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Sharp to introduce AQUOS HD recorders with IrSimpleShot

Sharp Corporation is introducing five new AQUOS HD Recorders into the Japanese market. Three models, the DV-ACW60, ACW55, and ACW52 (with a 1000 GB,  500 GB and 250 GB hard disk), have a built-in photo system for fast and easy transferring of photographs taken by mobile phones and digital cameras to the recorder. These new models are equipped with the IrSimpleShot system, a technology which combines the familiarity of a TV Remote Control with high-speed - up to 16 Megabits per second - Infrared connectivity...

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Sharp to introduce AQUOS HD recorders with IrSimpleShot - digital camera and photography newsIndustry's First Built-in IrSS (high-speed infrared) Photo System Allows Enjoyment of Photographs on Large-Screen AQUOS LCD TV

Beginning in February 2007, Sharp Corporation is introducing into the Japanese market five new AQUOS HD Recorders that allow users to simultaneously record two programs in full-spec HD from an AQUOS LCD TV. The three models, the DV-ACW60, ACW55, and ACW52, have a built-in photo system equipped with the industry's first IrSS (high-speed infrared) for fast and easy transferring of photographs taken by mobile phones and digital cameras*3 to the recorder. Two more models, the DV-AC55 and AC52, also allow users to enjoy simultaneous recording of two programs (with the Double Hybrid Recording function) from an AQUOS LCD TV*4.

With terrestrial digital broadcasting spreading all over Japan, full-spec HD LCD TVs that can display high-definition images “as is” are becoming the norm, as more and more consumers demand products that can record and play high-definition, high-resolution images. Since its release in February 2001 of the world's first recorders that allow high-definition recording at home, Sharp has expanded its lineup and pursued ever-better image and sound quality.

A new addition to the AQUOS Fami-link, a setup that combines the AQUOS LCD TV to provide entertainment, these AQUOS HD Recorders are equipped with a Photo System. Users can easily transfer photographs via IrSS from mobile phones and digital cameras to the recorder, where they can be saved as a photo album. Moreover, in combination with the AQUOS LCD TV, these recorders allow users to enjoy high-resolution photographs on the large screen in a living room (the DV-ACW60, ACW55, and ACW52 models).

All models are installed with the Quick Activation function, which allows users to activate the recorder from standby mode in just 0.8 second*5, the world's fastest*1. Furthermore, the included New Fami-Remote Control designed for the AQUOS Fami-link makes it incredibly easy to operate the recorders, as well as the AQUOS LCD TV and AQUOS Surround Sound System.

By creating even more seamless linking with mobile phones and digital cameras, and with digital home appliances, Sharp is offering a new digital high-definition world centered on AQUOS LCD TVs.

Major Features
1.  Equipped with Photo System that enables users to view photographs on the AQUOS LCD TV, a new feature of AQUOS Fami-link.
2.  Has a Quick Activation function that enables users to activate the recorder from the power standby mode at the world's fastest*1 speed of 0.8 second.
3.  Needs only the new Fami-Remote Control, to operate the recorder, the AQUOS LCD TV, and the Surround Sound System.


*1 As of February 14, 2007
*2 IrSS (IrSimpleShot): the high-speed infrared communication specification adopted as the international standard by the international standardization group IrDA (lnfrared Data Association). IrSS is the trademark of IrDA.
*3 Digital camera that supports IrSS.
*4 Limited to use with a Sharp AQUOS LCD TV equipped with i.LINK terminal.
*5 Actual measurement by Sharp. 0.8 second is the time required to turn on the power and display the start menu / program listing. Other functions take two to three seconds. Depending on the monitor and the connection terminal, may take longer than 0.8 second.
February 14, 2007
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