Sharp Adds the D65U and D85U Series to Their AQUOS Line

Sep 04, 2008 by John Messina weblog
Sharp LC-52D65U
Image courtesy of Electronic House

Sharp, a worldwide leader in flat panel LCD's, expands their widescreen, full HD 1080p line of AQUOS LCD TVs with the attractive D65U and D85U series. Both the D65U and D85U feature a slim design and breathtaking realistic picture quality. This line of AQUOS LCD TV's provides the ultimate home entertainment experience.

The D65U series includes the LC-52D65U 52-inch class that measures 52 1/32" diagonal, LC-46D65U 46-inch class measures 45 63/64" diagonal and LC-42D65U 42-inch class measures 42 1/64" diagonal.

The D65U series models are Energy Star compliant with very low power consumption. A new Power Saving Mode is available through the TV´s on-screen display menu; which enables active contrast and active backlight to reduce the energy consumption of the television while in use.

The D65U AQUOS series provides a superior Full HD 1080p picture with outstanding performance, utilizing Sharp´s proprietary Advanced Super View (ASV) / Black TFT Panel with multi-pixel technology. The ASV/Black TFT Panel with Spectral Contrast Engine UD (Ultra Dark) provides high Dynamic Contrast Ratio and a pixel response time of 6 ms.

The D65U series comes equipped with 5- HDMI inputs, 2- composite video inputs, 1- S-video, and a dedicated PC input with RS-232C for system control. The HDMI inputs feature version 1.3 with deep color, which adds compatibility with many high-end features such as enhanced colors and audio. They are also compatible with AQUOS Link, which enables convenient control of compatible devices.

The D85U series offers the same superior quality picture in a 52, 46, and 42-inch package. The D85U series is also Energy Star compliant with very low power consumption, but utilizes 120Hz Fine Motion Enhanced technology. Other features include a 4ms response time, 10-bit Advanced Super View (ASV) / Black TFT Panel with Spectral Contrast Engine UD (Ultra Dark), 176-degree viewing angles, and five HDMI inputs.

Sharp's LC-42D65U is available now for $1,600. The LC-46D65U priced at $1,900 and LC-52D65U priced at $2,400 will be available in October.

The LC-52D85U priced at $2,600 and LC-46D85U priced at $2,200 will be available in October. The LC-42D85U which is priced at $1,900 will be available a month later.

Via: Electronic House and Engadget

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