Sony Bravia 2022 TV Range Announced But Be Cautious on Missing Features

"The good old "feature coming in future update" line"

Sony Bravia XR 2022 TV range
Sony Bravia 2022 TV Range Announced But Be Cautious on Missing Features

Sony wants you to buy its 2022 Bravia TV range and get the features later. This marks the third year that the company has announced new Bravia TVs with the promise of features that aren’t actually on the TV. This means when you take it out of the box, don’t expect the TV to actually do what it says it does on the product site. Sure, this is limited to a specific range of its new TVs but you would think the company would have sorted this out by now. Unfortunately, the Sony Bravia X90K (along with the 2021 X90J and the X80K, X95K) doesn’t come with VRR out of the box.

Sony says that the only new Bravia 2022 TV that comes with VRR pre-installed is the Mini LED Z9K. Other than that, you’ll need to take the gamble whether or not Sony will actually release VRR on the rest of the TVs this year. Keep in mind that even the 2019 Bravia range lacks full VRR support. In fact, Sony released the feature, it didn’t work properly and the company released a statement claiming it isn’t fully supported as of yet.

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The elephant in the room is hard to ignore. Sony has burnt its customer base in the past by promising features on its Bravia TV range that either doesn’t work properly or never arrive. This includes its blurry 4K 120Hz mode across its Bravia range and of course, the lack of VRR on many displays that have been on the market for almost two years now. It kind of sounds like Sony’s Bravia TVs simply cannot do VRR but the company lists it as a product feature anyway.

According to Sony’s gaming page, the company claims VRR will be fully available for the Bravia TV range and PS5 by the end of January 2022. However, the company listed the same footnotes back in 2021 promising the feature by the end of the year.

So if you’re in the market for a Bravia TV then you should be cautious. Most of the TVs both current and upcoming, don’t have all of their features available and there is simply no trusting Sony when it comes to adding them. Users on Reddit have also pointed out that the new Bravia 2022 TV range makes use of the same MediaTek SOC that has proven to be an issue in the past when it comes to performance. This also means that the Bravia 2022 TV range is still limited to two HDMI 2.1 ports.

Sony Bravia 2022 TV Range

Bravia Master Series 

The Master Series is Sony’s new Mini LED and OLED range. The company is moving away from OLED technology this year and embracing not only Mini LED but also 8K TVs. Sony says the Mini LED range will use precise local dimming thanks to increasing the number of LED lights in the back of the display while also decreasing the size of the LEDs. Sony is calling this tech “XR Backlight Master Drive”.

Master Series Sony Bravia Z9K MiniLED (85" / 75")

Master Series Sony Bravia Z9K MiniLED (85″ / 75″)

  • Cognitive Processor XR understands how humans see and hear, providing a revolutionary experience that completely immerses viewers in their favourite content.
  • XR Backlight Master Drive precisely controls our latest generation Mini LED backlight for extraordinary contrast of high brightness and deep blacks.
  • XR Triluminos Pro and XR Contrast Booster 20 combine to express billions of colours with exceptional black contrast.
  • X-Anti Reflection minimises reflection for a distraction-free viewing experience.
  • X-Wide Angle technology provides vivid real-world colours from any angle while retaining more colour and brightness.
  • BRAVIA CORE Calibrated mode
  • Acoustic Multi-Audio uses four frame tweeters at the top and either side of the TV, in addition to front-firing speakers and dual subwoofers, to elevate directional sound sources, ensuring pictures and sound are in total harmony for a more cinematic experience.
  • Acoustic Center Sync optimises sound output from the TV and soundbar for a better audio experience.
  • BRAVIA CAM and Ambient Optimisation Pro
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TV.
  • Hands-free voice capabilities.
  • Premium Remote
  • Minimalist One Slate design with Seamless Edge and a single pane of tempered glass keep users focused on the picture for a truly immersive big-screen viewing experience without distraction.
  • Three-way stand provides three stand position options, including a narrow position for a smaller footprint, a standard position to eliminate distractions and a soundbar position to elevate the TV and integrate a soundbar system.

