Sharp introduced three new LCD TVs during CEDIA 2006. The three are LC-42D62U, LC-46D62U, and LC-52D62U. As the model names imply, they are 42â€³, 46â€³, and 52â€³ in size all all three toute Full HD resolutions of 1920 x 1080. The LC-42D62U has a 6000:1 contrast ratio, a 6ms response time and two HDMI ports and will retail for a really nice price: $2499. Although Sharp is regarded as a premium brand in most markets, because of the recent price slashing competition between the other â€˜Sâ€™ companies Sony and Samsung, Sharp needed to respond with a bit more aggressive pricing and I am glad that they are in the game.
Both LC-46D62U and LC-52D62U have an improved contrast ratio of 10000:1 and faster response times of 4ms. The 46â€³ has a MSRP of $3499 and the 52â€³ $4799. The case design of these three units are nothing new and I am slowly getting a bit bored by them. As in my previous post about stands, I wish these CE brands would make the stands a bit more sturdy in general so they do not tip over accidentally. I am really looking forward to a 42â€³ Full HD LCD TV with LED backlights for $1999 in the near future.