Stunning Realism from Sharp's New LCD TV

The LC-52D92U offers beautiful HD images and good color right out of the boxbesting Sharp's earlier models and the competition

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Deep blacks; good color reproduction; plentiful input options

The Bad: Contrast suffers; speaker must be attached; relatively pricey

The Bottom Line: A well-rounded, full high-definition set that stands out from most of the competition

It's a rare feat to deliver a product with just a few flaws in the hypercompetitive world of high-end TVs—a blur of new software and hardware that manufacturers rush to market in hopes of standing apart. That's why I've got to give Sharp credit for its new LC-52D92U. There was very little I didn't like about this stylish 52-in. liquid-crystal display TV. Of course, you'll pay a pretty penny for its charms: The Sharp set sells for between $3,100 and $4,000, well above similarly sized plasmas that can be found for less than $2,000.

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