Sharp to roll out gaming-centric full HD LCD TVs
Sharp will be releasing its second generation widescreen 32″ Full HD AQUOS LCD TV that targets gamers specifically. Also known as the LC-32GP3U, this LCD TV is capable of handling the highest frame rates of even the most challenging video games, boasting special features that enhance the gaming experience. You can choose from three glossy finish colors, and they are black (LC-32GP3U-B), a unique dark wine red (LC-32GP3U-R) and white (LC-32GP3U-W). This new gaming series of LCD TVs target those who already have or are thinking of picking up an Xbox 360 or PS3 – never mind the Wii owners as they are still stuck in standard definition territory which your old school TV ought to be able to work with just fine.
These new LCD TVs will come in a striking new slim-line design, featuring a significantly smaller footprint in addition to a unique swivel stand for ultimate viewing and gaming flexibility. The speaker located at the bottom manages to trim down the overall TV width for a better fit inside cabinets and armoires. According to Bob Scaglione, senior vice president and group manager, Product and Marketing Group, Sharp Electronics Corporation, “Through innovation and design, Sharp has again created a one-of-a-kind product that enhances the game-playing experience. The GP3U series offers consumers the technological prowess of Sharp’s gaming-specific features, as well as a new design that opens up placement options for gamers.”
You won’t find a shortage of features where this LCD TV is concerned. Sharp has thrown in the Vyper Drive feature that reduces the lag time between the game console input and the TV display to imperceptible levels, a “Game Mode” button on the remote control that gives quick access to the side terminal inputs, a subwoofer audio output for an active subwoofer connection for a strong bass sound and a more powerful gaming experience. In addition, Sharp has thrown in two sets of component inputs as well as a trio of HDMI version 1.3 (x.v.ColorTM) inputs. Should you choose to make this LCD TV as your working “monitor” of choice, you can still do that via the 15-pin D-sub terminal or a DVI-I to HDMI adapter. I find this a bit strange though, as a 32″ display can’t really do 1080p, but instead works best at 720p. These new LCD TVs will retail for $1,599.99 when released.