Sharp reveals first THX-sporting LCDs

Remember when owning a flatscreen TV made you feel all tingly and futuristic? Sadly, those days are long gone and it’s just been downhill since

Remember when owning a flatscreen TV made you feel all tingly and futuristic? Sadly, those days are long gone and it’s just been downhill since gran picked up an LCD from Asda with her pension money. Even HD is old news these days. So where next for the compulsive tech fiend? Well, Sharp may have come up with the answer in the shape of this pair of big-screen displays – the first LCDs in the world to boast THX certification.That’s right, that discrete logo stamped on the top-right corner of the screen surround indicates that the 65-inch LV-65TH1 and 52-inch LV-52TH1 come complete with the blessing of Mr George Lucas himself.By meeting the notoriously stringent THX requirements these new AQUOS T-series TVs promise to deliver the kind of movie reproduction that George and his Hollywood chums take for granted with their private screening rooms and whatnot.Coming to Japan in September, these Sharps feature 1920 x 1,080 120Hz ASV displays, a plethora of connections, including three 1080p HDMIs, and world-beating brightness and contrast ratings.Essentials Sharp LV-65TH1, LV-52TH1 Price: ¥1,417,500 (£5,657), ¥840,000 ($3,352) On sale: September Contact: Sharp Related stories: Gadget of the Day – Sim2 Grand Cinema C3X-E Small is beautiful for LG's HDTVs ATEC flashes a 1080p TV trio