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Sharp did it again! They've created a line of full HD TVs that achieve resolutions higher than 1080p. Introducing the SQ series from Sharp's 2014 line of LED TVs with their new AQUOS Q+ technology. You've never seen anything like the AQUOS Q+, it's like the first convertible car; this is the highest resolution full HD TV available and it plays 4K content! Sharp achieves this by employing amazing upscaling technology to deliver 10 million more subpixels than standard HD. Sharp's 2014 AQUOS Q+ TVs also feature smart TV features, like built-in Wi-Fi, SmartCentral 3.0, content discovery, and more. The Sharp SQ series is available in 60- (LC-60SQ15U) and 70-inch (LC-70SQ15U) screen sizes.
Sharp SQ series TVs are loaded with Sharp's new Q+ and Quattron™ technology, a built-in resolution upscaler, and 3D and 4K playback; this is in addition to the 8 million : 1 contrast ratio, 240Hz refresh rate, and other image enhancing software and hardware. All this technology geared towards improving your viewing pleasure makes this one of the best full HD TVs available.
Quattron™ Full HD 1080p: Sharp has always made one of the best HD TV panels available; AQUOS LED use an advanced pixel structure that incorporates photo-alignment algorithms to allow more light through on bright scenes and shut out more light on dark scenes. By employing some of the best panel technologies available, Sharp full HD TVs with Quattron™ provide a richer, clearer picture that's so real you can see the difference.
Q+ Technology: Sharp's SQ series is one of two lines that come loaded with this proprietary technology. Q+ technology divides each red, green, blue, and yellow subpixel in two; this creates 16 million subpixels - 10 million more than Full HD. More subpixels equal more detail; content is then scaled to match the new resolution. Q+ TVs are able to take a 1080p resolution screen and create an effective resolution of up to 3840x2160. In addition, the SQ can receive and playback content from any 4K source.
Resolution Upscaler and 4K Playback: The built-in upscaler uses smart algorithms to calculate the source resolution going to the television and converts it to a resolution that can fully utilize Sharp's Q+ technology. Content can be upscaled or downscaled to match the resolution of the TV.
Quattron™ Technology: Quattron™ is another Sharp exclusive panel technology; it adds an extra yellow subpixel to the typical red, green, and blue pixel design of conventional TVs By adding the extra subpixel, Sharp increased the subpixel count by 2 million more than full HD; this gives you finer details and a billion more shades of color. A standard TV has 6 million subpixels, Sharp LED TVs with Quattron™ have over 8 million subpixels. The result is whiter whites, deeper blacks, and bolder, more vibrant colors. An additional benefit of Sharp's Quattron™ technology is the naturally brighter display that doesn't wash-out or over-saturate on-screen colors and it uses less power than a conventional HDTV. With an AQUOS Q+ LED with Quattron™ technology you're guaranteed to see deeper blues, richer golds, brighter yellows and other colors like never before.
Optical Picture Control (OPC): Optical Picture Control, or OPC, is Sharp's light sensor that measures light around the television and automatically adjusts the backlight of the screen accordingly.
Enhanced Noise Reduction: Enhanced noise reduction removes the unwanted video noise from ANALOG and SD signals that have been upscaled to display at full-screen. It smooths the edges of objects bringing the image closer to HD quality; this option can be controlled in the picture settings.
Dual-Core Processor: The AQUOS Q is loaded with a powerful dual-core processor that helps product sharp images with accurate color and reduced motion blur. The additional core also enables multi-tasking and faster browsing and search results.
3D Playback w/ 2D to 3D Conversion: Experience real-life action and depth when viewing 3D movies and shows. Sharp AQUOS LEDs with active 3D technology offers one of the best 3D experiences outside of a movie theater. Concerned about the "leanness" of your 3D library? Sharp AQUOS Q+ TVs are capable of creating a 3D image from a 2D picture; this gives you an endless library of 3D content. Only own a 3D copy of a movie? With a quick flip of a switch on the side of Sharp's active 3D glasses, they'll convert the 3D image to standard 2D. Sharp 3D TVs lets everyone watch TV however they please. 3D glasses for the SQ series are sold separately.
8 Million : 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio: The SQ's 8 Million : 1 contrast ratio means the brightest white is 8 million times brighter than the darkest black. Most TV manufacturers drastically inflate this number without consideration for how "washed out" colors tend to look at the higher contrast ratios due to the intensity of the backlight. A lot of Sharp's brightness can be accredited to the natural brightness from the yellow subpixel. Sharp LED TVs offer a much more natural contrast between bright and dark colors on-screen. Imagine never losing track of the golf ball or baseball at it soars through the sky under clouds, while watching sports.
