HDTV Reviews: Sharp LC43UB30U 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD 60Hz Smart LED TV

Sharp LC43UB30U 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV is Sharp’s most affordable TV for 2015 and has some high end upgraded features. The only difference between this series and the UE30 is lack of android TV platform and a backlit local dimming quality difference.

But most importantly the Sharp LC43UB30U 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD 60Hz Smart LED TV has a front glass panel which is one of the most recent advancements in sharp’s TVs providing a deeper and richer picture. Contrast, picture depth and color are very strong in this shot. LC43UB30U’s level of detail also shows that the brand has something great to offer when it comes to modern 4K LED Televisions.

Picture Quality

Apart from the glass front panel there are other multiple upgraded picture quality features related to deeper picture and color depth. The most outstanding one being the revelation upscale which allows a user to upscale up to 1080p.

Edge Lighting

Sharp’s LC43UB30U 4K Ultra HD Smart TV uses LED lighting technology rather than the full-array backlighting. Although this has its own disadvantages like a weaker side angle viewing and inconsistent backlight uniformity, the upgraded glass front panel makes performance of this unit better than other previous models from the brand.

Other Features

This year’s remote does not feature any whistles or bells, but everything on the TV is easy very to
access

Smart Central 3.0

The smart central 3.0 is another cost saving feature on the LC43UB30U.When a user presses the smart central button on the remote control, it takes you to the internet TV settings. The menu that pops up includes You Tube, Vudu HD Movies, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Cinema now, Netflix, Aquos Advantage Live, and then scrolling right provides direct access to FilmFresh, web browser, Skype, Home Network and a USB Media Input. Smart central provides direct access to online content available for free streaming right to the LC43UB30U.You can also use your tablet or smart phone as a remote control and you can easily share content between the TV and the smart device without much trouble.

Appearance and Design

As usual, sharp does a good job keeping the appearance and design of the screen simple and forgoes the normal curved feature for a great-looking efficient architecture with a small frame foot print of about an inch in charcoal gray or black.

Pros

  • WI-Fi built in
  • Ultra slim
  • 3 HDMI, 2USB features
  • Optical audio out
  • Quad-core processor

Cons

  • LC43UB30U’s high resolution is sometimes makes it very difficult to differentiate especially with non 4k content.

Verdict

The Sharp LC43UB30U 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV has great picture quality with dark black levels, great bright-room viewing qualities and accurate color. Its design is drop dead excellent and the lack of a curved look lends a unique old design. The feature set is comprehensive and well-implemented with best in class upgradeability and connectivity and a superb remote control.

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