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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.