Sony Details 2018 OLED & LCD 4K Ultra HD TVs

Posted Mon Jan 8, 2018 at 05:30 PM PST by
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New LCD and OLED 4K TVs have been revealed.

Sony has detailed its 2018 lineup of premium 4K Ultra HD TVs. The collection includes the A8F Series OLED, and the X900F LCD.

"Our OLED TVs have been extremely well received by bringing exceptional picture and sound quality together and the X900E has been amongst our most popular LED TVs." said Mike Fasulo, President and COO of Sony Electronics, North America. "Building on the great successes of the X900 and OLED TV series, we are further expanding the choices for consumers by introducing the new X900F LED and A8F OLED TV models."

The A8F Series 4K Ultra HD OLED TV will be available in 55-inch and 65-inch screen sizes. The display uses a 4K OLED panel and features Sony's TRILUMINOS tech and 4K HDR picture Processor X1 Extreme, along with support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision playback. In addition, the set uses Acoustic Surface technology to create audio from the screen itself. Android TV with Google Assistant is integrated as well.

Meanwhile, the new X900F LCD 4K Ultra HD TV series will be available in 49-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch, and 85-inch screen sizes. The display uses Sony's TRILUMINOS tech and X1 Extreme processor, along with support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision playback. In addition, the TV features direct LED panel local dimming and new X-Motion Clarity tech to help keep fast motion smooth. Android TV with Google Assistant is integrated as well.

Pricing and availability for Sony's new A8F Series and X900F Series 4K Ultra HD TVs have not been announced yet. Here's a detailed rundown of specs and features for each model per Sony:

A8F Series (65”, and 55” Class model) BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV

- 8 million self-illuminating OLED pixels brings a significantly enriched visual experience with unprecedented black, rich color, and a wide viewing angle.

- Features Acoustic Surface technology: the entire screen resonates with great sound emanating directly from the screen itself. This allows a perfect unification of picture and sound that conventional TVs cannot deliver.

- Features 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme providing the ultimate 4K HDR viewing experience by incorporating three new technologies: Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR and Dual database processing.

- Features vibrant, expanded color with TRILUMINOS™ Display, further enhanced for color accuracy.

- Uses 4K X-Reality™ PRO to produce stunning detail with Sony’s unique algorithm of reality creation database for any content, such as TV broadcasting, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Internet video and digital photos.

- The minimalist design: A8F series has a clean, minimalist design that keeps you focused on what’s important – the picture.

- Android TV with Google Assistant built-in: Find what you want quickly, simply by talking. Ask your Google Assistant to help you play TV shows, movies, and more. Dim the lights and control your connected devices while you watch a movie for a better viewing experience.

- Hands-free control of a Sony TV with Amazon-Alexa-enabled devices and Google Home. Sony’s Android TV works with Amazon Alexa to play, pause, fast forward, and rewind. Google Home allows you to find the entertainment you want without lifting a finger.

- HDR compatible, including support for Dolby Vision, to receive and process the new video standard signal with higher brightness, higher contrast and more vibrant colors via Internet video services and HDMI.

X900F Series (85’’, 75”, 65”, 55”, and 49” Class models) 4K HDR TV

- Features 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme providing the ultimate 4K HDR viewing experience by incorporating three new technologies: Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR and Dual database processing.

- X-tended Dynamic Range PRO 6x. It enhances HDR and non-HDR content by boosting and dimming the backlight levels precisely for each zone of the screen with a unique backlighting technology. (6 times XDR contrast[1]).

- X-Motion Clarity. It keeps fast action smooth and clear. Moving images are precisely controlled to minimize blur. Even during fast-moving scenes, pictures stay true with no loss in brightness.

- Features vibrant, expanded color with TRILUMINOS Display, further enhanced for color accuracy.

- Uses 4K X-Reality PRO to produce stunning detail with Sony’s unique algorithm of reality creation database for any content, such as TV broadcasting, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Internet video and digital photos.

- Designed to perfectly match the HT-X9000F sound bar, complement outstanding pictures with immersive, powerful sound.

- Android TV with Google Assistant built-in: Find what you want quickly, simply by talking. Ask your Google Assistant to help you play TV shows, movies, and more. Dim the lights and control your connected devices while you watch a movie for a better viewing experience.

- Hands-free control of a Sony TV with Amazon-Alexa-enabled devices and Google Home. Sony’s Android TV works with Amazon Alexa to play, pause, fast forward, and rewind. Google Home allows you to find the entertainment you want without lifting a finger.

- HDR compatible to receive and process the new video standard signal with higher brightness, higher contrast and more vibrant colors via Internet video services and HDMI. Supports Dolby Vision HDR format.

Source: Sony

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