Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDTV (ATSC) Tuner:
The TV has a built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) tuner, so you don't have to
purchase a separate digital set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air
This TV has a back panel CableCARD slot that allows digital cable reception
without a set-top box. CableCARDs will be available from your local cable
The LC-37D6U has a display resolution of 1366 x 768. The HDMI and component
video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals, and will display
them as 1366 x 768. All other input signals will also be displayed as 1366 x
Screen/Viewing Angles: The flat screen delivers images that are
virtually distortion free and helps eliminate screen glare. Its extra-wide
viewing angles (170 degrees horizontal and vertical) allow you to see a clear
picture from most anywhere in the room.
3-D Digital Y/C
Comb Filter: The 3-D Digital Y/C Comb Filter gives you maximum picture
detail and resolution.
Lamp Life: The
expected life of the backlight lamp is 60,000 hours (at standard backlight
position), which equates to ten hours use a day for more than sixteen years.
Picture Flip: To
accommodate the wide variety of mounting angles and positions, you can change
the orientation of the picture for proper viewing. The Picture Flip feature
offers a Normal image, Mirror image, Rotated image, or an Upside Down image.
AV Mode: This mode gives you 6
options to choose from to best match the environment, which can vary due to room
brightness, type of program, or type of image input:
- Standard: highly defined
image in a normally bright room
- Movie: for viewing movies
- Game: lowers image
brightness for easier viewing
- User: allows you to
customize settings for each input source
- Dynamic (Fixed): changes
image and sound settings to factory preset values and allows no adjustments
- Dynamic: for clear-cut
image, emphasizing high contrast for sports viewing
Modes: The View Mode options depend upon the type of program that is
currently being viewed. The options include:
- Side Bar: shows a standard
4:3 ratio picture with black bars on either side of the image
- Smart Stretch: stretches
the program more horizontally than vertically to fill the screen
- Zoom: enlarges the picture
equally until the screen is filled. (Also suitable for viewing widescreen
2.35:1 anamorphic DVDs in full screen)
- Stretch: shows HDTV in its
normal format; is also suitable for viewing 1.78:1 DVDs without bars. When
viewing 1.85:1 DVDs, this mode will show thin black bands at top and bottom
of the screen.
- Dot-by-Dot: detects the
resolution of the signal and displays an image with the same number of
pixels on the screen
Quick Shoot: Sharp's
proprietary Quick Shoot video circuit has a fast response time (less than 12
ms), allowing you to view action video more clearly. You can turn Quick Shoot
on/off in the menu.
Favorite Channels: The Favorite
Channels setting allows you to program 4 favorite channels in 4 different
categories. The categories are easily accessible as "A", "B", "C", and "D"
buttons on the remote.
Adjustments: You can make the following adjustments in the picture quality
- Optical Picture Control (OPC):
Using the OPC Sensor on the front panel of the LCD screen, the OPC, when
set to "on", automatically adjusts the backlight brightness according to the
- Backlight: brightens or
dims the screen (-16 to +16)
- Contrast: adjusts the
contrast (0 to +40)
- Brightness: for more or
less brightness (-30 to +30)
- Color: adjusts the color
intensity (-30 to +30)
- Tint: adjusts skin tones
from purplish to greenish (-30 to +30)
- Sharpness: adjusts
sharpness of image edges (-10 to +10)
Advanced Picture Adjustments:
In addition to the above picture adjustments, you can make further fine picture
- Color Temperature: for
better white balance, you can set the color temperature to High, Middle
High, Middle, Middle Low or Low
- Black Level: switch "on"
for high detail in dark portions of the image
- 3D-Y/C: setting provides
high quality images with minimal dot crawl and cross color noise. Select
"Fast" for movie images, "Slow" for still images, or "Standard" for normal
- Monochrome: for viewing a
video in black & white, you can switch the monochrome setting to "On"
- Film Mode: when set to
"On," the film mode automatically detects, analyzes, and converts a film
source (24 fps) to video (30 fps) using 3-2 Pulldown
Surround Sound: The TV can
simulate surround sound using only the left and right speakers.
Audio Only Mode: When you only
want to listen to the audio portion of a program, such as a music program, you
can turn off the LCD screen by using the Audio Only mode.
Power Control: You can set
power control settings to save energy. When set to "Enable" in the AV Input
mode, you can set the unit to automatically turn off if no signal is received
for 15 minutes, or if no operation is performed for 3 hours. Five minutes before
the power shuts down, the remaining time displays every minute.
Closed Captioning: The system's
closed captioning feature can be customized with several options. You can choose
the caption size, font style, foreground and background color, foreground and
background opacity, and character edge.
Sleep Timer: This TV can be set
to turn itself off in 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Speakers: The TV is equipped
with two speakers. The speakers are in a single enclosure that is mounted to the
bottom of the LCD panel. If you don't wish to use the supplied speakers, you can
remove the speaker enclosure from the LCD panel.
The Sharp LC-37D6U comes with an adjustable stand, allowing you to swivel the
display for the best viewing angle. For wall mounting, the stand can be removed
by loosening 4 screws.
VESA Mounting Bracket
Standard: The LCD screen can be wall mounted using an optional wall-mount
bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is VESA 200-compatible (200mm x
200mm), in accordance with the industry standards set by the Video Electronics
Standards Association. The mounting holes require M6 screws.
The supplied remote controls the TV's functions, plus controls basic functions
for multiple brands of VCRs, DVD players, laserdisc players, cable boxes, and
satellite receivers. The remote features full button illumination, plus a number
of buttons under a flip-down panel.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI Input: This
unit has an HDMI input for connecting components such as HDTV set-top boxes, or
other HDMI equipment. You can also connect a DVI-equipped device to the TV via
an HDMI-DVI adapter cable. Since a DVI connection does not output audio, you
will also need to connect an audio cable from the DVI-equipped device to the
TV's HDMI input's audio jacks.
Output: The TV has a TosLink optical digital output for connecting the TV to
an A/V receiver with an optical input for decoding Dolby Digital broadcasts and
RS-232C: The provided RS-232C
connection allows you to control the unit from a PC. The input signal can be
selected, the volume can be adjusted, and various other adjustments and settings
can be made, enabling programmed playing.
Note: This operation
system should be used by a person who is accustomed to controlling other
devices via computer.
- TV on Stand with Speakers:
W=36.5", H=28.313", D=11.938"
- TV on Stand without Speakers:
W=36.5", H=28.313", D=11.938"
- TV with Speakers (no stand):
- TV only:
W=36.5", H=22.063", D=4.25"
- Footprint: W=26.313",
- TV with Stand: 60.6 pounds
- TV Only: 48.5 pounds