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Sharp LC-52D82U

52" AQUOS® 1080p LCD HDTV with 120Hz refresh rate

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Item # 284LC52D82

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Our take on the Sharp LC-52D82U

Sharp's "D82" 1080p HDTVs offer most of the cutting-edge display technology of the flagship "D92" models, but at a lower price. The largest model in the line, the 52" LC-52D82U, makes viewing a truly compelling experience, boasting a crystal-clear picture with extraordinary clarity and color.

Sharp's "D82" 1080p HDTVs offer most of the cutting-edge display technology of the flagship "D92" models, but at a lower price. The largest model in the line, the 52" LC-52D82U, makes viewing a truly compelling experience, boasting a crystal-clear picture with extraordinary clarity and color.

All the ingredients for perfect picture clarity
On TV screens sized 50" or larger, it's easy to see 1080p's superior sharpness and detail compared to 720p models — after all, 1080p has more than twice as many pixels. The LC-52D82U's 1080p resolution is actually higher than that of any broadcast HDTV programs, so the signal never has to be "downconverted" or reduced in quality.

High resolution is essential for superb picture clarity, and so is accurate motion handling. The LC-52D82U features the industry's quickest "pixel response time" to ensure smear-free motion. Sharp further improves the look of fast-moving images with "120Hz frame rate conversion." This cutting-edge technology allows the TV to display 120 frames of video per second, instead of the standard 60 frames. This higher frame rate makes just about everything you watch look better — especially sports, where fast motion is the focus.

All the right connections, too
The future-ready LC-52D82U has five inputs that accept 1080p signals: three HDMI and two component video. To see the finest picture this TV can deliver, connect a high-definition player that outputs 1080p video. Also, see if you can pull in some local HDTV programs — this set has built-in tuners for both digital and analog over-the-air broadcasts.

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FREE "white glove" in-home delivery: This item will be delivered and placed in any accessible room in your home. Some flat-panel TVs include a pedestal stand that requires assembly by the customer — the delivery crew is not responsible for assembly. White glove service is available to physical addresses in the United States only. Limited delivery to Alaska and Hawaii is available for $99 per item. Sorry, we can't ship to freight forwarders. Delivery takes 5-7 business days once your order has been processed. Please allow extra time to remote addresses. Free return shipping not available with this model. For more details, call 1-888-955-6000.

Product Highlights:

  • 52" widescreen HDTV (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • high-gloss black finish
  • 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)
  • Advanced Super View/Black LCD panel (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • 120Hz Frame Rate Conversion for clearer motion
  • 4-millisecond pixel response time
  • 2000:1 contrast ratio (10,000:1 dynamic)
  • 176°(H) x 176°(V) viewing angle
  • Multi-Pixel screen technology for better viewing from the sides
  • 4-Wavelength Backlight System for extended color range
  • built-in stereo speakers (15 watts x 2)
  • illuminated multibrand remote control
  • picture settings memory for each video input
  • 6 A/V inputs, including:
    • 3 composite video
    • 1 S-video
    • 2 component video (accepts signals up to 1080p)
    • 3 HDMI v1.2 (accepts signals up to 1080p)
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output for Dolby® Digital
  • Energy Star® compliant
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 26"W x 12-1/4"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 50-1/8"W x 32"H x 5"D (34-5/8"H x 12-1/4"D on stand)
  • weight: 92.6 lbs. with stand; 82.7 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

This 52" LCD is very satisfactory and I am very pleased with it.

Robert, Lakeland MN

What's in the Box:

  • 52" Widescreen LCD TV
  • GA535WJSA Wireless remote control
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Detachable 6' AC power cord with in-line ferrite core
  • Large cable clamp
  • Small cable clamp
  • 5.875" Wire tie
  • Pedestal stand
  • 2 Pedestal poles
  • 4 Large bolts
  • 6 Small bolts
  • Hex-Key
  • Screen cleaning cloth
  • Operation Manual (English/Spanish/French)
  • Product Registration card
  • Protection Plans
  • Installations and Accessories brochure

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Sharp LC-52D82U Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)

Great T.V. Great Picture and Design

Frank from Montgomery, Il on 3/24/2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am very happy with my purchase of this Sharp from Crutchfield. It has a great picture and look terrific in our living room. Everyone can't believe the detail and the brightness of the display. The finely detailed cabinet is very elegant and compared to the pricing on the other comparable sets, this is a winner in all aspects in my book. Highly recommended.



Sharp LC-52D82U

Robert from Lakeland MN on 2/3/2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This 52" LCD is very satisfactory and I am very pleased with it.




