Sharp LC40LB700X LED television
Sharp's first LED backlit television has great colour and picture quality -- and an integrated Blu-ray player
- Great contrast, vivid colour and sharpness, integrated Blu-ray player
- Not as thin as other LED TVs, Blu-ray player is sometimes sluggish
Sharp’s LC40LB700X LED television is the first in Australia with an integrated Blu-ray disc player. This plus its great picture quality make the LC40LB700X a great purchase.
Price$ 3,299.00 (AUD)
The Sharp LC40LB700X is a 40in LED-backlit LCD television with great picture quality, vivid colours and an integrated Blu-ray disc player. It’s the most powerful all-in-one television we’ve seen, and its sharp and colourful images help to make it a great buy.
LCD televisions with integrated DVD players have been on the market for a long time; some recent models include the Teac LCDV2655HD and the Teac LCD228HDM. Sharp is the first company to offer a TV with an integrated Blu-ray player. The LC40LB700X is also the company's first LED television.
Because the Sharp LC40LB700X uses LED backlighting — rather than LED edge-lighting like Samsung’s Series 7 (UA46B7100) and Series 8 (UA46B8000) televisions — it is roughly as deep and as heavy as a regular LCD television.
The section-specific local dimming boosts the screen’s contrast ratio to an impressive 2,000,000:1. The Samsung panels claim an extra million, but at these numbers it’s all a little frivolous anyway.
Setting up the Sharp screen is a breeze — having the BD player integrated saves the effort of plugging in an extra cable. If you do have other devices to plug in, though, the Sharp LC40LB700X LED television has three HDMI ports as well as VGA, component, composite and S-Video.
Picture quality from the screen is excellent — it’s among the best LCD panels we’ve seen, with vivid colour and high levels of image clarity. As a 100Hz panel — Sharp’s implementation is called Fine Motion Advanced — motion is well handled, even on low-quality television broadcasts. We watched a game of gridiron on ONE HD at 1080i resolution and found the motion rarely jittery or unsettling.
The quality of the integrated Blu-ray player is acceptable but not stellar. Picture quality is as good as any other player we’ve seen on the market, with great levels of fine image detail and brilliantly clear DVD upscaling, but our main gripe was the slow speed of the player. Even when loading a regular DVD the player would sit and think for a few seconds before acting, and on-screen menus were slightly sluggish. Only having to use one remote control is a big bonus, however. It’s important to note that there’s no internal memory for the Blu-ray player, so to use BD-Live features you’ll need to insert a flash drive in the television’s USB port and connect the TV to your network through the Ethernet port.
Thanks to its efficient LED backlighting, the Sharp LC40LB700X snags a six-star energy rating; eco-friendly features like backlight dimming and automatic shutdown help reduce the television’s power consumption.
For what we think is a reasonable price compared to other plasma and LED television screens of similar quality, the extra bonus of an integrated Blu-ray disc player makes the Sharp LC-40LB700X a great value-for-money proposition.
Follow GoodGearGuide on Twitter: @GoodGearGuide
Join the newsletter!
WD MY PASSPORT™ X Gaming Storage
cloudandco Smart Cane
Apple iPhone X
Panasonic OLED 4K Ultra HD TV - TH-55EZ950U
Nespresso Creatista Coffee Machine
SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™
WD MY PASSPORT™ Gaming Storage
Bang and Olufsen BeoVision 14
Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer Fuchsia/Iron
Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44
Toys for Boys
Propel Star Wars T-65 X-Wing Drone
Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera
Onyx Smart Walkie Talkie
LaCie Rugged USB-C Portable Hard Drive
Bose SoundLink Micro
Google Daydream View VR Headset
Lego Mindstorms EV3
Ubiquiti Network’s Front Row Camera
Belkin Pocket Power 10,000mAh
Xbox One X
Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K
WD MY CLOUD™ HOME Personal Cloud Storage
PETKIG Go Smart Dog Leash
Toffee Bags Commuter Satchel
Nest Protect Smart Smoke Alarm
Panasonic Hi-Fi - SC-UA7GS-K
Amazon Echo Bluetooth Speaker
iRobot Roomba 980 Vaccum Cleaning Robot
Dearear Endear In-ear Wireless Earphones
Panasonic Portable Splashproof Fun - RF-D20U
Kogan Bluetooth Soundbar
Lexon Flip Alarm Clock
Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse
3SIXT 3-in-1 Smartphone Lens Kit
Urbanworx Full HD Action Camera
Logitech Doodle Collection Wireless Mouse
Raspberry Pi Starter Kit
Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker
Ikea NORDMÄRKE Wireless Charging Pad
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: A solid winter flagship that cribs from the best
- 2 Google Pixel 2 review: not quite 'pixel perfect' but damn close
- 3 Huawei Nova 2i review: Flagship features get smuggled into the mid-tier
- 4 Moto X4 review: This is what a world without MotoMods looks like
- 5 Giabyte Aorus X9 Gaming Laptop review: Full, in-depth review
- Get set for Amazon Australia Black Friday launch
- Uber confirms massive 2016 data breach
- Sony WH-1000X M2 review: Oustanding over-ear headphones that bring nuance to noise-cancellation
- Black Friday 2017: The best graphics card deals
- Neverwinter Nights is getting an Enhanced Edition compatible with 15 years of mods
PCW Evaluation Team
It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.
Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.
The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.
The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.
The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic
I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro review
- Get set for Amazon Australia Black Friday launch
- Destiny 2 PC review
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
Product Launch Showcase
- CCData AnalystQLD
- FTUX Researcher - ContractNSW
- FTAnalyst ProgrammerOther
- FTSenior DevOps LeadVIC
- CCRegulatory Project ManagerNSW
- FTSenior Software Test AnalystOther
- FTJunior Infrastructure EngineerACT
- CCSenior Business AnalystNSW
- FTSenior Network Engineer - Client TechnologiesOther
- FTMaximo EngineerOther
- FTBusiness Analyst - PEGAOther
- FTTechnology Project CoordinatorOther
- FTWeb DesignerOther
- CCBusiness Architect/Strategy AnalystVIC
- TPBusiness Analyst - SalesforceNSW
- TPProject CoordinatorNSW
- TPSecurity AnalystACT
- FTField ConsultantOther
- FTCloud Security Architect / Consultant - Perm - IT Services - North Ryde areaNSW
- CCMid-level SAP Architect - Brisbane basedVIC
- CCSenior RF Engineer - OptimisationVIC
- FTTechnical Test AnalystQLD
- FTInfrastructure EngineerACT
- FT.NET DeveloperNSW
- CCKofax DeveloperVIC