Sharp today presented a lovely $9,595 45-inch LCD monitor. The PN-455 supports a 1920 x 1080 HD resolution and has more than six million pixel elements. The display has a streamlined black bezel, rugged real metal enclosure and two cooling fans to cool this hot beast that is aimed a professional customers.
The PN-455 was developed for companies looking to install or update digital signage or information display applications, the LCD monitor is designed for high-resolution digital signage, TV broadcast and production, graphics, corporate / education, government (including homeland security), medical/healthcare, staging and rental and transportation center / FID applications.
Sharp's LCD monitor line has several proprietary technologies and features that ensure unparalleled image quality for a professional presentation of information, data and images. The line has anti-glare and low-reflection properties enabling Sharp monitors to be placed in brighter areas where other screens might appear washed out. Higher contrast lets viewers discern details they might otherwise miss, particularly when viewing darker content. The 170-degree viewing angles help the monitors display a crisp picture that can be seen from virtually anywhere in the room.
A Black TFT/Bright Pixel Elimination feature ensures that if a failed pixel occurs, it is effectively invisible to the viewer. Sharp LCD monitors virtually eliminate the risk of "ghost" or burn-in images that can occasionally appear on plasma and CRT monitors. The monitors can also display any content with ease, from DVD to varying PC resolutions thanks to their full complement of input and output connectors.