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PC Compatibility
Mounting Options
Inputs and Outputs Notes


Built-in Tuners: The Sharp Aquos LC-52D82U is equipped with a built-in NTSC analog tuner, an ATSC HDTV Off-air tuner and a QAM digital cable tuner. No external tuner box is required in order to receive off-air or digital cable High Definition or Standard Definition programming.

Next Generation 16:9 Advanced SuperView TFT LCD Panel: The TV features Sharp's Next Generation Advanced SuperView/Black TFT LCD panel which delivers bright, high contrast images that are virtually distortion free and helps eliminate screen glare. Its extra-wide viewing angles (176 degrees horizontal and vertical) allow you to see a clear picture from most anywhere in the room.

Multi-Pixel Technology: The LC-52D82U uses Multi-Pixel technology which divides each pixel into two sections and adds an advanced driving system to provide 60% improved color reproduction at wide viewing angles.

Fine Motion Video Technology: Sharp's proprietary Fine Motion Video Technology system utilizes a high-speed impulse drive to eliminate the problem of blurry moving video images. The frame rate is increased from 60Hz to 120Hz which doubles the frame rate at which the panel is driven. This technology inserts a black signal that allows transitioning frames in a video to remain clear and crisp at all times. By inserting an interpolation frame between TV frames and displaying at 120Hz, animation blur is significantly reduced.

Display Resolution: The display has a Full 1080p HD resolution of 1920 x1080. The unit will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480i and 480p signals, and has a built-in image "scaler" to handle a variety of digital and analog audio/video sources. The scaler converts the signals from all video sources to match the LCD panel's native 1080p resolution.

Five 1080p Compatible Inputs: The TV features three HDMI inputs and two HD component-video inputs that are compatible with 1080p sources so you can directly input a 1080p source into the TV without any scaling providing the best picture quality possible.

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.

Contrast Ratio: The LC-52D82U features a native 2,000:1 contrast ratio and a Dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and a 4ms pixel response time to produce spectacular picture quality.

High Brightness (450cd/m2): The Sharp AQUOS Liquid Crystal Television is extremely bright. You can put it almost anywhere; even near windows, doors or other light sources and the picture will still be vivid.

Four-Wavelength Backlight System: The Sharp LCD TV uses a 4-wavelength backlight system which enables the TV to display very deep crimson reds and widens the overall available color spectrum.

OPC Function: The OPC function of the TV automatically alters brightness to adjust to changing room conditions.

AV Mode: This mode gives you 7 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
  • User: allows you to customize the following settings and store them for each input source: brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness, and color temperature
  • 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
  • Game: lowers image brightness for easier viewing
  • PC: ideal for PC when using the TV as a monitor

Standard View Modes: When viewing programs with a 4:3 aspect ratio, you can view the program in one of four modes:

  • Side Bar: viewing the program in 4:3 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: suitable for viewing 1.78:1 DVDs. When viewing 1.85:1 DVDs, this mode will show thin black bands at top and bottom of the screen.

HD View Modes: When viewing an HD program you can select the following viewing modes.

  • Stretch: suitable for viewing 1.78:1 DVDs. When viewing 1.85:1 DVDs, this mode will show thin black bands at top and bottom of the screen.
  • Dot by Dot (1080i/p only): detects the resolution of the signal and displays an image with the same number of pixels on the screen. When a 720p signal is being input, the image will be delivered in full screen.
  • Full Screen (720p only): select Full Screen only when receiving a 720p signal
  • Smart Stretch: suitable for stretching 4:3 programs to fill the screen.
  • Zoom: suitable for viewing wide-screen 2.35:1 aspect-ratio programs in full screen.

Favorite Channels: The Favorite Channels setting allows you to program 4 of your favorite channels in 4 different banks; giving you a total of 16 easy access channels. The categories are easily accessible as "A", "B", "C" and "D" buttons on the remote.

Freezing Images: If an image appears on the screen that you want to capture, you can press the "Freeze" button on the remote. The image will remain on the screen for up to 30 minutes, or until you press the "Freeze" button again to release the image.

