LAS VEGAS--In the absence of a new Elite Pro, Sharp's flagship television for 2013 will be the new LE857 series, which will come in three sizes topping out at 80 inches.

The 60-inch LC-60LE857 will begin shipping in March, and the 70-inch LC-70LE857 and 80-inch LC-80LE857 will follow in April. Pricing is to be announced.

The top-end LE857 television will feature the company's proprietary four-color Quattron technology, and this is something it shares with the step-down 7 series.

The TV will include a smart TV suite and powered by a dual-core processor. A new SmartCentral feature enables users to watch video in a picture-by-picture mode with the TV's onboard Web browser.

Design is a focus for Sharp's 2013 range with both the 8 and 7 series featuring a brushed aluminum with the flagship also enjoying diamond-cut edges and a "stunning" silver finish.

Sharp has announced the TV will ship with two new Bluetooth 3D glasses, which don't require line of sight and are less subject to interference.

Other features include:

  • Super Bright technology
  • Aquos 1080p LED display
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Aquomotion960 with 240Hz panel
  • 35-watt audio with built-in subwoofer
  • Wallpaper Mode displays preinstalled artwork or photos from a USB drive