Crave: Sharp’s LC-37B20E, landed on our doorstep this morning and we have to say, we’re impressed.
In the past, Sharp TVs could charitably be described as a little on the dull side. The company has made a concerted effort to jazz up its stylings though, and the B20 brings a delightfully slim bezel to proceedings. While it isn’t the smallest we’ve seen, it’s certainly pulchritudinous.
The B20 is no slouch technically either: you get a 1080p panel, three HDMI sockets, component, VGA and a pair of Scarts at the back. We’re thrilled to see Sharp has finally given up on the old shared VGA/component system it used to use, and now has separate sockets for both. You also get optical digital out to connect the TV to a surround-sound system.
Sharp claims a panel life of 60,000 hours and quotes the TV’s contrast ratio at just 1,200:1, which we assume is the native panel number, rather than the ridiculous overblown figures other manufactures seem to pluck out of the air.