Sharp AQUOS with Built-in Blu-ray
Remember how low-class it was to have a TV with a built-in VCR? No one would ever take that seriously. What if an HDTV had a built-in Blu-ray player? Better yet, add in an HDTV tuner too. Not too shabby, right?
Sharp is doing just that with their new AQUOS DX product line. In a variety of sizes ranging from 26-inches all the way up to 52-inches, these all-in-one units are just perfect for the techno-phobe who still wants the advantages of HD and Blu-ray.
Alas, they're not all in 1080p. The 26-inch and 32-inch models are "only" 1,366 x 768, while everything bigger are in Full 1080p HD. Nice.
They'll be available in Japan starting in late November, and globally sometime after. Prices in Japan will range from $1,963 to $4,909 depending on screen size.
First to the market with a built in. Nice work, Sharp! -Leslie Shapiro
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