Lucky Number 70
Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE950X
Although Sharp has the top-notch LC-70UD1X 4K TV that delivers incredibly crisp images, thanks to its THX certification, not everyone has the means to purchase a TV of that caliber. This is why Sharp also has a high-end Full HD AQUOS that offers great image quality. We take a look at the Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE950X in this review.
Similar to the LC-70UD1X, the LC-70LE950X is a 70-inch TV. On the outside, the two may look identical, but take a look at the specifications and you'll see that these two TVs are world's apart. For starters, this TV isn't THX-certified, and neither does it support 4K resolution. This, however, does not mean that the LC-70LE950X offers lesser image quality.
The LC-70LE950X comes equipped with Quad Pixel Plus 2 technology, which helps to decrease jagged edges by having more ‘subpixels'. Combined with an enhanced algorithm, this TV offers superb image quality that is especially noticeable when playing Blu-ray Disc content. Apart from that, this TV is also part of the Quattron family, which means that it offers better color reproduction.
Aesthetically, this TV looks extremely sleek, and has a bezel that's virtually non-existent. Having such a beautiful design, the LC70LE950X would fit into any interior decorator's plans. The controls are located at the side of the TV, while its four HDMI connectors are neatly tucked in the rear left corner. One of the HDMI ports supports Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) connectivity, while another supports the Audio Return Channel (ARC). This is great, as you have plenty of connectivity options with this TV.
Another feature found on this TV is Clear Picture Processing, which is where the LC-70LE950X compensates for “various types of noise, such as jagged edges, dot interference, mosquito noise, and unclear text”. This technology comes into effect constantly, even when viewing content from the Internet. Speaking of Internet content, this TV is a Smart TV as well, so you'd be able to do a variety of things online, such as watching YouTube videos. You'd also be glad to know that this TV supports 3D content. However, the active 3D glasses are optional, so there's extra cost to be incurred to watch 3D movies.
In terms of performance, we played some Full HD content and took note of color accuracy, sound and most importantly, image quality. We found that human tones were rather natural and colorful backgrounds were just right, without being too vivid. In terms of sound, dialog and overall audio is clearly audible, though the lack of DuoBass technology makes explosions sound a little subdued even though there's a subwoofer onboard. In terms of image quality, this TV is sharp and thanks to the Aquamotion 800/960, ghosting is effectively eliminated.
Overall, we like this TV a lot. It has plenty of features to boast about and image quality is excellent. However, its overall score takes a hit in the audio department because it doesn't feature DuoBass technology, unlike the LC-70UD1X. If you're in the market for a Full HD TV, this model ought to be on your shopping list.
You'll be able to connect your gaming console, Blu-ray Disc player, home theater system, and even your mobile device at the same time!