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April 20, 2010

Sharp to Introduce Eight New Models in the DX Series of
LED AQUOS*1 TVs with Built-in Blu-ray Disc Recorder

More LED AQUOS Models to Debut

Sharp Corporation will introduce into the Japanese market eight models in the DX Series of LED AQUOS LCD TVs with built-in Blu-ray Disc recorders (52V-, 46V-, 40V-, and 32V-inch screen sizes*2).

These models, which represent the third in the series of Blu-ray equipped AQUOS LCD TVs, feature next-generation LCD panels that employ Sharp’s proprietary UV2A*3 photo-alignment technology and LED backlight system that enables precise control of light output to deliver superb image quality with a cinema contrast of 5,000,000:1*4. In addition, these models offer high energy efficiency that results in the industry’s lowest level of energy consumption*5, with annual power consumption 30% lower than previous models*6.

Further, in addition to the convenience expected from the “all-in-one” integrated design, including simple and easy recording to Blu-ray Disc and playback of Blu-ray Disc and DVD titles, these models feature even more sophisticated recording functions, such as an extended recording time of up to 36 hours*7 of full-HD video programming on a single Blu-ray Disc.

Press Release
Press Release
Product name Terrestrial/BS/CS110° Digital High-Definition LCD TV
Nickname LED AQUOS AQUOS
Model name LC-52DX3-B LC-46DX3-B LC-40DX3
-B/-W/-R
LC-32DX3
-B/-W/-R
LC-26DV7
-B/-W/-R
Color Black Black, white, red
Dot count (H x V) Full high-definition
(1,920 x 1,080)
High-definition
(1,366 x 768)
Suggested retail price Open
Date of introduction in Japan June 10, 2010 May 20, 2010
Initial monthly production 3,000
units
5,000
units
25,000
units
40,000
units
15,000
units

Major Features

1. Blu-ray Disc Recorder for recording and playback is integrated into the TV unit. Enables extended video recording time of up to approximately 36 hours*7 of full HD video programming on a single Blu-ray Disc.

2.
UV2A technology and LED backlight technology deliver high image quality (cinema contrast of 5,000,000:1*4) and high energy efficiency with the industryís lowest level of energy consumption*5 (annual power consumption 30% lower than previous models*6).

3.
Comes with AQUOS High-Picture-Quality Master Engine*8 and Preferred Image Sensor for automatically adjusting to viewers’ preferred image settings.
4. Home Network function enables users to play back recorded programs on an AQUOS Blu-ray Recorder*9 located in another room.
5. Compatible with AQUOS Familink II that provides an expanded feature set and a wider range of supported applications, via HDMI cable connection to peripheral equipment and devices.
*1 On 52V-, 46V-, 40V-, and 32V-inch models.
*2 “V-inch” is a measure of the true size of the flat TV screen, standardizing on the length of the diagonal dimension of the actual viewing area.
*3 Abbreviation of Ultraviolet induced multi-domain Vertical Alignment.
*4 The maximum contrast level a TV set is capable of achieving when playing back BD/DVD titles. On 52V-, 46V-, and 40V-inch models. (The ratio of maximum screen brightness for an all-white signal to the minimum screen brightness with an all-black signal; AV position set to “Dynamic.”)
*5 As of April 20, 2010. Comparison based on annual power consumption. For 52V-, 46V-, and 40V-inch digital HD LCD TVs for the Japanese market (in the same classification based on number of TV elements, display elements, and the presence or absence of video display and ancillary functions).
*6 Compared to previous models (DX2 Series introduced in September 2009); 52V-, 46V-, 40V-, and 32V-inch screen sizes.
*7 When using a Blu-ray Disc (dual-layer, 50GB). Sharp makes no guarantee as to actual recording time. Depending on the quality of the image recorded and other factors, actual recording time may be shorter or longer than stated here. Recording times are only estimates. Note also that the total of recorded time and free time (space) left on the disc may not add up to the total time (space) on the disc.
*8 On 52V-, 46V-, and 40V-inch models.
*9 Compatible models: BD-HDW55 and BD-HDW53 (as of April 20, 2010)

