The introduction of the Elite line of TVs marks a unique collaboration between Sharp and Pioneer. Featuring innovative technologies, including THX certification, the Elite brings excellent black levels, amazing detail and incredible depth to the home entertainment experience.

The new active 3D models have a host of next-generation and Sharp-proprietary features. At the top of the list is the full-array LED backlight with local dimming. This technology dims the LEDs in accordance to what is on screen at the time, creating a better contrast ratio and black level. The 240 Hz refresh rate and FluidMotion circuitry improves picture sharpness, even with fast motion.

Sharp’s proprietary RGB+Y pixel structure is here as well. This adds an additional yellow sub-pixel to the traditional red, green, and blue found on other flat panels – allowing for more precise colors, and a broader color palette.

Making certain all of these features work together is the Intelligent Variable Contrast, developed specifically for these Elite LCD TVs. This technology automatically adjusts the picture and backlight for an enhanced color gamut and better black levels for the best possible contrast ratio and color depth.

Built-in Wi-Fi gives access to streaming services such as Netflix and CinemaNow.

THX 3D Certified

For proof that it all works, look no further than the THX 3D Display Certification. This shows that both Elite models pass the most stringent video testing available today, and are truly among the best in their class. Over 400 lab tests are performed, including specific tests for Left and Right eye images, cross-talk, viewing angles, video processing and more. THX certification follows the HD standards used by the TV and movie industries to ensure the images created are as close to what the director intended as possible, with both 2D and 3D.

The 60-inch PRO-60X5FD and 70-inch PRO-70X5FD Elite LED LCDs are shipping now, and are available only from select custom install and specialty high-end retailers.

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