Ultra HD – or 4K – TVs are still extremely pricey and Sharp underlines that point with their new 60-inch Ultra HD TV. The TV is wildly impressive and the first THX-certified Ultra HD TV but makes <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1347363917><b>Sony and LGâ€™s Ultra HD TVs</b></a> look cheap.<br /><br /><h3>Sharpâ€™s 60-inch Ultra HD TV</h3>Sharp is one of the proponents of an early shift to Ultra HD and they have exhibited 4K and <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1315414379><b>8K TVs</b></a> for years. Here is a real product. It is Sharpâ€™s 60-inch TV with 3840x2160 pixels. It is dubbed ICC Purios due to the so-called ICC picture processor inside.<br /><br /><p align=center><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/sharpiccpurios-1.jpg" alt="Sharp ICC Purios"><br><i>Sharp unveils their 60-inch Ultra HD TV</i></p><br />The TV will be available in Japan from February and is the first Ultra HD TV with a â€śTHX Certificationâ€ť which basically means that color reproduction and other picture elements are in line with the THX / picture standards, for the best possible picture quality.<br /><br />The TV is not cheap at over $30,000 USD, and considering that Sony and LG offer 84-inch Ultra HD TVs for a lot less, Sharp could have a hard time selling a much smaller 60-inch Ultra HD; THX certification or not.