New year, new line of smart televisions by all the important players in the industry, where we can obviously count on the Japanese giant Sony, which refreshes its range with several models, where the world’s first QD-OLED television stands out, the first company’s MiniLED models and also 42-inch OLED variants. On this occasion we will investigate the Sony 2022 TV Range and you are more than welcome to stay with us to learn about its news.
Without a doubt, the most striking thing about the Sony 2022 TV Range is the arrival of the world’s first QD-OLED television , which has been waiting for a long time.
What’s new in the 2022 Sony TV Range
In this sense, the Sony Bravia Master XR A95K will have the honor of being the first commercial television with a QD-OLED panel, a screen variant that combines Quantum Dot and OLED technologies to offer the best of both worlds in a single package; from the pure blacks and perfect contrast of OLED screens to the vibrant colors of Quantum Dot technology. As if that were not enough, they should offer a higher brightness than the average OLED TV.
The great shared virtue of the 2022 Sony TV Range is the Cognitive Processor XR™ , an exclusive processor that improves the reproduction of shadows and natural tones of the image, thus improving colors, textures and brightness levels, not to mention the technologies that benefit from this, such as XR OLED Contrast Pro , which focuses on improving what its name implies, contrasts. Netflix ‘s calibrated mode also deserves a bit of attention, as it contributes automatic brightness adjustment based on ambient light.
Similarly, all high-end TVs powered by the Cognitive Processor XR will be powered by Google TV based on Android 10 for a convenient home theater experience. We can enjoy from streaming platforms to take advantage of Chromecast, Google Assistant and Apple AirPlay 2 with these models.
Sony emphasized the fact that its 2022 OLED TVs will feature 100/120Hz refresh rates , making them ideal for gaming, and speaking of which, most models have HDMI 2.1 ports that support [email protected] video . PlayStation 5 consoles, Xbox Series and also the latest GPUs for gaming. Additionally, Sony promised that the TVs will feature low latency mode and variable refresh rate.
This is the Sony 2022 TV Range
The Sony A95K Bravia XR is the flagship of the moment, there is no doubt about that, but in addition to it, the company will launch the A90K, A80K and A75K OLED TVs based on LG Display’s WOLED panel type. The Sony A90K will be available for the first time in a 42-inch size in addition to a 48-inch size. For its part, the A90K should be seen as an extension of last year’s A90J (55-83″) that is updated for 2022.
For its part, the A80K is a direct successor to the A80J, while the A75K is a slightly more affordable new range of OLED TVs from Sony that will be available in Europe. It should be noted that this is the first time that Sony has brought OLED technology to the 7 series.
The interesting stuff doesn’t end here, as the brand will launch its first miniLED-backlit LCD TVs in the form of the X95K (4K) and Z9K (8K) series. With that said, it’s time to review the models of the 2022 Sony TV Range:
Sony Bravia XR Master A95K
As we mentioned at the beginning, the Sony A95K is the spearhead of the 2022 Sony TV Lineup and raises the bar very high with its OLED panel imbued with quantum dot converters (red and green) for better color saturation and higher brightness. In terms of sound, it consists of speakers with 60W output, 2.2 channels and Acoustic Surface Audio+ . Regarding connectivity, it consists of 2 HDMI 2.1 ports (4 in total) and Wi-Fi 5.
Finally, we find it available in 2 size versions in all regions, 55 and 65 inches, but we still have no idea of the prices in Europe or its exact release date, which unfortunately is a constant with these models. .
Sony XR-55A95K: 55 inches
Sony XR-65A95K: 65 inches
The Sony A90K series is a refresh of last year’s A90J series and also the company’s first OLED TV to be available in a 42-inch version . This shares many of the benefits of the A95K, minus the clear QD-OLED panel. Also, its audio is weaker compared to the previous one, staying at 25W and 2.1 channels.
- Sony XR-42A90K: 42 inches
- Sony XR-48A90K: 48 inches
The Sony A80K succeeds the A80J from 2021 in the mid-range segment. It also comes with a 4K screen, 120Hz rate, Google TV, HDR10, Cognitive Processor XR, HDMI 2.1 and is available in 3 sizes, including 77 inches, which is a novelty in its series. Interestingly, it has more powerful audio than the A90K, with 3.2 channels and 50W output.
- Sony XR-55A80K: 55 inches
- Sony XR-65A80K: 65 inches
- XR-77A80K: 77 inches
The Sony A75K missed the CES 2022 appointment and ended up being presented later and without much pomp. Even so, it is an interesting proposal due to the fact that it is one of the most affordable models in the Sony 2022 TV range, in fact, it is the cheapest OLED model on this list and even so, it boasts [email protected] resolution and the blessed Sony XR processor.
It should be noted that its design differs a bit from the rest of the models in its family and it also has a less capable speaker system, but also with Acoustic Surface Audio sound.
Sony XR-55A75K: 55 inches
Sony XR-65A75K: 65 inches
The Sony Z9K stands out for two very important things. First, it’s Sony’s only 8K TV for 2022 announced so far this year, and second, it’s Sony’s first LCD model to feature miniLED zone dimming . It supports 8K input via HDMI 2.1, but unfortunately it can’t decode 8K video as such.
