I've been watching the posts for a a few weeks now trying to decide if I should return my LC37DB5U which came with a free 20" Aquos for the 40 or upcoming 90 series versions of the 37". Lots of good information here..thanks! Still haven't come to any decision though. Anyways...I recieved an email this morning from MIT Tech Review about new Sharps in Japan. I don't think it's been posted as I've read pretty much every post over the last two months. I appologize if it has been posted already. I just thought it was intersting. Probably won't see these over here (Canada) for a while.
By Associated Press
TOKYO (AP) --Sharp is fusing the personal computer with the digital TV in its latest flat panel television lineup that allows people to browse the Internet, watch high-definition broadcasts and store digital photos and music downloads.
The setup for Sharp Corp.'s Internet Aquos, shown to reporters Thursday, looks like a PC with a huge living-room style TV panel, and also comes with both a keyboard and a remote control device.
The product, which goes on sale late May only in Japan, sells for 550,000 yen (US$4,700; euro3,800) for the top model with a 37-inch panel and a recorder for high-definition digital broadcast.
Osaka-based Sharp, a major Japanese manufacturer of liquid crystal display TVs, is targeting sales of 300,000 this year with the Internet Aquos, including three other cheaper models. Two models can record only analog although all models show high-definition broadcasts.