Sharp LC-40FI5242E : a TV set mid-range

Sharp LC-40FI5242E : A Full HD that makes the difference ?

Today we are going to analyse the Sharp LC-40FI5242E, a mid-range television from Sharp. An review to check the capacities of this model.
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 40 inches.
Surely considering this price you couldn’t expect something excessive. You can comfort yourself with the thought that it is a mass of technology.
Regarding technology, we are facing a model with a Full HD resolution.  Even if it is in a mid-range position, it offers interesting specifications, partly justifying its price.
Through our review today, you will understand why the Sharp LC-40FI5242E is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

LC-40FI5242E from Sharp – Design

The Sharp LC-40FI5242E appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
Innovation. This seems to be the key word given by Sharp to characterize the LC-40FI5242E.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
This new Sharp LC-40FI5242E is quite standard, flat.
With its screen surface of 40 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Indeed it has a double base, in which we have a division where each part of the base has its place. With this, the TV is exactly the same on both sides, thus creating a very symmetrical and stylish TV that can be enjoyed in any room.In short, the Sharp has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the Sharp LC-40FI5242E is revealed.

The screen of the Sharp LC-40FI5242E

The Sharp could hardly do better than this LC-40FI5242E with a Direct-LED screen.
Sharp remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. 
With regard to the display, the company proposes a Full HD resolution. This resolution is clearly better than what is generally done.
Sharp presents this LC-40FI5242E with a screen of 40 inches; this television belongs to the series of small models in its range.At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
Designed with a frequency of 60 Hz, this TV has a better rendering compared to its competitors, in the same category.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a Full HD quality picture .
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

TV sound presentation Sharp LC-40FI5242E

The sound quality is correct but nothing more. The typical low-medium and mid-range sounds are far from what the competition offers. The sound of the LC-40FI5242E still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
The equipment consists of  two baffles and provides a sound power of 10 W.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the LC-40FI5242E Sharp, it is the word correct that comes out.

The Intelligent aspect of the Sharp LC-40FI5242E

To smart TV aficionados, keep moving on. This model does not have one. In case you can’t do without it, and this LC-40FI5242E is your final choice, you will need to add a TV-Box next to it.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.

LC-40FI5242E from Sharp – Its connectivity

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.

It is with 11 possible connections that this LC-40FI5242E is presented. The Sharp LC-40FI5242E allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

You have the following connections at your disposal:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 audio input, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

Presentation of the technical features of the Sharp LC-40FI5242E

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 92.07 cm x 53.61 cm x 8.35 cm
Screen size in inches 40
Screen resolution Full HD
Display system Direct-LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 1
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 45 W

Our conclusion on the Sharp LC-40FI5242E

With the intention of making a difference this new LC-40FI5242E Sharp intends to make a difference. Well thought out and well finished. This mid-range is a wise choice.
Negative point on this LC-40FI5242E is the absence of smart tv. It’s surprising in this day and age. But since we’re in a low-end product, why not.
However, it is not the resolution that we expect from this television set. Indeed, the big advantage will be found in a very competitive price. Here, you will have a TV that displays all your video sources correctly and allows you to enjoy a very well defined picture in all circumstances.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the display frequency, the screen size, the depth of the colours.