Sharp, which is controlled by the Taiwanese Foxconn group, once gave the world LCD technology, making liquid crystal displays a commonplace. Having built the third stage of the Kameyama plant in 2004, it has become the world’s largest manufacturer of LCD panels.
But today there are no TVs with direct illumination in her program, and she presented models with quantum dots only now. They will be part of the EQ series, which will be the flagship for most markets, including the European one. They will only have edge-lit sensors – even on the largest 75-inch devices.
But for the first time, Sharp TVs will have HDMI 2.1 ports with support for all game modes that are due, including ALLM, VRR and 4K120. Accordingly, all other electronics, including central processing units, will be updated. There will be no support for 8K, since the maximum resolution of even the largest models will not exceed 4K.
The audio part, according to the established tradition, will be supplied to new TVs by Harman Kardon, but the list of supported codecs will expand: EQ-series models will now decode and send Dolby Atmos and DTS: X via HDMI.
They will be controlled, like everyone else, through the Android TV OS with full functionality.
Sharp’s new TV series is set to go on sale in early 2022, but prices for some models have already been determined: the 50-inch version will cost around £ 650, the 65-inch version around £ 950, and the 75-inch version around £ 1,300.