Sharp shows ultra-thin LCD displays

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.

Sharp thin LCD - CEDIA

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.

Sharp thin LCD side - CEDIA

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.

About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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