Network & USB/SD Functions
Remote + Bluetooth Control
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
- 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
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
- Side Bar: Suitable for viewing conventional 4:3 programs in their
- 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
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
- 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
- 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).
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
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
- 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
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
a web browser through your home network and broadband internet provider, using a wired
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
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 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.
- 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
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
here for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
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
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
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
- 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
- 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
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
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.
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