Sony announces XG83, XG81, XG80 and XG70 4K HDR TVs

If you thought Sony had announced everything they had at CES, think again!

by Andy Bassett Feb 1, 2019 at 11:19 AM


  • After a raft of TV announcements at CES, Sony has now expanded its 2019 lineup with 4 more models.
    Coming in a variety of screen sizes to suit rooms of all dimensions and layouts, Sony presents an additional 4 series of 4K HDR TVs.

    These are:
    XG83: Available in 43”, 49”
    XG81: Available in 43”, 49” 55”, 65”
    XG80: Available in 43”, 49” 55”, 65” 75”
    XG70: Available in 43”, 49” 55”, 65” (silver/black choice)

    Sony has an array of technologies that it employs in its TVs and the XG83 boasts their proprietary 4K HDR Processor X1 with Object-based HDR remaster and Super Bit Mapping HDR technology. High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a way of displaying the wider dynamic range inherent in the original capture of content to give greater depth, textures and more natural colours.

    All four series use Sony’s 4K X-Reality PRO technology which upscales and sharpens non-UHD content to appear closer to the 4K experience. Sony’s well established TRILUMINOS Display is also present.

    In the smart features department, the XG83, XG81 and XG80 feature Sony Android TV which supports a wide range of apps from Google Play, including YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video and more. To make the TV and home even smarter, the XG83, XG81 and XG80 TVs have Google Assistant built-in. Viewers can simply talk to the remote using Google Assistant to quickly plan the day, discover content, or to play TV shows, films, and more.

    Please note that availability of some apps and services may vary with region.

    The XG70 has a built-in internet browser, Freeview Play and is a perfect set to enjoy shows and films through popular streaming apps with instant one-click access to Netflix and YouTube apps.

    The XG83 sports a premium aluminium finish while the XG81, XG80 and XG70 have a brushed aluminium-look bezel. All feature stands to conceal cables and keep them neatly in place.

    Price and availability have yet to be confirmed but this new batch of TVs demonstrates that Sony is aware that there is an important market of everyday users that aren’t necessarily caught up in the race for the latest and greatest technologies (OLED, 8K) and just want something with a good picture that simply works in the lounge, kitchen or bedroom.


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