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Mahwah, N.J. – Sharp plans early 2014 shipments of the first Blu-ray player certified by the WiSA (Wireless Speaker and Audio) Association to transmit multichannel audio wirelessly to active WiSA-certified home-theater speakers.
The universal player will be on display at International CES and will ship early in 204. It was named a CES Innovation 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Osaka, Japan – Sharp Electronics reported an increase in net sales, a reduced net loss and a turnaround in operating income for its fiscal first half ended Sept. 30.
Compared year on year net sales were up 21.5 percent to 1,342 billion yen, operating income was 33.8 billion yen versus a prior year loss of 168.9 billion yen, and a net loss of 4.3 billion yen compared with a prior year net loss of 387.6 billion yen loss.
Mahwah, N.J. – Sharp said it has joined forces with THX and Red on a “resolution revolution” promotion highlighted by an “Art of Amazing 4K Film Competition.”
Sharp, THX and Red have started inviting independent filmmakers to create a short (four minutes or less) film that captures “the art of an amazing 4K entertainment experience through: energy, light, and scale.”
Mahwah, N.J. – Sharp Electronics said Wednesday its 70-inch Aquos Ultra HD LED LCD TV is now available at regional and national specialty retailers around the country.
Sharp model LC-70UD1U (carrying a $7,499 suggested retail and a $5,999 unilateral pricing policy tag), is billed as the first THX 4K Certified Ultra HDTV on the market.
The Ultra HDTV (UHD) set is available at national specialty retailers, major regional retailers and on Amazon.com, among other venues, the company said.
Mahwah, N.J. — Its 70-inch Ultra High-Definition TV isn’t even on the street yet and already Sharp Electronics has cut its original asking price, the company revealed to TWICE Tuesday.
A Sharp spokesperson told TWICE that the 70-inch Sharp Aquos LC-70UD1U has had its manufacturer’s suggested retail price lowered $500 from $7,999 to $7,499, and its new unilateral pricing policy (UPP) retail tag is now set at $5,999, reflecting a $2,000 drop from the UPP originally announced at launch.
New York — Sharp Electronics used the opening day of the CE Week Line Shows trade event to formally unveil its first Ultra High-Definition (a.k.a. 4K) edge-lit LED LCD TV.
The 70-inch set, which will carry a $7,999 price under Sharp's unilateral pricing policy when it goes on sale in August, is the first in the Sharp line to offer as much as 3,840 by 2,160 resolution.
The set is also one of the first edge-lit LED LCD TVs in the industry to carry THX Ultra HD certification.
Boston — Longtime Sharp Electronics senior exec Bob Scaglione has joined online advertising services firm OwnerIQ as senior VP of strategic channel development.
The company, based here, helps advertisers target online ad messages to consumers based on the products and brands they browse on e-commerce and transactional websites.
In his new role, Scaglione will drive adoption of OwnerIQ’s advertising products among key manufacturers, retailers and buying groups.
Osaka, Japan — Sharp Electronics reported a wider loss on flat sales for its fiscal year, ended March 31 and has replaced its president.
The net loss was 545.3 billion yen for the year, compared with a net loss of 376 billion yen in the prior year. Operating loss was 146.7 billion yen compared with the prior year’s 37.5 billion yen loss. Net sales were up 0.9 percent to 2,478.5 billion yen for the year.
Mahwah, N.J. — Sharp Electronics recently notified specialty A/V dealers handling the jointly administered Sharp/Pioneer Elite TV line that it will not be offering any new models under the premium brand this year.
Jim Sanduski, Sharp strategic product marketing VP, told TWICE that the company has been unable to acquire a key component part needed for the advanced TVs, which has forced it to put plans on hold for any new products for the foreseeable future.
He added the company has sold through inventory on models from the prior year.