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Sharp LC-80UQ17U

80" 1080p 3D LED-LCD HDTV with Wi-Fi®

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Our take on the Sharp LC-80UQ17U

Within Sharp's innovative Quattron+ TVs the "UQ" series offers the most performance and features, and the mighty LC-80UQ17U offers the biggest screen — a full 80 inches from corner to corner. Its vivid, crystal-clear picture is easy to love but a little tricky to explain. See, the screen resolution is not exactly 1080p or 4K, but somewhere in between.

Near-4K picture detail plus THX-certified accuracy

Sharp LC-80UQ17U

Within Sharp's innovative Quattron+ TVs the "UQ" series offers the most performance and features, and the mighty LC-80UQ17U offers the biggest screen — a full 80 inches from corner to corner. Its vivid, crystal-clear picture is easy to love but a little tricky to explain. See, the screen resolution is not exactly 1080p or 4K, but somewhere in between.

The "UQ" series offers a noticeable step up in picture quality over the "SQ" series thanks to THX® enhancements and more powerful anti-blur processing. In order to be THX certified, the LC-80UQ17U had to pass 200 rigorous laboratory tests. Simply choose the "THX" setting to enjoy picture quality that's as close as possible to what the director intended. This set also boasts Sharp's sophisticated AquoMotion 960 blur-reduction, which includes 240Hz refresh rate. Even the most frenetic action looks smooth and clear.

Sharp's Quattron+ technology uses smarter pixels to build a sharper picture

The  LC-80UQ17U's exceptional picture detail and color are instantly obvious. Sharp has achieved it by making each and every pixel work smarter. Typical 1080p screens have around two million pixels, and each pixel has three subpixels — red, green, and blue — to reproduce the entire color palette. Sharp's Quattron™ technology adds a fourth color, a yellow subpixel that results in images with brighter yellows and richer golds. So that's already 33% more subpixels than a standard TV.

Sharp's Q+ technology

Sharp's proprietary Q+ screen technology displays more picture detail and color information than any other 1080p TV. With 10 million more subpixels to work with, picture sharpness and depth come close to 4K but at a much lower price.

But Sharp has a radical new wrinkle for 2014 called Quattron+ (Q+). It splits each subpixel in two and allows each pixel to intelligently "share" subpixels with adjacent pixels. This is possible because when creating an image, pixels often don't use all their subpixels at once. Q+ effectively gives the screen millions more subpixels to work with. The resulting picture is extraordinarily crisp and detailed. Not quite as sharp as the very best 4K TVs, but surprisingly close, and at a dramatically lower price.

The Revelation Upscaler — two steps to a cleaner, clearer picture

Sharp's Q+ models are the only 1080p HDTVs that can accept 4K video sources (up to 30 frames/second). Of course, there's still very little true 4K video available, so until the content catches up with the hardware, a TV's ability to upconvert non-4K material will be a top priority. Sharp's Revelation™ Upscaler takes a two-step approach to this critical task. First, a dual-core processor fine-tunes the original signal for optimal picture quality, removing as much digital noise and other artifacts as possible. Next, the upscaler analyzes and intelligently enhances the signal to create a near-4K image.

SmartCentral on-screen interface

Sharp's SmartCentral 3.0 Smart TV platform includes a guide that integrates cable, satellite, and streaming channels — no more switching TV inputs or apps to find the shows you want to watch. And nearly all functions can be controlled by a tablet or smartphone.

SmartCentral pulls all your entertainment together

The  LC-80UQ17U's intuitive SmartCentral™ interface lets you quickly connect to your home 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. Aside from the popular pre-installed apps, you can download additional ones from Vudu Apps.

Streaming content is just one of the entertainment options you can access through SmartCentral. It includes a smart guide that integrates cable, satellite, and streaming channels. Now, virtually everything you do on the TV can be done from your tablet or smartphone. And with Miracast screen mirroring technology, anything on your smartphone, tablet or laptop can be viewed on this huge, high-impact screen without a wired connection.

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Product Highlights:

