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Sharp LC-15S1U


Item # 284LC15S1U

With compact speakers located beneath the screen, the ultra-slim 15" LC-15S1U TV is a stylish way to fit the most...

With compact speakers located beneath the screen, the ultra-slim 15" LC-15S1U TV is a stylish way to fit the most...

Item # 284LC15S1U

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About the Sharp LC-15S1U

Steve Kindig
With compact speakers located beneath the screen, the ultra-slim 15" LC-15S1U TV is a stylish way to fit the most screen into the least space. It also delivers outstanding picture quality. Its Enhanced Definition TV (EDTV) capability means it can display crystal-clear progressive-scan video when connected to a compatible DVD player.

With compact speakers located beneath the screen, the ultra-slim 15" LC-15S1U TV is a stylish way to fit the most screen into the least space. It also delivers outstanding picture quality. Its Enhanced Definition TV (EDTV) capability means it can display crystal-clear progressive-scan video when connected to a compatible DVD player.

Sharp's Advanced Super View (ASV) LCD has a special anti-glare coating to deliver greater brightness and extremely wide viewing angles. These AQUOS models are among the brightest LCD TVs available, so you can place them anywhere — even near windows, doors, or other light sources — and still enjoy dynamic colors and ultra-crisp contrast!

A handle is built in for easy carrying, and the easel-type stand is perfect for your desktop, or detaches if you'd prefer wall-mounting (brackets not included, see "Accessories"). "Mirror" and "upside-down" image options are provided for under-cabinet mounting and other custom installations.

LCD-based TVs are among the most rugged and reliable designs. You never have to worry about an image "burning in" permanently, which is great news for video game fans. The LC-15S1U's long-life lamp is rated for 60,000 hours of use — that's the equivalent of viewing 8 hours per day, every day, for over 20 years!

Consumer Alert: This component has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009, to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the Nation's transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products. For more information, call the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-225-5322 (TTY: 1-888-835-5322) or visit the Commission's digital television website at:


Product highlights:

  • 15" Advanced Super View low-reflective flat LCD panel
  • 4:3 screen aspect ratio
  • 640 x 480 pixels
  • EDTV picture resolution (accepts signals up to 480p, displays all signals at 480p)
  • 170°(H) x 170°(V) viewing angle
  • 500:1 contrast ratio
  • 3-line digital comb filter
  • 181-channel NTSC tuner
  • multi-format tuner compatibility (NTSC, PAL-M, PAL-N), and multi-format video compatibility (NTSC, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, SECAM)
  • mirror and upside-down image options for custom installations
  • built-in stereo speakers (2.1 watts x 2)
  • remote control
  • 3 A/V inputs, including:
    • 2 composite video (1 rear, 1 side)
    • 2 S-video (1 rear, 1 side)
    • 1 component video (accepts 480p/480i signals)
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • front-panel mini stereo headphone jack
  • detachable handle
  • easel-type stand
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 14-1/4"W x 12-3/4"H x 2-5/16"D (12-9/16"H x 5-15/16"D on stand)
  • weight: 9.3 lbs. (without stand)
  • Energy Star® compliant
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor
  • not intended for computer use
  • MFR # LC-15S1U

What's in the box:

  • 15" LCD TV
  • Wireless remote control (GA174WJSA)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 70" AC power cord
  • AC adapter with attached 6.75' cord (12V out to TV)
  • 6.5' Coaxial cable
  • 1 Cable clamp
  • Operation Manual (English/French/Spanish/Portuguese)
  • Product Registration card

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More details on the Sharp LC-15S1U

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Inputs and Outputs Notes


LCD Screen Technology: Liquid Crystal Television works by trapping a liquid crystal solution between two sheets of polarized glass. When an electric current is passed through the liquid crystals, each crystal either blocks or allows light to pass through it based on the broadcast information. For clear, crisp color that rivals traditional CRT displays, a thin film transistor, known as a TFT is employed. This LCD TV features Sharp's own Advanced Super View (ASV) panel with anti-glare Black TFT LCD technology. Even in harsh light conditions, such as fluorescent light or direct sunlight, this low reflection coating ensures an optimal contrast ratio for a crisp, vivid picture. The LCD panel is backlit by Sharp's advanced Directly-Light system to increase contrast and image clarity. This design also allows the TV to be much lighter and much more shallow than conventional CRT TVs. Unlike a standard CRT tube, the LCD does not use an electron beam, so the LCD display is not susceptible to distortion from a nearby magnet (ex: speaker).

