Sharp has previewed its Aquos Full HD LCD screens for the UK market. Four models are featured in the brand’s LC-XD1E range, ranging from 37-inch models, to 42-, 46- and 52-inch. The sets use 1920 x 1080 glass and can accept a 1080p native signal.
All the models have a high-gloss black finish and a variety of new picture improvement technologies. The LC-46XD1E and LC-52XD1E (pictured) promise 4 millisecond response times and 2,000:1 contrast (10,000:1 if you use the Dynamic Contrast Enhancement mode). The smaller LC-42XD1E and LC-37XDE1E models have a 6 millisecond response time and 1,200:1 contrast.
For greater colour fidelity, the screens include Sharp’s four-wavelength backlight system, which includes an additional crimson red as well as the standard RGB colours. This is said to make for more vibrant reds and better skin tones.
All the models have Freeview tuners and two HDMI inputs.
Tommaso Monetto, Sharp’s product manager for LCD TV enthuses “Full HD opens up a vastly new viewing experience, giving an incredible life-like, detailed picture that people have never encountered before.”
All the screens originate from Sharp’s new 8th generation manufacturing plant in Kameyama, Japan.