The LC-20DX1 from Sharp is the world’s first 20″ LCD TV with a built-in Blu-ray player. The LC-20DX1 comes in either black or white, features a digital TV tuner, 1500:1 contrast ratio and 450 cd/m2 of brightness. Pretty decent specs. The design isn’t all that bad either. The most important feature and most unfortunate at the same time is the 20″ TFT LCD panel: it sports a 1366 x 768 pixel format. That’s 720p for you. Blu-ray equals 1080p. This 20″ LCD equals 720p. We’ve got a problem.
The lack of a 1080p-capable LCD panel makes the built-in Blu-ray reader in the LC-20DX1 utterly pointless. Actually the entire LC-20DX1 concept is pointless.Â Unless Blu-ray comes out with 720p titles.
Â¥150,000 (about US$1600) is the cost of entry. That will get you an overpriced 20″ LCD TV with a built-in Blu-ray reader. Another thing to consider: most likely the Blu-ray reader will break before the TV does. Then what?
My recommendation is to get yourself a much larger 46″ 1080p LCD TV and a much better and separate Blu-ray player for the same price.