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Sharp LC-60UD27U

60" Smart LED 4K Ultra HD TV

4 Reviews | 3 questions - 3 answers

Item #: 28460UD27U

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Overview

Our take on the Sharp LC-60UD27U

Sharp's second-generation Ultra High Definition TVs are ultra-impressive. Whether your viewing tastes run to movies, sports, or TV shows, Sharp produces some of the most brilliant and beautiful 4K images we've seen, and wraps them in elegantly sleek designs. 

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Sharp LC-60UD27U

Sharp's second-generation Ultra High Definition TVs are ultra-impressive. Whether your viewing tastes run to movies, sports, or TV shows, Sharp produces some of the most brilliant and beautiful 4K images we've seen, and wraps them in elegantly sleek designs. 

The LC-60UD27U is one of the few TVs that have earned THX® 4K certification. Getting THX certified has never been easy, but to be 4K-certified, this model had to pass over 400 rigorous laboratory tests — for both HD and 4K picture quality.

Sharp's Revelation Upscaler

If you've been looking at 4K TVs you've probably already discovered how little true or "native" 4K content is available. And until the content catches up with the hardware, owners of Ultra HD TVs will be relying on their TV's ability to upconvert HD and other video formats to 4K. Sharp's Revelation Upscaler takes a two-step approach to this critical task. First, a dual-core processor fine-tunes the original signal for optimal picture quality, removing as much digital noise and other artifacts as possible. Next, the upscaler analyzes and intelligently enhances the signal to create a 4K (3840 x 2160-pixel) image.

The sophistication of Sharp's upscaler proved itself in THX's exacting tests. Basic qualities like color performance and motion processing received intense scrutiny. And when it came to analyzing image detail for movies, THX's battery of tests made certain that essential film elements such as grain and texture weren't "smoothed over." Sharp's unique Integrative Cognitive Creation (ICC) technology is able to reconstruct images that look more realistic than other upconverted pictures.

This is one Smart TV

The LC-60UD27U has features and capabilities that are similar to other Wi-Fi-equipped Smart TVs, plus a couple of cool extras. Sharp's intuitive SmartCentral™ interface lets you quickly connect to your home's network for more entertainment choices. Stream movies and TV shows from Netflix®, indulge in video snacking at YouTube®, and keep the music flowing with Rhapsody® and Pandora® Internet radio. Here's a feature we haven't seen before: the ability to display a split-screen view with a video source and web streaming. Makes it easy to surf the web while you watch TV.

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The looks of the TV itself is very appealing and it will look great in any setting. The set up is very easy and friendly. The picture is very sharp and crisp clear; however, the TV has to be in front of you. If TV is viewed from an angle it looks dull.

David R., Orlando,FL

What's in the Box:

  • 60" LED-LCD TV
  • 2 Feet
  • 2 Legs
  • Remote control (GB118WJSA)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Ten M5 x 14mm screws (flat-/lock-washers installed)
  • Setup Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Product Registration Card
  • "How To Get More From Your TV" note
  • Unboxing TV note

Energy Guide:

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Product Highlights:

  • 60.09" screen (measured diagonally)
  • glossy screen, silver-finish bezel and stand
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner (subscription required to receive cable channels — contact your local service provider for details)
  • Ultra High Definition TV with 4K screen resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels)
  • HEVC for compatibility with streamed 4K content from sources like Netflix® (requires Internet connection speed of at least 20Mbps)
  • Revelation™ Upscaler enhances HD video sources to near-4K quality
  • THX® 4K-certified TV — passed over 400 laboratory tests to meet the highest picture quality standards for HD and 4K
  • edge-lit LED backlight with AquoDimming for high picture contrast and excellent detail in dark scenes
  • AquoMotion 480 blur reduction (120Hz refresh rate plus backlight scanning)
  • Wallpaper Mode lets you display pre-installed artwork or your own photos in an elegant 4K picture frame
  • Internet-ready Smart TV — plays Netflix video and more (subscription required for some services)
  • supports up to 5.1-channel audio with streaming movie services like Netflix and Vudu™ (audio quality depends on your connection speed)
  • built-in Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
  • dual-core processor for improved web browsing and app multitasking
  • video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
  • screen mirroring with Miracast™ enabled smartphones
  • MHL-compatible HDMI input for viewing photos/videos from a compatible smartphone on the TV's screen
  • Skype™-compatible (requires Sharp camera — sold separately)
  • 2.1 speaker system (10 watts x 2 plus 15 watts for woofer)
  • multibrand remote control
  • free downloadable apps for iOS® and Android™ let you use a compatible smartphone as a remote control
  • AQUOS Link™ simplifies control of compatible Sharp components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 5 A/V inputs, including:
    • 4 HDMI 2.0 (one input is HDCP 2.2 compatible for connecting to a 4K video source)
    • 1 component video (selectable component/composite)
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output (may only pass 2-channel audio from HDMI-connected sources)
  • stereo minijack output for connecting a sound bar or home stereo system
  • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network
  • 3 USB inputs for connecting a camera or thumb drive
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 49-11/16"W x 13-7/8"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 53-9/16"W x 31-1/8"H x 2-3/4"D (32-9/16"H x 13-7/8"D on stand)
  • weight: 63.9 lbs. with stand; 61.7 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Sharp LC-60UD27U Reviews

