Sharp shows ultra-thin LCD displays
Last week at CEDIA Expo 2008, Sharp displayed a new range of AQUOS LCD televisions at just over 1″ in depth. But it is more than just a slim size, they also pack a stellar picture.
The XS1-series is comprised of two screen sizes, the 65″ LC-65XS1U-S and 52″ LC-52XS1U-S. They feature a three-color LED backlight, and a color gamut that is has 50% greater than the NTSC standard. A dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 is boasted by the company, although you will see much less than that in real-life scenarios.
A new feature for Sharp, these panels have a built-in light sensor which is designed to decrease the brightness of the display as the ambient room lighting drops. This maintains a bright image while conserving energy.
Because of its thin depth, the inputs for the TV are made through an outboard set-top box. This box connects via HDMI or with an optional wireless connection.
And what would a premium flat panel be today without an internet connection? Sharp has their own called AQUOS Net.
My gratitude to Cameron for the photographs.