Built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC Tuners: The Sharp Aquos E77-series LCD TV offers
built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners for DTV
and available analog TV viewing.
10-Bit ASV Superlucent LCD Panel: The LC-40E77UN's 10-bit
Advanced Super View Superlucent/Black TFT Panel, from Sharp's state-of-the-art
Kameyama factory, offers a more lifelike picture, truer blacks, reduced
reflection, and fast response time.
Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) Resolution: The LCD television
displays all inputs at a resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080). The television's
HDMI and component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i
4 HDMI Inputs: The television's four HDMI inputs (3 rear/1 side) can be used to connect a DVD
player, Game console, HDTV and/or Satellite Set-top box with an HDMI output. One of
the rear-panel HDMI inputs can also be used to connect a device with a DVI output (a DVI-to-HDMI
adapter cable is necessary). If a DVI-equipped device is used, a separate audio
cable will also be needed from the device to the shared PC stereo minijack audio
input. No audio cables are needed for an HDMI-equipped device. The same HDMI input
can also be used to connect a PC to this TV. The HDMI jacks will accept 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p and 480i signals
2 Component Video Inputs: The
two Component Video jacks will accept
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
Note: One of the component video inputs share a pair of stereo RCA audio jacks
with a S-video input which will accept 480i video
High Brightness: The Sharp LCD TV is very bright (450 cd/m2),
so you can put it virtually anywhere - even near windows, doors or other light
sources; and the picture is still vivid.
Spectral Contrast Engine: Enhanced Picture Contrast Technology
provides high contrast ratios for incredible images whether
you are watching dark or bright scenes.
Wide Viewing Angles: Viewing Angles are wide (176º H x 176º
V) so you can view the Sharp LCD TV from practically anywhere in the room.
4ms Response Time with 120Hz Fine Motion Enhanced: The Sharp
Aquos LCD TV features a 4ms response time for clear fast moving images. The
Sharp Aquos LCD TV is also equipped with 120Hz Fine Motion Enhanced technology
to offer even clearer fast-motion picture quality. 120Hz Fine Motion Enhanced
creates a smoother picture with less jitter for ultra-smooth fast motion.
View Modes: The Sharp Aquos LCD TV offers the following view modes to suit
the current type of video signal.
- Stretch: Suitable for viewing 1.78:1 aspect-ratio HD programs.
When viewing 1.85:1 programs, the stretch mode will still show very think
black bands at the top and bottom of the screen.
- S. Stretch (Smart Stretch): Suitable for stretching 4:3 programs
to fill the screen.
- Full Screen (720p only): You can select Full Screen only when
receiving a 720p signal.
- Zoom: Suitable for viewing wide-screen 2.35:1 anamorphic DVDs in
- Side Bar: Suitable for viewing conventional 4:3 programs in their
- Dot-by-Dot (1080i/p only): Detects the resolution of the
signal of the image and it will be shown on the screen with the same amount
Video Modes: The Sharp Aquos LCD TV offers the various video modes to
better suit the content you are viewing. You can choose from the following.
- Standard: For a highly defined image in normal lighting.
- Movie: For viewing movies with low light.
- Game: Lowers image brightness for easier viewing.
- PC: Suited for using the LCD TV as a computer monitor.
- User: Allows you to customize settings for each
input source. You can adjust the following - Backlight, Contrast,
Brightness, Color, Tint, and Sharpness.
- Dynamic: For a clear-cut image emphasizing high contrast, useful
for sports viewing.
- Dynamic (Fixed): Changes the image and sound settings to the
factory preset values. No adjustments are allowed.
Advanced Picture Settings: The Sharp Aquos LCD television offers the
following advanced picture settings for further picture enhancement and
- C.M.S. (Color Management System): Color tone is managed using the
six-color adjustment setting. You can adjust Hue (adjust reddish and bluish
tones), Saturation (increases or decreases saturation of color), and Value
(increases or decrease brightness).
- Color Temperature:
The television's Color Temperature control adjusts the white balance of the
TV from High, Mid-High, Middle, Mid-Low, or Low.
- Active Contrast: Dynamic range extension based on
advanced real-time picture analysis for a greater sense of depth.
Automatically adjusts the image contrast according to the scene.
- Film Mode (3:2 pull-down): Automatically detects a film-base source
(originally encoded at 24 fps), analyzes it, and then recreates each still
film frame for high-definition picture quality.
- DNR: Digital Noise
Reduction (DNR) produces a clear video image by reducing noise artifacts.
- 3D-Y/C (Composite and analog broadcasts): Provides high quality
images with minimal dot crawl and cross color noise.
- Monochrome: For viewing a video in monochrome.
