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Sharp LC-40E77UN

40" AQUOS® 1080p LCD HDTV with 120Hz blur reduction

5 Reviews

Item # 28440E77

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Our take on the Sharp LC-40E77UN

Whether your top TV priority is price or performance, Sharp's LC-40E77UN deserves your consideration. Sharp has been building LCD TVs longer than anyone else, and their expertise is on display in every scene you watch.

Whether your top TV priority is price or performance, Sharp's LC-40E77UN deserves your consideration. Sharp has been building LCD TVs longer than anyone else, and their expertise is on display in every scene you watch.

Fast-action scenes look clean and clear
If you watch a lot of sports or action movies, you'll appreciate the LC-40E77UN's 120Hz video processing. Sharp was the first TV maker to use 120Hz refresh rate, and they've refined their technology over the years. You'll see clear, blur-free images no matter how fast the on-screen action gets.

Accurate, lifelike color thanks to a 10-bit LCD panel
You'll find that most HDTVs use an 8-bit LCD panel, while very few use a more advanced 10-bit panel — especially in this price range. 10-bit is better because it enables the LC-40E77UN to reproduce many more shades of color — over a billion, total. Colors look rich and accurate, with seamless transitions from shade to shade, and subtly natural skin tones.

Connect all of your A/V components
Four HDMI inputs make it easy to hook up several high-definition components: your Blu-ray player, HD satellite or cable box, high-def video game console, and more. Use the PC input to hook up your computer — now you've got a 40" high-def monitor, too.

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Product Highlights:

  • 40" screen (measured diagonally)
  • widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio
  • high-gloss black finish with gold accent
  • built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • built-in QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required)
  • ASV Superlucent LCD panel (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • 120Hz Fine Motion Advanced blur reduction for clearer motion
  • 10-bit display panel and video processing for over a billion possible colors
  • OPC (Optical Picture Control) continuously monitors and adjusts the picture brightness based on ambient room light
  • built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • illuminated multibrand remote control
  • AQUOS Link™ simplifies control of compatible Sharp components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
  • Energy Star® 3.0 compliant
  • picture settings memory for each video input
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 7 A/V inputs, including:
    • 1 composite video (side)
    • 2 component video (one is selectable component video/S-video)
    • 4 HDMI v1.3 (3 rear, 1 side) — accepts signals up to 1080p (60Hz, 24Hz)
  • PC input
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output
  • RS-232C port for communicating with compatible home theater control devices
  • detachable swivel stand (stand "footprint" is 20-3/4"W x 12-3/4"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 39"W x 24-1/4"H x 4-1/2"D (27"H x 12-3/4"D on stand)
  • weight: 39.7 lbs. with stand; 33.1 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

I bought this TV about a week ago and after tweaking a few picture settings I'm very pleased with the overall picture quality. I really like that this TV has a swivel stand and four HDMI inputs. I would recommend a Sharp Aquos to anyone.

HDTV GURU, Orange, Va.

What's in the Box:

  • 40" LCD TV
  • Pedestal base
  • Pedestal neck
  • 5.5' AC power cord
  • GA759WJSA remote control
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Four 5mm x 16mm machine screws (with flat-washer and lock-washer attached)
  • Four 5mm x 30mm machine screws
  • Cable clamp
  • Operation Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Product Registration Card
  • AQUOS Membership Card

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Sharp LC-40E77UN Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(5 Reviews)

Great value purchase

newbVA from Richmond, VA on 5/1/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

1. I did a good deal of research, and most of these TVs are equipped with 2 10 watt speakers, so the sound from this TV, while not phenomenal, is probably typical. With the volume up, everything sounds good. I think it's a non-issue for people not worried about video games or home theater sound. 2. Out of the box my SD channels looked a bit foggy, but the HD stuff looks great! I did stay in a hotel recently with an LG flat screen, and its SD display was considerably worse. I still haven't fine tuned the picture, and I'll probably get one of those videos but I don't imagine that there will be too much improvement as the picture is already very solid. Reviews did mention that some Sharps did not have as bright a picture as some other brands, but that's not going to bother everyone as room lighting is so variable. I got this with the free blu-ray player, which is also a solid product, so this deal was UNBEATABLE! I work on an Army base, and the px has this very tv for a thousand by itself. So far I've only wacthed the Planet Earth DVD, not blu-ray, and it was jaw dropping! I'm looking forward to checking out some blu-ray discs. With the blu-ray, this is a hands down five-star review. Nonetheless, I highly recommend this set for value conscious shoppers.



