It is the first set to cite THX 4K certification.
Today, Sharp announced the latest entry in the young and burgeoning UHDTV market. Along with the set comes a pair of firsts, as in the first 70 inch UHDTV and the first TV to boast of THX 4K certification.
The new Aquos LED LCD should arrive in mid-August at a cool $8,000. Interestingly enough, the scarcity of 4K content is underlined by the emphasis on THX 4K certification with regards to the sets' upscaler.
Sharp has coupled a six speaker sound system with the 70 inch display. Along with twin subs, Sharp promises clear dialogue and rich bass for the $8K set. Connectivity and smart features remain unknown, but those details should surface in July.
With Sharp and THX plunging into the UHD market, the trend of lower continues. Whether its Sharp, Samsung, LG, Sony, or even Seiki, the models continue to appear and with than five digit prices. The rapid progress of the market still has much of the year left to blossom, and this is without a proper 4K pipeline.
Author: Brian Hoss