Sharp is a Japanese manufacturer with its home in Osaka, Japan. It was founded in 1912 by a man named Tokuji Hayakawa who invented their first product, a mechanical pencil. Since that time Sharp has found a name for itself in manufacturing HDTV’s with a specialty in Sharp LCD TV’s. It encompasses small, portable models (e.g. the 13″ B series) up to large home-theater screens (e.g. 65″ high-definition widescreen models), as well as component screens for portable devices including mobile phones.
The Aquos have been the first series of LCD HDTV’s to feature integrated Blu-ray Disc players with the BD-60U and BD-80U series debuting in 2009. Initial models in the Aquos range were designed by noted Japanese industrial designer Toshiyuki Kita. Check out all of our Sharp TV Reviews in order to make the correct buying decision for your family.