Average Customer Review:

4 Reviews

Sound issues.

Written by: Ralph from Virginia on July 10, 2015

My TV keeps losing sound. Shard sent a TECH out to repair but 3 weeks later it does not work again. Now the parts that they say are needed for the repair have been on back order for months with no ETA! I have been having this issue with this TV since new. Sharp has offered to replace it with a refurbished unit but I really don't want someone else's junk TV anymore than I want this one. I had Sharp TV's (tube) and VCR's years ago and never had any issues with them. Sharp's reliability is not the same today. Read the many reviews online before you decide on what to buy. Too bad there are not many reviews here.

Pros: Great picture when watch HD movies Speakers, when working

Cons: Obvious sound issues. Only way to get sound back is to unplug from wall. Problem is it keeps going out. Parts not available for repairs. Poor picture when watching regular cable, but great picture on HD channels. Problem is most of the channels are NOT in HD. Unlike my other, LG TV's. When I turn on the DVD player those TV's automatically switch input to the DVD, this Sharp does not.

Great picture

Written by: JimC from South Carolina on June 27, 2015

Returned an LG because of it's incompatability with my UVerse box and an incompatible "magic" remote. Purchased this TV model instead and like the picture clarity and color. It's compatable with the AT&T UVerse box set for digital output to the TV. Documentation is crummy, like most newer TVs. This is my first 4K TV but the second Sharp model. Some problems already with powering on and had to do a full factory reset with the assistance of Sharp technical support (good response). Also some incompatabilty with my Onkyo reciever (new model with 4k passthrough) , with return audio selection from Netflix, dualing volume controls and problem with input resolution when first connected (no video).

Pros: Picture color and clarity excellent. Accepts digital audio input.

Cons: Very slow web browser, incompatability with my Onkyo receiver (resolved with a workaround) and what appears to be some 'flacky' software, due to the power on problems.

Very Sharp

Written by: David R. from Orlando,FL on January 24, 2015

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The looks of the TV itself is very appealing and it will look great in any setting. The set up is very easy and friendly. The picture is very sharp and crisp clear; however, the TV has to be in front of you. If TV is viewed from an angle it looks dull.

Pros: Great looks. Very sharp picture. Easy to set up.

Cons: If viewed from an angle, picture is dull (not really a big deal because most of the time you'll be in front of it).

sharp is sharp

Written by: Anonymous from ny on November 30, 2014

The best screen available to date. Sharp has done there homework. Don't be fooled by other brands.

Pros: Best screen available. Smart functions are awesome.

Cons: None

Details

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • 60" LED-LCD TV
  • 2 Feet
  • 2 Legs
  • Remote control (GB118WJSA)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Ten M5 x 14mm screws (flat-/lock-washers installed)
  • Setup Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Product Registration Card
  • "How To Get More From Your TV" note
  • Unboxing TV note

