Sharp has unveiled three new high-end models at CES 2010, including a gigantic 68 inch flat panel TV. This year Sharps line-up will be bigger, thinner and more beautiful than ever.
FlatpanelsHD presents the Sharp LE920, LE820, and LE810 series. The new super slim LED-TVs (LCD TV with LED Edge) also feature Sharp's new Quad-Pixel technology.
Sharp LE920 LED
LE920 is Sharp's new flagship model measuring only 4 centimeters in depth. One of the main focuses in the new Sharp's ranges has been on design and Sharp has created a beautiful, elegant look with a all-in-one glass front.
LE920 will be available in 52-inches (LC-52LE920), 60-inches (LC-60LE920) and gigantic 68-inches (LC-68LE920), made possible by the new Sakai LCD production facility. All three LE920 models features Sharp's new X-Gen panel with Edge LED backlight.
LE920 will also be one of the first models to incorporate Sharpâ€™s new panel technology Quad Pixel. Instead of traditional LCD panels that use RGB (red, green, blue), Sharp has added Y (yellow) in order to market the so-called YRGB panel. Sharp says that the addition of the yellow colour provides more distinct and accurate colours.
- "We have changed the way an LCD TV produces an image with the new four-primary-color technology, Allowing us two broaden the visual experience and immers consumers in a new world of color." says Mikio Katayama, president of Sharp Corporation.
The LE920 series also boasts AquoMotion 200 Hz technology and a response time of 4 ms.
The new flagship also has the ability to go online and exploit the rapidly expanding media content on the internet. With the new Aquos Net functionality users can gain access movie rental through Netflix as well as other services.
Sharp also points out that LE920 has obtained the Energy Star 4.0 label.
LE920 series will be available in May 2010.
LE820 is the step down from LE920. LE820 will be available in 60-inches (LC-60LE820), 52-inches (LC-52LE820), 46-inches (LC-46LE820) and 40-inches (LC-40LE820).
LE820 series has a much similar design with a front glass covering the frame and picture panel. By using a Edge LED backlight Sharp has reduced the thickness of the TV to 4 centimeters.
The model also supports the Sharp NET in order to access the Internet, as well as Sharp's new X-Gen panel with Quad Pixel Panel.
LE820 does not feature the same 200 Hz system as LE920 but a 100 Hz system instead. You will also find a USB input on LE820 that is limited to pictures and music (and no video).
The Sharp LE820 series will be available from March 2010. The models LC-60LE820, LC-52LE820, LC-46LE820 and 40 LC-40LE820 will be priced at $3,999, $2,999, $2,399 and $2,199, respectively.
Finally, Sharp has announced the LE810 model, which is the step down from LE820. The LE810 series features 60â€ť (LC 60LE810), 52â€ť (LC 52LE810), 46â€ť (LC 46LE810) and 40â€ť (LC-40LE810) models.
LE810 has many of the same features as LE820 series besides from the glass design. LE810 still has a Edge LED backlight, the new Quad Pixel Panel, and 100 Hz.
LE810 incorporates AQUOS Net, and a USB input that supports music and photos.
All models in LE810 range will be available from March 2010. Prices: $3,499, $2,599, $2,099 and $1,799.
Sharp's new Sakai plant is the cornerstone in the production of 60-inch and 68-inch panels.
The Sakai plant will also supply the new Quad Pixel panels to Philips and Sony later in 2010. Sharp's models are, however, the first ones to utilize the new quad pixel structure.
FlatpanelsHD will soon receive the first samples from the new Sharp 2010 line-up for reviews. Subscribe to our Newsletter to receive e-mails when new reviews are online