Sharp Adds Aquos 4K Ultra HD TVs with THX Certification
Sharp’s Aquos 4K Ultra HD Series that offers a choice of two TV sizes, active 3D, smart options and other features at MSRPs that range from $5,000 to $6,000.
Sharp Electronics is helping the category gain momentum with its new Aquos 4K Ultra HD Series that includes a 60-inch and a 70-inch model. Sharp differentiates its 4K products through participation in the THX certification program, saying the products had to pass more than 30 test categories with as many as 400 bench tests, and more than 1,000 data points.
The TVs also include Sharp’s new SmartCentral content platform that lets homeowners access and search their cable and satellite subscriptions, streaming services through the SmartCentral interactive guide to find TV shows and movies via keywords such as titles, genre and popularity. Some of the streaming services the TVs offer include Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu and YouTube, and the TVs also offer streaming music services such as Pandora, Rhapsody, and the social media service FaceBook.
In addition to its 4K capabilities, which include upscaling, and the SmartCentral option, the new Aquos 4K Ultra HD Series also offer active 3D technologies with Bluetooth glasses and four HDMI 2.0 inputs that enables multiple 4K source connectivity. Sharp uses dual-core processors and its AquoMotion 240 with 120Hz panels, and externally the TVs are wrapped dark silver brushed solid aluminum bezels.
“Our new lineup of Aquos TVs provides customers with more higher resolution choices than ever before,” says John Herrington, president, Sharp Electronics marketing Company of America (SEMCA). “Not only does Sharp manufacture superior 4K and Full HD sets in a variety of large-screen sizes, our Q-Series and our Q+ offerings provide viewers with even more resolution options, including picture quality never seen before from a 1080p panel.”