In 2012, Sharp will offer more than 20 HDTVs in screen size of 60-inches or larger, many featuring 3D in 120Hz or 240Hz panel options. Many include Quad Pixel Plus 2 for even greater detail, smoother lines and color transitions. All 52-inch and larger models offer Sharp's new SmartCentral smart TV user interface.
Sharp AQUOS Quattron 9 Series 3D LED TVs
The 9 Series features Sharp's new SmartCentral and built-in WiFi. With five HDMI inputs, consumers will be able to connect a variety of devices — including computers, to Blu-ray Disc players, DVRs, camcorders, sound bar systems and video game consoles — directly to their TV. Expected Summer 2012, models to be announced.
Sharp AQUOS Quattron 8 Series 3D LED TVs
- LC-60LE847U (60-inch) → $3,199 (available April 2012)
- LC-70LE847U (70-inch) → $4,199 (available April 2012)
- LC-80LE844U (80-inch) → $6,499 (available April 2012)
Sharp's 8 Series AQUOS Quattron 3D LED TVs in screen size classes of 60-, 70- and 80-inches offer a sleeker look with a newly designed ultra-slim bezel with a black brushed aluminum finish. The 80-inch class model features full array LED, and the 60- and 70-inch class models are edge-lit LED, all with Quattron Quad Pixel Plus II technology and 240Hz.
Like the 9 Series, the 8 series offers full HD 1080p with built-in WiFi and SmartCentral. The 8 Series includes four HDMI inputs.
Sharp AQUOS 7 Series 3D LED TVs
- LC-60LE745U (60-inch) → $2,699 (available March 2012)
- LC-70LE745U (70-inch) → $3,599 (available March 2012)
Sharp's new 7 Series AQUOS 3D TVs models in screen size classes of 60- and 70-inches (LC-60LE745U and LC-70LE745U) also feature a newly designed ultra-slim bezel design with a rich black-brushed aluminum finish. These Full HD Active 3D edge-lit LED TVs feature Sharp's high-performance AQUOS LCD Panel, full HD 1080p and 120Hz refresh rate. The 7 Series also features built-in WiFi, SmartCentral and four HDMI inputs.
Sharp AQUOS 6/5 Series LED TVs
- LC-42LE540U (42-inch) → check price (available March 2012)
- LC-46LE540U (46-inch) → $1,099 (available March 2012)
- LC-52LE640U (52-inch) → $1,699 (available February 2012)
- LC-60LE640U (60-inch) → $2,699 (available February 2012)
- LC-70LE640U (70-inch) → $3,299 (available February 2012)
Sharp's 6/5 series comprises five different models in screen size classes of 42-, 46-, 52-, 60- and 70-inches and includes a high-performance AQUOS LCD Panel, edge lit LED backlighting, 120Hz Fine Motion Enhanced, and a new narrow bezel design. Like other Sharp series, these models offer built-in WiFi and access to Sharp's newly designed SmartCentral user interface (docking layout), access to the most popular apps and AQUOS Advantage Live (LE640 Series only). Four HDMI inputs offer multiple ports to connect to your favorite devices.
Sharp AQUOS TV Comparison (2012 model year)
|9 Series||8 Series||7 Series||5/6 Series|
|LED Backlighting||Full array
w/ local dimming
|Edge Lit (60″/70″)
Full array (80″)
|Edge Lit||Edge Lit|
|Quattron Quad Pixel Plus 2||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Full HD 1080p||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Available||Summer 2012||April 2012||March 2012||Feb/March 2012|