Basic Picture Adjustments: You can make the following adjustments in the picture quality menu:

  • Optical Picture Control (OPC): when set to on the OPC Sensor on the front panel automatically adjusts the backlight brightness according to the surrounding light
  • 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 adjustments:

  • Color Temperature: for better white balance, you can set the color temperature to High, Middle High, Middle, Middle Low, or Low
  • Black: changes the viewing depth by automatically adjusting the dark portion of an image
  • 3D-Y/C: setting provides high quality images with minimal dot crawl and cross color noise, select Fast for moving images, Slow for still images, or Standard for normal viewing
  • Monochrome: for viewing a video in black & white 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 Pull-down
  • Fine Motion: use Fine Motion to view fast-action video more clearly
  • Range of OPC: you can limit the range of adjustment by the OPC

Color System: The TV allows you to select the video signal system compatible with your equipment. The Color System feature is only available for inputs 1/2 Video and Input 3. You can select from Auto, NTSC, PAL-M or PAL-N.

Image Position: This feature allows you to center the picture horizontally or vertically if necessary.

Sound Adjustments: You can adjust the amount of bass and treble (-15 to +15) and set the balance between left and right speakers. In addition, you can turn on/off the virtual surround.

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.

Digital Noise Reduction: Digital Noise Reduction produces a clearer video image and can be set to High, Low, or Off.

Input Label: The TV lets you give inputs 1 through 6 a preset name; for example TV, DVD, etc.

Power Control: You can set power control settings to save energy. When set to Enable in the AV Input mode, the unit automatically turns 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.

Secret Number: This feature allows you to use a secret number to protect certain settings from being accidentally changed.

V-Chip Parental Control: This feature allows you to limit the shows that can be viewed based on the TV Parental Guidelines and a movie's MPAA rating. After setting Parental Control "On", you must enter the 4-digit password to view blocked programs.

Closed Captioning: The TV is compatible with standard closed captioning, and the new Digital Closed Captioning system. The more flexible Digital Closed Captioning is more flexible, and 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.

Remote Control (GA535WJSA): The supplied remote controls the TV's functions, plus controls basic functions for multiple brands of DVD players, VCRs, Cable boxes and Sharp audio systems. The remote features full button illumination, plus a number of buttons under a flip-down panel.

PC Compatibility

PC Compatibility: The LC-52D82 can be used as a computer monitor through its three HDMI inputs. One of the HDMI inputs include a separate stereo RCA PC input for audio.

Resolution Horizontal Frequency Vertical Frequency VESA Standard
VGA 720 x 400 31.5 kHz 70 Hz -----
640 x 480 31.5 kHz 60 Hz O
37.9 kHz 72 Hz O
37.5 kHz 75 Hz O
SVGA 800 x 600 35.1 kHz 56 Hz O
37.9 kHz  60 Hz O
48.1 kHz 72 Hz O
46.9 kHz 75 Hz O
XGA 1024 x 768 48.4 kHz 60 Hz O
56.5 kHz 70 Hz O
60.0 kHz 75 Hz O
WXGA 1360 x 768 47.7 kHz 60 Hz O
SXGA 1280 x 1024 64.0 kHz 60 Hz O

PC View Modes: You can connect the TV to your PC through the HDMI inputs to use the TV as a monitor. The following view modes are available in PC mode.

  • 4:3 Input Signal: You can select between Normal, Zoom, Stretch, or Dot by Dot.
  • 16:9 Input Signal: You can select between Stretch or Dot by Dot.

Mounting Options

Supplied Stand: The TV comes with an unattached, unassembled stand. The 3-piece stand includes the hardware to assemble the stand, and attaches the TV to the stand. The stand adds approximately 2-5/8" to the overall height of the TV.

VESA Mounting Bracket Standard: The TV also has 4 mounting holes on the back for an aftermarket wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is VESA 200 (200mm vertical x 200mm horizontal), in accordance with the industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association. If a VESA standard mounting bracket is not available, a universal wall-mount bracket that can accommodate a screw spacing of 7.874" (W) x 7.874" (H) can be used. The mounting holes accommodate M6 screws.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

1080p HDMI Inputs: This unit has three 1080p HDMI inputs for connecting components such as HDTV set-top boxes, DVDs, or other HDMI equipment. One of the three HDMI inputs can be used with an HDMI-DVI conversion cable, and has stereo analog audio input jacks. If you are connecting a DVI-equipped device, you must indicate the type of signal in the menu (HDMI or DVI) to activate the audio inputs. You can also use the HDMI inputs to hookup the TV to your PC.

HD Component Video Inputs: The television features two HD component video inputs that support 1080p.

Optical Digital Output: The TV has a Toslink optical digital output for connecting to an A/V receiver with an optical input. The digital output can be set to pass Dolby Digital or two channel PCM.

Analog Audio Output: The RCA audio outputs can be switched from fixed level to variable. When set to variable, the internal speakers are muted.

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