Feeds
80%
Sharp Aquos Quattron

Sharp Aquos LC-46LE821E 46in quad-pixel TV

Do yellow sub-pixels really make for a better picture?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Review While the rest of the TV industry goes romping off into the third dimension, Sharp has decided to do its own thing by focusing instead on the "fourth pixel". The "Quattron" technology in its new range of Aquos-brand LCD sets gives them yellow pixels in addition to the standard red, green and blue primary colours.

Sharp Aquos Quattron

Sharp Aquos LC-46LE821E: pick of the pixels?

Sharp claims that this "quad-pixel" design produces a wider range of colours than conventional RGB models, resulting in a brighter and more realistic picture.

The Aquos is certainly striking to look at – even before you’ve turned it on. I was able to test the 46in model in the LE821 series, which measures only about 37.5mm thick and is finished off with neat silver trim. I also liked the translucent panel that runs along the bottom edge of the screen and glows as you press the touch-sensitive controls on the panel.

Sharp quoted a price of £1999, although I’ve seen it selling for £1600 on the net. There’s also a 40in model priced at £1599, and a 52in model on the way soon, as yet un-priced.

Sharp Aquos Quattron

All the ports are well positioned for easy access

Apart from the yellow pixel, the 46LE821E is a standard HD television. It provides 1080p full HD resolution, with 100Hz refresh and panel-edge LED backlighting. There are four HDMI connectors on the left-hand edge of the unit, along with single Scart and RGB inputs, headphone and digital audio outputs, a USB port, CI slot, VGA connector for a PC, and an Ethernet interface.

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars
Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe
I'll have a handset delivered. Judge us after you try us...
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.