Lucky Num­ber 70

Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE950X

HWM (Malaysia) - - LAB TEST - TExT // BryAN ChAN

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!

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