Sharp just released two Elite LED LCD HDTVs, the PRO-60X5FD (60-inch) and PRO-70X5FD (70-inch), claiming to offer the highest caliber picture quality and technology available. The Elite Televisions use Intelligent Variable Contrast technology to automatically controls brightness and backlight to create depth of color, brilliance, detail and dark areas.
Elite LCD televisions incorporate proprietary RGB+Y technology, which adds a yellow sub-pixel to the standard red/green/blue color palette. The addition of the yellow sub-pixel enables the reproduction of a much broader range of colors. RGB+Y technology creates higher brightness using less power and more accurately depicts vivid yellows and vibrant golds. RGB+Y technology makes possible Precision Color Plus, four sub-pixels composed of smaller dots, creating more than 8 million dots per screen for a much smoother, more appealing detailed image.
In addition, both TVs are THX and ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) certified and offer 3D functionality with two sets of active shutter 3D glasses included.
Elite TV Features
- FluidMotion, which combines an advanced frame creation system with Elite's unique scanning backlight technology creating a greater than 240 Hz effect, improves picture clarity and smoothness;
- Full Array LED, which includes a full array of Light Emitting Diodes, evenly dispersed behind a diffuser resulting in more uniform and brighter lighting versus traditional edge-lit LEDs;
- Local Dimming which allows specific groups of LEDs to be dimmed for greater control of brightness and darkness in different areas of the screen for outstanding black levels;
- Connectivity to Netflix, VUDU, CinemaNow, YouTube, and others;
- Elite Advantage Live, which offers an unprecedented level of support via Internet connectivity where a personal advisor can remotely connect to the TV and provide a variety of services such as setup, picture adjustment, or basic calibration.
- Variety of AV modes including Elite Pure Mode, a mode that replicates the settings of previous Elite TVs
- Skype ready (Skype camera kit sold separately)
Price and Availability
The Sharp Elite LCD TVs are available now only at select high-end retailers and via custom installation companies at the following prices:
- Sharp PRO-60X5FD Elite LED LCD 60-inch HDTV → $5,999.99
- Sharp PRO-70X5FD Elite LED LCD 70-inch HDTV → $8,499.99