The new Sony Bravia TV range launched in South Africa last month and offers a selection of “Ready for PS5” TVs to choose from. In particular, the Sony Bravia X90H or X900H both promise HDMI 2.1 with 4K 120Hz and VRR support for the PS5. The AH8 only supports eARC. However, the TV range launched without the features and Sony planned on updating the firmware to enable it instead. It seems the company has begun rolling out the update to select territories head of the PS5 launch next month.
Users on Reddit were promoted to update their TV set to the latest software which happened to include the HDMI 2.1 feature in the changelogs. Sony then confirmed the rollout by updating their support site with the new features. According to the official notes, the new Sony Bravia firmware update includes 4K120 Hz support for the PS5, enables eARC and introduces the Apple TV App.
Sony said the other anticipated features including VRR (variable frame rate) and ALLM (auto low latency mode) will release after this upcoming 4K120 Hz version. This is after the features have been certified by an HDMI test centre. However, at least users know the Sony Bravia HDMI 2.1 feature is on its way. Take a look at the official Sony Bravia X90H change log;
Benefits and Improvements
- Introduces Apple TV app.
- Enables 4k120 Hz signal support for PS5™.
- Enables eARC support.
- Introduces a new parental control function that can limit viewing time.
- Solves an issue where channels switch by themselves after changing the channel order.
Previous Benefits and Improvements
The following benefits and improvements are also included in this update.
- Improves the general performance of the TV
- Only for use with TV sold in Europe. Not all models are sold in all countries.
Unfortunately, the update is not live in SA yet. However, it seems Sony started rolling out the update in Europe and the US so perhaps we will get it soon. The firmware update is V60384. You can find out more about the Sony Bravia Ready for PS5 TVs here.