CES 2009: Sharp AQUOS LC-52BD80U – 52″ 1080p LCD TV with Blu-ray

Sharp AQUOS LC-52BD80U Specifications

Display: 52″ ASV (Advanced Super View) Superlucent 10-bit TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
Frequency: 120Hz Find Motion Enhanced
Viewing Angles: 176/176
Connectivity: HDMI (4, 1080/24p compatible), Component (2), RS-232C
Tuner: ATSC, QAM
Availability: February 2009
Price: TBD


Sharp‘s AQUOS LC-52BD80U is a 52″ 1080p LCD TV that sports a built-in Blu-ray player. The LC-52BD80U uses the company’s new ASV (Advanced Super View) Superlucent TFT LCD that has an ultra-smooth finish to minimize gloss and reflections while improving brightness and contrast. The 120Hz Fine Motion Enhanced should help minimize motion coming out of the built-in Blu-ray player. The 10-bit ASV LCD panel also provides more than a billion colors and is Deep Color comptabile. The LC-52BD80U has dejudder technology that makes film look like… film.

Although I’m not a fan of integrating other functions such as a Blu-ray player into the TV itself, I think the time might be right for such a thing. I have a Hitachi CRT TV with a built-in VHS player. The VHS player broke many years ago. I haven’t fixed it. But now I think the Blu-ray player will last about as long as the 52″ LCD TV and should not pose the same problem. Just a hunch.

Source: Engadget

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