Sharp LC-40FI5342KF : a good Direct-LED television ?

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Sharp LC-40FI5342KF

What is the new Sharp LC-40FI5342KF worth ?

Sharp ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this LC-40FI5342KF, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 40 inches.
It is a small model. It will be more complicated for you to watch films or matches with all tour friends around.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Full HD resolution.  With a diagonal of 40 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Has the Sharp succeeded in the challenge of an efficient television set. This is what we are going to see just after .

The design of the Sharp LC-40FI5342KF

Sober but in line with current trends. Sharp has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

TV screen presentation Sharp LC-40FI5342KF

The Sharp has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.
With this new model, Sharp confirms one of its technological choices. 
The Sharp television set displays a Full HD resolution. Which is already above the average resolution of the range.
Sharp presents this LC-40FI5342KF with a screen of 40 inches; this television is positioned in the range of small models.Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
By providing it with a frequency of 60 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
Finally, Sharp has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Full HD image quality .
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

The sound of the Sharp LC-40FI5342KF

It is the custom to say that a good sound comes from a device with a lot of watts, however Sharp has managed to combine average audio system power with very good sound quality.
The television set is equipped with  two speakers and provides a sound power of 10 W.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the LC-40FI5342KF Sharp, it is the word correct that comes out.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Sharp LC-40FI5342KF

Unfortunately on this model there is no smart TV. However, it can be considered as good news; indeed, you should have paid more for this TV set for a use that some of you would not have had. For the others, all you have to do is buy a TV-Box.This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV LC-40FI5342KF is communicating.

The connection system of the Sharp LC-40FI5342KF

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

It is with 11 possible connections that this LC-40FI5342KF is presented. The Sharp LC-40FI5342KF allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

In detail here are the available connections:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 audio input, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

LC-40FI5342KF from Sharp – Technical characteristics

The main features of this TV set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 92.07 cm x 54.25 cm x 8.35 cm
Screen size in inches 40
Screen resolution Full HD
Display system Direct-LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 1
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 80 W

Our conclusion on the Sharp LC-40FI5342KF

In conclusion, the Sharp LC-40FI5342KF is a mid-range television set of good quality. Average in most areas, it is nevertheless a wise choice for consumers who want to have a well-made product.
The choice of Sharp not to include a smart TV system in this LC-40FI5342KF seems a shame to us. In our opinion, many will choose another model among the competitors in this range, that will have an operating system.
Besides that, you have a TV set whose big advantage is its very competitive price. At this level, you have a TV that displays all your video sources correctly and allows you to have a very well defined picture in all circumstances.

In short, many positive points that make this TV a very good product. The following 3 points should be remembered:
the display frequency, the screen size, the depth of the colours.

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