Sharp has taken the wraps off its newest AV choices, together with a critically reasonably priced 4K QLED TV priced from £650 (round $900 / AU$1200) and a brand new wi-fi soundbar for patrons on a price range.
The Android TV working techniques characteristic all the same old streaming apps – Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Disney+, and many others – whereas Google Chromecast enables you to stream content material out of your cellular machine or laptop computer to the large display. Google Assistant enables you to management the EQ simply by talking (by way of the included voice distant).
Favor video games to Gogglebox re-runs? The EQ helps Google Stadia, the tech large’s on-line gaming service, and has some first rate gaming smarts together with ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) and VRR (variable refresh fee). On the draw back, the EQ can solely handle 4K at 60Hz relatively than 120Hz, so it won’t be the only option for these with next-gen machines, such because the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
Sharp has gone to city on the audio facet of issues, although. The EQ Collection TV encompasses a pair of 12W two-way audio system from Harman Kardon that are specifically designed to take advantage of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound codecs.
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Sharp has additionally introduced the two.1 HT-SBW202 soundbar. The corporate says it outputs a complete of 200W and comes with a “highly effective wi-fi subwoofer for optimum cinema-style bass efficiency”. Connectivity consists of HDMI ARC, optical enter and Bluetooth 4.2 for streaming audio. It does not assist Dolby Atmos, although.
As for costs, the HT-SBW202 is accessible within the UK now at £169 (round $230 / AU$320). The EQ Collection 4K QLED TV is not due on sale within the UK till early 2022. The 50-inch will value £650 (round AU$1200), whereas the 55-inch will set you again £700 (round AU$1300). The 65-inch will go for £950 and the 75-inch £1300 (round AU$1800 and AU$2400 respectively).
In case you’re after a brand new TV in time for Christmas, the EQ clearly is not going to chop it. Why not take a look at our record of best TVs as an alternative?
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