January 09, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
The writers’ strike has probably left you longing for original TV programming. Those with Sharp‘s new Special Edition AQUOS line can laugh in the faces of those clinging to the “originality” of “Celebrity Apprentice.”
The AQUOS SE94 series includes three models: the 65-inch LC-65SE94U ($10,999.99), 52-inch LC-52SE94U ($4,199.99) and 46-inch LC-46SE94U ($3,199.99). Each has a 16:9, 1080p picture, as well as AQUOS Net, a new service that will allow owners to access web-based content and customer support.
To get the Net, users will configure “widgets,” which provide weather, stocks, and other info—all while watching TV. The support service, AQUOS Advantage Live, allows Sharp’s tech people to access your TV, adjust settings, and possibly keep you from watching “Cavemen.”
Specs on the line include a contrast ratio of 27,000:1, 120Hz-frame rate conversion, three HDMI inputs, and a viewing angle of 176 degrees.
The 52- and 65-inch models will be available this month, with the 46 coming in February. A conversion kit is also coming in April, to allow users to get AQUOS Net in other rooms, via Power Line Communications adapters.
Read the Entire Press Release Here.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.