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Sony Expands High Dynamic Range Compatible Range on 2015 4K Ultra HD TVs

Press release   •   Sep 02, 2015 15:45 BST

Sony Europe today announced that it is bringing High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility to more of its 4K Ultra HD televisions. In addition to the previously announced X94C and X93C series, Sony is also adding HDR compatibility to the X91C, X90C, X85C and S85C series via a network update[1]. HDR generates deeper blacks, brighter peaks, and richer colour tones. Sony has also begun partnerships with video streaming services such as Amazon Video in order to bring users more content in HDR to the home. With this update users can immediately begin experiencing vivid HDR content via Amazon Video.

High dynamic range (HDR), reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, bringing greater contrast to the screen. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colours. With HDR compatible TVs, customers will enjoy brighter colours, enhanced details and distinct highlights, resulting in more depth and detail than ever before.

"Sony is pleased to be expanding HDR compatibility for our 4K Ultra HD televisions. Sony has always been a leader in HDR, from our HDR-enabled professional cameras, to Sony Pictures produced and edited HDR content, to our expanded line of HDR compatible TVs, only Sony can bring you the full HDR viewing experience from the lens to the living room.” said Motoi Kawamura, General Manager for TV Product Planning and Marketing in Europe.

Amazon was the first to offer HDR content to its Prime members with its Amazon Original Series, Mozart in the Jungle, with more HDR-mastered content on the way.

Sony’s exclusive X-tended Dynamic Range technology in the X94C and X93C series enhances the viewing experience of HDR and non-HDR content with deeper blacks and brighter whites. The X-tended Dynamic Range feature in the Sony X93C provides up to twice the brightness range, while the X94C’s X-tended Dynamic Range PRO offers up to three times the brightness range.

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[1]available within this year.

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