Our view about 40BG2E from Sharp : A TV Full HD

40BG2E from Sharp – Presentation of this Full HD

Sharp proposes today a new basic model, equipped with technological solutions which work, the 40BG2E.
In its 40 inches model , this television offers a definition dedicated to the pictures treatment.
Small but tough ; hopefully seeing its size , it will perhaps follow you (house move or holidays…). Good opportunities to test its reliability in the long run.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Full HD resolution.  From our point of view it is interesting. Given the price, this model appears as a good choice. Not too expensive but anyway it is made with elements which we think will withstand in the long run .
You wish to buy it ? After reading our analysis, you will have all the elements to know if it is a good choice.

40BG2E from Sharp – Design

Cheap doesn’t mean ugly. This could be the rule that has been respected by the designers of Sharp.
Who said that entry-level products could not benefit from quality design? That’s the thought we can face each other with this TV set. That nothing is impossible for Sharp.
In the end, we’re on an entry-level product. Even if at this level, when it comes to design, we could simplify it by saying that it is cheap. Materials of poorer quality and ergonomics identical to what was done 5 years ago, make this Sharp 40BG2E a just acceptable television set.

40BG2E from Sharp – The screen

Even for an entry-level model, this new Sharp has a quality image, well calibrated and a very good native contrast.
Sharp remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. 
With regard to the display, the company proposes a Full HD resolution. Which is already above the average resolution of the range.
In addition, with a screen of 40 inches, the 40BG2E is at the bottom of its range.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
In addition, Sharp has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Full HD image resolution.
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s cheap; with the price that goes with it.

TV sound presentation Sharp 40BG2E

The speakers are of average quality and, therefore, the result does not work miracles on this point. Voices, for TV shows, are well reproduced; but for movie or game mode, you may have saturation and distortion in the sound.
The television set is equipped with  two loudspeakers for a sound power of 10 W.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will barely play all the sounds. Bad in the high notes and in the low notes. It’s not great; but that’s enough for this range.

The Intelligent aspect of the Sharp 40BG2E

This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV 40BG2E is communicating.

40BG2E from Sharp – Its connectivity

Sharp has ignored the number of ports and inputs available for this model. Probably a choice related to its entry-level positioning.
If you have many devices and decide to connect them with this TV, you will have to choose. There are fewer than on competing TV sets.

It is with 6 possible connections that this 40BG2E is presented. The Sharp considers that with the40BG2E the consumer will have to make a precise choice because he won’t be able to connect many devices at the same time .

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 1 headphone socket

40BG2E from Sharp – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 534.8 x 914.4 x 78.1 mm
Screen size in inches 40
Screen resolution Full HD
Display system LED
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-C 
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 3
DTS Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 65 W

40BG2E from Sharp – The conclusion

In conclusion, the Sharp 40BG2E is correct for simple use. No home cinema; and to be placed in a room less than 15m².
In parallel, it will be necessary to add an important parameter: the price. You have here a television set whose price is very competitive compared to its competitors. In other words, including your final decision, you will have to take into account the fact that this is a television set that displays all your video sources correctly and allows you to have a very well defined image in all circumstances.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the screen size, the sound power.