On Tuesday Sharp announced that it has shipped the world's largest HDTV (thus far), the 90-inch AQUOS LED TV (model LC-90LE745U). This monstrous beast stands "majestically" at nearly 4 feet tall, and spans 6 feet and 8 inches wide. Yet Sharp claims it uses less energy than two 75-watt light bulbs and averages only $28 per year to operate.
"Imagine yourself standing at the precipice of the Grand Canyon," Sharp described. "It’s 3,000 feet straight down. The wind howls in your ears. Your heart races as you leap forward and plummet toward the bottom. Just before you plunge into the river below…you spill the popcorn all over the living room couch. That’s the experience you’ll get when watching the breathtaking 90-inch AQUOS LED TV."
We believe it. We also believe the insane $10,999.99 (US) pricetag.
Sharp claims that despite its massive size, the AQUOS LED TV weighs only 141 lbs (without stand) and at less than 5 inches deep, it’s easy to mount on a wall. It also features Sharp’s proprietary SmartCentral, offering direct access to popular apps and video on demand from services like Netflix, YouTube, CinemaNow, Hulu Plus and VUDU. It's also capable of web browsing and communicating via Skype.
This monster HDTV is also a Full HD active 3DTV, and even includes two 3D glasses. Built-in AquoMotion 240 makes fast-action motions look seamless, eliminating blurring. It even has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity so that it can connect to the local network for accessing Internet content and contacting Sharp directly for customer support.
"Like all new Wi-Fi enabled Sharp TVs, the LC-90LE745U features AQUOS Advantage LIVE – a free service for owners which connects them directly over the Internet to trained customer support representatives," the company said. "These advisors can remotely assist with set-up and settings management directly over the Internet and phone, offering an “in-home” technician to help problem solve any question or issue."
According to the hardware specs, it sports two USB ports, four HDMI ports, one HD component, two composite video connections, an Ethernet port, a VGA port and more. The panel's native refresh rate is 120 Hz and the max resolution is 1920 x 1080. It also has a dynamic ratio of 8,000,000:1 and an aspect ratio of 16:9.
Sharp's massive LC-90LE745U is available now at select retailers nationwide.