Sharp AQUOS BD Series LCD with Integrated Blu-ray
- Product Name: AQUOS BD series
- Manufacturer: Sharp
- Review Date: January 08, 2009 12:57
- First Impression: Pretty Cool
Sharp showed off an entire line of new AQUOS LCD TVs with built-in
Blu-ray disc players, for a convenient all-in-one home theater solution. The
Full-HD 1080p AQUOS BD series, which includes the 52-inch LC-52BD80U, 46-inch LC-46BD80U, 42-inch LC-42BD80U, 37-inch LC-37BD60U
and 32-inch LC-32BD60U combines a high definition television with a side-loading multi-slot for Blu-ray, DVD and CD content.
The series offers a single-step operation feature that turns on the TV and
activates play when a BD disc is inserted. In addition, the BD series features a
newly developed Advanced Super View "Superlucent" panel for a dramatically
bright and crisp picture with reduced reflection and a new AQUOS Pure Mode for
convenient optimized viewing of Blu-ray titles.
Sharp’s new ASV "Superlucent" panel applies an ultra-smooth finish
that minimizes gloss while intensifying panel brightness and contrast. The AQUOS
Pure Mode automatically senses the Blu-ray disc content and intelligently
adjusts display settings such as aspect ratio to optimize the movie image. The
LC-52BD80U, LC-46BD80U and LC-42BD80U further improve picture quality with Fine
Motion Enhanced technology for 120Hz Frame Rate Conversion, a 10-bit panel for
Deep Color compatibility and “de-judder” technology that results in the smooth
reproduction of film content. All five models offer fast pixel response time,
ensuring that viewers never miss a detail of high-definition content.
Additionally, Sharp’s "Spectral Contrast Engine" provides deep
blacks and high contrast ratios. This ultimate home entertainment series also
offers impressive 176 degree viewing angles, enabling the color reproduction to
appear bright and vivid from virtually anywhere in a room. Two components of the
Spectral Contrast Engine, Optical Picture Control (OPC), which automatically
adjusts luminance to room brightness and lighting conditions, and Brightness
Preservation picture processing also make these models very energy efficient. In
fact, all models in this series exceed the EPA's Energy Star certification
requirement by at least 15%.
1080p models have four HDMI inputs on the LC-52BD80U,
LC-46BD80U and LC-42BD80U and three on the LC-37BD60U and LC-32BD60U, as well as
two component video inputs, all of which are 1080p compatible. The HDMI
terminals all have 24p input capability for high-quality Blu-ray video
processing. All the models house a built-in ATSC and QAM
tuner for access to DTV channels. The units also feature an RS-232C connection for
custom installations and a separate PC input so the TV serves a dual purpose as a PC
The LC-52BD80U and LC-46BD80U will be available in February while the LC-42BD80U, LC-37BD60U, and LC-32BD60U will be available this month.
For more information please visit sharpusa.com.