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Sony announces availability of two new LCD TV series including flagship BRAVIA XR X95J 4K HDR Full Array TVs

Press release   •   May 24, 2021 09:00 BST

Sony BRAVIA XR X95J 4K HDR Full Array LED TVs and the X85J 4K HDR LCD TVs offer several Sony’s cutting-edge proprietary technologies for a stunning audio-visual experience

Sony has announced the availability of two series of its 2021 televisions – the BRAVIA XR X95J 4K HDR Full Array LED TVs and X85J 4K HDR LCD TVs are ready to pre-order now at select European retailers. The former is Sony’s current flagship BRAVIA XR 4K HDR Full Array TV and a winner of the CES 2021 Innovation Award[i], making full use of the new revolutionary Cognitive Processor XR™, which employs a completely new processing method going beyond conventional AI, designed to replicate the ways humans see and hear.

When we see objects, we unconsciously focus on certain points. Cognitive Processor XR™, powered by cognitive intelligence, divides the screen into numerous zones and detects where the ‘focal point’ is in the picture. While conventional Artificial Intelligence (AI) can only detect and analyse picture elements like colour, contrast and detail individually, the new Cognitive Processor XR can cross-analyse an array of elements at once, just as our brains do. By doing so, all elements are adjusted in conjunction with each other for best final outcome, so everything in the scene is synchronised and lifelike – something that conventional AI cannot achieve.

Cognitive Processor XR can also analyse sound position in the signal so the sound matches precisely with what’s on the screen. In addition, it upconverts any sound to 3D surround sound, to deliver supreme realism with an immersive soundscape. It learns, analyses and understands unprecedented amounts of data and intelligently optimises every pixel, frame and scene for the most lifelike picture and sound Sony has ever delivered.

BRAVIA XR X95J 4K HDR LED TVs feature the exclusive BRAVIA CORE™ service. Pre-loaded on all new BRAVIA XR models, users can enjoy a selection of the latest SPE premium and classic titles and the largest IMAX Enhanced collection. BRAVIA CORE is the first in the industry to feature Pure Stream™ technology, achieving near lossless UHD BD equivalent quality with streaming up to 80 Mbps.

The X95J and X85J TVs are ideal for gamers, too, delivering the support of multiple HDMI 2.1 features, such as 4K 120fps, VRR and ALLM, for smooth and responsive gameplay when connected to a next-generation console.

Pricing and availability

The 85” and 75” BRAVIA XR X95J 4K HDR Full Array LED TVs and the 85”, 75”, 65”, 55”, 50” and 43” X85J LCD TVs will be on sale from June. The 65” X95J model will be available later this year. For more information, please check: www.sony.co.uk

BRAVIA XR X95J (85”, 75” and 65” models) 4K HDR Full Array LED TV features:

  • Cognitive Processor XR understands how humans see and hear, providing a revolutionary experience that completely immerses viewers in their favourite content
  • X-Wide Angle technology provides vivid real-world colours from any angle while retaining more color and brightness
  • Combined with the precision of a Full Array LED panel, XR Triluminos Pro and XR Contrast Booster deliver supreme realism with deep blacks and intense brightness
  • Latest XR Motion Clarity technology cross-analyses data to ensure action stays smooth, bright and clear with no blur
  • Acoustic Multi-Audio technology delivers cinematic surround sound and accurate sound positioning, providing pictures and sound in perfect harmony
  • Support for Dolby Vision® HDR and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio will transform entertainment with ultra-vivid picture quality and incredible moving sound[ii]
  • X-Anti Reflection minimises reflection for a distraction-free viewing experience[iii]
  • XR 4K Upscaling technology upscales 2K signals close to true 4K quality for incredibly real and detailed pictures
  • HDMI 2.1 feature compatibility, including 4K 120fps, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)[iv], Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and eARC
  • Ambient Optimization optimises picture and sound quality in any environment
  • Minimalist one slate design with Seamless Edge bezel embraces the screen in a single pane of glass that’s naturally elegant and keeps viewers focused on the picture without distraction
  • Three-way stand[v]provides three stand position options, including a narrow position for a smaller footprint, hero position to eliminate distractions and sound bar position to elevate the TV and integrate a soundbar system
  • BRAVIA CORE™[vi]: In collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), BRAVIA CORE™ is where entertainment meets technology and was developed to add value and showcase unique Sony experiences. Pre-loaded on all new BRAVIA XR models, users can enjoy a selection of the latest SPE premium and classic titles[vii]and the largest IMAX Enhanced collection. BRAVIA CORE is the first in the industry to feature Pure Stream™ technology, achieving near lossless UHD BD equivalent quality with streaming up to 80 Mbps[viii]. Learn more about this collaboration here: https://www.sony.net/bravia-core
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TV[ix]
  • Easy connectivity to most devices, including Apple® AirPlay® 2 and HomeKit™[x]
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Hands-free voice search works alongside Google Assistant to provide a smarter viewing experience
  • Netflix Calibrated Mode offers studio-quality Netflix content, and IMAX® Enhanced™ delivers IMAX remastered picture and immersive audio by DTS[xi]
  • Calman® Ready offers advanced calibration capabilities and the ability to fine-tune adjustments simply not possible through conventional picture settings

