By >Akihabara News Team
Sharp LB-1085: World’s Largest LCD Monitor
Sharp introduced the world’s largest (108″) widescreen LCD monitor for business and commercial applications, the LB-1085! It provides a resolution of 1980×1080, a contrast ratio of 1200:1, a brightness of 400cd/m², a 176° viewing angle, and a response speed of 6ms (gray-to-gray).
Our screen also features HDM/S-Video / DVI / Analog RGB inputs.
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
This unit features a widescreen 108V-inch Advanced Super View LCD panel, the maximum
size that a single 8th-generation glass substrate (2,160 × 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.
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
*1 As of June 13, 2008, for commercially available, direct-view LCD monitors.