Sharp demos new video products

The products feature proprietary technologies and unique styling for design- and environment-conscious consumers and video professionals.

“Sharp’s full line of professional and consumer display products demonstrates the selection available to the professional market and showcases our worldwide AQUOS Liquid Crystal Television leadership,” said Bob Scaglione, Vice President of Marketing, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “Today, we are debuting a breakthrough in Liquid Crystal Television – a wireless, battery operated AQUOS TV that lets the consumer watch TV, video and DVD programs anywhere around the home by wirelessly connecting to a video source.”

Wireless, battery operated AQUOS TV
Sharp makes wireless TV a reality for the first time with a television that brings crystal clear TV, video and DVD enjoyment virtually anywhere in the home without wires. The new 15-inch wireless AQUOS Liquid Crystal Television (model LC-15L1) features a built-in battery and a Smart Link wireless digital audio video transmission system which operates on the 802.11B wireless standard. With Smart Link, the user simply connects the transmitter to a video source, such as a DVD player and the system transmits digital wireless signals using the 2.4 GHz band high-speed spread spectrum wireless protocol. The built-in, high-capacity lithium-ion battery provides approximately three hours of viewing time and is rechargeable. The LC-15L1 features a new, sleek silver design by the world-class industrial designer, Toshiyuki Kita. It has sculpted, rounded side speakers, a built-in carrying handle and a table stand, so the consumer can easily move the AQUOS TV from room to room. Pricing and availability will be announced at a future date.

AQUOS Liquid Crystal Televisions
Sharp adds even more state-of-the-art quality, styling and size options to its AQUOS Liquid Crystal Televisions line. Prominently on display are the new Widescreen 37-inch High Definition AQUOS TVs which provide a crystal clear home theater experience and an attractive alternative to plasma television. Designed by Toshiyuki Kita, whose designs reside in the Museum of Modern Art, the stylish AQUOS is lightweight and less than three inches thin. Ideal for wall mounting, AQUOS is equipped with a detachable table stand and speakers. In addition, the included Audio Video Computer system effectively minimizes clutter and maximizes space by housing all wires connected to the television. AQUOS TV’s are also available in 10, 13, 15, 20, 22 and 30-inch screen sizes and are available in silver, black or white. Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) range from $599.95 – $7,499.95 depending on screen size.

DLP Front Projectors
The new SharpVisionâ„¢ XV-Z10000U DLP front projector provides the ultimate in home theater entertainment. Utilizing the new Texas Instruments Mustang/HD2 DLP chip set, the XV-Z10000U provides a 16:9 aspect ratio with a native resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It features a switchable contrast/brightness function that allows a 2600:1 contrast ratio in the high contrast mode. Sharp’s second generation Computer & Video Integrated Composer (CV-IC II) System delivers state-of-the-art, proprietary video scaler circuitry that upconverts standard signals to the projector’s native HD resolution. Its DVI terminal, capable of High Definition Content Protection (HDCP) protocol, ensures compatibility with next generation high definition set-top boxes and is Home Theater PC (HTPC) compatible.

The SharpVision XV-Z90 weighs just over seven and a half pounds so it can be easily moved from room to room. The XV-Z90 delivers brilliant clarity and features an extremely high contrast ratio of 1200:1, high brightness at 600 ANSI Lumens, and 2D keystone correction, which enables the user to position the projector almost anywhere in the room without picture distortion. The projector can exhibit both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios, for viewing traditional or widescreen content. The XV-Z90 is outfitted with a long-throw lens, making it perfect for a large room. The XV-Z10000U is available for an MSRP of $11,995.95 and the XV-Z90 is available for an MSRP of $3,999.95.

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