Sharp Quattron 3D TV Unveiled; Sharp’s 3D Blu-Ray Players to Arrive Soon

June 2, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Sharp has unveiled its new 3D TV called Quattron and has also announced two new 3D-enabled Blu-Ray players to be launched by the company. The Quattron 3D TV comes with the four pixel color technology as it contains yellow color pixels in addition to the standard red, blue and green pixels.

The LV series of the Quattron 3D TV will be launched in varying screen sizes of 40, 46, 52 and 60 inches. All of them will have a resolution of 1080p and will have a thickness of 3.9 cms. These LCD TVs will be equipped with LED backlight as well.

The 3D video that can be displayed on this Quattron TV can be viewed with the help of the AN-3DG10 3D glasses, which can be bought separately for a price of 10,000 yen (about $75). The glasses will be available in silver, blue and red colors. The Quattron TV is also capable of converting 3D video to 2D by simply pressing a button. Content from the TV can also be recorded to a USB hard drive and support for WiFi is also present in the TV. The Quattron 3D TV is scheduled to release in Japan on July 30 although the release dates for other countries are not clear.

Sharp has also announced two 3D Blu-Ray players called the Aquos BD-HDW700 and the BD-HDW70. The BD-HDW700 will be equipped with a 2 terabyte hard drive for video recording while the BD-HDW70 will come with a 1 terabyte hard drive for the same purpose. The Blu-Ray players can also be connected to the home network to play videos on an Aquos TV placed in a different room.

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