Features and Specs

Display
Screen Size 60.09"
Screen Design Flat
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels) 3840 x 2160
Screen Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Backlighting Type LED (edge-lit)
HDR No
3D No
Features
Wi-Fi Yes
Internet Movie Streaming Netflix,Vudu,YouTube
Bluetooth Audio Streaming No
MHL-compatible Yes
Picture In Picture No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Type of Warranty Service In-home
Connections
Total Video Inputs 5
HDMI Inputs 4
Component Video Inputs 1
Composite Video Inputs 1
RF Inputs 1
PC Input No
Ethernet Port Yes
USB Port Yes
Optical Digital Audio Output 1 Rear
Coaxial Digital Audio Output None
Analog Audio Output 3.5mm Rear
Power Consumption
Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide) 414 kWh
Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide) $46
Dimensions & Mounting Information
Width (inches) 53-5/8
Height with Stand (inches) 32-5/8
Height without Stand (inches) 31-1/8
Depth with Stand (inches) 13-7/8
Depth without Stand (inches) 2-3/4
Stand Width (inches) 49-3/4
Weight with Stand 63.9 lbs
Weight without Stand 61.7 lbs
Wall Mountable Yes
Wall Bracket Included No
Pedestal Stand Assembly required

Product Research

Video Features
Audio Features
Network & USB/SD Functions
Convenience Features
Remote + Bluetooth Control
Mounting Options

Video Features

4K Ultra-HD LED Panel: 4K Ultra-HD is four times the pixel resolution of Full HD 1080p. Full HD has 2 million dots, or pixels (this means 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels tall). 4K has 8 million pixels (3840 wide x 2160 tall). So for every pixel on a full HDTV, there are four smaller pixels on a 4K TV. Four 4x more pixels, even the smallest details in a picture are visible.

  • Revelation 4K Upscaler: Sharp's proprietary built-in Revelation 4K Upscaler creates a 4K (3840 x 2160) signal from any source, making the picture clearer and sharper, with more depth. Here's how it works; first, the dual-core processor fine-tunes the original signal for optimal picture quality in real-time. Any imperfections such as digital noise or artifacts are reduced to a minimum. Second, the upconverter chip interpolates the content to automatically populate for 4K pixel resolution by using a variety of specially programmed algorithms, including color conversion and contrast control.
  • THX 4K Certified: In earning the first THX 4K certification, the AQUOS 4K Ultra-HD LED-LCD TV passed over 400 rigorous tests covering 1000 data points, meeting the highest standards in picture performance; including screen uniformity, color performance, and motion processing. To the discerning consumer, THX 4K certification is an assurance that the television is truly cinema quality.
  • HEVC Decoder: With HEVC (H.265), the latest encoding technology, the Sharp AQUOS TV is able to play 4K streaming content from streaming content providers, such as Netflix.

AQUOS Technologies: This Ultra-HD 4K television is packed with Sharp AQUOS proprietary technologies to ensure a great looking picture with vivid color, dynamic contrast ratio, and smooth motion.

  • SPECTROS Rich Color Display: With SPECTROS Rich Color Display, the Sharp AQUOS 4K boasts a 21% wider color spectrum than a conventional LED-LCD HDTV and produces more vibrant and diverse color, so each frame is brilliantly recreated as the director intended. With more shades of red and green, you experience more realistic landscapes, lush nature scenes and natural skin tones
  • AquoDimming Technology: Sharp's new AquoDimming technology automatically enhances contrast and detail in HD images, so you never miss a detail, even in dark scenes. The TV offers a 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for deeper blacks and whiter whites. This function cannot be used during 4K signal input.
  • 120Hz Refresh Rate + AquoMotion 480: A 120Hz refresh rate delivers crystal-clear images even during fast-motion scenes AquoMotion 480, Sharp's backlight scanning technology, quadruples the effective refresh rate for even clearer fast-motion picture quality.

Video Inputs: The Sharp ultra high-definition LED-LCD TV features HDMI (2.0) Component, and Composite video inputs.

  • HDMI 2.0: The four HDMI inputs will accept 4K, 1080p (60/24Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i video signals. The HDMI inputs can be used to connect a Blu-ray/DVD player, satellite/cable box, Game console, and a MHL-compatible smartphone (HDMI 4 only). Any HDMI  can also be used to connect a PC to this TV. The HDMI jacks also support Deep Color, x.v.Color, and 3D content. The HDMI 1 input is ARC compatible.
    • HDCP 2.2: HDCP 2.2 is supported only by the TV's HDMI 4 input. HDCP 2.2 is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility with 4K Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.
    • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The TV's HDMI 3 input is especially suitable for enjoying 4K/60Hz UHD Video with a 4:4:4 color subsampling. All other HDMI inputs support 4:2:0 color subsampling. With 4:4:4 color, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate, resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more total colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.
  • Analog Video: The TV's single Component Video input will accept 1080p (60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.  The television is also fitted with one composite video input which accepts 480i only. The component and composite video inputs share the same audio input.
Note: The TV features a RF-coaxial input and has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.