It is an 8K TV available in 75 and 85 inches, with XR Cognitive CPU, XR Triluminos Pro and X-Wide Angle technology that promises to improve reflections. It also has the most powerful sound system in the lineup, with 85W speakers and Acoustic Multi-Audio.
Sony XR-75Z9K: 75 inches
Sony XR-85Z9K: 85 inches
Sony X95K 4K MiniLED TV
From 8K resolution we go down to 4K , where we meet the X95K, which has the same LCD screen technology with Mini-LED backlighting and area dimming that we talked about lines ago. It has the CPU of the previous models and therefore the same benefits, with the exception of X-Wide Angle , which is a function exclusive to the Z90K and X95K. It also has a sound with 60W power and Acoustic Multi-Audio speakers.
- Sony XR-65X95K: 65 inches
- Sony XR-75X95K: 75 inches
- XR-85X95K: 85 inches
The X90K series doesn’t have the same miniLED backlight technology as the previous two models, but it does have a way of zone-selective dimming, just considerably more limited. In any case, it is a 4K TV that repeats the same technical specifications , although the audio department suffers a cut and stays with 30W speakers , it should be noted.
The interesting thing about it is that we find it available in 4 size versions that we will see below.
- Sony XR-55X90K: 55 inches
- Sony XR-65X90K: 65 inches
- XR-75X90K: 75 inches
- XR-85X90K: 85 inches
The X85K is a mid-range 4K LCD TV without Sony’s more advanced audio and video systems . It still features Google TV, as well as HDMI 2.1 for 4K120 and VRR with game consoles and PCs.
It is worth mentioning that it does NOT have the Cognitive Processor XR; instead, the video processor is a classic Sony X1 chip. For its part, the audio department comes from Sony’s X-Balanced speakers . We find it available in 5 size versions and therefore it is a solution that can accommodate many budgets.
- Sony KD-43X85K: 43 inches
- Sony KD-50X85K: 50 inches
- KD-55X85K: 55 inches
- KD-65X85K: 65 inches
- KD-75X85K: 75 inches
- Sony KD-85X85K: 85 inches
The Sony X80K series is a more basic one, with 4K 50/60Hz LCD panels and Sony’s X1 processor. The HDMI standard is 2.0b on these models and speaker power is not specified. In any case, it provides the same benefits of a Smart TV with Google TV.
- Sony KD-43X80K: 43 inches
- Sony KD-50X80K: 50 inches
- KD-55X80K: 55 inches
- KD-65X80K: 65 inches
- KD-75X80K: 75 inches
Sony TV range 2022: Sony X72K
We arrive at the most basic option known to date, made up of only two models. Even so, it consists of 4K LCD screens, but the image processor is the Bravia Engine and it does not have the HDMI 2.1 standard.
- Sony KD-43X72K: 43 inches
- Sony KD-50X72K: 50 inches
Main features of the Sony 2022 TV range
|MODEL||SONY A95K||SONY A90K||SONY A80K||SONY A75K||SONY Z9K||SONY X95K||SONY X90K||SONY X85K||SONY X80K||SONY X72K|
|PANEL TYPE||QD OLED||OLED||OLED||OLED||LCD||LCD||LCD||LCD||LCD||LCD|
|SCREEN DIAGONAL||55” and 65”||42”, 48”||55”, 65” and 77”||55″, 65″||75”, 85”||55”, 65”, 75”, 85”||55”, 65”, 75”, 85”||43”, 50”, 55”, 65”, 75”||43”, 50”, 55”, 65”, 75”, 85”||43”, 50”|
|RESOLUTION||4KUltra HD||4KUltra HD||4KUltra HD||4KUltra HD||8K||4KUltra HD||4KUltra HD||4KUltra HD||4KUltra HD||4KUltra HD|
|PROCESSOR||Cognitive Processor XR||Cognitive Processor XR||Cognitive Processor XR||Cognitive Processor XR||Cognitive Processor XR||Cognitive Processor XR||Cognitive Processor XR||x1||x1||Bravia Engine|
|HDR COMPATIBILITY||Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG||Dolby Vision, HDR, HLG||Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG||Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG||Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG||Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG||Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG||Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG||Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG||Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG|
|SOUND||2.2c / 60W / Acoustic Surface Audio+||2.1c / 25W / Acoustic Surface Audio+||3.2c / 50W / Acoustic Surface Audio+||Acoustic Surface Audio+||85W / Acoustic Multi Audio||30W / Acoustic Multi-Audio||30W / Acoustic Multi-Audio||X Balanced Speakers||X Balanced Speakers||–|
|HDMI||2x HDMI 2.1||4xHDMI (2×2.1)||4xHDMI (2×2.1)||4xHDMI (2×2.1)||4xHDMI (3×2.1)||4xHDMI (2×2.1)||4xHDMI (2×2.1)||4xHDMI (2×2.1)||4 x HDMI 2.0b||4 x HDMI 2.0b|