No-frills UHD TV
Sharp AQUOS LC-60UA440X
There are many 4K UHD TVs available in the market today, and among this extensive list is the Sharp AQUOS LC-60UA440X. Launched late last year, this model is part of Sharp's Easy Smart range, which means that it offers easy access to YouTube, Netflix, and the internet, thanks to an integrated web browser.
Like most modern TVs, the LC-60UA440X has LED backlighting, resulting in better image contrast than traditional TVs that are illuminated by CCFL backlighting. Apart from that, the panel makes use of Sharp’s 4K Master Engine Pro technology, which is essentially a graphics system that provides enhanced 4K details and colors.
For those who do not have an extensive amount of 4K content, worry not because the LC-60UA440X comes with a 4K upconverter. This allows the TV to play Full HD content, with enhanced resolution and clarity, close to what you'd get when playing native 4K content.
In terms of functionality, the LC-60UA440X is best described as a no-frills TV. It's simple to use, and it's incredibly easy to access video streaming services, such as Netflix and YouTube. In fact, the remote has two dedicated buttons for you to access these streaming options.
At the back, you'll find one USB port that enables you to connect portable flash drives or external HDDs. You will then be able to access videos and pictures stored on these drives via a simple and user-friendly interface.
The LC-60UA440X is also pretty tough. It conforms to Sharp's '7 Shields' standard, which means that this TV is able to withstand more 'torture' than your average TV. This includes resistance to shock, lightning, and high temperature and humidity, among other things.
To test this TV, we played several 4K video content, and kept an eye out for color accuracy, contrast, and of course, clarity. We're happy to report that the LC-60UA440X is indeed a very capable TV. The amount of contrast is great, but the colors are very slightly oversaturated. With a little bit of tweaking, color reproduction can be fairly accurate. Images are sharp, with very minor ghosting that you'd likely not notice unless you're sitting very close to the TV.
Overall, the LC-60UA440X is a 4K UHD TV that will please anyone looking for a TV that's easy to use, and is able to connect to Netflix without any
CONCLUSION A 60-inch 4K UHD TV that easily expands your entertainment options.
Color is very slightly oversaturated, but this is easily remedied in the settings.