Sharp Aquos Q+ LC-60UQ17U 60-inch LED

Sharp's Quattron Plus (Q+ for short) TVs are a hedge, but a smart one, offering a step up in resolution from the standard 1080p HD image, without committing to the head-first leap into 4K viewing, which offers quadruple the resolution. Sharp's Q+ trick doesn't add pixels, but it does involve greater numbers and more precise control of the display's sub-pixels. It effectively slices up existing pixels, boosting the overall image detail to levels that top any regular high-def TV. There's a price premium, but it's nowhere near that of upgrading all the way to 4K. [$2100; sharpusa.com]