OPC (Optical Picture Control): Optical Picture Control automatically
adjust the brightness of the screen. The Optical Picture Control (OPC) sense the
surround light and automatically adjusts the backlight brightness. The
brightness level range of the OPC sensor's automatic adjustments can be set
according to your preferences. The adjustment range of the OPC sensor can be set
to a maximum of +16 and a minimum of _16.
Audio Settings: You can
adjust the sound quality of the television's built-in speakers to your
preference with the following audio settings.
- Bass & Treble: You can adjust the Bass, Treble, and Balance of the
unit's built-in stereo speakers to your preference.
- Surround: The Surround function produces a virtual
surround effect from the television's built-in speakers.
- Bass Enhancer:
This function allows you to enjoy bass-enhanced sound.
- Audio Only: when listening to music from a music program, you can
turn the screen of and enjoy audio only.
Digital Audio: The optical digital output on the rear panel
will output Dolby Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM.
Analog Audio (fixed or variable): The television features a stereo analog RCA
audio output for connecting the television to an analog 2-channel receiver.
PC Input: This rear-panel input consists of a stereo
mini-jack and an analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack. This jack allows you to connect
a personal computer with a D-Sub 15-pin output. When using the RGB (D-Sub
15-pin) jack, you must use the PC Audio 3.5mm input for your audio connection.
The Sharp television supports the following PC resolutions - VGA (720 x
400/640 x 480), SVGA (800 x 600), XGA (1024 x 768), WXGA (1360 x 768), SXGA
(1280 x 1024), SXGA+ (1400 x 1050), or UXGA (1600 x 1200).
Service Port: The TV features a side-panel USB port (type-A)
so you can insert a USB memory device for software updates.
Input Label: You
can select from preset labels for each video input.
Favorite Channel: This
function allows you to program 4 favorite channels, in 4 different categories.
By setting the favorite channels in advance, you can select your favorite
channels quicker and easier from the included remote control.
Closed Captions (Analog and Digital): The television is equipped
with an internal Closed Caption decoder. It allows you to view conversations,
narrations, and sound effects as subtitles on the screen. Digital Closed Caption
service is a new caption service available only on digital TV programs. It is a
more flexible system than the original Closed Caption system, because it allows
a variety of caption sizes and font styles.
V-Chip: V-Chip is an electronic filtering device built into the television. This tool gives parents a great degree of control over broadcasts accessed by their children. It allows parents to select programs judged suitable
for child viewing while blocking ones judged not suitable. It does so
automatically once you activate the V-Chip feature. The Sharp television
offers an 8-level rating system for TV and movie programming protected by a
Sleep Timer: The Sleep
Timer function allows you to set a time when the TV automatically switches to
standby mode. You can set the sleep timer to 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Power Control Settings: Power control settings allows you to save energy.
- Power Saving: This
function allows you to set the Power Saving level in order to decrease the
power consumption and increase the backlight lifespan. The Power Saving
feature can be set to Standard, Advanced, or Off.
- No Signal Off: The
power will automatically shut down if there is no signal for 15 minutes.
- No Operation Off: The
power will automatically shut down if there is no operation for 3 hours or
Multibrand Remote: The Sharp Aquos LCD TV comes supplied
with a multibrand IR wireless remote control. In addition to operating the
television, the remote can be programmed to operate Sharp and other manufacture
VCRs, DVD players, Blu-ray players, Cable boxes, and Satellite receivers. You can use the remote control
up to a distance of about 17 feet from TV with a direct line of sight. The
remote's buttons are backlit and will light up with a press of a button.
Operation Lock Out: This function locks the operation buttons on the
TV and the remote control.
Aquos Link: Aquos Link enables convenient control of Sharp Aquos Blu-ray Disc players and recorders which are connected via HDMI to the Sharp Aquos LCD TV, using the include remote
control. Aquos Link offers the following system controls.
- Auto Power On: While the TV is in standby mode, it automatically
turns on and plays back the image from the HDMI source.
- One Touch Recording: This function allows easy one-touch
recording of the program being viewed on the TV to an Aquos Link compatible
- One Touch Playback: Aquos Link allows you operate the HDMI
connected Aquos Link compatible equipment with a single remote control.
- Menu Control: You can call up a setup menu from connected Aquos
Link compatible equipment.
- HDMI Device Selection: If multiple HDMI devices are connected in
a daisy chain, you can specify which device to control.
RS-232C Port: The RS-232C port can be used to communicate
with compatible PCs and other home theater control devices.
Pedestal Stand: The Sharp
LCD TV includes an unattached pedestal stand which can be installed using
the supplied hardware, so you can place the unit on your stand, shelf, or
cabinet. The LCD TV weighs 39.7 lbs with the stand attached.
Wall Mounting: The
Sharp LCD television has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional
wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is VESA 400 (400mm
horizontal x 400mm vertical) in accordance with the industry standards set by
the Video Electronics Standards Association. The threaded inserts require M6
(6mm) machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 33.1 lbs without the