CES 2012 Sharp’s HDTV Line
Sharp’s new models are big as the company continues to migrate its image and marketing to be known as “the big screen HDTV maker”. Sharp brings to CES five new series topping out with an 80-Inch 3D Smart TV. Read on for details.
Sharp’s 945 series is its top of the line and includes its 1080p Quad Pixel Plus II (red, blue, green, yellow) LCD panels with active Full HD 3D using its 3D X-Gen Panel. Sharp claims its new panel is the brightest panel its ever produced. Other improvements are 3D depth enhancement, full LED backlight with local dimming (available in the Elite line this is a first under the Sharp nameplate). Other enhancements are 240Hz (likely to be 120 Hz with scanning backlight as in its Elite models).
Smart TV functions include a newly designed user interface with full screen or dock views caled SmartCentral, an Internet browser and more that 100 services and apps including CinemaNow, NetFlix and Vudu and Aquos Advantage Live online customer support. 945 models include built-in WiFi and 5 HDMI inputs.
The 945s ship in June in the 60 and 70-Inch screen sizes.
The 847 models use a “Quad Pixel” LCD panel and offer the same functionality as the 945 but in an edge lit LED array instead of full backlight. The series is ultra slim with a narrow bezel with brushed aluminum finish. This model includes 3D, 240 Hz refresh, built-in WiFi, 4 HDMI inputs and all the same Smart TV functions. The 847s are available in April in the 60 and 70-Inch screen sizes.
Edge lit LEDs with 120 Hz refresh, 3D, ultra slim with narrow bezel with brushed aluminum finish, 3D, Smart TV, WiFi built-in and 4 HDMI inputs. The 745s ship in March in the 60 and 70-Inch screen sizes.
Features include X-Gen three color sub-pixel (red,blue,green) LCD panel, edge lit LEDs. 120 Hz, ultra slim design with narrow bezel, Smart TV, built-in WiFi and 4 HDMI inputs. Shipping in March the 640 series is available in the 52,60 and 70-Inch screen sizes. The 540 models ship in March in the 42 and 46-Inch screen sizes.
XV-Z30000 DLP Front Projector
Sharp’s latest 3D front projector ships next month. Here is a list of features as appears in its press release.
Center Lens 3D Full HD DLP Theater Projector
Lens Shift Horizontal / Vertical Shift for accurate setup
Exceptional 3D Image Quality Free From Cross Talk
Two Pair 3D Glasses and Built-in IR Emitter included
3D Glasses have both 3D and 2D selection modes
50,000:1 High Contrast Ratio
1,600 ANSI lumens High Brightness
Image Shift + Eco Quiet Mode
2 Iris modes Brightness / Contrast
6x Speed / 6 Segment Primary (RGB) Color Wheel for Natural Color Reproduction
2.35: 1 Cinema Scope Vertical Stretch mode
Dual HDMI Terminals (Ver. 1.4 – 3D over HDMI)
Component / S-Video / Computer Inputs
HQV Reon VX-210 Imaging Processor incorporated
Gamma Adjustment and Color Management System
RS-232 Control Port + 12 Volt Trigger + RJ45 LAN
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