Sharp archive

  • Sharp goes 3D with its Quattron TVs
    Home Cinema

    Sharp goes 3D with its Quattron TVs

    By 2 June 2010

    It seems that an extra pixel colour wasn't enough for Sharp, who has now added an extra dimension to its Quattron LV range. Sharp Quattron 3D has gone on show in Japan and it will be released over there in July. The LV range consists of four different...

  • Sharp TU-T2 receiver   review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Sharp TU-T2 receiver review

    By 31 May 2010

    Clear space in your home entertainment setup - it's time for another black box! Freeview HD is the latest logo on the nation's shopping list, and you'll find it on three distinct products: integrated TVs, set-top boxes and Freeview+ HD recorders. That...

  • Sharp LC-22DV200E television   review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Sharp LC-22DV200E television review

    By 17 May 2010

    With the nation's bedrooms now one of the main battlegrounds for the major TV brands, there's a lot of competition to produce the perfect all-in-one space-saving screen. Sharp's 22DV200 makes a stab at upstairs elegance by packing some crucial features...

  • Nintendo 3DS to include 3D camera?
    Gaming

    Nintendo 3DS to include 3D camera?

    By 12 May 2010

    Sharp has announced the world's first 3D camera designed with mobiles and smaller devices in mind, leading to internet murmurs that Nintendo's planned 3DS handheld may well include a 3D camera. Sharp is saying that its 3D camera is capable of shooting...

  • Sharp Aquos Quattron LC-46LE821E television   review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Sharp Aquos Quattron LC-46LE821E television review

    By 30 April 2010

    The Sharp Aquos Quattron LC-46LE821E comes stuffed full of technology. It is highlighted for that extra sub-pixel, which adds yellow to the normal red, green and blue palette, promising a wider colour range than ever before. It is most likely, however,...

  • TV production increased: recession waning?
    Home Cinema

    TV production increased: recession waning?

    By 23 April 2010

    Electronics firm Sharp is to double its TV production capacity at its LCD manufacturing plant in Sakai City, Osaka from July this year. It's a move that hints at an upturn in the Japanese economy, and reflects growing consumer confidence in home entertainment...

  • Freeview HD: The set-top boxes
    Home Cinema

    Freeview HD: The set-top boxes

    By 30 March 2010

    Freeview HD is now official, although we know you Pocket-linters will have been following the move of HD into the broadcast spectrum for some time. Last month we brought you a comprehensive run down of Freeview HD-equipped TVs and today the "supply chain"...

  • New Sharp TV mimics critical features of the brain's visual system
    Home Cinema

    New Sharp TV mimics critical features of the brain's visual system

    By 10 March 2010

    Sharp has bucked the current trend from manufacturers of announcing 3D TVs at press events, instead opting to launch a fourth colour sub-pixel instead. While all televisions work on the proviso of mixing red, green, and blue to create a massive array...

  • Project Pink phone, aka Turtle, seen at the FCC
    Phones

    Project Pink phone, aka Turtle, seen at the FCC

    By 13 February 2010

    Microsoft has always denied it is building it's own phone instead preferring to allow handset manufacturers like HTC do the building for them while they concentrate on the software. While that isn't likely to change, Neowin.net has dug up pictures of...

  • Sharp DK-AP8P iPod dock   review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Sharp DK-AP8P iPod dock review

    By 5 February 2010

    Sharp isn't the first company you'd think of when it comes to iPod docks. Fortunately, with the DK-AP8P, they haven't just stuck their name on a set of tinny speakers, they've done a little lateral thinking and come up with something a little different....

  • Sharp launches new soundbar and iPod docking station
    Audio

    Sharp launches new soundbar and iPod docking station

    By 20 January 2010

    Sharp has announced the launch of two new audio products hitting the shelves in 2010 with a shiny new iPod dock and a soundbar. The DK-AP8P iPod dock is describe as "ultra-chic" and comes with a detachable touch control panel that doubles as a remote...

  • What CES 2010 did for...home cinema
    Home Cinema

    What CES 2010 did for...home cinema

    By 11 January 2010

    CES isn't CES unless you find yourself standing in front of the world's biggest TV. Fortunately, Panasonic provided the honours this year with a 152-inch 3D plasma display - probably one for the kitchen counter. Thankfully, it was only LG who decided...

  • Sharp adds extra pixel to RGB
    Home Cinema

    Sharp adds extra pixel to RGB

    By 6 January 2010

    At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA, Sharp has declared that it's upgrading the RGB system to include a yellow pixel, too. Monitors and televisions have traditionally created colours using red, green and blue pixels at different brightness...

