Sharp TV models number 2011-2019 decode, explained


The history of Sharp TVs from 2000-2019

Sharp Corporation in the TV segment in 2000 suffered a loss from sales of its televisions. Competition from Korean TV manufacturers has increased. In 2014, Sharp decided to sell its TV business to other companies. As a result, the Sharp brand (TVs only) was sold. Except Japan and some other countries.
Sharp did not sell commercial display factories.

Sharp brand televisions in Europe

In Europe, the rights to manufacture TVs under the Sharp brand were bought by the Slovak concern SKYTEC UMC Management s. r. o. including Sharp and sold his TV factory in Poland. At first, UMC Management was unable to properly master the release of new TV models. And the Sharp concept has changed regarding its brand. In 2016, Sharp decided to regain control of the Sharp brand for TVs. In 2016, Sharp and UMC entered into an agreement. Under this agreement, a controlling stake in UMC was sold to Sharp. Thus, Sharp regained control of its brand Sharp (TVs) region of Europe. Since 2017, the production of Sharp televisions for Europe has been carried out by SKYTEC UMC Management s. r. o. A separate site has been created to promote consumer products under the Sharp brand

Brand Sharp TVs America

The American continent, in 2015, trademark rights for Sharp TVs were sold to Hisense Chinese concern, including a plant in Mexico. Hisense began selling its Sharp TVs in America. In 2016, Sharp initiated a lawsuit against Hisense. Due to the low quality of televisions sold under the Sharp brand, which is detrimental to the image of the company. In 2019, an agreement was reached between Hisense and Sharp to return the Sharp brand in America and production facilities back to Sharp. Sharp plans to resume production of TVs for the American continent at the end of 2019.

Sharp brand TVs Asia

Sharp retained the production of TV sets for Asia (Japan, China and some other countries, such as the United Arab Emirates). Sharp TVs are sold under the Sharp AQUOS brand. differ from TVs manufactured by other companies under license in that they install Sharp production screens. Because of this, their price is higher than that of other manufacturers.

Sharp TV Model Number 2019

In 2019, Sharp TVs received new model numbers. Which with slight variations will be applied to all Sharp TVs regardless of the region. This is the company’s policy of reverting to the unified brand and quality management of Sharp TVs.

An example of decoding the model number of Sharp TVs for 2019


  • 4T – TV screen resolution
    • 8T – 8K
    • 4T – 4K
    • 2T – Full HD
    • T – HD
  • C – LED TV
  • 65 – screen size diagonal inches
  • BJ3 – a TV series, in each series there are some features sound quality screen type, etc.
  • EF2NB – tuner type and design

TV models Sharp AQUOS Japan

Sharp TV model number 2015-2018 decode

This is one of the types of model numbers used by Hisense for Sharp TVs. Why for TVs Sharp used two types of model numbers. It depends on which factories make the assembly of TVs Mexico or China.

  • LC – TV
  • 55 – size screen
  • N – year
    • Q – 2018
    • P – 2017
    • N – 2016
  • 7000 – series
  • U – country for sale TV

Sharp TV model number 2015-2018 decode explained Europe


Decoding example, Sharp TV model numbers LC-55CUG8462KS

  • LC – It means that the product belongs to the TV
  • 55 – inch screen size

What is the matrix in a Sharp TV

  • С – type matrix screen on TV,  From 2017 this does not apply in the model number.
    • С – LED телевизор,
    • S – 3D support,
    • Х – screen with 4 colors RGBW (red, green, blue, white).

This designation was applied until 2017. Not used since 2017.

  • U – Screen resolution in this case, UHD or 4K
    • U – UHD
    • F – Full HD
    • H – HD

What year my TV Sharp

  • G – year model development, but even more correct release number. Sharp unlike other manufacturers to produce a model of the TV for several years, and for example at the beginning of 2016 have been released TVs with the letter F, and in the second half of the model with the letter G.
    • I – 2018
    • G – 2016-2017
    • F – 2015-2016
    • E – 2014-2015
  • 8 – series
  • 46 – model in the series
  • 2 – type tuners in TV
  • K – region for which released the TV, such as K – means that the TV is released in Ireland or the UK, it has support service broadcasting Saorview Ireland or support similar service Freeview HD for the UK.
  • S – S frame color screen – Silver.

Decode  Sharp TV model number from 2015


Decode  Sharp TV model number until 2015 (This TV is made by Sharp (Japan)

Decode old models Sharp TV until 2015


  • LCcode assigned by the manufacturer to indicate that the product belongs to the class televisions.
  • 60screen size  inches   LC-60ххххххх
  • LLCD    LC-60Lхххххх
  • 8series LC-60LЕ8хххх
  • 5year development  LC-60LЕ85ххх
  • ЕEurope

year development   LC-60LЕ857RU,

  • 3-2011
  • 4-2012
  • 5-2013
  • 6-2014

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  1. Hi,
    Could you please tell me the manufacturing year for a Sharp Aquos LC-42D43U ? Do you know if it will work with a digital antenna to receive a few local channels OTA? A relative of mine would like to buy this used model for $80 CAD and is wondering if it’s worth it. It seems to be in good condition & work well.

