Sharp took their LCD technology to the next level at the 2006 CES Expo with one-of-a-kind innovations and increased performance. The new line of large-screen AQUOS HDTVs feature enhanced contrast ratio, increased viewing angles and response times that are among the fastest in the industry. Sharp also further expanded its large-screen offerings with new additions to its DLP front projection lineup.
Sharp's manufacturing plants helps the company offer what is arguably (but just barely) the most comprehensive flat-panel LC-TV selection, with more than 65 models in screen sizes ranging from 13- to 65-inches.
Sharp adds a new screen size offering to its already extensive lineup of HDTV AQUOS Liquid Crystal Televisions with the elegantly-styled 57-inch LC-57D90U HDTV AQUOS Liquid Crystal Television. The LC-57D90U has full 1080p (1920 x 1080) true 16:9 resolution for a sensational high-definition viewing experience, and includes a built-in CableCARD slot that allows users to enjoy one-way high-definition programming without an extra set-top box. The 57-inch AQUOS features Sharp's proprietary new 5-wavelength backlight system that is designed to provide an enhanced color spectrum to produce more vivid, deeper reds and greens than previously possible. It also includes Sharp's proprietary multi-pixel technology that enables a contrast ratio of 1500:1, enhanced Quick Shoot video circuitry for an unparalleled response time of 4 ms and wider viewing angles (176 degrees), so users can view the television from virtually anywhere in the room. Additionally, the LC-57D90U features dual HDMI, HD component, DVI-I and DTVLink advanced digital interfaces. Available in a titanium finish with detachable bottom speakers, the LC-57D90U will be available in March for a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $15,999.99.
AQUOS Widescreen Series (models LC-45D90U, LC-37D90U and LC-32D50U)
The new Widescreen Series of HDTV AQUOS Liquid Crystal Televisions, available in 45-, 37- and 32-inch screen sizes, feature Sharp's proprietary multi-pixel technology. This enables a high contrast ratio of 1200:1, enhanced Quick Shoot video circuitry for faster pixel response time (6 ms) and wider viewing angles (176 degrees). The 45- and 37-inch models feature full 1080p (1920 x 1080) HDTV resolution. They also include Sharp's new proprietary 4-wavelength backlight system that provides a wider color spectrum including deeper, more vivid reds than previously possible. The LC-32D50U has 1366 x 768 resolution for viewing HD programming. Additionally, all units in this series include dual HDMI, HD component, DVI-I for PC compatibility and the DTVLink advanced digital interface. These elegantly-styled models are available in a titanium finish with detachable bottom speakers (models LC-45D90U and LC-37D90U) or fixed bottom speakers (model LC-32D50U). The LC-45D90U, LC-37D90U and LC-32D50U will be available in May for Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRPs) of $4,999.99, $3,499.99 and $2,299.99, respectively.
AQUOS D40U Series (models LC-45D40U, LC-37D40U, LC-32D40U and LC-26D40U)
The new widescreen 45-, 37-, 32- and 26-inch HDTV AQUOS D40U Liquid Crystal Televisions features Sharp's proprietary multi-pixel technology that enables a sharper contrast ratio of 1200:1, enhanced Quick Shoot video circuitry for faster pixel response time (less than 6 ms) and wider viewing angles (176 degrees). The newly-designed series features an elegant piano black finish with fixed bottom speakers and a detachable table stand for wall-mounting flexibility. With 1366 x 768 resolution and built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners, consumers can enjoy the latest HDTV programming. Models LC-45D40U, LC-37D40U, LC-32D40U and LC-26D40U will be available in March for Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRPs) of $3,999.99, $2,999.99, $1,999.99 and $1,299.99, respectively.
This new 20-inch AQUOS is the first model in Sharp's extensive LC-TV line-up to offer true 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and 1366 x 768 resolution for 720p HDTV compatibility in a 20-inch screen size. Perfect for a smaller or secondary television-watching space, the widescreen format allows movies to be seen in the aspect ratio originally intended by the director. The LC-20D30U provides an 800:1 contrast ratio, and multiple placement options with 170-degree viewing angles. In addition, the LC-20D30U includes HD compatibility, HDMI and PC compatibility, and features a new black matte finish with black side accents, bottom speakers and a removable table stand, for a variety of placement options. Model LC-20D30U will be available in February for a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $899.99.
AQUOS S5U Series (models LC-20S5U and LC-15S5U)
The new 15- and 20-inch 4:3 AQUOS models are Enhanced Definition LC-TVs that feature 480p compatibility for viewing progressive DVDs. These models have fixed bottom speakers and a silver finish with black side trim that complements any décor. The S5U series includes Optical Picture Control (OPC) for automatic brightness adjustment to accommodate a room's lighting conditions; NTSC, PAL and SECAM video playback capability; HD compatible input; and a high brightness level. Model LC-20S5U will be available in March for a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $749.99 and model LC-15S5U will be available in June for an MSRP of $549.99.
Widescreen Liquid Crystal TelevisionDVD Combos, models LC-26DV20U and LC-20DV20U:
The new Widescreen LC-26DV20U and LC-20DV20U LC-TVs provide a slim, versatile, all-in-one television and video solution. Both units feature HDMI and HD component inputs for high-definition compatibility when connected to a separate set-top box. A built-in progressive-scan DVD Player loads discs into the TV from the side, keeping the sleek appearance of the unit and creating a complete home theater solution. The DV20U Series provides a high contrast ratio (800:1) and wide viewing angles (170 degrees). The 26" model is an HDTV and includes built-in NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuners. The 20-inch model is an HDTV Monitor offering HD compatibility and PC connectivity. These televisions are silver and feature bottom-placed speakers that will complement any decor. The LC-26DV20U and LC-20DV20U will be available in May for MSRPs of $1,199.99 and $899.99 respectively.
For more information on Sharp's full line of Liquid Crystal Televisions, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07430, or call 800-BE-SHARP. For online product information, visit www.sharpusa.com .