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Sharp AQUOS XLED FV1 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.11
Reviewed Mar 12, 2024 at 01:20 pm
Sharp AQUOS XLED FV1  Picture
7.7
Mixed Usage
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7.1
TV Shows
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7.3
Sports
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8.4
Video Games
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7.7
HDR Movies
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8.4
HDR Gaming
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8.0
PC Monitor
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The Sharp AQUOS XLED FV1 is part of Sharp's premium AQUOS line-up. It uses Deep Chroma QD technology that is designed to provide the brightness of an LCD TV with contrast close to that of an OLED. It includes Dolby Vision IQ to adjust the picture brightness based on the amount of ambient light in a room and has over 2000 dimming zones that are meant to precisely control the backlight for effective local dimming. The TV has Sharp's ARSS+ speaker system, which has 11 speakers built-in with a maximum output of 85W, and it supports both DTS and Dolby Digital passthrough, as well as Dolby Atmos. It's only available in 65-inch and 75-inch sizes.

Our Verdict

7.7 Mixed Usage

The Sharp AQUOS XLED is very good for mixed usage. HDR content is impactful thanks to its fantastic contrast and amazing HDR brightness, so blacks are deep, and highlights stand out well. It can easily overcome glare thanks to its amazing SDR brightness and good reflection handling, so it's a good option for a bright room. The TV pairs well with modern gaming consoles due to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, 4k @ 120Hz, and VRR support, and its excellent response time provides clear motion with minimal blur behind quick-moving objects, although it does struggle more coming out of dark states. Unfortunately, the TV has a narrow viewing angle, so it's not a great choice for watching TV with friends, as anyone watching from the side sees a degraded image.

Pros
  • Amazing HDR peak brightness for impactful highlights.
  • Deep blacks due to the TVs fantastic contrast.
  • Amazing SDR brightness to easily overcome glare.
Cons
  • Image is degraded from the sides due to its narrow viewing angle.
  • Low-resolution content is soft due to poor upscaling.
7.1 TV Shows

The Sharp AQUOS XLED is decent for watching TV shows. Its built-in Google TV interface is loaded with a huge selection of streaming apps, so it's easy to find your favorite shows. The TV has amazing SDR brightness and good reflection handling, so it can easily overcome glare in a bright room. Unfortunately, it has a narrow viewing angle, so it's not a good choice if you like to move around your room while watching TV, as the image is degraded when viewed from the sides. Its sharpness processing is poor, so low-resolution content from DVDs or other standard-definition sources is soft and lacks sharpness.

Pros
  • Amazing SDR brightness to easily overcome glare.
  • Low-quality content smoothing helps to remove artifacts from low bitrate content.
Cons
  • Image is degraded from the sides due to its narrow viewing angle.
  • Very inaccurate colors due to bad pre-calibration accuracy.
  • Low-resolution content is soft due to poor upscaling.
7.3 Sports

The Sharp AQUOS XLED is satisfactory for watching sports. Fast-moving players and objects are clear with minimal blur due to its excellent response time, and the TV can easily overcome glare in a bright room thanks to its amazing SDR brightness and good reflection handling. The TV has a good gray uniformity, which means there's only a little bit of the dirty screen effect that can be distracting when watching sports with large areas of the same color, like hockey. Unfortunately, it has a narrow viewing angle, so it's not a good choice for watching the game with friends, as anyone not centered in front of the screen sees a degraded image.

Pros
  • Amazing SDR brightness to easily overcome glare.
  • Low-quality content smoothing helps to remove artifacts from low bitrate content.
Cons
  • Image is degraded from the sides due to its narrow viewing angle.
  • Very inaccurate colors due to bad pre-calibration accuracy.
  • Low-resolution content is soft due to poor upscaling.
8.4 Video Games

The Sharp AQUOS XLED is great for playing video games. The TV's excellent response time provides clear motion with minimal blur behind quick movements, and its excellent input lag means there's no discernable delay between your controller inputs and what happens on screen. It looks great in a dark room thanks to its fantastic contrast, so blacks are deep, and they stay that way when brighter highlights are on screen. The TV can easily overcome glare in a bright room thanks to its amazing SDR brightness and good reflection handling, so it's also great for gaming in a bright room. The TV has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two of its ports for 4k @ 120Hz gaming and also supports VRR, so it's a great option to pair with modern gaming consoles.

