Sharp Revamps LCD TV Lineup

Samsung is not the only one going LCD crazy these days. Sharp is also getting into the game with six new models that are to be released in Europe here not too far off. This is not that surprising with the increased popularity of the LCD and speaking for myself, they really do rock over the alternatives.

Sharp Electronics Europe is revamping its lineup of LCD TVs with the introduction of several new models for the European market, the company said at a news conference at the Cebit trade show here this week.

Three of the models, to be sold under Sharp’s Aquos brand, are the first to include panels that are compatible with both the PAL and SECAM analog TV standards that are used widely in Europe, the company says.

PAL is used in Western European countries, excluding France, Asian countries including China, and some parts of Africa. The SECAM standard is used in France, Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and some parts of Africa. Both standards use an interlace method that commonly delivers 625-line horizontal resolution at 25 frames per second, according to Sharp.

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