80" 1080p 3D LED-LCD HDTV with Wi-Fi®
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Item #: 28480LE857
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Original Price: $5,499.99
Sharp continues to focus its LCD expertise on truly large TV screens — 60" and bigger. An impressive example is the LC-80LE857U, their top-of-the-line 80" model this year. Watching movies, sports, or just your favorite shows on a screen this size is a game-changer. The sheer visual impact is similar to what you experience with a projector system. But projectors look their best with the lights off, while this Sharp's picture looks crisp and colorful in typical room lighting and is as convenient to use as any other TV.
Producing a smooth, clear picture that pops is no easy task for a screen this big, but Sharp has all the right technology. The LC-80LE857U is a great choice for use in rooms with lots of light — like when you're watching an afternoon ballgame. Sharp's Super Bright™ panel is 50% brighter than the screen on their next best 80" model, the LC-80LE757U.
This is a 3D TV, and as you'd expect, 3D material looks spectacular on this huge screen — you really feel like you're in a theater. And if you're not a 3D fan, you shouldn't necessarily cross this model off your list because regular 2D video looks pretty awesome, too.
Sharp's Quattron™ color technology fills the screen with rich, saturated hues. Quattron allows colors to really pop by displaying more color information. In a standard LCD panel, each pixel is made up of red, green, and blue subpixels that create the color palette. Quattron adds a fourth color, a yellow subpixel that results in images with brighter yellows, deeper blues, and richer golds. To keep fast on-screen action looking smooth and clear, Sharp's Aquomotion 960 combines 240Hz refresh rate with additional motion processing to virtually eliminate blur and picture artifacts.
The LC-80LE857U's has features and capabilities that are similar to other Wi-Fi-equipped Smart TVs, plus a couple of cool extras. Sharp's intuitive SmartCentral™ interface lets you quickly connect to your home's network for more entertainment choices. Stream movies and TV shows from Netflix®, indulge in video snacking at YouTube®, and keep the music flowing with Rhapsody® and Pandora® Internet radio. Here's a feature we haven't seen before: the ability to display a split-screen view with a video source and web streaming. Makes it easy to surf the web while you watch TV.
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Reason #1: Awesome picture quality. The LED backlights in these higher-end LCD TVs can give you better picture contrast and more lifelike colors than sets with typical fluorescent backlighting. Reason #2: They're more energy-efficient than plasma or regular LCD TVs, helping you lower your monthly electric bill and helping the environment.
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Screen Refresh Rate||240Hz|
|Backlighting Type||LED (edge-lit)|
|Instant Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,CinemaNow,Yo|
|Picture In Picture||Web Browser|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In Home|
|Total Video Inputs||7|
|Component Video Inputs||1|
|Composite Video Inputs||2|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
|Coaxial Digital Audio Output||None|
|Analog Audio Output||
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||204 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$23|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||43-1/2|
|Height without Stand (inches)||42|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||17-1/2|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||2-1/2|
|Stand Width (inches)||32-3/8|
|Weight with Stand||152.1 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||138.9 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
AQUOS Super Bright UV2A Panel: The AQUOS edge-lit LED-LCD TV uses a new high-brightness panel combined with an intelligent contrast engine which constantly analyzes the signal and enhances the brightness of the bright objects on the screen, while maintaining the black levels on the rest of the screen. This high-contrast panel lets more light through in bright scenes and fights light leakage in dark scenes, providing a 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The LCD panel also employs AQUOS UV2A technology which uses a unique, precision pixel structure to deliver dynamic HD images.
Quattron Color Technology: Quattron Color Technology enables the display to reproduce colors that have been difficult to portray using conventional LCD displays. Sharp's proprietary Quattron Color Technology, a 4-color filter that adds yellow to the traditional RGB, enables a vast array of colors to be displayed. The four-primary-color display employs a four color filter for the first time in the industry, that adds the color Y (yellow) to the three colors of R (Red), G (Green) and B (Blue). This combination expands the color gamut; faithfully rendering nearly all colors that can be discerned with the unaided human eye.
240Hz Refresh Rate + AquoMotion 960: A 240Hz refresh rate delivers crystal-clear images even during fast-motion scenes. AquoMotion 960, Sharp's advanced backlight scanning technology, quadruples the effective refresh rate for even clearer fast-motion picture quality.
Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) Resolution: The LED-LCD television displays all inputs at a resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080). The Sharp LED-LCD TV is equipped with both HDMI and component video high-definition video inputs, as well as standard definition composite video inputs.
Note: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV offers built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners for DTV and available analog TV viewing.
MHL Compatible: The HDMI 4 input is MHL compatible and designed for the connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices. Simply plug your MHL compatible smartphone into the TV's HDMI 4 port using the HDMI cable that is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on the Sharp TV from your mobile smartphone. The TV's IR remote can be used to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Stop Fast Forward/Rewind, and Menu navigation). Your MHL compliant device will also charge while connected to the TV's HDMI 4 port. To find MHL-certified devices, go to www.mhlconsortium.org.
AQUOS Quattron 3D Technology (with included 3D glasses): You can use the included active 3D glasses to watch 3D-supported content (such as movies, games, or sporting events) from a 3D-ready Blu-ray player, gaming system, or satellite receiver (via HDMI) on this LED-LCD HDT. The TV's LCD panel offers superb high-speed response and high-precision lighting control of backlights to achieve 3D images with greatly reduced crosstalk. The Sharp LED-LCD TV employs a 3D Brightness Boost feature to increase the brightness of the screen when viewing a 3D image. You can have the TV automatically adjust the 3D depth control or adjust this feature manually. The Sharp LED-LCD TV offers various 3D and 2D display modes.
Note: The recommended viewing distance for 3D viewing is 8.5' for a 70" screen and 7.2' for a 60" screen. Not all people can experience and enjoy 3D TV. The 3D glasses are only recommended for people ages 6 and older.
View Modes: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV offers the following view modes to suit the current type of video signal.
OPC (Optical Picture Control): Optical Picture Control automatically adjust the brightness of the screen. The Optical Picture Control (OPC) senses the surrounding light and automatically adjusts the backlight brightness. This cuts power consumption, while giving you a more comfortable picture to watch 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.
Video Modes: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV offers the various video modes to better suit the content you are viewing. You can choose from the following.
Advanced Picture Settings: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD television offers the following advanced picture settings for further picture enhancement and enjoyment.
35-Watts Speaker System w/ Built-in Subwoofer: The Sharp LED-LCD TV features two down-firing full-range speakers (10W x 2) and a rear-firing midbass woofer (15W) for fuller sound from a thin flat-panel television.
3D Surround: The 3D Surround function produces a virtual surround effect from the television's built-in speakers. You can select from six different modes - 3D Stadium, 3D Hal, 3D Movie, 3D Standard, Normal, and Off.
Audio Settings: You can adjust the sound quality of the television's built-in speakers to your preference with the following audio settings.
Audio Outputs: The Sharp LED-LCD television provides an analog and digital audio output.
ARC (Audio Return Channel) Function: The Audio Return Channel in HDMI 1.4 enables the TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to your A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The audio from the TV's tuner, network connection, and USB port can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. HDMI and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM only.
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 1 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.
Network Connection w/ Dual-Core Processor: You can set up the Sharp LED-LCD TV so that it can access audio/video/photo content from your PC, a variety of online entertainment content from Samsung's Smart Central online server, and a web browser through your home network and broadband internet provider, using a wired (RJ-45 Ethernet) or wireless connection (built-in WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n). Dual-core processing means faster load times for apps and the web browser. You'll spend less time waiting for apps and websites to load and more time enjoying all the online entertainment content the Sharp TV has to offer.
DLNA Certified: This TV is DLNA Certified; which means it can display and play movie (MPEG2/WMV/ASF/MP4/MOV/AVI), photo (JPEG), and music (MP3/LPCM) content from your DLNA Certified network device and DLNA server (such as your Windows 7 or 8 PC). The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a cross-industry organization of consumer electronics, computing industry, and mobile device companies. DLNA provides consumers with easy sharing of digital media through a wired or wireless network in the home. This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.
Smart Central: Sharp's Smart Central allow you to access a variety of online services and content directly on the Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV through its network connection. Smart Central offers pay and free-of-charge instant streaming of movies, videos, music and photo album services. You also have access to social network sites, games, and a web browser. Once you have connected the Sharp TV to your home network and the internet, you can enjoy all this by simply using the TV's remote control and on-screen menu; all without a separate PC. The TV offers the following pre-installed apps and allows you to download additional apps from Vudu Apps.
