EXCLUSIVE: Popular Sharp TV’s Back In Stores After 6 Year Hiatus
One of the world’s leading TV brands will be back on shelves in Australia this month after a 6-year hiatus from the market.
Sharp TVs are now being ranged at The Good Guys and among the new models set to be sold in Australia is an 8K 120Hz TV that comes with the now famous Sharp Aquos technology.
Sharp is now owned by Foxconn the world’s biggest technology Company; they also manufacture and assemble several Apple products including the iPhone and their Sharp OLED display technology is now being built into a new generation of iPhones.
The range going on sale at The Good Guys include five models, ranging in size from the 70” 8K model to a 60” 42” and 32” TV.
The new 70” 8K model that comes with its own swivel turntable is set to sell for sub $4,000, it has Android TV built in as well as direct access to Netflix, Stan and YouTube.
Sharp who are a leading Japanese consumer electronics and appliance Company, was in 1953 the first Company in the world to mass produce TV’s.
Back in 2017 they were also the first TV Company in the world to manufacture an 8K TV.
In Australia The Good Guys is the first retailer to stock the Sharp TV range which will also include Aquos 4K models with 70” and 60” inch displays.
There is also a small 32” HD TV that can double as a PC monitor complete with Dolby Audio, Google Assistant Google Play access as well as Stan, Netflix and YouTube.
At this stage JB Hi Fi has not said whether they will range the new Sharp TVs, but it is expected to be available next year to other retailers.
Distributed by Tempo the brand was taken out of the market by the Sharp Corporation in 2015 due to rampant discounting which the Corporation was not prepared to engage in because of the premium nature of their TV’s which at the time were among the top four brands sold in Australia. Those brands were Sony, Sharp, LG and Samsung.
The new Sharp 8K TV which is not in stores yet (Due in November) is seen as being among the best 8K TVs in the world due to Sharp’s work in developing 8K technology.
4K UHD (ultra-high definition) has a resolution of 3,840 × 2,160, for 8.29 million pixels—four times higher resolution than Full HD.
8K UHD—the next step beyond 4K UHD has resolution of 7,680 × 4,320 pixels for a total of 33.18 million pixels, 8K UHD gives images that are 16 times more detailed than Full HD.
No matter how close you get to an 8K UHD screen, you can’t see the dots with the naked eye. The images are so realistic that, to your senses, they cease being mere objects on a screen claim Sharp management.
2022 will see new Sharp TV’s and sound released into the Australian market.