SHARP UNVEILS NEW LINE-UP OF MULTI-FUNCTIONAL BLU-RAY DISC PLAYERS AND SOUND SYSTEMS

New Products Incorporate New Technologies and Design Enhancements

01/09/2012

Las Vegas, NV, January 9, 2012 -- Sharp Electronics Corporation today unveiled two new multi-function Blu-ray Disc players as well as a line of sound bars and audio systems. These new products will be available in spring of 2012. Distinguishing highlights include the evolution of Sharp’s Blu-ray players to multi-functional devices for entertainment content management and new sound bar and desktop solutions for audio enthusiasts and novices alike.

“Consumers are looking to seamlessly integrate all their entertainment devices for the ultimate in ease and performance,” said Jim Sanduski, vice president, strategic product marketing, Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation.  “Our new lineup of Blu-ray and audio products perfectly complement our large screen televisions with compelling features and performance.”
 
More than Just a Blu-ray Player

As the TV has become the centerpiece to most entertainment centers, aggregating content from various sources is a key interest of consumers. Sharp will showcase two new Blu-ray Disc players, the BD-AMS10U and BD-AMS20U.  Both models incorporate features from the new SmartCentral interface; the “super picture” setting which improves image resolution by integrating pixel information from lower resolution video from a DVD source or streaming content and restores missing image information while enhancing image details; DLNA® interface; and AQUOS® Pure mode which creates an optimized color pallet for AQUOS TVs.

BD-AMS10U:  Includes a USB interface for external hard drives for storage and playback and easy integration with other media sources such as digital cameras.  This model is wireless LAN ready for streaming content including Netflix®, VUDU and YouTube.

Availability:  March
MSRP:  $179.99

BD-AMS20U:  Features a wireless LAN to easily connect with the web and access online content, USB interface for external hard drive ports, and a unique smart phone interface via Mobile High-definition Link (MHL). Via MHL, Android users can access and engage their mobile apps and content (i.e. music and videos) via their home entertainment system. While connected with the system, the mobile device also receives power and is charged.

Availability:  April
MSRP:  $199.99

Added Flexibility to Sound Bar Family

The new sound bar products for 2012 build on years of success from their predecessors. These new models are the ideal audio companions to a home entertainment system, offering flexibility for any horizontal, vertical, or wall mounted set-up while providing exceptional sound at varying price ranges with a sleek and unobtrusive look.

HT-SL75: 2.1 system with a 1” (h) speaker bar that matches the AQUOS TV line 60” – 70” Horizontal / Vertical.  It also includes an auto on/circuit, HDMI® input 1.4a 3D Pass Thru and an active RMS 100W subwoofer for optimal sound. Wall mounting hardware, vertical stands and a HDMI cable are packaged with the unit.

Availability:  Current
MSRP:  $329.99

HT-SL77: 2.1 system with a 1” (h) center speaker for a low profile design that is adjustable to match the AQUOS TV line 46”/52”/60”/70” Horizontal and 60” – 70” Vertical. It also incorporates a wireless subwoofer that can be setup in any location, within a 25’ range. Wall mounting hardware, vertical stands, and a HDMI cable are supplied with the model.

Availability:  April
MSRP:  $449.99

Executive / Micro / Mini Shelf Systems

Sharp rounds-out its new audio products with a number of expertly designed product lines highlighting the convergence of functionality, like new docking compatibility with iPhone® and iPad® devices, and form, with sleek lines and a small footprint.
 
XL-HF201P / XL-HF301P / XL-HF401PExecutive Audio Systems (key features):    

  • Micro Receiver style with RMS 100W total (50 watts Per Channel)
  • iPhone & iPod® Dock (top docking)
  • iPad USB connection /playback
  • Portable player connection via 3.5mm audio input
  • CD Player with MP3 and WMA compatibility
  • Two way speakers with dome tweeters and removable grilles
  • Pro type speaker connection with wire / post connections
  • Volume auto fade-in
  • Upgraded speaker drivers w/dome tweeter (301P model only)
  • Airplay music streaming and network connection iPad stand (401P model only)

Availability:  XL-HF201P May
MSRP:  $249.99

Availability:  XL-HF301P June
MSRP:  $329.99

Availability:  XL-HF401P August
MSRP:  $399.99

DK-KP80P / DK-KP95P – Slim Micro Audio Systems (key features):

  • Slim Micro System with RMS 50W total power 25W per channel
  • iPad stand supplied
  • iPhone & iPod Docking (top docking), iPad connection via USB
  • Powered open/close vertical CD Door 
  • USB connection /playback
  • Portable player connection via 3.5mm audio input
  • Vertical CD player with MP3 and WMA compatibility
  • Text navigation for MP3 and WMA playback
  • Headphone output jack
  • Airplay / DLNA WiFi streaming for MP3, WMA playback (DK-KP95P model only)

Availability:  Current
MSRP:  $199.99 (DK-KP80P) $329.99 (DK-KP95P)

CD-DH950P – Mini Component System (key features):

  • iPod / iPhone docking slot with menu control and charging
  • CD-R/RW, MP3, WMA playable formats
  • Two-line text navigation for MP3 and WMA playback
  • Five-disc multi-play CD changer
  • RMS 240W total output
  • Full logic cassette deck
  • Two-way speaker system
  • AM/FM tuner with 40 Presets
  • Full function remote
  • Bass / treble settings
  • X Bass (Extra Bass System)
  • Built in clock/sleep timer

Availability:  Current
MSRP:  $249.99

CD-DHS1050P – Mini Component System (key features):

  • iPod / iPhone docking slot with menu control and charging
  • Separate subwoofer (150W)
  • CD-R/RW, MP3, WMA playable formats
  • Two-line text navigation for MP3 and WMA playback.
  • Five-disc multi-play CD changer
  • RMS 350W total output
  • Full logic cassette deck
  • Two-way speaker system
  • AM/FM tuner with 40 Presets
  • Full function remote
  • Bass / treble settings
  • X Bass (Extra Bass System)
  • Built in clock/sleep timer

Availability:  Current
MSRP:  $269.99

For more information on what Sharp announced at CES, please visit www.SharpUSANews.com. For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at www.sharpusa.com.  Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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