Didn't Sharp already give us big hints here?
They publicly announced they will be the first to implement TruD HD on a 1080P set. Also at IFA they showed the XD1E model which is the D62 and the "HD1E" which should easily be the D92 model or in between. It should have 2500:1 increased contrast over 2000:1 for the previous model. The HD1E model was not shown with TruD HD on the spec sheet but we learned that it will include it. I'm sure Sharp is not going to give away all their secrets before CES.
I also found some interesting tidbits:
Potentially Sharp will look to update their models in December to potentially include (because they realize the current model will be outdated in 2-3 months...)to include 100/120hz but it is not clear if this means TruHD also but one would imagine.
The release for HDE1(D62) was October and XDE1(D92?) is January as fixed previously determined dates. It is rumored that Sharp is looking to include HDMI 1.4 in Q1 of 07???? to leap frog the competition (the 1.4 spec is not finalized or announced has it?). It may mean that they include the bandwith and requirements for 1.4 but not actually be according to 1.4 specs.
It is not clear if the 100/120hz model will be a new model number like we heard rumored a while ago (D72,D82?) or they will simply update the D62 or if it will even be in the US. From the information it was perceived that they would simply update the existing models. It was previously announced by a Sharp rep that they want three levels of HD (high, higher, highest...definition). This would coincide with D62, (D72,82?), and D92.
I also noted that a picture from IFA showed a Samsung model with "Motion Judder Canceller" http://www.aixess.de/ifa/2006/b/samsung/11.jpg
This means that Samsung already has the technology in demo form which is their answer to TrueHD or in fact is TrueHD from Micronas since Micronas has no exclusive agreement with Sharp. This document for the world market outlook actually lists the Micronas 100/120hz chip going full production Q3 2006. It was previously announced they provided some chips to Manufacturers 03/2006. http://archive.globalpresspr.com/sum...ions/DV603.PDF
Originally Posted by sfhub
I don't think they will have problems from a connecting the pins standpoint integrating a TruD HD chip, but there are things out their control and assumptions are being made that the TruD HD will be significantly free of major bugs, it will ship in quantity on time, and there will be no integration problems. It may be everything falls in place but there are dependencies when dealing with a new chipset.