Hisense continues its second year with the Sharp TV brand in 2017 offering 11 models across five series of Sharp branded 4K Ultra HDTVs and two series of Sharp HD and Full HD sets.
This year the focus for the Sharp line will be on big screens up to 75-inches with high image quality, a comprehensive “Smart Central” Smart TV platform and the dbx-TV audio package for high-quality sound from narrow flat-panel TV cabinets.
All 2017 Sharp 4K Ultra HDTVs will have four HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2 60 Hz inputs, three USB ports, dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity, HEVC and VP9/HTML5 decoding.
Like the Hisense-branded assortment, the models will feature a combination of motion smoothing technologies – labeled Motion 480, Motion 240 and Motion 120 – each offering different degrees of motion smoothing capability at various price levels.
The 2017 Sharp flagship model will be the 75-inch 75P9500 (pricing and availability to be announced later) with 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, quantum dot technology producing a wide color gamut, direct LED back lighting with local dimming and “HDR10 Premium” performance levels.
This means the set will achieve a 1,000-nit or better peak luminance level and a wide color gamut encompassing 90 percent or better of the DCI-P3 color space used for professional digital cinemas.
It will also include Motion 480 motion smoothing using a combination of a native 120 Hz refresh rate LCD panel, back light scanning, back light blinking and Motion Estimation Motion Compensation (MEMC) circuitry.
Read more on the 2017 Sharp television line after the jump:
The Sharp 75-inch 75P9000 (pricing and availability to be announced) will offer a similar package including quantum dot wide color gamut but will not offer HDR10 Premium performance, instead supporting HDR10 at a sub 1,000-nit peak luminance level. It also uses Motion 240 motion smoothing, which omits the back light blinking technology component used in the 75P9500 model.
The Sharp P8000 line will include models in the 50- ($749.99), 55- ($849.99), 65- ($1,999.99) and 75-inch ($2,699.99) screen sizes. All offer direct LED with local dimming 4K Ultra HD LCD panels (quantum dot wide color gamut support not included), HDR10 support, and will step down to Motion 120 motion smoothing, which uses a native 120 Hz refresh rate LCD panel, back light scanning and MEMC. Availability timing will be announced later.
The Sharp P7000 line will include models in the 43- ($449.99), 50- ($549.99), 55- ($649.99) and 65-inch ($999.99) screen sizes. All offer HDR10 support, Motion 120 motion smoothing, back light scanning and MEMC. Availability timing will be announced later.
The Sharp P7000 line will include models in the 43- ($449.99), 50- ($549.99), 55- ($649.99) and 65-inch ($999.99) screen sizes. All offer HDR10 support, and Motion 120 motion smoothing. Availability timing will be announced later.
Hisense will also use Sharp for two Full HD 1080p LED LCD TV series including the Sharp P5000 series with smart TV functionality, Motion 120 motion smoothing, and direct LED back lighting. Pricing and availability timing will be announced later.
To support the Sharp-brand televisions, Hisense will also sell two Sharp-branded sound bars.
By Greg Tarr
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