  • Sharp Aquos LC32LE600E television   review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Sharp Aquos LC32LE600E television review

    By 4 December 2009

    Sharp's latest 32-inch LCD TV is an attempt to bring the latest flatscreen tech to the masses, but this bare bones approach won't suit everyone. Because aside from its use of LED backlighting - a genuinely new development in the marketplace at this low...

  • Nokia sues 11 LCD manufacturers over price-fixing
    Phones

    Nokia sues 11 LCD manufacturers over price-fixing

    By 1 December 2009

    Nokia is suing a range of manufacturers to get back what it overpaid for displays up to 2006, thanks to illegal price-fixing rackets in the LCD and CRT markets. Samsung, LG, Sharp, Philips, Hitachi, Toshiba and others - some of which have been found guilty,...

  • Five mobile phone megapixel monsters
    Phones

    Five mobile phone megapixel monsters

    By 7 October 2009

    With news from Sony Ericsson officially announcing the retail availability of the company's high spec, mulitmedia mobile, autumn double whammy due soon; we thought we'd take a look at the more specialised end of the smartphone market. While the Aino is...

  • Sharp launches LX series Aquos TVs
    Home Cinema

    Sharp launches LX series Aquos TVs

    By 1 October 2009

    Sharp has announced that it's bringing four new televisions to Japan on 10 November, called the LX Series. The products are being released to mark the start of the tenth anniversary of the first AQUOS LCD TVs, and feature LED backlighting, along with...

  • When are we getting 3D TVs?
    Home Cinema

    When are we getting 3D TVs?

    By 24 September 2009

    Home made efforts on YouTube and the inventive stills on Flickr are all very well and good but the big question on everyone's lips is when are 3D TVs actually going to be available to us. Sky has got the broadcast side of things ready for 2010, Channel...

  • Microsoft developing own brand smartphones?
    Phones

    Microsoft developing own brand smartphones?

    By 24 September 2009

    Although Microsoft has repeatedly told the press that it would not be delevoping a Windows Phone of its own to go against the likes of HTC and other handset manufacturers, that hasn't stopped a new set of pictures leaking purporting to be just that. Gizmodo,...

  • We've landed: IFA 2009 coverage starts now
    Audio

    We've landed: IFA 2009 coverage starts now

    By 2 September 2009

    IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics show is almost here, and that means Pocket-lint will be bringing you all the news on what you are going to want to be putting on your Christmas list. So what can you expect from the show and from us? From the...

  • Who will be first with a "3D Ready" television?
    Home Cinema

    Who will be first with a "3D Ready" television?

    By 30 July 2009

    After various trials and demos, Sky has announced it is to launch a 3D television channel in the UK in 2010. Although the current generation of Sky+HD set-top boxes will be able to handle the 3D signal, those that want to watch in 3D will need to upgrade...

  • Sharp LCDs face US ban
    Home Cinema

    Sharp LCDs face US ban

    By 25 June 2009

    Some Sharp Aquos televisions and LCD monitors may be banned in the US as they infringe a Samsung patent, a recent ruling states. Samsung has won a US International Trade Commission ruling over a patent dispute between the two companies, although with...

  • Sharp launches BD-HP22H Blu-ray player in UK
    Home Cinema

    Sharp launches BD-HP22H Blu-ray player in UK

    By 11 June 2009

    Sharp has announced the UK availability of its new Blu-ray player, the BD-HP22H. Offering full high definition and 1080p technology, the BD-HP22H gets x.v. colour tech, 24Hz video output and 7.1 surround sound with the integrated DTS-HD Master Audio and...

  • Sharp launches LC-32DH57E LCD TV
    Home Cinema

    Sharp launches LC-32DH57E LCD TV

    By 4 June 2009

    Sharp has launched a new green TV into its LCD line up. The LC-32DH57E is a 32-inch HD-ready TV with built in Freeview that Sharp says offers "top eco credentials". With a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and a response time of 6ms, the TV has a 16:9 screen...

  • New Sharp portable solar panels are "industry's thinnest"
    Phones

    New Sharp portable solar panels are "industry's thinnest"

    By 26 May 2009

    Sharp's LR0GC02 Solar Panel module has proved popular in Japan, where phones can now be recharged by just leaving them in the sun. That technology has now gone global, as Sharp announces that its solar panel will be available across the world to device...