Pros
  • Deep blacks due to the TVs fantastic contrast.
Cons
  • VRR issues with frame rates above 105fps.
  • Very inaccurate colors due to bad pre-calibration accuracy.
7.7 HDR Movies

The Sharp AQUOS XLED is very good for watching movies in a dark room. The TV has fantastic contrast, so blacks are deep, and they stay that way when highlights are on screen due to its effective local dimming feature, even though there's some blooming. Highlights in HDR really stand out due to the TV's amazing HDR brightness, and its wide color gamut means colors are vibrant and lifelike despite there being some banding. The TV can also remove 24p judder from any source for a judder-free moving watching experience, and its very good low-quality content smoothing helps to smooth out artifacts in content from low-quality sources, like cable boxes or heavily compressed streams. Unfortunately, its pre-calibration accuracy is bad, so if you want accurate colors, the TV needs to be calibrated.

Pros
  • Supports Dolby Vision and advanced DTS audio formats.
  • Amazing HDR peak brightness for impactful highlights.
  • Deep blacks due to the TVs fantastic contrast.
  • Low-quality content smoothing helps to remove artifacts from low bitrate content.
Cons
  • Image is degraded from the sides due to its narrow viewing angle.
  • Low-resolution content is soft due to poor upscaling.
8.4 HDR Gaming

The Sharp AQUOS XLED is impressive for HDR gaming. It looks great in a dark room thanks to its fantastic contrast, so blacks are deep, and they stay that way when brighter highlights are on screen. The TV also has amazing HDR brightness, so highlights really pop the way they should. Fast motion has minimal blur due to its excellent response time, and its low input lag provides a responsive gaming experience with no noticeable delay between controller inputs and what happens on screen. The TV is a good option to pair with modern gaming consoles due to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for 4k @ 120Hz gaming and VRR support for a nearly tear-free gaming experience.

Pros
  • Amazing HDR peak brightness for impactful highlights.
  • Deep blacks due to the TVs fantastic contrast.
Cons
  • VRR issues with frame rates above 105fps.
8.0 PC Monitor

The Sharp AQUOS XLED is very good for use as a PC monitor. It has amazing SDR brightness and good reflection handling, so it can easily overcome glare in a bright room. The TV's low input lag provides a responsive experience, so there's no discernible delay between the actions on your mouse and keyboard and what happens on screen. Unfortunately, the TV has a narrow viewing angle, so the sides of the screen aren't consistent with the center when you sit close. Although the TV can properly display chroma 4:4:4 at 60Hz, it can't properly display it at 120Hz, so you don't get clear text if you want the highest refresh rate the TV offers. Finally, the TV has an excellent response time, so there's minimal blur behind quick-moving objects, but it's slower coming out of dark states, so there's some black smudging when scrolling through text.

Pros
  • Amazing SDR brightness to easily overcome glare.
Cons
  • Doesn't support chroma 4:4:4 in 120Hz.
  • Image is degraded from the sides due to its narrow viewing angle.
  • Very inaccurate colors due to bad pre-calibration accuracy.
  • 7.7 Mixed Usage
  • 7.1 TV Shows
  • 7.3 Sports
  • 8.4 Video Games
  • 7.7 HDR Movies
  • 8.4 HDR Gaming
  • 8.0 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Mar 12, 2024: Review published.
  2. Updated Mar 06, 2024: Early access published.
  3. Updated Feb 27, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated Feb 14, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Jan 22, 2024: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.
  6. Updated Jan 18, 2024: The product has won our suggestion poll, so we'll buy and test it soon.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We bought and tested the 65-inch Sharp AQUOS XLED (4T-C65FV1U), but our results are also valid for the 75-inch model.

