The 65EQ3EA is a 65 inch 4K TV from Sharp, launched in the year 2022. It features a 10-bit VA panel. The max. resolution it can display is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a pixel density of 68 ppi.
Now, the next important specification of a display that defines picture quality is its Color Gamut.
Speaking of which, this TV is rated with a 94% DCI P3 color gamut coverage. Incase you're wondering, this is equivalent to 128.18% sRGB. The color quality on this TV should be Lifelike!
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut specification of a TV indicates the range of colors that the display can show.
Put Simply, it indicates the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A panel with low gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), thus producing a "washed out" picture.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020.
In case of this TV, its color gamut is specified using DCI P3.
But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, the static contrast specification of a TV holds almost equal role in picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast ratio of a TV
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 specification defines the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with SC ratio < 1000:1 may produce black images something like this:
Apart from this, such TVs are also prone backlight bleeds that will rob your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Think of static contrast as another dimension to details — just like resolution. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will produce less shades of colors, thus lesser detail overall.
There is no mention of this specification in this TV's official datasheet. So we have to make an assumptionhere based on the TV's other specifications. If you are reading our blogs, you may already know that VA panels usually have high contrast ratios. As you know, this TV features the same, so the static contrast ratio would be easily atleast 3000:1 or above.
Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) are also supported on this TV.
Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 500 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Direct LED.
If you are planning to use your TV solely for content consumption, you can ignore these specs. But if you are also planning to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, you would want to get a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
Sadly, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. But since this is not a cheap TV from Sharp, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the amount of time at which your key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of your TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
But ideally, get a TV that features an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Coming to ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 400 x 200 mm. There is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support in this TV.
The TV measures 65 inches vertically and 56.97 inches horizontally. It is 2.4 inches thick. In total, it weighs around 19.5 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 a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
Coming to audio, it is packaged with 2 x 15W speakers.
In terms of power consumption, on average, it uses 246W and on standby, it takes 0.5 W.
It supports a power outlet of 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.