CES: Sony adds more OLEDs

Sony has expanded its Bravia OLED TV line-up for 2018.

Launched at the CES show, the AF8 series has inherited the 4K HDR X1 Extreme picture processor and immersive Acoustic Surface sound technology from the company’s 2017 OLED A1 range. By removing all visible speakers and using the ‘One Slate’ design, Sony has enabled the TV’s sound to come directly from the screen.

The brand has also strengthened its LCD TV range with the new XF90 series of 4K HDR models, equipped with the X1 Extreme processor. This will be available in 75in, 65in, 55in and 49in screen sizes.

The design of the XF90 series perfectly matches Sony’s new Dolby Atmos-compatible soundbar, the HT-XF9000.

Both the AF8 and the XF90 series will support Dolby Vision – the HDR format from Dolby Laboratories. It is said to create an even more immersive, engaging cinematic experience with striking highlights, deeper darks and vibrant colours.

In addition, Sony Europe announced the XF85 and XF80 4K HDR series, which will be available in 2018.

Sony also used CES to unveil what it claimed is the world’s first 3.1 channel Dolby Atmos soundbar – the premium HT-ZF9, which is said to produce “virtual, three-dimensional, room-filling surround sound” from a three-speaker soundbar and subwoofer, without the need to reflect sound off the ceiling or use up-firing speakers.