Corrected 6/20/12

Sharp the maker of LCD panels, copiers, microwaves and other consumer electronics products just broke the consumer HDTV size and price barrier with the New York City debut of its 90-inch HDTV. This giant TV beats all of its competition which currently top out at just 65-inches, it’s also the most expensive, with a retail price of $10,999.99.

The LC-90LE745U is a highly featured television with Full HD 1920 x1080 resolution, Smart TV with movie and TV content from Netflix, CinemaNow, Hulu Plus and Vudu. It is also 3D capable and includes two pair of active 3D glasses.

How It Looked

The LC-90LE745U produced a bright, vivid image. The anti-glare screen is the same found in the LC-80LE632 we reviewed here. Unlike a number of other Sharp Aquos LED TVs, this 90-incher (diagonally measured) does not use a yellow sub-pixel in addition, just the the normal red, blue and green ones found on all other HDTVs.

The LC-90LE745U weighs in without included table stand at 142 lbs. It uses an aluminum screen bezel similar to the ones found in its Elite TV line-up. The depth comes in at about 5-inches.

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Power consumption is rated at 138 watts making it inelegible for the Energy Star certification, which has an arbitrary top of 108 watts. A Sharp executive noted the cost of operation is just $28 a year based upon the Energy Star usage criteria. This HDTV is backlit with 500 white LEDs.

Where Its Sold

Sharp is limiting sales to brick and mortar stores including Best Buy’s Magnolia, PC Richard, Abt Electronics and HH Gregg, and is shipping now.

More Information

Here is a link to the LC-90LE945 press release  and Spec Sheet .



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