Sharp has taken the wraps off the largest consumer LCD, the 80-inch LC-80LE632U, which will be available in early October for $5,499.
The non-Quattron LC-80LE632U features a full-array LED backlight, but according to Sharp isn't a "premium" television and so is missing features like local dimming and even 3D. It does feature a 1080p resolution and 120Hz mode, though.
The TV also features "smart," wireless functionality with "hundreds of apps" including Netflix and Vudu and a remote setup service called Aquos Advantage Live.
These specifications and features are in line with the 70-inch
Sharp recently brought the Elite brand back from the dead, and also used its event in New York to show off its aluminum-framed PRO-70X5FD.
Sharp's 70-inch and 80-inch TVs are now the largest LCD TVs on the market, with their only competitors being rear projection in the form of Mitsubishi's 3D Home Cinema range.