Sharp AQUOS LC-52XS1U: Ultra-Slim 52″ LCD TV with RGB LED Backlight

Sharp AQUOS LC-52XS1U Specifications

Display: 52″ 10-bit ASV Black TFT LCD with RGB LED Backlight
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio: 2000:1 (native), 1,000,000:1 (dynamic)
Response Time: 4ms
Brightness: 450 cd/m2
Viewing Angles: 176/176
Color Gamut: 150% NTSC
Tuners: ATSC, NTSC, QAM
Connectivity: HDMI v1.3 with x.v.Color (5), Component (2), Composite (3), VGA, RS-232C, USB, Ethernet
Power Consumption: 294W (operational)
Dimensions:
49.0 x 34.6 x 2.4″ (w/o stand)
49.0 x 40.1 x 2.4″ (w/stand)
Weight: 92.6lbs (w/o stand), 99.2lbs (w/stand)
Price: US$11,999

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The 52″ 10-bit ASV (Advanced Super View) Black TFT LCD is manufactured from Sharp‘s Kameyama LCD fabrication plant. The 52″ LCD also features a RGB LED backlight that improves the color gamut to 150% NTSC. Add 120Hz and a dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 thanks to local dimming and you’ve got a fantastic LCD TV. In terms of connections you have nothing to worry about: there are five HDMI v1.3 connections, two component, three composite, Ethernet, etc.

PC Magazine reviewed the LC-52XS1U and gave it the thumbs up for contrast and HD detail they weren’t too happy about the extremely high price. There were others that stated a professional setup including calibration is required to get the most out of the 52″ LCD TV.

Source: Sharp, PC Magazine

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