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Sharp Ships Largest LED TV on Market

Sharp is selling its 70-inch Quattron LED LCD TV, which will include a 3D model later in 2011.


Sharp is now shipping its 70-inch LC-70LE732U LED TV, which it says is the largest LED-based TV on the market.

We got a peek at it at the CES 2011, now it's here. Sharp's 70-inch LED LCD TV (it's actually 69.5) is now available.

According to Sharp, this is the world’s largest LED-based TV, boasting 62 percent more viewing area than a 55-inch TV and equivalent to nine 19-inch TVs tiled together.

The LC-70LE732U carries an MSRP of $3,799. Three more models (including a 3D version) in the same size are coming later in 2011.

The LC-70LE732U comes with all of Sharp’s most current innovations, including Quattron technology that adds a yellow sub pixel to the standard red, blue and green makeup. It includes built-in Wi-Fi (no adapter required) for access to AQUOS Advantage Live (online, onscreen customer service), Netflix streaming, VUDU, CinemaNow, Facebook, Pandora, Twitter and Flickr.

Sharp says this model is based on a 10th generation panel with 6 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a 120Hz refresh rate. The new panel was optimized for advanced pixel control to minimize light leakage and a wider aperture to let more light through, which means better contrast and brighter image.

For connectivity, the new model includes four HDMI inputs and IP control, which allows users to control basic TV functions via a PC or Internet-connected tablet or control panel. The new Sharp is ENERGY STAR qualified with a power consumption of 237 watts.

Sharp will ship the 3D-enabled 70-inch LC-70LE735U this summer. The price on that model hasn’t been released.

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About the Author

Grant Clauser
Grant Clauser is a technology editor, covering home electronics for more than 10 years for such publications as Electronic House and Dealerscope. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had audio training from Home Acoustics Alliance and Sencore.

2 Comments (displayed in order by date/time)

Posted by Robert Kee  on  05/19  at  09:48 AM

I saw this set at BestBuy and it looks terrific. It was to bad they had it hooked up without HDMI and showing a Bluray music video as it was not the best way to demo the picture quality. I am waiting to see if the latter models 733,734 and the 735 series have local dimming. If the 732 had local dimming it would be hanging on my wall already. It is also very attrative at the price of under 3000.00 at BestBuy.
Thanks Bob

Posted by Mark Nagle  on  05/31  at  12:01 AM

I installed one today. It looked pretty good. Only problem is with a screen that big, an of the standard deff channels look horrible

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