Posted Thu May 31, 2018 at 02:15 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Dolby Vision support is rolling out to the company's 2018 displays.
According to a report from Forbes, Sony has released the Dolby Vision firmware update for its A8F OLED 4K HDR TV and X900F LCD 4K HDR TV models. The upgrade is currently rolling out to units in the US and Canada, following an initial launch on European models last week.
The Dolby Vision firmware update supports Dolby Vision playback through the A8F and X900F's internal streaming apps. Likewise, the update also supports Dolby Vision playback from external devices like an Ultra HD Blu-ray player or Apple TV 4K via HDMI -- but the connected device must have a separate firmware update of its own specifically enabling Sony's implementation of Dolby Vision.
The A8F Series 4K Ultra HD OLED TV is available in 55-inch and 65-inch screen sizes. The display uses a 4K OLED panel with a one slate design, and features Sony's TRILUMINOS tech and X1 Extreme processor, 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.
The new X900F LCD 4K Ultra HD TV series is available in 49-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch, and 85-inch screen sizes. The display uses Sony's TRILUMINOS wide color tech and the X1 Extreme 4K HDR processor which incorporates Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR, and Dual database processing technology. In addition, HDR10 and Dolby Vision are supported as well. Likewise, 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.
Sony XBR-49X900F 49" class (48.5" diag) 4K HDR Ultra HD TV - $1,099.99 MSRP
Sony XBR-55X900F 55" class (54.6" diag) 4K HDR Ultra HD TV - $1,499.99 MSRP
Sony XBR-65X900F 65" class (64.5" diag) 4K HDR Ultra HD TV - $2,199.99 MSRP
Sony XBR-75X900F 75" class (74.5" diag) 4K HDR Ultra HD TV - $3,799.99 MSRP
Sony XBR-85X900F 85" class (84.6" diag) 4K HDR Ultra HD TV - $5,299.99 MSRP
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