Flat 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.

Picture Resolution: The screen measures 15" diagonally, and with a resolution of 640 x 480. This TV is compatible with 480p (from Progressive Scan DVD players and DTV boxes through the component video input) as well as 480i images.

3-line Digital Comb Filter: The 3-line digital comb filter gives you superior picture detail and resolution.

Lamp Life: The expected life of the backlight lamp is 60,000 hours, which equates to ten hours use a day for more than sixteen years.

Multi-format Compatibility: This TV is compatible with the following Video formats: NTSC (N358), N443, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL-60, and SECAM. It is also compatible with the following TV Tuner formats: NTSC, PAL-M and PAL-N.

181-Channel PLL Tuner: This TV has a built-in, 181-channel Electronic PLL tuner, capable of receiving both over-the-air and cable TV channels.

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.

Brightness: The intensity of the LCD's backlighting can be manually adjusted, or set to Auto. The manual settings are Bright (100%), Normal (60%, suitable for viewing in a well-lit room--saves energy), or Dark (10%, suitable for viewing in a dimly lit room). When set to "Auto", the screen brightness adjusts according to the ambient light in the room to conserve power consumption. The OPC (Optical Picture Control) sensor is located on the front panel, and the OPC indicator lights green when Brightness is set to "Auto".

Video Adjustments: In the Video Adjust menu, you can adjust the Picture (contrast), Tint, Color Intensity, Black level, Sharpness, Red-Blue and Green with variable settings, or reset all of the settings to the factory values. You can also choose the Color System (NTSC, PAL, SECAM, etc) you are using.

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 display by using the Audio Only mode.

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.

Sleep Timer: This TV can be set to turn itself off in 30, 60, 90, 120 or 150 minutes.

Auto Power Off: This feature, when activated, turns off the TV power when no signal is received for 5 minutes.

MTS: The broadcast sound reception can be set to Stereo, Mono, or SAP (Second Audio Program).

Removable Stand: The Sharp LC-15S1U comes with an adjustable easel-type table stand with an integrated carrying handle. The bottom of the TV rests directly on the table or shelf and the stand holds the unit upright at a 12° angle (The TV cannot be set up straight). The TV can be adjusted for the best viewing angle between 12° and 35°. For wall mounting, the stand can be removed by loosening 4 screws.

VESA Mounting Bracket Standard: The stand's mounting holes can be used for attaching an optional wall-mount or ceiling-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is VESA 100 (millimeters), in accordance with the industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association.

Built-in Speakers: The TV features front-mounted built-in stereo speakers, located below the screen. Each speaker features a single, full-range, 2-15/16" x 1-3/16" (7-1/2 cm x 3 cm) driver.

Remote Control (GA174WJSA): The supplied remote controls the TV's basic functions, and allows you to navigate through the TV's setup and settings menus.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

Cable Management: The input and output jacks on the back of the TV are located at right angles and recessed to reduce the overall depth of the unit. The component video, AV-In1, RF and power inputs are located behind a removable panel cover. The AV-In2/Out jacks are also recessed and located near the edge of the side panel for easy access. A cable clamp is supplied for bundling the cables to the back of the stand.

Headphone Jack: There is a stereo 1/8" mini-jack on the front panel of the TV. When headphones are plugged into this jack, the speakers in the TV are muted.

Component Video Input: The component video input can accept either progressive-scan (480p) or interlaced-scan (480i) video signals.

AV In2/Out Jacks: The AV In2/Out connections (stereo RCA jacks/composite and S-video) are mounted on the side panel, and are easily accessible, even when the TV is wall mounted.

Note: These jacks are included in the total of 3 Audio/Video inputs.

Optional Line Output: The AV In2/Out jacks can be used as an input (factory setting) or they can be switched in the menu to make them an output (except for S-Video). When used as an output, the audio output can be set to fixed (the TV's speakers are active) or variable (the TV's speakers are muted).

Note: When a video signal is input through the S-Video input of AV-In1 or the Component Video input, no video signal is output to the AV output terminal. An audio signal is output to allow you to connect to an external audio system.



  • TV With Stand:
    • 12° Angle: W=14.25", H=12.5625", D=5.9375"
    • 35° Angle: W=14.25", H=11.125", D=9.75"
  • TV Without Stand: W=14.25", H=12.75", D=2.321"
  • TV Flush-mounted into the Wall: If the TV is flush mounted into the wall, the required depth is 1-13/16".

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