Sharp LC-55CUG8462KS 55 inch Ultra HD TV

Sharp LC-55CUG8462KS 55 inch Ultra HD TV reviewed

Sharp LC-55CUG8462KS 55 inch Ultra HD TV
Sharp LC-55CUG8462KS 55 inch Ultra HD TV


Today we would like to take a look at one of Sharp’s Smart TVs, namely the Sharp LC-55CUG8462KS. This is a 55-inch budget 4K Ultra HD Smart TV that does not support 3D.

Before we get into details for the model itself, let’s say a few words for Sharp TVs in general. Most of Sharp’s 4K UHD TVs are what we’d call budget models which offer some decent to very good picture. The more expensive Sharp 4K models also pack some very nice features even if they don’t quite compare effectively with top shelf models from Samsung, Sony or LG. In other words, Sharp is a very decent go-to brand if you want to get started with 4K that offers quality but don’t want to spend a fortune.
The extras in Sharp 4K UHD TVs are not superb but can be described as decent. The Smart TV platform is inferior to LG or Samsung and HDR, 3D or quantum dot colour are not offered at all. However, the Sharp’s main 4K TVs and especially the top shelf options are fairly solid performers and have what to offer to viewers on a budget that are not looking for really fancy 4K TV features.

Picture Quality

When price and other features are all considered, Sharp’s TVs are actually winners in terms of their display quality. We’d actually go as far as to consider them superior to Vizio’s larger M-Series 4K TV models in many ways.

Contrast in the Sharp 4K TV models is good to great across the board and color palettes looks quite decent. Furthermore, the Revelation Upscaler does a fine job for all types of noticeably sharpening most sources of non-4K content, particularly Full HD video. In terms of color, the Sharp TVs perform decently to well with more or less decent level of color gamut.

The 55-inch option – LC-55CUG8462KS is a good-looking flat-screen option with modern and sleek design. The screen is trimmed in silver metallic outline and the TV is situated on two legs at the separate parts of the screen which makes it a bit difficult to place on a small table. Fortunately, the TV can be wall-mounted.

In regard to features, the TV offers Smart TV, web browsing, supports multiple audio, video and image formats and has built-in web applications. In terms of communication you get built-in Wi-Fi, 3 x HDMI, 3 x USB, LAN, headphone jack – pretty much the basics. You can use Facebook, Twitter and Youtube but, as expected, cannot stream content from services such as Netflix and cannot use a Chromecast device.

The processor is single core and not the most powerful solution but can get its job done fairly well. The 2 internal speakers use  Dolby sound system, nevertheless you may look into adding sound.

Sharp LC-55CUG8462KS specifications


Dimensions:

72.7cm(H) 123.8cm(W) 6.9cm(D)

Screen Size:

55 Inches

Screen Type:

LED

3D:

No

Smart TV:

Yes

Mini / Slim Wall Mount Supported:

Yes

Vesa Wall Mount Supported:

Yes

Resolution Size:

3840 x 2160

Resolution Type:

4K Ultra HD

Manufacture Motion Rate:

600 Hz

Number of Internal Speakers:

2

Audio Power:

20 Watt

Internet Connection:

Built-in Wifi

Web Browsing:

Yes

App / Portal Store:

Yes

Recommended Content:

Yes

Tuner Type:

Freeview HD

Energy Efficiency Class:

A

Processor Type:

Single Core

Standard Refresh Rate:

60 Hz

DLNA Certified:

Yes

HDMI Input:

3

Scart Input:

1

Component Video Input:

1

Composite Video Input:

1

USB Input:

3

Digital Optical Output:

1

Ethernet (LAN) Input:

Yes

Supported Audio Formats:

MP3, M4a, WMA, AAC, AC3, EAC3, LPCM, OGG

Supported Video Formats:

AVI, MKV, WMV, ASF, MP4, M4v, RM, RMVB, VOB, TS, M2TS, MPG, FLV,

Supported Image Formats:

JPG, JPEG, BMP, PNG

Headphone Socket:

1

Netflix:

No

Facebook:

Yes

Youtube:

Yes

Twitter:

Yes

BBC iPlayer:

Yes

Viewing Angle:

176 Degrees

TV DVD Combi:

No

Vesa Wall Mount Size:

600 x 300 mm

Sports Picture Mode:

Yes

USB Playback:

Movie, Music, Photo

USB File System:

FAT32

USB Recording (DVR):

Yes

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel):

Yes

WiFi Direct:

Yes

Intel WiDi:

Yes

MHL Compatible:

Yes

Standby Power Consumption:

0.5 Watt

Analog RCA L/R Audio Output:

0

Analog RCA L/R Audio Input:

1

Web Applications Built-in:

Yes

Audio Processing:

HARMON KARDON SPEAKER SYSTEM - DTS 2.0

Wireless Soundbar Compatible (same brand only):

No

Dolby Sound Technology:

Yes

Built-in Tuners:

DVBT/T2,DVB-S

Amazon Instant Video:

No

Aerial Cable:

Yes

Curved Design:

No

Connected Features:

No

4K Ultra HD:

Yes

TV Weight:

14.2 Kg

Google Cast:

No

Ultra HD 4K Compatible:

Yes

HEVC / H.265 4K Codec:

No

HDR (High Dynamic Range):

No

Music Sound Mode:

Yes

Film Sound Mode:

Yes

USB 3.0:

No

Sleep Mode:

Yes

Satellite Input (LNB):

1

I hope you liked my presentation of the 4K LED TV Sharp LC-55CUG8462KS. Feel free to leave you comments about this review, I will be more than happy to hear from you.

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In case you are interested in other Sharp TVs I would recommend you to check the smaller 24-inch LED panel Sharp LC-24CHF4012E.

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