Sharp has announced the availability of its 70-inch AQUOS 4K Ultra HDTV in the United States at select retailers and Amazon.com for $7,499.99. The Sharp LC-70UD1U is the first 4K Ultra HDTV to pass 400 Hollywood expert tests established by the THX 4K Certified Display Program (pdf), making it the crème de la crème in Ultra High Definition. We had a chance to see this beauty in action at CES 2013, definitely the “Sharpest” Ultra HDTV we experienced — hands down.
Sharp LC-70UD1U 70-Inch Aquos 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart LED TV
“For the past several years the focus with high-end television panels was on delivering a more exciting experience through size. With the introduction of our AQUOS 4K TV, we now offer consumers an even more life-like TV experience coupling size with resolution and clarity,” said John Herrington, President, Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America.
The 4K TV features a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, with a built-in “Revelation 4K Upscaler,” which converts non-native 4K content into life-like Ultra HD. The Ultra High Definition Television also features a sleek frame with a metallic black finish and modern open-base stand; “Wallpaper” mode, with built-in artwork for when you’re not watching TV; and a six-speaker audio system with enhanced bass.
The 4K AQUOS also features built-in WiFi, letting you connect to Netflix, Hulu +, Vudu, YouTube, Pandora, Rhapsody, Facebook, Twitter, and Skype. Sharp also lets Android and iOS users control the TV with custom apps, allowing you to “flick” content from the phone to the TV.
Tech specs include 10M:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, an SD card reader, two USB ports, and four HDMI ports which “accept native 4K signals.”
Source: Sharp Press Release