CES 2009: Sharp AQUOS BD HDTVs with built-in Blu-Ray
The Sharp AQUOS BD HDTV distinguishes itself from its competitors by offering a built-in Blu-Ray player. According to Sharp, this frees up an HDMI port, reduces the amount of wires coming into the TV set, and creates a much more automated home movie experience.
It also means the quality of your picture is dependent upon the Blu-Ray built into the TV though, which, like all integrated devices, can’t exactly be changed easily should an even better version of the technology emerge.
An interesting idea, and ideal for the lazy person who just wants to buy a TV and Blu-Ray unit without focusing on the details, but not one, I suspect, for the hardened HDTV nut.