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Sony launches BRAVIA XR A80J OLED TV with cognitive intelligence in Europe

Press release   •   Mar 08, 2021 10:00 CET

65" BRAVIA XR A80J 4K HDR OLED TV

— Pre-order another of Sony’s revolutionary TVs – the BRAVIA XR A80J OLED, powered by Cognitive Processor XR. Also ready for pre-ordering soon are the entry-level X80J/X81J 4K LED TVs —

Sony has informed that pre-orders will soon open in March for its innovative BRAVIA XR A80J 4K HDR OLED TVs and the entry-level X80J/X81J 4K LED TVs. The former are part of the much anticipated BRAVIA XR line-up based on the new Cognitive Processor XR™, which employs a completely new processing method going beyond conventional AI, designed to replicate the ways humans see and hear.

When we see objects, we unconsciously focus on certain points. Cognitive Processor XR™, powered by cognitive intelligence, divides the screen into numerous zones and detects where the ‘focal point’ is in the picture. While conventional Artificial Intelligence (AI) can only detect and analyse picture elements like colour, contrast and detail individually, the new Cognitive Processor XR can cross-analyse an array of elements at once, just as our brains do. By doing so, all elements are adjusted in conjunction with each other for best final outcome, so everything in the scene is synchronised and lifelike – something that conventional AI cannot achieve.

Cognitive Processor XR can also analyse sound position in the signal so the sound matches precisely with what’s on the screen. In addition, it upconverts any sound to 3D surround sound, to deliver supreme realism with an immersive soundscape. It learns, analyses and understands unprecedented amounts of data and intelligently optimises every pixel, frame and scene for the most lifelike picture and sound Sony has ever delivered.

BRAVIA XR A80J 4K HDR OLED TVs feature the exclusive BRAVIA CORE service. Pre-loaded on all new BRAVIA XR models, users can enjoy a selection of the latest SPE premium and classic titles and the largest IMAX Enhanced collection. BRAVIA CORE is the first in the industry to feature Pure Stream™ technology, achieving near lossless UHD BD equivalent quality with streaming up to 80 Mbps.

By combining revolutionary picture and sound technologies enabled by Cognitive Processor XR, an array of next-generation gaming features such as 4K 120fps and the breadth of content from the exclusive BRAVIA CORE service, BRAVIA XR A80J 4K HDR OLED TVs are a compelling proposition for anyone looking to elevate their viewing and gaming experiences to another level.

The X80J/X81J 4K LED TVs are well-rounded smart TVs incorporating several established Sony technologies for great TV-viewing, whatever the content. Similarly to BRAVIA XR A80J, they come with Google TV. You can use your voice remote to easily find your favourite movies, shows, and music or ask Google to find a specific title, search by genre, or get personalised recommendations on what to watch.

Pricing and availability

The BRAVIA XR A80J 4K HDR OLED TVs and X80J/X81J 4K LED TVs are going to become available to pre-order in March in select European countries, with deliveries expected in April. For more information, please check your local Sony site at www.sony.eu.

BRAVIA XR A80J (77”, 65” and 55” models) OLED TV features:

  • Cognitive Processor XR understands how humans see and hear, providing a revolutionary experience that completely immerses viewers in their favourite content
  • XR OLED Contrast 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
  • XR 4K Upscaling technology upscales 2K signals close to true 4K quality for incredibly real and detailed pictures
  • XR Motion Clarity technology controls moving images precisely to minimise blur so that pictures remain true with less loss in brightness during high speed scenes
  • Improved Acoustic Surface Audio+ technology including a front facing subwoofer delivers more accurate sound positioning and cinematic surround sound, providing pictures and sound in perfect harmony
  • Three-way stand provides three stand position options, including a narrow position for a smaller footprint, hero position to eliminate distractions and sound bar position to elevate the TV and integrate a soundbar system
  • BRAVIA CORE™[i]: In collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), BRAVIA CORE™ is where entertainment meets technology and was developed to add value and showcase unique Sony experiences. Pre-loaded on all new BRAVIA XR models, users can enjoy a selection of the latest SPE premium and classic titles[ii] and the largest IMAX Enhanced collection. BRAVIA CORE is the first in the industry to feature Pure Stream™ technology, achieving near lossless UHD BD equivalent quality with streaming up to 80 Mbps[iii]. Learn more about this collaboration here: https://www.sony.net/bravia-core
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TV[iv]
  • Easy connectivity to most devices, including Apple® AirPlay® 2 and HomeKit™[v]
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant
  • HDMI 2.1 feature compatibility, including 4K 120fps, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)[vi], Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)[vii] and eARC
  • Support for Dolby Vision® HDR and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio will transform entertainment with ultra-vivid picture quality and incredible moving sound[viii]
  • Ambient Optimization optimises picture and sound quality in any environment
  • 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
  • Netflix Calibrated Mode offers studio-quality Netflix content, and IMAX® Enhanced™ delivers IMAX remastered picture and immersive audio by DTS[ix]
  • Calman® Ready offers advanced calibration capabilities and the ability to fine-tune adjustments simply not possible through conventional picture settings

X81J (75”) and X80J (65”, 55”, 50” and 43” models) 4K LED TV features:

  • 4K HDR Processor X1™ reproduces more depth, textures and natural colours with Object-based HDR remaster technology
  • 4K X-Reality™ PRO picture processing technology upscales every pixel for remarkable clarity. Advanced noise reduction techniques and a special pattern database ensure every scene is full of lifelike detail
  • 50Hz native panel
  • HDMI 2.1 feature compatibility (eARC)
  • X-Balanced speakers deliver a powerful and immersive soundscape
  • Ambient Optimization technology with a light sensor automatically adjusts picture and sound to viewers’ environment
  • Minimalist design maximises the screen and minimises the bezel so users stay focused on what’s important – the picture
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TViv
  • Easy connectivity to most devices, including Apple® AirPlay® 2 and HomeKit™v
  • Support for Dolby Vision® HDR and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio will transform entertainment with ultra-vivid picture quality and incredible moving soundix
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant

[i]Countries and availability to be confirmed.

[ii] Number and selection of titles differ by model and subject to change.

[iii] BRAVIA CORE features Pure Stream™ which offers streaming between 30 Mbps – 80 Mbps. To access Pure Stream™ at 30 Mbps, you must have a minimum internet speed of 43 Mbps. To access highest quality Pure Stream™ available at 80 Mbps you must have a minimum internet speed of 115 Mbps. BRAVIA CORE is not responsible for network restrictions or available bandwidth. Network service provider restrictions and terms may apply.

[iv] Google TV integrated services are subject to terms and conditions and may change or terminate without notice.

[v] Apple® AirPlay® 2 and HomeKit™ features will be available on FY19 models ZF9, AF9, ZG9, AG9, XG95, XG85 (85", 75", 65" and 55") / FY20 models ZH8, A9, A8, XH95, XH90 / FY21 models Z9J, A90J, A80J, X95J, X90J, X85J, X81J/X80J. AirPlay 2 and HomeKit features require an iOS device running iOS 12.3 or later or a Mac running macOS 10.14.5. Apple, AirPlay, HomeKit, iPhone, iPad, Mac, and macOS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

[vi] VRR requires firmware update.

[vii] ALLM requires firmware update.

[viii]Consumers can enjoy movies and TV shows in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos from compatible streaming services such as Netflix through the TV’s native streaming apps or via a compatible streaming media player connected to the TV via HDMI. Requires HDMI® cables sold separately.

[ix] Netflix streaming membership required. 4K Ultra HD availability subject to your Netflix subscription plan, internet service, device capabilities, and content availability. www.netflix.com/termsofuse

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