Discover Sony’s 2016 4K Ultra HD TV Lineup

XBR-X940D

XBR-X940D – Image credit Sony

Earlier this year Sony announced its 4K UHD TV lineup for 2016. This lineup will include the XBR-X850D, XBR-X930D and  XBR-X940D, and will feature 7 new models. Available screen sizes are as follows: X850D – 55″, 65″, 75″ and 85″. X930D – 55″ and 65″. X940D – 75″.

This year, Sony’s big focus is on HDR or High Dynamic Range technology. This revolutionary picture enhancing feature will take HDTV viewing to a new level by producing a greater dynamic range of brightness levels, delivering substantially better contrast to the screen. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors.

All models mentioned above are HDR compatible.

Note: HDR content is now available through Amazon Instant Video. Netflix will start streaming HDR content very soon. In addition, the 4K blu-ray disc format (released date – March 2016) will also deliver HDR content.

Sony is also introducing its new Slim Backlight Drive technology on its X930D Series. This display backlight illumination design uses a precision grid array system to deliver light where it is needed most on the screen.

Design: The XBR-X930D and XBR-X940D will have an ultra-thin design that creates an expansive, borderless picture and mounts flush to any wall. Also, all models will feature a new stylish stand concept that Sony calls a Silver Slate design. This stand also incorporates a built-in recessed cable routing system to conceal all cables behind a rear cover.

For more on Sony’s 2016 lineup, see the info below provided by Sony.

2016 4K HDR Line-up:

Sony X930D

X930D

XBR-X930D Series 4K HDR LCD TV (55″ and 65″ Class models) and XBR-X940D Series (75″ Class model)
Available in early 2016

  • HDR compatibility to receive and process the new video standard signal with higher brightness, higher contrast and more vibrant colors.
  • X-tended Dynamic Range PRO to produce ideal contrast, enhancing HDR and non-HDR content by boosting and dimming the backlight levels precisely for each zone of the screen with unique backlighting algorithm.
  • New Slim Backlight Drive technology, which uses a unique grid array local dimming backlighting structure to distribute the backlight source more precisely to each specific zone of the screen while maintaining a slim display. (X930D only, the X940D is built in with slim full-array direct backlit LED.)
  • Brilliant, expanded color with TRILUMINOS Display, further enhanced for color accuracy.
  • 4K X-Reality PRO brings stunning detail using a unique algorithm from a reality creation database for TV broadcasting, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Internet video and digital still photos.
  • 4K Processor X1 to improve color accuracy, contrast and clarity of HD, 4K and 4K HDR video.
  • Supports Google’s Android TV operating system, making it easy to stream video, functions as a gaming device and providing enhanced features. Google Cast will provide users with greater connectivity than ever before by enabling them to cast content from mobile devices.
  • Voice Search and Voice Command available through a remote equipped with a microphone. With access to Google Play, consumers can enjoy what they like to do on a smartphone or tablet, from their television.
  • Sony’s exclusive Content Bar allows customers to access content quickly and intuitively without disturbing while watching TV by enhancing and shortening content direct access.
  • Features an ultra-thin design that creates an expansive, borderless picture and mounts flush to a wall. When hung against a wall the television is so close, and the bezel is so thin, that it can appear to be flush with the wall.
  • When the television is set on a TV stand or a cabinet its clean cable management keeps wires out of view and looks equally elegant when viewed from the back or front.

 

Sony X850D

X850D

XBR-X850D Series (55″, 65″, 75″ and 85″ Class models)
Available in early 2016

  • HDR compatibility to receive and process the new video standard signal with higher brightness, higher contrast and more vibrant colors.
  • Brilliant, expanded color with TRILUMINOS Display, further enhanced for color accuracy.
  • 4K X-Reality PRO brings stunning detail using a unique algorithm from a reality creation database for TV broadcasting, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Internet video and digital still photos.
  • 4K Processor X1 to improve color accuracy, contrast and clarity of HD, 4K and 4K HDR video.
  • Supports Google’s Android TV operating system, making it easy to stream video, functions as a gaming device and providing enhanced features. Google Cast will provide users with greater connectivity than ever before by enabling them to cast content from mobile devices.
  • Voice Search and Voice Command available through a remote equipped with a microphone. With access to Google Play, consumers can enjoy what they like to do on a smartphone or tablet, from their television.
  • Sony’s exclusive Content Bar allows customers to access content quickly and intuitively without disturbing while watching TV by enhancing and shortening content direct access.

 

Pricing:

X850D – 55″ $2,499.99 / 65″ $3,499.99 / 75″ $4,999.99 / 85″ $7,999.99

X930D – 55″ $3,299.99 / 65″ $4,999.99

X940D – 75″ $7,999.99

 

55″65″, 75″ & 85″ X850D – Now Available

55″ & 65″ X930D – Now Available

75″ X940D – Now Available

 

Updated on 4/11/16

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