(Update: We got to see the Sharp 65″ LCD TV at CES, click here for photos)
They are too late for this year’s baseball playoffs but for the ultimate viewing experience next year check out the new LCD TV from Sharp.
The Sharp Aquos 65 Inch LCD TV announced today by Sharp is by far the world’s largest LCD TV. The massive 65 inch diagonal screen will be almost 57 inches wide and 32 inches high, and will display a massive 6.2 megapixels (1920 x 1080 pixels) resulting in a great high-definition TV experience.
Sharp doesn’t say much else in their press release (japanese) excelpt that the Sharp Aquos 65 inch LCD TV would be available in 2005 if they decide to go ahead with production.
Sharp’s 45 inch LCD TV currently goes for around $7000 and thier 37 inch can be bought for close to $3000, so I would expect a 65 inch LCD TV to be introduced at $10000 and would fall to $7000 within a few months.
If you can’t afford the 65 inch (and who can?), one side effect of this announcement is that prices for smaller LCDs should go lower.
LCD TVs typically outperform Plasma in screen life, picture quality, and brightness, so if you are in the market for a new TV don’t forget to consider them.
Personally I am looking to buy a 30 to 40 inch LCD TV in the next year, I’m just waiting for the right price.