Sony's newest 4K TVs get their very own HDR video service
It would not be CES if Sony did not have a brand new TV lineup with a central theme, and this yr it is all about excessive dynamic vary video. The flagship, 4K-succesful Bravia X930D collection revolves round a brand new backlight format (Slim Backlight Drive) meant to deliver out the most effective of HDR’s vivid colours and improved distinction. The Android TV-powered fifty five- and sixty five-inch units even have refined shade engines that increase accuracy it doesn’t matter what you are viewing. Additionally, Sony is not content material to lean on third-get together providers like Amazon for HDR content material — it is launching its personal service, Extremely, that allows you to purchase and stream 4K HDR exhibits (sadly, solely from Sony Footage) on suitable units.
There’s extra HDR-pleasant hardware within the pipeline, too. Sony is utilizing CES to point out off Backlight Grasp Drive, a way that makes use of very excessive density direct LED backlighting to supply an “unprecedented” degree of dynamic vary, deeper blacks and as much as a four,000-nit brightness. It is ok that pictures “look like actual,” when you consider Sony. We’ll be the decide of that, however it’s clear that Sony is not about to let rivals like LG declare HDR supremacy.
There isn’t any point out of pricing for the X930D, however it’s delivery in early 2016 alongside the seventy five-inch X940, which ditches Slim Backlight Drive whereas in any other case sharing the identical options. And in the event you need not go all-out together with your subsequent set, the X850D is available in fifty five-, sixty five-, seventy five- and eighty five-inch variants that miss out on a few of the X930D’s distinction and lighting tips whereas remaining HDR-prepared.