Remember when we told you about the first THX-certified flat panel, a $20,000 Vidikron plasma? Well, it's about to get company, from the likes of Sharp, no less. According to Electronista, Sharp has unveiled the Aquos R series, the first LCD certified by THX for theater-grade image quality, with a THX Movie Mode to make sure you're getting what you paid for. For now, this only applies if you live in Japan and have the Yen equivalent of $6,900 for the 52 incher or $11,500 for the 65 incher. But word is that US versions of the Aquos will be along by and by. [Electronista]