Sharp returns with more than 50 HD and 4K TVs

The Sharp brand is hoping to make a return to prominence in the European TV market, with a huge new range of TVs for 2016.

The line-up is led by the flagship CUF8772 TV, a 4K HDR television, and one of six new Ultra HD TV ranges.

There will also be more than 20 HD TVs, complete with smart TV features and wireless streaming, alongside a number of more basic, entry-level TVs.

All TVs with 32-inch screens and above will be equipped with Harman Kardon sound systems.

The Sharp brand is now licensed by UMC (“the largest private TV company in Europe”), which also produces Blaupunkt TVs across Europe, and bought the Sharp factory in Poland in 2014.

It's been around five years since What Hi-Fi? reviewed any Sharp TVs, despite the launch of the UD20 range in 2014, but the company has continued to release models in Japan, notably an 85in 8K model in September last year.

The new range of Sharp TVs is scheduled to launch across Europe in Q1 2017.

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).