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Sharp ships Aquos Q+ sub-4K television line in United States

03/07, 6:52am

Television range uses sub-pixels to help display 4K content on 1080p panel

Sharp has started to ship a range of 4K-supporting, sub-4K-resolution televisions the company launched at CES in January. The Quattron+ collection, part of its 2014 Aquos range, is capable of playing Ultra HD content, but does so using a 1080p panel that employs Sharp's "Revolution" technology, splitting pixels in two to provide 16 million sub-pixels, giving it an "effective resolution of 3840x2160."

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Sharp ships new 7- and 8-series Aquos TVs

03/21, 12:20am

Sharp Aquos 7 and 8 TVs ship out

Sharp this week started shipping the two higher tiers of its 2012 Aquos TVs. Both the 7-series and 8-series both revolve around SmartCentral, a new UI intended to make Internet features more accessible, including both quick access to favorites and a filtered system that makes it easier to find Internet music, video, game, and social sources such as Netflix and Skype.

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Sharp revives Pioneer's Elite TV badge with '720Hz' LCD sets

08/04, 12:00pm

Sharp Elite TVs pack intelligent contrast, refresh

Sharp took advantage of its rights to Pioneer's Elite name by launching its own range of Elite TVs. Now using LCDs, the 60-inch Pro-60X5FD and 70-inch Pro-70X5FD both have a unique scanning backlight effect that goes beyond 240Hz; the company claims an equivalent to about 720Hz. Both have an Intelligent Variable Contrast system that purportedly goes beyond usual dynamic contrast to tune the brightness and the backlight for maximum effect.

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Sharp brings largest shipping LCD TV, at 70 inches, to US

04/14, 4:45pm

Sharp ships first of four 70-inch LCD HDTVs

Sharp this week has showed off the largest LCD HDTV on the market with the 70-inch LC-70LE732U. The company was quick to point out the set is 62 percent larger than 55-inch TVs, and it offers the company's signature Quattron four-color pixels with yellow to improve some scenes. It centers on a 120Hz, LED-backlit panel with a native 1080p output.

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Sharp adds four new connected Aquos Quattron LED TVs

03/23, 4:30pm

Sharp announces four new Aquos Quattron HDTVs

Sharp has added a new range to its Aquos Quattron HDTVs with the LE830. It includes 60-, 52-, 46- and 40-inch models, each with integrated Wi-Fi and access to CinemaNow, Netflix and Vudu services. All are also DLNA certified for streaming content from home networks.

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Sharp borrows Pioneer's Elite badge for Quattron TVs

01/28, 4:30am

Strategic partnership designed to boost presence

Sharp has announced that it will license Pioneer’s Elite brand for use on its new line of high-end Quattron LCD TVs to be introduced in North America this year. The Twice.com report states that Sharp hopes to enter the high-end specialty AV dealerships, boosting its distribution. Pioneer also feels that the partnership could help boost the sales of its home theater product line as each line will complement the other.

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Sharp outs 70-inch Quattron LED TV at CES

01/05, 9:35pm

Sharp adds 70-inch Quattron LED flagship

Among other debuts, Sharp brought a production-ready 70-inch Quattron-series LED TV to CES this year. It uses Sharp's own Quad Pixel technology that adds yellow to the red, green and blue color gamut. The LC-70LE732U is the largest in the series thus far, outdoing the previous 60-inch flagship.

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Sharp unveils first Quattron-based TV with 3D

09/02, 10:30am

First Quattron-based 3D TV from Sharp a 60 incher

Sharp has shown off its first 3D TV based on its Quattron technology (formerly QuadPixel) that adds yellow to the regular red, green and blue colors used in traditional TV sets. The fourth color is said to increase brightness by 1.8 times compared to traditional sets while expanding the color gamut of the sets and rendering more realistic colors. The 60-inch set will require active shutter glasses to view 3D images, like other rivals.

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