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Sony 2018 OLED
The Japanese manufacturer introduces two new Sony 2018 OLED and LCD LED TV models in the AF8 series and comes with a large number of LCD LED TVs.
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Sony is once again bringing a complete line-up to Sony 2018 OLED and LCD LED TVs to the Netherlands. The Japanese manufacturer introduces two new OLED models in the AF8 series and comes with a large number of LCD LED TVs. The A1 oled TVs that were introduced last year will also be on sale this year. In this article you will find an overview of all models coming to the Netherlands and Belgium.

X1 Extreme processor and various techniques

Sony has more models this year with the X1 Extreme processor. This processor has to lift the images to a higher level, combined with the Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR and Dual Database Processing techniques. By analyzing the images in each scene and individually correcting the color and contrast of each object, Object-Based HDR Remaster gives every detail life-like. This technology also upgrades Standard Dynamic Range HD content to near-4K HDR quality. The SDR content is therefore converted to HDR by means of software. On top of the existing database for upscaling, the 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme has an additional Sony database for noise reduction. By searching thousands of image patterns, Dual Database Processing removes unwanted noise.

Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR should, according to Sony, provide a more natural image. Thanks to the 14-bit signal processing, the fixed color strips of 8-bit (FHD) and 10-bit (4K) sources are broken up and converted to 14-bit equivalent shades with 64 times more color levels. Faces, sunsets and other images where shades of color are important, must therefore be reproduced faithfully. 4K X-Reality PRO is also available for a detailed display.

As far as high dynamic range (HDR) is concerned, Sony chooses when we look at the top models for support of HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision. Mid-range series have to do without Dolby Vision. In the field of smart TV, not many changes have been made, although later this year Sony will offer a firmware update with which support for the Google Assistant will be added. This allows you to control the TV with voice, thanks to a microphone in the remote control.

Sony A1 oled TV series

The A1 oled TVs we know from 2017. These TVs have a unique design and come with the Acoustic Surface technique for audio playback. Thanks to this technique, the entire screen resonates with sound that comes directly from the screen itself. This makes a unification of image and sound possible, according to Sony. No use is made of conventional speakers around a standard device.

  • Oled panel
  • 100Hz
  • 4K Ultra HD resolution
  • 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme (Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR and Dual Database Processing)
  • X-tended Dynamic Range PRO
  • TRILUMINOS Display
  • MotionFlow XR 1200
  • XDR Contrast 16x
  • 4K X-Reality PRO
  • Android TV (Voice Search and Chromecast)
  • Content Bar
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDR compatible (HDR10 and Dolby Vision)
  • smart cable management system
  • Aluminum voice remote
  • Models:
    • 55-inch: KD-55A1 (3.999 euro)
    • 65-inch: KD-65A1 (5.999 euro)

Sony AF8 series oled tv

The AF8 oled TV series consists of a 55-inch and a 65-inch model. Many features of the A1 series have been taken over by the AF8 series. This model also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) and is controlled by the 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme image processor. It improves the color accuracy, contrast and brightness according to the manufacturer.

The AF8 offers support for HDR in the form of HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Dolby Vision. Just like the A1, the AF8 is equipped with Acoustic Surface sound technology. Thanks to this technique, the whole screen resonates with the sound waves and the sound comes out of the screen.

Sony has adjusted a bit in terms of design. For example, the AF8 series has a visible foot according to the One Slate design concept. At the rear is a subwoofer included and cable management system that can be folded for wall mounting. The AF8 is equipped with the Android TV operating system from Google. There is also the possibility to view personal content such as videos or photos and to quickly search the internet via TV via Voice Search on the remote control.

  • Oled panel
  • 100Hz
  • 4K Ultra HD resolution
  • 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme (Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR and Dual Database Processing)
  • X-tended Dynamic Range PRO
  • TRILUMINOS Display
  • MotionFlow XR 1200
  • OLED Contrast
  • 4K X-Reality PRO
  • Android TV (Voice Search and Chromecast)
  • Content Bar
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDR compatible (HDR10 and Dolby Vision)
  • smart cable management system
  • Rubber voice remote
  • One Slate Design
  • Models:
    • 55-inch: KD-55AF8 (2,900 euro)
    • 65-inch: KD-65AF8 (3,900 euros)
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The XF90 also offers support for HDR in the form of HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision. The TV is compatible with Android TV from Google and so games and Apps are available through the Google Play Store. Thanks to Google Cast , it’s easy to cast content such as Netflix, Missed Broadcast or YouTube directly to the TV.

  • LCD LED panel
  • 100Hz
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • 4K Ultra HD resolution
  • 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme (Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR and Dual Database Processing)
  • TRILUMINOS Display
  • X-Motion Clarity
  • X-tended Dynamic Pro 6x
  • Android TV (Voice Search and Chromecast)
  • Content Bar
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDR compatible (HDR10 and Dolby Vision)
  • smart cable management system
  • Standard voice remote
  • Slim Aluminum Design
  • Models:
    • 49-inch: KD-49XF9005
    • 55-inch: KD-55XF9005 (1,899 euros)
    • 65-inch: KD-65XF9005 (2,799 euro)
    • 75-inch: KD-75XF9005 (4.499 euro)

Sony XF85 series LCD LED TVs

A step lower we see the XF85 series back. The XF85 models come in a 43-49, 55, 65, 75, and 85-inch format. These TVs have a different design and slightly lesser image techniques. Dolby Vision is also absent.

