Home » Uncategorized » Sharp to Launch LCD Monitor That Can Record TV Programs on PCs

Sharp to Launch LCD Monitor That Can Record TV Programs on PCs

Sharp Corp. unveiled a 15-in. LCD monitor that would allow users to record TV programs on a USB-connected Windows 98/Me PC called the “LL-M1550A.”

The LCD monitor comes with a built-in TV tuner and MPEG2 encoder that has been designed to enable TV programs to be converted into video data and transmit the data to a PC. It can display 16.77 million colors with 1,024 x 7,680-dot resolution. Although it is open priced, Sharp said the retail price will be around $1200 USD. It is to be available from June 22.

When LL-M1550A is used with a PC, it would allow the users to stop the display on the screen while recording a TV program, and also “rewind” the recorded data to watch the program again. For instance, if a user has to leave during the program, the user can pause the display and watch the rest of it later when the user returns.

If users want to reserve a program for recording, they are able to search the program through the free Web site called the “ON TV JAPAN” and simply click the reserve button.

The hard disk drive capacity required for recording, in the case of the high-resolution mode, is about 2.8GB for a 60-minute program. According to Sharp, the high-resolution mode has video quality equivalent to that of video deck recording. The video resolution of 720 x 480 dots is fixed. To perform a continuous recording of more than 4GB, it requires interruption of the recording once to create another file.

About Dave Conabree

Check Also


Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.


Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.


Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games


Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...


Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.


No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.