Size US Model International Model Code Dimming Zones
65" 4T-C65FV1U 4T-C65FV1X 2160
75" 4T-C75FV1U 4T-C75FV1X 2304

You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other TVs

The Sharp AQUOS XLED is a very good TV overall, but it's held back by its issues with VRR, lack of chroma 4:4:4 @ 120Hz support, narrow viewing angle, bad pre-calibration accuracy, small selection of sizes, and expensive price tag. The FV1 isn't anything special, and you can get similar performance from the cheaper Sony X90L or better overall performance from the cheaper Hisense U8/U8K.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best QLED TVs and the best 4k TVs, or if you need something smaller, check out our article on the best 55-inch TVs.

LG G3 OLED
55" 65" 77" 83"

The LG G3 OLED is better than the Sharp AQUOS XLED FV1. The LG G3 has deeper blacks due to its nearly infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity, so it looks better in a dark room. The LG also has a much wider viewing angle, so it's better suited for watching TV as a group since no one will have to watch a degraded image. When it comes to response time, the LG is much faster, so there is less blur behind quick-moving objects, and it has a lower input lag for a more responsive gaming experience.

LG C3 OLED
42" 48" 55" 65" 77" 83"

The LG C3 OLED is better than the Sharp AQUOS XLED FV1. The LG has a quicker response time for less blur behind quick motion, and its lower input lag provides a more responsive gaming or desktop experience. The LG is also better suited for watching TV as a group due to its much wider viewing angle, and it's also better suited for a dark room due to its higher contrast ratio and better black uniformity.

Hisense U8/U8K
55" 65" 75" 85" 100"

The Hisense U8/U8K and the Sharp AQUOS XLED FV1 are similar TVs, but the Hisense is cheaper and outperforms the Sharp. The Hisense has a higher contrast ratio and better black uniformity with less blooming and haloing, so it looks better in a dark room. The Hisense also has significantly better pre-calibration accuracy, so colors in SDR are much closer to the content creator's intent. On top of that, the Hisense is better for PC gamers due to its 4k @ 144Hz support.

Samsung QN95C QLED
55" 65" 75" 85"

The Samsung QN95C QLED and the Sharp AQUOS XLED FV1 are similar, but the Samsung is a bit better. The Samsung gets brighter in HDR, so highlights in HDR content pop a bit more on it. The Samsung also has lower input lag, so it provides a more responsive gaming or desktop experience, and it supports 4k @ 144hz, so it's more suitable for PC gamers with modern graphics cards. However, the Sharp TV supports Dolby Vision and advanced DTS audio formats, so it's a bit better for those who are into physical media.

Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED
55" 65"

The Sharp AQUOS XLED FV1 and the Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED are better than each other in different ways. The FS1 is better suited for a dark room due to its nearly infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity, and it's the better option for a group setting due to its much wider viewing angle. The FS1 also has a quicker response time, so there is less blur behind quick-moving objects. However, the FV1 is better suited for a well-lit room due to its much higher SDR brightness, so it can overcome more glare, and its higher HDR brightness makes highlights stand out more in HDR content.

Sony X93L/X93CL
65" 75" 85"

The Sony X93L/X93CL and the Sharp AQUOS XLED FV1 are similar TVs that outperform each other in certain ways. The Sharp looks better in a dark room due to its higher contrast ratio and better black uniformity, and it has a wider color gamut and better color volume for more vibrant and lifelike colors. However, the Sony has less banding in HDR, lower input lag, better upscaling, and a more functional VRR feature.

Sony X90L/X90CL
55" 65" 75" 85" 98"

The Sharp AQUOS XLED FV1 and the Sony X90L/X90CL are similar TVs, each with their own strengths. The Sharp has better contrast and black uniformity, so it looks better in a dark room, and highlights in HDR content stand out a bit more on it due to its better HDR peak brightness. However, the Sony TV has better processing, so it upscales low-resolution content much better, has less banding in HDR content, and has lower input lag. The Sony also has much better pre-calibration accuracy, so you don't have to get it calibrated if you care about color accuracy.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The Sharp AQUOS XLED TV has a modern design from the front. It looks like a premium TV and has thin bezels on all three sides, with a slightly thicker bezel on the bottom.