MHL Compatible: The HDMI 4 input is MHL compatible and designed for the connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices. Simply plug your MHL compatible smartphone into the TV's HDMI 4 port using the HDMI cable that is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on the Sharp TV from your mobile smartphone. The TV's IR remote can be used to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Stop Fast Forward/Rewind, and Menu navigation). Your MHL compliant device will also charge while connected to the TV's HDMI 4 port. To find MHL-certified devices, go to www.mhlconsortium.org.

View Modes: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV offers the following view modes to suit the current type of video signal.

  • Stretch: Suitable for viewing 1.78:1 aspect-ratio HD programs. When viewing 1.85:1 programs, the stretch mode will still show very think black bands at the top and bottom of the screen.
  • S. Stretch (Smart Stretch): Suitable for stretching 4:3 programs to fill the screen.
  • Zoom: Suitable for viewing wide-screen 2.35:1 anamorphic DVDs in full screen.
  • Side Bar: Suitable for viewing conventional 4:3 programs in their normal format.
  • Dot-by-Dot (1080i/p only): Detects the resolution of the signal of the image and it will be shown on the screen with the same amount of pixels.

OPC (Optical Picture Control): Optical Picture Control automatically adjust the brightness of the screen. The Optical Picture Control (OPC) senses the surrounding light and automatically adjusts the backlight brightness. This cuts power consumption, while giving you a more comfortable picture to watch The brightness level range of the OPC sensor's automatic adjustments can be set according to your preferences. The adjustment range of the OPC sensor can be set to a maximum of +16 and a minimum of -16.

Video Modes: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV offers the various video modes to better suit the content you are viewing. You can choose from the following.

  • Standard: For a highly defined image in normal lighting.
  • Movie: For viewing movies in low light.
  • Movie THX: Changes the image quality so that it conforms to the THX display standard.
  • Game (Standard/High Motion): Suitable for game playing. You can configure this setting according to the type of game.
  • Dynamic: For a clear-cut image emphasizing high contrast, useful for sports viewing.
  • Dynamic (Fixed): Changes the image and sound settings to the factory preset values. No adjustments are allowed.
  • PC: Suited for using the LED-LCD TV as a computer monitor.
  • User: Allows you to customize settings for each input source. You can adjust the following; Backlight, Contrast, Brightness, Color, Tint, and Sharpness.

Advanced Picture Settings: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD television offers the following advanced picture settings for further picture enhancement and enjoyment.

  • Resolution: Adjusts the fineness (resolution) of the picture in the range of 0-10.
  • Multi-Pixel Drive: Offers a wider viewing angle when two or more people are watching a TV program.
  • CMS (Color Management System): Color tone is managed using the six-color adjustment setting (CMS-HUE, CMS-Saturation, and CMS-Value).
  • Color Temperature: The television's Color Temperature control adjusts the white balance of the TV. White balance can be adjusted between a maximum of +30 and a minimum of -30 for each color temperature (R,G,B).
  • Gamma Adjustment: Adjusts the differences of picture tones between bright parts and dark parts. The adjustment range of the gamma can be set to a maximum of +2 and a minimum of -2.
  • Film Mode (3:2 pull-down): Automatically detects a film-base source (originally encoded at 24 fps), analyzes it, and then recreates each still film frame for high-definition picture quality.
  • DNR: Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) produces a clear video image by reducing noise artifacts.
  • Monochrome: For viewing a video in monochrome.
  • Black Level: Adjust on-screen black level to your preferred level (High or Low).

Audio Features

35-Watt Audio System: The Sharp AQUOS TV features a 2.1ch speaker system with two full-range drivers, a built-in subwoofer, and 35-watts of amplification that delivers clear voices, broad dynamic range, and moderate bass.

Audio Settings: The Sharp AQUOS television offers a variety of audio adjustments to enhance your viewing and listening experience.

