8 January 2010
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By: Alex Vochin, Gadgets Editor
Sharp Brings Three New AQUOS LED LCD TV Series to CES 2010
No 3D, though
Although 3D displays have been pretty much the hottest topic at this year's CES, not all the
participants have joined this trend. And one of the most important names that only stuck to
LED HDTVs this year is Sharp, which, nevertheless, brought three new series of its
UltraBrilliant Edge-lit AQUOS LED LCD TVs at CES, banking of the fact that, before people
get to purchase 3D glasses and HDTVs, they'll still want to enjoy some ultra-thin devices
able to perfectly relay colors.
According to Sharp, what really makes its LED TVs stand out from the crowd is the use of a
newly developed four-primary-color technology. A display using this tech employs a
four-color filter, for the first time in the industry, that adds the color Y (yellow) to the three
colors of R (red), G (green), and B (blue). This combination expands the color gamut,
faithfully rendering nearly all colors that can be discerned with the unaided human eye.
When combined with Sharp's 1080p X-Gen LCD panel, which incorporates UV2A
Technology, the displays are apparently able to offer a very serious reduction in energy
consumption compared to conventional fluorescent-backlight LCD TVs.
The first series of LED TVs unveiled at CES is the LE920, which represents the flagship line
of this new suite of AQUOS products. This Full-HD 1080p LCD TV Series, available in
68-inch (LC-68LE920UN), 60- (LC-60LE920UN) and 52-inch (LC-52LE920UN) screen class
sizes (68 1/32", 60 1/32" and 52 1/32" diagonals, respectively), combines Sharp's Full HD
1080p X-Gen LCD panel with its UltraBrilliant Edge-lit LED backlight and also employs
AquoMotion 240, which virtually eliminates blur and artifacts on fast-moving video. The
LE920 Series includes a USB media player for digital video/music/photo enjoyment.
Next in line come the LE820 and LE810 series, which are available in 60- (LC-60LE820UN
and LC-60LE810UN), 52- (L