Sharp announced in Japan the new AQUOS DX2 HDTV line. Unlike the AQUOS DX series with just integrated Blu-ray player, the DX2 comes with integrated Blu-ray burner for video recording. The AQUOS DX2 will be available in several screen sizes, including 40-inch (LC-40DX2), 46-inch (LC-46DX2) and 52-inch (LC-52DX2) models with 1920x1080p Full HD resolution and 15,000:1 contrast ratio, and 26-inch (LC-26DX2) and 32-inch (LC-32DX2) with 1366×768 resolution and 7000:1 contrast.
Sharp’s AQUOS DX2 trancodes and compresses video into MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format and burn to Blu-ray or dual layer blu-ray discs. A dual layer Blu-ray disc can store up to 30 hours of HD video. Of course these HDTVs plays Blu-ray discs and supports BD-Live.
The Sharp AQUOS DX2 line will be released 10 September.