MAHWAH, N.J. — Sharp Electronics introduced five new Liquid Crystal Display Televisions (LC-TVs) that supply consumers with an even broader palette of size and style options for high-quality television viewing in every room. Ranging from 20-inch high-definition (HDTV) Monitors for the den, home office or family room, to 13-inch and 15-inch enhanced-definition (EDTV) Monitors that are perfect for the kitchen or bedroom, Sharp’s B8U and B9U series of AQUOS LC-TVs are now more than ever an integral part of today’s most fashionable homes.
“Sharp AQUOS TVs have consistently set performance and style standards for flat-panel televisions, but our company has never rested on its past achievements. We’re especially proud of the ASV/Black TFT panel on all of these new models, which allows them be put almost anywhere — even near a bright window — while preserving the vivid, accurate picture quality,” said Bruce Tripido, director of product marketing for display devices, Consumer Electronics Marketing Group, Sharp.
One of the preeminent 4:3 LC-TVs on display at 2005 InfoComm is the LC-20B9U 20-inch 4:3 HDTV Monitor. Like its 15-inch EDTV sibling, the LC-15B9U, it has a beautiful titanium finish with black accents on the sides. The LC-20B9U features XGA resolution of 1024 x 768, a PC input, and Sharp’s proprietary Black TFT/Advanced Super View panel, so TV shows and DVD movies seem to pop off the screen. Using Sharp’s Emmy Award-winning LCD technology*, the brightness rating for the LC-20B9U is a dazzling 450 cd/m2. With 480p image quality, the LC-15B9U is an ideal companion for the many affordable progressive-scan DVD players that are available today. This sleek new TV also down-converts HDTV signals for convenient viewing.
Consumers also have the option to choose the new LC-20B8U, a 20-inch 4:3 HDTV Monitor with a silver finish and black side accents. It too has a 1024 x 768 XGA Advanced Super View panel, 450 cd/m2 brightness and excellent viewing angles. The 15-inch LC-15B8U and 13-inch LC-13B8U EDTV Monitors are great for TV and movie watching, and with their smaller footprints, they enable maximum placement flexibility.
“Perhaps most important, all of our new 4:3 AQUOS LC-TVs are built on the design and engineering heritage that has made Sharp the global leader in Liquid Crystal Television**,” Tripido continued.
For more information on Sharp’s full line of Liquid Crystal Televisions, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07430, or call 800-BE-SHARP. For online product information, visit Sharp’s Web site at sharpusa.com.
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the Mahwah, N.J.-based marketing and sales subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of the core technologies that are integral to shaping the next generation of home entertainment products, appliances, networked, multifunctional office solutions and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit digital audio products, SharpVision projection products, Viewcam camcorders, Carousel microwaves, IMAGER digital multifunctional systems, and Notevision multimedia projectors. Sharp Electronics Corporation employs approximately 2,000 people throughout the U.S. supporting more than 50 product lines.
*Sharp won a 2004 Technology & Engineering Emmy for Award for Development of Direct View Liquid Crystal Display Screens.
**According to a 2004 report from DisplaySearch, an Austin, Texas-based market research firm, Sharp Corporation is the global leader in LCD TV.