Sharp unveils $31,400, 60-inch UHD TV, 85-inchers on the way

By Rick
Dec 14, 2012
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  1. Boasting an "Ultra HD" resolution of 3840x2160, the 60-inch ICC Purios LC-60HQ10 will certainly turn heads -- but so will the price tag. Weighing in at a hefty $2,625,000 Yen (or about $31,400), it's obvious Sharp's latest UHD (ultra high-defintion)...

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  2. No wonder why they're losing money and nearly out of business. Nobody can afford their products.(n)
    avoidz likes this.
  3. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903   +71

    Cheaper than an Italian sports car, and every bit as practical.
  4. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 357   +30

    So... what display technology is this? OLED? Doesn't really look like it from the picture. If they are going with LCD, then why bother? OLED will probably/hopefully replace LCD production within 10 years. Does anyone still manufacture plasma displays?
  5. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 357   +30

    Translated Sharps website linked in the article... says its LCD. Bah...
  6. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    Do GeForce or Radeon GPUs support this resolution?

    Also, I think "settling" on a lower resolution as an industry standard is the same thing that happened when 720p was released as a hd alternative to 1080.
  7. All companies are losing money in the TV business. Only one real exception, Samsung. Sony has been saying for awhile they will likely get out of the TV business within the next couple of years. Samsung is just dominating to much and Sharp make the biggest tv's. That's keeping them around for now.
    LCD will be a thing of the past 3 years from now as Samsung is investing a billion dollars in OLED. Other companies are also going to move forward with OLED and other tech, rather than keep using LCD.

    As for the the comparison to 3840x2160 being 720p is just ridiculous. 720p is much further away from 1080p than 3840x2160 is to 4k. So there really is no comparison since 3840x2160 is real close to 4k. That means there wouldn't be much of a difference, if any. There is a difference between 720 and 1080p especially since at bigger sizes.
  8. No, UHD Blu-ray standard does not exist and quite likely never will. One has not even been proposed to Blu-ray Disc Association which governs the standard. The 4K media player mentioned in the article you linked to is a media server which plays 4K media files located on a hard disc drive.
  9. avoidz

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 452   +53

    Not really a great time to be introducing larger, expensive televisions to the world. Maybe 10 years too early.
  10. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    This is probably similar to LG's 80" 2160p display in that they just upscale 1080p - no way to hook up PC to it and expect it to work as a 2160p monitor.
  11. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon Newcomer, in training Posts: 143   +36

    "Do GeForce or Radeon GPUs support this resolution?"

    "This is probably similar to LG's 80" 2160p display in that they just upscale 1080p - no way to hook up PC to it and expect it to work as a 2160p monitor."

    What? 4K has been supported for a year now on HD7000 series natively, no upscaling.

    HD7000 can drive 4K from any of its DP/HDMI or 2 mini DP and 1 fast HDMI port (standard configuration):
    4096 x 2160 (HDMI)
    4096 x 2160 (mini DisplayPort) x 2

    Same story for GTX600 series: 4096x2160 resolution is natively supported through a single HDMI or Displayport connector.

    Who is going to drop $20-30K on a 60 inch TV though? By the time 4K is affordable on the PC in 30 inch size, it'll be 5+ years.


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