Sharp announced its largest AQUOS Quattron LED LCD HDTV model to date, the 70-inch screen size class (69-1/2 inch diagonal) LC-70LE732U offering 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. It also 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.
“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 62% larger viewing area,” said John Herrington, president, Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America.
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.
All Sharp AQUOS Quattron LCD TVs boast extremely low power consumption and are ENERGY STAR 5.1 qualified, the highest energy efficiency specification.
Pricing and Availability
The LC-70LE732U started shipping to retailers on April 13, 2011. It will be priced at $3,799. The company also announced its plans to ship 3 more 70″ class (69 1/2″ diagonal) LCD televisions this summer.