Posted Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
Sharp's higher end sets are on their way to stores now, with the 80 behemoth coming later this month.
This is a big month for Sharp. Early in March the company's 6-Series TVs shipped out and now their 7 and 8-Series sets are headed to stores.
The 7-Series includes a 60" model at $2,299.99 and a 70" at $3,299.99. The sets incorporate built-in Wi-Fi for access to streaming content and social media through Sharp's SmartCentral. They offer active 3D and utilize LED edge lighting.
The 8-Series steps it up by adding in the yellow pixel that Sharp has become known for. You'll find the same edge LED lighting in the $2,699.99 60" model and $3,799.99 70" model, but things really get impressive when you go to the largest set. For $5,999.99 you'll get 80" of screen with full array LED backlighting and AquoMotion for a 480Hz refresh rate.
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