CES 2022: Sony Reveals New Technologies, BRAVIA XR Series of TVs with Mini LED, OLED, and LED Models

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(January 4, 2022) Sony has revealed its latest BRAVIA XR TV models, which are loaded with high-performance technologies. One of the company's more exciting innovations is a feature that almost every TV owner will instantly appreciate. It's called "Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode" and was exclusively designed in conjunction with Netflix. This mode automatically adjusts image processing based on a room's ambient light, so a viewer's favorite shows and films will closely resemble exactly what content creators intended under any condition. Aditionally, Sony's new BRAVIA CORE Calibrated Mode automatically adjusts an image's quality to better align with the filmmaker's original vision, and all 2022 BRAVIA XR televisions will carry two Play Station 5 exclusive features: Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode.

Sound-wise, owners will experience Sony's enhanced Acoustic Surface Audio+ for OLED models, which uses the surface of a screen to create sound, and Acoustic Multi-Audio for LED models. Both speaker technologies are designed to emanate sound in a way that matches the position of images on the screen for an immersive viewing experience.

Powered by Cognitive Processor XR, Sony's proprietary XR Backlight Master Drive precisely controls its latest generation Mini LED backlight in the Z9K and X95K series for high levels of brightness. The result is eye-popping dynamic range with incredibly dazzling lights and deep blacks, as well as beautifully natural mid-tones with minimal flare or halos around highlights. The same processor powers the A95K's new OLED (QD-OLED) panel with XR Triluminos Max, delivering wide color and naturally beautiful shades and hues. With millions of individual, self-illuminating pixels, the 2022 A95K delivers more colors than ever before

Sony, like other electronics brands arriving at CES 2022, is publically committing to eco-friendly practices with a "Road to Zero" environmental plan. Sony says it hopes to reach a zero environmental footprint throughout the life cycle of its products and business activities by the year 2050. The company's 2022 TVs use high recycled plastic content sourced through Sony's own SORPLAS process. By using SORPLAS, Sony says it's increasing the use of recycled material without sacrificing design and durability. While the amount of SORPLAS varies from model to model based on size, Sony says it's allowed the company to reduce the use of virgin plastic by up to 60-percent as compared to fiscal year 2018. That percent reduction equates to approximately 140,000,000 compact discs. Additionally, Sony's BRAVIA CAM recognizes when viewers are no longer in front of the TV, ultimately dimming the display to conserve energy.

For complete details on Sony's 2022 TV model lineup, see details from the company's full press release, below. Pricing will be announced during Spring 2022.



