Feel The Burn: New Sharp Aquos with Blu-Ray burner

August 7, 2009 by  

sharp_aquos_dx2Sharp introduced the world’s very first HDTV line with integrated Blu-ray players last year, so what could be next, you ask? How about BR burners? Yep, they did it, apparently.

The next DX2 series lineup one-ups the original DX models by adding Blu-ray burning as well. These do not feature the LED backlighting of the latest displays later this fall, but will settle for the more than adequate 15,000:1 contrast ratio shared with the other D-series televisions from Sharp.

According to reports, these sets will burn up to 30 hours of HD video on dual-layer Blu-ray discs via MPEG4 compression, which is very useful for those who like their movies and shows HD. We like it, even if the price may be a bit steep for some.

The price: from ¥170,000 ($1,740 USD) to ¥480,000 for the biggie. Ship date is estimated at September 15 but may take awhile to make it over to US shores; mainly a Japanese product for now. It’s only a matter of time though.

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