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Sharp shows its thinnest LCD TV yet

Aquos XS1-series is due for release in October

Sharp has developed a new range of LCD TVs that are thinner and have larger screens than its previous thinnest televisions.

The Aquos XS1-series is due for release in Europe in October and measures 23mm at its thinnest point. In comparison, the X-series models that Sharp put on sale in Japan in March this year, which were 34mm at their thinnest point. Those TVs were available in 37-, 42- and 46in screen sizes.

Pricing and launch plans for other markets were not announced.

Sharp managed to slim down its LCD TV by removing the tuner to a stand-alone box and by employing an LED backlight system. The panels used in the TV sets have a contrast ratio of 1 million-to-one so black areas of the video are deep black rather than the grey they sometimes appear on other panels.

The TVs are energy efficient too and reduce power consumption by adjusting screen brightness based on the ambient light where they are being used.

They also feature a sound system that was developed in collaboration with Pioneer.

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