In January 2023, Sharp surprised many observers by announcing its return to the North American TV market – and then surprised us again by saying it intended to launch the first OLED TV powered by Roku. True to your point, you can now purchase the Sharp Roku TV OLED 4K Ultra HD in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes, each of which has already been discounted for the Black Friday sale.
Typically $1,900 for the 55-inch model and $2,500 for the 65-inch screen size (the same price LG asks for its 55- and 65-inch LG C3 OLED), the new Sharp OLED TVs now retail for $1,500, respectively. And there are $2,000. ,
As you’d expect from a Roku TV, the Sharp OLED model includes a voice remote and compatibility with Apple AirPlay, Apple Home, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home devices. But because these are OLED TVs, you get some extra features you probably won’t find on other Roku TVs, like:
- HDR10 and HLG
- Dolby Vision IQ, which reacts to ambient light
- Auto low-latency mode (ALLM) for gaming.
- a native 120Hz panel
- Variable refresh rate (VRR) on all four HDMI inputs.
- HDMI ARC/eARC
- two USB 2.0 ports
- 30 watt sound system with Dolby Atmos
At the same time that Sharp announced its OLED TV ambitions, it also said it would introduce a new mini-LED-powered model called the Sharp xLED, which it claimed would combine the best of LCD TVs and OLED TVs. Will combine the parts. XLED debuted in 2023, but has not yet reviewed it. We’re just as curious as you about how it compares to Sharp’s OLED TVs, and how Sharp OLED TVs compare to top OLED models from LG, Sony, and Samsung – hopefully we’ll be able to satisfy that curiosity soon. Will be capable.