Following on the heels of Panasonic and Samsung, Sharp Electronics has revealed that they will begin shipping 3D TVs in the latter half of 2010. 3D technology has been all the range ever since the phenomenal success of Avatar, and it looks like there will be quite a bit of demand for 3D TVs in the coming months and years.
The Sharp Quattron 3D TV will be unique in that it will extend Sharp’s four-color Quattron technology. Most televisions use 3 colors – red, blue, and green – but Sharp’s Quattron televisions add a fourth color: yellow. This provides users with a richer visual experience. Quattron TVs are also some of the thinnest on the market. They typically have a thickness of only 40mm. It is unknown whether they will be able to keep their TVs so thin once they add in the 3D technology, but you can still expect them to be some of the most compact 3D televisions on the market.
The Sharp Quattron 3D TVs will come in 4 different sizes: 40, 46, 52 and 60 inches. A 60-inch 3D TV is one of the largest ever announced and promises to being the television viewing experience to a whole new level. In order to watch programming in 3D, a pair of glasses will be required. These glasses aren’t included in the purchase price and will cost an additional 10,000 yen (about £75) each. You’ll need a pair for each person, so you should take that into consideration when making your purchase.
Sharp also announced that they will be releasing two 3D Blu-ray players, the Aquos BD-HDW70 and the BD-HDW700. Both will contain more than a terabyte of data storage for all your movie and media files.
Sharp has also announced that the 3D TVs will come equipped with quite a few modern extras, such as the ability to connect to your computer via WiFi or USB. They will begin shipping in Japan in July 2010.