Design
Accelerated Longevity Test
Uniformity Pictures N/A
Design
Stand

The TV comes with a metal center-mounted stand that doesn't require a large table to place the TV on. The stand lifts the TV about 3.4 inches off the table, so most soundbars fit in front without blocking the screen.

Footprint of the 65-inch stand: 18.5" x 11.4".

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 400x400

The back of the TV is bulky and is made entirely of plastic. Some of the inputs face the sides, and they aren't set into the TV, so they're accessible when it's wall-mounted. There's a tie on the back of the TV as well as a channel on the back of the stand that can be used to help with cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.28" (0.7 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 2.91" (7.4 cm)
8.0
Design
Build Quality

The TV has very good build quality. There's some noticeable flex in the middle of the back that increases as you get closer to the VESA mounting points, but this doesn't cause any problems. The TV wobbles front to back and side to side, but the stand supports the TV well enough.

Picture Quality
9.1
Picture Quality
Contrast
Contrast
202,500 : 1
Native Contrast
3,273 : 1

The Sharp AQUOS XLED TV has fantastic contrast with local dimming enabled. Blacks are deep when viewed in a dark room, and they stay that way when highlights are on screen. With local dimming disabled, the TV's contrast is mediocre, and blacks appear raised and washed out when highlights are on screen.

7.5
Picture Quality
Blooming

The TV has decent blooming performance. There's some visible blooming around bright highlights or text when they're against a black background.

7.5
Picture Quality
Lighting Zone Transitions
Local Dimming
Yes
Backlight
Full-Array
Dimming Zones Count Of Tested TV
2,160

The TV has good overall lighting zone transitions, but it does struggle with very fast-moving content. The leading edge of quick-moving objects is visibly dimmer, and there's noticeable haloing.

8.5
Picture Quality
Contrast And Dark Details In Game Mode

There's no noticeable difference in dark scene performance when the TV is in Game Mode.

8.9
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
910 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
411 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
303 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
1,646 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
1,927 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
1,347 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
898 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
529 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
1,564 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
1,866 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
1,333 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
894 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
527 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.064

The Sharp AQUOS XLED has amazing HDR brightness. Highlights really pop out during dark scenes, and the TV gets bright enough for very bright specular highlights to stand out in well-lit scenes.

These measurements are after calibrating the HDR white point with the following settings:

  • HDR Picture Mode: Movie HDR
  • Backlight: 100
  • Brightness: 50
  • Contrast: 50
  • Saturation: 50
  • Local Dimming: High
  • Color Temperature: Warm
  • Gamma: Middle
  • Adaptive Luma Control: Off
  • Color Space: Auto

8.7
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
907 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
332 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
290 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
1,574 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
1,915 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
1,334 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
884 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
522 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
1,527 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
1,865 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
1,321 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
880 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
519 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.065

The TV has excellent HDR brightness in Game Mode, but it's visibly dimmer than Movie Mode.

These measurements are after calibrating the HDR white point with the following settings:

  • HDR Picture Mode: Game HDR
  • Backlight: 100
  • Brightness: 50
  • Contrast: 50
  • Saturation: 50
  • Local Dimming: High
  • Game Mode: On
  • Color Temperature: Warm
  • Gamma: Middle
  • Adaptive Luma Control: Off
  • Color Space: Auto

9.4
Picture Quality
PQ EOTF Tracking
600 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0038
1000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0038
4000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0040

The Sharp AQUOS XLED TV has outstanding PQ EOTF tracking. Blacks and some midtones are slightly brighter than intended, and some shadows, midtones, and highlights are a bit darker than intended, but the TV displays HDR content very close to the content creator's intent. There's a roll-off near the TV's peak brightness to maintain some details in very bright highlights.

