January 13, 2011
| by Rachel Cericola
With more 3D TVs starting to flood the market, manufacturers are going to need a way to stand out. Sharp certainly has it, with its new Quattron brand.
First announced in early 2010, Quattron is another name for Sharp’s own QuadPixel technology. This adds a little something extra special to the HDTV’s color palette. Instead of the typical RGB color combination, Sharp has added a Y into that equation. That Y is for yellow. After all, why should red, green and blue have all of the fun?
However, the Quattron LC-60LE925UN doesn’t just boast a trillion colors. This 60-incher can do 3D out of the box, via the two pairs of included glasses. If the bright images and 3D isn’t enough to keep you entertained, AQUOS Net adds in Netflix and VUDU features, which can be accessed through your remote and the included USB Wi-Fi adapter. Other features include AquoMotion 240 technology, two USB ports, IP control, and four HDMI ports.
What the Manufacturer Says
With the introduction of the LE925 Series 3D TV, Sharp once again reinforces its leadership in LCD and LED technology. In a monumental engineering breakthrough, Sharp’s proprietary Quattron System produces the brightest 3D TV images with reduced “crosstalk blurs” and Spacious 3D Sound to complete the 3D experience. Additionally, the proprietary AQUOS LED system comprised of the X-Gen LCD panel and UltraBrilliant LEDs, with a newly enhanced Active Contrast algorithm, enables an incredible dynamic contrast ratio of 8,000,000:1 and picture quality that is second to none.
Visit the Sharp Website to Learn More About the Sharp AQUOS Quattron LC-60LE925UN
Reviews and Ratings from Around the Web
60-inch QuadPixel 1080p 3D TV
Includes 2 pairs of 3D glasses
Includes Wi-Fi adapter
Good 3D and 2D
Could have crosstalk issues
“We suggest you wait for the price to come down and the amount of 3D content to go up. 3D at home certainly doesn’t match the hype—nothing could—but it’s good nonetheless. And 2D high-def material—which you’ll watch most of the time—is top notch.”
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“The 60LE925E’s colour tones, brightness and general dynamism are frequently breathtaking and there are times when its 3D images are quite simply the best we’ve seen, combining a sense of depth and detail with brightness and accurate colours to a degree not seen before.”
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“For the most part we were very impressed by the 60LE925E. The benefits to colours of its Quattron technology are even more apparent than they were on the original LE821 Quattron model, and make a difference to 3D as well as 2D material. The set’s use of edge LED backlighting is also exemplary for such a large screen, especially in terms of backlight consistency, and its 3D images are among the brightest, most vibrant and sharpest around.”
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What Electronic House Says
Manufacturers have been creating gimmicks as long as there have been products. Despite what you may think about adding a new color into the equation, this is still a Sharp HDTV. If you’ve seen one of those, you know the quality we are talking about. Even if you’re not into having a 3D, the Quattron LC-60LE925UN certainly makes for a nice 2D TV. Of course, the 3D will be hard to resist (assuming you have access to content), since the TV comes with the necessary glasses. From what we’ve seen, this set is certainly something to aspire to. However, you may want to wait until the price comes down a little more. To date, it’s already dropped $1,500 (on Amazon), but it’s still sort of hefty at $3,349.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.