It's an 80-inch TV. Its length is equal to the height of LeBron James. 'Nuff said.
- Overall score: 5.9 (2.5 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 7 user reviews
Starting at: $3,180.00
The good: The gigantic, 80-inch Sharp LC-80LE632U is a mightily impressive television in the flesh, and it will instantly inspire envy in all who view it. The TV comes with a decent mix of features and handsome styling, and its matte screen improves the picture in bright rooms.
The bad: The picture quality is underwhelming for the price you pay: lighter black levels and rosy reds mean it can't even keep up with cheaper (and inevitably smaller) LCD and plasma TVs. You'll need a really big room to put this in, with at least 10 feet of distance between the TV and the seating position. The screen is so large that most of the TV is off-axis to the viewer even at this distance. At this price we expect 3D compatibility, too.
The bottom line: If you're just looking to wow your friends or fill a wall, then the 80-inch Sharp LC-80LE632U is one of the best TVs you can buy, but ho-hum picture quality makes it a questionable value.
May 8, 2012 1:40 PM PDT
Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET
| Caption by: David Katzmaier
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