Sharp’s 2021 UHD TV lineup features a frameless design, HDR image quality, Harman/Kardon sound and Android TV.
Available in 50- and 65- inch models, Sharp’s 4K TVs for 2021 cut across the DL and the slightly better specced DN series, which both sport a minimalist, frameless design to help the TVs blend into their environment and draws attention solely to the image. The feet, which differ cosmetically between the two series, are placed towards the outer edge of the TV.
Using Sharp’s own, proven, in-house AQUOS LCD displays, the image quality is bolstered by HDR10 and HLG high dynamic range support which extends contrast and adds vibrancy to the colours. Sharp's Active Motion 600 technology also increases the sharpness of movement and reduces picture distortions.
The DN series models add Dolby Vision dynamic metadata HDR support, bringing extra realism to skin tones and delivering a life-like image while reducing banding. The 65-inch model is finished in a slim, full-aluminium body and is enhanced with a high brightness LCD LED panel that produces 400 nits output.
Both series are equipped with on board speaker systems from Harman/Kardon while the DN models enhance their audio experience with Dolby Atmos support alongside DTS Virtual:X audio post-processing technology which adds pseudo height audio channels without the need for physical speakers. The top end 65DN3KA also benefits from a Harman/Kardon 2.1 sound system that includes two 10W 2-way speakers supported by a 15W subwoofer for an improved and deeper bass performance.
With the Android smart TV OS on board both the DL and DN series, access to thousands of apps and services is possible via the Google Play Store, including the Apple TV app which has recently been made available to Android TV users everywhere. Alongside access to regular TV programmes via the Triple HD tuner, Android TV means content can be streamed from video on demand (VoD) providers such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video while music can be played via streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer or Tidal - of course, separate subscriptions are required for most of these services.
Built-in Chromecast allows content from mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets or laptops to be transferred conveniently and wirelessly to the TV. Meanwhile, Google Assistant provides hands free control such that simple voice commands can adjust the TV’s volume, find viewing content and keep viewers in touch with the latest news and weather, all from the comfort of the sofa. The assistant is activated with a special button and a built-in microphone in the remote control.
Available in the summer of 2021, the Sharp UHD DL and DN series TVs will have the following SRPs:
Source: Press Release
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