Next Generation Sharp at CES 2009


      Showcasing several revolutionary products and technologies, Sharp presented its next-generation AQUOS® LCD TV with built-in Blu-ray™ player along with new 120 Hz offerings plus, new separate Blu-ray products.
The CES in Las Vegas during the annual CES allowed Sharp to showcase and demonstrate the company’s drive to innovate and improve the LCD industry with increased performance, the widest array of screen size offerings, improvements in energy efficiency and dazzling new designs. The company reported, while maintaining its commitment to the LCD industry, Sharp is also incorporating its leading display technologies into the video industry with new Blu-ray introductions and an array of powerful and stylish new audio products.
  “As a leading presence in the LCD industry, Sharp continues to dedicate considerable resources and steadfast commitment to improving and furthering LCD technology, giving consumers one-of-a-kind product enhancements that improve their lifestyles,” said Bob Scaglione, senior vice president and group manager, Product and Marketing Group, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “As in years past, Sharp continues to show why we are an LCD leader. But we’re also introducing several new products that complete the home theatre experience, to give consumers both the highest image quality available and powerful cinema-like sound.”
Demonstrating the company’s complete digital home theatre prowess, Sharp introduced the world’s first LCD TV with a built-in Blu-ray player, for a convenient all-in-one home theatre solution. Sharp has also expanded its 120 Hz offerings with the debut of a brand new screen size class - an 82 inch class LCD display that expands the company’s extensive range of flat-panel Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen sizes.
An array of styles and sizes of AQUOS LCD TVs, with full-HD 1080p models in seven screens
size classes as well as the availability of 120Hz in seven new AQUOS TVs. The newest lines
of large-screen AQUOS HDTVs feature enhanced contrast ratios, response times that are
among the fastest in the industry, and more inputs.
In addition to two new advanced Blu-ray players featuring BD-ROM Profile 2.0 for a multitude of interactive features through an Internet connection, Sharp introduced several audio products that incorporate a superior sound technology. A new audio home theatre system with built-in Blu-ray as well as the company’s first Sound Bar products, offer consumers improved sound to match the high-quality images on an AQUOS LCD TV and low-profile designs to complement modern home decors.
To further complement the flatpanel TV revolution and exceptional new digital technologies, other highlights included new versions of stylish docking systems made for iPod® that allow the user to charge and play music directly from any iPod as well as a new affordable 1080p home theatre projector.
Edited by Stuart Hopwood – Group Editor / – January 2009
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