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Sharp to adopt DLP for rear-projection TV

Posted: 26 Apr 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:digital light processing? tv receiver? lcd tv receiver? lcd panel?

Sharp Corp. will adopt digital light processing (DLP) devices for its rear-projection TV receivers, company president Katsuhiko Machida disclosed during the opening of its Kameyama TV factory in Mie Prefecture.

Sharp will offer LCD TV receivers as large as 45 inches, three of which can be laid out on the 1,500-by-1,800mm mother glass used at Kameyama LCD fab. "For Japanese and European markets, I don't think there is strong demand for much larger sizes than 45-inch," said Machida. In the United States and to a lesser extent China, where houses are relatively spacious, "we have to supply large TV receiver in the range of 60-inches. In terms of cost, the rear-projection form is reasonable for this size range," he said.

Sharp had already said it has no plans to add PDP TVs to its product portfolio. Hence, it has effectively selected rear-projection TV. "Picture quality on DLP is good. If the device can deliver good quality, we'll use it," said Machida.

Sharp previously demonstrated rear-projection prototypes using its high-temperature CG silicon LCD panels. It now appears to settled on a more cost effective, widely used device for its rear-projection sets.

- Yoshiko Hara

EE Times

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