One of the stars of the 2002 RACV Home Show was the Sharp AQUOS LCD flat-screen television. Gizmo watched as the AQUOS, which lacks photogenic pizzaz but has real visual presence, drew significant crowds with its slim profile and outstanding image clarity which can be viewed at an angle of 170 degrees. Apart from the obvious advantages of weight and size that the units to be hung picture-style on the wall, AQUOS displays are designed to receive signals from several different sources including DVD, TV, video, video cameras and projectors. Sharp has released 15" and 20" AQUOS models featuring an anti-glare coating as well as reduced flicker levels and low power .
Because of its ability to display signals from various sources including images and special effects generated on PC, Sharp also see a role for these screens in broadcasting and post-production areas. Currently available in 15" and 20" models at a cost of AUS$2,295 and AUS$5,995 respectively.
For further information see www.sharp.net.au.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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