Sharp Rounds Out 70-inch Offerings With Shipment of 3D ModelAugust 18, 2011 By Nancy Klosek
The TV, with built-in Wi-Fi, carries an SRP of $4,799, uses full-array LED backlighting and Sharp’s 10th-generation panels, and also features Quattron RGBY technology. The proprietary Vyper Drive technology that is also a feature provides five-times-faster image transmission when the set’s gaming mode is activated.
It, along with all of the company’s 70-inch-class sets, also benefits from Sharp’s AQUOS Advantage Live service – a feature whereby owners can call a customer support number, get a real person on the other end of the line, and then guide the call center representative verbally, who adjusts the TV to the owner’s preferences for settings like brightness. Sharp operates two call centers in Illinois and employs about 100 representatives who offer support on all manner of Sharp products.
Christopher Loncto, director of marketing communications, said Sharp expects its full suite of 70-inch sets to help the company broaden the NPD-cited 50 percent market share it holds in 60-inch-and-larger TVs.