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Japanese brand Sharp pioneered TVs in Australia, first with cathode-ray tube (CRT), then Plasma with their famous AQUOS LED technology that dramatically improved the RGD display by introducing yellow to the mix. Now they’re back and their latest offering, sold at The Good Guys, appears to be as good as past models.
REVIEW: Sharp TVs are back & their new 60″ 4K offering has a lot to offer
When the brand disappeared from the Australian market due to pricing pressures, and the changing competitiveness here, many observers were upset, as Sharp TVs, top sellers at the time, incorporated innovative display technology similar to what archrival Pioneer had with their KURO engine.
Unfortunately, both brands were pulled from Australia. That was until last month, when Sharp, in partnership with local distributor Tempo, brought the brand back.
Sharp is also working with Tempo to deliver a new range of microwaves, fridges and air purifiers for the Australian market, with new models tipped for 2022.
ChannelNews recently reviewed the new Sharp 60″ HD Android Smart TV, which is very price-competitive at $1299. This is a nice size for a smaller room or apartment.
Out of the box, this TV is easy to set up, especially if you have an Android smartphone.
The Android TV OS immediately synchs with a smartphone, allowing the two devices to communicate in the setting up of a Google profile on the TV.
There are two core features that stand out with this TV – the quality of the 4K Ultra definition display and, surprisingly, the sound.
Today, Sharp is owned by Foxconn, who are the biggest consumer technology Company in the world. They not only own Sharp and the likes of Belkin, but they assemble Apple iPhones and Mac computers, and because of this they have access to some of the best components for consumer electronic devices.
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