That multi-billion dollar investment, better know as Kameyama Number 2 Plant, has finally paid off for Sharp. This week the company showed off the fruits of its labor in the form of two new 1080p resolution LCD TVs.
The new models, in 46 and 52-inch sizes, hit what Sharp calls the “sweet spot for the U.S. market.” In Japan, Sharp holds a number one market share position in LCD TVs with 32- and 37-inch models being the most popular. Big-housed Americas however tend to prefer TVs 40-inches and up. Sharp hopes that these new sizes and new aggressive pricing will tilt the market away from plasma, which had a completive edge in size and price.
Both models incorporate two HDMI and two sets of component inputs, are ATSC and QAM compliant, but do not include CableCARD. They also feature a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 4ms response time.