The 50EQ3EA is a 50 inch 4K TV from Sharp. It was launched in 2022. It features a 10-bit VA panel. The maximum resolution it can display is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a pixel density of 89 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important spec of a display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
The Sharp 50EQ3EA features a DCI P3 gamut coverage of 94% — equivalent to 128.18% sRGB coverage. The color accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike!
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut specification of a display is the measurement of the range of colors that the TV can display.
A panel with poor color reproduction will produce washed out colors that will not be pretty to look at.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 to name a few. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
For example, the color gamut of this TV is specified in terms of DCI P3.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
After color gamut, next in the list of important specifications is Static Contrast.
Understanding the static contrast ratio
There are two types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio as dynamic doesn't matter much.
This tells the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with static contrast ratio < 1000:1 will produce black images something like this:
Moreover, such TVs may suffer from backlight bleeds that will rob your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Other than black levels, a TV with high constrast ratio enables you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
We couldn't find a static contrast ratio specification for this TV. Here we have to make an assumption. For a TV with VA panel, the static contrast ratio will surely atleast be 3000:1 or above — VA panels are known for that.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma).
As for brightness, it is capable of producing a maximum brightness of 500 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Direct LED technology.
If you are planning to use your TV solely for content consumption, you can ignore these specifications. But if you are also going to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, you should take a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.
Unfortunately, Sharp did not specify the input lag on this unit. But as this is not a cheap TV from Sharp, we can expect an input lag of less than 20ms.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the latency at which inputs changes the content of the TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
But ideally, look for a TV that features an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, coming to ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 200 x 200 mm is provided for wall-mounting. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.
The width of this TV is 44.57 inches while its height is 29 inches. In terms of thickness, it is just 2.36 inches thick. In total, it weighs approximately 11.8 Kgs. So plan your space accordingly.
Hardware and Audio
To power its UI, the TV runs Android 11 Operating System.
For display connectivity, Sharp has provided four HDMI 2.0 ports and one AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack port on this TV.
To connect USB devices, you will have two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x SD Memory Card Slot and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on the Sharp 50EQ3EA include a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
Speaking of speakers, Sharp has provided 2 x 15W speakers on the 50EQ3EA.
Speaking of power consumption, on average, it consumes around 138W and on standby, it takes 0.5 W.
It supports a power outlet of 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.