Sharp will introduce into the Japanese market eight models in the DX Series of LED AQUOS LCD TVs with built-in Blu-ray Disc recorders (52V-, 46V-, 40V-, and 32V-inch screen sizes.
These models, which represent the third in the series of Blu-ray equipped AQUOS LCD TVs, feature next-generation LCD panels that employ Sharp's proprietary UV2A photo-alignment technology and LED backlight system that enables precise control of light output to deliver high image quality with a cinema contrast of 5,000,000:1. In addition, these models offer high energy efficiency that results in low energy consumption.
The new AQUOS models also feature the AQUOS High-Picture-Quality Master Engine and Preferred Image Sensor for automatically adjusting to viewers' preferred image settings. A home Network function enables users to play back recorded programs on an AQUOS Blu-ray Recorder located in another room. The new LCD TVs are also
compatible with AQUOS Familink II that provides an expanded feature set and a wider range of supported applications, via HDMI cable connection to peripheral equipment and devices.
Further, in addition to the convenience expected from the "all-in-one" integrated design, including simple and easy recording to Blu-ray Disc and playback of Blu-ray Disc and DVD titles, these models feature even more sophisticated recording functions, such as an extended recording time of up to 36 hours of full-HD video programming on a single Blu-ray Disc and BD-LIVE.
The supported recordable discs are BD-RE Ver. 2.1 (single layer/dual layer), BD-R Ver. 1.1/1.2/1.2LTH/1.3/1.3LTH (single layer/dual layer). The recorded video is compressed using the MPEG-2 TS, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 formats, while audio can be stored using the MPEG-2 AAC or Dolby Digital 2-channel compresion schemes.