Sharp AQUOS DX LCD TV with Integrated Blu-ray Recorder

Sharp AQUOS DX LCD TV Specifications

Display: 26″ (LC-26DX1), 32″ (LC-32DX1), 37″ (LC-37DX1), 42″ (LC-42DX1), 46″ (LC-46DX1), 52″ (LC-52DX1) TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1366 x 768 (26″ and 32″), 1920 x 1080 (37″ and larger)
Contrast Ratio: 1500:1 (26″ and 32″), 2000:1 (37″ and larger)
Viewing Angle: 176/176 (37″ and larger)
Availability: November 20, 2008

Sharp AQUOS DX LCD TV with Integrated Blu-ray Recorder

There will be a total of 16 sets in the AQUOS DX line of LCD TVs from Sharp: 26″ (3), 32″ (3), 37″ (3), 42″ (3), 46″ (2), 52″ (2). The 37″ and larger DX LCD TVs have 1080p capability with a pixel format of 1920 x 1080. This is perfect since the integrated Blu-ray recorder can pump out 1080p and record 1080p. I’m not sure why Sharp bothered with the 26″ and 32″ versions with a pixel format of 1366 x 768 since they are not able to give you the full experience of Blu-ray. It is also interesting that Sharp didn’t integrate the higher-end 1920 x 1080 32″ LCD panel inside the 32″ version (LC-32DX1).

I will say that I personally do not like TVs with integrated stuff. The integrated stuff always tend to break first and then you end up having to purchase a non-integrated version of the no broken integrated stuff. For instance, my father-in-law purchased a 20″ CRT TV with an integrated VHS player several years ago. The VHS player is now broken. The 20″ CRT TV still works quite well but with a broken VHS player. I would recommend skipping the integrated Blu-ray recorder and getting a PlayStation 3. 🙂 You don’t want to record on Blu-ray anyway: you’ll just end with a ton of Blu-ray disks and won’t know which one is which. But if you really had to record HD programs… hmm, do you have any suggestions?

Source: Sharp (Japanese) via Akihabara News via Gizmodo

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