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Sharp LC-65D64U AQUOS LCD TV Review

Model: Sharp AQUOS LC-65D64U LCD TV
Description:65" diagonal LCD flat screen Television, Widescreen 16:9 Format
Resolution:1920 X 1080 (1080P)
Dimensions:38"H X 62"W X 4"D without stand 41"H X 62"W X 16"D with stand
Weight: 130 lbs without stand 143 lbs with the stand
Includes: Detachable Speakers and table top stand. 3 HDMI inputs as well as RS232, component and 2 component. 5 device universal backlit remote control
Color: Black lacquer finish with silver bottom accent

Reviewer: Robert Wiley
Date:  November 2007

Differences Between the Sharp LC-65D93U LCD and the Sharp LC-65D64U

The Sharp LC-65D64U entered the market in September of 2007 not to replace the LC-65D93U but to be sold as an alternative. Strange but true.

The two units are nearly the same with a few distinct exceptions. The 65D93U LCD is considered the top of the line unit with a 120hz refresh rate, while the 65D64U has a 90hz refresh rate. The result of this difference is less motion lag on the 65D93U. Another key difference is a lesser contrast ratio on the 65D64U of 2000:1 (the 65D93U has a listed contrast of 3000:1). While we do our own measuring, this seems a significant difference in the specifications.

The 65D64U is 4" deep making it better for wall mounting while the 65D93U is around 5" deep. It's other advantage is that it is $1000 to $2000 less expensive.

So, the 65D93 has a better picture with deeper black levels and less motion lag.

The two Sharp LCD televisions should have pretty much the same electronics and panel, menu options and functionality.

Click here for the full review of the Sharp LC-65D93U.

Ratings for the Sharp LC-65D64U:

PICTURE: 86.5/100


VALUE: 85/100


Rating scale from 70 (denoting poorest quality) to 100 (signifying the very best quality). A rating in the 60s for any particular category of a product review indicates a serious defect which causes the product not to operate properly. Picture quality is double-weighted in the Overall Rating Score calculation.

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