Models from Sharp’s LE661U family of commercial smart TVs have been making regular appearances on the PMA Research Top 25 Model list in their monthly Pro AV Flat Panel Display Tracking Service reports. Let’s take a closer look at this product line to the see what combination of features makes these displays such a popular choice among businesses looking to engage customers.
The product line has a 60-inch class, a 70-inch class, and an 80-inch class screen size to choose from and they are all top-sellers. These smart televisions have full-HD image quality with (1920 x 1080) resolution, a thin profile with edge-lit LED backlighting and a built-in digital tuner for viewing live television broadcasts. The panels have several connectivity ports to provide a variety of choices for the user. Each display has three HDMI inputs which allows for the connection to multiple HD sources such as digital signage players and cable boxes. There is an RS-232C set to allow for remote control from connected devices and a USB port to allow presentation of a variety of digital content. Built-in Wi-Fi allows for wireless connection to apps and a web browser.
Along with their slim profile, these commercial smart TVs have a super-slim 0.4” bezel for a stylish streamlined appearance. When turned off, these models have a unique wallpaper mode which allows the user to display any image at a reduced light level at extremely low power. While on, these units have a brightness rating of 300 nits. They also have a 4 ms response time and an AquoMotion™ 240 refresh rate for clarity in fast-motion scenes. Each unit also has a built-in 10W per channel stereo audio system.
Sharp offers these professional televisions at a value price and covers them with a 3-year onsite limited warranty. It seems the combination of HD image quality, versatility in usage capabilities and affordability is what makes the models in Sharp’s LE661U product line the top-sellers that they are.
PMA Research, an analyst firm covering sales trends in the large flat panel display market, recently reported that the Sharp LC-70LE661U 70” professional TV was the best-selling model through the Pro AV channel in July 2016 with 7% unit share.