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We're hitting the age where companies are slowly eating each other tongue.gif

If you can't beat em, buy em.
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you guys are stuck in the late 2000's me thinks

Sharp Aquos hasn't been competitive for many years.

look at the flat panel shootout in recent years...I don't believe sharp even made an entry.

Don't get me wrong, they used to make fantastic TVs...they simply are not relevant any more in North America...may be Japan is a different story.

their IGZO are fantastic ( I own a 4K 2-in-1 with it)...but it's limited to mobile applications and some monitors...I don't believe IGZO TV are available at least not in North America?
     
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I dunno, I could never afford one, but people rave about their old AQUOS sets as being better than even the last lines of Panasonic plasmas, which only OLED competes with in those roundups, likely due to the lack of Plasma manufacturers and OLED availability...
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I dunno, I could never afford one, but people rave about their old AQUOS sets as being better than even the last lines of Panasonic plasmas, which only OLED competes with in those roundups, likely due to the lack of Plasma manufacturers and OLED availability...

how old of an Aquos? A buddy of mine has a sharp aquos from about 4-5 years ago. it was pretty terrible. handled motion very poorly. Worse than my same year samsung LED that I got for $1k at the time. Far inferior to the samsung F8500 plasma I had, PQ wise, up until the plasma malfunctioned and got returned.

Cancelling plasma was a big bummer, hopefully OLED gets their motion handling up to par for gaming/sports.
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http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35657077
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Struggling Japanese electronics giant Sharp says it has accepted a $4.3bn (£3.08bn) takeover bid by Taiwanese multinational Foxconn.
The announcement came as Sharp's board completed a two-day meeting to discuss competing takeover offers.
Foxconn assembles most of the world's iPhones. Sharp is one of Japan's oldest technology firms.

acquired.
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Sharp still produce some of the best TV panels in the world if not the best. They're still quite big here in the UK!
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Unsure if this is good or bad. I don't know a ton about Foxconn except remembering a lot of factory workers were committing suicide.....Sigh.
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