Sharp Debuts TVs With Built-In Blu-Ray Recorders
With a 50GB BD, up to about 21 hours and 40 minutes of compressed high-definition video can be recorded to disc. On the other end of the spectrum, about 2 hours and 10 minutes of the highest-quality video can be recorded on a 25GB BD. You can start recording to disc in as little as three seconds after a disc is inserted, and recordings can be scheduled using the integrated electronic program guide. The BD recorder also, obviously, acts a Blu-ray and DVD player movie--movies automatically start playing when they are inserted into the player.
| Aquos DX series (Credit: Sharp)|
The 52, 46, 42, and 37-inch models feature a native 1,920x1,080 resolution and a 2,000:1 static contrast ratio. The 32 and 26-inch models have a native resolution of 1,366x768 and a static contrast ratio of 1,500:1.
|Aquos DX series (Credit: Sharp)|
As to when the DX series will hit U.S. shores or how much they will cost, we're still waiting for a call back from Sharp. Akihabaranews.com reported the prices in Euros, which we have converted into U.S. dollars below. (Note that with the world economy’s current precarious state, currency values are highly volatile. So, what might be an accurate currency conversation rate as of when this story was written, might not be accurate by the time you read this.)
- 52-inch model (LC-52DX1-B/W): $4,800
- 46-inch model (LC-46DX1-B/W): $4,406
- 42-inch model (LC-42DX1-B/W/R): $3,660
- 37-inch model (LC-37DX1-B/W/R): $2,847
- 32-inch model (LC-32DX1-B/W/R): $1,959
- 26-inch model (LC-26DX1-B/W/R): $1,627