Sharp Electronics will begin releasing three new series of LED edge-lit LCD TVs featuring a proprietary technology called QuadPixel – an RGBY four-primary-color filter that enables the display of a widened color gamut of more than a trillion colors.
According to Sharp senior vice president Bob Scaglione, the sets, to be available in three AQUOS series beginning in the spring, will “change the paradigm of how people view TV on the retail floor. Consumers will notice the difference immediately.”
All the new sets range from a 19-inch 720p set (LS410; May) upward. The flagship LE920 series (May availability) will have a screen depth of just 1.6 inches. It includes 52- and 60-inch screen sizes and an industry-first 68-inch screen. It features 240Hz motion-smoothing technology, a new version of the company’s AQUOSNet Internet access technology, and Netflix access capability. The 920 series and two other sub series all also feature X-Gen LCD panels that incorporate UV2A technology, for energy consumption reduction benefits.