Specifications

Product name Terrestrial/BS/CS110° Digital High-Definition LCD TV
Model name LC-52DX3-B
Color Black
LCD
panel
Screen size 52V-inch
(115.2 H x 64.8 V cm; 132.2 cm on the diagonal)
Drive system TFT (thin-film transistor) active-matrix drive
Dot count 1,920 H x 1,080 V pixels
TV contrast*10 2,000,000:1 (cinema contrast 5,000,000:1*4)
Viewing angle Vertical: 176°, horizontal 176°
Backlight source Internal (white LED)
Speakers 6.5-cm diameter x 2
Max. audio output (JEITA) Total 20 W (10 W + 10 W)
AC power supply voltage 100 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 178 W
Standby power consumption 0.1 W
Annual power consumption*11 169 kWh/year
Main unit dimen-sions Display section only 126.8 W x 11.4 D x 78.1 H cm
With table stand 126.8 W x 28.7 D x 83.0 H cm
Main unit weights Display section only Approx. 25.5 kg
With table stand Approx. 30.0 kg
TV reception channels VHF channels 1 to 12, UHF channels 13 to 62, cable TV channels 13 to 63, digital BS channels 001 to 999, digital CS110° channels 000 to 999, digital terrestrial channels (excluding One-Seg) 011 to 528 (with cable TV pass-thru)
Input/output jacks HDMI input (3 sets)*12, D5 video input (2 sets), S2 video input, video input (3 sets), analog RGB input (with audio input jack), monitor output (changeable with video and audio input), headphone output, digital audio output (optical), B-CAS card slot, VHF/UHF antenna input, BS/CS110° antenna input, USB, LAN (10Base-T/100Base-TX), extension, BD-LIVE LAN, controller (RS232C), AC power input
Accessories Table stand (ready-to-assemble), wireless remote control, AAA dry cell battery (alkali), power cord, B-CAS card, tipover-prevention hardware, operation manual, easy userís guide, warranty card
*10 The maximum contrast level a TV set is capable of achieving (the ratio of maximum screen brightness for an all-white signal to the minimum screen brightness with an all-black signal; AV position set to “Dynamic”)
*11 Measured under standard conditions with AV position switch set to “Standard.”
*12 Supports 480i, 480p, 1080i, 720p, and 1080p.
Product name Terrestrial/BS/CS110° Digital High-Definition LCD TV
Model name LC-46DX3-B
Color Black
LCD
panel
Screen size 46V-inch
(101.8 H x 57.3 V cm; 116.8 cm on the diagonal)
Drive system TFT (thin-film transistor) active-matrix drive
Dot count 1,920 H x 1,080 V pixels
TV contrast*10 2,000,000:1 (cinema contrast 5,000,000:1*4)
Viewing angle Vertical: 176°, horizontal 176°
Backlight source Internal (white LED)
Speakers 6.5-cm diameter x 2
Max. audio output (JEITA) Total 20 W (10 W + 10 W)
AC power supply voltage 100 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 162 W
Standby power consumption 0.1 W
Annual power consumption*11 148 kWh/year
Main unit dimen-sions Display section only 113.0 W x 11.4 D x 70.2 H cm
With table stand 113.0 W x 28.7 D x 75.1 H cm
Main unit weights Display section only Approx. 21.5 kg
With table stand Approx. 26.0 kg
TV reception channels VHF channels 1 to 12, UHF channels 13 to 62, cable TV channels 13 to 63, digital BS channels 001 to 999, digital CS110° channels 000 to 999, digital terrestrial channels (excluding One-Seg) 011 to 528 (with cable TV pass-thru)
Input/output jacks HDMI input (3 sets)*12, D5 video input (2 sets), S2 video input, video input (3 sets), analog RGB input (with audio input jack), monitor output (changeable with video and audio input), headphone output, digital audio output (optical), B-CAS card slot, VHF/UHF antenna input, BS/CS110° antenna input, USB, LAN (10Base-T/100Base-TX), extension, BD-LIVE LAN, controller (RS232C), AC power input
Accessories Table stand (ready-to-assemble), wireless remote control, AAA dry cell battery (alkali), power cord, B-CAS card, tipover-prevention hardware, operation manual, easy user’s guide, warranty card
Product name Terrestrial/BS/CS110° Digital High-Definition LCD TV
Model name LC-40DX3-B LC-40DX3-W LC-40DX3-R
Color Black White Red
LCD
panel
Screen size 40V-inch
(88.6 H x 49.8 V cm; 101.6 cm on the diagonal)
Drive system TFT (thin-film transistor) active-matrix drive
Dot count 1,920 H x 1,080 V pixels
TV contrast*10 2,000,000:1 (cinema contrast 5,000,000:1*4)
Viewing angle Vertical: 176°, horizontal 176°
Backlight source Internal (white LED)
Speakers 6.5-cm diameter x 2
Max. audio output (JEITA) Total 20 W (10 W + 10 W)
AC power supply voltage 100 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 138 W
Standby power consumption 0.1 W
Annual power consumption*11 128 kWh/year
