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LCD TVs are usually found only in smaller sizes. Usually, when you think big and flat, you think plasma. It's not that there's much sense to this, it's just the way the CE industry has been marketing things—and it's finally changing. Although Sharp showed us its 65-inch AQUOS HDTV LCD TV last January at CES, the company has finally announced production of this unit this week at CEDIA (out in stores in November for $21,000). As well as just being big, it's got a Cable CARD slot and DVI-I advanced digital interfaces. Now we just have to wait until it becomes affordable.

Sharp also showed an updated version of it HD DLP front projector, the XV-Z12000. It's smaller than it's predecessor with a 16 x 9 aspect ratio and a really low fan noise for better home theatre sound. This one's out in October for $1,300.


Update: Sharp actually came out with 2 new projectors and the one you allude to at $1299 is actually the DT-100. Their upgrade to the XV-Z12000 is now called the XV-Z12000 Mark II and has a retail of approx $10,000. [Thanks Tareq!]

New Sharp 65-Inch LCD [I4U]