Finding a 4K TV to perfectly complement the latest consoles can still be a challenge with the hurdles of HDMI 2.1 and variable refresh rate (VRR) support, but Sony’s latest slate of TVs seem perfect for the Xbox Series X and especially the PS5.
First off, Sony promises all its new 2022 televisions will support VRR right out of the box, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy constantly smooth frame rates with either console. Sony recently put out a new update for its current and new TVs that allows the PS5 to detect which TV you’re using and automatically sets the HDR settings – no more having to move finicky brightness and darkness sliders.
Of course, beyond software features, Sony has plenty of new actual hardware in the form of new TVs. Sony’s new flagship A95K Series exclusively features a new QD OLED panel in which each individual diode no longer relies on a white subpixel to provide luminance. Instead, Sony has applied a layer of quantum dots that absorbs light from the OLEDs and scatters it in various directions, and that in turn improves the viewing angles.
Another result of this new XR Triluminos Max technology is that no colors are washed out by a white element in the OLED panel. Sony claims users can expect 200% more color compared to other competing TV sets.
Sony also new 42- and 48-inch variants of its slightly lower-end A90K Series OLED TVs, finally matching LG’s options for compact gaming TV.
Sony has yet to announce pricing or release dates for any of its 2022 TVs, but this information is usually released closer to the spring.
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