Note: You can store up to 3 apps as "Favorites" for one-button access from the remote control, without having to go into the Smart Central menu.
Skype Ready: Using an external Skype camera (sold separately), the Sharp LED-LCD TV lets you make Skype video calls from the comfort of your living room. Using the TV's remote control, you can create a free Skype account, log into an existing account, and navigate via a simple Skype interface made for the big screen. You can make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls to friends and family, wherever they are in the world from the Sharp TV.
Dual USB Ports: The dual USB (type-A) ports enable enjoyment of video, still-image, and music files from an external USB mass storage class device. Your USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT/FAT32. In addition, the TV will charge USB devices that can be charged via USB (max. 5V/0.5A).
PC Input: The PC input consists of an analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack and stereo 3.5mm miniijack. The PC input 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. Any HDMI input can also be used to connect your PC to the TV. 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), UXGA (1600 x 1200), or 1080p (1920 x 1080).
Software Updates: The television's Software Update menu allows you to update the TV's software for performance improvements and additional services. Software updates can be done via a network connection or via USB. You can also set the TV to automatically check for updates when connected to the internet. The tested television contained firmware version 130U1303071 with an immediate update of firmware version 140U1304221 (as of 5/1/2013). Visit Sharp's website for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
On-Screen Menu w/ LC Font: This Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD television is embedded with LC Font technology, which was developed by Sharp Corporation for clearly displaying easy-to-read characters on LCD screen.
Wall Paper Mode: When the TV is turned off, Wallpaper Mode lets you display pre-installed images and still-images from a USB thumbdrive on the AQUOS LED-LCD screen at a reduced light level that mirrors museum conditions, so your screen blends beautifully into your room's decor; all at extremely low power. You can set the length of time (3/6/12/24 hrs) the TV will remain in the Wallpaper mode.
Input Labels + Favorite Channels : Using the included remote control and on-screen software keyboard, you can enter up to a 10 character custom label for each input (except TV, Home Network, and USB). The TV also 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/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 4-digit password.
Timers: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV offers two distinct times for added convenience.
Energy Start Compliant: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements by incorporating advanced power saving features.
AQUOS Advantage Live: AQUOS Advantage LIVE is a unique support feature that allows Sharp advisors to directly connect to your AQUOS LCD TV through the internet. This free service provides Sharp professionals with the ability to remotely assist you with TV set up, detect signal strength and inputs, and adjust picture settings. Within AQUOS Advantage LIVE you will also be able to register your TV, view important messaging about upcoming events, and software updates, and view up-to-date information about Sharp.
Multibrand Remote: The Sharp AQUOS LED-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 Blu-ray/DVD players, Cable/Satellite receivers, and VCRs. The remote features a dedicated Netflix for immediate access to your Netflix movies and TV shows. Three "FAV APP" buttons allow you to store your favorite online apps for quicker access. There is also a 3D button which allows you to switch quickly between 2D & 3D viewing.
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 LED-LCD TV, using the include remote control. AQUOS Link offers the following system controls.
Note: Up to three players/recorders and one AV receiver can be connected to this TV using AQUOS Link.
Smartphone Remote Apps: The AQUOS Remote Lite App (from iTunes & Google Play) turns your Apple iPad (iOS 4.3+) or Android smartphone/tablet (2.3+) into a network remote control for the Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV. All the features of the original remote are available and arranged in a logical manner on your device's touchscreen display. In addition, the Sharp Beam app (from iTunes or Google Play) lets you effortlessly share content from your Apple iOS device (iOS 5.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (2.2+) to the Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV. You can share stored photos and videos, as well as movie apps. Finally, Netflix subscribers will be able to search for content on their smartphone or tablet and then select to watch it on the AQUOS TV with Netflix "Second Screen" capability.
Keyboard & Mouse Compatible: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV supports both USB- and Bluetooth-enabled keyboards & mouses.
RS-232C Port: The TV's RS-232C port can be used to communicate with compatible PCs and other home theater control devices.
Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with a pedestal stand unattached; assembly is required using the supplied hardware. The table-top stand lets you swivel the TV left or right. The television weighs 152.1 lbs with the stand.
Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 600mm (h) x 400mm (v). The threaded inserts require 8mm machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 138.9 lbs without the stand.
Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.
Attached AC Power Cord: The TV is fitted with an attached 6' AC power cord. The power cord features a straight AC plug that sits 1.6875" from the wall.
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