The Sharp Aquos LCD Television
A World-Class Competitor in the LCD Market
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Sharp’s Aquos line has received accolades from the A/V industry as a smart, attractive, and innovative design. As one of the world’s largest manufacturer’s of LCD panels, Sharp supplies other companies with its own LCD material. It’s comforting to know the company that makes your TV also makes the hardware that goes into it. As one of the premier Japanese consumer electronics manufacturers, Sharp puts their reputation on the line with every product they put their name on.
Aquos is simply the name for Sharp’s award winning flat screen LCD TVs. They make a variety of sizes and models to fit various consumer needs. Some of Sharp's innovative designs include a 20" model with a built in 6GB HDD card for PVR functionality. Customers can select a time-shifting feature that is built right into your television. This feature will allow you to rewind, fast-forward, or pause what you watch without the need for an additional set-top box.
The Wireless Aquos is Sharp’s mobile 15" model. At only 3" thick, this model has a built-in rechargeable battery with a wireless AV transmitter and convenient carrying handle. With a range of 50 feet, this model allows you to walk around your house and enjoy your programming. The set requires no wires or power cords because it operates off a rechargeable battery.
Wireless TV is a pretty cool novelty, but channel surfing is frustrating because of the two second delay between channels. Furthermore, the 802.11b wireless protocol the LC-15L1U-S operates from makes it susceptible to interference from cordless phones. 802.11g would have been a better wireless protocol. As far as the novelty of a wireless TV sets go, you really can’t complain, there is very little competition to compare it to.
Another innovation of Sharp's is the 6000 hour lamp life. Many of Sharp’s Aquos LCD models use a new backlight lamp that is rated to last up to 6000 hours. Whereas many other television sets will require an expensive bulb replacement every 3000 hours, the new Aquos will provide its customers with years of problem-free entertainment.
The greatest innovation found in Sharp’s Aquos LCD line is the impressive 65" set. This is a true monster in every sense of the word. The LC-65D90U is a true HDTV with 1920 x 1080 resolution, offering true 1080P. It offers an 800:1 contrast ratio and even has a built in CableCARD slot. Sharp has truly turned the corner on quality with its Aquos line of LCD TVs.
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