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Sony’s new 4K TVs with ‘cognitive’ processors are being rolled out, VRR to follow later

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Sony just a few months ago announced its new range of Bravia XR televisions for 2021, including OLED and LCD models. Several high-end models will include an XR cognitive processor that attempts to mimic how your brain processes images by monitoring each frame of the video and selecting the most important areas to optimize.

Now new TVs are starting to ship including its 65-inch Bravia XR Master Series A90J OLED with the new chip inside. OLED’s incredible black levels and advanced AI processing won’t come cheap, as the sticker price starts at $ 3,999 (Amazon, Best buy), although the 55-inch model is a bit cheaper at $ 2,998 (Best buy, Amazon). Of course, for that price you could get the 65-inch OLED from last year (Amazon, Best buy) but without the bloated processor and other improvements.

If you don’t feel like going with OLED, there are cheaper LCD models available in the X80J line with Sony’s standard (but still well-regarded) image processing, 4K, Android TV and even super high. quality. Bravia Core streaming service. The 55-inch version costs $ 950 (Amazon, Best buy) while the 65-inch is available for $ 1,149 (Best buy).

One thing to know about newer TVs is that they include HDMI 2.1 functionality, but iust like on 2020 models, gamers will have to wait for my favorite: VRR. The variable refresh rate is available through Xbox consoles and PC graphics cards, but not the PS5 at this time, and it keeps the display in sync with system output to eliminate tearing and stuttering. When it works properly, it’s amazing, and Sony has said it will happen to these TVs in a future software update, but hasn’t put a deadline on it.


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