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Sharp LC-70UD20
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Sharp LC-70UD20

70" RGB-Dynamic Oct 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date
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8 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

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

Very Low Running Costs

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

Sharp Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Sharp is one of the superior TV brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Sharp also has good ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LC-70UD20, the LC-70UD20 has a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung UE48HU7500[plb_2284995_price] which has better reviews.

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2160p Supported Video Modes

The Sharp LC-70UD20 supports a better video mode than most TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This TV supports a 2160p supported video modes, whereas most 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago support a 1080p supported video modes.

A 2160p supported video modes is in fact the best supported video mode amongst all TVs of a similar age and spec to the LC-70UD20.

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

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Supports One Compatible Memory Cards

The Sharp LC-70UD20 has a greater number of compatible memory cards than most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This television supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards supported by 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the LC-70UD20.

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Features One Video Apps

The LC-70UD20 has a greater number of video apps than most televisions of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly featured video apps is YouTube, but this video apps is not featured on this television. The video appss NetFlix are also featured on this TV.

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Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

Several people said in their reviews that the Sharp LC-70UD20 did not have clouding visible in the picture. 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

Most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the LC-70UD20 support smart TV, however the Sharp LC-70UD20 does not support smart TV.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the LC-70UD20 do not have a built-in camera. The Sharp LC-70UD20 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the LG 65LA970[plb_1734265_price], or the Panasonic TX-55AXW904[plb_2914938_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years, the LC-70UD20 does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the UE55HU7200[pl_2432088_price], or the UE65HU8200[pl_2433648_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The LC-70UD20 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the LC-70UD20 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly Thick

Televisions of a comparable type and age to the LC-70UD20 have depths of between 10mm and 99mm, and the average depth is 53mm. With a depth of 69 millimeters, the LC-70UD20 has one of the thicker depths amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 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].

Other TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE55HU6900[plb_2276974_price] (69mm).

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of TVs of this type and age range from 300 cd/m² to 500 cd/m². At only 350 candellas per square meter, the LC-70UD20 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LC-70UD20.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 20 Watts, the Sharp LC-70UD20 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. Televisions that are a similar age to the LC-70UD20 have RMS rated powers of between 8W and 120W.

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Only Two Number of Loudspeakerss

The Sharp LC-70UD20 is a two number of loudspeakers TV.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the TVs of this spec and age the annual energy consumptions range from 66kWh to 660kWh. At 255 kilowatt hours, the Sharp LC-70UD20 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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2 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 the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. 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

Sharp released the LC-70UD20 over two years ago.


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Expert Reviews

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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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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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.0069 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 1 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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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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