Today in New York City, at Rockefeller Center's Top of the Rock, Sharp unveiled the D64U line of Aquos LCD TVs, 25% thinner than previous models at a slim 3 1/4 inches thickness. They also have trimmer fronts, thanks to bezels that have been reduced by 30%. The claim Sharp made was that its new 42-inch model could fit in a tighter space than other brands' 40-inch models. In other words, more picture, less box. There will be a 42-incher for $2099, a 46-incher for $2699 and a 52-incher for $3799, all available this month. (Those prices are MSRP.) Sharp also showed off a nice 65" model, but didn't announce price or shipping details.

Some more specs:
• 20% lighter than previous models
• Full 1080p resolution
• 10,000:1 contrast ratio
• 176-degree viewing angle
• 3 HDMI 1.3 inputs
• 2 component inputs
• 3 composite inputs
• 1 S-video inputs
• Dedicated PC input
• RS-232C for system control
• Energy Star qualified, and power consumption is lower than previous AQUOS models


From the press release:
New Sharp Aquos High-Definition LCD TV Series Is Bigger And Smaller At The Same Time

New D64U Line Combines Superior Picture Performance and Space Saving Design

Mahwah, NJ August 15, 2007 - Sharp, a worldwide leader in flat-panel Liquid Crystal Display Televisions (LCD TV), expands its widescreen, full-HD 1080p line of AQUOS LCD TVs with the stylish D64U series. Featuring a thin, lightweight "slim-line" design that provides a significantly smaller footprint than previous models, the new line of AQUOS LCD TVs gives consumers the ability to put a bigger picture in a smaller space. The series, available in 65- (LC-65D64U), 52- (LC-52D64U), 46- (LC-46D64) and 42-inch (LC-42D64U) screen classes, also reinforces Sharp's mastery of LCD engineering and technology.