Sharp Aquos LC-60LE847U 3D LED HDTV Review$2,700.00
Apps & Internet Features
The browser on Sharp's SmartCentral interface has all the features we expect from Smart TV browsers: an address bar, favorite places, and frustrating text input via the remote. Sharp doesn't do anything to "wow" us with their browser, but it is not any worse than other TV browsers we have tested.
For a more detailed look at Sharp's Smart TV browser, take a look at our detailed overview here.
If you want apps, look elsewhere: Sharp does not include an app store on their Smart TVs. Included are you standard movie and TV streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus, although Amazon Instant Video is absent. The only social networking app here is Skype, but that requires purchasing a separate camera.
There are apps for Twitter and Facebook, but getting to them is slightly confusing. Sharp includes VUDU Apps, which is technically a separate interface that has slightly different apps. On the VUDU interface, you can find the two titans of social networking, as well as other useless apps that just offer previews and advertisements for TV shows.
We go over Sharp's apps, or lack of apps, in more detail in our 2012 Sharp Smart TV article.
Other Internet Features
The Sharp LC-60LE847U guided us through setting up a wireless connection after we first powered it on. Setup was a breeze and there was nothing too notable to report, aside from Sharp's Apple II-styled interface. When using Sharp's Smart TV platform for the first time, you are treated to this wonderful throwback to the 1980s:
The LC-60LE847U automatically loads up the USB media interface whenever a USB drive is plugged in. The interface itself is sluggish and continues Sharp's retro/outdated theme. We were able to access files without a problem, although it is worth mentioning that music files did not display album art.