With CES and the Super Bowl behind us, it's now time for new HDTVs to hit the markets, including the latest Quattron HDTVs from Sharp. The company says its new series of Aquos LE835 3D LCDs will be "shipping soon," and has provided pricing details.
The four televisions in the series, which range in size from 40 inches to 62 inches, feature edge-lit LED panels, AquoMotion 240 to eliminate blur and artifacts from fast-moving action, and built-in Wi-Fi for access to Netflix and Vudu video streaming apps. Of course, they feature Sharp's Quad Pixel technology, which adds the yellow pixel to the red, green, and blue pixels that traditional sets use.
Below are the MSPR prices for the LE835 series:
However, the TVs have shown up for order at online retailer Provantage for much less:
While Sharp announced the Quattron LCDs last year to much fanfare, it hasn't helped its market share in the U.S. HDTV market. Its market penetration tumbled from 4.6 percent of total LCD shipments in the third quarter of 2010 to just 2.5 percent in the fourth quarter, according to research firm iSuppli. It's no doubt hoping these new 3D televisions will help reverse that slide.