Are you finding that LCD pictures look a bit dull? Sharp’s newest Aquos HDTVs add yellow to the mix to max out the colors.
Physicists tell us that all visible colors can be derived from three primary colors: red, green, and blue. That’s why TV screens are comprised of tiny red, green, and blue pixels. But what do physicists know? Do they even actually watch TV? The engineers at Sharp figured they could improve color reproduction by employing an additional color filter that adds yellow to the usual RGB trio. This approach, they claim, enables TVs to display more than a trillion colors with particularly good results on hard-to-reproduce hues such as the brilliant yellow of brass instruments.
To prove the point, Sharp is introducing LCD HDTVs that incorporate the new technology. The lineup includes the LE820 Series, which ranges in size from 40 to 60 inches. The 1.6-inchthin LED-backlit TVs display images at a 120-Hz frame rate and have a LAN port (Aquos Net) to stream video, including movies from Netflix, over the Internet. Other connections for the TVs in this series include four HDMI jacks, an RBG PC input, and a USB port. If you like looking at images of French horns, sunflowers, and gold (who doesn’t?), then one of these should be your next TV.
LC-60LE820UN (60-inch), $4,000
LC-52LE820UN (52-inch), $3,000
LC-46LE820UN (46-inch), $2,400
LC-40LE820UN (40-inch), $2,200
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