240Hz Refresh Rate: The SQ15, AQUOS Q+, has a 240Hz refresh rate panel that nearly eliminates motion blur and delivers superior clarity, especially during fast-motion scenes. Sharp AQUOS Q+ LEDs creates 4 times the images a standard high-definition television can create in the same amount of time; by time a TV can create one image the SQ has already created 4. This greatly improves motion clarity since the image processors calculate the next on-screen movement and creates additional frames. Now you'll be able to see the "UFO" is actually a bird.
Inputs/Outputs: AQUOS Q+ LED TVs has a variety of high-definition inputs like HDMI, component, and even USB; this makes it easy for you to connect all your favorite components for the ultimate home entertainment experience.
HDMI: HDMI is the best high-definition connection available. HDMI can carry a surround sound signal and a lot of them are capable of carrying 4K and 3D video signals. The SQ has four HDMI inputs; this should be enough for your favorite console or media player, an AV receiver, a cable/satellite box, or any other high-definition audio and video components you own. A couple HDMI inputs are capable of advanced performance features like MHL and ARC.
USB: AQUOS Q+ TVs have (2) two USB inputs; they're used for software updates and playing digital media files, like music, photos, and movies. Compatible devices include USB memory sticks/thumb drives, USB card readers (mass storage devices), or USB hard drives; tablet PCs and smartphones classify as mass storage devices.
RF (Antenna): If you own a set-top box, there won't be anything plugged into this input; the coaxial cable plugs into your set-top box for video and audio processing, and then it's sent through the composite, component, or HDMI output to the TV. On an older television, this output is generally occupied by a standard antenna.
PC Input (VGA): AQUOS TVs make it easy to connect a laptop or desktop PC to your TV with a VGA input. The VGA input can carry video, but not audio, from your PC to the TV.
In addition to returning smart TV features from Sharp's 2013 LED line-up, there have also been modifications and additions to the 2014 edition of SmartCentral. The AQUOS Q+ still has all the standard smart TV features, like built-in Wi-Fi, flash-enabled web browser, DLNA media streaming, but SmartCentral 3.0 brings you more apps and more content faster. Get ready to go beyond simply watching TV and get ready to experience TV.
SmartCentral 3.0: SmartCentral 3.0 is the product of Sharp's dedication to giving you the best viewing experience possible. Sharp AQUOS TVs with SmartCentral 3.0 have a new global search function, powered by an integrated guide; the two functions work together to help you find and access the things you like to watch faster. SmartCentral 3.0 also includes enhanced tablet PC and smartphone connectivity and the best of games and streaming applications.
Smart/Streaming Applications: SmartCentral offers the best applications for your AQUOS TV. You'll have instant access to streaming video services like Vudu and Netflix, streaming music services and Internet radio like Rhapsody and Pandora, and best of gaming and social applications on your TV.
Global Search and Integrated Guide: The global search and integrated guide help you find old and new content based on your personal preferences. A simple search query will return results for movies and shows from online streaming services and your satellite/cable provider. You can perform searches by time, popularity, title, and genre. SmartCentral 3.0 lets you spend more time watching the shows you love instead of looking for them.
Improved Smartphone and Tablet Connectivity: Turn your mobile device in the best remote control ever with Sharp's SmartCentral mobile app! Sharp's free mobile app gives you new and intuitive ways to control what's on your TV. Nearly everything you do on your TV can be done from a mobile device.
MiraCast: MiraCast is a wireless display function that allows you to mirror the screen of a mobile device or laptop on another device, in this case the Sharp AQUOS SQ, in high-definition. MiraCast is currently supported by select Microsoft and Android devices.
DLNA: DLNA is a wireless streaming feature that is available across several devices. DLNA allows you to use an existing wireless network, Wi-Fi, to stream media between devices. This means you can stream music, movies, and shows from anywhere in your home to your TV if both devices are on the same network.
Flash-Enabled Web Browser: Just like on a laptop, desktop PC, or mobile device, all browsers are created differently; some browsers require additional plug-ins or downloads so they're more compatible with certain elements and functions of some websites (generally sites with animations). Sharp AQUOS Q+ LEDs have a flash-enabled web browser; this means every website is bigger, better, and more beautiful than you'll ever see on another device.
