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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.

  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:21:46 PM
    "Only 1080p able to play 4K content" but I'm sure that in the near future most TVs will be able to, just downscaled.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:22:01 PM
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:22:19 PM
    Stage now awash in televisions. 
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:22:22 PM
    All of the TVs are onstage. A sea of photographers stand up next to us.
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:23:11 PM
    A matter of weeks until all these TVs are released.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:23:14 PM
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:24:14 PM
    Jim Sanduski, Sharp VP of strategic product marketing, now onstage. 
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:24:24 PM
    Sharp's 650 series will stay in 2014 but with an upgraded Smart TV platform.
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:25:11 PM
    CNET's review of the 2013 LE650 reviews.cnet.com
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:25:25 PM
    How many more shades of color? A billion, says Sanduski. 
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:26:19 PM
    Q+ is a "game-changer" and splits subpixels only in one axis.
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:26:38 PM
    Q+ will have built-in upscaler. 
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:27:27 PM
    Q+ is a stopgap between 1080p and 4K but much cheaper than 4K-- by about half, says Sharp.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:27:48 PM
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:27:48 PM
    SQ is available in 60 and 70 inches, "3D-ready"
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:28:24 PM
    To recap: Sanduski says Q+: 
    • is highest-resolution, full-HD TV available
    • has built-in upscaler that makes everything you watch sharper
    • is future-ready as the only HD TV that can play 4K content
    • will be available for about half the cost of 4K
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:28:39 PM
    UQ is the premium model with a new panel and THX certification. Looking forward to testing this one.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:29:33 PM
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:29:39 PM
    Aquos 4K is the first to get THX 4K certification. Has HDMI 2.0 (60Hz) and HEVC decoding.
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:30:00 PM
    Additional screen sizes in 4K category coming later this summer.
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:30:24 PM
    70-inch Aquos 4K coming shortly.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:30:37 PM
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:31:02 PM
    SmartCentral run-through
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:31:04 PM
    We're onto software with SmartCentral.
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:31:34 PM
    Has a recommendation engine, cable and streaming services included.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:32:20 PM
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:33:14 PM
    SmartCentral features picture-in-picture. Available on all Aquos TVs on stage.
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:33:19 PM
    Your mobile device, with free Sharp app for iOS and Android, can change channels and perform other minor TV functions.
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:33:46 PM
    Wallpaper mode: technology of CES 2014!!
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:34:20 PM
    Wallpaper mode for SmartCentral can display personal photos or stock Sharp images, if you wanted to have that 90-inch Aquos double as a mural.
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:35:19 PM
    "Sharp Universal Player is the first device to offer wireless high-fidelity sound using the WISA standard." -- Sanduski
  • ty.pendlebury 1/6/2014 5:35:51 PM
    Sharp Universal Player. Standalone audio player. Sharp hasn't had one in as long as I can remember. HD audio is here at CES.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:36:37 PM
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:37:00 PM
    Sanduski just wrapped up and we're about done here at Sharp.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 5:37:42 PM
  • Sarah Mitroff 1/6/2014 5:37:47 PM
    That's it for the live blog and live stream at Sharp's press conference, thanks for watching.
  • Nick Statt 1/6/2014 5:38:26 PM
    Thanks for tuning in, everyone. We'll have some more photos of Sharp's upgraded Aquos line shortly.
  • Sarah Mitroff 1/6/2014 5:39:30 PM
  • angela 1/6/2014 5:39:51 PM
    go sharp!
  • kenjie 1/6/2014 5:39:53 PM
    best picture quality ever!!!!!!
  • sphynx 1/6/2014 5:39:55 PM
    amazing
  • Mike Tarlton 1/6/2014 5:39:58 PM
    Oh boy more Quattron gimmicks...
  • kenjie 1/6/2014 5:43:06 PM
    +1
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