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Sharp launches Aquos 3D in Canada

 26 September 2010      

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (23 September 2010) - Sharp Electronics has rolled out its first 3D LCD televisions to the Canadian market with the first shipments of the Aquos Quarttron LE925 series.

Available in sleek, contemporary styled 60- and 52-inch screen sizes, these new TVs feature Sharp's quad pixel four-colour technology, which it believes deliverers a superior 3D experience with the brightest image reproduction on the market.

The company notes that the Quattron quad pixel technology adds the colour yellow to the traditional red, green and blue (RGB) TV colour filter to produce a markedly brighter, more vivid picture with superior colour reproduction.

Other proprietary technologies offered in the LE925 series include Sharp's X-Gen LCD panel whose Frame Rate Enhanced Driving and LED backlight side-mount scanning work together to also enhance brightness as well as overcome other aspects associated with 3D television, such as a lack of sharpness, definition and depth in images.

"We are excited to bring a truly unique 3D TV experience to Canadians that will show 3D content as it was meant to be seen," Sharp Canada Carmine Cinerari said in a statement. "Quattron 3D combines a series of technologies that no other manufacturer can offer to enhance the 3D experience and realize its full potential."

In addition to LE925 series, the Sharp 3D system includes companion infra-red, active shutter glasses, and the BDHP80U 3D Blu-ray disc player (both sold separately).

Sharp's active shutter glasses give viewers the option of watching the same content in 3D or 2D simultaneously. Each model in the 925 series comes equipped with two pairs of glasses.

The Aquos Quattron 3D is also able to up-convert 2D images to 3D, offering consumers added depth and detail in their favourite programming where available.

The 925 series integrates Sharp's Aquos Net service, a free web-based service that gives customers access to personalized information and content. It comes equipped with premium content services including Netflix streaming video. Netflix launched its Canadian service last week.

Both 925 series models are sold with a USB WiFi adapter to facilitate quick access to streaming and other web-based applications. A built-in USB media player and dual USB inputs enable immediate enjoyment of digital video, music and photos.

The LE925 series sports a contemporary design that complements the elegance of modern home theatres with a 1.6-inch thin depth and full-front panel glass that extends to meet the borders. These models also boast extremely low power consumption and are compliant with Energy Star Version 5.1 (2012).

The LC-60LE925UN is currently shipping to retailers with a suggested retail of $4,999. The LC-52LE925UN has a suggested retail of $3,999 while the BDHP80U blu-ray disc player is priced at $399.

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