Headed for a launch on October 1, 2006, the Sharp’s new DLP projector, XV-Z21000 will offer you the preeminent Home theater environment. The XV-Z21000 projects a full resolution of 1,920×1,080 and its Dual Iris mechanism provides native contrast improvement with a contrast ratio of 12:000:1. It also features the BrilliantColor technology that manages the color depth and the quality of picture. It also integrates HDMIx2 ports, RS-232C, HD and DD connectivity that give you plenty of options. With a weight of 9.5kg, the XV-Z21000 has around 3000 hours of lamp life. Well, it is going to pick on your pockets as the XV-Z21000 comes with a hefty price tag of $10,870 attached to it.
Sharp has done a spectacular job by introducing the new 57-inch AQUOS LC-57D90U LCD HDTV but I think it failed to justify the hefty price tag of $16,000 around its neck. For your kind info, the so-called 1080p LCD doesn’t even allows 1080p over HDMI and even if compared with other LCD HDTVs, the LC-57D90U takes long 10 seconds to lock up to a 3:2 sequence. Except for its comparatively larger screen, it doesn’t boast anything that counts for the $16,000 tag. On the other hand, I will give full points to its scaler, 4ms response time and impressive video deinterlacing. But, if you are going to buy the AQUOS LC-57D90U LCD HDTV, I won’t advice you to do so. The much better option is to buy two or three smaller sized LCDs for your different rooms.
Sharp is in full spirits to exploit the HDTV market as it has announced a horde of six Full HD TVs in which three are designed with side speakers and the rest of three with bottom speaker design. The screen size will be of three sizes- 42′, 46′ and 52′ boasting 1920×1080 and brightness at 450cd/m2 These new big screens will boast the Black Advanced Super View Full-Spec HD LCD Panel featuring the world’s fastest full-motion video response rate of 4 msec. The sound quality will be superb, thanks to the 1-Bit Digital Amplifier and High Aperture Ratio Speaker System. You would also find a new remote this time with this Aquos series. No words on pricing until now.
The four new Aquos Full HD LCD screens from Sharp are heading to hit the shelves in UK stores. All the four models fall under Sharp’s LC-XD1E series with a screen size ranging from 37 inches to 52 inches. The screens deliver fine HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 along with its capability to accept 1080p native signal. The bigger ones including the LC-46XD1E and LC-52XD1E offer a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 with its Dynamic Contrast Enhancement mode (2000:1 otherwise) and a 4ms response time while the lower-end LC-42XD1E and LC-37XDE1E come with a 6ms response time (still impressive) along with a 1,200:1 contrast ratio. All the four LCDs feature Freeview tuners, two HDMI inputs, Sharp’s four-wavelength backlight system and high-gloss black finish.
Redefining pixel-line resolution, which is 4,096 x 2,160, almost four times that of normal HDTV, Sharp has crop up with its 64-inch LCD at the Ceatec technology trade show. Now you will be able to divide the screen into four quarters and display four high-definition videos at the same time. You will have to wait for a while to catch spirals of cloud on your new HDTV since it would take some time to get into the market. It will cost you about $6,000.
Sharp is rounding out the company’s line of full HD home entertainment products at CEDIA 2006 with introducing new AQUOS® 1080p LCD TVs and its first 1080p DLP™ front projector. The 46-and 52-inch large screen AQUOS HDTVs along with the 42-inch model mark the introduction of three new screens to the brand. All of these brands feature 1080p resolution. In addition to LCD TV, Sharp is further broadening its television line with an extensive line of high-definition front projectors that feature the award-winning Texas Instruments DLP technology. AQUOS Widescreen 1080p Models Sharp is expanding its wide range of AQUOS models with the introduction of three large-screen 1080p HDTV AQUOS Liquid Crystal Televisions, available in 42-, 46- and 52-inch screen sizes. All three models will be available in October, the LC-42D62U for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $2,499.99, the LC-46D62U for an MSRP of $3,499.99, and the LC-52D62U for an MSRP of $4,799.99. Flagship DLP 1080p Home Theater Front Projector (model XV-Z20000): Sharp brings home theater to the forefront with the new XV-Z20000, utilizing a single .95″ DMD chip from Texas Instruments. This groundbreaking 1080p projector has a native resolution of “full HD” 1920 x 1080 for true 16:9 widescreen movie viewing, producing clear vivid images. The XV-Z20000 will be available in October for an MSRP of $11,999.99. AQUOS D40U Series (models LC-37D40U, LC-32D40U and LC-26D40U) Widescreen 37-, 32- and 26-inch HDTV AQUOS D40U Liquid Crystal Televisions further bolster Sharp’s unmatched selection of sophisticated designs and its superior-performing LCD TVs. This series features a contrast ratio of 1200:1, enhanced Quick Shoot video circuitry for 6 ms pixel response time and wide viewing angles (176 degrees). Models LC-37D40U, LC-32D40U and LC-26D40U are currently available for MSRPs of $2,299.99, $1,599.99 and $1,099.99, respectively.
Sharp is making a comeback in the LCD TV market and with a vengeance. Last year it lost some ground to rivals because it did not upgrade to next generations manufacturing technology while the others did. The company has started making TVs out of glass from its 8th generation Kameyama plant. Sources say that out of 2.16 meters by 2.46 meters of a glass sheet six LCDs can be made where as earlier the ratio was only two to three 52-inch panels out of smaller glass sheets being used earlier. Earlier at CEATEC Sharp exhibited a 64-inch LCD monitor that provides a resolution that is four times normal HD (high definition). This prototype supports 4096×2160 resolution, which is double the normal HD resolution. What will be interesting to see in coming month’s holiday season prices by Sharp.
Sharp has joined the race in developing cheaper LCD TVs just like Samsung and Toshiba, with LC-32GD8E. Sharp will sell this 32-incher for around £700-£800. Being cheap the TV does not compromise on the quality. The LC-32GD8E displays razor-sharp images and is truly an eye candy. The main things that have been sacrificed by Sharp are the interfaces as there is only one HDMI socket and the component video and the VGA inputs have been integrated into a single socket. If you ignore these minor things, the TV is a winner all the way…
Yes, we’re sick of the ‘Blur’ output most of the available televisions give and it has been a major problem associated with LCD TVs. Many big companies like Samsung, Sharp, and Sony are working out new methods to remove this chronic irritation. First, we should talk about the reason that causes blur. It is actually the result of human visual system. Our brain anticipates the next move of a moving object if this mental anticipation does not synchronizes with the actual image then we see a blurry image. A technology known as MCFI (motion-compensated frame interpolation) can help reduce blur to a great extent as using this technology the number of images per second can be doubled. The new technology refreshes TV images at 120 to 100 hertz, or 120 to 100 times a second, versus the 60-hertz rate of typical LCDs. This new technique will bring down the response time from 15milliseconds to just 8milliseconds. JVC has actually started selling a few 120 hertz LCD TVs with interpolation. Samsung is also looking forward to implement this technology in its new LCD TVs. Sharp expects to be the first company to put it into eight-generation fab 1080p HD TVs.
Sharp has unveiled its two new Full HDTV’s in 32′, LC-32GS10 and LC-32GS20. Both these models promise high quality picture with a 1920×1080 resolution. The models have high contrast ratio of 2000:1 and can maintain perfect brightness up to 450cd/m2 due to Black ASV technology employed. They can be easily connected to external devices with built in 2 HDMI ports and an iLink port. The positioning of speakers marks the only difference in these two models as LC-32GS10 has speakers at the bottom and LC-32GS20 features them on each side. Price: 1820.00 Euros