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Sharp AQUOS A-Series HDTVs hit Japan

Sharp AQUOS A-Series HDTVs hit Japan

Sharp just keeps cranking out the TVs! The latest in their AQUOS line is the A-Series. It's getting its first reveal in Japan and consists of three different HDTVs: the LC-52AE6 at 52-inches, the LC-46AE6 at 46-inches and the LC-40AE6 at 40-inches. But the best thing about them is they're green.

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Sharp Japan launched new Aquos D energy-saving LCDs

Sharp Japan launched new Aquos D energy-saving LCDs

Sharp Japan dished out a trio of low end LCDs, a new series of low power consumption and environmental friendly Aqous D lineup in 20, 26 and 32-inch HDTV displays with 1366x768 pixel resolution panel.

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Sharp audio systems include integrated SlotMusic

Sharp audio systems include integrated SlotMusic

Sharp has really been trying to bring innovation to their products over the last few years. At CES this year they introduced the new BD line of HDTVs with built-in Blu-ray players. Now Sharp has introduced the XL-DH258NH and XL-DH228NH audio systems complete with music integration (not pictured on the right).

These “music systems” come complete with and iPod dock (nothing too big their) and a USB port for “SlotMusic.” This iPod dock like many is top-mounted and allows both systems the compatibility to play music and charge all generations of Apple’s popular iPod line.

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Sharp’s Aquos BD Series Include Built-In Blu-ray Players

Sharp’s Aquos BD Series Include Built-In Blu-ray Players

Today Sharp announced the new BD series of LCD TVs that include built-in Blu-ray players. Focusing on the needs of consumers the series will be available in 54” 46” 42” 37”and 32” sizes. This new line will incorporate AQUOS Pure Mode as well as a Superview Panel to enhance the viewing experience.

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Sharp announces more efforts to become greener

Sharp announces more efforts to become greener

Today at in a press conference Sharp announced that they are taking extra steps to become more eco-friendly. The series of ultra thin LCDs are designed to be more eco friendly and are up to 30% more energy efficient than traditional LCD TVs using OLED technology.

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Sharp Aquos HN-PP150 digital photo printer & player

Sharp Aquos HN-PP150 digital photo printer & player

Sharp Japan have announced the Aquos HN-PP150, a photo printer that can also be used to display images on a TV via its HDMI output.  Images can be loaded onto the PP150 either via a memory card (with SD, SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro cards all supported), via USB 2.0 or by transferring them via InfraRed.  It can also be used to browse internet photo galleries.

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Softbank Sharp Aquos Fulltouch 931SH is impressive

Softbank Sharp Aquos Fulltouch 931SH is impressive

This cell phone is definitely worth talking about. The Softbank Sharp Aquos Fulltouch 931SH phone features a crystal clear screen, quality specs and a generally stylish appeal that many would flock to.

The screen is the biggest draw here, no question. Sporting a 1024 x 480 resolution, this 3.8-inch display is actually a touchscreen. Funnily enough, the resolution is similar to that which is provided on notebooks, not cell phones, so this is really a cut above.

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Sharp LCD Panel gets memory

Sharp LCD Panel gets memory

Sharp recently showed off a new LC panel that's outfitted with memory, so that even if it loses its power source, it will still keeps the last displayed content on. The new panel was exhibited at FPD International 2008, and from the looks of it, has made quite a splash.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 42 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 42 2008

Biggest news of the week has to be Apple's MacBook event on Tuesday, where Steve Jobs announced the new MacBook and MacBook Pro - complete with slick unibody aluminum casings - together with a MacBook Air upgrade and a brand new 24-inch Cinema Display.  Check out our full summary of all the news, then stop by the MacBook and MacBook Pro video unboxings.

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Sharp Softbank 9225H smartphone and MID

Sharp Softbank 9225H smartphone and MID

Occasionally it's nice to glance into the distance and see what our friends in the Far East are enjoying (and then usually drool uncontrollably while cursing the current state of our own electronics).  Today it's the turn of the Sharp Softbank 9225H, a cellphone-cum-MID with a 3.5-inch widescreen VGA display and full QWERTY keyboard.

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Sharp unveils World’s first LCD TV with built-in Blu-Ray recorder

Sharp unveils World’s first LCD TV with built-in Blu-Ray recorder

Skip the wiring; Sharp newest Aqous DX line of LCD TVs features a built-in Blu-ray recoder to simplify your home HD-media connectivity. Contents are converted and compressed at MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format, the higher compression rate results in 5 times more storage space compare to a direct recording mode. A 50G dual layer BD media can record up to 22 hours of such content. Digital audio can be output via bitstream and video displays at native form of 1080/24p.

Sharp Solar-Powered 52-inch HDTV with LED-backlight

Sharp Solar-Powered 52-inch HDTV with LED-backlight

Sharp have been demonstrating a solar-powered HDTV at CEATEC 2008, capable of operating solely from the power generated from sunlight.  The 52-inch set uses an LED backlight and other energy-efficiency technology so as to reduce it's power requirements to just 220kWh; coincidentally, that's the same amount as the solar panel generates.

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