Sharp Displays 108 inch at CES 2008

11/01/08

Sharp introduced a dramatic expansion in the range of LCD TV screen sizes including its 108 inch LCD, a groundbreaking size in the LCD TV industry at the International CES 2008, Las Vegas, USA, held 7-10 January.

SHARP 108 inch LCD

 

Prominent on the massive Sharp booth within the Las Vegas Convention Centre, the 108-inch LCD screen, which measures 52.9 inches high by 93.9 inches wide, features a Black Advanced Super View Full-Spec HD LCD panel 107.8 inches diagonal, manufactured at Sharp’s Kameyama Plant No. 2, the first plant in the world to use 8th generation glass substrates.

 

With this development, Sharp has demonstrated that it is possible to produce LCD TVs in sizes ranging from 13-inches to super-large sizes like the 108-inch, promoting the claim that LCD is the predominant display device in the flat-panel television market, which is forecast to grow dramatically in the future.

 

Since developing the world’s first 14-inch color TFT LCD TV in 1988, Sharp has consistently led the industry with larger screen sizes, introducing the first 45-inch model in 2004 and the first 65-inch LCD TV.  In addition to leading the movement toward larger screen sizes, Sharp has met the demand for superior image quality by achieving a resolution that is four times higher than that of current HD (4096 x 2160), the world’s highest contrast ratio (1,000,000:1) and the ultimate in fast-motion image processing with 120 Hz frame rate conversion and an incredible pixel response time of 4ms [milliseconds].

 

Sharp has reported that it is confident that LCD TVs will remain a steadily increasing percentage of the flat-panel TVs sold and it is working to further the evolution of LCD TVs based on the success of developing the 108 inch model with its 2.07 million pixels (1,920 x 1,080 pixels). Claimed as the world’s leading manufacturer of LCD TVs, Sharp will continue to develop state-of-the-art products.

 

 

SOURCE: Sharp Electronics Corporation, USA. 6th January 2008 – edits of Sharp press release by Stuart Hopwood, Group Editor, LCDTVinfo.com