Sharp just announced the 70-inch THX 4K certified Ultra HD LED TV, model LC-70UD1U, which offers four times the pixel resolution of high definition — eight million pixels (3840×2160). For today’s regular 1080p HDTV content, the LC-70UD1U utilizes advanced upscaling technology to interpolate video images to 4K, while a dual-core processor fine-tunes the original signal for optimal picture quality.
Created by experts in Hollywood, the coveted THX 4K certification sets the industry standard for image quality and consistency. THX 4K Certified displays contain pre-calibrated THX Movie viewing modes designed to deliver the picture quality of professional post production studios. THX also evaluates HD to 4K upconverting technology to ensure that the Ultra HD image maintains accuracy true to the original HD source, so you experience content the way it was intended. Sharp says the LC-70UD1U passed 400 THX performance tests, assuring owners the best picture currently available.
The AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV is the only Ultra HD TV available in the 70 inch (69.5” Diagonal) screen size class, the most popular 65”+ screen size. It’s perfectly proportioned to make the most of virtually every space. Plus, its sleek frame with metallic black finish and modern open-base stand features an ingenious speakers in-front design that delivers a narrower footprint than its closest 65” competitor—even with five additional inches of screen size.
Crafted to please the ears as well as the eyes, the six-speaker sound system – including separate mid-range and tweeters – along with Sharp’s proprietary DuoBass dual subwoofer system, delivers a powerful 35 watts with clear voices, broad dynamic range, and deep bass.
Turn it off, and the TV still looks beautiful. Sharp’s exclusive Wallpaper Mode turns the AQUOS Ultra HD LED into an elegant frame for photos or artwork with museum-like appearance and Ultra HD detail.
The AQUOS Ultra HD lets you connect to your favorite content instantly using Sharp’s intuitive SmartCentral Smart TV Platform. Working through built-in Wi-Fi, SmartCentral streams movies and shows from Netflix, Hulu Plus and Vudu, videos from YouTube, and music through Pandora and Rhapsody. Plus, built-in social apps like Facebook and even Skype enable you to connect with friends on your large screen AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV for amazingly realistic interactions.
Surf the web with Sharp’s built-in Flash-enabled web browser. Or watch TV and browse the web at the same time with SmartCentral’s exclusive split-screen experience.
With Sharp’s smart Remote Control and Beam apps, the power to control your TV is always in your hands. Use your smart devices to change channels and adjust settings. Or send photos, movies and videos from your phone or tablet right to the big screen.
Rounding out the impressive specs of the AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV is a comprehensive set of features befitting a flagship model. It features four HDMI inputs that accept native 4K (3840×2160) signals so your 4K experience expands along with tomorrow’s 4K sources. 4K Photo Playback via a built-in SD-card reader and two USB ports means that for the first time, you can see the full resolution and detail captured in your 8MP photos. And Sharp’s 4K 3D technology brings you twice the detail of passive 3D, so every scene comes alive for an intensely immersive experience. Two Bluetooth 3D glasses are included in the box.
Prices and Availability
The Sharp LC-70UD1U AQUOS Ultra HD LED TV will be available mid-August 2013 for $7,999.99.