Kickstarting the next quarter of the year with a bang as Sony Electronics recently announced the new BRAVIA XR television series, including, MASTER Series A90K and A80K 4K OLED models, the X95K 4K Mini LED model and X90K 4K LED model with major new features for a better viewing experience.
Powered by Cognitive Processor XR, the unique XR Backlight Master Drive precisely controls our latest generation Mini LED backlight in the X95K series for incredible brightness. Enjoy an unprecedented dynamic range with incredibly dazzling lights and deep blacks, as well as beautifully natural mid tones with almost no flare or halos around highlights.
With the new innovations, users can experience the true visual immersiveness of the creator’s true intent. When watching movies, viewers can experience our enhanced Acoustic Surface Audio+ for OLED models and Acoustic Multi-Audio for LED models, precisely matching the position of the sound with the images on the screen for a truly immersive audio/visual experience. The lineup also includes new features that customise and enhance at-home entertainment.
Together with Netflix, we’ve released Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode, which automatically adjusts image processing based on ambient light, so users’ favourite shows and films look like the creator intended, under any lighting conditions. Additionally, Sony’s new BRAVIA CORE Calibrated Mode will automatically adjust the image quality on screen to better align with the video creator’s original vision. All 2022 BRAVIA XR televisions will be designated ‘Perfect for PlayStation 5’, which includes two PS5 exclusive features – Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode.
In addition, Sony also introduces a newly developed original camera device, BRAVIA CAM, which recognises where users are sitting and optimises the picture and sound accordingly. It includes gesture controls, video chat and many other fun, new experiences waiting to be explored.
With growing demand for even larger TV screens, there is also the risk of greater resource and energy use. However, Sony is committed to sustainability from the development process all the way through to the viewing experience. Sony’s “Road to Zero” global environmental plan aims to achieve a sustainable society by reaching a zero environmental footprint throughout the life cycle of its products and business activities by the year 2050.
With these goals in mind, our 2022 TVs use high recycled plastic content with Sony-developed SORPLAS. By using SORPLAS, we’ve increased our use of recycled material without sacrificing design and durability and reduced overall virgin plastic use by up to 60%, which equates to approximately 140,000,000 compact discs. Additionally, Sony’s BRAVIA CAM can recognise when viewers are no longer in front of the TV and dim the display to conserve energy.
The new BRAVIA XR range of televisions will be available from April 2022 at Sony Stores, Sony Centres and authorized Sony dealers as well as online via Sony Store Online.