  • LCD LED panel
  • 100Hz
  • Edge lit LED
  • 4K Ultra HD resolution
  • 4K HDR Processor X1
  • TRILUMINOS Display
  • MotionFlow XR 1000 Hz (8505 models are 800Hz)
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
  • Android TV (Voice Search and Chromecast)
  • Content Bar
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDR compatible (HDR10)
  • smart cable management system
  • Standard / aluminum voice remote
  • Slim Aluminum Design
  • Models:
    • 43-inch: KD-43XF8505 / KD-43XF8577 / KD-43XF8596 / KD-43XF8599
    • 49-inch: KD-49XF8505 / KD-49XF8577 / KD-49XF8596 / KD-49XF8599
    • 55-inch: KD-55XF8505 / KD-55XF8577 / KD-55XF8596 / KD-55XF8599
    • 65-inch: KD-65XF8505 / KD-65XF8577 / KD-65XF8596 / KD-65XF8599
    • 75-inch: KD-75XF8596
    • 85-inch: KD-85XF8596

Sony XF83 series LCD LED TVs

The XF83 series will be available in a 60- and 70-inch format and is equipped with the 4K HDR Processor X1. It is in particular the screen format that differs from the XF85 series.

  • LCD LED panel
  • 100Hz
  • Edge lit LED
  • 4K Ultra HD resolution
  • 4K HDR Processor X1
  • TRILUMINOS Display
  • MotionFlow XR 800 Hz
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
  • Android TV (Voice Search and Chromecast)
  • Content Bar
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDR compatible (HDR10)
  • smart cable management system
  • Standard / aluminum voice remote
  • Slim Aluminum Design
  • Models:
    • 60-inch: KD-60XF8305
    • 70-inch: KD-70XF8305

Sony XF80 series LCD LED TVs

The XF80 series consists of a 43-, 49- and 55-inch variant. The XF80 models should be without Dolby vision support. In addition, the 4K HDR X1 processor has disappeared.

  • LCD LED panel
  • 50Hz
  • Edge lit LED
  • 4K Ultra HD resolution
  • 4K X-Reality Pro
  • TRILUMINOS Display
  • MotionFlow XR 400 Hz
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
  • Android TV (Voice Search and Chromecast)
  • Content Bar
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDR compatible
  • smart cable management system
  • Standard voice remote
  • Smart Bezel Design
  • Models:
    • 43-inch: KD-43XF8096
    • 49-inch: KD-49XF8096
    • 55-inch: KD-55XF8096

Sony XF75 series LCD LED TVs

Another step lower we see the XF75 models back, but these TVs only differ in terms of design. The other specifications correspond to the XF80 models.

  • LCD LED panel
  • 50Hz
  • Edge lit LED
  • 4K Ultra HD resolution
  • 4K X-Reality Pro
  • TRILUMINOS Display
  • MotionFlow XR 400 Hz
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
  • Android TV (Voice Search and Chromecast)
  • Content Bar
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDR compatible
  • smart cable management system
  • Standard voice remote
  • Slim Rounded Bezel Design
  • Models:
    • 43-inch: KD-43XF7596
    • 49-inch: KD-49XF7596
    • 55-inch: KD-55XF7596
    • 65-inch: KD-65XF7596

Sony XF70 series LCD LED TVs

The budget models Ultra HD TVs can be seen in the XF70 series. These TVs have to do without many smart functions (no Android TV) but offer high 4K resolution and HDR support.

  • LCD LED panel
  • 50Hz
  • Edge lit LED
  • 4K Ultra HD resolution
  • 4K X-Reality Pro
  • MotionFlow XR 400 Hz
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
  • YouTube, Netflix, Videoland, etc
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDR compatible
  • smart cable management system
  • Standard voice remote
  • Models:
    • 43-inch: KD-43XF7000, KD-43XF7003, KD-43XF7004, KD-43XF7005, KD-43XF7077, KD-43XF7096
    • 49-inch: KD-49XF7000, KD-49XF7003, KD-49XF7004, KD-49XF7005, KD-49XF7077, KD-49XF7096
    • 55-inch: KD-55XF7000, KD-55XF7003, KD-55XF7004, KD-55XF7005, KD-55XF7077, KD-55XF7096
    • 65-inch: KD-65XF7000, KD-65XF7003, KD-65XF7004, KD-65XF7005, KD-65XF7077, KD-65XF7096

Sony WF66 series LCD LED TVs

In the WF66 series we see the first Full HD models from Sony. These TVs come without Android TV but do offer support for HDR.

  • LCD LED panel
  • 50Hz
  • Edge lit LED
  • Full HD resolution
  • X-Reality Pro
  • MotionFlow XR 200 Hz
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDR compatible
  • smart cable management system
  • Models:
    • 43-inch: KDL-43WF660 / KDL-43WF663 / KDL-43WF665
    • 50-inch: KDL-50WF660 / KDL-50WF663 / KDL-50WF665

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