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Sharp is getting ready to ship a new category of LED LCD HDTVs that it calls Quattron+ (Q+). The technology is very interesting. Q+ displays use four horizontal (red, green, blue and yellow) and and extra row of vertical sub-pixels for every main pixel, thus upping the sub-pixel count to 16.588 million. A regular 1080p-resolution plasma or LCD HDTV, in contrast, consists of 1920 horizontal and 1080 vertical pixels made up of red, blue and green sub-pixels (6.22 million total).

Learn more about Q+ after the break


Along with providing double the vertical resolution of regular HDTVs, Q+ sets accept up to 30 fps Ultra HD signals (3840 x 2160) via HDMI 1.4 . One of the  four  HDMI inputs is compatible with HDCP 2.2. The Q+ line does not include HEVC (H.265) decoding, however, which means these sets won’t be compatible with forthcoming native 4K Netflix content.

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Sharp 2014 quattron + 580

 Quattron+ UQ17 Series

LC-LE60UQ17U (60-inch); MSRP: $3000; $2499.99 Amazon direct
UPP: $2499.99

LC-LE70UQ17U (70-inch); MSRP: $4000; $3227.91 Amazon direct

LC-LE80UQ17U (80-inch); MSRP: $6500; UPP: $5499.99


Full HD 1080p (1920×1080) Native Resolution / 12,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio / 240Hz Refresh Rate / AquoMotion 960 / Super Bright / THX Certified / Revelation Technology / Quattron Technology / Optical Picture Control (OPC) / Dual-Core Processor / Web Browser / Split-Screen Web+TV / Flash-enabled / Built-in Wi-Fi / MHL / Automatic Software Updates / AQUOS Advantage Live (AAL) / Smart Apps / DLNA / Bluetooth / 4K Upconverter / 2D/3D Switch / ARC (Audio Return Channel) / 35W Audio With Subwoofer / Includes 2 AN-3DG40 3D Glasses / Black Finish


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