In an industry seemingly obsessed with claiming ever larger world's first labels for ungodly-big TVs Sharp's latest trio of Full HD, 1080p TVs may well surprise some readers. Rather than offering punters a new large set to long for, Sharp has gone the opposite way and unveiled the worlds smallest TVs sporting Full HD, 1,920 x 1,080 resolutions, specifically 32in, 26in and 22in models.
The sets are being put forward as a combination of TV and PC monitor and I can't say the idea is a bad one, as I do just that already - albeit in a much messier manner. My personal PC setup aside, Sharp is offering the same basic spec across all three monitors, which pack dual Composite, dual HDMI ports and S-Video on the TV side while DVI and D-Sub make up the PC side of things. A digital tuner is embedded.
The three sets carry 2,000:1, 1,500:1 and 1,200:1 contrast ratios on the 22in, 26in and 32in sets respectively, which isn't especially impressive by LCD TV standards, but should prove good enough for the not-too-discerning user. The sets will also offer Picture-In-Picture modes so you can watch TV and do some work at same time, or play some Bioshock perhaps. A UK release isn't specified but Japanese readers (if there are any) can grab these next month.