Sharp to release 70-inch LCD TV in Japan
Profit margins on LCD Televisions have been falling steadily over the last few years, and the 3D TV craze has largely failed to boost them up again. So what’s a manufacturer to do? Sharp thinks “Go Bigger”.
Sharp said it expects the new model, Aquos Quattron 3D LC-70X5, whose screen measures 153.9 centimeters in width and 86.6 cm in height, to retail for around 800,000 yen.
Sharp is keen on securing good profit margins from the 70-inch model, as retail prices of smaller LCD TVs such as those with 30 to 40 inch displays have been falling sharply amid intense competition, Sharp officials said.
So that’s a $10,000 Television, a 70-inch Aquos Quattron. I’m not so sure I agree with their philosophy (Especially when a 60-inch one is only $2k), but I know I’ld love to have one.