Sharp® Unveils New Line-Up of Multi-Functional Blu-ray Disc™ Players and Sound Systems
2012 International CES
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sharp Electronics Corporation today unveiled two new multi-function Blu-ray Disc players as well as a line of sound bars and audio systems. These new products will be available in spring of 2012. Distinguishing highlights include the evolution of Sharp's Blu-ray players to multi-functional devices for entertainment content management and new sound bar and desktop solutions for audio enthusiasts and novices alike.
"Consumers are looking to seamlessly integrate all their entertainment devices for the ultimate in ease and performance," said Jim Sanduski, vice president, strategic product marketing, Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation. "Our new lineup of Blu-ray and audio products perfectly complement our large screen televisions with compelling features and performance."
As the TV has become the centerpiece to most entertainment centers, aggregating content from various sources is a key interest of consumers. Sharp will showcase two new Blu-ray Disc players, the BD-AMS10U and BD-AMS20U. Both models incorporate features from the new SmartCentral interface; the "super picture" setting which improves image resolution by integrating pixel information from lower resolution video from a DVD source or streaming content and restores missing image information while enhancing image details; DLNA® interface; and AQUOS® Pure mode which creates an optimized color pallet for AQUOS TVs.
BD-AMS10U: Includes a USB interface for external hard drives for storage and playback and easy integration with other media sources such as digital cameras. This model is wireless LAN ready for streaming content including Netflix®, VUDU™ and YouTube™.
BD-AMS20U: Features a wireless LAN to easily connect with the web and access online content, USB interface for external hard drive ports, and a unique smart phone interface via Mobile High-definition Link™ (MHL). Via MHL, Android™ users can access and engage their mobile apps and content (i.e. music and videos) via their home entertainment system. While connected with the system, the mobile device also receives power and is charged.
The new sound bar products for 2012 build on years of success from their predecessors. These new models are the ideal audio companions to a home entertainment system, offering flexibility for any horizontal, vertical, or wall mounted set-up while providing exceptional sound at varying price ranges with a sleek and unobtrusive look.
HT-SL75: 2.1 system with a 1" (h) speaker bar that matches the AQUOS TV line 60" – 70" Horizontal / Vertical. It also includes an auto on/circuit, HDMI® input 1.4a 3D Pass Thru and an active RMS 100W subwoofer for optimal sound. Wall mounting hardware, vertical stands and a HDMI cable are packaged with the unit.
HT-SL77: 2.1 system with a 1" (h) center speaker for a low profile design that is adjustable to match the AQUOS TV line 46"/52"/60"/70" Horizontal and 60" – 70" Vertical. It also incorporates a wireless subwoofer that can be setup in any location, within a 25' range. Wall mounting hardware, vertical stands, and a HDMI cable are supplied with the model.
Executive / Micro / Mini Shelf Systems
Sharp rounds-out its new audio products with a number of expertly designed product lines highlighting the convergence of functionality, like new docking compatibility with iPhone® and iPad® devices, and form, with sleek lines and a small footprint.
XL-HF201P / XL-HF301P / XL-HF401P – Executive Audio Systems (key features):
Availability: XL-HF201P May
Availability: XL-HF301P June
Availability: XL-HF401P August
DK-KP80P / DK-KP95P – Slim Micro Audio Systems (key features):
CD-DH950P – Mini Component System (key features):
CD-DHS1050P – Mini Component System (key features)
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Posted by Shane Sturgeon, January 9, 2012 9:52 PM
About Shane SturgeonShane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.