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Sharp LC-43UB30
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Sharp LC-43UB30

43" Direct-LED Flat Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
With four times the pixel resolution of Full HD, the AQUOS 4K Ultra HD UB30 series is packed with stunning features like Revelation Upscaler and AquoMotion to give you an exciting TV experience,... More
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Sharp LC43UB30U Review - 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV
Sharp LC43UB30U 4K Ultra LED HDTV Review

13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review website tomsguide.com scored this Sharp TV 70 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Two people said in their reviews that it had a good interface.

Robust

One Sharp LC-43UB30 reviewer said in their reviews that it was well made. One customer who purchased this TV considered that it was reliable.

Nice Design

One Sharp LC-43UB30 reviewer who bought this TV reckoned that it was good looking. Tomsguide.com rated the product 70 out of 100 and wrote last year “Elegant smart-TV interface”.

Good Technical Features

One customer who bought it reckoned that it had good features. Last year expert website Tomsguide.com said “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 of this TV and gave this TV a score of 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One customer considered that this TV had good colour saturation. Tomsguide.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “Accurate, vivid colors”.

Sharp TVs Have Good Reviews

Sharp is one of the superior TV manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Sharp also has good ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the LC-43UB30, the LC-43UB30 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LC-43UB30 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the LC-43UB30.

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Sharp LC-43UB30 supports a newer WiFi standard than most 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as it. This TV supports an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support an 802.11a WiFi standard. In addition, this Sharp TV support an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.

This TV's WiFi standard (802.11n) is actually the best supported WiFi standard across all TVs of this spec and age.

Across similar types of TV the worst supported WiFi standard is 802.11a.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The Sharp LC-43UB30 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most comparable spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Light

The LC-43UB30 is quite light (only 9.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the LC-43UB30. The lightest 4K and 8K TV that has been around for around the same time as the LC-43UB30 is 1.1kg heavy and the heaviest is 98kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One person who purchased the product thought it did not have good sound quality. Tomsguide.com said “Weak audio” in their review.

Inferior Remote Control

One person who purchased the product concluded that it did not have a good remote control. Tomsguide.com said “Awkward, flimsy-feeling remote” but despite that they still rated the Sharp LC-43UB30 4 stars.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the LC-43UB30, the LC-43UB30 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the LC-43UB30, the LC-43UB30 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the LC-43UB30 do not feature OLED technology. The Sharp LC-43UB30 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the Sharp LC-43UB30 of only 120 hertz is one of the slowest amongst TVs of this age and spec. The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs that have been around for a similar time to the LC-43UB30 is 800Hz.

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Fairly Thick

The thinnest thickness of 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the LC-43UB30 is 11mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. At 71.882 millimeters, the Sharp LC-43UB30 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the LC-43UB30.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sharp LC-43UB30

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to 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

Sharp released the LC-43UB30 over a year ago.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDCP
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio (L,R) Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Firmware Upgradeable
On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Parental Control
Game Mode
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

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

(1)
Reviewed 2 October 2015 by Aquariusdaniel

It doesn't connect with any IPhone or IPad (False Advertising on Sharp Website), It has no Bluetooth (False advertising on Sharp Website) that can be used as a remote control. This "Smart TV" is... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $140.31
Electricity cost when on standby $2.30
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Total running cost over 5 years $142.61
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.94 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 25 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00074000376861

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