Sharp Unveils Gaming 1080p Aquos LCD TVs

Sharp has introduced their second generation of 1080p LCD televisions designed with gamers in mind. Each of the three GP3U models handles high frame rates and offers subtle features gamers can take advantage of.

From the press release: Available in three glossy finish colors, black (LC-32GP3U-B), a unique dark wine red (LC-32GP3U-R) and white (LC-32GP3U-W), the new gaming series sports a striking new slim-line design, with a significantly smaller footprint, as well as a unique swivel stand for ultimate viewing and gaming flexibility. The bottom-placed speaker design reduces the overall width of the TV for a better fit inside cabinets and armoires.

Behind the high-gloss finish is a cutting-edge HDTV packed with special features. The Vyper Drive feature reduces the lag time between the game console input and the TV display to imperceptible levels. A “Game Mode” button on the remote control provides gamers quick access to the side terminal inputs, which are positioned for easy and convenient connection to a video game console and also activates Vyper Drive. Additionally, the user can change the Vyper Drive and Game Mode to a different input if they choose to connect to a rear terminal. A subwoofer audio output allows an active subwoofer connection for a strong bass sound and a more powerful gaming experience.

The GP3U model is equipped with a full array of connection options, including two sets of component inputs and three HDMI version 1.3 (x.v.ColorTM), inputs, all compatible with 1080p signals from Blu-Ray and advanced gaming devices. The LC-32GP3U also supports 1920 x 1080 24 frames per second high-definition video for displaying cinematic content in its native format when played from a compatible video source. Easy PC connectivity is enabled through the 15-pin D-sub terminal or through the use of a DVI-I to HDMI adapter.

The GP3U set touts Full HD 1080p resolution, with Sharp’s proprietary Advanced Super View Panel and a 4-wavelength backlight system, for deeper, more vivid reds. With an impressive 10,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, even in the darkest scenes, gamers will never miss a detail. A pixel response time of 6ms delivers smooth video playback in fast-moving action sequences.

As with all HD AQUOS models, the 32-inch set comes with built-in ATSC, clear QAM and NTSC tuners, offering compatibility with all available analog and digital over-the-air and cable TV programming. It also features a wide viewing angle of 176 degrees and a high brightness rating of 450 cd/m2. The long-life backlight system provides 60,000 viewing hours under normal viewing conditions.

Pricing & Availability

  • The LC-32GP3U-B will be available in December for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,599.99
  • The LC-32GP3U-R will be available in December for an MSRP of $1,599.99
  • The LC-32GP3U-W will be available in December for an MSRP of $1,599.99

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