Per Sharp's Press release today, looks like the 2012 8 series 60 and 70 inch panels will be edge lit with only the 8 series 80 inch being full array at a much higher price point.
Sharp continues to go BIG: new models in the 55-inch plus category
Sharp AQUOS 7-Series 3D LED TVs
The new 7-Series AQUOS 3D TVs models in screen size classes of 60- and 70-inches (LC-60LE745U and LC-70LE745U) feature a newly designed ultra-slim bezel design with a rich black-brushed aluminum finish. These Full HD Active 3D edge-lit LED TVs feature high-performance AQUOS LCD Panel, full HD 1080p and 120Hz refresh rate. The 7-Series also features built-in WiFi, SmartCentral and four HDMI inputs.
LC-60LE745U - $2,299.99
LC-70LE745U - $3,299.99
Sharp AQUOS Quattron 8-Series 3D LED TVs
Sharp's 8-Series AQUOS Quattron 3D LED TVs in screen size classes of 60-, 70- and 80-inches (LC-60LE847U, LC-70LE847U and LC-80LE844U) offer a sleeker look with a newly designed ultra-slim bezel with a black brushed aluminum finish. All feature built-in WiFi with SmartCentral, Full HD Active 3D, and Quattron technology with Quad Pixel Plus 2 for more vivid colors and finer detail. The full HD 1080p LC-80LE844U features a vivid 3D image, employing full array LED backlighting and AquoMotion 480 refresh rate to virtually eliminate blur during fast-moving video. The 60- and 70-inch class models are edge-lit LED with a newly developed 240Hz AQUOS LCD panel.
LC-60LE847U - $2,699.99
LC-70LE847U - $3,799.99
LC-80LE844U - $5,999.99
Enhanced Picture Quality
Sharp is introducing Quad Pixel Plus 2, the latest innovation for its exclusive Quattron technology. Quad Pixel Plus 2, available on the 60-inch (60 1/32" diagonal) and 70-inch (69 ½" diagonal) models, offers even greater detail, smoother lines and color transitions.
The Smarter TV -- SmartCentral
SmartCentral is a newly designed easy to use, intuitive and customizable user interface. Select models give consumers the ability to search for content, browse the internet and access many popular applications, including Netflix®, Hulu Plus, Facebook®, CinemaNow® and YouTube to name a few. Users can individualize their experience with personalized settings, including selecting favorite apps, and choosing from multiple wallpapers and with select models, two viewing formats - full screen or dock.