Sharp seems to have been a little quiet on
the LCD front this year, but the lure of the approaching HDTV era has put that
to rights as it seeks to offer two new series of smart HD Ready LCD tellys for
people now wanting to examine the benefits of having gigantic home theatre screen.
Sharp’s Aquos range of LCDs, which has the P50 as its flagship, now has two new
series to broaden the range. The GD7 forms part of the titanium style range and
comes in 32″ and 37″ sizes. Unlike previous titanium models, Sharp has sensibly
integrated a digital tuner into the unit which will save you a few quid at
least. The GA6 is similar in style to the GD7 and will be available in 26″, 32″
and 37″ but comes without the integrated digital receiver.
The GD7 boasts a resolution of 1366 x 768
enhanced by Advanced Super View and Black TFT technology imbuing it with
an 800:1 contrast ratio and 450cd/m2 brightness. You also 170 degree viewing
angles and connectivity of HDMI , 2 SCARTS, S-Video and PC inputs. The unit
also contains 2 x 10W speakers with Virtual Dolby Surround.
The GA6 series are capable of 1366 x 768
resolution and offers the same performance and connectivity as the GD7 models but
integrates Quick Shoot technology that smoothes video playback plus Optical
Picture Control which adjusts the screen brightness to suit the room.
The GD7 and GA6 series of the Aquos range
will be available from September, but there is no word on prices just yet.
via Home Cinema Choice