Sharp Releases 70-inch Ultra HD Television

Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT by

The world's first THX-certified 4K display is now available.

Sharp is now shipping its LC-70UD1U AQUOS 4K Ultra HD TV. The 4K set is the first UHD display to receive THX-certification for picture quality and is the only 70-inch 4K TV on the market.

"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 LED backlit LCD television features a 3,840 x 2,160 display, giving it about four times the pixels of a traditional 1080p HDTV. In addition, the television offers Smart TV functions and Sharp's proprietary Revelation 4K Upscaler to upscale all content to UHD resolution.

The LC-70UD1U is on sale now at major retailers for a suggested list price of $7,500 (though Amazon currently has it for $5,998).

Source: Engadget

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