The Sharp LC65 at the 2006 CES! Its so big...

It's here. Ready to devour you with its gigantic size and out-of-this-world picture quality. Sadly the first thing it does is make our prize 45 inch product look tiny... The performance of this panel in the unkind front of store environment gives me the staggers. It is fantastic.



If anyone was questioning Sharp's position as leader in the LCD marketplace, then get a gander at the LC65, the worlds largest LCD panel in mass production. Rab saw it in action during his CES jaunt and was suitably impressed.He believes that it was far and away the best image at the show including the 1080P plasmas and the SED displays. Destined to hit these shores in the very near future, CAV will keep you updated. Expected Australian sell price is $26,995...which sounds really expensive until you convert its American and European sell price and find that it retails for roundabout $35,000 in those markets...

"Sharp’s LC-65D90U is the largest commercially available LC-TV in the world (as of November 1, 2005) with elegance and features that are as grand as the TV itself. With a 16:9 aspect ratio, unbeatable resolution of 1920 x 1080 and unrivaled vivid color purity, it is a next-generation TV to carry you into the high-definition future.

The LC-65D90U utilizes Sharp’s proprietary Advanced Super View/Black TFT Panel, which provides high brightness (450 cd/m2), 800:1 Contrast Ratio, and wide viewing angles. With a fully integrated HDTV tuner and CableCARD™ compatibility, the LC-65D90U is a complete state-of-the-art Digital Cable Ready HDTV. This means you can "plug and play" with a CableCARD™ from your HDTV-capable Cable-TV system provider, without requiring a separate cable set-top box.

The LC-65D90U features an elegant titanium design with detachable speakers to ensure the sound is as outstanding as the picture. In addition, the included table stand easily removes for wall mounting applications.

Other features that distinguish the LC-65D90U: The TV Guide On Screen® electronic program guide, HDMI, DVI-I and 2 HD component video inputs as well as Sharp’s proprietary Quick Shoot video circuit, which enables fast response time of 12ms or less.

Features:

  • Next-Generation 16:9 LCD Panel from Sharp’s state-of-the-art Kameyama factory.
  • Full HDTV Spec (1920 x 1080)displays HDTV program images in 1080p and is compatible with off-air (terrestrial), cable and satellite HDTV broadcasts.
  • New 4-Wavelength Backlight System provides enhanced color reproduction with deeper, more vivid reds than previously possible.
  • TV Guide On Screen® electronic program guide provides easy sorting and tuning of channels.
  • High Brightness (450 cd/m2)AQUOS® Liquid Crystal Televisions are very bright. You can put them anywhere – even near windows, doors or other light sources – and the picture is still vivid.
  • High Contrast Ratio (800:1) provides incredible images whether you're watching dark or bright scenes.
  • Wide Viewing Angles (170º H x 170º V) Sharp's viewing angles are so wide, you can view the TV clearly from anywhere in the room!
  • Detachable Speakers / Included Table Stand are the ultimate in convenience.



Specifications: Panel Type 65" Active Matrix (a-si TFT) Advanced Super View LCD3

Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080

Brightness 450 cd/m2

Lamp Life 60,000 hours4

Viewing Angles 170º H / 170º V


*Reprinted from product information