With a bright, tack-sharp 20" screen and a panel depth of just 3", the LC-20B4U brings a new world of TV viewing to even the most cramped nooks and crannies. Sharp's ultra-thin AQUOS TVs are perfect for bedrooms, kitchens, offices - any locations where conventional tube-type TVs would be too bulky or too heavy.
The 20B4U also features Enhanced Definition TV (EDTV) capability, which means it can display a beautiful, film like progressive-scan picture when you connect a progressive-scan DVD player! Sharp's Advanced Super View (ASV) panel design is optimized for TV (not computer) signals. AQUOS TVs are among the brightest LCD models available - You can place them near windows or other light sources and still enjoy ultra-crisp contrast and dynamic colors. The built-in stand creates a graceful look on a desktop, table, or dresser, and also can be removed if you'd prefer wall-mounting (brackets not included, see "Recommended Accessories").
Because LCD TVs don't use a scanning electron gun like you find in conventional tube-type TVs, LCD models offer greater versatility in placement and use. First, they aren't susceptible to distortion from a nearby magnet (like a speaker), which means you don't have to worry about unshielded speakers getting too close to the TV and damaging the picture tube (there is no "tube"). Also, because of the way an LCD panel forms an image, you never have to worry about image burn-in - great news for video game fans.
Sharp's AQUOS models use a special long-life lamp that's rated for 60,000 hours of use - that's the equivalent of viewing 8 hours per day, every day, for over 20 years! And energy-efficient AQUOS TVs consume 60% less power than comparably-sized tube-type direct-view TVs.
20" ASV (Advanced Super View) LCD Panel
is a Sharp proprietary panel with Black TFT low reflection coating.
allows for 480p (progressive) DVD compatibility.
High Brightness (430 cd/m**)
AQUOS Liquid Crystal Televisions are very bright, so you can put them anywhere -- even near windows, doors or other light sources -- and their picture will still be vivid.
allows you to display time of day on the screen.
170 degree /170 degree Viewing Angles
are so wide that you can view AQUOS Liquid Crystal Televisions from almost anywhere in the room!
60,000-Hour Lamp Life
Sharp's LCD backlight life is long enough to give you viewing pleasure for many years.
500:1 Contrast Ratio
provides incredible images whether you're watching dark or bright scenes!
20" Active Matrix (a-si TFT) LCD*
921,600 dots (480 x 640 x R/G/B=VGA)
170 degrees H / 170 degrees V
2.1W + 2.1W
Electronic PLL Tuner
8,000 degrees K
Y/Pr/Pb x 1
4-pin DIN x 1
Composite Video Input:
RCA x 2
Power Consumption AC:
With stand: (w x h x d) 24 51/64" x 18 9/16" x 9 53/64"
Without stand: (w x h x d) 24 51/64" x 15 1/64" x 3"
19.2 lbs. (with stand)
16.1 lbs. (without stand)
*Actual screen size 19 11/16" measured diagonally.
**Typical time for power output decrease of about one-half assuming continuous use in a room with normal lighting, normal brightness and temperature at 77 degrees F.
***As an ENERGY STAR partner, Sharp has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered mark.