Sharp intros 4K televisions under a grand

Sharp has announced its entry-level range of 4K TVs, the UB30s, which will come in four sizes, including a 50-inch for $999.

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Ty Pendlebury is a journalism graduate of RMIT Melbourne, and has worked at CNET since 2006. He lives in New York City where he writes about streaming and home audio.

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LAS VEGAS -- In 2013 we saw "no-name" 4K displays for under $1,000 but now Sharp has finally joined the fray with the 50-inch LC50UB30U display for $999.

Sharp has announced its entry-level range of 4K TVs, the UB30, which will come in four sizes between 43 inches and 65 inches, with prices starting at $740.

The TVs have a 3,840x2,160-pixel resolution and will feature the Revelation upscaler for 1080p and SD sources.

While the step-up 4K models feature the newest SmartCentral 4 with AndroidTV, the UB30 sticks with the older SmartCentral 3 platform for streaming apps.

Apart from the 50-inch sweet spot, the other TVs include the 43-inch LC43UB30U for $749.99, the 55-inch LC55UB30U for $1,199.99 and the LC65UB30 for $2,299.99.

  • 4K Ultra HD Streaming (HEVC/h.265; YouTube's VP9)
  • 4K Ultra HD Specs (HDMI 2.0; HDCP 2.2)
  • Local dimming (65-inch)
  • Modern Design -- ultra slim bezel, sleek stand
  • Wallpaper Mode
  • Quad-core processor
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