Sharp are shouting about their newest gadget from the rooftops. In Japan this week they unveiled their latest, best and priciest television yet – a 60” monster ultra high-definition 4K set. It has s resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and, although it isn’t the first 4K television on the market by any means, Sharp claim that, unlike the others, “our 4K TV offers images that are so realistic that viewers feel as if they were experiencing the scene in real life”.
The television comes with a whopping price tag of $32,000, around £20,000 and, at that price, you probably will not find it on the shelves at your local tech shop. At the moment, it is being made to order, which suggests that Sharp do not expect to sell too many of them.
Call the ICC (Integrated Cognitive Creation) Purios, it was first previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2012 and is expected to be on sale early in 2013. Also known as the LC-60HQ10, the television will also be net-connected, Wi-Fi enabled, have 4 HDMI ports, 1 USB and 6 speakers. Bearing in mind that this is now technology that is a year old, CES 2013 could hold some surprising completion for Sharp, as they will be up against the likes of Sony, who have already marketed an 84” 4K television with a price tag of £25,000, and Samsung. Hopefully, they will not take so long to release their new toys to the public.
Source : Sharp