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World’s Largest Television? Sharp Releases Giant Flat Screen TV

Sharp Electronics Corporation(NEW YORK) -- Don’t you just hate not being able to see your TV from half a mile away?  Don’t worry.  Sharp has your back.

The company has just released what is said to be the world’s largest LED flat screen television. It is four feet tall and 6 feet 8 inches long, with a 90-inch screen measured diagonally.  The television, named the Sharp Aquos LC-90LE745U, is as long as NBA star Lebron James is tall.

Despite its size, the TV weighs in at comparatively light 114 pounds, largely because it is only five inches thick.

Consumer Reports has yet to examine the television in depth, but said, “Sharp has definitely take the lead in larger TV screen sizes.” It said the company’s televisions had traditionally done well in past reviews, despite a history of “relatively narrow viewing angles.”

The television is also loaded with extra features. According to Consumer Reports, “The LC-90LE745U is a full-featured, 3D-capable 1080p LCD set that includes an edge LED backlight, 240Hz anti-blur technology, built-in Wi-Fi, and Sharp’s SmartCentral Internet platform with access to apps, YouTube videos, and CinemaNow, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Vudu streaming movies and TV shows. The LC-90LE745U also has a full Web browser and can make Skype video calls when used with an optional webcam. The TV uses active-3D technology and comes with two sets of active-3D glasses.”

But make sure to check your bank account before lining up to buy this wall-sized set. The Aquos is priced at a whopping $10,999.99.

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PC, TV Buyers to Collect $553M LCD Settlement

PRNewsFoto/Samsung/Epson/Sharp(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- Samsung Electronics, Sharp, Epson Imaging Devices and four other electronics manufacturers based in Asia agreed to a $553 million settlement with multiple states for allegedly conspiring to inflate prices for LCD screens. Consumers who own certain televisions, computer monitors and laptops, using these screens could be eligible for a partial state refund, says New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

The companies will pay up to $501 million for partial refunds to compensate consumers in 24 states and the District of Columbia who purchased products containing TFT-LCD panels from Jan. 1, 1999 through Dec. 31, 2006. Private class counsel has certified classes in those states and the District of Columbia, but the refund amounts have yet to be determined.

New York State taxpayers may receive upwards of $11 million, in addition to restitution, to compensate consumers who own particular devices with these LCD, or liquid crystal display, screens.

The companies will also pay up to $37 million to compensate government and other public entities for damages.

Samsung Electronics, known as the world’s leader in flat-panel televisions based in Korea, Sharp Corporation, Chi Mei Innolux Corporation, Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Epson Imaging Devices Corporation, HannStar Display Corporation, and Hitachi Displays agreed to pay over $538 million to settle antitrust claims brought on behalf of consumers, government entities and other public entities by a group of eight attorneys general and private class action attorneys. Five of the companies agreed to pay over $14 million to settle civil fine and penalty law claims brought by the states.

Jennifer Givner, a spokeswoman for the New York Attorney General’s office, said all AGs will post notices on their websites once the claims administrator is appointed to begin accepting claims applications.

Claims of consumers in the eight states where attorneys general (AG) brought actions are represented both by AGs and by private class counsel. Those states -- Arkansas, California, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New York, West Virginia, and Wisconsin -- will get penalties and money for their proprietary claims as government and public entities.

The 24 states, plus Washington, D.C., where consumers will be entitled to partial refunds are: Arizona, Arkansas, California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Chris Goodhart, a spokesman for Samsung, said the company does not comment on pending litigation. Chi Mei Innolux Corporation, Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Epson Imaging Devices Corporation, HannStar Display Corporation, Hitachi Displays and Sharp Corporation did not return a request for comment.

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