Monday, January 09, 2012
CES: Sharp Comes With A 80-inch AQUOS 3D LED TV, 8K and
4K Displays, New Blu-ray Players And LED TVs
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Introducing more than 20 large screen 60-inch plus
class TVs, Sharp today announced its new line of AQUOS
LED TVs along with new Blu-ray disc players and
projectors at CES 2012.
Sharp will expand upon its selection of large-screen
LED TVs in 2012 by more than 20 models in screen size
classes of 60-inches or larger, many featuring 3D in
120Hz or 240Hz panel options. The AQUOS Quattron models
will feature the new Quad Pixel Plus II technology. All
Sharp AQUOS LED TVs meet or exceed ENERGY STAR version
5.3 standards, drawing a relatively small amount of
power for their screen sizes. According to Sharp, the
80" class LC-80LE632U is the most energy-efficient
flat-panel TV available today, as measured by power
consumption per square inch. On average, it costs just
$22 per year in electricity use to operate.
In September 2011, Sharp launched the industry's
largest LED TV with its 80-inch class LC-80LE632U,
providing more than twice the screen area of a 55-inch
TV. Today, Sharp is taking the 80-inch class TV to a
new dimension with the launch of the new LC-80LE844U.
Available in April, the full HD 1080p LC-80LE844U
features a clear 3D image, employing Sharp's Quattron
technology with full array LED backlighting and a newly
developed 240Hz AQUOS LCD panel to eliminate blur
during fast-moving video. The LC-80LE844U also boasts
built-in WiFi, 4 HDMI inputs and the new SmartCentral
Sharp is also introducing Quad Pixel Plus II, available
on the 60-inch (60 1/32" diagonal) and 70-inch (69 ½"
diagonal) classes Sharp AQUOS Quattron 8 and 9 series
LED TVs. The technology promises to offer even greater
detail, smoother lines and color transitions. Sharp is
improving picture quality even more in the 9 Series
with the introduction of full array LED backlighting
with local dimming, which provides deep black levels
and an optimal contrast ratio, while reducing energy
consumption. Local dimming allows specific groups of
LEDs to be dimmed for greater control of brightness and
darkness in different areas of the screen.
AQUOS connected TV owners have access to AQUOS
Advantage LIVE, Sharp's complimentary customer support
program. AQUOS Advantage Live allows trained advisors
to remotely connect via the Internet to AQUOS TVs to
assist with setup, troubleshooting and picture
optimization. And with LIVE answer, Sharp?s experts are
available to customers through a dedicated line,
providing remote access to representatives.
SmartCentral will be integrated in most of Sharp's new
2012 LED TVs, including the 6, 7, 8 and 9 Series.
SmartCentral, a newly designed and customizable user
interface, give consumers the ability to search for
content, browse the web and access many popular
applications, including Netflix, Hulu, Facebook,
CinemaNow and YouTube among others.
Another smart feature is Sharp AQUOS Beamzit, a free
media-sharing app that allows users to wirelessly send
photos, music and video to a Sharp AQUOS Wi-Fi enabled
television from their IOS or Android smart phone or
Sharp AQUOS Quattron 9 Series 3D LED TVs
Sharp's full HD 1080p 9 Series AQUOS Quattron 3D LED
TVs in screen size classes of 60- and 70-inches
(LC-60LE945U and LC-70LE945U) offer advanced LED
technology with Sharp's brightest Full HD Active 3D
panel. They incorporate Quattron Quad Pixel Plus II and
full array LED backlighting with local dimming. The
240Hz panel improves picture quality further by
eliminating blur and artifacts from fast-moving video.
The 9 Series features Sharp's new SmartCentral,
built-in WiFi and five HDMI inputs.
The 9 Series AQUOS Quattron 3D LED TVs will be
introduced in the U.S. next summer.
Sharp AQUOS Quattron 8 Series 3D LED TVs
Sharp?s 8 Series AQUOS Quattron 3D LED TVs in screen
size classes of 60-, 70- and 80-inches (LC-60LE847U,
LC-70LE847U and LC-80LE844U) offer a sleeker look with
a newly designed ultra-slim bezel with a black brushed
aluminum finish. The 80-inch class model features full
array LED, and the 60- and 70-inch class models are
edge-lit LED, all with Quattron Quad Pixel Plus II
technology and 240Hz.
Like the 9 Series, the 8 series offers full HD 1080p
with built-in WiFi and SmartCentral. The 8 Series
includes four HDMI inputs.
Sharp's 8 Series AQUOS Quattron 3D LED TVs series will
be introduced in April.
MSRP: LC-60LE847U, $3,199; LC-70LE847U, $4,199;
Sharp AQUOS 7 Series 3D LED TVs
Sharp's new 7 Series AQUOS 3D TVs models in screen size
classes of 60- and 70-inches (LC-60LE745U and
LC-70LE745U) also feature a newly designed ultra-slim
bezel design with a black-brushed aluminum finish.
These Full HD Active 3D edge-lit LED TVs feature
Sharp's AQUOS LCD Panel, full HD 1080p and 120Hz
refresh rate. The 7 Series also features built-in WiFi,
SmartCentral and four HDMI inputs. They will reach the
U.S. market in March.