  • 80" screen (measured diagonally)
  • glossy screen, brushed silver bezel, and matte dark silver stand
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner (subscription required to receive cable channels — contact your local service provider for details)
  • 1080p native screen resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Quattron+ pixel-splitting technology increases effective resolution to up to 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • Revelation™ Upscaler upconverts HD and SD content so that it's optimized for the screen's higher resolution
  • THX-certified display — passed 200 laboratory tests to meet the highest picture quality standards
  • displays 3D images when you wear Sharp's active 3D glasses (two pairs of glasses are included)
  • 2D-to-3D conversion adds 3D-like depth to non-3D video sources
  • Quattron™ Quad Pixel technology adds a yellow subpixel for deep, vivid colors
  • edge-lit LED backlight for high picture contrast
  • AquoMotion 960 blur reduction (240Hz refresh rate plus backlight scanning)
  • Internet-ready Smart TV — plays Netflix® video and more (subscription required for some services)
  • supports up to 5.1-channel audio with streaming movie services like Netflix and Vudu™ (audio quality depends on your connection speed)
  • SmartCentral™ 3.0 on-screen guide integrates cable, satellite, and streaming channels
  • built-in Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
  • dual-core processor for seamless web browsing and app multitasking
  • video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
  • Miracast™ screen mirroring — send content wirelessly from a compatible smartphone or tablet to this TV
  • MHL-compatible HDMI input for viewing photos/videos from a compatible smartphone on the TV's screen
  • Skype™-compatible (requires Sharp camera — sold separately)
  • built-in 2.1 speaker system (10 watts x 2 plus 15 watts for woofer)
  • multibrand remote control
  • free downloadable apps for iOS® and Android™ let you use a compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote control
  • AQUOS Link™ simplifies control of compatible Sharp components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 7 A/V inputs, including:
    • 4 HDMI
    • 1 component video
    • 2 composite video
  • PC input
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output (may only pass 2-channel audio from HDMI-connected sources)
  • stereo minijack output for connecting a sound bar or home stereo system
  • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network
  • 2 USB inputs for connecting a camera or thumb drive
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 47-3/16"W x 18-1/8"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 71-7/8"W x 42-1/16"H x 2-3/8"D (44-1/8"H x 18-1/8"D on stand)
  • weight: 156.5 lbs. with stand; 135.6 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 80" LED-LCD TV
  • Pedestal base
  • 2 Pedestal legs
  • 2 Leg covers
  • Remote control (GB118WJSA)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 2 Pair of 3D glasses (AN-3DG40)
  • Twelve M5 x 14mm screws (flat-/lock-washers installed)
  • Two M4 x 8mm screws
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Setup Guide
  • Aquos Advantage Live Information
  • Product Registration Card

Sharp LC-80UQ17U Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

Great Picture

RobL from Pennsylvania on 3/19/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I can only review the picture as the sound comes from an attached receiver. The rating could just as easily have been a 5 but the best picture requires some calibration (at least in my room). Once adjusted, the picture really pops and I do not at all regret my buying decision. I didn't buy it for 3D and will not purchase many #D discs, but the 3D picture quality is exceptional and is just as bright as non 3D movies. There is also a warning that flashes after each hour of 3D viewing because some need to rest their eyes.

Pros: Great picture. Contrast and color are very impressive with really good detail. Menu to control TV features are easy to access and use - not much to complain about.

Cons: Like most LED TVs, it seems that viewing on an angle is not so great at first but improves the longer you play the set. Changing AV presets requires cycling through the choices rather than selecting one from a menu.

Absolutely Magical!

Marwan K from Everett, WA on 2/19/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The first thing that would dazzle you is the monstrous size. I mean, a television of this magnitude makes going to the theater a complete waste of time and money. Another aspect that would propel you from your seat and shout "wow!" is the eye-popping resolution. It's no '4K,' but it's surprisingly close. However, configuration is required to achieve the "2K" resolution that separates Sharp Q+ from its rivals. And oh, any (configuration) video will do. My preference, though, is Disney's "WOW" calibration disc, which did a superb job "stimulating" the pixels.The disc did not only polish the resolution, but it also enhanced the thrill of watching 3D. I would recommend this television to anyone who is big on size and picture quality. Verily, when it comes to televsion, bigger is Always bigger!

Pros: Screen size; picture quality.

Cons: Needs another source to watch 4K contents on Netflix. Very heavy--may require up to three people to carry/mount.

Excellent Television

Paul H from NY on 5/27/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this 80 inch television for a large wall in a large living room. I was hesitant due to the fact that 4K televisions are starting to drop in price and since the new HDMI standard may be coming out soon. However, this television delivers as advertised, as the picture is flawless. I have owned Samsung, Sony, and Sharp LED televisions. I prefer the picture on the Sharps. The menu and internet features are also very well designed. Delivery was flawless and the television was easy to set up. You will need another person to wall mount as it is over 100 pounds and probably too large to hold by yourself. I run it through an amp and built in speakers, so I don't have any comment on the television speakers.

Pros: Picture

Cons: So-So unlighted remote.


Hands-on research

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

Video Features

AQUOS LED-Edge Lit Backlighting: The AQUOS LED-Edge Lit Backlighting technology with advanced pixel structure brings you breathtaking HD images that look so real you can see the difference. The AQUOS LED-Edge Lit display also lets more light through in bright scenes and shuts more light out in dark scenes for greater contrast ratio.

