Aquos

  • Sharp announces world’s first four-primary-color, super-bright 3D LCD

    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

  • More LED-backlit LCD TVs: Sharp announces another four models

    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). LED-backlit LCD TVs are catching on, too, providing greater dynamic contrast compared with CCFL-backlit LCDs and making it possible to… Read More

  • Sharp and Mitsubishi to out new HDTVs in Japan

    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

  • AQUOS Audio: Sharp Japan announces new home cinema system

    Last weekend, Sharp Japan announced a new home cinema system (kind of), the so-called AQUOS Audio [JP], essentially racks with a built-in speaker system. Sharp is especially aiming at potential buyers who usually don’t have the space to set up full home theater systems. Read More

  • Sharp announces a bunch of new AQUOS LCD TVs (D series)

    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

  • AQUOS A: Sharp to roll out "green" AQUOS LCD TVs

    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

  • Review: Sharp Gaming Aquos 32-inch 1080p TV

    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

  • HN-PP150: Sharp Japan releases Aquos photo player / printer with HDMI port

    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… Read More

  • Sharp loves them some Blu-ray Profile 1.1 players

    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

  • Sharp AQUOS TVs help you find the Funspot

    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… Read More

  • Sharp floods Japan with new Internet TVs, Blu-ray recorders

    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… Read More