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Sharp’s AQUOS ® Q+ Series of Televisions, THE highest resolution full hd TVs

Q+ TV’s have 10 million more subpixels than Full HD, able to play 4K content

03/07/2014

MAWAH, NJ (March 6, 2014) – Sharp today announced the nationwide availability of its AQUOS Q+ series of televisions, the highest resolution Full HD TVs. First unveiled at the 2014 International CES, Q+ televisons feature 10 million more subpixels than standard Full HD, for more detail, depth and color.  Q+ TVs are the only Full HDTVs to accept a 4K signal and play it back at near-4K resolution, with an effective resolution of up to 3840x2160.  All Q+ TVs feature Sharp’s Revelation TM Upscaler, which takes HD content and optimizes it for the higher resolution screen, so that it’s sharper and more vivid.

Q+ provides consumers a high-resolution option between standard Full HD and 4K. Because the Q+ TVs are built using a 1080p panel, they can be priced at almost half of today’s premium 4K sets. Watch a video about Q+ and learn more at www.sharpusa.com.

The Q+ series will be available in the most popular large screen sizes, 60”, 70” (69.5” diag.) and 80” class and the SQ and UQ lines. The SQ line, which is already available, comes in two screen sizes 60” and 70” (69.5” diag.) class. 

The UQ line, which will arrive in stores in mid-March, will be available in 60”, 70” (69.5” diag.) and 80” class screen sizes and will have premium features such as THX certification, AquoMotion TM 960, Super Bright TM, premium design with aluminum bezel, 3D with 2 pairs of glasses, powerful 35W audio and Bluetooth.

Sharp’s SmartCentral TM 3.0:  Truly Intuitive TV

AQUOS Q+ televisions will all feature Sharp’s totally new smart TV platform, SmartCentral 3.0.  The new SmartCentral platform lets viewers search less and discover more with a smart guide that integrates cable, satellite and streaming channels and allows you to search across live content sources by title, genre, time and popularity. It’s so intelligent it will even help you discover new content by providing recommendations based on your preferences—no more launching individual apps to find the shows you want to watch.

All the best apps are available on SmartCentral. From instant access to movies with Netflix, Hulu Plus and Vudu, to videos with YouTube ®, music with Pandora ® and Rhapsody ®, social with Facebook, and gaming—what you love is only a click away.

With the SmartCentral 3.0 mobile app, available for free for iOS ® and Android TM, viewers can connect smartphones and tablets to Sharp AQUOS TVs to search and discover content, use them as a remote control, and share videos, pictures and music.

All Sharp AQUOS Smart LED TVs also come with a built-in web browser and TV/Web split screen functionality, allowing the viewer to watch TV on one half of the screen, while simultaneously browsing the web.

Sharp AQUOS Q+ TV Line-up Details

UQ Line:

  • Highest Resolution Full HD
  • Able to play 4K content
  • Built in Revelation TM Upscaler for HD Content
  • THX Certified
  • Super Bright TM Technology
  • AquoMotion TM 960 with 240Hz Panel
  • Active 3D with Two Bluetooth 3D Glasses Supplied
  • SmartCentral 3.0
  • TV/Web Split Screen
  • 60”, 70” (69.5” diag.), 80” Class Screen Sizes
  • Titanium-Brushed Solid Aluminum Bezel
  • Wallpaper Mode
  • 4 HDMI Inputs (4K Ready) and 2 USB Ports
  • 15W Sub-Woofer
  • Bluetooth Audio
  • MSRP $2,999.99, $3,999.99, $5,999.99

SQ Line:

  • Highest Resolution Full HD
  • Built in Revelation TM Upscaler for HD Content
  • Able to play 4K content
  • 240Hz Panel
  • 3D Ready
  • SmartCentral TM 3.0
  • TV/Web Split Screen
  • 60”, 70” (69.5” diag.) Class Screen Sizes
  • Silver-Brushed Plastic Thin Bezel
  • Wallpaper Mode
  • 4 HDMI Inputs (4K Ready) and 2 USB Ports
  • Bluetooth Audio
  • MSRP $2,399.99, $3,399.99

Learn more about the AQUOS Q+ televisions at www.SharpUSA.com.

About Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America (SEMCA)

SEMCA is the U.S. consumer electronics arm of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer and manufacturer of one-of-a-kind premium technology products.  Sharp was named one of the Most Admired Brands in America and one of the 20 Most Loved Companies globally*.   Leading products include AQUOS ® LED TVs, Insight ® Microwave Drawer ® ovens, and Plasmacluster ® ion air conditioners and air purifiers. Learn more at www.SharpUSA.com.

*Sources: Buyology Inc., 2012; APCO Worldwide, 2013

THX and the THX logo are trademarks of THX Ltd., registered in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. All rights reserved.

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Sharp Electronics Corporation
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