Originally Posted by ggw2000
I believe this has been well known for quite a while. The set does not have the HEVC decoder necessary to play native 4K. Sharp also said there would be no firmware updates to incorporate. The only way to play 4K is via a PC or dedicated external device like a ROKU (4)?, etc with the HEVC chips...
Ok, ok -- I am happy with the 70UQ17U because it's only 70" and because my eyes are 58 years old.
The 2 year old set that this replaced did a better job with the Dish Network satellite feeds, but
this one is better with BluRay and the YouTube HD pictures. The satellite pictures betray a lot of
compression on close inspection that I didn't see so clearly with the old TV of the same size.
BluRay was great, though, and still is. I don't need 4K at that screen size, with my sitting position
at 10+ feet (3.5 metres, Rob). The enhanced resolution makes a very smooth image from even
a short distance away. A 70" 4K would be like a computer screen in detail and would not fit on
my desk and would destroy my neck with all the back and forth and where is the cursed cursor.
Sharp has made very competent sets in the UQ series, I think. The market is fickle, so good luck
to them and to us...