mm and 94mm. At 69 millimeters, the Sharp LC-60UD20 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the LC-60UD20.

Alternative televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Sony FWD-55X8600[plb_2361513_price] (66mm).

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Only Two Loudspeakers

The LC-60UD20 is a two loudspeaker television. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years have between 2 and 19 loudspeakers.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sharp LC-60UD20

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this television is B. The LC-60UD20 has an average 5 year running cost of £279 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 116 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago.

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Colour Depth
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Timeshift Feature
HbbTV
Video App
Video On Demand
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
VGA Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Teletext Function
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Deep Colour
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Audio Output Port
Audio Input Port
Special Features

1 Award

Techradar Great Value

Expert Reviews

(1)
11 December 2014

The 60UD20 certainly isn't perfect. Its 3D is pretty much unwatchable, its smart features are limited, there's no Netflix UHD streaming, and you have to work round some initial backlight clouding...

Techradar

Fair value
Good picture quality
Attractive design
Good set up flexibility
UHD resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels)
Poor 3D playback
No Netflix UHD streaming
Limited Smart TV content
Some lip, synch issues
Grey scaledominant blue 8390 K)

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £277.21
Electricity cost when on standby £1.10
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Total running cost over 5 years £278.31
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Energy Rating
1.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
36
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 36 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04974019820064, 04974019820071, 04974019820088

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