We all know Sharp is particularly strong in the LCD panel space, which means it’s not a big surprise the company is the first to announce a 3D LCD with four base colors (Sharp has added yellow to the usual trio of red, green and blue). The company also claims the new screen is about 80% brighter than conventional models, boasting the highest brightness in the industry. → Read More
LED-backlit panels are becoming more and more mainstream, with nearly every 16:9 laptop coming out lately boasting that feature. Apple said as early as 2008 they would start using LED backlights for every one of their notebooks (and the iPad has those, too).
Both Sharp and Mitsubishi have announced new LCD TVs for the Japanese market, and both devices seem to be pretty interesting. They will be available over here as early as next month, with neither Sharp nor Mitsubishi having said anything about an international release yet. → Read More
Sharp Japan today announced the AQUOS LCD TV D series [JP,] consisting of a total of four new models sized between 32 and 52 inches. The TVs will hit stores in Nippon June 10th with Sharp yet to reveal their international distribution plans. → Read More
Sharp Japan announced three new “green” AQUOS LCD TVs today [JP], the so-called AQUOS A series, which follows the BD and E series. The new models come in three different sizes: 40 inches (LC-40AE6), 46 inches (LC-46AE6) and 52 inches (LC-52AE6). All TVs feature full HD resolution. → Read More
This attractive, wine-colored Sharp Aquos HDTV is aimed at gamers with a few specific features. Its 32 inches may not satisfy the more home theater-orientated of you, but maybe its wealth of inputs and the mysterious “Vyper Drive” will make it worth your while.
Read on for our full review. → Read More
Sharp Japan today announced the HN-PP150 [JP], a combination of photo player and printer that will be released in Nippon under the Aquos brand January 28 next year (price: $250). It’s sized at 234.5×205×89mm. The DLNA-compliant HN-PP150 can print pictures taken with mobile phones or digital cameras in JPEG format (thermal wax transfer, 300×300ppi). Users can choose between postcard-sized… → Read More
Yeah, there isn’t too much to say about either of these players. They both have HDMI 1.3 and support BD Live Profile 1.1. The little guy on top, the BD-HP50U, goes for $450 while the BD-HP21U is $350. Moving on. → Read More
Can’t get enough Sudoku on your laptop, mp3 player, smartphone, dumbphone, portable Sudoku player, gaming console, or from one of those little Sudoku books? Fear not! Now you can get it beamed straight to your TV. Accedo Broadband today announced that they have added their “Funspot” casual gaming service to any net-enabled Sharp AQUOS TV. Through the Sharp AQUOS Net feature… → Read More
In the coming weeks, Sharp will roll out a total of 13 TVs and three Bluray recorders in Japan. On June 1st, 7 new models of the Sharp Aquos GX5 and GH5 series will hit J-Land. Panel sizes range from 26″ ($1,500) to 52″ ($4,800). While the five new GX5 TVs feature full-HD and a contrast ratio of 2,000:1, the two lower-priced GH5 models come HD-ready only and with a contrast ratio of… → Read More
The 1080p Sharp Aquos D64U series is about 25% thinner and 20% lighter than previous Aquos models. The new TVs have a subtle, understated look and will be available in 65-, 52-, 46-, and 42-inch screen sizes. Recessed speakers and side terminals will make wall mounting easier. Using Sharp’s Advanced Super View (ASV) technology, the LCDs achieve a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and a 4ms response… → Read More
Now that the iPhone has been launched and it’s the utter failure we all expected it to be we return you to our regularly scheduled ranting and raves. We’ll start with Sharp Japan announcing 16 new G-Series 120Hz AQUOS LCD TVs. The 37-, 42-, 46- and 52-inch sets are equipped with an ultra-thin 8.1cm panel. All models feature three HDMI ports, component, DVI, two FireWire, S/PDIF digital audio… → Read More
It’s an incremental upgrade to be sure, but Sharp’s Aquos 912SH cellphone embodies something that’ll never take off here: mobile TV. In the Far East, however, it’s quite popular, making this phone a little more valuable there. It’s got standard-for-Japan features like HSDPA, a 3-megapixel camera with flash, e-mail and Web support and 3-inch 480 x 800-pixel resolution… → Read More