Sharp adds a touch of gold to AQUOS range with D83X models
By Darren Quick
November 29, 2007
November 30, 2007 Joining Sharp’s AQUOS family is the new D83X range of LCD TV’s featuring styling similar to their PD5 and PD7 stablemates with the familiar piano black finish, but adding a champagne gold colored line inset and new blade boundaried edge. It is not just the aesthetics of the TV that have received a makeover with the entire D83X range featuring full HD next generation Advanced Super View (ASV) LCD panels from Sharp’s Kameyama plant in Japan.
The D83X range measures only 3.7-inches deep without the stand and is available in 42, 46, and 52 inch screen sizes. Offering full HD 1920 x 1080p resolution the TV’s also feature Sharp’s 100Hz Fine Motion Advanced for smooth reproduction of fast moving images and 24-frame Movie Sync for watching Hollywood movies exactly as the producer intended. An impressive dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and 450 cd/m2 brightness courtesy of Sharp’s ‘RGB Plus’ system backlight ensure high-standard picture clarity and color reproduction. The TV’s also include an inbuilt digital tuner for digital broadcasts, inbuilt Teletext circuit and Electronic Program Guide (EPG) system.
On the audio front the TV’s employ SRS TruSurround combined with a high quality digital amplifier to deliver what Sharp describes as sophisticated theater style audio. The 30W power audio output is delivered from the front speaker system which is discretely recessed under screen. A wide range of connectivity options are also on offer including, 2 Component , 3 AV-In, a PC in (D-sub 15pin), and 3 HDMI inputs featuring AQUOS Link, which enhances the compatibility between AQUOS Blu-ray Players and AQUOS LCD TVs and allows the use one remote control for operation of both devices.
The D83X series is now available from Sharp Australiawith the LC42D83X going for a RRP of AUD$4,100, the LC46D83X priced at AUD$4,899 and the LC52D83X at AUD$7,099.