Sharp is introducing a second generation widescreen 32-inch (LC-32GP3U) Full HD 1080p AQUOS LCD TV, created specifically for gamers.
Available in three colors, black (LC-32GP3U-B), a dark wine red (LC-32GP3U-R) and white (LC-32GP3U-W), the new gaming series sports a new slim-line design, with a smaller footprint, as well as a unique swivel stand. The bottom-placed speaker design reduces the overall width of the TV for a better fit inside cabinets and armoires.
The Vyper Drive feature reduces the lag time between the game console input and the TV display to imperceptible levels. A "Game Mode" button on the remote control provides gamers quick access to the side terminal inputs, which are positioned for convenient connection to a video game console and also activates Vyper Drive. Additionally, the user can change the Vyper Drive and Game Mode to a different input if they choose to connect to a rear terminal. A subwoofer audio output allows an active subwoofer connection.
The GP3U model is equipped with a full array of connection options, including two sets of component inputs and three HDMI version 1.3 (x.v.ColorTM), inputs, all compatible with 1080p signals from Blu-Ray and advanced gaming devices. The LC-32GP3U also supports 1920 x 1080 24 frames per second high-definition video for displaying cinematic content in its native format when played from a compatible video source. PC connectivity is enabled through the 15-pin D-sub terminal or through the use of a DVI-I to HDMI adapter.
The GP3U set touts Full HD 1080p resolution, with Sharp?s proprietary Advanced Super View Panel and a 4-wavelength backlight system, for deeper reds. Other features include a 10,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio and a pixel response time of 6ms.
As with all HD AQUOS models, the 32-inch set comes with built-in ATSC, clear QAM and NTSC tuners, offering compatibility with all available analog and digital over-the-air and cable TV programming. It also features a viewing angle of 176 degrees and a brightness rating of 450 cd/m2. The backlight system provides 60, 000 viewing hours under normal viewing conditions.
All three AQUOS models will be available in December for a Manufacturer?s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,599.99.