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Sharp LC-42LD266

Sharp LC-42LD266

42" Flat May 2014
Display Diagonal 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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6 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 Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 293 user and expert reviews, Sharp has good ratings for its TVs. Sharp also has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs compared to other brands.


12 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

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

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years, the LC-42LD266 does not have a wi-Fi.

There are a number of other televisions which also have a wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung UE40H6700, or the LG 47LY761 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

The Sharp LC-42LD266 does not support smart TV. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out more than two years ago also do not support smart TV.

It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also support smart TV including the UE40H6590, or the UE40H6470 both from Samsung.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the LC-42LD266, the LC-42LD266 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a television that is 3D then you might also want to consider the 42LW579, or the 42LB670 both from LG or the Samsung UE32H6470.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LC-42LD266 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the LC-42LD266 also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the UE46ES8000S, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

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

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LC-42LD266 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the LC-42LD266 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the LC-42LD266 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencys amongst TVs of this age. Across all the mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the LC-42LD266 the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 16 Watts, the Sharp LC-42LD266 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the LC-42LD266. The lowest RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the LC-42LD266 is 4W, the highest is 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Sharp LC-42LD266 is a two HDMI ports quantity television.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most TVs of this age and spec have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Sharp LC-42LD266 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The lowest annual energy consumption of TVs of this age and spec is 0.22kWh, the highest is 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 75kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 99 kilowatt hours, the LC-42LD266 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sharp LC-42LD266

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 this age and type. 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sharp released the LC-42LD266.

Average Running Costs

This mid-size TV is rated A for energy efficiency. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the LC-42LD266 will cost £111 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 670 televisions of this age and spec.



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User Reviews

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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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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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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