2022 BRAVIA XR Lineup Highlights:
  • Cognitive Processor XR™: Take vision and sound to the next level with Cognitive Processor XR™. Our revolutionary processor on Sony BRAVIA XR™ TVs reproduces content the way humans see and hear for an incredibly lifelike experience. Images are cross-analyzed and enhanced, especially around the focal point, to give real life depth, extraordinary contrast, and beautifully vivid colors.
  • XR Backlight Master Drive: Powered by Cognitive Processor XR™, the XR Backlight Master Drive uses a Sony-developed local dimming algorithm to control thousands of tiny, ultra-dense Mini LEDs with absolute precision and independence, delivering extraordinary brightness, impressive dynamic range, deep blacks, and beautifully natural colors.
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+™/Acoustic Multi-Audio™: For a truly immersive audio/visual experience, these powerful features ensure that sound matches precisely with what's on the screen.
  • 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer: In combination with BRAVIA XR TVs[9], this technology offers a perfectly optimized spatial sound experience for neckband speakers, like Sony's SRS-NS7, as well as select Sony headphones – all with minimal configuration. Dedicated apps even personalize the cinematic sound field by analyzing users' individual ear shape.
  • Elevate the Experience with Sony's Sound Products: Sony's new BRAVIA XR TVs are an excellent match for an array of Sony sound products, such as the HT-A9 Home Theater System or the HT-A7000 and HT-A5000 soundbars. 360 Spatial Sound Mapping, a new frontier of spatial sound technology, is the latest addition to models HT-A7000 and HT-A5000[10]. By calibrating sound to the chosen viewing room, the technology creates multiple optimally arranged phantom speakers for a wider and more immersive cinematic sound field. Using the Acoustic Center Sync[11] feature, a BRAVIA XR TV plays the center channel role with the home theater system or soundbar as part of the 360 Spatial Sound Mapping setup[12], enabling sound to perfectly match what's on the screen.
  • BRAVIA CAM6: This innovative technology ensures users always have the best seat in the house by optimizing picture and sound quality. BRAVIA CAM also offers gesture controls, video chat and many other fun, new experiences.
  • Ambient Optimization Pro: Users can connect their BRAVIA XR TV with BRAVIA CAM and enjoy TV like never before. BRAVIA CAM recognizes where users are in the room and how far they are from the TV, then adjusts sound and picture settings so they're just right.
  • Google TV: Brings together more than 700,000 movies, shows, live TV and more from apps and subscriptions and organizes seamlessly. Easily find something to watch with personalized recommendations and bookmark shows and movies to a single Watchlist to keep track of what to watch. Users can even add to their Watchlist from their phone or laptop with Google Search.[13]
  • Premium Remote: Our new premium aluminum remote is easy to use and clean, with simplified buttons and a backlight so users can see everything clearly, even in the dark. Never lose the remote behind sofa cushions again; with the Finder function, users can tell the TV to find the remote and the remote will ring.
  • BRAVIA CORE: The BRAVIA CORE2 app is a pre-loaded movie service that allows for redemption of up to 10 current release or catalog feature films, and up to 24 months unlimited streaming of dozens of more movies, with the purchase of a BRAVIA XR TV. With BRAVIA XR technology, Pure Stream™[14] and IMAX® Enhanced, content is delivered with stunning visuals and expressive sound quality. With BRAVIA CORE Calibrated Mode, movies will automatically adjust to the optimal picture settings to create a truly exceptional at-home movie viewing experience. Over time, the app experience will be enriched with new features. BRAVIA CORE will be available on BRAVIA televisions in over 75 countries in 2022.
  • Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode: A new display mode that leverages Sony's BRAVIA XR ambient light sensor to ensure that the artistic intent is preserved in all lighting conditions. Sony's close collaboration with Netflix on this feature means viewers can enjoy Netflix content with precise colors, accurate contrast, and true motion, whether the content is enjoyed in a dark or well-lit environment.1
  • Perfect for PlayStation®5: Pair a BRAVIA XR TV with a PlayStation®5 console to get a fantastic gaming experience. Only BRAVIA XR TVs automatically adjust and optimize the picture to the best settings for the PlayStation®5 console, whether it's used for gaming or watching a movie. With immersive picture and sound, users will feel like they're right in the middle of the action. And with 4K/120fps, as specified in HDMI 2.1, our TVs give smooth and clear movement for responsive gameplay.3
  • Commitment to Sustainability: Sony is committed to sustainability from the development process all the way through to the viewing experience. This year, select models use Sony-developed SORPLAS™, a 99% recycled plastic material that has reduced the amount of virgin plastic used by up to 60%7. TV packaging size has also been reduced by approximately 15%, and features a significant reduction in ink (approx. 90%) and plastic (approx. 35%).8 Additionally, BRAVIA CAM can recognize when viewers are no longer in front of the TV and dim the display to conserve energy. To learn more, please visit: https://www.sony.net/electronics/eco-tv?press-release.

