Sharp unveils bigger, more appealing AQUOS LED TV lineup for 2013
Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation, showcased some of the World’s Largest LED TVs at the recently concluded CES. The new TVs with Quattron Technology will come in at 60″, 70″ and 80″ screen size classes, and feature “striking slim designs”. The new TVs are part of Sharp’s new line of AQUOS LED TVs, and the lineup also includes the world’s largest LED TV, the monstrously huge 90-inch AQUOS.
The entry-level 6-Series will feature a 1080p display with AQUOMotion 240 (120Hz) as the main technology behind it, while the higher-end and more expensive models, the 7- and 8-Series will carry the same resolution features but with Quattron “color intensification” and AQUOMotion 480 and AQUOMotion 960 technology inside both. Smart TV functionality and 3D features are also a part of most of Sharp’s newly announced TV models. Sharp is kicking off the New Year with a mind boggling 18 new AQUOS LED TVs, in hopes that there’s at least one model for each. It’s disappointing to see that no TV in Sharp’s new lineup carries the 4K resolution that’s being pushed forward at the CES from other major electronics giants.
All three large screen series (6-, 7-, 8-Series) in the 2013 AQUOS lineup will be smart, with a dual-core processor, web browser and built-in Wi-Fi. The screen bezel is astonishingly slim, and that gives the TV its “striking new slim design”. The 8-Series also includes a silver plated O-shaped stand, giving the illusion of a floating TV. Bluetooth 3D glasses ensure that they are not subject to any interference.
The most economic model will retail at a price of around $1,500 USD for the 60-incher non-3D version, while the most expensive HDTV is set to be the 80-incher with a price tag of $6,500. No price on the 90-inch LED TV as of yet. Most of the models will be launched between February and April.
Salman Ravoof is a freelance writer, a mechanical engineer and an avid science and technology enthusiast. He likes creativity and is a great fan of fantasy and sci-fi genre. When not busy, he revels in experimenting and spends most of his time pondering about the existence of reality.
12 January, 2013