8.9
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
684 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
1,498 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
1,638 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
1,235 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
828 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
500 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
1,431 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
1,603 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
1,221 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
825 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
498 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.061

The Sharp AQUOS XLED has amazing SDR brightness. It's bright enough to overcome glare in well-lit rooms easily.

These measurements are after calibration with the following settings:

  • Picture Mode: Movie
  • Backlight: 100
  • Brightness: 50
  • Contrast: 45
  • Saturation: 50
  • Local Dimming: High
  • Color Temperature: Warm
  • Gamma: Middle
  • Color space: Auto

8.8
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
91.21%
DCI P3 uv
95.85%
Rec 2020 xy
79.82%
Rec 2020 uv
86.34%

The Sharp AQUOS XLED TV has an excellent HDR color gamut. It has fantastic coverage of the commonly used DCI-P3 color space, and its coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space that is increasing in popularity is excellent. Most colors are a bit off in both spaces, with reds, greens, and yellows faring the worst.

9.0
Picture Quality
Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
83.8%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
50.4%
White Luminance
1,550 cd/m²
Red Luminance
375 cd/m²
Green Luminance
1,102 cd/m²
Blue Luminance
102 cd/m²
Cyan Luminance
1,200 cd/m²
Magenta Luminance
467 cd/m²
Yellow Luminance
1,427 cd/m²

The Sharp AQUOS XLED has outstanding color volume. The TV displays a wide range of colors at high luminance levels, and dark saturated colors are displayed well due to its fantastic contrast.

3.5
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
8.69
Color dE
4.74
Gamma
2.15
Color Temperature
6,691 K
Picture Mode
Movie
Color Temp Setting
Warm
Gamma Setting
Middle

The Sharp AQUOS XLED TV has bad pre-calibration accuracy. The color temperature is too cool, and the white balance is very off, with noticeable accuracy errors throughout mid-grays and whites and an overrepresentation of reds and blues. Gamma is also off, with dark scenes being too dark and brighter scenes being too bright. Colors are very inaccurate across the board, with yellows, cyans, and whites being the most off.

9.3
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
1.04
Color dE
0.75
Gamma
2.20
Color Temperature
6,378 K
White Balance Calibration
11 point
Color Calibration
Yes

The TV has incredible accuracy after calibration. White balance is only slightly off now, and gamma is much closer to the 2.2 target, with only dark scenes being slightly too dark and some bright scenes being slightly too bright. Color temperature is much closer to the D65 white point and color accuracy is much better across the board.

You can see our full calibration settings here.

7.7
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
1.933%
50% DSE
0.173%
5% Std. Dev.
1.522%
5% DSE
0.109%

The TV has good gray uniformity. There's some slight vignetting in the corners, and there's some visible dirty screen effect towards the center of the screen, which is most noticeable when watching sports with large areas of the same color, like hockey and football.

9.1
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Std. Dev.
0.136%
Native Std. Dev.
1.661%

The Sharp AQUOS XLED has outstanding black uniformity with local dimming enabled. With local dimming disabled, blacks are cloudy and blueish, and there's some backlight bleed that is most noticeable in the bottom right corner.

5.1
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
23°
Color Shift
19°
Brightness Loss
35°
Black Level Raise
12°
Gamma Shift
15°

The TV has an inadequate viewing angle. The image is dimmer, faded, and washed out as you move off-center, so it's not a good choice for a wide seating arrangement, as anyone sitting off to the sides sees a severely degraded image.

7.5
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.0%
Indirect Reflections
0.5%
Calculated Direct Reflections
4.6%

The TV has good reflection handling. Its semi-gloss finish greatly reduces the impact of indirect reflections caused by overhead lights, and it also does a good job of reducing glare from direct reflections, like from a lamp placed directly in front of the screen. The TV can easily overcome glare in a bright room.

