Sharp LC-52LE640U LED LCD HDTV Review$1,199.00
We saw some great connectivity on the back of this Sharp. Four HDMI ports is more than enough to connect a stack of media devices. There are also two USB ports, two composite ports, a component connection, spots for a VGA hookup, an RS-232C connection, and a LAN port.
Sharp has included just about everything we could imagine for port connections. The LC-52LE640U could easily be a home theater with all the connection possibilities laid out in the back.
The stand is among the most solid we have ever seen, constructed of thick steel bars and a heavy plastic bottom. There is zero mobility in the neck, and so we detract some points in this section of the review because the ports are hard to access.
That said, the layout is stupendous. The digital ports – the HDMI and USB ports– are all on the left side of the display, on the vertical side of an L-shaped cutout. The Analog ports – the component, composite, and VGA ports – are all on the back, and the extra ports – like the LAN, SPDIF, and the antenna – are located along the bottom of the L-shaped cutout. The organization is easy and makes sense, a wonder that other TV companies haven't figured this out.