CES 2015: Sharp Full HD and 4K TVs Announced
At this year's CES, Sharp delivered an abundance of HDTV goodness, showcasing its new Full HD and 4K TV lineups. These new TVs are a welcome addition to the company’s display offerings, and cover a variety of screen sizes (32 to 90 inches), feature sets, and resolutions; more on the resolution later. In addition to web connectivity, each model across the Full HD and 4K series offers at least 3 HDMI inputs, allowing you to interface your external source components easily.
While we wait for the next wave of 4K content, there's a plethora of 1080p media already available via Blu-ray and streaming content, enabling 1080p TVs to remain a dominant force in the TV market. Sharp's new Full HD AQUOS 660, 653, EQ, and UQ series TVs offer a number of features that are sure to catch the attention of TV lovers. Their SmartCentral app interface is present across the lineup, which allows you to enjoy Internet-based content. The flagship UQ series ups the ante by offering access to Google's popular Android TV platform. The UQ series also features a quad-core processor and Sharp's Q+ sub-pixel technology. While this TV has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, pixel-splitting Q+ technology allows the TV to accept and display 4K images. While the end result isn't a native 3840 x 2160 image, it provides an enhanced high-definition viewing experience.
Sharp's UB30, UE30, UH30 Ultra HD TVs were also announced, and bring some pretty impressive features of their own. Similar to Sharp's UQ series, these 4K models offer 66 million subpixels. This technology is designed to take the TV’s 3840 x 2160 native resolution and provide a beyond-4K viewing experience. While we look down the road at 8K, and even beyond, these TVs have the ability to squeeze every pixel out of your 1080p and 4K content. Sharp's Revelation Upscaler is also onboard for upscaling lower-resolution content to confirm to the TV's native pixel count. Each model in this lineup offers quad-core processing, while the flagship UH30 series is expected to offer THX 4K certification and a handy touchpad remote control. Sharp's new 4K ultra HD TVs are expected to become available in the spring of 2015.