Sony has announced the arrival of its best LCD TV for 2021. The highly anticipated Sony X95J will be available for purchase in June in the UK and is even already open for pre-order in some regions in panel sizes of 75 inches and 85 inches. The 65-inch model will be released later this year.
The X95J features Sony’s all-new XR Cognitive Processor – an image processor that aims to add a more human perspective and enhancement to every sound and image – as well as a full-matrix 4K HDR panel with X-Wide Angle. and X-Anti-Reflection Technologies.
These IMAX Enhanced Certified TVs have much of the premium look and feel of the 2021 Series Master Series sets. They feature aluminum backlit voice remotes as well as the ultra slim Seamless Edge Bezel design. There is a three-way bracket on the two larger panel sizes with a center position not required for the smaller 65-inch variant.
The X95J gets the slightly lowered version of Sony Contrast Booster technology, XR Contrast Booster 10. It is designed to increase maximum brightness while keeping whites and blacks well exposed in the image. X95J owners also get 12 months of access to Sony’s Bravia CORE high bit rate streaming service with credits for five movie purchases.
Like all TVs in the Sony 2021 range, the X95J benefits from Sony’s ambient optimization technology, Dolby Vision HDR, AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth with A2DP. There are HDMI 2.1 features, such as 4K 120fps, VRR (if available), and ALLM, and it’s also one of the first Sony bundles to move from Android TV to the Google TV platform.
There’s no pricing for the X95J right now, but the fact that the 65in X90J is selling for £ 1,799 should be a good steer.
If those high-end widescreen LCD TVs are a bit off the budget, then take a look at the Sony X85J line, which Sony has also confirmed for release in June today.
The X85J is a side-lit LED TV with no local dimming capability. It’s available in 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch, and 85-inch sizes, but doesn’t receive the XR Cognitive Processor. Instead, it makes do with the high-performance X1 processor from the 2020 lineup, which means there’s no XR Contrast Booster or 3D Sound Upscaling either.
Sony’s X-Balanced speaker system does support sound, but there’s still Google TV and most of the other supporting tech mentioned above, along with Sony’s high-performance motion processing. Again, no pricing is available at this time.
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