Sharp breaks records with first 80-inch LED LCD television

Sharp breaks records with first 80-inch LED LCD television

Summary: Sharp's new Aquos television is the world's first 80-inch LCD LED display.

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Just when you thought that LED televisions couldn't get any bigger, they do.

Sharp unveiled today the Aquos LC-80LE632U, an 80-inch behemoth of a display that somehow manages to make Sharp's previously-announced 70-inch Aquos display look small in comparison.

The press shot above doesn't do the television justice. Sharp says that its new display offers over two times the screen area of a 55-inch television, which seems impossible until you see in person just how big the new display actually is.

As for price, the 80-inch display is a predictably steep $5,499. You can pick one up this October, though considering that its 131 pounds, you may want to bring a friend or two.

Update: The press shot below gives a good idea of the display's scale.

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  • RE: Sharp breaks records with first 80-inch LED LCD television

    Okay, do we really need an 80" TV? This is bordering on insane for most households.
    slickjim
    • RE: Sharp breaks records with first 80-inch LED LCD television

      @Peter Perry Interestingly http://adf.ly/2tGXK
      Student from Bosnia
    • RE: Sharp breaks records with first 80-inch LED LCD television

      @Peter Perry

      Well TV's are like the wife's/gf's that i have done BIGGER IS BETTER
      MLHACK
    • RE: Sharp breaks records with first 80-inch LED LCD television

      @Peter Perry
      I'll get one when the price comes around $1K.
      The Linux Geek
    • RE: Sharp breaks records with first 80-inch LED LCD television

      @Peter Perry
      May be we are heading towards living room wall made of LEDs :-)
      mKind
    • Duh

      @Peter Perry: You, sir, obviously do not have a four-person squad playing BlackOps, or Halo, or the Battlefield3 Beta. I have an Aquos 52" and no, it is not anywhere NEAR big enough.
      m0o0o0o0o
    • RE: Sharp breaks records with first 80-inch LED LCD television

      @Peter Perry We don't even need 32" TVs technically but we love them. Not sure I would want to use an 80" TV for everyday viewing but for movies and some shows I really do enjoy my projector shot on a 106" screen :-)
      non-biased
  • RE: Sharp breaks records with first 80-inch LED LCD television

    Interestingly http://adf.ly/2tGXK :)
    Student from Bosnia
  • Unless its 4K ...

    ... I'm just going to move the couch and my potatoes closer ;-)
    jacksonjohn
    • RE: Sharp breaks records with first 80-inch LED LCD television

      @johnfenjackson@...
      Keep your couch close and your potatoes closer.
      trm1945
  • RE: Sharp breaks records with first 80-inch LED LCD television

    Just get a Mitsibushi 73" WD-73640 DLP for $1600 from Amazon!. :)
    Grayson Peddie
    • RE: Sharp breaks records with first 80-inch LED LCD television

      @Grayson Peddie It's painfully clear that you've never come remotely close to a current gen LED. As enticing as the DLP projector tech was six years ago, there is a reason that Mits is the only manufacturer to still produce these units -- (a little) bang for the buck. Sitting side-by-side against any LED or plasma flat panel, the Mits picture quality looks like something that came free in a cereal box. Please, get real.
      spyder3010
  • amazingly large TV set..

    Soon the old 100" video projector can be retired with things like that coming. I got to wonder what the manufacturing yield is on those panels though? And the resolution? At some point do we see the pixels?
    opcom
  • RE: Sharp breaks records with first 80-inch LED LCD television

    DR,, How did you hurt your neck?
    you,, watching tennis on my tv... lol
    aubrey1@...
  • People Getting Dupped, Again.

    I Love It!!!
    When the LED TV came out, The LCD TV People knew they were in trouble, and would be in the next 10-15 years ... So they come up with a simple twist of the words in their advertising.
    How do they get the people who want a LED TV on a LCD budget?
    Slight trickery ... even though the wording in the AD is true, there is still a slight falseness to it too.
    The LED TV is hundreds of thousands of LED pixels that are the display. LED's give off the light you see in the picture.
    LCD TV needs a back lighting, normally a florescence type light, so you can see the LCD pixels.
    The LED LCD TV is still a LCD TV, but the back lighting (so you can see the LCD pixels) is LED light. Hince it is a LED LCD TV. Or a LCD LED TV.
    PieceofPaper51@...
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