Sharp shipped its 6-Series sets last month, but now it's time for the big boys, starting with the 3D capable, LED edge-lit 7-Series. You'll find built-in Wi-Fi, Sharp's Smart Central online entertainment hub and four HDMI inputs. You can pick up a 7-Series set in 60" or 70".
There's something that's just so satisfying about the latest set made by TCL. It's not one of those instances where business types sat down to discuss practicality, this is one of times when somehow the R&D guys got put in charge. "Let's see, what can we pack into a new TV? 3D capabilities? Check. 4K resolution? Check. A 110" touchscreen? Sure, why not?"
Samsung's LCD business is big, and thanks to the recent acquisition of Sony's piece of a joint LCD venture it's been getting even bigger. The folks at Samsung are through trying to manage such a big business within the greater structure and are spinning off a new company that's going to be handling LCDs and LCDs alone.
Sharp revealed some impressive new sets at CES this January and they're finally ready to let us in on when we can expect them and how much we'll be paying. At the top of the line is an 80" LED backlit LCD that comes in at $6,499. Of course, if you're not looking for something to take up an entire wall, they have smaller sets too.
Vizio has been talking up its CinemaWide sets since CES 2011 and now they're finally on the way. The 21:9 sets are designed specifically for those that want to get the full theatrical experience on their TV. It's the kind of set that really takes advantage of the wide aspect ratio used in theatrical movies. It features Razor LED lighting, upscales your Blu-rays for the 2560x1080 resolution and does the things you'd expect from a Smart TV, like streaming movies and music.