Sharp outs 90in monster LED TV
Big screen experience
If that 65in HD TV you just bought is starting to look at little… small, Sharp has the answer: what it claims is the world's largest LED-backlit LCD TV the 90in Aquos LC-90LE745U.
Launched last night in the US - there's no word yet on a UK release; over here we're limited to 80in for now - the 3D-capable set has built-in Wi-Fi and comes with a stack of smart TV apps, including Facebook, Twitter and Netflix.
It does field interpolation at up to 120Hz for smoother motion while the array backlight is refreshed at 240Hz. It offers a 8,000,000:1 contrast ratio and packs in four HDMI ports; two 10W speakers and a 15W sub-woofer; and two USB ports.
The whole thing takes up 2m x 1.2m x 43cm when it's placed on its stand and weighs 68kg.
And the price is equally bulky: $11,000 (£7036). ®
With screen dimensions of 80.875" by 47.6875" and a resolution of only 1920x1080, we're getting the not-too-stellar native resolution of 22 to 23dpi. I think I had a mobile phone with more dots per inch ten years ago. Lovely.
Lets talk about that Elephant in the room
If I brought this TV home my wife would divorce me on the basis that whilst we could install it in the lounge there would be little room for us to sit in the same lounge and watch it.
I guess based on that size though it could be marketed as an "immersive" televisual experience in a domestic setting........
In reality this panel can only find a home in commercial settings or celebrity mansions with huge TV rooms. However it showcases Sharp's technology, but I doubt it will sell in large numbers.
One final thought though, its not the most attractive panel out there, I still think the latest high end Samsung's are more appealing in asthetic terms and the Panny's in performance terms.
We just marked that out on the wall in the office that has the large whiteboard on it. It is bigger than the whiteboard - by quite a decent margin. Infact, it is so big, I wouldn't need to decorate the living room wall ever again - because I wouldn't be able to SEE the living room wall.
Why does the word "backlit" always seem to magically disappear from the headline or strap line when people are talking about LED-backlit tellies?