On May 13, 2022, Sharp announced all 19 models of the 2022 model 5 series of 4K LCD TV “AQUOS” and 4K organic EL TV “AQUOS OLED”. The lineup is as follows.
[4K LCD TV “AQUOS” 2022 model]
■ EU series
4T-C65EU1 (65V type, released on June 11, market estimated price around 330,000 yen)
4T-C55EU1 (55V type, released on June 11, market assumption ) Price around 264,000 yen)
■ EN series
4T-C70EN1 (70V type, released on June 11, market estimated price around 330,000 yen)
4T-C65EN1 (65V type, released on June 25, market estimated price around 286,000 yen)
4T-C60EN1 (60V ) Type, released on July 9, market estimated price around 253,000 yen)
4T-C55EN1 (55V type, released on June 11, market estimated price around 209,000 yen)
4T-C50EN2 (50V type, released on July 9 ) Estimated market price around 176,000 yen)
4T-C43EN2 (43V type, released on July 9, estimated market price around 165,000 yen)
■ EL series
4T-C75EL1 (75V type, released on June 25, market estimated price around 286,000 yen)
4T-C65EL1 (65V type, released on July 16, market estimated price around 209,000 yen)
4T-C50EL1 (50V ) Type, released on July 16th, estimated market price around 148,000 yen)
4T-C43EL1 (43V type, released on July 16th, estimated market price around 137,000 yen)
■ ES series
4T-C65ES1 (65V type, released on June 18, market price estimated price around 550,000 yen)
4T-C55ES1 (55V type, released on June 18 ) Estimated market price around 385,000 yen)
■ EQ series
4T-C77EQ1 (77V type, released on June 18, market estimated price around 715,000 yen)
4T-C65EQ1 (65V type, released on July 23, market estimated price around 473,000 yen)
4T-C55EQ1 (55V ) Type, released on July 23, estimated market price around 319,000 yen)
4T-C48EQ2 (48V type, released on July 23, estimated market price around 264,000 yen)
The 4K LCD TV “AQUOS” is available in 3 series: high-end class EU series equipped with double-speed panel and rear speaker, middle-range class EN series equipped with double-speed LCD, and standard class EL series equipped with constant-speed LCD, 4K organic. The EL TV “AQUOS OLED” is available in two series: the high-end class ES series equipped with original panel control technology and the standard class EQ series. The screen size will be a full lineup of 4K LCD TVs from 75V type to 43V type, and 4K organic EL TVs from 77V type to 42V type. It is also unique that the 42V type small model “4T-C42EQ2” is lined up on the 4K organic EL TV. Models with a model number ending in “2” do not have a microphone on the TV side and are not compatible with hands-free operation.
All of them are characterized by being equipped with the newly developed image processing engine “Medalist S3” equipped with an AI processor. With “AI Auto” newly added to the video mode, AI that has learned more than 1 million videos detects human faces and the sky with high accuracy. By applying optimal video processing using the genre data of the content being viewed obtained from the program information, it is said that the video can always be enjoyed with the optimum image quality. In the case of content such as movies, in order to emphasize the original texture of the image, it seems that even the details are made according to the genre, such as not performing image processing that makes it smooth.
Another point is that the panel control technology cultivated in the mini LED-equipped model “AQUOS X LED” introduced at the end of last year was applied to the top model of 4K LCD and 4K organic EL. The EU series of 4K LCD TVs has introduced a newly developed “active LED drive” that achieves high contrast by finely controlling the amount of light from the LED backlight, which is the light source, for each area. The ES series of 4K organic EL TVs is equipped with a new technology “Sparkling Drive EX” circuit that precisely controls the amount of light emitted for each pixel, and the contrast performance of the high-brightness organic EL “S-Bright panel” is not limited to the brightness direction. By optimizing for the color direction, it is possible to enjoy vivid images without losing color even at high brightness.
In terms of sound quality, the topic is that all models are compatible with the stereophonic technology “Dolby Atmos.” In addition, the top model of 4K LCD and 4K organic EL is differentiated by installing “ARSS +” (AROUND SPEAKER SYSTEM PLUS) sound system. By arranging the tweeter and midrange-equipped height speakers at an angle of 20 ° at the top of the back of the screen, the sense of unity between the video and audio is enhanced, and you can enjoy the immersive sound.
In terms of usability, it is also a big feature that the latest platform for TV “Google TV” developed by Google was introduced to all 2022 models. It has become possible to search across various video distribution services, greatly improving the searchability of content. Another point is that it supports connection with a USB-connected webcam. You can use the video call app “Google Duo” and Sharp’s original app “Living Camera” that allows you to take family photos on your TV and enjoy them. In addition, the attached remote control has also been updated. The number of direct buttons has been expanded to eight.