Sharp AQUOS 632 Series

  • 80" 1080p LED-backlit
  • 120 Hz
  • Internet enabled
Released October, 2011
Black levels appeared deep and the backlight looked consistent; brightness levels were excellent for such a massive screen; HD images looked sharp and detailed; and colours looked punchy and accurate.
by TrustedReviews (Jan, 2012)

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First reviewed January, 2012

Features Key features of the Sharp AQUOS 632 Series

Back view of Sharp AQUOS 632 Series
As the TV has lower-than-average blacks it also looks better with the lights on and would suit larger groups watching the game, or even a gaming session, if Xbox is more your thing.
Rated 59% by by c|net (Mar, 2012)

size

80"
40"
46"
The bezel is two-tone black, but frankly, in comparison with the overwhelming size of the panel itself the company could have decorated the perimeter with tastefully arranged roadkill and you'd scarcely notice.
AQUOS 632 Series by c|net (Mar, 2012)
At a distance of the 1.5x the diagonal screen size (10ft), which is recommended for the most immersive image, you'll have a sweet spot that fills only about a third of the screen, and then a subtle gray patina emerges over the edges, particularly in dark scenes.
AQUOS 632 Series by c|net (Mar, 2012)

thickness

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Unless you adopt the contrast-reducing ‘diffusion’ direct LED technology used by LG in its NANO TVs, direct LED systems usually need a little more depth to work well.
AQUOS 632 Series by TrustedReviews (Jan, 2012)
It has to be said that Sharp has made little effort to glam-up its monster screen; the bezel is a simple black rectangle, and its rear sticks out much further than most of today’s ultra-slim panels.
AQUOS 632 Series by TrustedReviews (Jan, 2012)
 

Performance Real world tests of Sharp AQUOS 632 Series

power consumption

Sharp AQUOS 632 Series
Samsung 8000 Series (2012 LCD)
Panasonic VIERA VT25
Thanks to the Energy Star ratings system, most LCDs use little more energy than a common lightbulb, and from here on in you won't actually see CNET power consumption data for them.
AQUOS 632 Series by c|net (Mar, 2012)

contrast ratio

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Samsung 8000 Series (2012 LCD)
Sharp Elite Pro-X5FD Series
Despite our best efforts at adjustment, colors didn't look as natural as on the comparison TVs.
AQUOS 632 Series by c|net (Mar, 2012)
But as we walked away from Sharp’s stand already wondering which room we might best be able to accommodate one of its 80in TV in, it seemed to us that while Sharp’s message might not have bagged too many headlines from the CES, when it comes to cold, hard sales later in the year, Sharp’s gamble could end up paying off handsomely.
AQUOS 632 Series by TrustedReviews (Jan, 2012)
 

Our analysis How does it stack up against its top 10 competitors

pros

  • 80"
  • Full-array LED
  • CinemaNow, Netflix, VUDU
  • Napster
  • MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9
  • MP3
  • JPEG
  • Aquos Link
  • access streaming content over the Internet
  • 2
  • built-in, 802.11a,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 600 mm x 400 mm
  • 1

cons

  • you'll have to go to the theater for 3D videos
  • 307 Watts
  • 69.4 mm
  • 51,709 g
  • can't video chat with friends
  • might be harder to access your digital photos, music and video
  • 72.74%
  • 46.3 mm

Reviews Word on the street

Rated 59%
Read the review (Mar, 2012)
There are some legacy ports-twin AV inputs and a component-for if you still have older machines hanging about, and so most users should find the TV will accommodate most setups.

Picture quality

If that's what you're after, then the amazing Sharp Elite is the same price, if not quite as giant.
Sharp AQUOS 632 Series 80" | Rated 59% by by c|net (Mar, 2012)
Even better, Sharp’s CES message really struck a chord with us.
Sharp AQUOS 632 Series 80" | by TrustedReviews (Jan, 2012)
For instance, it employs a unique ‘ribless’ pixel structure that lets more light pass through, to boost peak brightness.
Sharp AQUOS 632 Series 80" | by TrustedReviews (Jan, 2012)

Sharpness

The Sharp is equivalent in length to a person of 6 feet, 8 inches in height.
Sharp AQUOS 632 Series 80" | Rated 59% by by c|net (Mar, 2012)
On the other hand, shadow detail was great in intricate scenes, like the fly-by of the darkened Romulan ship in "Star Trek," showing plenty of detail.
Sharp AQUOS 632 Series 80" | Rated 59% by by c|net (Mar, 2012)
At this price the Sharp is basically a "cost is no object" purchase, but it doesn't behave like one in terms of picture quality.
Sharp AQUOS 632 Series 80" | Rated 59% by by c|net (Mar, 2012)

Panel

It's no secret why you're here; the lure of an 80-inch flat-panel television is too great for anyone to resist.
Sharp AQUOS 632 Series 80" | Rated 59% by by c|net (Mar, 2012)
Not bad when you think that Panasonic’s 85in 85VX200 plasma screen costs £42,000...As Sharp’s blurb on the 80LE632U points out, an 80in screen offers more than twice the screen area of a 55in TV - so not surprisingly being faced with this amount of screen acreage is an imposing and enticing sight.
Sharp AQUOS 632 Series 80" | by TrustedReviews (Jan, 2012)
As devoted film fans, big screens are how we like to roll.
Sharp AQUOS 632 Series 80" | by TrustedReviews (Jan, 2012)

Content

The TV was able to convey 24p content in a natural way without any stuttering judder, and 1080i content was delivered without jaggies.
Sharp AQUOS 632 Series 80" | Rated 59% by by c|net (Mar, 2012)

Video

When I did turn on smoothing, via the Film Mode setting, the hazy artifacts around moving figures proved too distracting for critical watching.
Sharp AQUOS 632 Series 80" | Rated 59% by by c|net (Mar, 2012)

Editions Editions of the Sharp AQUOS 632 Series

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4,000,000:1 220 Watts 240 Hz LC-60LE632U
 
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6,000,000:1 307 Watts 120 Hz LC-80LE632U
 
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