  2. Trying to figure out about our TV
    Model number LC-40-D68UT
    S/N 006838241. What year it was made and getting an owners manual, and what type of TV it is

  3. Trying to figure out about my TV.
    Model number LC-40D68UT
    S/N 006838241
    We bought it at Sears
    What type of TV and year it was made , trying to get an owners manual

  4. Hi … Planning to buy a Tv. Can U pls tell me about Sharp LED Tv model 4T-C60CK1X. The year & country of manufacturing and whether it was made by Sharp itself or some others.
    Thanks in advance.

  5. I was wondering if you could tell me a little bit about the sharp aquos model # LC-52D65U
    And its value

    • Salut, c’est une vieille télé de 2007. Le MAC ne peut être connecté que par câble, par exemple HDMI

  6. TAB
    I have an LC-60LE820UN can’t figure out the year.
    But moist importantly the power just cutoff in the middle of show. I have ensure good power to the outlet and that the remote works with the peripherals. Nothing.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance,


  7. Hi,

    I have Sharp TV model number 39LE350E with 4 HDMI ports. I would like to use an Amazon Firestick on it but I am not sure if the HDMI ports are compatible due its age.

    Is it possible please?

    Thanks in advance for your help.



  8. Wow, you have taken the time to answer so many people’s questions. What a blessing! Don’t know if you have time anymore to answer one more but my brother passed away last year 2020 and I had his Sharp TV that was bought in 2018. I was trying to use your decoding just to see but couldn’t find one with the L & B in it.. It’s LC-43LBU591 and another place says all that with a U at the end. Assuming it is a 2018 tv 43 inch, I believe it has Roku (even tho I do not know what that is right now). We haven’t set it up yet. He bought it from Best Buy, USA.

    • Model 2016
      Roku Yes
      Manufactured by Hisense


      For product inquiries or accessibility assistance, please contact us with the information below: product is manufactured for Best Buy China Ltd, as trustee for Best Buy China, and distributed andwarranted by Best Buy Purchasing, LLC(7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, Minnesota, U.S.A. 55423-3645) under brand license by SHARPCorporation.©2017 Best Buy China LTD. All rights reserved. SHARP is a registered trademark of Sharp Corporation; used under license by Hisense International(Hong Kong) America Investment Co., Limited All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

  9. I’m having trouble decoding these
    1) LC-60LE745U
    s/n 203822972
    2) LC-70LE745U
    s/n 205821773
    3) LC-60LE745U
    s/n 202811558

  10. I have a model LC-20B2UA that my husband, now deceased, left me, but I can’t seem to figure out where the power cord plugs into this TV. I tried calling Sharp, and Hisence answered but one person hung up on me when I gave him the model #; the next one said she would transfer me, but sent me to a number that was no longer in service. So, I’m reaching out for help here. Thank you.

    • Your TV has an external power supply (AC adapter) that connects to the TV with a DC 13V round connector. Look for the power supply, a small rectangular black box. Or you can buy a new adapter

  11. I have a Sharp TV model #LC-80LE650U. Can someone decipher the code for me? I also have the serial # if needed. Trying to decide on using it or selling it. Is it a good TV? It was given to me at no cost

    • This is a 2013 model of TV. Manufactured by Sharp, the TV has an LED screen made by Sharp, Full HD screen resolution, frame rate 120 per second.
      It’s not a bad TV, but a little outdated by today’s standards

    • Produced SKYTEC UMC Management s. r. o.
      but there is no such model on the official website.
      Cheap Chinese product, made in China OMD manufacturers.
      Brief description, the TV is very bad.
      2019 – year

  12. We were given a LC-32GD4UM
    Need to know if it has HTMI capability?
    We don’t have cable can a dvd/blue ray be hooked up?
    Is it WiFi accessible?
    What year is it?

    • AV in, COMPONENT in
      AV in, COMPONENT in
      S-VIDEO in, AV in
      HDMI in (Type-A) with HDCP
      Audio in, DVI-I in with HDCP
      2004 – year

  13. Curious what year this one is: Sharp C-3704S

    It’s an old TV. I just replaced it with something modern ;).

  14. My tv has all components from a sharp LC-60E69U, but it is a Starvision LTV6009B. All I require are the CCFL back lights or the LED upgraded lights.
    Please help

    • If your TV is assembled after 2016, it is Hisense. It is not possible to know anything by the serial number.Tell us the model number of your TV.

    • this is a TV model modification LC-70LE640U
      LC–code assigned by the manufacturer to indicate that the product belongs to the class televisions.
      70–screen size inches
      C–LCD screen illumination with lamps, not LEDs
      4–year development 2012
      00 – model
      U – North America

  15. How I am trying to find out the manufacturer day of my TV

    I’ve got a serial number
    And a model number Can anybody help
    Serial number
    k 208033741

    Model number

    • Sharp TVs are made by different companies. In Japan, TVs are manufactured by Sharp. In the USA, Canada, Mexico, Hisense was produced until 2019. Since 2019, the brand has returned to Sharp, but television production has not begun. Europe to from 2012 to 2017 UMC (Universal Media Corporation) order TVs in China. Since 2017, UMC has been a joint venture with Sharp.
      Therefore, it is very difficult to determine something by the model number.


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