Sharp Aquos

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Manufacturer Sharp
Retail availability 2001 to present
Related articles HDTV
Close up of LCD pixels showing "white" (taken from Sharp Aquos LC-32BV8E)

The Sharp Aquos is a range of LCD televisions and component screens made by Sharp Corporation of Japan. It encompasses small, portable models (e.g. the 13" B series) up to large home-theater screens (e.g. 65" high-definition widescreen models), as well as component screens for portable devices including mobile phones. Aquos was first released in 2001 with 13", 15", and 20" 4:3 sizes starting, pricing at $1,799.99, $2,999.99, and $4,999.99 respectively. Since then, the Aquos brand is Sharp's premium LCD line (as Sharp also makes non-Aquos LCD TVs that sell for less), and recently they have been the first series of LCD HDTVs to feature integrated Blu-ray Disc players with the BD-60U and BD-80U series debuting in 2009. Some Aquos LCD TVs are notable for displaying color in a RYGB color space known as Quattron, which adds a yellow component, as opposed to the standard RGB color space used by most color televisions. Initial models in the Aquos range were designed by noted Japanese industrial designer Toshiyuki Kita.[citation needed] George Takei is the spokesman for the line.[citation needed][when?]

Aquos televisions run a Linux-based operating system.[1] Sharp's SmartLink technology was incorporated into the Aquos LC-15L1U-S.[2]

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  1. ^ "Sharp Aquos USA GPL/LGPL download page". Archived from the original on February 6, 2009. 
  2. ^ Kewney, Guy (2003-09-09). "Scary WiFi TV launch by Sharp – spectrum congestion looms?". The Register. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 

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