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Newest Sharp AQUOS Widescreen LC HDTVs Offer TV Guide

MAHWAH, N.J. — Sharp took the wraps off a new series of large, Digital Cable Ready widescreen AQUOS Liquid Crystal HDTVs that feature TV Guide On Screen, the consumer-friendly, free interactive programming guide that provides complete control over digital television viewing. Available in 26-, 32- and 37-inch screen sizes, the latest additions to the industry-leading Sharp AQUOS HDTV lineup are filled with sophisticated features and technologies for the finest picture quality and sport new, elegant designs.

“The AQUOS is meant to provide the total entertainment package of a world-class picture combined with an effortless viewing experience. That’s why we’re proud to be one of the first companies to offer TV Guide On Screen built into our LC-TVs,” said Bob Scaglione, senior vice president, Consumer Electronics Marketing Group, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “The new electronic program guide gives consumers a full eight days of show listings, has one-touch record and playback, doesn’t require a phone line, and there’s no subscription fee. It’s a total win-win for our customers.”

The new AQUOS HDTVs are available with either silver finish and fixed side speakers (LC-37D5U, LC-32D5U, LC-26D5U) or black side panels with titanium finish and detachable bottom speakers (LC-37D7U, LC-32D7U, LC-26D7U), in order to easily meld with a buyer’s personal taste and decor when incorporating AQUOS into a room. The new televisions are Digital Cable Ready with built-in CableCARD slots so consumers can easily connect to compatible cable systems for high-definition programming without the need for a separate set-
top box.*

Sharp is renowned for its Emmy Award-winning LCD technology** and the new 2005 AQUOS models advance that tradition even further. All D5U and D7U AQUOS sets have 1366 x 768 resolution (for 720p HDTV picture compatibility and a “true” 16:9 aspect ratio), 800:1 contrast ratios, and unsurpassed viewing angles (170 degrees). Pixel response time has been enhanced with Sharp’s exclusive Quick Shoot video circuitry for a dramatic, flowing motion that separates Sharp LC HDTVs from the competition.
“HDTV buyers are becoming increasingly savvy as the digital television revolution sweeps through America’s living rooms. These consumers are not only looking for great picture quality and value, but for advanced creature comforts as well. Our new D5U and D7U series of flat-panel AQUOS with TV Guide On Screen provide exactly what they’re looking for,” continued Scaglione.

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.

Pricing and availability
• The LC-37D5U is available for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $4,699.99
• The LC-32D5U is available for an MSRP of $3,099.99
• The LC-26D5U is available for an MSRP of $2,099.99
• The LC-37D7U is available for an MSRP of $4,799.99
• The LC-32D7U is available for an MSRP of $3,199.99
• The LC-26D7U is available for an MSRP of $2,199.99

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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.

*Cable system must deliver HDTV programming. Consumers should check with their local cable company to determine available HDTV channels.
**Sharp won a 2004 Technology & Engineering Emmy for Award for Development of Direct View Liquid Crystal Display Screens.

In the United States, TV GUIDE and other related marks are registered marks of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. and/or one of its affiliates. In Canada, TV GUIDE is a registered mark of Transcontinental Inc., and is used under license by Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

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