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New Sharp LED TVs launch with Roku TV OS

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 May 2015 10:44 User comments (1)

New Sharp LED TVs launch with Roku TV OS Roku and Sharp have announced this week that Best Buy will soon be selling Sharp Roku TV models, smart LED TVs that are built on the Roku OS.
"We are pleased to offer Sharp smart TVs that run the Roku OS and provide consumers with an easy and elegant way to enjoy their entertainment," said Vishnu Rao, director of technology planning for Sharp Electronics. "We believe the benefits of the Roku platform combined with the superiority of the Sharp brand makes an appealing combination for consumers looking for a great smart TV experience."

"Roku TV has garnered high praise. People love how easy it is to access all their TV entertainment sources from one simple home screen, including access to the biggest streaming channel line up in the industry," added Chas Smith, general manager of OEM for Roku. "Sharp is an exceptional brand, and these new Sharp Roku TV models offer consumers a fantastic smart TV experience we know they'll love."

The main page of a Roku TV allows you to personalize your favorite streaming apps and other entertainment choices including attached Blu-ray players, live TV and game consoles. The Roku TV streamlines multiple inputs into one interface. Additionally, you can find the availability of your favorite movies and TV shows on hundreds of different streaming channels, and you can also search for actors, directors and filmographies.

Sharp's two models being introduced are 1080p/60hz and will be relatively cheap at $379.99 for the 43" LED model and $499 for the 50" LED model.

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113.5.2015 13:32

I love my Rokus, but the TCL 40" TV I bought left much to be desired. It wasn't the implementation of the Roku as the OS, rather, the TV itself was junk. For being 1080p LED, the picture quality was horrible wall-mounted above my fireplace. Add in that the WiFi crapped out a lot and it made the Roku feature useless. Took it back and stuck with the streaming stick. Here's to hoping Sharp's entry is far better than that.

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