In the “Wait a Second” File: Sharp HDTV with built-in Blu-Ray, but no 1080p

May 22, 2009 by  

sharp-aquos-dx-20_smallYes, this is one of stranger releases in recent memory; a LCD HDTV from Sharp with a built-in Blu-Ray player (very nice), but its only 720p, not 1080p. So you won’t get to see your discs in full resolution. May we ask… why?

For reasons unknown, the Sharp set only has a 1,366 x 768 resolution, which in our book, is a deal-breaker for this kind of gadget.

This will be mainly released in Japan at first, with releases elsewhere to possibly follow (and hopefully they rethink the 1080p thing for a US release). Other specs include a digital tuner, 1,500:1 contrast ratio and 450? brightness. You can choose between black and white colored models for retail ¥150,000 ($1,593 USD) near the end of June or so.

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  1. Kin says:

    This is very strange indeed, do they not like 1080p in Japan?