Sharp Introduces First OLED Display: Hisense LG is Going to be More Budget Friendly

Sharp is introducing the first Roku TV with an OLED display. Until now, Roku TVs have only had LCD screens. Sharp’s new Aquos OLED TVs are changing that.

These TVs come in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes. They support Dolby Vision IQ, HDR10, and have four HDMI ports that all support variable refresh rate (VRR) for smooth 4K 120Hz gameplay. The Aquos OLED TVs also have a 30-watt speaker system and full Dolby Atmos compatibility.

One of the main features of Roku TVs is the user-friendly software. It’s like having a Roku streaming device built into the TV. This means you get Roku’s universal search, several years’ worth of OS updates, and a constantly evolving homescreen that focuses on free-to-stream content. The TV comes with a voice remote, and the Aquos OLEDs support Apple AirPlay, HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home.

Roku TVs are often affordable, but the new Sharp TVs are a bit pricier. The 55-inch Aquos OLED is priced at $1,499.99, and the larger 65-inch version costs $1,999.99. This is similar to what you’d typically pay for a midrange LG OLED.

Sharp will be competing with popular Roku TV brands like TCL and Hisense, which are known for their high-quality TVs at relatively low prices.

Amazon’s Fire TV program, a competitor to Roku, doesn’t offer an OLED model in the United States, although Grundig released such a model internationally in 2019.

If you are looking for a more affordable yet still quality ROKU built in TV you should consider the Hisense models. While the brand name may not be that well known it is a join venture partnered by Hitachi, a brand name that is well known for putting out quality technology products and a 50″ quality flat screen for under $250 is a steal.