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Sharp LC-55UB30
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Sharp LC-55UB30

55" Direct-LED Flat Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type 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

Average Expert Reviews

This television received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from tomsguide.com.

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 Has Good Television Reviews

Sharp has good average ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the LC-55UB30, the Sharp LC-55UB30 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sharp LC-55UB30 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the LC-55UB30 also have a WiFi connection.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The LC-55UB30 supports a newer WiFi standard than most televisions of this spec and age. This TV supports an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most comparable spec televisions that were released one year ago 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 amongst all televisions of this type and age.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst supported WiFi standard amongst comparable types of TV.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The LC-55UB30 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as it. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of this age and spec.

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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 televisions of this spec and age, the LC-55UB30 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of this age and type do not have a built-in camera. The LC-55UB30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LC-55UB30 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The LC-55UB30 has one of the slowest motion interpolation frequencies (only 120 hertz) amongst televisions of this age. Across all the TVs of a similar type and age to the LC-55UB30 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 100Hz to 2,400Hz.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

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

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Fairly Thick

Across all the TVs of a similar spec and age to the LC-55UB30 the thicknesses range from 11mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. At 71.882 millimeters, the LC-55UB30 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the LC-55UB30.

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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 television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently 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

This 4K and 8K TV was released 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
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio (L,R) Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
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
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

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, sharp rbrblc55ub30
Barcodes 00074000376748, 00736211944184

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