CES 2014: Sharp press conference (live blog)

The Japanese TV giant that never fails to redefine the idea of "big" will be taking the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show. CNET will be there providing live news and commentary starting at 9 a.m. PT (12 p.m. ET) on Monday, January 6.

  • Sarah Mitroff 1/6/2014 4:41:27 PM
    Good morning, everyone, and welcome to CNET's live blog of the Sharp press conference at CES 2014!
  • Sarah Mitroff 1/6/2014 4:42:31 PM
    I'll be hosting you until the event gets under way at 9 a.m. PT. Right now our team on the ground, Nick Statt and James Martin, are waiting in line to get into the event.
  • Sarah Mitroff 1/6/2014 4:43:11 PM
    Once they get in and set up, they'll take over to bring you the news.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 4:45:05 PM
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 4:47:20 PM
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 4:52:47 PM
    Hey there, everyone. All set up here at Mandalay Bay, with people still filing in. Inordinate amounts of red light. 
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 4:54:30 PM
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 4:55:29 PM
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 4:56:27 PM
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 4:57:49 PM
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 4:57:57 PM
    Whoever is running the music here as an affinity for obscure tunes. Tiny Victories' Mr. Bones followed up by a group called Little People. Very space-age. 
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 4:59:44 PM
    And the man of the hour, CNET Editor Ty Pendlebury, has arrived. 
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 4:59:59 PM
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:02:53 PM
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:04:41 PM
    Hold tight, folks. Things will kick off in 1 minute. 
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:05:47 PM
    Lights dimming. Here we go. 
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:06:20 PM
    Toshi Osawa, CEO of Sharp, has taken the stage. 
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:07:15 PM
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:08:12 PM
    "It is likely your smartphone, tablet, or laptop has a screen made by Sharp." -- Osawa. 
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:09:09 PM

    Sharp CEO Toshi Osawa

  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:09:50 PM
    "Sharp has put more 60-inch or larger televisions in American homes than any other manufacturer." -- Osawa. 
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:10:00 PM
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:10:42 PM
    Sharp is unveiling a new line of Aquos TVs. It will again top the list of world's largest HD televisions, says Osawa. 
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:11:11 PM
    Sharp President John Herrington has taken the stage. 
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:11:41 PM
    "As a market leader, we've rarely heard the quote from a consumer, 'My television is too big.'" -- Herrington. 

  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:13:39 PM

    Sharp President John Herrington

  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:14:35 PM
    With gigantic televisions, Herrington says onscreen content is more captivating. "Storytelling becomes more powerful and emotional," he added. 
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:15:16 PM
    Introducing the Art of Amazing 4K Film Competition in conjunction with Red and THX.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:15:25 PM
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  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:16:20 PM
    Scenes shot on Red 4K cameras appearing onscreen
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:16:40 PM
    Sharp pushing the emotion angle with a scene of a fisherman letting a fish go free...in Ultra HD. 
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:16:56 PM
    "Miss nothing, experience everything."
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:17:19 PM
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:17:38 PM
    Four series of 4K TVs for 2014, says largest range but LG's is five
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:17:55 PM
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:18:26 PM
    Herrington outlining the scope of the Aquos line, from Full HD to 4K. 
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:18:35 PM
    Aquos 4K is "finest 4K TV available."
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:19:22 PM
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:19:23 PM
    Aquos Q is able to offer a higher resolution than 1080p by splitting subpixels.
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:19:23 PM
    "We have fully redesigned Quattron...delivering 33 percent more subpixels than standard HD televisions." -- Herrington
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:19:56 PM
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:20:21 PM
    Correction: Quattron+ is the highest-resolution 1080p TV, with splittable subpixels. Plays 4K content.
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:20:55 PM
    Quattron+ has 10 million more subpixels than full HD. 
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:21:06 PM
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