Sharp Unveils Limited Edition Aquos Line
Sharp took the wraps off a new Aquos Limited Edition line of TVs at CEDIA. The LE line includes its first RGB LED back-light model with local dimming. The back-light style allows the TV to produce 150 percent of the NTSC color gamut while the local dimming allows for a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Also included on these models is a 10-bit panel, 120Hz refresh rate technology, AquosNet integrated and a separate input box with 5 HDMI inputs and an optional wireless connection. A separate speaker, using Sharp’s 1-bit digital amplification system and co-developed with Pioneer is also part of the package. At its thinnest, the TV is only one-inch deep. The series will come in 55 (LC-52XS1U-S) and 65-inch (LC-65XS1U-S) sizes. No word on pricing was heard at this time. In calling it the Limited Edition, Sharp will be limited distribution to AV specialty retailers such as HTSA members.