Sharp shows 'world's first' 1080p 22in LCD TV
Sharp has launched a pair of small-size LCD TVs that it claimed are the first of their kind to support 1080p 'full HD' resolution.
Three screens are included in the roll-out, all of which will go on sale under Sharp's Aquos brand, part of the P series. In addition to the 22in and 26in models - they're the market leading models - the line-up also includes a 32in 1080p screen.
Sharp's Aquos P series: world's first 1080p 22in LCD TV?
All three have a viewing angle of 176° and a brightness of 400cd/m². They have contrast ratios of 1200:1 (22in), 1500:1 (26in) and 2000:1 (32in).
Initially pitched at the Japanese market, the TVs incorporate digital TV tuners with a picture-in-picture capability. They also feature a pair of HDMI ports, Japanese S2 and D5 video inputs, a 10/100Mbps Ethernet port, and a phone line link.
Sharp also claimed the TVs were PC friendly - all of them come with DVI-D and VGA ports.
Sharp is leaving the pricing to Japanese retailers, so there's no guide to how much the three screens will cost if they make it over here.
But Lenovo's 22-incher has even higher resolution
As reported by The Register six weeks ago, the L220X can display 1920 x 1200, which surpasses HD (1920 x 1080):
It shouldn't be difficult to turn the L220X into a dual-purpose monitor/TV.