Sharp today unveiled the new 70" class (69.5" diagonal) AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV (LC-70UD1U). The company's first Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV for the U.S. market will be available in August for $8,000.
The television has received the THX 4K certification and has more than eight million pixels (3840x2160) - four times higher than today's high definition televisions. To create the extra detail that Ultra HD enables, the AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV utilizes an upscaling technology that enhances anything you watch today.
First, a dual-core processor fine-tunes the original signal for optimal picture quality. Next, the upscaler analyzes and interpolates the content to create a 4K (3840?2160) image. Movies, TV shows, video games, even YouTube videos are analyzed and digitally enriched.
The AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV is the only Ultra HD TV available in the 70 inch (69.5" Diagonal) screen size class, the most popular 65"+ screen size. It has a sleek frame with metallic black finish and modern open-base stand with an ingenious speakers in-front design that delivers a narrower footprint than its closest 65" competitor.
The six-speaker sound system - including separate mid-range and tweeters - along with Sharp's proprietary DuoBass dual subwoofer system, delivers a 35 watts with voices, broad dynamic range, and deep bass.
While turned off, Turn it off, Sharp's Wallpaper Mode turns the AQUOS Ultra HD LED into a frame for photos or artwork with Ultra HD detail.
The AQUOS Ultra HD lets you connect to content using Sharp's SmartCentral Smart TV Platform. Working through built-in Wi-Fi, SmartCentral streams movies and shows from Netflix, Hulu Plus and Vudu, videos from YouTube, and music through Pandora and Rhapsody. Plus, built-in social apps like Facebook and even Skype enable you to connect with friends on your large screen AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV for more realistic interactions. In addition, the TV hs a Flash-enabled web browser.
With Sharp's smart Remote Control and Beam apps, you can use your smart devices to change channels and adjust settings, or send photos, movies and videos from your phone or tablet right to the big screen.
Rounding out the specs of the AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV is a set of features befitting a flagship model. It features four HDMI inputs that accept native 4K (3840?2160) signals so your 4K experience expands along with tomorrow's 4K sources. 4K Photo Playback via a built-in SD-card reader and two USB ports means that for the first time, you can see the full resolution and detail captured in your 8MP photos. And Sharp's 4K 3D technology brings you twice the detail of passive 3D. Two Bluetooth 3D glasses are included in the box.