WSJ Reports Dell and Intel May Buy or Invest in Sharp – And Sharp Debuts 4K IGZO Display

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According to a recent Wall Street Journal story, Intel and Dell Computer are considering either buying or investing in Sharp Electronics. For now, the two companies are apparently readying an investment of over $240 Million in exchange for some corporate equity or stock exchange. In addition, San Diego-based Qualcomm is considering an investment as well. […]

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Sharp Introduces Digital Signage Software for Large Networks

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Sharp announced this week latest version of Sharp Digital Signage Software (SDSS) Pro, which is designed for use with large networks. SDSS Pro includes Pro Manager, a new interface that can manage up to 1,000 screens. Pro Manager combines the launcher, content distributor and panel controller that are separate functions with other SDSS versions. The […]

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Sharp’s New Software Update for Interactive Displays Includes Cool Apple-Style Launcher

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Sharp’s new Touch Display Launcher for its AQUOS BOARD Interactive Displays not only includes support for 10 languages, but also includes a much better GUI with an Apple-like carousel-style “launcher” software interface. The Touch Display Launcher is only available in Sharp Pen Software version 2.5, which can be downloaded from the AQUOS BOARD Interactive Display […]

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Sharp Debuts Commercial Grade LED HDTVs

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Nearly a year after most MCD manufacturers debuted LED-backlit LCDs, Sharp has finally launched a commercial-grade (meaning it can be on 24/7/365), LED edge-lit LCD display in 42″ and 46″ sizes. Dubbed the LB-T422U and LB-T462U, these displays are 1920×1080 LCDs that offer a 6000:1 contrast ratio and include HDMI, VGA and video ports, as […]

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Sharp First with 100GB Blu-ray: BDXL

Sharp is the first optical disc maker to launch a new Blu-ray format (BDXL) that offers 100GB to 128GB of storage. This is pretty interesting since Sony invented Blu-ray!  While the existing dual-layer Blu-ray format offers approximately 50GB per disc, the new BDXL format (by increasing the allowed layers on a disc from two to […]

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Sharp Finally Ships Long-Awaited Four-Color, 3D LCD TV

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Sharp Corporation has developed what they are claiming as the world’s first four-primary-color 3D LCD TV. Obviously requiring you to wear special 3D glasses, the 3D LCDs use a system based on time-sequential display technology with special active LC (liquid crystal) shutters in the glasses. In this system, images intended for the left and right […]

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Sharp Launches Six 3D Projectors

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Last week, Sharp announced its entry into the 3D presentation market with the introduction of six (yes, six!) 3D-ready DLP BrilliantColor projectors offering 3D projection from a single projector. All six projectors incorporate DLP Link technology, which allows for 3D projection when using compatible 3D field sequential content and active shutter 3D glasses that support […]

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Sharp Ships Their First Short-Throw Lens Projector

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Last week, Sharp begun shipping its first short-throw DLP BrilliantColor professional projector. The PG-F267X achieves a 100-inch diagonal image from a distance of 4.3 feet.  For rental applications where space is critical – but you don’t want people stepping on or around all the wiring, placing the projector rear-screen while not taking up a lot […]

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Despite Rumors to the Contrary, Sharp Says its Not Exiting LCD Projector Market

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Virtually the entire first quarter of 2009, Sharp has fought off rumors, verbally, that they were not exiting the LCD projector market — mostly generated due to their inability to ship their “C” Series projectors.  Well, Sharp has finally issued a memo that puts to rest the rumors — for now.  Production problems have forced […]

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Sharp Launches Two DLPs: One 16:9 and One 4:3

Sharp’s new DLP BrilliantColor PG-D4010X and PG-D3750W projectors are certainly among the highest brightness single-lamp DLP projectors currently on the market.  At 4000 and 3700 ANSI Lumens respectively, and specified 2200:1 contrast ratio, these projectors are high-end alternatives to the sub-$1000 projectors that many universities and K-12 institutions use – and shouldn’t.  These sub-$1000 projectors […]

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Sharp Launches Two DLPs: One 16:9 and One 4:3

Sharp’s new DLP BrilliantColor PG-D4010X and PG-D3750W projectors are certainly among the highest brightness single-lamp DLP projectors currently on the market.  At 4000 and 3700 ANSI Lumens respectively, and specified 2200:1 contrast ratio, these projectors are high-end alternatives to the sub-$1000 projectors that many universities and K-12 institutions use – and shouldn’t.  These sub-$1000 projectors […]

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Heavyweights to Hammer out Standard for Wireless Multi-Room Media Delivery

AMIMON, Hitachi, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony banded together to form a special interest group to develop a new industry standard for multi-room audio, video and control using Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) technology. They even say they’ll have it done by year’s end. The consortium points to the WHDI video-modem‘s ability to operate in […]

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Sharp Upgrades 65-Inch LCD Panels

Sharp announced the company is expanding its recently upgraded line of professional LCD monitors with the introduction of two enhanced 65-inch models – the PN-G655U for landscape mode applications and the PN-G655RU for portrait. Sharp also introduced a 52-inch screen size to fill in any gaps in the sizes the company offers. The 52-inch can […]

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Sharp Introduces Its First 3-Chip DLP Installation Projector

Sharp’s new XG-P610X is a 3-chip DLP projector specified at 6000 lumens, XGA resolution and 2000:1 contrast ratio. It uses the BrilliantColor chip from DLP. Sharp offers six lens options and redundancy through the dual-lamp design. It has built-in RJ-45 LAN. Two other BrilliantColor projectors from Sharp, the PG-F320W and XG-F315X, add a built-in network […]

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Sharp Goes With DLP For New 5200-Lumen Installation Projector With Six Lens Options

Sharp introduced a high-end install projector specified at 5200 ANSI lumens and 1200:1 contrast ratio. The XG-PH70X has XGA native resolution and six lens options allowing up to 116 feet from the screen. Five of the lenses are powered, so adjustments can be made remotely, and the sixth lens is a wide-angle fixed focus.  Power […]

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Sharp Brings New 46-Inch Digital Signage LCD to NSCA, Shows Portrait 65-Inch

Sharp introduced a 46-inch professional LCD display at NSCA. The PN-465U can be used in portrait or landscape mode. They also introduced the PN465UP, which adds a protective acrylic overlay to the same display. The PN-465U monitor has a two-megapixel 1920 x 1080 HD resolution with more than six million pixels. Other specs include a […]

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