LC-40FI5012K from Sharp : Our anlysis

Sharp LC-40FI5012K : the new Full HD

Sharp is now an important television manufacturer, and proposes this basic model LC-40FI5012K, a possible choice tested by our Laboratory.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 40 inches.
Corresponding to the majority of the televisions sizes available on the market, the engineers have nevertheless used their expertise to obtain a remarkable finish.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Full HD resolution.  Its characteristics are basic, but as we said it already some of them could even be considered as mid-range.and so we are left facing an interesting television set.
You wish to buy it ? After reading our analysis, you will have all the elements to know if it is a good choice.

LC-40FI5012K from Sharp – Design

The first thing we always do is to analyze the design since it is the first thing that is obvious and also because it is important.
Nothing has changed in the design of this new model. Sharp continues to ride the wave of its design to which we are now accustomed.
Considering the price level the design is good. We perhaps would have liked something more accomplished, but it is, it must be remembered, an entry-level television set.
This Sharp LC-40FI5012K is rather flat.
With its screen surface of 40 inches, it has a typical piano black color.
Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Equipped with a double base, Sharp has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the LC-40FI5012K, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.In conclusion, even if design is important, it is not on this point that we judge the LC-40FI5012K. You can put it in your living room ,it will not look out of place.

TV screen presentation Sharp LC-40FI5012K

Even on an entry-level model, the display restitution on this Sharp works very well. The image is faithful and allows to benefit from a clear rendering, without distorting the original source.
Sharp remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. The use of LEDs provides an excellent image. A sum of characteristics that places it among the best in its range.

With regard to the display, the company proposes a Full HD resolution. In addition, with a screen of 40 inches, the LC-40FI5012K is positioned in the range of models, in the average.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
Designed with a frequency of 60 Hz, the fluidity of the images displayed on the television set is not exceptional. In some cases there may even be image shift problems. This also explains why it is placed in the entry-level of its range at Sharp.
In addition, Sharp has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Full HD image resolution.
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s cheap; with the price that goes with it.

LC-40FI5012K from Sharp – The sound

For those who are not too demanding in terms of quality or sound rendering, this model is interesting. Indeed, the audio system is a little short. Which is normal for this entry-level device.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two speakers and a power output of 10 W.
In any case, the global power is at the same level as its competitors.
However, we will recommend to add speakers that will allow a better experience.

The sound quality of this TV is in a word mediocre; you feel like you’re back in the past to the days of saturating speakers.

LC-40FI5012K from Sharp – Embedded intelligence

A detail is to be taken into account in the decision to purchase this LC-40FI5012K Sharp: there is no smart TV. Good or bad news, I can’t say. Anyway, for those who would like this TV and this feature, you know what to do: buy a TV-Box in addition.You will also be able to access the Internet, either through your Wi-Fi connection, or for the most geek among you via the LAN; you will then be able to download a whole bunch of applications and movies.

LC-40FI5012K from Sharp – Its connectivity

Sharp has ignored the number of ports and inputs available for this model. Probably a choice related to its entry-level positioning.
In this TV range, the LC-40FI5012K’s offers are among the widest choice of connectors. This TV has more than most of its competitors.

It is with 11 possible connections that this LC-40FI5012K is presented. The Sharp LC-40FI5012K is thus at the very top of its range. The choices offered by its connections are simply enormous.

You have the following connections at your disposal:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 audio input, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

LC-40FI5012K from Sharp – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 92.07 cm x 53.61 cm x 8.35 cm
Screen size in inches 40
Screen resolution Full HD
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 1
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
Color depth 24
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 80 W

To conclude on the Sharp LC-40FI5012K

In conclusion, the Sharp LC-40FI5012K is correct for simple use. No home cinema; and to be placed in a room less than 15m².
The choice of Sharp not to include a smart TV system in this LC-40FI5012K seems a shame to us. In our opinion, many will choose another model among the competitors in this range, that will have an operating system.
The Direct LED screen improves the overall image rendering and provides greater uniformity.
Besides that, you have a TV set whose big advantage is its very competitive price. At this level, you have a TV that displays all your video sources correctly and allows you to have a very well defined picture in all circumstances.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the sound power, the screen size, the display frequency.

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