I'm seeing random recommendation threads with this television mentions numerous times. I think it's time to start its own thread.
The manual lists these three televisions as the same. I suspect the LC32SB24U is the same as well because their manuals are the same and the only cosmetic difference is the grill color in front of the speakers.
This is not
an AQUOS TV.
Here are the description and features:
With screen size of 32" Class (31-1/2" Diagonal), the LC-32SB21U offers high performance at a top value. With a 16:9 aspect ratio, HDTV resolution of 1366 x 768 and fine color purity, it is a next-generation TV to carry you into the high-definition future. The LC-32SB21U utilizes Sharp’s proprietary Advanced Super View/Black TFT Panel providing 7500:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 6ms response time and wide viewing angles (176°H x 176°V). It is an HDTV with built-in ATSC / QAM / NTSC tuners and includes 2 HDMI™ and 2 HD component video inputs as well as a D-sub, 15-pin input for PC compatibility. The LC-32SB21U features a black cabinet and the included table stand easily removes for wall mounting applications.
*Screen Size: 32" (31.5" Diagonal)
*Aspect Ratio: 16:9
*Resolution: 1366 x 768
*Contrast Ratio: 1500:1 (native), 7500:1 (dynamic)
*Brightness: 450 cd/m2
*Response Time: 6ms
*Viewing Angles (HxV): 176° x 176°
*Table Stand Included, removable
*Weight: 29.8 lbs (w/ stand), 25.4 lbs (w/ out stand)
*Dimensions: 30.56” x 22.64” x 9.06” (w/ stand), 30.56” x 20.59” x 3.7” (w/ out stand)
*Speakers: 10W + 10W
*HDMI™ Input x2
*HD Component Input x2
*S-Video Input 4-pin DIN x1
*Composite Video Input (A/V) RCA x2
*RGB D-Sub (PC) Input 15-pin x1
*Audio Inputs RCA L/R x4
*Digital Audio Outputs x1
Some additions on the input/output list:
*One of the inputs is a combination composite and component. The TV will auto-sense which connection type you use for it.
*One of the HDMI connections has stereo RCA input along with it in case the HDMI connection is video-only.
*There is a 3.5" audio jack input along with the D-Sub/VGA input.
*There is a stereo RCA audio output.
*There is no video-out or 3.5"/headphone out.
had the 21U. It's not the best TV in the world, but for the price I got it, it's alright.
Standard def analog channels look good. There is very faint static over everything not white or black, but there are filters in the advanced picture options to tone that way down. It's not a blurry mess like I thought it would look. The motion blur is very low and it doesn't distract me.
Digital and HD channels look great. There is an option to view full screen (aka dot-by-dot) for 16:9 HD channels as well as a Stretch option to zoom in the picture a little bit to hide the crap that some channels leave on the borders sometimes. Again, the motion blur is very low and is not distracting. Sometimes the OSD will glitch up if you switch from a SD analog to HD, but it's not harmful. One nice thing about this TV is that the view setting for analog/digital 4:3 and HD 16:9 are separate, so you don't have to switch between stretch and sidebar all the time.
In the picture options, you can adjust the usual options. There is a gimmick in this TV called Optical Picture Control, or OPC, that dims or brightens the backlight depending on how much light hits a light sensor next to the remote sensor. It doesn't seem to improve the picture that much and I left it off. In the advanced options, it's possible to change the hue and saturation of 6 main colors. There is also options for DNR, Active Contrast, Color Temp, Film Mode, and 3D Y/C (minimizes dot crawl in composite or analog video).
The colors on the screen don't turn purple or super-bright white when you view it at an angle. However, the video does seem to lose a little color intensity at wide angles.
One rare but bad thing that I experienced was that the TV would reset itself if I turned on the TV and tries to tune to a HD channel. I don't know why it does that or why it doesn't happen all the time. If it keeps doing this, I may have to return the TV.
If it matters, the screen is matte and the case is glossy.
There are separate video and audio options for each input as well as the pre-set video options of Dynamic, Standard, Movie, and Game. As far as I can tell, Game only dims the picture a bit, blurs up the screen and does not speed up the response time unlike other TVs with a Game mode.
The speakers are not suitable for loud volume. At a low volume, there are no problems, but at a high volume, something around the speakers vibrate at certain frequencies. There is very little bass in the TV's speakers, even with Bass Boost turned on in the audio options. Fortunately, I had a spare set of 2.1 computer speakers and hooked them up to the audio output of the TV.
I tested out random computer resolutions on the TV with my computer and a DVI-to-HDMI cable. If the resolution has between 480 and 768 vertical lines, the screen can be viewed in dot-by-dot mode, along with stretch and zoom options. For resolutions between 768 and 1080 vertical lines, the viewing options are the same as a HD 1080i channel, which are Stretch, Full Screen, Smart Stretch, and Zoom. One odd thing I found is that when the resolution is 1920x1080 at 30Hz, the TV displayed the video fine, but when it was set at the same resolution but at 60Hz, the TV displayed an error saying unsupported format or something like that. I have no idea if this means that it does or doesn't support 1080p signals as I don't have anything that outputs 1080p.
I also tested out the VGA port of the TV with a HD tuner with a VGA port. On all resolutions, I noticed "vibrating ribs" on top of the video. I'll check the port with my computer later to see if the vibration is the cause the TV or the box I used.
The B word... I don't see it for sure. Sometimes I think I see banding, but it's very faint and it's when I have the settings at a super-low brightness and backlight for night viewing. In normal settings, it's nowhere to be seen.
The remote feels good in the hand and the button layout is clear. One bad thing is that there is a small amount of time to enter in a channel manually. Also, switching between channels takes between one to two seconds.
If you have this TV, I'm curious to know what picture settings you have for the tuner and DVD viewing. I'm having a tough time getting the right settings for DVD movies. I either have the black too bright or everything else not bright enough.
Also, post if you own it and love it, hate it, have problems, or have no problems.