  • 3D Surround: The 3D Surround function produces a virtual surround effect from the television's built-in speakers. You can select from six different modes; 3D Stadium, 3D Hall, 3D Movie, 3D Standard, Normal, and Off.
  • Harmonics Enhancer Extended: This function improves the sound quality be extending the select audio range.  Select "All Range" to extend and restore the sound in the medium and high frequency ranges that are normally lost during compression. Select "Low Range" to extend and enhance low frequency sounds.
  • Clear Voice: This function emphasizes speech against background noise for greater clarity.
  • Tone Control: You can adjust the Bass, Treble, and Balance of the unit's built-in stereo speakers to your preference.
  • Adaptive Volume: Different sound sources sometimes do have the same volume level, such as program and its commercial breaks. The Automatic Volume Control reduces this problem by equalizing levels.
Note: The 4K LED-LCD TV allows you to select the optimal audio for the television when wall-mounted or placed on a table-top.

ARC (Audio Return Channel) Function: The Audio Return Channel within the television's HDMI 1 input enables the TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to your A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The audio from the TV's tuner, network connection, and USB port can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. HDMI and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM only.

Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 1 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.

Audio Outputs: The Sharp LED-LCD television provides an analog and digital audio output.

  • Digital Audio: The optical digital output terminal will output Dolby Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from a digital broadcast channel through the tuner, network apps, and USB ports on the LED-LCD TV. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI or  RCA.
  • Analog Audio: The television features a 3.5mm (minijack) audio output for connecting the television to an analog 2-channel receiver. You will need a minijack-to-RCA adapter (sold separately) to make a stereo RCA connection between the television and your soundbar speaker or AV receiver. The TV's analog audio output terminals will output 2ch audio from any of the television's source inputs. The analog audio can be set to Fixed or Variable.

Network & USB/SD Functions

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: You can set up the Sharp LED-LCD TV so that it can access audio/video/photo content from your PC, a variety of online entertainment content from Samsung's Smart Central online server, and a web browser through your home network and broadband internet provider, using a wired (RJ-45 Ethernet) or wireless connection (WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5GHz).

Dual-Core Processor: Dual-core processing means faster load times for apps and the web browser. You'll spend less time waiting for apps and websites to load and more time enjoying all the online entertainment content the Sharp TV has to offer.

DLNA Certified: This TV is DLNA Certified; which means it can display and play movie (MPEG2/WMV/ASF/MP4/MOV/AVI), photo (JPEG), and music (MP3/LPCM) content from your DLNA Certified network device and DLNA server (such as your Windows 7 or 8 PC). The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a cross-industry organization of consumer electronics, computing industry, and mobile device companies. DLNA provides consumers with easy sharing of digital media through a wired or wireless network in the home. This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.

SmartCentral 3.0: Sharp's SmartCentral 3.0 allows you to access a variety of online services and content directly on the Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV through its network connection. SmartCentral offers pay and free-of-charge instant streaming of select online movie, music, games, and social network services. You also have access to a web browser. Once you have connected the Sharp AQUOS TV to your home network and the internet, you can enjoy all this by simply using the TV's remote control and on-screen menu. In addition SmartCentral 3.0 provides 4K streaming and a web browser.

  • 4K Network Streaming: This Ultra-HD TV even offers "HEVC" decoding, which means it'll be able to display 4K content from online movie. TV show, and video providers (like Netflix & YouTube). 4K network streaming requires a network speed of 15Mbps or greater. A wired Ethernet connection is recommended over a wireless WiFi connection for better performance. If you desire a WiFi connection, then use a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router for 4K streaming. Make sure the Sharp AQUOS television has the latest software/firmware updates installed.
  • 1080p/5.1ch Streaming: Vudu is a leading HD on-demand movie service with over 3,000 movies available. Vudu delivers 1080p quality video and immersive Dolby Digital Plus 5.1ch surround sound. Vudu lets you watch new movies on the same day they're available on disc. And there is no monthly subscription fee; only pay for want movies you want to see.
  • TV Tweet: TV Tweet is Twitter for your TV. Now you can browse your Twitter feed, compose Tweets, and re-Tweet while watching television, so you can keep connected with the Twitterverse.
  • Games: SmartCentral 3.0 also give you access to games for you and the family, like Black Jack & Dracula's Coffin.
  • Web Browser: The Sharp Smart TV features a built-in Flash and HTML5 supported Web browser that lets you search the Internet for websites by URL or Keywords. Not all websites will be available for download, because of size and content.
Note: You can store up to 3 apps as "Favorites" for one-button access from the remote control, without having to go into the SmartCentral 3.0 menu.

