The folks at Sharp are this week revealing their 2012 lineup for televisions and it’s the AQUOS brand they’ll be sticking with for units ranging from a modest 42-inches all the way up to the gigantic 80-inch flagships. This lineup will bring the 5 and 6-series AQUOS LCD TVs with the relatively small 42-inch LC-42LE540U at $900 up to the 70-inch LC-70LE640U which will ring in at $3,000. Up on the higher end side of things you’ll see the flagship 80-inch LC-80LE844U 3D TV for just a bit more: $6,000 MSRP.
This series of televisions all work with LED backlights and Sharp’s own range of special features that make them uniquely Sharp. The 7-series Sharp AQUOS LCD TVs expand with a 60-inch and a 70-inch with a range in price between $2,300 and $3,000. These units are going to be available this month while the 5 and 6-series units will be out be the end of the month. The 8-series has three units, each of them with Quattron technology as well as Quad Pixel Plus II technology for “greater detail, smoother lines and color transitions.” This lineup also has a 60 and 70-inch unit, with the 80-inch unit being the one listed above.
There’s also a 9-series of units coming out with Quattron technology as well as a full-array LED backlight with localized dimming. These units will be available later this summer and do not yet have their prices set, one of them at 60-inches, the other at 70-inches, both of them working with 3D as well as 240Hz to run your eyeballs into the ground with delight. Stay tuned to Sharp for an exciting summer of television!
[via Consumer Reports]