Posted Wed May 6, 2015 at 03:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Sharp is now the latest company to offer Roku TVs.
Roku and Sharp have announced a partnership to manufacture Sharp brand Roku TVs. The new displays will now join models from previously revealed Roku TV partners like TCL, Hisense, Insignia, and Haier.
"We are pleased to offer Sharp smart TVs that run the Roku OS and provide consumers with an easy and elegant way to enjoy their entertainment," said Vishnu Rao, director of technology planning for Sharp Electronics. "We believe the benefits of the Roku platform combined with the superiority of the Sharp brand makes an appealing combination for consumers looking for a great smart TV experience."
The Sharp Roku TVs will feature 1080p LED LCD panels with 60hz native refresh rates. Models will be available in 43-inch ($380) and 50-inch ($500) screen sizes exclusively at Best Buy later this month. The displays will run the Roku OS and offer access to the growing Roku Channel Store. Likewise, each Sharp Roku TV has earned the new Netflix Recommended TV designation.
In addition to the new Sharp models, Roku has also announced release dates and pricing for its Insignia Roku TVs as well. The 32-inch Insignia Roku TV ($230) and the 55-inch Insignia Roku TV ($550) will both go on sale at Best Buy stores this month. Both models also feature 1080p panels and 60hz refresh rates.
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