Sharp's Super Slim 4K TV Is Like Whoa Skinny

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Sharp just loosed a salvo of 4K TVs at CES, and even one that approaches near 8K resolution. One of the neat sets that enjoyed a brief sidebar during Sharp's press conference was a TV the company is calling a "Super Slim" set because the panel is less than half-an-inch thick (not including the set mount).

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Oh hey, a TV—wait, where'd it go?

The Super Slim is only different from Sharp's newly announced UE30 and UH30 with its skinny figure. The set will still come with the SmartCentral 4.0 platform, developed by Sharp, as well as Google's Android TV. The set pictured above is a 70-inch but a Sharp representative told me that they're also considering an 80-inch option. This set is no where near final pricing info but will be available near the end of 2015.

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geekymitch
geekymitch

This is gonna come out sounding like I'm a hater but...really...why do we need skinnier at this point? OLED are already lightweight, mountable on any wall etc etc. It's not like this is something you're going to carry around with you...and once you're already popping the thing up on a wall, where' the benefit for going from 1" to .5" or .25" or any of those?

I'm rolling a 3 year old plasma that's fairly thin, fairly light (at least, light enough that I'm able to lift it by myself if I'm careful, more based on it being unwieldy than heavy) and really don't feel any need for something THINNER. Longer lasting with more features? Maybe...but thinner? Meh...that doesn't excite me. Give me intensely amazing picture with inky blacks, none of that stupid "Realism smoothing" crap that everyone I know immediately turns off, and then give me cable channels to FEED the newly 4k or 8k or 800k capable screens! When that happens, maybe I'll be ready to upgrade. Until then my 1080 55" will certainly do!