Launched in the year 2022, the 50EQ4EA is a 50" 4K TV from Sharp. It features a 10-bit VA panel.
It can achieve a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz with a pixel density of 89 ppi.
Now, the very next feature of a display that defines picture quality is its Color Gamut.
This TV is rated with a 94% DCI P3 color gamut coverage. FYI, this is equivalent to 128.18% sRGB coverage. The color quality on this TV will be Lifelike!
What Color Gamut means ?
Color gamut specification of a TV is a measure of the range of colors that it can produce.
Meaning, this specification indicates the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A panel with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), the result would be a "washed out" picture quality.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020.
In case of this TV, it is specified in DCI P3.
But don't worry, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, the static contrast of a TV also impacts its picture quality.
Understanding Static Contrast
A TV with high enough static contrast ratio will produce deep blacks while a TV with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that look dusty as shown below.
As you can imagine, this will impact your experience considerably.
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, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
We were not able to find a static contrast ratio specification for this TV. Here we have to make an assumption. The static contrast ratio of this TV would be surely atleast 3000:1. the static contrast ratios of VA panels range between 3000:1 - 8000:1.
Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) are also supported on this TV.
As for brightness, it is can achieve a maximum brightness of 500 nits. The panel of this TV is powered by Direct LED backlight.
If you are going to use the TV other than watching videos — say as a PC monitor or Gaming, make sure to take a TV with lowest input lag. For gaming, both the input lag and response time impacts the performance.
Sadly, Sharp did not specify the input lag on this unit. Now, as this is not a cheap TV, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the amount of time at which key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of the TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
But ideally, look for a TV that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, speaking of ergonomics — If you plan to wall mount the TV, you can make use of the VESA mount provided with this TV, which by the way has an interface size of 200 x 200 mm. There is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support on this TV.
The width of this TV is 44.57 inches while its height is 29 inches. It is just 2.36 inches thick. It weighs 11.8 Kgs.
Hardware and Audio
The UI on this TV is powered by Android 11 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there are 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 this TV include Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
Now, speaking of speakers, it is packaged with 2 x 15W speakers.
In terms of power consumption, the TV uses 138 Watts on average and 0.5 Watts on standby.
It supports a power outlet of 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.