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• Sharp AQUOS® Quattron™ 70-inch screen size class LC-70LE732U (69 ½ inch diagonal) 1080p/120Hz model with full-array LED display delivers most immersive and engaging viewing experiences
• AQUOS Quattron 3D LE835 Series and AQUOS Quattron LE830 Series TV models are available in 60-, 52-, 46- and 40-inch screen size classes
• Quattron Quad Pixel Technology
• Each provides built-in WiFi and a suite of network features including CinemaNow™, Netflix®, VUDU™, DLNA® video streaming and AQUOS Advantage Livesm customer service
LAS VEGAS, January 5, 2011 – Sharp Electronics Corporation today introduces its largest AQUOS Quattron LED LCD TV model to date, the 70-inch screen size class (69 ½ inch diagonal) LC-70LE732U, offering the most immersive viewing experience in a television. In addition, the company is unveiling its new 835 Series of AQUOS Quattron 3D TV models and 830 Series of AQUOS Quattron TV models in 60-, 52-, 46- and 40-inch screen size classes. All models employ Sharp’s proprietary X-Gen LCD panels and Quattron Quad Pixel Technology for the widest color palette available from LCD TVs and brighter images. Built-in WiFi in all models delivers wide network functionality such as video streaming from the Internet and throughout the home, as well as Sharp’s best-in-class AQUOS Advantage Live customer service.
“The difference between a 70-inch and the typical 55-inch screen TV is by no means incremental. Our new 70-inch AQUOS Quattron LCD TV provides a sixty-two percent larger viewing area,” said John Herrington, president, Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America. “Sharp makes bigger better with Quattron Quad Pixel Technology and other unique technologies to captivate viewers with color never before seen on TV.”
Each AQUOS Quattron model features Sharp’s proprietary Quad Pixel Technology that adds the color Y (yellow) to the three colors of R (red), G (green), and B (blue) of the traditional television pixel structure. This technology enables the reproduction of colors that have been difficult to portray using conventional LCD displays, such as the brass color of musical instruments. The addition of the yellow sub-pixel also allows more light to pass through to the panel. Sharp’s advanced pixel control technology minimizes light leakage while offering a wider aperture to let more light through. The combination of these factors results in brighter, more vibrant images. This added brightness is particularly important for 3D images, enabling the Sharp’s 835 Series 3D LCD TVs, as well as the current 925 Series 3D LCD TVs, to compensate for the common problem of images becoming dark and dull when viewed through active shutter 3D glasses.
Sharp AQUOS Quattron 70-inch LC-70LE732U LED LCD TV
The Sharp AQUOS Quattron LC-70LE732U LED LCD TV offers full HD 1080p image resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate. It employs Sharp’s proprietary X-Gen panel with Quattron Quad Pixel Technology and full array LED backlighting to deliver a superior and captivating experience. Quad Pixel Plus enables the processing of images with higher resolution and less jags in diagonal lines.
The LC-70LE732U offers built-in WiFi and access to the best apps like Facebook®, Pandora®, Twitter™, and Flickr® through VUDU™, and on-demand movies through Netflix®, VUDU and CinemaNow™, as well as AQUOS Advantage Live remote online customer service.
Four HDMI® inputs enable simple single cord connections to multiple HD components, such as Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD players, set top boxes and video game consoles.
The LC-70LE732U includes IP Control which enables a PC or Control Panel to control basic TV functions, video and audio equipment, and lighting via the Ethernet terminal or wireless LAN connection using built-in WiFi.
Sharp AQUOS Quattron 835 Series 3D LED LCD TVs
Sharp’s 835 Series AQUOS Quattron 3D LCD TVs (LC-60LE835U, LC-52LE835U, LC-46LE835U and LC-40LE835U) offer edge-lit LED X-Gen LCD panels with Quattron Quad Pixel Technology. Sharp’s exclusive AquoMotion 240 technology improves picture quality by virtually eliminating blur and artifacts from fast-moving onscreen action sequences. The 835 Series models also employ Quad Pixel Plus to improve image resolution.
These models also offer built-in WiFi and access to Netflix, VUDU and CinemaNow, as well as four HDMI inputs for simple connections to multiple HD components. An attractive slim and narrow bezel design provides a great complement to any home theater viewing environment.
Sharp AQUOS Quattron 830 Series LED LCD TVs
Sharp’s 830 Series AQUOS Quattron edge-lit LED LCD TVs, including the LC-60LE830U, LC-52LE830U, LC-46LE830U and LC-40LE830U offer built-in WiFi and access to Netflix, VUDU and CinemaNow, as well as four HDMI inputs. They share the 835 Series’ attractive sleek design.
All Sharp AQUOS Quattron LCD TVs boast extremely low power consumption and are ENERGY STAR 5.1 qualified, the highest energy efficiency specification.
• The LC-70LE732U will be available in May.
• The LE835U series will be available in February.
• The LE830U will be available in March.
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Quattron™ LCD televisions and 3DTVs, SharpVision® projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens, Notevision® multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster® air purifiers.