Miracast: Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support for Miracast) to the Sharp AQUOS TV. This allows you to view practically any content that is playing on your compatible Windows or Android device on your TV screen; no wireless router or access point required.

USB Ports + SD Card Slot: The three USB (type-A) ports and one SD-Card slot enable enjoyment of video, still-image, and music files from an external USB mass storage class device or SD/SDHC memory card. Your USB mass storage class device or SD/SDHC memory card must be formatted in FAT/FAT32. In addition, the TV will charge USB devices that can be charged via USB (max. 5V/0.5A).

  • Video Viewer: The TV supports the following video file types; AVI, MKV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, and WMV. The TV allows you to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause/Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Skip Previous/Next) playback for compatible video files stored on a compatible USB device or SD/SDHC memory card.
  • Photo Viewer: JPEG & PNG still images can be viewed in Full Screen (vertical/horizontal), thumbnail (up to 18 images), or as a slide-show (10/30/60 sec. intervals). You can select MP3 music stored on the same USB device or SD/SDHC memory card to be played in the background while displaying a slide-show.
  • Music Player: You can listen to a variety of music files (MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV/FLAC) stored on a USB device or SD/SDHC memory card through the TV's speakers. Song, artist, and album information will be displayed on the TV screen. You can use the included remote to navigate your song collection.

Software Updates: The television's Software Update menu allows you to update the TV's software for performance improvements and additional services. Software updates can be done via a network connection or via USB. You can also set the TV to automatically check for updates when connected to the internet. The test TV contained firmware version 101U141052 with an immediate update for firmware version 122U1412122 (as of 1/15/2015). Click here for the latest Firmware/Software updates.

Convenience Features

Smart Guide: Smart Guide lets you browse and search content across cable, satellite, and streaming services; all in one place. No more switching inputs or launching individual apps to find the shows you want to watch. So intelligent, it will even help you discover new content by providing recommendations based on your preferences.

Wall Paper Mode: When the TV is turned off, Wallpaper Mode lets you display pre-installed images and still-images from a USB thumbdrive or SD/SDHC memory card on the AQUOS LED-LCD screen at a reduced light level that mirrors museum conditions, so your screen blends beautifully into your room's decor; all at extremely low power. You can set the length of time (3/6/12/24 hrs) the TV will remain in the Wallpaper mode.

Input Labels + Favorite Channels : Using the included remote control and on-screen software keyboard, you can enter up to a 10 character custom label for each input (except TV, Home Network, and USB); you can also choose to skip (hide) an input. The TV also allows you to program 4 favorite channels, in 4 different categories. By setting the favorite channels in advance, you can select your favorite channels quicker and easier from the included remote control.

Closed Captions (Analog/Digital): The television is equipped with an internal Closed Caption decoder. It allows you to view conversations, narrations, and sound effects as subtitles on the screen. Digital Closed Caption service is a new caption service available only on digital TV programs. It is a more flexible system than the original Closed Caption system, because it allows a variety of caption sizes and font styles.

V-Chip + Parental Control: V-Chip is an electronic filtering device built into the Television. This tool gives parents a great degree of control over broadcasts accessed by their children. It allows parents to select programs judged suitable for child viewing while blocking ones judged not suitable. It does so automatically once you activate the V-Chip feature. The Sharp television offers an 8-level rating system for TV and movie programming protected by a 4-digit password. You can also lock the operation buttons on the TV and the
remote control.

Timers: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV offers two distinct times for added convenience.

  • Game Play Time: This function displays the elapsed game time so you do lose track of the time. The elapsed time is displayed every 30 minutes.
  • Sleep Timer: The Sleep Timer function allows you to set a time when the TV automatically switches to standby mode. You can set the sleep timer to 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

Power Control Settings: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV incorporates advanced power control features to help you reduce energy consumption.

  • Power Saving: This function allows you to set the Power Saving level in order to decrease the power consumption and increase the backlight lifespan. The Power Saving feature can be set to Standard, Advanced, or Off.
  • No Signal Off: The power will automatically shut down if there is no signal for 15 minutes.
  • No Operation Off: The power will automatically shut down if there is no operation for 3 hours.

