It might not be as big as the 152-inch plasma TV Panasonic has been parading around, but Sharp is claiming the title of the world’s biggest LED TV with the launch of the 90-inch AQUOS LC-90LE745U. Measuring nearly four feet (1.2 m) tall and six feet (1.8 m) across, you’ll need a fair chunk of free space to place this monster. Unfortunately, with a retail price of US$10,999.99, you’ll also need some pretty deep pockets.
Despite the 90-inch screen, the AQUOS LC-90LE745U is less than 5-inches (12.7 cm) deep and tips the scales (sans stand) at 141 lbs (64 kg), which Sharp says makes wall mounting “easy.” Since you probably won’t have a lot of spare cash to splash about after slapping down your hard earned on the TV, Sharp points out that it uses less energy than two 75-watt light bulbs and averages just $28 a year to run – you’ll probably also save a bit of cash by not having to go to the cinema anymore.
While a TV of this size might have benefited from 4K x 2K resolution – at least down the track when there’s some content available - you’re stuck with 1080p. You do get localized dimming of the 500 LED backlight array that results in an 8,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, (AquoMotion) 240 Hz refresh rate, and 3D, with two pairs of active shutter glasses thrown in for good measure.
The built-in Wi-Fi allows users to take advantage of Sharp's SmartCentral hub that provides direct access to a variety of apps and video on demand services, including Netflix, YouTube, CinemaNow, Hulu Plus and VUDU. There’s also an integrated web browser and Skype support with the use of an optional webcam.
Sharp’s AQUOS LC-90LE745U is available now. That price again: $10,999.99.
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