Main unit dimen-sions Display section only 99.0 W x 12.1 D x 62.8 H cm
With table stand 99.0 W x 24.7 D x 67.7 H cm
Main unit weights Display section only Approx. 15.5 kg
With table stand Approx. 21.0 kg
TV reception channels VHF channels 1 to 12, UHF channels 13 to 62, cable TV channels 13 to 63, digital BS channels 001 to 999, digital CS110° channels 000 to 999, digital terrestrial channels (excluding One-Seg) 011 to 528 (with cable TV pass-thru)
Input/output jacks HDMI input (3 sets)*12, D5 video input (2 sets), S2 video input, video input (3 sets), analog RGB input (with audio input jack), monitor output (changeable with video and audio input), headphone output, digital audio output (optical), B-CAS card slot, VHF/UHF antenna input, BS/CS110° antenna input, USB, LAN (10Base-T/100Base-TX), extension, BD-LIVE LAN, controller (RS232C), AC power input
Accessories Table stand (ready-to-assemble), wireless remote control, AAA dry cell battery (alkali), power cord, B-CAS card, tipover-prevention hardware, operation manual, easy user’s guide, warranty card
Product name Terrestrial/BS/CS110° Digital High-Definition LCD TV
Model name LC-32DX3-B LC-32DX3-W LC-32DX3-R
Color Black White Red
LCD
panel
Screen size 32V-inch
(69.77 H x 39.23 V cm; 80.04 cm on the diagonal)
Drive system TFT (thin-film transistor) active-matrix drive
Dot count 1,366 H x 768 V pixels
TV contrast*10 2,000,000:1
Viewing angle Vertical: 176°, horizontal 176°
Backlight source Internal (white LED)
Speakers 6.5-cm diameter x 2
Max. audio output (JEITA) Total 20 W (10 W + 10 W)
AC power supply voltage 100 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 99 W
Standby power consumption 0.1 W
Annual power consumption*11 83 kWh/year
Main unit dimen-sions Display section only 79.1 W x 12.0 D x 51.8 H cm
With table stand 79.1 W x 24.7 D x 56.0 H cm
Main unit weights Display section only Approx. 12.5 kg
With table stand Approx. 17.0 kg
TV reception channels VHF channels 1 to 12, UHF channels 13 to 62, cable TV channels 13 to 63, digital BS channels 001 to 999, digital CS110° channels 000 to 999, digital terrestrial channels (excluding One-Seg) 011 to 528 (with cable TV pass-thru)
Input/output jacks HDMI input (2 sets)*12, D5 video input (2 sets), S2 video input, video input (2 sets), analog RGB input (with audio input jack), monitor output (changeable with video and audio input), headphone output, digital audio output (optical), B-CAS card slot, VHF/UHF antenna input, BS/CS110° antenna input, USB, LAN (10Base-T/100Base-TX), BD-LIVE LAN, controller (RS232C), AC power input
Accessories Table stand (pre-assembled with main unit), wireless remote control, AAA dry cell battery (alkali), power cord, B-CAS card, tipover-prevention hardware, operation manual, easy user’s guide, warranty card
Product name Terrestrial/BS/CS110° Digital High-Definition LCD TV
Model name LC-26DV7-B LC-26DV7-W LC-26DV7-R
Color Black White Red
LCD
panel
Screen size 26V-inch
(56.48 H x 31.76 V cm; 64.80 cm on the diagonal)
Drive system TFT (thin-film transistor) active-matrix drive
Dot count 1,366 H x 768 V pixels
TV contrast*10 7,000:1
Viewing angle Vertical: 176°, horizontal 176°
Backlight source Internal (fluorescent tube)
Speakers 4 cm x 10 cm x 2
Max. audio output (JEITA) Total 10 W (5 W + 5 W)
AC power supply voltage 100 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 97 W
Standby power consumption 0.1 W
Annual power consumption*11 82 kWh/year
Main unit dimen-sions Display section only 67.6 W x 12.0 D x 45.2 H cm
With table stand 67.6 W x 22.8 D x 49.4 H cm
Main unit weights Display section only Approx. 11.0 kg
With table stand Approx. 13.5 kg
TV reception channels VHF channels 1 to 12, UHF channels 13 to 62, cable TV channels 13 to 63, digital BS channels 001 to 999, digital CS110° channels 000 to 999, digital terrestrial channels (excluding One-Seg) 011 to 528 (with cable TV pass-thru)
Input/output jacks HDMI input (2 sets)*12, D5 video input (2 sets), S2 video input, video input (2 sets), analog RGB input (with audio input jack), monitor output (changeable with video and audio input), headphone output, digital audio output (optical), B-CAS card slot, VHF/UHF antenna input, BS/CS110° antenna input, USB, LAN (10Base-T/100Base-TX), BD-LIVE LAN, controller (RS232C), AC power input
Accessories Table stand (pre-assembled with main unit), wireless remote control, AAA dry cell battery (alkali), power cord, B-CAS card, tipover-prevention hardware, operation manual, easy user’s guide, warranty card

