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conclusion:We like it

88 September 7th 2012 5:20 pm

Sharp's Elite line of LCD TVs are among the best models available, with deep black levels, a 38,262:1 contrast ratio, and excellent 3D performance. Custom settings provide a huge range of options, and there are 5 HDMI ports, built-in Wi-Fi, and the usual set of smart TV streaming options, including Netflix, Pandora, and Vudu. Downsides include limited viewing angles -- though this is no worse than you'll get from most LCD sets -- and a price that shows that Sharp takes the Elite name seriously. If you can afford one of these sets, go ahead and get one; it's unlikely that you'll be disappointed. Otherwise, shop around, but don't look at one of these first, or you may just be hooked.

Critic reviews

8.2
5 reviews
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    9.2
  • Sound quality
    8.0
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Other features (networking, etc.)
    8.5

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User reviews

7.0
1 review
  • Picture quality
    10
  • Sound quality
  • Media support
    6.0
  • Other features (networking, etc.)
    6.0
9.0
CNET Dec 9, 2011

The bottom line: The overpriced Sharp Elite LED-based LCD produces the best overall picture quality of any TV we've reviewed since 2008.

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8.0
Sound+Vision Jan 30, 2012

The Elite PRO-60X5FD’s overall performance easily counts it among the best TV options — if not best TV option — around. That said, there are other outstanding sets available for quite a bit less...

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8.0
PC Mag May 7, 2012

The Sharp Elite Pro-60X5FD delivers superb colors and inky blacks, and the 3D performance is as good as it gets, but this 60-inch LED HDTV will cost you.

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7.0
Wired Jun 27, 2012

Once you’ve wrangled the settings to your liking, you’re going to have the happiest eyeballs in the neighborhood. The Pro-60X5FD proves once and for all that being elitist has its advantages.

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