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Sharp LC-70UD20
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Sharp LC-70UD20

70" 800Hz Sep 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
- 4K Ultra HD panel delivers four times the resolution of Full HD- Tested and approved for THX-4K Display certification by THX Ltd.- AudioEngine from Yamaha makes the most out of physically... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This television received a rating of 80 out of 100 from TV expert review site Digital Versus.

Running Costs Are Very Low

This Sharp TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and the LC-70UD20 is in the cheapest 1% of all 116 TVs of this age and spec that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the LC-70UD20 is only £2.

Sharp Has Good TV Reviews

Sharp has good average reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.

3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the LC-70UD20 is 3D compatible.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LC-70UD20 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the LC-70UD20.

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2160p Video Mode

The LC-70UD20 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to it support a 1080p video mode.

This television's video mode (2160p) is in fact the best supported video mode across all comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the LC-70UD20.

A 480p video mode is the worst supported video mode across comparable types of television.

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Supports One Memory Card

The LC-70UD20 has a greater number of compatible memory cards than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. This TV supports an SD memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card supported by TVs of a comparable age and spec to the LC-70UD20.

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Features One Video App

The number of video apps featured on the Sharp LC-70UD20 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly 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 TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

Several people said in their reviews that the Sharp LC-70UD20 did not have clouding visible in the picture. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus two years ago “Introduction Design Texte Ergonomie 2D Image Quality Texte Qualité d'image Clouding Texte Clouding Audio Texte Audio Power Use Texte Consommation” yet they gave the Sharp LC-70UD20 a score of 4 stars. Digital Versus wrote also two years ago “One strip of LEDsrisk of clouding” in their review of the Sharp LC-70UD20.

One person reckoned that the product did not have good picture quality.

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Poor 3D Picture Quality

One Sharp LC-70UD20 owner who bought it thought it did not have a good 3D picture quality.

Poor Product Quality

One Sharp LC-70UD20 reviewer concluded that the Sharp LC-70UD20 was not good quality. Digital Versus mentioned “Poor 3D picture quality” in their review.

Inferior Sound Quality

One person who reviewed the Sharp LC-70UD20 considered that it did not have good sound quality.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The LC-70UD20 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this type and age do support smart TV features.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LC-70UD20 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at other televisions which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 65PUS9809[plb_2436937_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sharp LC-70UD20 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the LC-70UD20 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Samsung UE55HU7200[plb_2432088_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Sharp LC-70UD20 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Thick

Across all the televisions that are a comparable age to the LC-70UD20 the thicknesses range from 10mm to 94mm. The LC-70UD20 has one of the thicker thicknesses (69 millimeters) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 69mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba 58L9363[plb_1583275_price], or the Sharp LC-60UD20[plb_2449248_price].

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE55HU6900[plb_2276974_price] (69mm).

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Very Dim Display Brightness

Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the LC-70UD20 the display brightnesses range from 300 cd/m² to 590 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 410 cd/m². At only 350 candellas per square meter, the LC-70UD20 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the LC-70UD20.

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Only Two Loudspeakers

The LC-70UD20 is a two loudspeaker TV. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LC-70UD20 have between 2 and 19 loudspeakers.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 255 kilowatt hours, the Sharp LC-70UD20 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The annual energy consumptions of TVs of a similar type and age to the LC-70UD20 range from 66kWh to 660kWh.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sharp LC-70UD20

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Refresh Rate

At 800 hertz, the LC-70UD20 has a pretty average refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the LC-70UD20.

We compared this television to all the other 800Hz refresh rate TVs and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55HU7200[plb_2432088_price] is also worth considering.

TVs with a faster refresh rate that might be worth considering include the TX-55DX650[pl_3406079_price] (1,000Hz), the TX-48AX630[pl_2504217_price] (1,200Hz), or the TX-55AX630[pl_2507781_price] (1,200Hz) all from Panasonic.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
Colour Depth
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
HbbTV
Video App
Interactive TV
Video On Demand
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
S-Video Input Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
VGA Port
Remote Output Port
Audio in Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
Management Features
Automatic Shut Off Function
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Performance
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Deep Colour
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
On/off Switch
Swivelling Stand
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Energy Star Certification
ECO Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Expert Reviews

(1)
27 October 2014

The Sharp LC-70UD20 is the 70" version of the LC-60UD20 that we reviewed in full. It's been a year in the making, but Sharp finally has a UHD TV. On the whole, the UD20 performs well: contrast is...

UHD resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels)
Good contrast and deep blacks
Antiglare coating
Accurate colours
Grey scaledominant blue 8390 K)
Poor 3D picture quality
One strip of LEDsrisk of clouding
Oldschool remote with no backlighting
Motion compensation and backlight scanning spoil the picture

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £0.29
Electricity cost when on standby £1.10
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Total running cost over 5 years £1.39
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Energy Rating
0.0069T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.0069 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 1 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lc70ud20, 70UD20KN, lc70ud20e, LC70UD20KN, lc70ud20en, sharp 70ud20, sharp p222466, sharp 70ud20k, sharp lc70ud20, sharp p222466p, sharp 70ud20kn, sharp lc70ud20k, sharp lc70ud20kn
Barcodes 04974019820101, 04974019820118, 04974019820125

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