Sharp Japan has announced their latest range of HDTVs, the AQUOS DX3 series, with screen sizes ranging from 32- to 52-inches and each packing an integrated Blu-ray recorder. The Sharp AQUOS LC-52DX3, LC-46DX3 and LC-40DX2 all support Full HD 1080p resolution on screens measuring 52-, 46- and 40-inches respectively, together with 2m:1 contrast ratios, ethernet and BD-LIVE support.
Meanwhile the AQUOS LC-32DX3 has a 1,366 x 768 720p HD display, but keeps the same 2m:1 contrast and network connectivity. It gets two HDMI ports – the larger models have three – together with analog RGB, VGA, USB and other video connections.
The network hook-up can be used for streaming DLNA media around the home, and there’s also support for Japan’s various TV widget and internet streaming content services; we’re guessing Sharp would switch that to things like Netflix should they bring the new DX3 range to the US. A single dual-layer Blu-ray can record up to 36hrs of 1080p content, and there’s a simple EPG for managing scheduling. No word on pricing as yet, but the 32DX3 will arrive on May 20th and the rest of the models on June 10th.