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Sharp LC-70UD20

70" 4K RGB-Dynamic Oct 2014
A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date £1.39 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good expert reviews
Very low running costs
Inferior picture quality

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Energy

Very Low Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this television is A. The LC-70UD20 is one of the most economic to run TVs of a comparable spec and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the LC-70UD20 is only £2.


Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This Sharp television received an expert rating of 80% from Digital Versus.

Sharp Has Good TV Reviews

Based on 292 user and expert reviews, Sharp has good reviews for its TVs. Sharp also has good reviews specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range compared to other brands. 67% of those that bought a Sharp TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

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.


Display

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.

70 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 70 inch TV.

Televisions with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Sony KD-75X8505 (£3,599) (75").

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released in October 2014.


Audio

Inferior Sound Quality

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

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The LC-70UD20 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV also have an auto volume leveler.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The LC-70UD20 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV also have a built-in subwoofer.

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Quite Low Subwoofer RMS Power

4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV have subwoofer RMS powers of between 2W and 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 21W. At only 15 Watts, the LC-70UD20 has a fairly low subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The LC-70UD20 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Supports Miracast

The LC-70UD20 supports Miracast. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also support Miracast.

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Supports Bluetooth

The LC-70UD20 supports Bluetooth. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support Bluetooth.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The LC-70UD20 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Ergonomics

Supports Swivelling

The Sharp LC-70UD20 supports swivelling, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV do not support swivelling.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Sharp LC-70UD20 supports smartphones being used as a remote, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The LC-70UD20 has a PC in (D-Sub) port. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this TV do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The LC-70UD20 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Certificates

Green (Eco) Compliant

The LC-70UD20 is green (Eco) compliant, as are most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The LC-70UD20 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The LC-70UD20 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The LC-70UD20 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Performance

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Sharp LC-70UD20 has a card reader integrated. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this television also have a card reader integrated.

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Features Local Dimming

The LC-70UD20 features local dimming, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this television.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The LC-70UD20 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to this television.

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Smart TV

Supports Video On Demand (VOD)

The LC-70UD20 supports video on demand (VOD). Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also support video on demand (VOD).

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Supports Interactive TV

The LC-70UD20 supports interactive TV, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television.

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Supports Timeshift

The LC-70UD20 supports timeshift. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV also support timeshift.

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Supports Internet TV

The LC-70UD20 supports internet TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The LC-70UD20 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports Two Video Apps

The LC-70UD20 has a greater number of video apps than most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported video apps is YouTube, but this video apps is not supported by this television. The video apps NetFlix are also supported by this TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Fairly Thick

With a depth of 69 millimeters, the Sharp LC-70UD20 has one of the thicker depths amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The thinnest depth of TVs that have been available for more than two years is 10mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average depth is 57mm.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 69mm thick TVs currently available including the Sharp LC-60UD20 which has better reviews.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sharp lc70ud20kn, lc70ud20en
Barcodes 04974019820101, 04974019820118, 04974019820125

Sharp LC-70UD20 Review Sources

To prepare this Sharp LC-70UD20 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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