6.5
Picture Quality
HDR Native Gradient
100% Black to 50% Gray
4.0
50% Gray to 100% White
4.0
100% Black to 50% Red
8.0
50% Red to 100% Red
8.0
100% Black to 50% Green
8.0
50% Green to 100% Green
6.0
100% Black to 50% Blue
8.0
50% Blue to 100% Blue
6.0

The Sharp AQUOS XLED has okay HDR gradient handling. There's visible banding in darker shades of green and blue, with very noticeable banding across all grays. Other colors have minimal banding.

7.9
Picture Quality
Low-Quality Content Smoothing
Smoothing
8.0
Detail Preservation
7.5

The TV has very good low-quality content smoothing. It does a great job at smoothing out artifacts in low bitrate content while still preserving details.

4.0
Picture Quality
Upscaling: Sharpness Processing

Unfortunately, the TV has poor sharpness processing with low-resolution and low-bitrate content. The image isn't very clear or sharp, finer details are mostly lost, and small hard-coded text is hard to make out.

Sharpness processing was calibrated with no over-sharpening for low-resolution or low-bitrate content with the following settings:

  • Sharpness: 10
  • AISR: Middle

Picture Quality
Pixels
Subpixel Layout
BGR
Type LED
Sub-Type
VA

The TV uses a BGR (blue-green-red) subpixel layout. This doesn't cause issues with normal content, but it causes text clarity issues when you use the TV as a PC monitor. However, there are easy workarounds for these issues that you can read about here.

Motion
8.6
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
3.8 ms
100% Response Time
8.8 ms

The Sharp AQUOS XLED has an excellent response time for minimal blur behind fast-moving objects. Unfortunately, the response time is slower when coming out of dark states, so there's some noticeable black smearing in dark transitions.

4.3
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
320 Hz

The Sharp AQUOS XLED uses pulse width modulation (PWM) to dim its backlight. It flickers at a relatively low 320Hz in all picture modes and at all brightness levels. This is low enough to be noticeable to those who are sensitive to it, especially since it doesn't flicker in time with the TV's refresh rate.

Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
No
Min Flicker For 60 fps
N/A
60Hz For 60 fps
N/A
120Hz For 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
N/A

The TV doesn't have an optional backlight strobing feature, commonly known as black frame insertion (BFI), to help reduce persistence blur.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
Yes

The TV has optional motion interpolation to help smooth out low frame rate content, but it doesn't work very well. Even slower-moving scenes have noticeable artifacts present, and it struggles so much with faster scenes that it has a screen-tearing type effect with haloing around characters.

6.5
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
32.9 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
7.9 ms

Due to the TV's quick response time, there's noticeable stutter when watching movies or TV shows, and it's most noticeable in slow panning shots.

10
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Yes

The TV automatically removes judder from all sources with no additional settings required.

9.3
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
HDMI Forum VRR
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC Compatible
Yes
4k VRR Maximum
105 Hz
4k VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
1080p VRR Maximum
105 Hz
1080p VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
1440p VRR Maximum
N/A
1440p VRR Minimum
N/A
VRR + Local Dimming Yes

The TV supports all three VRR formats, so it has great compatibility regardless of the source. Unfortunately, we encountered an unusual tearing effect near the bottom of the screen with frame rates above 105fps in both 1080p and 4K, which you can see here.

Due to the aforementioned issue, the effective VRR range is 20Hz-105Hz, since anything above that causes screen-tearing.

Inputs
8.7
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
22.6 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
126.3 ms
1080p @ 120Hz
10.1 ms
1080p @ 144Hz
N/A
1440p @ 60Hz
N/A
1440p @ 120Hz
13.3 ms
1440p @ 144Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz
22.4 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
26.5 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
22.6 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
126.3 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
125.6 ms
4k @ 120Hz
10.0 ms
4k @ 144Hz
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A

The Sharp AQUOS XLED has excellent input lag when set to Game Mode. Although it's not as low as many other TVs on the market, it's still low enough to provide a responsive gaming experience.

