Sharp 4T-C40BL3EF2AB : the best television set Direct-LED ?

Presentation of the Sharp 4T-C40BL3EF2AB

Recently Sharp has released information about its new model of television . It is the 4T-C40BL3EF2AB.
Classified in the mid-range category. we thought we had to have a closer look at it in order to check whether the constructor had done a good job or not.
This television is delivered with a  Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Attractive, user friendly, minimum bulk , quality image and sound, everything has been carefully finalized in this television, in order to make a nearly perfect product.
Although placed in the middle of the range, the manufacturer has tried to offer the viewer an image quality that allows an immersion.
We will see in detail if their objective is reached.

The design of the Sharp 4T-C40BL3EF2AB

Sober but in line with current trends. Sharp has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that Sharp has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

4T-C40BL3EF2AB from Sharp – The screen

The display of this 4T-C40BL3EF2AB is handled with care. This will allow connoisseurs to enjoy a quality rendering in home theater mode. The colours are faithful and deep black.
Sharp remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. 
This model has a Ultra HD 4K display. This resolution is clearly better than what is generally done.
In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
Designed with a frequency of 50 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Ultra HD 4K quality resolution.
In conclusion on the display, with the 4T-C40BL3EF2AB Sharp makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

4T-C40BL3EF2AB from Sharp – The sound

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two baffles with 10 W at output.

The sound of this TV is in a word immersive, and you feel like being in a small movie theater.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The 4T-C40BL3EF2AB Sharp is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

4T-C40BL3EF2AB from Sharp – Embedded intelligence

For the software part, the 4T-C40BL3EF2AB Sharp has an operating system Android 9.0 Pie installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
You will also be able to access the Internet, either through your Wi-Fi connection, or for the most geek among you via the LAN; you will then be able to download a whole bunch of applications and movies.

The connection system of the Sharp 4T-C40BL3EF2AB

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 9 connections, not too bad. Almost all the devices in your home can be connected: the box, the game console, a multimedia server, and many other devices, in addition to your DVD or Blu-ray player.

In the end, this TV provides you with the following features:
3 USB ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 audio output, 2 antenna inputs, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

4T-C40BL3EF2AB from Sharp – Technical characteristics

The main features of this TV set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 82.3
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct-LED
Display frequency 50
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 
Number of tuners 5
Number of USB ports 3
Number of HDMI ports 1
Number of audio outputs 1
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
Dolby Digital Sound Yes
DTS Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 90 W

4T-C40BL3EF2AB from Sharp – The conclusion

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
This 4K TV can also boast near-perfect picture quality, as well as clear, aesthetic and powerful sound reproduction.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the display frequency, the sound power, the depth of the colours.