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Sony OLED Demo Days: Day 6

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Sony’s new 4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme 

The new A1E TVs use OLED video panels sourced by LG combined with Sony’s superior video processing, courtesy of   the new, ultra-powerful X1 Extreme chipset. John Archer of Forbes had this to say about the X1 Extreme:

Forbes-logo“This chipset delivers up-to-the-minute versions of acclaimed Sony processing features such as its Motionflow motion system; its HDR Super Bit Mapping for getting rid of pesky color bands; its Triluminos color processing; and its Reality Creation platform, complete with consistently superb upscaling of high definition to 4K upscaling.

“In fact, X1 Extreme seeks to take HD to 4K upscaling to a whole new level by analyzing incoming non-4K source signals against not one but two built-in image databases: one devoted to noise reduction, one devoted to detail enhancement…”

Here are some of the other benefits of the X1 Extreme:

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Object-based HDR remaster
Now you can watch everything close to the beauty of 4K HDR. You’ll see contours on mountains, hidden textures on flowers, depth in clouds, and wildlife has the contrast and color of nature, for a more natural and realistic picture on screen.

Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR: There are thousands of tones, shades, and gradations of light in a sunset. Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR reveals them all. It creates a smooth, natural picture as you watch, without the “banding” that can occur on other TVs.

Dual database processing: One database is used to clean the picture, reducing on-screen noise. The other is used to upscale the resolution, improving clarity. These two powerful image improvement databases work together, dynamically improving pixels in real time. Each database has tens of thousands of references, amassed from our experience creating content for TV and movies over the years.

Dynamic Contrast Enhancer makes the bright parts of the screen brighter and the dark parts a truer, deeper black.

Precision color mapping independently analyses every scene and pixel so the perfect shade and tone are applied dynamically for rich, natural colors.

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Sony OLED Demo Days: Day 5

The greatest sound you’ve never seen

AcousticSurfaceTechnologyLogoUnlike most TV speakers, sound comes to you from the entire screen, immersing you in exciting new entertainment experiences. Two actuators behind the TV vibrate the screen to create sound that’s truly engaging. It’s pictures and sound in perfect harmony.

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Sony OLED Demo Days: Day 4

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OUR VERDICT

From its startling frameless design and stellar build quality to its jaw-dropping pictures and ground-breaking, room-filling sound, Sony’s first stab at doing a big-screen OLED TV is the definition of AV class.
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 OLED review on TechRadar

This well known source for tech buying advice recently reviewed the new Sony OLED models. Here are some highlights…

HD/SDR Performance

The 55A1 makes a compelling case for being the single best TV we’ve ever seen when it comes to showing standard dynamic range, HD content.

For starters, its HD to 4K upscaling is mind-bogglingly good. The use of a dual image reference database system — one database focuses on adding detail, the other on removing noise — and some outstandingly clean, crisp motion handling contributes to upscaled HD pictures that get closer to the look of real 4K than those of any other TV brand.

Sony’s Triluminos color processing also contributes to the quality of the HD upscaling, helping the 55A1 unlock subtleties of tones most other TVs just can’t rival when calculating all the extra pixels they need to add to an HD picture.

4K/HDR Performance

McFKyjxy6PrZ3Dm5b9hHFn-650-80The A1’s combination of extreme color finesse, outstanding light management, mesmerizing detailing and class-leading motion playback ensure that the 55A1 does an exquisite job with today’s Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and 4K/HDR streaming services. The gorgeous intensity you get with high contrast HDR shots proves right away that a TV doesn’t absolutely need huge amounts of brightness to make HDR look good provided it can deliver sufficiently profound black levels and pixel-level light control — two things OLED technology does uniquely well…

Even without using its Motionflow processing system, meanwhile, the 55A1 handles motion in films and sports broadcasts superbly. There’s hardly any judder or resolution loss, even during camera pans. That’s not to say Motionflow isn’t worth at least experimenting with, though. Its True Cinema and Standard settings both subtly improve motion without — especially in True Cinema’s case — leaving the image looking unnaturally fluid or excessively afflicted with unwanted processing side effects.

Dark scenes look dreamy on the 55A1, for numerous reasons. First, since each pixel can make its own light, when a pixel needs to look black it can be made to look pretty much black, with no light pollution of the sort you get with the external light sources used by LCD TVs. The lack of any backlight greyness in dark areas together with Sony’s exemplary light and color management also helps dark scenes enjoy excellent shadow detail and depth…

Finally, since the A1 uses OLED, you can enjoy all of its deft picture beauty from pretty much any viewing angle without contrast or color losing their intensity.

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Sony OLED Demo Days: Day 3

OLED pixels work individually and can be turned off completely to deliver absolute black. This level of supreme contrast reveals detail, depth, textures, and colors for a view that’s stunningly real.

What is OLED TV and what are the advantages?

OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) is a display technology that makes it possible to create even thinner TV sets than LCD or plasma, while at the same time making them more eco-friendly and efficient… An organic, carbon-based film is placed between two conductors and an electrical current is passed through, which causes it to emit light. This differs from LCD TVs, which require a backlight to create their brightness. OLED pixels are self-emissive and generate their own light.

The main benefits
1. OLED sets are lighter and thinner than LCD due to the lack of a backlight.

2. Better picture quality: Because each pixel can be turned off individually, OLED TVs can do their best to deliver an absolute black and infinite contrast ratio – the Holy Grail for purists.

3. Smoother picture for fast-motion scenes: OLED pictures are brighter and can achieve response times of less than 0.01ms, which practically eliminates motion blur.

4. Off-axis viewing is enhanced: Because OLED pixels emit light directly, viewing angles tend to be much wider, plus color and contrast stay the same from as far as 90 degrees off center.

Get closer to reality with Sony OLED

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Sony OLED Demo Days: Day 2

Revealing new experiences

Take the video tour above and and see how a Sony OLED TV can enrich your entertainment experience.

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Sony OLED Demo Days: Day 1

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The eagerly anticipated Sony OLED TVs are here, and they were worth the wait! Their self-illuminating, individually controlled OLED pixels can be turned off completely to deliver absolute black. This level of supreme contrast reveals detail, depth, and colors for a picture that’s stunningly real. Because each pixel can go from off to bright in a fraction of a second, there’s no blur — you’ll see everything in perfect clarity, even in fast-moving scenes.

For the ultimate in picture quality, these TVs pair the precision of 4K with the brightness and color accuracy of High Dynamic Range (HDR). You can now see the details you’ve been missing in previously hidden areas of dark shadow and sunlight. And Sony’s newly developed 4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme takes everything you watch and upconverts it to near-4K HDR quality.

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Sony XBR-55A1E 55-inch 4K HDR OLED TV
Sony XBR-65A1E 65-inch 4K HDR OLED TV