Sharp unveils 2014 Aquos TVs with Quattron+ techAt CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Sharp unveils the Aquos 4K, Aquos Q, and what Sharp President John Herrington called a "game-changer" TV, the Aquos Quattron+, which has 10 million more subpixels than full HD. Sharp will release these TVs in a matter of weeks.
-Sharp Aquos HD Q Plus and 4K our most comprehensive and technologically advanced large screen televisions ever. Ladies and gentlemen, it's my pleasure to introduce Sharp Aquos for 2014. -We start with Aquos HD. Aquos HD is an all 1080p display series that will continue in 2014. Aquos HD has been a hit with both consumers and reviewers. In 2014, we're updating this very popular series with our all-new Smart Central Platform that I'll tell you more about shortly. With exceptional picture quality, a slim and attractive design and at an affordable price, our Aquos HD series really is a great value. These updated models are available from this month in 60-inch, 70-inch, 80-inch and the largest LED full-HD TV on the market 90-inch. When Sharp developed the Quattron panel, we pioneered a new level of picture performance by adding a yellow sub-pixel to the standard Red, Green and Blue palette. The Quattron panel shines in the new Sharp Aquos Q line offering a cleaner, richer picture and more detail in brightness by adding 2 million sub-pixels and a billion more shades of color to the standard screen. Those 33 percent more sub-pixels really do make a clear difference. The new Sharp Aquos Q will be available in February in 60-inch and 70-inch class screen sizes and all feature a 240 native refresh rate for rendering fast action scenes well. John described Q Plus as a game changer and that's exactly what it is. Combining our exclusive Quattron and Revelation technologies, Sharp is able to deliver the highest resolution full-HD TV on the planet. Revelation technology splits every Quattron pixel in two to create 16 million sub pixels, that's 10 million more sub pixels than a standard HD TV. Q Plus TV is also feature a built-in upscaler to take advantage of this resolution so everything you watch today is sharper and more vivid. But one of the most exciting things about Q Plus is that they are feature-ready. The 4K world is now upon us and this is the only HD TV on the market that plays 4K content for a UHD experience. So let's summarize the game changing attributes of Q Plus. First, it's the highest resolution full-HD TV available. Second, it has a built-in upscaler that makes everything you watch today sharper. Third, it's feature-ready, as the only HD TV that can play 4K content for UHD experience. And finally, it will be available for about half the cost of 4K. Now, let's move over to our flagship, the Sharp Aquos 4K Ultra HD LED TV. What make Sharp's 4K special? Well, first, it too has been honored by THX with the first ever THX 4K certification. That's a testament to its superior picture performance not only in need of 4K but also in up scaled content. Sharp's 2014 4K UHD will also be loaded with the latest technology including HDMI 2.0, which gives you 60 frames per second at 4K resolution, great for fast action like sports broadcast and HEVC also known as H.265, which offers twice the video and coding efficiency for streaming 4K content. Our 4K line will be available in both 60-inch and 70-inch screen sizes and ships from summer. And later this year will be announcing additional screen sizes in the 4K category.