MASTER Series Z9K [85" class (84.6" diag.) and 75" class (74.5" diag.) models] 8K Mini LED TV features:
  • Cognitive Processor XR understands how humans see and hear, providing a revolutionary experience that completely immerses viewers in their favorite content.
  • XR Backlight Master Drive precisely controls our latest generation Mini LED backlight for extraordinary contrast of high brightness and deep blacks.
  • XR Triluminos™ Pro and XR Contrast Booster 20 combine to express billions of accurate colors with exceptional black contrast.
  • X-Anti Reflection minimizes reflection for a distraction-free viewing experience.
  • X-Wide Angle™ technology provides vivid real-world colors from any angle while retaining more color and brightness.
  • BRAVIA CORE Calibrated Mode2
  • Acoustic Multi-Audio™ uses four frame tweeters at the top and either side of the TV, in addition to front-firing speakers and dual subwoofers, to elevate directional sound sources, ensuring pictures and sound are in total harmony for a more cinematic experience.
  • Acoustic Center Sync optimizes sound output from the TV and soundbar for a better audio experience.11
  • BRAVIA CAM6 and Ambient Optimization Pro[15]
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TV.13
  • Hands-free voice capabilities.
  • Premium Remote
  • Minimalist One Slate design with Seamless Edge and a single pane of tempered glass keeps users focused on the picture for a truly immersive big screen viewing experience without distraction.
  • Three-way stand provides three stand position options, including a narrow position for a smaller footprint, standard position to eliminate distractions and soundbar position to elevate the TV and integrate a soundbar system.

MASTER Series A95K [65" class (64.5" diag.) and 55" class (54.6" diag.) models] OLED TV features:
  • Cognitive Processor XR understands how humans see and hear, providing a revolutionary experience that completely immerses viewers in their favorite content.
  • XR OLED Contrast Pro adjusts brightness for higher peaks in glare and deeper blacks in shadow while new XR Triluminos Max can access the widest palette of color to reproduce natural shades with every detail.
  • New OLED (QD-OLED) panel boosts color brightness by up to 200% compared to conventional TVs.
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+™ uses special actuators to turn the screen into a multi-channel speaker so the sound matches precisely with what's on screen. The TV includes two large actuators and two subwoofers.
  • Acoustic Center Sync optimizes sound output from the TV and soundbar for a better audio experience.11
  • BRAVIA CORE Calibrated Mode2
  • BRAVIA CAM6 and Ambient Optimization Pro15
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TV.13
  • Hands-free voice capabilities.
  • Premium Remote
  • Dual Style offers two different viewing formats – 'front position' brings the screen forward for the most immersive experience while 'back position' allows users to set the TV close to the wall, so it blends seamlessly with the room.

X95K [85" class (84.6" diag.), 75" class (74.5" diag.) and 65" class (64.5" diag.) models] 4K Mini LED TV features:
  • Cognitive Processor XR understands how humans see and hear, providing a revolutionary experience that completely immerses viewers in their favorite content.
  • XR Backlight Master Drive precisely controls our latest generation Mini LED backlight for extraordinary contrast of high brightness and deep blacks.
  • XR Triluminos Pro and XR Contrast Booster 15 combine to express billions of accurate colors with exceptional black contrast.
  • X-Anti Reflection minimizes reflection for a distraction-free viewing experience.
  • X-Wide Angle™ technology provides vivid real-world colors from any angle while retaining more color and brightness.
  • BRAVIA CORE Calibrated Mode2
  • Acoustic Multi-Audio™ uses sound positioning tweeters to ensure high frequency sounds come from the right place in the scene, precisely matching what's on screen. In addition to front-firing speakers, these sound positioning tweeters manage sound positioning in high tone areas for enhanced realism, while left and right subwoofers deliver powerful bass no matter where the TV is placed.
  • Acoustic Center Sync optimizes sound output from the TV and soundbar for a better audio experience.11
  • BRAVIA CAM6 accessory compatible and Ambient Optimization Pro15.
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TV.13
  • Hands-free voice capabilities.
  • Minimalist One Slate design with Seamless Edge and a single pane of tempered glass keeps viewers focused on the picture for a truly immersive big screen viewing experience without distraction.
  • Three-way stand provides three stand position options, including a narrow position for a smaller footprint, standard position to eliminate distractions and soundbar position to elevate the TV and integrate a soundbar system.


