Sharp AQUOS 32GP3U
Released January, 2008
The Pros:Reduced input lag for gaming. Dedicated gaming button on the remote. Nice styling.
The Cons:Expensive for what it offers. 1080p isn't necessary for this set.
The Sharp 32G3PU is the second generation Sharp LCD television that is specifically marketed towards gamers. Replacing the G1, the G3PU features a 1080p native resolution, and a gamer focused display mode that enables the tv's "Vyper Drive" for reduced input lag.
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Other distinguishing features are the external casing that is designed by Toshiyuki Kita, and a separate subwoofer output port to compliment the set's built in 10-watt speakers. The 32G3PU is most comparable to the D64U series in specs, which is Sharp's entry-level 1080p offering for 2008, with the G3PU containing the additional gamer functions.
- 1080p native resolution.
- 2,000:1 static contrast ratio, 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
- 6 ms response time
- 450 cd/m2 brightness
- Inputs: HDMI x 3, Component x 2, Composite x 3, S-Video x 1, VGA x 1
Sharp, along with Samsung are one of the only manufacturers to make their own panels. Sharp's panels are known for producing duller colors than the Samsung, but offer better viewing angles with little discoloration.
Vyper Drive - this is the chip that Sharp claims provides for improved latency between the game console and the visuals appearing on the TV. When in game mode all of the television's image processing capabilities are bypassed to reduce the latency as much as possible.
The 32GP3U is available in Red, White and Black external bezel colors.
- 32GP3U-W | white
- 32GP3U-B | black
- 32GP3U-R | red
User Reviews (1)
Reduced input lag for gaming
Dedicated gaming button on the remote
1080p native resolution, uncommon in this size
Expensive for what it offers
1080p isn't necessary for this set
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