Quattron Color Technology + 12,000,000 Contrast Ratio: Sharp's proprietary Quattron technology incorporates a fourth yellow subpixel to the standard red, green and blue, giving AQUOS Quattron TVs 33% more subpixels than a standard HDTV, for finer details and a billion more shades of color. Quattron Color Technology also lends it hand to the television's 12,000,000 dynamic contrast ratio for deeper blacks and whiter whites.

Q+ Pixel-Splitting Technology: Sharp's proprietary Q+ technology divides each subpixel in two, resulting in 16 million subpixels on the TV, an astounding 10 million more than Full HD, to give you more detail, depth, clarity, and color. Q+ pixel-splitting technology increases effective resolution to up to 3840 x 2160 pixels (Ultra-HD like).

Next-Gen HD Resolution: The Sharp Aquos LED-LCD TV is the first full-HD TV that can even play 4K content via HDMI, so its future-ready. The television also utilizes Sharp's Revelation Upscaler to intelligently convert your standard-definition and high-definition content to, to make all your content sharper, clearer, and more vivid in Ultra-HD like resoltuion.

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.

THX-Certified Display: Synonymous with great movie sound for decades, THX now sets the bar for picture quality for the world's top TV manufacturers. 30 test categories, 200 bench tests, and more than 400 data points ensure the best TVs make the cut. THX video engineers analyze every aspect of a TV's performance to ensure the filmmaker's vision is recreated perfectly in your home.

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.

Video Inputs: 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. The LED-LCD television displays all inputs at a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 with an effective resolution of 3840 x 2160, thanks to Sharp's proprietary Q+ technology.

  • 4 HDMI (v1.4) Inputs: The television's four HDMI (v.1.4) jacks will accept 4K/30fps, 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals. The HDMI inputs can be used to connect a Blu-ray/DVD player, satellite/cable box, Game console, and a MHL-compatible smartphone. Any HDMI input can also be used to connect a PC to this TV. The HDMI 1 input also supports HDCP 2.2 DRM copy protection compatibility in order to support future 4K content from satellite broadcasts (not yet available).
  • Component Video Input: The TV's single Component Video input will accept 1080p (60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
  • Composite Video Inputs: The television is fitted with two composite video inputs which accept 480i only.
Note: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV is fitted with an RF-coaxial input and 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

AQUOS Quattron 3D Technology: You can use Sharp's active 3D glasses (two pair of 3D glasses included) 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 HDV. 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 will even convert normal 2D images into 3D images.

View Modes: The Sharp AQUOS LED-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.
  • 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 LED-LCD TV offers the various video modes to better suit the content you are viewing. You can choose from the following.

  • Auto: Optimizes the image quality automatically based on the room brightness and image signal.
  • Standard (Energy Star): For a highly defined image in normal lighting.
  • Movie: For viewing movies in low light.
  • Vintage Movie: Allows you to enjoy old-time films, where the images look as if they were projected in real time. You can also add a "flickering" effect.
  • Game: Suitable for game playing; you can configure this setting according to the type of game.
  • PC: Suited for using the LED-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.

Advanced Picture Settings: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD television offers the following advanced picture settings for further picture enhancement and enjoyment.

  • Quad Pixel Plus 2: Smoothes diagonal lines by detailed dot control.
  • 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. White balance can be adjusted between a maximum of +30 and a minimum of -30 for each color temperature (R,G,B).
  • Active Contrast: Automatically adjusts the image contrast according to the scene.
  • Gamma Adjustment: Adjusts the differences of picture tones between bright parts and dark parts. The adjustment range of the gamma can be set to a maximum of +2 and a minimum of -2.
  • Black Level: Adjust on-screen black level to your preferred level (High or Low).
  • 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.
  • Monochrome: For viewing a video in monochrome.

Audio Features

35W Audio System w/ Subwoofer: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV features a powerful 35W audio system with a built-in subwoofer, so all your movie and TV show soundtracks sound great.

Audio Settings: You can adjust the sound quality of the television's built-in speakers to your preference with the following audio settings.

  • Wall Mount Audio Setup: This feature of the LED-LCD TV allows you to select the optimal audio for the television even when wall-mounted.
  • Surround: This setting produces a virtual surround sound effect from the TV speakers. 
  • Tone Control: You can adjust the Bass, Treble, and Balance of the unit's built-in stereo speakers to your preference.
  • Harmonics Enhancer Extended: This function improves the sound quality by extending just the low frequencies or all the high, mid, and low frequencies.
  • Adaptive Volume: Different sound sources sometimes do have the same volume level, such as program and its commercial breaks. The Adaptive Volume control reduces this problem by equalizing levels.
  • Clear Voice: This function emphasizes speech against background noise for greater clarity.
  • Audio Only: When listening to music from a music program, you can turn the screen of and enjoy audio only.