8.6
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
Resolution 4k
480p @ 59.94Hz (Widescreen)
Yes
720p @ 59.94Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 144Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes (forced resolution required)
1440p @ 144Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
4k @ 120Hz @ 4:4:4
No
4k @ 144Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

The TV supports all common resolutions up to 4k @ 120Hz on two of its four HDMI ports. It also displays 1080p and 4K @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4, which is essential for clear text from a PC. Unfortunately, the TV can't properly display 4:4:4 in both 1080p and 4K @ 120Hz.

Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

Outside of 1440p, the TV is fully compatible with everything the PS5 offers as long as you're using HDMI ports 3 or 4.

Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

As long as you're using HDMI ports 3 or 4, the TV is compatible with almost everything the Xbox Series X|S offers. Unfortunately, the TV can't do 4k @ 120Hz with Dolby Vision enabled, so if you want to play in Dolby Vision, you're limited to 60Hz. It also doesn't support 1440p @ 120Hz.

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
No
Dolby Vision
Yes
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 3,4)
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
ATSC Tuner
1.0
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out Yes
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

The Sharp AQUOS XLED supports HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision but doesn't support the less common HDR10+. Unfortunately, HDMI 2.1 bandwidth is limited to HDMI ports 3 and 4. HDMI 3 is also the eARC port, so if you have a soundbar or receiver plugged into it, you're only left with one port capable of HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, which is limiting.

Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 4
USB 2
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 0
Composite In 1 (adapter required, not incl.)
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC/eARC Port
eARC
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus
Yes
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Yes
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT
Yes
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Yes
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD MA
Yes
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
Yes
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream)
2.0
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1
Yes
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1
Yes

The TV supports eARC, which lets you pass high-quality, uncompressed audio to a compatible receiver or soundbar through an HDMI cable. It supports most major audio formats, so you don't have to worry about compatibility with external sources. Unfortunately, it doesn't support LPCM 7.1 and is limited to LPCM 2.0.

Sound Quality
6.8
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
95.14 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
3.31 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.43 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
4.56 dB
Max
87.0 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
3.99 dB

The TV has an alright frequency response. Dialogue sounds clear enough, but the TV doesn't get very loud and lacks meaningful bass. You will want to pair it with a decent soundbar or surround sound system if you want proper bass and louder overall volume.

6.4
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.279
Weighted THD @ Max
4.175
IMD @ 80
1.26%
IMD @ Max
17.35%

The TV's distortion handling is mediocre. It doesn't get very loud, but there's audible distortion when listening at louder volumes, and the distortion increases as you approach max volume.

Smart Features
8.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Google TV
Version 11
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Very Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
2 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
4 s
Advanced Options
Many

The Sharp AQUOS XLED uses version 11 of the popular Google TV operating system. The interface is very smooth and easy to use.

0
Smart Features
Ad-Free
Ads
Yes
Opt-out
No
Suggested Content in Home
Yes
Opt-out of Suggested Content
No

Unfortunately, like almost all TVs on the market, there are ads throughout the smart interface, and you can't disable them.

9.0
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Great
App Smoothness
Very Smooth
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

The Sharp AQUOS XLED has a fantastic selection of apps, so it's easy to find your favorite content. You can also cast content from your phone onto the TV or play videos directly from a USB stick.

8.5
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Large
Voice Control
Many Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
Yes
Remote App Android TV

The TV has a nice remote with dedicated buttons for the most popular streaming services. It also has a physical number pad for those who need buttons to change channels. The remote has a built-in microphone for voice commands, but we couldn't get it to work properly. Google Assistant activates when pressing the microphone button, but the remote won't pick up any voices. We don't know for sure if the issue is isolated to our remote or not.

Smart Features
TV Controls

The TV has a single button located on the bottom left of the rear panel. You can use it to adjust the volume, navigate the menus, switch inputs, and turn the power on/off.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote (with 2x AAA batteries)
  • Power cable
  • User manuals

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 72 W
Power Consumption (Max) 270 W
Firmware V1.15