Sharp introduces entry-level line of 1080p HDTV’s

Three new models of 1080p LCD HDTV’s were introduced by Sharp today, starting at a MSRP of $1400. Sharp hopes to attract borderline customers with what they are calling the entry-level line. The three screen sizes available are 52”, 46” and 42”, making the line competitive with other manufacturers.

All models have a dedicated PC input and HDMI inputs, 4 on the big one and 2 on the 46” model. In a possible attempt to scoop up as many borderline customers as possible, the smallest version has 3 HDMI inputs. Two HD component terminals are integrated for each model.

All three sets are fully equipped with built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners and feature full HD 1080p, encased in a glossy piano-black bezel.

The HDTV war is sure to heat up as prices continue to drop and more and more consumers are entering the market. As these are list prices, expect to see significant changes as we start rolling towards the impending holiday season.

Full pricing and availability below:

* The LC-52SB55U is available now for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $2,299.99
* The LC-46SB54U is available now for an MSRP of $1,699.99
* The LC-42SB45U will be available in September for an MSRP of $1,399.99