MSRP: LC-60LE745U, $2,699; LC-70LE745U, $3,599
Sharp AQUOS 6/5 Series LED TVs
Sharp's 6/5 series comprises five different models in
screen size classes of 42-, 46-, 52-, 60- and 70-inches
(LC-42LE540U, LC-46LE540U, LC-52LE640U, LC-60LE640U,
LC-70LE640U) and includes an AQUOS LCD Panel, edge lit
LED backlighting, 120Hz Fine Motion Enhanced, and a new
narrow bezel design. Like other Sharp series, these
models offer built-in WiFi and access to Sharp?s newly
designed SmartCentral user interface (docking layout),
access to the apps and AQUOS Advantage Live (LE640
Series only). Four HDMI inputs offer multiple ports to
connect to your favorite devices.
The AQUOS 6/5 Series will be introduced in February
(LE640) and March (LE540).
MSRP: LC-52LE640U, $1,699; LC-60LE640U, $2,699;
Seeing is Believing with ICC-4K
Sharp is also unveiled its ICC-4K LED TV. Developed
jointly with I-cubed Research Center Inc, ICC-4K
provides four times 1080p resolution, resulting in a
much higher picture quality. ICC, Integrated Cognitive
Creation Technology, presents a clearer more lifelike
image. Sharp claims that the ICC-4K technology achieves
not only intelligently up-scales from HD to 4K but also
real-viewing equivalent to the natural world.
Sharp is also presenting a next generation
technological breakthrough through the demonstration of
8K resolution on an 85-inch (85 1/25" diagonal) screen
size class display. The world?s first 8K ultra high
definition capable display, with an astounding 7680 x
4320 resolution, the equivalent of 16x the resolution
of HDTV, presents an unprecedented level of incredibly
detailed, high quality images.
3D High Definition DLP Home Theater Projector
Sharp's latest 3D capable high-definition DLP home
theater projector - the XV-Z30000 - is providing 3D
visuals, it features 50000:1 contrast ratio and 1600
All Sharp front projectors incorporate mirror-based
components that use light more efficiently by bringing
more light from lamp to screen. In addition, with
Sharp's proprietary digital image ICs, the XV-Z30000
reproduces high quality 3D picture with low cross talk
The projector also features flexible installation with
center lens and lens shift; the center lens design
allows for easy adjustment; and the wide range
horizontal and vertical lens shift function allows for
flexible installation. In addition, with the motorized
lens shift function, users can select their preferable
setting position. The projector also has control
function with Creston, Control 4, AMX, and RS 232C port
and LAN control via network.
Other features include an 2x optical zoom and a resize
function (V-stretch) that allows users to choose a
2.35:1 wide aspect image (Cinema scope). It also
includes a One Touch Play function, which automatically
turns on the projector when the user pushes the
playback button of the playback equipment. Also, the
System Standby function places the playback equipment
into standby mode when the projector is turned off.
Connectivity options include two HDMI inputs.
Two sets of 3-D glasses are bundled with the projector,
which will be available in March 2012 at a
Manufacturer's Suggested List Price (MSLP) of
Multi-Functional Blu-ray Disc Players and Sound
Sharp also today unveiled two new multi-function
Blu-ray Disc players as well as a line of sound bars
and audio systems. These new products will be available
in spring of 2012.
At CES Sharp is showcasing two new Blu-ray Disc
players, the BD-AMS10U and BD-AMS20U. Both models
incorporate features from the new SmartCentral
interface; the "super picture" setting which "improves
image resolution by integrating pixel information from
lower resolution video from a DVD source or streaming
content and restores missing image information while
enhancing image details", according to Sharp; DLNA
interface; and AQUOS Pure mode which creates an
optimized color pallet for AQUOS TVs.
The BD-AMS10U player includes a USB interface and it is
wireless LAN ready for streaming content including
Netflix, VUDU and YouTube. It will be available in
March at an MSRP of $179.99.
The BD-AMS20U features a wireless LAN to easily connect
with the web and access online content, USB interface
for external hard drive ports, and a smart phone
interface via Mobile High-definition Link (MHL). Via
MHL, Android users can access and engage their mobile
apps and content (i.e. music and videos) via their home
entertainment system. While connected with the system,
the mobile device also receives power and is charged.
The player will be available in April for
Sound Bar Family
The new sound bar products for 2012 are offering
flexibility for any horizontal, vertical, or wall
HT-SL75: 2.1 system with a 1" (h) speaker bar that
matches the AQUOS TV line 60" ? 70" Horizontal /
Vertical. It also includes an auto on/circuit, HDMI
input 1.4a 3D Pass Thru and an active RMS 100W
subwoofer. Wall mounting hardware, vertical stands and
a HDMI cable are packaged with the unit. The HT-SL75 is
currently available in the U.S. for $329.99.
HT-SL77: 2.1 system with a 1" (h) center speaker for a
low profile design that is adjustable to match the
AQUOS TV line 46"/52"/60"/70" Horizontal and 60" / 70"
Vertical. It also incorporates a wireless subwoofer
that can be setup in any location, within a 25' range.
Wall mounting hardware, vertical stands, and a HDMI
cable are supplied with the model. It will be available
in April for about $450.