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Sharp Debuts Aquos LED TVs; Adds Yellow to RGB

QuadPixel technology brings yellow into the mix as a primary color on new LEDs.


Arlen Schweiger · January 7, 2010

While most display manufacturers at CES 2010 were rolling out 3D product after 3D product at, Sharp was brightening our TV worlds with some yellow sunshine.

The company has gone one better than the typical RGB color combination output by adding Y to its new top-line LED-edge lit LCD series, Aquos LED.

The red, green, blue and yellow primary colors technology, called QuadPixel, can produce a trillion colors, going beyond what’s previously been seen in a TV (RGB giving us a mere billion or so).

That makes for “more sparkling golds, Caribbean blues and sunflower yellows,” says Sharp.

Sharp lined up a regular ol’ RGB flat panel beside one of the new Aquos LED to illustrate the perceptible differences. On the Aquos LEDs, looping footage of flowers simply dazzled with colors popping off the screen.

Of course, the QuadPixel technology wasn’t the only thing that makes these premium sets attractive. Sharp has hopped on the Netflix-streaming bandwagon and plans on adding other streaming video to its AquosNet service, so you can expect services such as Vudu to join the party.

The company’s AquoMotion 240 processing also makes for super smooth pictures even with fast-action scenes.

Aesthetically, the Aquos LEDs are just as striking as the images they produce. They’re crazy thin at just 1.6-inch depths and easy on the eyes with a subtle rounded edge border.

Sharp is also offering the largest of the high-end LE920 Aquos Series (it also introduced LE820/LE810 and LS510/LS410 lines).

Availability and pricing:

LC-68LE920UN will be available in May, pricing is TBD
LC-60LE920UN will be available in May, pricing is TBD
LC-52LE920UN will be available in May, pricing is TBD
LC-60LE820UN will be available in March for an MSRP of $3,999.99
LC-52LE820UN will be available in March for an MSRP of $2,999.99
LC-46LE820UN will be available in March for an MSRP of $2,399.99
LC-40LE820UN will be available in March for an MSRP of $2,199.99
LC-60LE810UN will be available in March for an MSRP of $3,499.99
LC-52LE810UN will be available in March for an MSRP of $2,599.99
LC-46LE810UN will be available in March for an MSRP of $2,099.99
LC-40LE810UN will be available in March for an MSRP of $1,799.99



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