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June 13, 2008

Sharp to Introduce World’s Largest*1 108-Inch LCD Monitor for Commercial Applications; Now Accepting Orders

To Be Delivered to the Shinjuku Piccadilly Cinema Complex Opening July 19, 2008

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Sharp Corporation will introduce into the Japanese market a 108V-inch LCD monitor, the world’s largest, for business and commercial applications. This monitor will be delivered to the Shinjuku Piccadilly cinema complex (Shochiku Co. Ltd.), one of Tokyo’s premier multiplex movie theaters, which is set to open July 19, 2008. In the future, Sharp will mount a full-fledged effort to accept orders for this model and plans to expand sales to the global marketplace.

This unit features a widescreen 108V-inch Advanced Super View LCD panel, the maximum size that a single 8th-generation glass substrate (2,160 x 2,460 mm) manufactured at Kameyama Plant No. 2 can yield. The large display area is nearly equivalent in size to two tatami mats (approx. 3.2 m2) and can convey images to many people in wide interior spaces. Plus, a rich assortment of inputs, including HDMI and DVI-I connectors, provides greater connectivity with a wide variety of equipment and devices, and a fan-less design that minimizes noise and intake of dust from outside air further improves its level of technical sophistication as a commercial display.

The Shinjuku Piccadilly, where this monitor will be installed, will be one of Tokyo’s premiere multiplex cinemas, and is being built under the concept of a “pure-white theater” with a predominant design theme of brilliant, immaculate “white.” The entrance lobby features a huge open-ceiling foyer extending from the 1st floor through to the 3rd floor, and this 108V-inch LCD monitor will be set up in the center of the third-floor main lobby facing this open foyer. This setting will take maximum advantage of the outstanding features of the LCD, including wide viewing angles and high contrast even in bright locations. This impressive monitor will be showing vivid, vibrant video images such as movie trailers and advertising movie in the bright lobby befitting the name “pure-white theater” where exterior light streams in through large windows.

In the future, Sharp will contribute to creating new styles of doing business and making better presentations in gallery and public spaces which will take advantage of the wide variety of business/commercial LCD monitors we offer, including this 108V-inch model which we consider our flagship LCD monitor for commercial applications, as well as information displays with screen sizes from 37V to 65V inches, 4-inch electronic POP displays, and 2-inch electronic shelf labels.

Product name LCD monitor
Model name LB-1085
Suggested retail price Open (build-to-order product)

Major Features
1. 108V-inch LCD Monitor, the world’s largest, for commercial/business applications, based on an LCD panel manufactured at Kameyama Plant No. 2.
2. Rich assortment of inputs needed for connectivity to peripheral equipment and devices, including personal computers and a wide variety of audio/visual equipment
3. Low-noise, fan-less design and high durability to handle round-the-clock continuous operation.

*1 As of June 13, 2008, for commercially available, direct-view LCD monitors.

Product name LCD monitor
Model name LB-1085
LCD panel Screen size 108V-inch
(2381.76 W x 1,339.74 H mm; 2,732.7 mm on the diagonal)
Drive system TFT (thin-film transistor) active-matrix drive
Pixel count 1,920 H x 1,080 V pixels
Max. display colors 76 million
Screen brightness 400 cd/m2
Contrast 1200:1
Viewing angle Vertical: 176°, horizontal: 176°
Response speed 6 ms (gray-to-gray; avg.)
Computer input signals Video Analog RGB (0.7 Vp–p) [75Ω terminated]
Digital (DVI standard, Ver 1.0)
Sync Separate horizontal and vertical syncs (TTL: positive/negative)
Plug & Play VESA DDC2B compliant
Video signal input NTSC (3.58 MHz), PAL
Inputs*2 PC/AV signal DVI-I 29-pin*3
PC/AV audio 3.5-mm-dia. mini-stereo jack
RS-232C D-sub 9-pin
HDMI 3 sets
Composite video 2 sets
S-video 1 jack
Component video 2 sets (of which, 1 set are BNC connectors)
Audio RCA pin jacks (4 sets; stereo L/R)
Outputs*2 Audio RCA pin jacks (1 set; stereo L/R)
Speakers Output: 15 W + 15 W (4Ω)
AC power supply voltage 200 V AC, single-phase, 3-wire
Power consumption 1,130 W (0.8 W standby)
Ambient conditions Operating temperature range 0° to 40°C
Operating humidity range 20% to 80% RH (non-condensing)
External dimensions (approx.) 2,572 W x 204 D x 1,550 H mm (not including stand)
Main unit weight Approx. 195 kg (not including stand)
Crated dimensions (approx.) 2,755 W x 745 D x 2,020 H mm
Crated weight Approx. 317 kg
Main accessories AC power cord
Wireless remote control
Operating manual
Bolt caps
Power cord holder

*2 Use a commercially available video cable to connect to personal computers and/or video equipment.
*3 No VGA connector (mini D-sub 15-pin) is provided. Analog PC signals can be input to the DVI-I connector using a commercially available converter cable or adaptor.

Note: VESA: Video Electronics Standards Association
DVI: Digital Video Interface
DDC: Display Data Channel

* Actual specifications may be slightly different.

The following information is true and accurate at the time of publication. Manufacture, sale, price and specifications of products may be subjected to change.

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