Sharp LC-40FI5242E : the television Direct-LED from Sharp

Sharp LC-40FI5242E : the new Full HD

Today we are going to analyse the Sharp LC-40FI5242E, a mid-range television from Sharp. An review to check the capacities of this model.
In its 40 inches model , this television offers a definition dedicated to the pictures treatment.
We are dealing with a rather small screen, which is quite unusual with this television maker.
Regarding technology, we are facing a model with a Full HD resolution.  It could be said that this model gathers all the expected characteristics. Whether we consider its aesthetics or its size, the engineers of Sharp have developed a television admittedly a middle-range one, but a quality one anyway.
Although placed in the middle of the range, the manufacturer has tried to offer the viewer an image quality that allows an immersion.
We will see in detail if their objective is reached.

The design of the Sharp LC-40FI5242E

The Sharp LC-40FI5242E appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
The design of the Sharp LC-40FI5242E has nothing to do with that of the other models in the Sharp I500 series.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
The Sharp LC-40FI5242E is simply flat.
With a size of 40 inches, 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-40FI5242E, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.In conclusion, Sharp has worked seriously on the design of this TV set. It’s efficient and it will allow you with this LC-40FI5242E to have a beautiful object in your living room.

The screen of the Sharp LC-40FI5242E

The display of this LC-40FI5242E is handled with care. This will allow connoisseurs to enjoy a quality rendering in home theater mode. The colours are faithful and deep black.
With this new model, Sharp confirms one of its technological choices. 
The Sharp television set displays a Full HD resolution. Which puts it among the above-average TVs in its range.
And with his 40 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that is positioned in the range of small models.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
Sharp chooses a frequency of 60 Hz, the television’s fluidity is at the top of its range.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a Full HD quality picture .
Thus, the Sharp LC-40FI5242E allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

TV sound presentation Sharp LC-40FI5242E

The Sharp LC-40FI5242E is not satisfied with displaying stunning image quality. Indeed, it also pleasantly surprised us with its well-made audio performance.
The television set is equipped with  two speakers and provides a sound power of 10 W.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The LC-40FI5242E Sharp is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Sharp LC-40FI5242E

Despite the absence of a smart TV, which would have increased the price of the TV set, you still have the possibility to buy a TV-Box that will extend the functionality of your TV set for a reasonable price.This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety of applications and movies.

LC-40FI5242E from Sharp – Its connectivity

As for the connectivity aspect on Sharp LC-40FI5242E, it provides you with sufficient elements.
Thanks to its above-average number of connections, this TV is very generous.

This model has a total of 11 connections, not too bad. The Sharp LC-40FI5242E is probably the best choice today. Most homes are now equipped with a box, a game console, a multimedia server, and other devices, in addition to the simple DVD player.
In detail here are the available connections:
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-40FI5242E 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
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 45 W

LC-40FI5242E from Sharp – The conclusion

In conclusion, the Sharp LC-40FI5242E is a mid-range television set of good quality. Average in most areas, it is nevertheless a wise choice for consumers who want to have a well-made product.
To say the least, it’s complicated for a manufacturer to offer a model without smartTV. There are some among the competition, and at the same price. By choosing this LC-40FI5242E you know where you stand.
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.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the display frequency, the screen size, the depth of the colours.