Split-Screen Web + TV: The biggest issue with browsing the web while trying to watch TV is that your eyes will never be on both screens at the same time; this leads to missing important points in shows, movies, and sports broadcasts. With AQUOS Split-Screen Web + TV you can browse the web and order halftime refreshments without missing any action, web browsing takes place next to the broadcast.
AQUOS Advantage Live (AAL): AQUOS Advantage Live is Sharp's remote access, customer support service for your AQUOS TV. A team of expert advisors are on stand-by to remotely assist you with optimizing settings, adjusting your TV, checking connections, and testing signals. Sharp's goal is to ensure you have the best worry-free viewing experience.
Automatic Software Updates: Who doesn't hate to discover their electronics aren't working properly or they're working slower than normal because you failed to complete a software update? As long as your TV is connected to the Internet, the software will be automatically updated; no reminders or additional downloads needed.
Great movies are wasted without good sound to complete the experience. Try watching your favorite show or movie on mute! So we agree that audio processing is as important as video processing?
Speaker Layout: The AQUOS SQ series has (2) two down-firing speakers powered by a 20-watt amplifier. The AQUOS Q+ also has built-in audio enhancements so all your scenes sound as good as they look.
Auto Volume Control: Auto Volume Control, AVC, uses sophisticated software to measure and lower the volume of broadcast commercials so they match the volume of the movie/show.
Clear Voice: The SQ series will ensure you never miss anymore puns or pivotal points in movies or shows because the actor's voice is lower than the rest of the audio track? Clear Voice increases the volume of the dialogue in movies and shows so it's louder than the other ambient sounds.
Virtual Surround Sound: AQUOS Q+ TVs can receive DTS or Dolby surround sound signals and process them to create a simulated surround sound experience using the TV's on-board speakers; the surround signal can also be sent to an external AV receiver or speaker for further processing.
Wall Mount Setting: Sharp's wall mount setting automatically adjusts the audio settings to optimize audio output of a wall-mounted TV.
Inputs/Outputs: The audio inputs send audio signals to the TV for playback over the on-board speakers or it's sent through the outputs to an external amplifier or home theater system for further processing.
(3)Analog Audio Input: The Sharp AQUOS Q+ has a total of (3) three RCA analog audio inputs; they're "tied" to the composite and component video inputs, but you can still use them to receive an audio signal without a video connection. The analog audio inputs only carry a stereo audio signal.
3.5mm Audio Input: If you want to play audio from an external component, like an MP3 player or home theater PC, you'll use the 3.5mm auxiliary input on the TV; furthermore the signal can then be sent through one of the TV's audio outputs to an AV receiver or speaker system for further processing. A 3.5mm input only carries a stereo audio signal.
Digital Optical Output: Other than HDMI, the optical digital audio output is the only other connection on this TV that's cable of carrying a surround signal. In fact, you only need one digital audio output; the optical output will carry the audio signal from anything that plays on the TV to an external receiver or home theater system.
3.5mm Audio Output: Also as a headphone output; the 3.5mm analog audio output carries a stereo audio signal between the TV and another device.
Sharp TVs aren't just bigger, they offer more choices. Sharp allows you to go bigger than the "others" with their varying screen classes. Most manufacturers make 65-inch TVs and then jump to 75-inch TVs; many people can't spare nearly an extra foot of space. Sharp offers TV sizes that allow you to go bigger without going "overboard."
Slim LED TV: The AQUOS SQ has a slim and sleek design that fits more screen into less space. It has a thinner, diamond-cut bezel that gives it a more modern look and feel The design keeps the weight of the AQUOS Q+ under 100 lbs; once the base is removed the AQUOS Q+'s less than 3.5" thick.
Edge-Lit LED: Sharp AQUOS TV's sleek figure can be accredited to the edge-lit construction. Most LCD TVs have LEDs directly behind the screen; the AQUOS Q+ series has LEDs distributed evenly throughout the edges of the TV.
Wallpaper Mode: Wallpaper mode turns the SQ series into a full HD, digital picture frame. Wallpaper mode works on extremely low power and creates a "slide show" of your own photos or pre-installed art.
Wall-Mountable TV: Every Sharp AQUOS TV is VESA compliant; this makes it easier to find a compatible wall mount TV.
Mounting Pattern: 400mm x 400mm
Energy Star TV: Thanks to great development, engineering, and Quattron™ technology, the AQUOS Q+ is one of the brightest and most energy efficient TVs in its class.
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