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Sharp launches world’s biggest LED TV

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June 19, 2012

Sharp's AQUOS LC-90LE745U is the world's largest LED TV with a 90-inch screen size

Sharp's AQUOS LC-90LE745U is the world's largest LED TV with a 90-inch screen size

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It might not be as big as the 152-inch plasma TV Panasonic has been parading around, but Sharp is claiming the title of the world’s biggest LED TV with the launch of the 90-inch AQUOS LC-90LE745U. Measuring nearly four feet (1.2 m) tall and six feet (1.8 m) across, you’ll need a fair chunk of free space to place this monster. Unfortunately, with a retail price of US$10,999.99, you’ll also need some pretty deep pockets.

Despite the 90-inch screen, the AQUOS LC-90LE745U is less than 5-inches (12.7 cm) deep and tips the scales (sans stand) at 141 lbs (64 kg), which Sharp says makes wall mounting “easy.” Since you probably won’t have a lot of spare cash to splash about after slapping down your hard earned on the TV, Sharp points out that it uses less energy than two 75-watt light bulbs and averages just $28 a year to run – you’ll probably also save a bit of cash by not having to go to the cinema anymore.

While a TV of this size might have benefited from 4K x 2K resolution – at least down the track when there’s some content available - you’re stuck with 1080p. You do get localized dimming of the 500 LED backlight array that results in an 8,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, (AquoMotion) 240 Hz refresh rate, and 3D, with two pairs of active shutter glasses thrown in for good measure.

Built-in Wi-Fi provides access to Sharp's SmartCentral hub

The built-in Wi-Fi allows users to take advantage of Sharp's SmartCentral hub that provides direct access to a variety of apps and video on demand services, including Netflix, YouTube, CinemaNow, Hulu Plus and VUDU. There’s also an integrated web browser and Skype support with the use of an optional webcam.

Sharp’s AQUOS LC-90LE745U is available now. That price again: $10,999.99.

Source: Sharp

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4 Comments

You know that's not really to bad for a T.V. of that size and type considering that a 42" plasma screen cost 5 grand back in 2000 and most those only last 5 years! If I were in the market I'd love to have this! :-)

mrhuckfin
19th June, 2012 @ 04:16 am PDT

Be obsolete in 2 or 3 years with 4 K coming.

chidrbmt
19th June, 2012 @ 11:54 am PDT

Wish they would stop referring to these as 'LED TVs' when, in reality, they are LDC TVs with LED backlights. There is only one LED TV, the Sony 55" Crystal LED TV (not counting the OLED things they keep wasting time with). I've been advocating an LED display (and LED TV) for years. We have the LED signboards that work pretty well. Only one problem with those: they use round LEDs, which results in quite a bit of space between each LED. Not bad if viewed from a distance, but pretty lousy from closer up. I always wondered why no one uses square or rectangular LEDs that could be packed right up against one another, eliminating any gaps, and resulting in a much better image. But what do I know?

DennisL
19th June, 2012 @ 03:03 pm PDT

@DennisL, I believe they use round LED's because square LED's will distort the image in the corners differently to the edges so the image would look very strange.

Robert Sanderson
19th June, 2012 @ 08:19 pm PDT
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