The LC-37GE1E LCD is due for Launch in "May" - and I've been planning to wait for it before buying my LCD for Sky HD install. With the launch of Sky HD I was wondering if anyone else is waiting for a 37" with "full HD"? The spec follows with a link to the PDF - and as far as I can glean this set is the only imminent 37" 1080 panel in the UK market that might be around by May in time for Sky HD. What do folk think of Sharp? - my local dealer say that Loewe use the Sharp panels and make European Sharp models on their production line in Germany - so should be good. Only big question is the price. And do readers think its worth paying the extra for a "full HD" LCD at this size? Details at the end of this post are (for the UK model) given in this advance brief at Mentor Distribution: http://www.mentor-distribution.com/sharp/pdf/LC-37GE1E.pdf Similar details are available on this Danish Site: http://www.prad.de/en/tvguide/screen1242.html This suggests a price of EURO 2300 or say £1600 - very competitive if true! - NB [See later posts - now listed on some UK web sites from just under £1800 to low £2000's] The 8th March Press Release from Sharp Europe - http://www.sharp.de/presse/presse.php says in German: "Sharp präsentiert auf der CeBIT 2006 mit dem AQUOS LC-37GE1E sein neues -Highlight mit der HDTV-Auflösung von 1.920 mal 1.080 Bildpunkten. Mit neuer Vier-Wellenlängen-Hintergrundbeleuchtung, einer extrem schnellen Pixel-Reaktionszeit von sechs Millisekunden, einem um 50 Prozent erhöhten Kontrastverhältnis und einem ganzen Paket an neuen Bildverbesserungs-Technologien setzt Sharp ganz neue Maßstäbe in Sachen Bildqualität." which rough translated means: "Sharp presented at the CeBIT 2006 its new Full-HD LCD-TV highlighting an HDTV resolution of 1.920 times 1,080 pixels - the AQUOS LC-37GE1E. With a new four-wavelength backlight, an extremely fast pixel response time of six milliseconds, and around 50 per cent increase in contast, and a whole package at new picture improvement technologies, Sharp is offering a completely new yardstick in image quality." (Others may do better with the German). new product preview AVA I L A B L E - M AY 2 0 0 6 ** UK only 37" WIDE LCD COLOUR TELEVISION ‘HD Ready' Wide LCD TV with Full HD Panel • Full-spec HD (1920 x 1080) LCD Panel • 4 Wavelength Back Light • Built-in Freeview Digital Terrestrial DVB-T Tuner – Two ‘HDMI' Terminals - 2 Scart [pity not 3] - Component / PC In – Advanced Super View and Black TFT LCD Panel – High Brightness 450cd⁄m2, High Contrast 1200:1 – Wide Viewing Angle H: 176°, V: 176° – High Quality Picture Circuit ‘truD' (Smooth Video Image Playback) – Detachable Speaker⁄Metal Speaker Net – Advanced OPC (Optical Picture Control) – 60,000 hours Long Life Back Light S p e c i f i c a t i o n s LCD Panel 37" Wide (1920 x 1080), Advanced Super View & Black TFT LCD Brightness 450cd⁄m2 Back Light Life 60,000 hours Viewing Angle H: 176°, V: 176° Audio Output 15W + 15W Stereo System NICAM⁄A2 Terminals SCART x 2, AV⁄S-Video In, Audio Out, HDMI In x 2, CI Slot PC In (Compatible with Component In), Headphones Power Source AC 220V–240V, 50Hz Power Consumption UNDERSTUDY Dimensions (W x H x D) UNDERSTUDY Weight UNDERSTUDY Product appearance maybe subject to change without prior notice NEW: Link added here to Brochure for Sharp USA 2006 range as it covers the US equivalent model - the LC-37D90U - on page 5: http://www.sharpusa.com/files/tel_dow_AQUOS_Full_Line_0206.pdf However - beware - the input / output described is clearly not the same as the European model.