Sharp Refreshes 1080p LCD HDTVs in Japan: the R SeriesS

Big-screen LCD pricing continues its downward march, with Sharp announcing its R Series of high-end Aquos 1080p LCDs that all have that latest 120Hz refresh rate that Sharp calls Double-Speed Advanced Super View.

The line is topped off by the 65-inch LC-65RX1W (pictured above) that will ship in Japan on March 10 for a mere $8,361— that's a lot less than the March-shipping Aquos D93, a 65-inch set with a 120Hz refresh rate going for $11,000.

Also on the list of R Series displays are 42, 46, 52 and 57-inch screens, all with 1920x1080p resolution. All these sets are aimed at the Japan market, and include integrated analog and digital tuners with 10/100 Ethernet. Expect similar models stateside before too long, with lower pricing, too.

Sharp Aquos R series full HD LCDs [Newlaunches]