Sharp AQUOS LC-65XS1U-S Specifications
Display: 65″ TFT LCD with LED Backlight
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio: 1,000,000:1 (dynamic)
Brightness: 450 cd/m2
Availability: October 15, 2008 i Japan
At CEATEC 2008, Sharp introduced its AQUOS LC-65XS1U-S LCD TV. The LC-65XS1U-S is a huge 65″ LCD TV that was jointly developed by Pioneer, the folks that bring you the KURO super-black plasma TV technology. Dynamic contrast ratio is an outrageous 1,000,000:1. Its smaller sibling (but not that small) is the LC-52XS1U-S at 52″. Both of these units feature a pixel format of 1920 x 1080. The claim to fame for these Sharp LCD TVs is the super thinness: at just 2.28 cm or just 0.9″. Another important feature is power consumption: down 26%.
According to Akihabara News, a Video on Demand (VOD) service by AQUOS.jp will be offered. An unique feature from AQUOS.jp will be on-demand magazines and newspapers in addition to video and the Internet. Take a look at the picture above and you can see how reading a magazine might look quite different from how most of us do it now. With interactive features such as clicking on a nice shirt or emailing back the author of an article, reading a magazine on a huge 65″ LCD TV that is connected to the Internet might be a very interesting idea indeed. Another enabler of this future is the fact that Sharp is using Bluetooth to connect the TV to the remote control. The possibility is a Bluetooth-connected keyboard. Yes, we have all heard the differences between computing and watching TV, but I think in the very near future the distinction between those two will be unclear and begin to merge.
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