Sony unveils 2021 XR OLED TVs A90J & A80J – HDMI 2,1, brighter OLED panel, more – FlatpanelsHD
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Sony 2021 OLED TV line-up
In addition to its line-up of 2021 LCD TVs, Sony has today revealed 2 new OLED TV varieties for 2021; A90J and A80J. In 2021, Sony will utilize the very same model names throughout Europe and North America. J describes the 2021 generation.
Sony has today unveiled its new OLED TVs for 2021., Sony has today unveiled two new OLED TV ranges for 2021; A90J and A80J. One of the biggest upgrades is HDMI 2.1 that opens new video possibilities with consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Sony introduced its very first LCD TVs with HDMI 2.1 in 2020 but the OLED TVs we left out in the cold.
Current apps offered for Android TV will continue to deal with Google TV, which is still developed on the Android foundation. You can discover more information on the switch to Google TELEVISION in our short article here.
Rates and schedule will be announced at a later date.
Android TV becomes Google TV Sony's 2021 models will come with a revamped interface as Sony is changing from Android TV to Google TELEVISION. It is Google's brand-new user interface for TVs, initially introduced with the new Chromecast.
Sony highlighted new video systems like 'XR Motion Clarity' (replaces 'X-Motion Clarity') and 'XR Upscaling' (a new look-up table for improved upscaling to 4K, according to the business). The TVs will still support the functions discovered in 2020 models including Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, HDR10, HLG, IMAX Enhanced, Netflix Calibrated Mode, and more. In addition A90J and A80J are Calman Ready for simpler image calibration, and can adapt to the light in your environment through a 'Ambient Optimization' function.
- "Powered by the Cognitive Processor XR, the brain of the brand-new BRAVIA XR, the televisions utilize an entirely brand-new processing technique that goes beyond conventional AI, designed to replicate the methods humans see and hear. When we see items, we unconsciously focus on certain points. Cognitive Processor XR, powered by cognitive intelligence, divides the screen into numerous zones and spots where the 'centerpiece' is in the picture. While standard Artificial Intelligence AI can just analyse and find image aspects like contrast, information and colour separately, the brand-new Cognitive Processor XR can cross-analyse a variety of components simultaneously, simply as our brains do," said Sony.
The company revealed its new TVs as "the world's very first cognitive intelligence televisions". They will be sold as high-end 'XR' models and the XR name will be used extensively to explain Sony's updated video and audio systems, consisting of a brand-new, updated video processor.
A90J and A80J are equipped with an enhanced variation of the integrated stereo (Acoustic Surface Audio+) that utilizes the ultra-thin OLED panel as speakers. There is a new front-facing subwoofer that uses the OLED panel to produce undetectable low-frequency noise waves. FlatpanelsHD has not yet had the opportunity to hear it in action due to CES being an all-digital program this year.
Sony's flagship A90J will be offered in 55, 65, and 83 inches and is the "brightest OLED we have actually produced yet" in terms of both peak and total brightness, the business said without supplying any numbers. In part due to better cooling, it explained. Last year's 48-inch A9 will rollover into 2021.
In addition, Sony has actually partnered with Apple to support AirPlay 2 for wireless transfer of media files from iOS/macOS onto the TELEVISION as well as HomeKit, which is Apple's platform for the linked home. HomeKit lets you manage specific TELEVISION features from an iPhone or with Siri voice commands.
The TVs are compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. They can take hands-free voice commands through a built-in microphone. Sony's backlit remote control comes bundled with both TV models.
Both A90J and A80J will feature two HDMI 2.1 ports, both with assistance for 4K120 (4K at 120 frames per second) as well as eARC (improved Audio Return Channel) for improved sound support, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode). VRR and ALLM will require a firmware upgrade.
Sony's 2021 models will come with a revamped user interface as Sony is switching from Android TV to Google TV.- "This line-up also introduces Google TV, a brand-new home entertainment experience that brings together movies, programs, live TELEVISION and more from memberships and apps and organizes them just for you.
Follow the links for complete specs in the TV Database.
One of the biggest upgrades is HDMI 2.1 that opens new video possibilities with consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Sony presented its very first LCD TVs with HDMI 2.1 in 2020 but the OLED TVs we left out in the cold.
Sony A90J 4K OLED. Image: Sony included that the”Cognitive Processor XR can likewise analyse sound position in the signal so the sound matches specifically with what’s on the screen “, consisting of the capability to upconvert sound to virtual 5.1.2 channels. The new processing would seem to run counter to Sony’s message of staying true to the “developer’s intent”. The company countered by stating that the TELEVISION’s ‘Custom’ photo mode will have the majority of these systems disengaged.
– “This line-up also introduces Google TELEVISION, a new home entertainment experience that unites motion pictures, programs, live TELEVISION and more from apps and memberships and organizes them just for you. Easily find something to enjoy with personalised recommendations and bookmark shows and movies to a single Watchlist to monitor what to view. Users can even contribute to their Watchlist from their phone or laptop computer with Google Search,” stated Sony.