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Sharp LC-55UB30
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Sharp LC-55UB30

55" Direct-LED Flat Apr 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
The AQUOS 4K UHD UB30 Series has four times the pixel resolution of Full HD, so everything you watch is four times sharper and more realistic. 4K Ultra HD resolution offers 24 million subpixels,... More
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11 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

TV expert review website tomsguide.com scored this television 70%.

Easy to Use

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good interface.

Robust

One customer who bought the product thought it was well made. One Sharp LC-55UB30 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was reliable.

Nice Design

One customer concluded that it was good looking. Tomsguide.com wrote “Elegant smart-TV interface” in their review of the Sharp LC-55UB30 and scored it 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

One person considered that this TV had good features. Tomsguide.com scored it 4 stars and wrote “The edge-lit screen is also backed by a reliable name in TV sets and has up-to-date smart-TV features” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

One person thought the Sharp LC-55UB30 had good colour saturation. Tomsguide.com mentioned last year “Accurate, vivid colors” in their Sharp LC-55UB30 review.

Sharp Televisions Have Good Reviews

On average Sharp 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all TVs built by Sharp.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Sharp LC-55UB30 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LC-55UB30.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LC-55UB30 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The LC-55UB30 supports an 802.11n WiFi standard which is newer than the 802.11a WiFi standard supported by most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. In addition, this television support an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.

This television's WiFi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best supported WiFi standard across all TVs of a similar age and spec to the LC-55UB30.

The worst supported WiFi standard across similar types of television is 802.11a.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The Sharp LC-55UB30 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs of this age and spec. This Sharp TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the LC-55UB30.

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8 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One person who reviewed it concluded that it did not have good sound quality. Tomsguide.com mentioned “Weak audio” nonetheless they scored it 70 out of 100.

Inferior Remote Control

One person considered that it did not have a good remote control. Tomsguide.com mentioned “Awkward, flimsy-feeling remote”.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the LC-55UB30, the Sharp LC-55UB30 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the LC-55UB30 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sharp LC-55UB30 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the televisions of a similar age and spec to the LC-55UB30 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 100Hz to 2,400Hz. The LC-55UB30 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency (only 120 hertz) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the LC-55UB30.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The LC-55UB30 is a two USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the LC-55UB30 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Thick

With a thickness of 71.882 millimeters, the LC-55UB30 has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst TVs of this age. The thinnest thickness of TVs that have been available for around the same time as the LC-55UB30 is 11mm and the thickest is 100mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sharp LC-55UB30

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sharp released the LC-55UB30.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Audio Out Port
Networking
WiFi Standard
Management Features
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width

Expert Reviews

(1)
26 August 2015

The Sharp LC55UB30U delivers solid 4K performance and an intuitive interface at a reasonable price...

Great contrast
Crisp 4K picture
Elegant smart-TV interface
Accurate, vivid colors
Very good black levels and contrast for a 4K LED HDTV
Slow screen refresh for gaming
Poor off-center viewing
Weak audio
Awkward, flimsy-feeling remote
Connected features lag just slightly behind the competition

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 19 February 2016 by 2705mike
2705mike would recommend the Sharp LC-43UB30U (Verified Purchase)

We are enjoying the tv. The reception is great and it was easy to install...

Hasn't come yet. .. but it looks pretty in the picture
I don't have the TV yet so i can't tell you
Reviewed 4 September 2015 by ProfotoDave
ProfotoDave would recommend the Sharp LC-43UB30U (Verified Purchase)

Great picture quality in both 1080 and UHD 4k I have a 4k video camera that I connect to this monitor and it is beautiful. Biggest problem right now is there is limited 4k content and you need a... Read more…

The picture is nearly lifelike. Lots of hdmi ports
Comes with a 6' usb cable and a dongle
Size and Weight
Great entry level 4K tv, Awesome picture, easy to set up, great interactive smart features. HD up scaling really cleans standard def and older material. Had to put my reading glasses on and put my fac
I would recommend this TV to anybody wanting to get into 4K viewing
Need to provide your own hdmi cable but not a big deal
Remote control
Viewing angle
Advertised with Aquamotion 120 but only has a refresh rate of 60hz. Sound sucks but it also sucks on all sub 1500 TV's so splurged on a 60 sound bar and it works great. Remote is cheesy and could have
Reviewed 5 November 2015 by Gilamonster
(Verified Purchase)

The TV is great, but the remote really stinks. There are no Push botton numbers so its like four steps to change channel number...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sharp lc55ub30, sharp lc55ub30u
Barcodes 00074000376748

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