A Side-by-Side Comparison of Sharp Displays at ISE

When you look at Sharp’s PN-H801 Ultra HD display next to its predecessor, the difference is clear.

Tim Albright

With all the news surrounding who is buying Sharp and who is not, the company made a great showing at ISE 2016.

It was among the largest booths in Hall 11. Upon entering the booth you get the sense that it is going after a vast array of clientele. Sharp had sections setup for classrooms, huddle spaces and retail (digital signage).

One display was unique on the show floor as Sharp was comparing an old display to the newest model side-by-side. The PN-H801 was put up next to its predecessor. The effect was drastic. The old model seemed, well, old in comparison. The new version is brighter, with better contrast at 4000:1, and the colors seem to pop off the screen compared to the old model. The new model is Ultra HD at 3840×2160.

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The opposite side of the booth had a range of displays from Sharp’s PN-Y series. These models range in size from 32-inch up to 55-inch. The PN-E series, which was also being shown next to PN-Y, goes up to 80-inches. These displays are ready made for digital signage. They have a built-in media player, 5W per channel stereo audio system, and can be mounted in portrait or landscape.

The other feature that makes these displays key for the digital signage market isn’t a technical spec but the warranty. Sharp says they are built for “24/7 use” and as such has offered a 3-year warranty on the displays.

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