Sharp to show Aquos HDTV with built-in Blu-ray player at CES

Sharp is set to release Blu-ray enhanced high-def televisions in the US market, kicking off at CES in January.

The LCD TVs will come in 32 and 42 inches, reports Wired. The 42 inch model will have 1080p HD resolution and a 120Hz frame-rate processing and is expected to sell for around US$2000. There’s no word on whether the televisions will be able to play the full suite of Blu-ray disc profiles.

Sharp already sells Aquos sets with integrated Blu-ray in Japan, in sizes ranging between 26 and 52 inches. Plans are also afoot to sell Blu-ray enabled Aquos televisions in Europe in 2009.