Sharp's 80-inch smart TV goes 3D

Sharp will release its first 80-inch 3D TV, model LC-80LE844U. It features a full-array backlight and hundreds of apps.

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LAS VEGAS--Last October, Sharp announced its massive 80-inch TV, which came with some image enhancements and a ton of features. But there was one thing missing: 3D.

Sharp has now rectified this with a 3D version of this TV, called the LC-80LE844U. Despite the current trend for passive televisions, the Sharp set features an active technology called 3D X-Gen. Sharp is yet to announce how many sets of 3D glasses will ship with the TV.

The TV also features "smart," built-in wireless functionality with "hundreds of apps," including Netflix and Vudu and a remote set-up service called Aquos Advantage Live. The TV also includes Web browsing and a newly designed SmartCentral user interface.

Like the non-3D LC-80LE632U (pictured above), the LC-80LE844U features a full-array LED backlight with 240Hz, but it misses out on local dimming found on the smaller 945 series.

Pricing and availability were not announced by press time.

Sharp LC-80LE844U features:

  • 80-inch LED-based LCD
  • Full-array LED (no local dimming)
  • 3D-compatible
  • Smart TV with SmartCentral
  • Onboard Wi-Fi

This post has been updated corrected since its initial publication. The original post referred to a model LC-80LE645U with 120Hz refresh rate and 4K resolution. The only 80-inch 3D model Sharp announced at the show is the LC-80LE844U with a 240Hz refresh rate and standard 1080p resolution.

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