New Sharp smart TVs and soundbars: what they look like and how much they cost

Sharp has taken the wraps off its EQ line of smart TVs and a soundbar with a fairly favorable price-quality ratio. Here's what they look like and how much they cost

Sharp has made official the EQ line of smart TVs that have among their main focuses the quality of vision, guaranteed by Quantum Dot 4K technology, and a strong propensity for audio reproduction, thanks to speakers made in collaboration with a giant in the industry such as Harman Kardon.

Along with the new smart TVs in the EQ line, Sharp has made official a new soundbar suitable for everyone. Both in economic terms, in the light of a fairly affordable list price, and in terms of ease of use, thanks to the presence of three presets dedicated to listening to news, movies and music, to be selected as needed to get the best experience each time with minimal effort. Interestingly, the new smart TVs integrate Android TV, Google's operating system that guarantees flexibility and a catalog of apps with almost no boundaries. Good prices, availability from the new year.

Smart TV Sharp EQ: how they are and how much they cost

The series of smart TV Sharp EQ adopts Quantum Dot 4K technology, which according to the company offers a very wide range of colors and therefore a greater color rendering, which is also guaranteed by the support for HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision, while the Aquos Motion technology is responsible for increasing the fluidity of the images.

It also has an ambient light sensor that adjusts the brightness of the panel from time to time and in full autonomy. To offer a level of audio quality, Sharp has equipped the new smart TVs EQ with a system of Harman Kardon two-channel, with a front tweeter and a lower woofer that manage to keep clear the high frequencies and give depth to the low ones, features to which contribute the presence of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

The smart TVs Sharp EQ are also designed for gaming. Enthusiasts are offered Google Stadia support, four HDMI 2.1 inputs, ALLM and VRR gaming features and the ability to connect their controller directly to the TV. The operating system is Android TV that offers, in addition to several basic services such as Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV and Prime Video, wide variety of choice in terms of apps thanks to a catalog that contains more than 7,000.

Four diagonals available: 50, 55, 65 and 75 inches, with prices of 799, 899, 1,199 and 1,599 euros respectively. Availability from the first quarter of 2022.

Soundbar Sharp: how is it and how much does it cost

The soundbar Sharp 2.1 HT-SBW202 is suitable for smart TVs from 40 inches. It has presets that Sharp has made based on the most typically played content - News, Movie and Music - that equalize the sound in a way that is best for listening to these three types of content.

Sharp's new soundbar has Bluetooth, which gives it great flexibility when it comes to listening to content: it can be connected to the TV, thus eliminating the clutter of wires, but also to the smartphone or tablet to play music, but there are also inputs for the 3.5 mm audio jack, USB and especially optical digital that guarantees excellent transmission of the audio signal from the TV, blu-ray player or game console.

It has its own remote control or can be operated via the TV's if connected via HDMI ARC/CEC. Sharp HT-SBW202 is available for purchase now at 189 euros.