X85J (85”, 75”, 65”, 55”, 50” and 43” models) 4K LED TV features:

  • 4K HDR Processor X1™ reproduces more depth, textures and natural colours with Object-based HDR remaster technology
  • 4K X-Reality™ PRO picture processing technology upscales every pixel for remarkable clarity. Advanced noise reduction techniques and a special pattern database ensure every scene is full of lifelike detail
  • 100Hz native panel
  • HDMI 2.1 feature compatibility, including 4K 120fps, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)iv, Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and eARC
  • X-Balanced Speaker delivers a powerful and immersive soundscape
  • Ambient Optimization technology with a light sensor automatically adjusts picture and sound to viewers’ environment
  • Minimalist design with flush surface maximises the screen and minimises the bezel so users stay focused on what’s important – the picture
  • Versatile 2-way stand gives you the choice of a standard setting that focuses you on the picture or a narrow setting for smaller shelves[xii]
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TVix
  • Easy connectivity to most devices, including Apple® AirPlay® 2 and HomeKit™x
  • Support for Dolby Vision® HDR and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio will transform entertainment with ultra-vivid picture quality and incredible moving soundiii
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant

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[i] Awarded to 85'' model.

[ii] Consumers can enjoy movies and TV shows in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos from compatible streaming services such as Netflix through the TV’s native streaming apps or via a compatible streaming media player connected to the TV via HDMI. Requires HDMI® cables sold separately.

[iii] X-Anti Reflection is not available on the 65” model

[iv]VRR requires firmware update.

[v] 3-way stand only available on the 85" and 75" models (2-way stand on 65" model).

[vi]Countries and availability to be confirmed.

[vii] Number and selection of titles differ by model and subject to change.

[viii] BRAVIA CORE features Pure Stream™ which offers streaming between 30 Mbps – 80 Mbps. To access Pure Stream™ at 30 Mbps, you must have a minimum internet speed of 43 Mbps. To access highest quality Pure Stream™ available at 80 Mbps you must have a minimum internet speed of 115 Mbps. BRAVIA CORE is not responsible for network restrictions or available bandwidth. Network service provider restrictions and terms may apply.

[ix] Google TV integrated services are subject to terms and conditions and may change or terminate without notice.

[x] Apple® AirPlay® 2 and HomeKit™ features will be available on FY19 models ZF9, AF9, ZG9, AG9, XG95, XG85 (85", 75", 65" and 55") / FY20 models ZH8, A9, A8, XH95, XH90 / FY21 models Z9J, A90J, A80J, X95J, X90J, X85J, X81J/X80J. AirPlay 2 and HomeKit features require an iOS device running iOS 12.3 or later or a Mac running macOS 10.14.5. Apple, AirPlay, HomeKit, iPhone, iPad, Mac, and macOS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

[xi] Netflix streaming membership required. 4K Ultra HD availability subject to your Netflix subscription plan, internet service, device capabilities, and content availability. www.netflix.com/termsofuse

[xii] 2-way stand only available on models 55" and above.

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