OLED might be the big news but LED still matters to Sony
While the main focus of attention will be on their new A1 OLED TV, Sony has also expanded their Ultra HD LED TV range with a selection of new models.
The new models are divided into several ranges, the top five series of which are the XE80, XE85, XE90, XE93 and XE94. All these models support 4K Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range (HDR 10) and the XE93 and XE94 also support Dolby Vision and HLG. The XE85 and above make use of the X1 processing system with the XE93/94 models also making use of the X1 Extreme processor.
The XE93 utilises the latest version of Sony's edge LED backlight that the company now calls the Slim Backlight Drive+, which allows the XE93 to be among the thinnest Sony LED TV yet produced. The 75 inch XE94 features a full array LED backlight whilst both the XE93 and XE94 include local dimming. The TVs also use X-tended Dynamic Range Pro, X-Reality Pro and a Triluminos panel, along with a new HDR effect mode which is available to boost the dynamic range of non HDR material.
Many features we've seen in recent Sony models are retained including the use of the Android TV platform for apps and services, as well as Sony's Content Bar. The XE94 comes in a single 75-inch screen size, whilst the XE93 comes in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes. The XE90 comes in 75-, 65-, 55- and 49-inch screen sixes, the XE85 comes in 75-, 65- and 55-inch screen sizes and the XE80 comes in 55-, 49- and 43-inch screen sizes. In keeping with everything else announced at the Sony press conference, no indication was given on pricing or availability of these new models.
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