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 3 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.

Audio Outputs: The Sharp LED-LCD television provides an analog and digital audio output.

  • Digital Audio (Dolby Digital/DTS compatible): The optical digital output terminal will output Dolby Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from a digital broadcast channel through the tuner, network apps, and USB ports on the LED-LCD TV. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI or  RCA.
  • Analog Audio: The television features a 3.5mm (minijack) audio output for connecting the television to an analog 2-channel receiver. You will need a minijack-to-RCA adapter (sold separately) to make a stereo RCA connection between the television and your soundbar speaker or AV receiver. The TV's analog audio output terminals will output 2ch audio from any of the television's source inputs.

Network/USB/PC Functions

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 Sharp's SmartCentral 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). 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.

SmartCentral 3.0 Apps: Sharp's SmartCentral 3.0 Apps allow you to access a variety of online services and content directly on the Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV through its network connection. SmartCentral 3.0 Apps 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 photo albums. 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.

  • Movies & TV: Get access to premium movie and TV show content from Netflix, Vudu, Hulu Plus, & Cinema Now.
  • Music: Stream your favorite music and new music from Pandora & Rhapsody.
  • Social Networks: Communicate via social network sites such as Facebook & Twitter.
  • Video & Photo Albums: View video clips from YouTube, plus see your own web albums or friends and family web albums on Flickr & Picasa.
  • News & Media: Get access to online news & media apps from Accuweather, AOL ON, Associated Press (AP), and more.
  • Games: Play pre-installed games on the TV. Pre-installed gaming apps include - Black Jack Chess Challenge, Chewie Checkers, Dracula's Coffin, Drop Duel, Music Madness, Sudoku, Texas Hold'em.
Note: Even though the TV will display an ultra-HD like picture, it will not stream 4K content from its network/internet connection.

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.

MiraCast Technology: Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support for Miracast) to the Sharp TV. This allows you to view practically any content that is playing on your compatible Windows or Android device on your TV screen; no wireless router or access point required.

Web Browser (w/ Split Screen): The Sharp Smart TV features a built-in Flash and HTML5 supported Web browser that lets you search the Internet for websites by URL or Keywords. Not all websites will be available for download, because of size and content. Sharp's split-screen function lets you surf the web while you watch TV, so you never have to choose between your favorite show and your favorite site. Your TV program is displayed on the left side of the TV, while the web browser is displayed on the right. 

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).

  • Video Viewer: The TV supports the following video file types; DivX, Xvid, MPEG/1/2/4, WMV9, H.264, and Motion JPEG. The TV allows you to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause/Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Skip Previous/Next) playback for compatible video files stored on a compatible USB device.
  • Photo Viewer: JPEG still images can be viewed in Full Screen, as multiple thumbnails, or as a slide-show. You can select MP3 music stored on the same USB device to be played in the background while displaying a slide-show.
  • Music Player: The television will display your USB device's stored MP3 songs on-screen. You can use the included remote to navigate your song collection.

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 191U1403041 (as of 5/6/2014). Visit Sharp's Support Website for the latest Firmware/Software updates.

Convenience Features

Smart Guide: The TV's on-screen Smart Guide lets you browse and search across cable, satellite, and streaming services; all in one place. No more switching inputs or launching individual apps to find the shows you want to watch. So intelligent, it will even help you discover new content by providing recommendations based on your preferences. 

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Energy Saving Features: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV incorporates advanced power saving features.

  • 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.

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.

Remote Control

Multibrand Remote w/ AQUOS Link: 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" button 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. 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.

  • 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 Playback: AQUOS Link allows you operate the HDMI connected AQUOS Link compatible equipment with a single remote control.
  • Audio System Control: You can control the volume of your HDMI-connected audio system.
Note: Up to three players/recorders and one AV receiver can be connected to this TV using AQUOS Link.

SmartCentral 3.0 Mobile App: The SmartCenteral 3.0 Mobile App (from iTunes & Google Play {coming soon}) turns your Apple iPad (iOS 6.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet into a network remote control for the Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV. Now, virtually every function of the Smart TV can be done from this mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the app to search and discover new content without interrupting what you're watching, and launch it seamlessly on the TV. You'll also be able to change channels, volume, or inputs, and adjust picture settings. You can even share videos, pictures, and music from your mobile device to the TV screen.

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.

Mounting Options

Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with a pedestal stand unattached; assembly is required using the supplied hardware. The table-top stand does not swivel. The television weighs 156.5 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 135.6 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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