Master Series Sony Bravia A95K OLED (65″ / 55″) 

Master Series Sony Bravia Z9K MiniLED (85" / 75")

  • Cognitive Processor XR understands how humans see and hear, providing a revolutionary experience that completely immerses viewers in their favourite content.
  • XR OLED Contrast Pro adjusts brightness for higher peaks in glare and deeper blacks in shadow while new XR Triluminos Max can access the widest palette of colour to reproduce natural shades with every detail.
  • New OLED (QD-OLED) panel boosts colour brightness by up to 200% compared to conventional TVs.
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+ uses special actuators to turn the screen into a multi-channel speaker so the sound matches precisely with what’s on screen. The TV includes two large actuators and two subwoofers.
  • Acoustic Center Sync optimises sound output from the TV and soundbar for a better audio experience.
  • BRAVIA CORE Calibrated mode
  • BRAVIA CAMmand Ambient Optimisation Pro
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TV.
  • Hands-free voice capabilities.
  • Premium Remote
  • Dual Style offers two different viewing formats – ‘front position’ brings the screen forward for the most immersive experience while ‘back position’ allows users to set the TV close to the wall, so it blends seamlessly with the room.  

Sony Bravia A80K OLED (77″ / 65″ / 55″)

Sony Bravia A80K

  • Cognitive Processor XR understands how humans see and hear, providing a revolutionary experience that completely immerses viewers in their favourite content.
  • XR OLED Contrast Pro adjusts brightness for higher peaks in glare and deeper blacks in shadow while XR Triluminos Pro enables a wider palette to reproduce each colour with the subtle differences seen in the real world.
  • BRAVIA CORE Calibrated mode
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+ uses special actuators to turn the screen into a multi-channel speaker so the sound matches precisely with what’s on-screen. The TV includes three actuators and two subwoofers. Two of the actuators are dedicated to treble, strengthening sound localisation and surround sound.
  • Acoustic Center Sync optimises sound output from the TV and soundbar for a better audio experience.
  • BRAVIA CAM accessory compatible and Ambient Optimisation Pro
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TV.
  • Hands-free voice capabilities.
  • Minimalist one slate design with Metal Flush Surface embraces the screen in a single pane of glass that’s naturally elegant and keeps viewers focused on the picture without distraction.
  • Three-way stand provides three stand position options, including a narrow position for a smaller footprint, hero position to eliminate distractions and soundbar position to elevate the TV and integrate a soundbar system.

Sony Bravia X90K LED (85″ / 75″ / 65″ / 55″)

Sony Bravia X90K LED

  • Cognitive Processor XR understands how humans see and hear, providing a revolutionary experience that completely immerses viewers in their favourite content.
  • Combined with the precision of a Full-Array LED panel, XR Triluminos Pro and XR Contrast Booster deliver supreme realism with deep blacks and intense brightness with a wider colour gamut.
  • BRAVIA CORE Calibrated mode
  • Acoustic Multi-Audio includes two sound positioning tweeters, in addition to traditionally placed TV speakers, that enable sound to follow the action for a truly immersive experience. Independent amps are controlled separately to precisely manage sound positioning of these speakers in high tone areas, enhancing sound pressure and stability for more realism.
  • Acoustic Center Sync optimises sound output from the TV and soundbar for a better audio experience.
  • BRAVIA CAM accessory compatible and Ambient Optimisation Pro
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TV.
  • Standard Remote features a simple, easy-to-use design that is effortless to clean.
  • Minimalist One Slate design with flush surface maximises the screen and minimises the bezel, so users stay focused on what’s important – the picture.
  • Two-way stand provides different stand position options, including a standard position to eliminate distractions and a soundbar position to elevate the TV and integrate a soundbar system.

Local pricing and release date to be announced.

Source: Sony Asia site

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