Sony 2021 TV Line-up: Prices and Features

Sony 2021 TV Line-up: Prices and Features
 
 
 
 

Every year, CES allows us to get a preview of new and upcoming devices and technology. During this year’s event, which was held virtually considering the looming pandemic, the TVs segment was exciting. Major players like Samsung and LG were present, as well as newcomers, and the surprises kept coming. Notably, Sony had some of the best TV line-ups for 2021. Knowing Sony, it doesn’t like to reveal details about its backlighting technology. And true to its word, it didn’t announce whether or not it embraced mini-LED backlit technology the way its top competitors LG and Samsung did. Nevertheless, Sony is synonymous with excellent processing and unveiled its most advanced processor yet, Cognitive Processor XR, along with five series under the Bravia XR lineup.

About Cognitive Processor XR

According to Sony, the new ‘cognitive intelligence’ technology, which is powered by a Cognitive Processor chip, brings new advancements in terms of artificial intelligence. “While the conventional artificial intelligence can only detect and analyze picture elements like color, contrast, and detail individually, the new processor can cross-analyze an array of elements at once, just as our brains do,” as per Sony’s press release on the TVs. “By doing so, each element is adjusted to its best final outcome, in conjunction with each other, so everything is synchronized and lifelike – something that conventional AI cannot achieve,” the press release continues to say. When it comes to audio, the Cognitive Processor XR can analyze the sound’s position in the signal, so it can match precisely with what’s on-screen. Moreover, it can upconvert any sound to 3D surround sound to give you a more immersive performance.

Sony BRAVIA CORE and Google TV UI

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Sony’s BRAVIA CORE brings the cinematic experience to your home. It comes preloaded on all new BRAVIA XR models, including A90J, A80J, and X90J. This means that users can watch a selection of titles from Sony Pictures Entertainment’s premium and classic hits. Being one of the earliest TV manufacturers to embrace Android TV, Sony has decided to up the game and get on board with (possibly) being the first to shift to Google TV. The Google TV UI focuses on content curation and discovery, meaning it gathers movies, TV Shows, Live TV, apps, and subscriptions, all in one place. Sony has added its own customization in the settings menu, like shortcuts to HDMI inputs, but the rest comes with the latest Google streaming device. Sony TVs continue to offer support for Netflix Calibrated Mode and IMAX Enhanced content.

Support for HDMI 2.1 for Gaming

Sony didn’t want to take any risks like in 2020 for failing to include support for HDMI 2.1 format. During the unveiling, the giant TV maker appeared to be committed to the format, integrating it on all BRAVIA XR TVs. For gamers, this means added capabilities like Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), 4K/120fps, Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) for a faster and better gaming experience, and eARC for higher sound quality. Last, but not least, the new Sony TV lineup comes with built-in hands-free voice control, eliminating the need for remote control. All you have to do is say “Hey Google” followed by a command, and you're set. You’ll also enjoy compatibility with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

The Sony 2021 TV Line-Up

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Sony TV 8K LED (BRAVIA XR) Z9J Series

  • XR-85Z9j
  • XR-75Z9J
Features that stand out:
  • Cognitive Processor XR
  • X-Wide Angle technology
  • Full-Array LED
  • Acoustic Multi-Audio
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, HLG
  • 4K/120fps, ALLM, VRR, eARC

Sony 4K OLED (BRAVIA XR)

A90J Series

  •  XR-83A90J
  • XR-65A90J
  • XR-55A90J
Features that stand out:
  • XR OLED Contrast Pro
  • Cognitive Processor XR
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, HLG
  • 4K/120fps, ALLM, eARC, VRR

A80J Series

  • XR-55A80J
  • XR-65A80J
  • XR-77A80J

A84J Series

  • XR-55A84J
  • XR-65A84J
  • XR-77A84J
Features that stand out:
  • XR OLED Contrast
  • Cognitive Processor XR
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, HLG
  • 4K/120fps, ALLM, eARC, VRR

Sony TV Full Array 4K LED (BRAVIA XR)

X95J Series

  • XR-85X95J
  • XR-75X95J
  • XR-65X95J
Features that stand out:
  • Full-Array LED
  • Cognitive Processor XR
  • X-Wide Angle technology
  • Acoustic Multi-Audio
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, HLG
  • 4K/120fps, ALLM, eARC, VRR

X94J Series

  • XR-75X94J
  • XR-65X94J
  • XR-55X94J
  • XR-50X94J

X90J Series

  • XR-75X90J
  • XR-65X90J
  • XR-55X90J
  • XR-50X90J
Features that stand out:
  • Full-Array LED
  • Cognitive Processor XR
  • Acoustic Multi-Audio
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, HLG
  • 4K/120fps, ALLM, eARC, VRR

Sony TV 4K LED (Non BRAVIA) TV

X85J Series

  • KD-85X85J
  • KD-75X85J
  • KD-65X85J
  • KD-55X85J
  • KD-50X85J
  • KD-43X85J
Features that stand out:
  • Edge-lit LED
  • 4K HDR Processor X1
  • X-Balanced Speaker
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR10, HLG, • 4K/120fps, ALLM, eARC, VRR

X81J Series

  • KD-75X81J

X80J Series

  • KD-65X80J • KD-55X80J • KD-50X80J • KD-43X80J
Features that stand out:
  • Edge-lit LED
  • 4K HDR Processor X1
  • X-Balanced Speaker
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, HLG
  • eARC

Sony W800 32-Inch HD LED TV

If you're just looking for a small TV, the Sony W800 32-inch TV offers HD resolution. It's run by the older BRAVIA engine, with an Android TV OS.

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