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Sharp's display panel technology is actually quite good. The Aquos line of TVs are some of the very best you can get. Sharp also designs and in some cases manufactures the screens used in alot of Apple products. Since Foxconn makes the rest, they might be looking for some vertical integration here.

Sharp hasn't been pushed as a worthwhile brand in a LONG time and they are in practically no homes in the USA. Maybe other parts of the world, but if you were to ask anyone if they remember Sharp here you would fine maybe 1 in 50 who even remembered the old Aquos brand from the early 2000's. The only chance they have of making a comeback is if their new IGZO panel breakthroughs turn out to scale up nicely. But considering they tried that push a year or so ago and it went nowhere I think the company is only worthwhile for a patent grab and then scrapping it for as as much as possible in parts.
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Sharp hasn't been pushed as a worthwhile brand in a LONG time and they are in practically no homes in the USA. Maybe other parts of the world, but if you were to ask anyone if they remember Sharp here you would fine maybe 1 in 50 who even remembered the old Aquos brand from the early 2000's. The only chance they have of making a comeback is if their new IGZO panel breakthroughs turn out to scale up nicely. But considering they tried that push a year or so ago and it went nowhere I think the company is only worthwhile for a patent grab and then scrapping it for as as much as possible in parts.

Its still a Big Brand in Japan. Bigger than Sony/Samsung. Almost everywhere I went they used Sharp Aquos for Public Displays. The Also had the big 80" Sharp Aquos at the PX that made me so Jealous until I realized it was too big for the Barracks.

Sony>Sharp>Samsung>LG as far as im concerned in the TV department.
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Sharp hasn't been pushed as a worthwhile brand in a LONG time and they are in practically no homes in the USA. Maybe other parts of the world, but if you were to ask anyone if they remember Sharp here you would fine maybe 1 in 50 who even remembered the old Aquos brand from the early 2000's. The only chance they have of making a comeback is if their new IGZO panel breakthroughs turn out to scale up nicely. But considering they tried that push a year or so ago and it went nowhere I think the company is only worthwhile for a patent grab and then scrapping it for as as much as possible in parts.
I actually remember seeing their Aquos LCD's or LED's circa 2009-2012.
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We have a 40 inch and 52 inch Aquos TV here in the house and they are fantastic and not to mention glass fronted and with kids around omg they are so good.

I used to use the 52 for my pc gaming until I went to 1440p.
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Sharp hasn't been pushed as a worthwhile brand in a LONG time and they are in practically no homes in the USA. Maybe other parts of the world, but if you were to ask anyone if they remember Sharp here you would fine maybe 1 in 50 who even remembered the old Aquos brand from the early 2000's. The only chance they have of making a comeback is if their new IGZO panel breakthroughs turn out to scale up nicely. But considering they tried that push a year or so ago and it went nowhere I think the company is only worthwhile for a patent grab and then scrapping it for as as much as possible in parts.

Actually, I've seen quite the opposite.

Amazon/Newegg...B&M's like Bestbuy now actually push Sharp Aquos well above the competition...Was just buying TV's for a studio few weeks back - Aquos panels were by far the best available, cheapest too...Amazon was pushing Aquos hard...Ended up buying 8 because of how well they were priced for my customer.

Personally, I have the 60" 4k Aquos - Slaughtered practically everything else in it's class - Especially the Vizio...Amazing TV...
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soon 1 company will own it all, the question is who that company/corp is. i bet its google Alphabet Inc.

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soon 1 company will own it all, the question is who that company/corp is. i bet its google Alphabet Inc.

Pretty much. Reminds me of the fake commerical on Parks and Rec last season:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFKoGtgg6Mo
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