Sharp AQUOS LC-52D65U Specifications
Display: 52″ Advanced Super View (ASV) Black TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio: (Spectral Contrast Engine Ultra Dark)
Response Time: 6ms
Viewing Angle: 176/176
Power Consumption: Energy Star, Power Saving Mode
Connectivity: HDMI 1.3 (5), HD Component (2), Composite (2), S-Video, VGA, RS-232C, AQUOS Link
Availability: October 2008
Pricing: MSRP US$2399.99 ($1439.24 at Amazon.com)
You want a 52″ LCD TV and help conserve energy? Sounds oxymoronic but Sharp has a solution just for you with its D65U series LCD TVs. The 52″ AQUOS LC-52D65U sports the usual features such as a pixel format of 1920 x 1080, Advanced Super View (ASV) TFT LCD panel, 176-degree viewing angles, etc. A special Power Saving Mode enables “active contrast and active backlight” that Sharp claims will reduce power consumption. The LC-52D65U is Energy Star compliant too. Another interesting feature is the Spectral Contrast Engine Ultra Dark (UD) engine but I’m not sure how that actually works since as far as I can tell the D65U series do not incorporate a LED backlight. But combine the contrast engine with Sharp’s Advanced Super View Black TFT Panel looks to generate some impressive contrast ratios, though no numbers have been revealed in its press release. One last point: this 52″ LCD TV has five HDMI 1.3 inputs meaning you can hook up nearly all of your toys to it.
Update 2008.12.17 9:57AM: Amazon.com is selling the LC-52D65U for just $1439.24, which I think is an amazing price for Sharp’s 52″ LCD TV!
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