AT A GLANCE
Crisp, noise-free images
Eco-friendly Wallpaper mode
Below average contrast
Poor picture uniformity
Unimpressive Smart GUI and streaming options
Sharp’s 4K THX Certified UHDTV gets many things right but some key things wrong.
The only TV-tech buzzword with any legs to it in 2014 was 4K, aka Ultra HDTV. So a TV manufacturer without new 4K-resolution product had better start thinking about packing it in. Sharp previewed a pair of UD27 series Ultra HDTVs last June, and the company finally squeezed out those models just in time for the holiday shopping season. What do the new 60- and 70-inch Sharps have to recommend them over other, similarly priced offerings? Let’s check things out.