Quick Start Mode: When this function is activated, you can reduce the TV's start-up time or even let the TV in standby mode start displaying images and so on via the connected equipment on the network.

AQUOS Advantage Live: AQUOS Advantage LIVE is a unique support feature that allows Sharp advisors to directly connect to your AQUOS LCD TV through the internet. This free service provides Sharp professionals with the ability to remotely assist you with TV set up, detect signal strength and inputs, and adjust picture settings. Within AQUOS Advantage LIVE you will also be able to register your TV, view important messaging about upcoming events, and software updates, and view up-to-date information about Sharp.

Remote + Bluetooth Control

Multibrand Remote: The Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV comes supplied with a multibrand IR wireless remote control. In addition to operating the television, the remote can be programmed to operate Sharp and other manufacture Blu-ray/DVD players and  Cable/Satellite receivers. The remote features a dedicated Netflix for immediate access to your Netflix movies and TV shows. Three "FAV APP" buttons allow you to store your favorite online apps for quicker access.

HDMI-CEC + AQUOS Link: AQUOS Link enables convenient control of Sharp AQUOS Blu-ray disc players, as well as other HDMI-CEC compatible components which are connected via HDMI to the Sharp AQUOS LED-LCD TV, using one remote control. AQUOS Link offers the following system controls.

  • Auto Power On: While the TV is in standby mode, it automatically turns on and plays back the image from the HDMI source.
  • One Touch Playback: AQUOS Link allows you operate the HDMI connected AQUOS Link or HDMI-CEC compatible equipment with a single remote control.
  • Audio System Control: You can control the volume of your HDMI-connected audio system.

Note: Up to three players/recorders and one AV receiver can be connected to this TV using AQUOS Link.

SmartCentral App: Sharp's SmartCentral App (from the Apple App or Google Play stores) turns your Apple iOS device (iOS 6.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (3.0+) into a network remote control for the Sharp AQUOS 4K LED-LCD TV. All the features of the original remote are available and arranged in a logical manner on your device's touchscreen display. Now, virtually everything you do on the Sharp AQUOS TV can be done from your Apple iOS or Android device. Basic control include changing channels, volume or inputs and adjusting picture settings. You'll also be able to search and discover new content without interrupting what you're watching and launch it seamlessly. You can even share videos, pictures, and music from your mobile device to the TV screen.

Bluetooth Compatible: The Sharp AQUOS 4K TV features built-in Bluetooth which allows you to wirelessly connect your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, keyboard, mouse, and more to the television. This allows you to wirelessly stream and listen to stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computer, and more through the TV's speakers. You also are able to wirelessly link a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard and mouse to the TV for easier navigation of the TV's built-in web browser.

RS-232C Port: The TV's RS-232C port can be used to communicate with compatible PCs and other home theater control devices.

Mounting Options

Pedestal Feet: Its unique "scorpion feet" perfectly compliment the television's contemporary design. The TV is shipped without the pedestal feet installed; assembly is required using the supplied hardware. The TV does not swivel. The television weighs 63.9 lbs with the stand.

Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.

Wall Mounting: The AQUOS 4K Ultra-HD LED-LCD TV's sleek frame features a slim bezel made from aircraft grade aluminum that looks great against a wall. The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 400mm (h) x 400mm (v). The threaded inserts require 6mm machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 61.7 lbs without the stand.

Attached AC Power Cord: The TV is fitted with an attached 6' AC power cord. The power cord features a straight AC plug that sits 1.75" from the wall.

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Unfortunately I don't see a listing for that TV in our database. [ Jeff  Feb 22, 2016 ]  Staff
Samsung has issued a firmware update that will enable its 2015 SUHD TVs to support HDMI 2.0a and display a broader library of High Dynamic Range (HDR) content from external devices (such as Ultra-HD Blu-ray players). Sony also has an update available for HDR content in all their 2015 UHD TV models starting with the X850C and going up. LG only offers HDR compatibility on their new 2015 OLED 4K TV's. All of these models include a 10-bit panel with local-dimming as well. [ Larry  Jan 03, 2016 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Mar 08, 2015 ]  Staff
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