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CES2010: Sharp introduces quad-pixel series HDTVs

Today Sharp announced their new lineup of Sharp AQUOS HDTV's, with innovating technology in display colour. Sharp has taken the leap forward from the traditional RBG primary colours, adding in yellow as the fourth primary colour (RBGY), in what they call, Quad-Pixel technology.

The new series of Sharp AQUOS will be able to produce 1 trillion colours, from the standard 1 billion colours in conventional HDTV's. The new lineup of Sharp AQUOS LE will come equipped with LED backlight technology, and be full 1080P LED TV's.

Sharp's new lineup will use as much power as a single lightbulb (115W), 50% reduction from conventional LCD HDTV's (52-inch), and up to 80% over CCFL lghts. Sharp promises to display sharper and better images than ever before, with blacker blacks and whiter whites on their new series lineup.

All new Sharp LED HDTV's will be Internet equipped with Netflix and Twitter Integration, called "Twitter for Sharp", using AquosNet.

Sharp's new lineup will include the LE920 full HD X-Gen panel, four primary colours (RGBY), 240Hz AquoMotion, 1.6-inch thin LED panel, in 52, 60, and 68-inch, available May 2010. Sharp also announced their LE820 and LE810 models with full HD X-Gen panel, four primary colours (RGBY), 120Hz, UltraBrilliant Edge-Lit LED, 1.6-inch thing LED panel, in 40, 46, 52, and 60-inch, available March 2010.

Sharp's LC-60E88UN AQUOS LED HDTV will only be available in a 60-inch model, 240Hz, 4-HDMI ports and high contract ratio. Their D78/D68 series HDTV's will support 120Hz, full 1080p HD, in 32, 40, 46 and 52-inch sizes.

If smaller suits your needs, Sharp is making smaller Edge-Lit LED in 19 (720p), 22 and 32-inch models, in an ultra-thin design of 1.49", available in May and June 2010.

Sharp will also be introducing a new home theatre system with the BD-HP70U AQUOS Blu-Ray player with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master audio, WiFi-ready, ant-vibration design, advanced video streaming with Netflix and RSS feeds, and BD-Live, coming in the first quarter of 2010 for $499. This will work well with the new BD-MPC41U 5.1-channel system, pumping out 1050W and built-in iPod dock, in February 2010 for $799.

In the video below you can see a demo of just how good this looks, on the very left hand side is last years model where the colours and definition do not look as crisp.

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