Sharp LC-42SB45U Specifications:
- Display: 42″ TFT LCD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Pixel Format: 1920×1080
- Response Time: 6.5ms
- Tuner: ATSC/NTSC/QAM
- Connectivity: HDMI (3), VGA
- Availability: September 2008
- Price: MSRP US$1399.99
BusinessWire → Engadget: The Sharp LC-42SB45U is part of the company’s SB series of entry-level LCD TVs. Entry-level should mean low prices. With a MSRP of US$1399.99 for the LC-42SB45U, Vizio won’t be worried, but I expect street prices to be quite a bit lower than that. I’m look forward to major brands having $999 prices for 42″ LCD TVs that are 1080p capable by the end of the year. The LC-42SB45U sports a pixel format of 1920×1080, which is good, and a response time of 6.5ms, also good. More analysis and the full press release after the break.
The LC-42SB45U doesn’t have any fancy features such as 120Hz, motion interpolation, LED backlight, etc. but it has three things: size (42″), 1080p and price. So if those three are the most important factors for you, then Sharp’s LC-42SB45U should fit the bill. Just don’t expect motion-blur-free Olympics coverage on it.
Complete press release:
SharpÂ® Introduces Entry-Level Lines of Full HD 1080P Widescreen Liquid Crystal Display Televisions
New Models Provide Stunning High-definition Viewing & Stylish Slim-Line Designs at Competitive Prices
MAHWAH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sharp, a worldwide leader in flat-panel Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Televisions, is expanding its large-screen SB series of LCD HDTVs, making the sought-after high-definition (HD) experience available to more consumers. The SB series (LC-52SB55U, LC-46SB54U and LC-42SB45U) provides consumers with affordably-priced Full HD, big-screen options, available in 52- 46-, and 42-inch screen size class units (diagonal 52 1/32â€, 45 63/64 and 42 1/64â€ respectively), some of the most popular screen sizes today. All three feature Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080 resolution), and are cased in a glossy piano-black bezel.
â€œAs the demand for high-definition home entertainment continues to rise, we are creating a wide range of reasonably-priced HDTVs that incorporate Sharpâ€™s esteemed picture quality and renowned features,â€ said Bruce Tripido, associate vice president, marketing, Entertainment Products Division, Sharp. â€œThe large-screen SB series of LCD TVs opens up the high-definition viewing experience to a wider audience, providing an affordable, yet high-quality option for consumers.â€
Helping more consumers create a true high-definition home theater, the large-screen 1080p SB models feature Sharpâ€™s Spectral Contrast Engine for deep blacks and crisp images. All three models also feature an impressive pixel response time of 6ms (6.5ms on the LC-42SB45U), providing excellent picture quality on fast-moving action scenes, and wide viewing angles so the TV can be viewed from virtually any seat in the room.
Additionally, these sets come fully equipped with built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners and an array of inputs, including four HDMITM on the LC-52SB55U, two on the LC-46SB54U and three on the LC-42SB45U, as well as two HD component terminals on each. All models feature a dedicated PC input so the TV can also act as a PC monitor. An OPC Power Save function automatically adjusts luminance to room brightness and lighting conditions.
Pricing & Availability
- The LC-52SB55U is available now for a Manufacturerâ€™s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $2,299.99
- The LC-46SB54U is available now for an MSRP of $1,699.99
- The LC-42SB45U will be available in September for an MSRP of $1,399.99
For more information on Sharpâ€™s full line of Liquid Crystal Televisions, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07495, or call 800-BE-SHARP. For online product information, visit Sharpâ€™s Web site at sharpusa.com.