Blu-ray Specifications (Common Features)

Name of models with built-in Blu-ray Disc recorder LC-52/46/40/32/26DX3, LC-26DV7
Recordable discs BD-RE Ver. 2.1 (single layer/dual layer)*13,
BD-R Ver. 1.1/1.2/1.2LTH/1.3/1.3LTH (single layer/dual layer)
Playable discs BD video, BD-RE Ver. 2.1 (single layer/dual layer) *13, BD-R Ver. 1.1/1.2/1.2LTH/1.3/1.3LTH (single layer/dual layer), DVD-RW/-R, DVD video, standard audio CDs, CD-RW/-R (audio CD format), DVD-RAM*14, DVD+RW/+R (video format finalized)
Recording compression method
(BD-RE/-R)
Video MPEG-2 TS, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio MPEG-2 AAC, Dolby Digital 2-channel
Approx. BD recording time*15 *16
(BD-RE/-R: 25GB)
Standard Terrestrial digital broadcast high- definition recording Approx. 3 hours
BS digital broadcast high- definition recording Approx. 2 hours and 10 minutes
Terrestrial analog SD recording*17 Approx. 8 hours and 40 minutes
2X mode
3X mode
5X mode
7X mode
8.5X mode
Approx. 4 hours and 20 minutes
Approx. 6 hours and 30 minutes
Approx. 10 hours and 50 minutes
Approx. 15 hours and 10 minutes
Approx. 18 hours and 00 minutes
Approx. BD recording time*15 *16
(BD-RE/-R: 50GB)
Standard Terrestrial digital broadcast high- definition recording Approx. 6 hours
BS digital broadcast high- definition recording Approx. 4 hours and 20 minutes
Terrestrial analog SD recording*17 Approx. 17 hours and 20 minutes
2X mode
3X mode
5X mode
7X mode
8.5X mode
Approx. 8 hours and 40 minutes
Approx. 13 hours
Approx. 21 hours and 40 minutes
Approx. 30 hours and 20 minutes
Approx. 36 hours and 00 minutes
Communications function Compatible with BD-LIVE™*18
Others BONUSVIEW™*18 compatible with AVCHD system
*13 Not compatible with cartridge discs.
*14 When using a DVD-RAM disk, the playback disk must be removed from the cartridge.
*15 Sharp makes no guarantee as to actual recording time. Depending on the quality of the image recorded and other factors, actual recording time may be shorter or longer than stated here. Recording times are only estimates. Note also that the total of recorded time and free time (space) left on the disc may not add up to the total time (space) on the disc.
*16 Standard recording is in MPEG-2 format; 2X to 8.5X recording is compressed video in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format.
*17 For terrestrial analog broadcasts, choose between standard (SP) mode and long play (LP) mode. When using a 50GB Blu-ray Disc, approximately 34 hours and 40 minutes of terrestrial analog broadcasts can be recorded in LP mode.
*18 BD-LIVE™ and BONUSVIEW™ require special Blu-ray Discs. Note also that the content and operation of proprietary and other images will vary from disc to disc.
Blu-ray Disc and its logo are trademarks.
HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
Java and all Java-related trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the US and other countries.
BD-LIVE™ and BONUSVIEW™ are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association®.
AVCHD and the AVCHD logo are registered trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.

Options

Wall-mount option available in combination with the dedicated option.
Unit must be mounted parallel to wall surface. Wall mount bracket assembly does not permit tilted mounting angles.

  Model Suggested retail price
(including tax)
Compatible models
Wall-mount fixture AN-52AG6 26,250 yen LC-52DX3, LC-46DX3
AN-37AG4 18,900 yen LC-40DX3
AN-37AG3 18,900 yen LC-32DX3
AN-130AG1 9,450 yen LC-26DV7




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