Happy with purchase

Atul from MI on 4/25/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall, a very nice TV and a nice remote control. I have had the TV for about a month now. Pros: - good remote control with all the important functions, backlit, CC on the remote. - Once I adjusted the picture using a calibration video, it was fine. Even out of the box, the picture was pretty close to what I got after calibration. - Lots of connections at the back. Limitaitons: - I found that if I switch between HDTV and SD version of the same channel, the sound is much louder on the SD version. There is no automatic volume control on this TV, as far as I can tell. I took care of the problem by disabling the SD version of the channel. But, you could see different volumes on different channels, if that is how they are being broadcast. - CC when using HDMI connections from my Dish receiver was not good. With HDMI connections, the receiver has to control the CC. That is a limitation of HDMI, not the TV. But, for some reason, the captions flash too quickly in HDMI mode. This may be a limitation of the dish receiver rather than the TV, since TV is just displaying what it gets. I got around the problem by using component cables between the dish receiver and the TV. Other comments: - Sound quality was fine for us. We do have external speakers when we want to watch movies with good bass. Overall, I think this TV was a great purchase. I would consider buying Sharp TV again.



Sharp LC-40E77UN

manthorne from illinois on 4/12/2010

I was very disappointed by this tv. The picture was hazy and it took many hours to adjust it to be passable. The sound was the worst!! it sounded as if it was coming from a can. i know most people hook the tv up to an external sound source, but not everyone has that option and tv makers now should take that into account and make internal speakers better. i would not recommend this unit to anyone.



Great TV for the price

HDTV GURU from Orange, Va. on 4/3/2010

I bought this TV about a week ago and after tweaking a few picture settings I'm very pleased with the overall picture quality. I really like that this TV has a swivel stand and four HDMI inputs. I would recommend a Sharp Aquos to anyone.



Happy Purchase

Dale from NW PA on 3/31/2010

I am extremely happy with this TV. The champagne effect on the bottom adds a nice design flair to it and the screen really handles my 360 like a champ. My friend has the E67 and was over to help me get things started. I hooked up my game console, receiver, and soon to be BD player along with some other audio components and there is still room left over for whatever else I might want to add in the future. The display menu is not as eye appealing as a Samsung or LG but it gets the job done. There are quite a few energy saving options with this as well. The XD (extreme dark) seems to be doing its job making "black" look "black". I did get in on the current special with this (free bd player) so I probably would'nt be as excited with just the TV. The remote seems fine, other reviewers have noted it to be clunky and cheap, its made out of plastic and it keeps people from having to get up and change or touch the TV, so its fine as is. It also does not have a usb port to stream mp3 thru although there is a usb port on the back but it says for "service" which is to be used for future updates to the hardware. Overall I have done a lot of reviewing, google searching, store browsing and asked a lot of questions to sales people. My experience with Crutchfield's sales person Derrick was exceptional customer service. I ordered it last Friday and it got here today, Wed of the following week! Amazing, thanx Crutchfield.




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Video Features
Audio Features
PC/USB Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control
Mounting Options

TV Features

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 video signals.

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 signals.

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 full screen.
  • Side Bar: Suitable for viewing conventional 4:3 programs in their normal format.
  • 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 of pixels.

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 enjoyment.

  • 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 Features

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/USB Functions

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.

Convenience Features

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 4-digit password.

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 30 minutes.

Remote Control

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 recorder.
  • 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.

Mounting Options

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 stand.

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