'Higher' hi-def: Sharp's new 1080p tellies

Sky might be pumping out 1080i HD footage at the moment but as the full dawning of HD-DVD and Blu-Ray approaches, with their 1080p pictures, Sharp's s

Sky might be pumping out 1080i HD footage at the moment but as the full dawning of HD-DVD and Blu-Ray approaches, with their 1080p pictures, Sharp's stepping up to the next level.With movies in 1080p (that's p for progressive as opposed to i for interlaced) you can be assured that you're watching in the highest quality possible. While some HD-ready screens make do with a 1280x768-pixel resolution, these sets have the full 1920x1080-pixel compliment. That's roughly twice as many pixels – you do the math.Pretty as a pictureThe 37, 42, 46 and 52-inch sets boast impressive response times and now-standard Aquos features such as Advanced Optical Picture Control, which adjusts the luminescence to fit the ambient light, and built-in digital tuners.Square-eyed addicts will also be pleased to hear that the finer number of pixels means you can sit closer to the set without getting eye strain. So settle down in front of your 52-incher and really immerse yourself.

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Sharp Aquos XD1E Price: £TBA On sale: October - November Contact: Sharp