It's doubtful that we'll see these hit the States since the new Quattrons pack a Blu-ray recorder.
What is it about America and Blu-ray recorders? For some reason, they just haven't taken off at all. Perhaps it's the convenience of hard drives and flash media, or maybe it's the huge amount of streaming content available.
Whatever the reason, Sharp has announced another pair of TVs that are unlikely to make it to the US. The new Quattron sets sport BDXL compatible Blu-ray disc recorders, which means users will be able to store huge amounts of content.
Even cooler, the built in Blu-ray recorder can play back 3D Blu-rays as well so there's no need to pick up an external player. There's no word on whether it can also record 3D content for playback, but it seems logical that it could do so.
The new Quattron LC-46LB3 and LC-52LB3 will be released in Japan on November 15th with a price still yet to be determined.