Sharp AQUOS LC-57D90U LCD HDTV At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: Sharp AQUOS LC-57D90U LCD HDTV

Video: HDMI (1), DVI (1), component video (2, shared), S-video (1, shared), composite video (3, shared)
Audio: Stereo RCA (3), minijack (1)
Video: S-video (1, shared), composite video (1, shared)
Audio: Optical (1), analog stereo (1)
Additional: FireWire (1), CableCARD (1), RS-232 (1), RF (3)

Type: LCD
Screen Size (diagonal): 57 inches
Native Resolution / Aspect Ratio: 1,920 by 1,080 / 16:9
Lamp Life: 60,000 hours
Wall Mount or Stand Included?: Stand
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 42.09 x 55.44 x 17.14 (with stand) Weight (pounds): 160.9 (with stand)
Price: $15,999

Ratings: Sharp AQUOS LC-57D90U LCD HDTV

Build Quality: 88
• Overall fit and finish is good—but it's not $16K good
• DVI and HDMI input locations are difficult to access

Value: 82
• $16K will get you an amazing projector for nighttime and an 40-inch LCD for daytime. . .
• . . .or Vespas for the whole family

Features: 87
• 4-ms glass is mighty impressive
• Adjustable backlight

Performance: 88
• There is very little motion blur
• Great contrast ratio and black level

Ergonomics: 90
• Remote is backlit though not the easiest to navigate
• Despite some odd color combos, menus are easy to follow

Overall Rating: 87
Other than the ultrarich, I can't see many people buying the LC-57D90U. For the rest of us, this LCD is a taste of what will hopefully trickle down. And, for that, it is pretty cool.

General information
AQUOS LC-57D90U LCD HDTV, $15,999
Sharp Electronics
(800) BE-SHARP

Sharp Electronics
(800) BE-SHARP