Sony has started this week with the rollout of the Dolby Vision update for the AF8 series OLED TVs and the XF90 series LCD LED TVs from 2018. In addition, the latest firmware update brings innovations Android TV with it.
Earlier this year, Sony already rolled out various updates for 2016 and 2017 televisions. This included support for Dolby Vision. Owners of a premium television this year can now also use Dolby’s HDR standard. The AF8-series OLED TVs and the XF90-series LCD LED TVs have since last week access to the HDR standard. However, it may take some time for the update to arrive on your TV. Sony states that the updates will be rolled out in phases until the middle of June.
However, it should be noted that the support of Dolby Vision is limited, as became clear with the update of older models . Sony now clearly indicates that the support for apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video is direct. For support via an Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the player in question must necessarily have the latest Dolby Vision firmware. This is necessary because Sony makes the processing of the signal partly with the player himself.
After the Sony TV receives the software update, devices with Dolby Vision playback (such as streaming media players and UHD Blu-ray players) that are connected to the Sony TV by HDMI will also require a software update to support Dolby Vision playback through the device. For more information on the timing of an update, please contact the player’s manufacturer.