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Sharp LC-52D85U

52" Sharp LCD TV

LCD TV Buying Guide Commentary

The Sharp LC-52D85U will incorporate all of the new features included in the LC-52D65U series such as the new design, enhanced viewing angles, and energy saving features. The main step up differences will be the 120Hz 10bit refresh rate processing to help eliminate motion blur in fast moving sequences. This 52" LCD TV should be a nice piece and good seller for 2008 fall and winter 2009 season.

Sharp LCD TV  

The AQUOS D85U series, in 52 Class (52-1/32 diagonal), sets a new standard for large-screen flat-panel TVs. With Full HD 1080p resolution and an elegant new design, it produces a breathtaking picture quality that is second to none. The D85U Series utilizes Sharp’s proprietary Advanced Super View/Black TFT Panel with Spectral Contrast Engine, providing high Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 4ms response time and wide viewing angles (176 degrees H x 176 degrees V). In addition, The D85U models include 120HZ Fine Motion Enhanced for the ultimate in fast-motion image processing. All models are HDTVs with built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners and include 5 HDMI inputs, compatible with 1080p signals, and 2 HD 1080p component video inputs. The D85U Series features a sleek piano black cabinet with subtle recessed bottom-mounted speakers. The included table stand easily removes for wall mounting applications.


Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) Resolution for the sharpest picture possible.

10-Bit ASV LCD Panel from Sharp's state-of-the-art Kameyama factory with Active Color for a more lifelike picture, Active Contrast for truer blacks and fast response time.

120Hz Fine Motion Enhanced for the ultimate in fast-motion picture quality.

Wide Viewing Angles (176 degrees H x 176 degrees W) Sharp's AQUOS LCD TV viewing angles are so wide, you can view the TV clearly from practically anywhere in the room.

AQUOS LINK enables convenient control of AQUOS Blu-ray Disc players.

High Brightness (450 cd/m2) AQUOS LCD TVs are very bright. You can put them virtually anywhere - even near windows, doors or other light sources - and the picture is still vivid.

Built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC Tuners provide access to DTV and analog TV channels.

Seven 1080p Compatible Inputs including five HDMI (v 1.3 with Deep Color) and two HD component inputs.


Diagonal Screen Size 52in.
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
Brightness (Typical), cd/m2 450
Viewing Angle (Horizontal) 176
Viewing Angle (Vertical) 176
Response Time, milli-seconds 4
Aspect Ratio 16:9


High Definition Capability Yes
Lamp Life / Lifetime, Hours 60000
QAM Tuner Yes
Anti-Reflection coated screen Yes


Built-in tuner Yes
Built-in tuner type ATSC
HDTV Tuner Details Integrated HDTV


Resolution Support 1080p

Audio Details

Includes Built-in Speakers? Yes
Total Number of Built-in Speakers 2
Speaker - Watts / Channel 15
Speaker - Location Bottom

Input/Output Connectors

Audio line-in ( RCA phono) 4
Composite Video & Audio L/R In 2
HD Component In 2
RGB In (PC/DTV Input) 1
RS-232C 1
S-Video In 1

Physical Details

Case Color Black
Width, inches Without Stand 49.29
Height, inches without Stand 31.34
Depth, inches without stand 3.78


Parts Warranty 1 year
Labor Warranty 1 year


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