Sharp announces another batch of AQUOS TVs with built-in Blu-ray recorders

In Japan, Sharp has been offering AQUOS LCDs with integrated Blu-ray players or recorders for quite some time now. And today, the company announced [JP] the AQUOS DX3 series, which consists of another five of those TVs (with built-in Blu-ray recorders) for the Japanese market.

Buyers will be able to choose between screens sized at 26 ($1,500), 32 ($1,700), 40 ($2,400), 46 ($3,400) and 52 inches ($4,100/pictured below). The main technical difference between these devices is that the three bigger models are full HD, while the smaller ones just feature 1,366×768 resolution.

Spec-wise you can expect a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1 (but just 7,000:1 for the 26-incher), 10W×2ch speakers, three HDMI interfaces (just two for the two smaller TVs), two Ethernet connections, LED backlight, DLNA support, BD Live, web connectivity (Yahoo! JAPAN for AQUOS, for example), and Sharp’s proprietary UV2A photo-alignment system.

All AQUOS TVs from the DX3 series will hit Japanese stores on May 20 (no word yet from Sharp on availability outside this country).