NEWS: Sharp slims down 1080p TVs

Tue, 13 May 2008, 12:43pm

Aquos Lc-42B20E

The trend for slimmer and slimmer TVs continues apace, with Sharp announcing three new slim-line sets in its 1080p AQUOS range.

The B20 Series now incorporates the LC-37B20E (37in) and the LC-42B20E (42in), while the LC-46X8E (46in) has joined the X8 Series. The B20 TVs are 9cms thin at their thinnest point, which is thin... though as we reported elsewhere (see here), we've seen thinner!

Sharp hopes the B20 Series will offer a design as easy-on-the-eye as its picture, thanks to a new all-black frame, and of course the thin profile.

There's still room for three HDMI inputs, a built-in Freeview tuner and SRS TruSound speakers, while Sharp claims a 6m/s response time and a dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000:1.

The larger LC-46X8E doesn't seem to offer the same slim profile but does claim a smaller footprint stand to save you some space.

A quick search shows the 37in on sale for £949, the 42in for £1199 and the 46in for £1299. The 37in and 46in sets will be available exclusively in the UK from John Lewis, while the LC-42B20E will be available from all the usual places.

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