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Sharp has revealed pricing for the world's first THX-Certified Ultra High-Definition — the new name for 4K and 8K — television, a 60-inch model named the ICC Purios. With a resolution of 3,840 × 2,160, it'll be available in Japan from February at a cost of 2.6 million yen, or roughly $31,000 including taxes.

CEATEC Japan 2012, the annual electronics exhibition showcasing Japanese companies’ latest technological innovations, is currently under way in the Chiba area of Japan just outside Tokyo.

Sony announced Friday that Alec Shapiro will take over leadership of its Professional Solutions of America group July 1. Shapiro replaces Toshihiko Ohnishi, who will take on the role of deputy president of the Japan-based Professional Solutions Group.

Toshiba is finally ready to bring its 55-inch, 4K res 3DTV home in Japan, and buyers will have their first chance to part with 900,000 yen ($11,578 US) on December 10th. The 55X3 (ZL2 in Europe) still doesn't have a North American ship date, but we can still drool over its high res display and autostereoscopic (no glasses) 3D screen that adjusts for its viewers' location based on face tracking technology,

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