January 08, 2011
by Matt Whitlock
Sharp just recently put out a press release unveiling a new line of Quattron 3D LCD TVs. The new 835 Series is a quartet of Quattron Quad-Pixel Plus LCD displays sized at the typical 40, 46, 52, and 60 inches. Each set in the line offers edge-lit LED X-Gen LCD panels and Sharp’s exclusive “AquoMotion 240 technology” which supposedly improves picture quality by virtually eliminating blur and artifacts from fast-moving onscreen action sequences.
The looks like the new 835 Series compliments, not replaces the current 925 Series. Pricing hasn’t yet been unveiled for the new line, but given the lower line designation we’re probably looking at more mass-market pricing.
Sharp has also unveiled a new 70” Quattron LCD TV, their biggest yet. Engadget’s Ben Drawbaugh called it out as a 3D set. As far as I can tell, the LC-70LE732U is a 120Hz 2D only set. A bummer for sure, but I’m really hoping Ben is right on this one.
Update: It looks like we’re all right. Word has it Sharp did show off a 70-inch 3D set during their press conference that will be part of the upcoming high-end LE935 series at some point down the road, although this wasn’t specifically called out in their press release. Hooray for super-sized 3DTVs!
To go along with the shiny new 3DTVs, Sharp’s also tossing a few more 3D Blu-Ray decks into the marketplace. Each one’s got a full HD 1080p/24 fps video output, as well as advanced installation and control features (RS232 on one and IP control on the others).
Aside from BD 3D playback, the BD-HP75U, BD-HP35U and BD-HP25U provide consumers access to content from a wide variety of Internet sources, including Netflix, VUDU, Pandora and YouTube.
Expect the BD-HP75U to hit in March for $329, while the BD-HP35U and BD-HP25U to ship in February for MSRP $299 and $249 respectively.
Check out more 3D coverage on Explore3DTV.com – Your Source for 3D News and Reviews.
Matt Whitlock manages several technology-focused community websites, including Explore3DTV.com
, and several others. With almost 15 years in the consumer electronics industry to draw from, his writings span a wide range of technology categories, from home entertainment systems to electronic gaming and everything in between.