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Sharp Elite PRO-X5FD

88
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

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.

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User Reviews

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A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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82
Average Critic Score

Picture quality

92
 

Sound quality

80
 

Other features (networking, etc.)

85
 

Media support

80
 

How It Stacks Up

92

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Critic

92
 

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100
 
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93
 

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93
 
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85
 

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84

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

92
 

User

100
 
89

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93
 

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93
 
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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
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