MASTER Series A90K [48" class (47.5" diag.), 42" class (41.5" diag.) models] OLED TV features:
  • Cognitive Processor XR understands how humans see and hear, providing a revolutionary experience that completely immerses viewers in their favorite content.
  • XR OLED Contrast Pro adjusts brightness for higher peaks in glare and deeper blacks in shadow while XR Triluminos Pro enables a wider palette to reproduce each color with the subtle differences seen in the real world.
  • BRAVIA CORE Calibrated Mode2
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+™ uses special actuators to turn the screen into a multi-channel speaker so the sound matches precisely with what's on screen. The TV includes two large actuators and two subwoofers.
  • Acoustic Center Sync optimizes sound output from the TV and soundbar for a better audio experience.11
  • BRAVIA CAM6 accessory compatible and Ambient Optimization Pro15.
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TV.13
  • Hands-free voice capabilities.
  • Premium Remote
  • Minimalist one slate design with Seamless Edge bezel embraces the screen in a single pane of glass that's naturally elegant and keeps viewers focused on the picture without distraction.
  • Flexible two-way stand provides different stand position options, including a standard position to eliminate distractions and a sound bar position to elevate the TV and integrate a soundbar system. Thanks to the adjustable stand with aluminum center plate, users can place the TV and soundbar on a desktop so it can be used as a gaming monitor.

A80K [77" class (76.7" diag.), 65" class (64.5" diag.) and 55" class (54.6" diag.) models] OLED TV features:
  • Cognitive Processor XR understands how humans see and hear, providing a revolutionary experience that completely immerses viewers in their favorite content.
  • XR OLED Contrast Pro adjusts brightness for higher peaks in glare and deeper blacks in shadow while XR Triluminos Pro enables a wider palette to reproduce each color with the subtle differences seen in the real world.
  • BRAVIA CORE Calibrated Mode2
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+™ uses special actuators to turn the screen into a multi-channel speaker so the sound matches precisely with what's on screen. The TV includes three actuators and two subwoofers. Two of the actuators are dedicated to treble, strengthening sound localization and surround sound.
  • Acoustic Center Sync optimizes sound output from the TV and soundbar for a better audio experience.11
  • BRAVIA CAM6 accessory compatible and Ambient Optimization Pro15.
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TV.13
  • Hands-free voice capabilities.
  • Minimalist one slate design with Metal Flush Surface embraces the screen in a single pane of glass that's naturally elegant and keeps viewers focused on the picture without distraction.
  • Three-way stand provides three stand position options, including a narrow position for a smaller footprint, hero position to eliminate distractions and soundbar position to elevate the TV and integrate a soundbar system.

X90K [85" class (84.6" diag.), 75" class (74.5" diag.), 65" class (64.5" diag.) and 55" class (54.5" diag.) models] 4K LED TV features:
  • Cognitive Processor XR understands how humans see and hear, providing a revolutionary experience that completely immerses viewers in their favorite content.
  • Combined with the precision of a Full Array LED panel, XR Triluminos Pro and XR Contrast Booster 10 deliver supreme realism with deep blacks and intense brightness with wider color gamut.
  • BRAVIA CORE Calibrated Mode2
  • Acoustic Multi-Audio™ includes two sound positioning tweeters, in addition to traditionally-placed TV speakers, that enable sound to follow the action for a truly immersive experience. Independent amps are controlled separately to precisely manage sound positioning of these speakers in high tone areas, enhancing sound pressure and stability for more realism.
  • Acoustic Center Sync optimizes sound output from the TV and soundbar for a better audio experience.11
  • BRAVIA CAM6 accessory compatible and Ambient Optimization Pro15.
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TV.13
  • Minimalist One Slate design with flush surface maximizes the screen and minimizes the bezel, so users stay focused on what's important – the picture.
  • Two-way stand provides different stand position options, including a standard position to eliminate distractions and a soundbar position to elevate the TV and integrate a soundbar system.
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