Sharp Aquos D TVs Bring Yahoo! Video

Mere widgets just aren't good enough.

Internet widgets, such as weather reports and RSS feeds, seem to be the buzzword for TVs this year but Sharp’s Aquos D Series 10 is going one better – at least in Japan. The range’s Internet-connectivity will enable streaming of web-based video from various Yahoo! Content channels, which is pretty neat I’m sure you’ll agree.

Coming in 32in, 40in, 46in and 52in sizes all sets offer Full HD, 1,920 x 1,080 pixel, 120Hz panels. Dynamic contrast ratios of 15,000:1 aren’t as high as some manufacturers quote, but that could simply be Sharp being realistic with its figures.

A trio of HDMI ports isn’t particularly noteworthy, nor are dual 10W speakers although a digital optical audio output, enabling pass-through to a dedicated speaker system compensates for that somewhat.

No UK release details as yet, but as the last Aquos D series made its way over here without much delay on the Japanese release, there’s little reason to think the same wont happen this generation.

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