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Sony launches BRAVIA XR A80J OLED TV with cognitive intelligence in Europe

If you saw our post the other week on Sony’s amazing Sony BRAVIA XR Master Series A90J, this will also be right up your street and while just as classy, maybe a little more affordable to the modern, every day user. Let’s face it, TV’s are getting better and better and Sony are pretty much leading the way, well, for us anyway… and with that in mind, it’s time to get excited because the new and innovative BRAVIA XR A80J 4K HDR OLED TVs and the entry-level X80J/X81J 4K LED TVs, are now very soon for pre-order!

The former are part of the much anticipated BRAVIA XR line-up based on the new Cognitive Processor XR™, which employs a completely new processing method going beyond conventional AI, designed to replicate the ways humans see and hear. 

What does ‘Cognitive Processor XR™‘ mean?

When we see objects, we unconsciously focus on certain points. Cognitive Processor XR™, powered by cognitive intelligence, divides the screen into numerous zones and detects where the ‘focal point’ is in the picture. While conventional Artificial Intelligence (AI) can only detect and analyse picture elements like colour, contrast and detail individually, the new Cognitive Processor XR can cross-analyse an array of elements at once, just as our brains do. By doing so, all elements are adjusted in conjunction with each other for best final outcome, so everything in the scene is synchronised and lifelike – something that conventional AI cannot achieve.

Cognitive Processor XR can also analyse sound position in the signal so the sound matches precisely with what’s on the screen. In addition, it upconverts any sound to 3D surround sound, to deliver supreme realism with an immersive soundscape. It learns, analyses and understands unprecedented amounts of data and intelligently optimises every pixel, frame and scene for the most lifelike picture and sound Sony has ever delivered.

BRAVIA XR A80J 4K HDR OLED TVs feature the exclusive BRAVIA CORE service. Pre-loaded on all new BRAVIA XR models, users can enjoy a selection of the latest SPE premium and classic titles and the largest IMAX Enhanced collection. BRAVIA CORE is the first in the industry to feature Pure Stream™ technology, achieving near lossless UHD BD equivalent quality with streaming up to 80 Mbps. 

By combining revolutionary picture and sound technologies enabled by Cognitive Processor XR, an array of next-generation gaming features such as 4K 120fps and the breadth of content from the exclusive BRAVIA CORE service, BRAVIA XR A80J 4K HDR OLED TVs are a compelling proposition for anyone looking to elevate their viewing and gaming experiences to another level.

BRAVIA XR A80J (77”, 65” and 55” models) OLED TV features:

  • Cognitive Processor XR understands how humans see and hear, providing a revolutionary experience that completely immerses viewers in their favourite content
  • XR OLED Contrast adjusts brightness for higher peaks in glare and deeper blacks in shadow while XR Triluminos Pro enables a wider palette to reproduce each colour with the subtle differences seen in the real world
  • XR 4K Upscaling technology upscales 2K signals close to true 4K quality for incredibly real and detailed pictures
  • XR Motion Clarity technology controls moving images precisely to minimise blur so that pictures remain true with less loss in brightness during high speed scenes
  • Improved Acoustic Surface Audio+ technology including a front facing subwoofer delivers more accurate sound positioning and cinematic surround sound, providing pictures and sound in perfect harmony
  • Three-way stand provides three stand position options, including a narrow position for a smaller footprint, hero position to eliminate distractions and sound bar position to elevate the TV and integrate a soundbar system
  • BRAVIA CORE™[i]: In collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), BRAVIA CORE™ is where entertainment meets technology and was developed to add value and showcase unique Sony experiences. Pre-loaded on all new BRAVIA XR models, users can enjoy a selection of the latest SPE premium and classic titles and the largest IMAX Enhanced collection. BRAVIA CORE is the first in the industry to feature Pure Stream™ technology, achieving near lossless UHD BD equivalent quality with streaming up to 80 Mbps. Learn more about this collaboration here: https://www.sony.net/bravia-core
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TV
  • Easy connectivity to most devices, including Apple® AirPlay® 2 and HomeKit™
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant
  • HDMI 2.1 feature compatibility, including 4K 120fps, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and eARC
  • Support for Dolby Vision® HDR and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio will transform entertainment with ultra-vivid picture quality and incredible moving sound
  • Ambient Optimization optimises picture and sound quality in any environment
  • Minimalist one slate design with Metal Flush Surface embraces the screen in a single pane of glass that’s naturally elegant and keeps viewers focused on the picture without distraction
  • Netflix Calibrated Mode offers studio-quality Netflix content, and IMAX® Enhanced™ delivers IMAX remastered picture and immersive audio by DTS
  • Calman® Ready offers advanced calibration capabilities and the ability to fine-tune adjustments simply not possible through conventional picture settings

X81J (75”) and X80J (65”, 55”, 50” and 43” models) 4K LED TV features:

  • 4K HDR Processor X1™ reproduces more depth, textures and natural colours with Object-based HDR remaster technology
  • 4K X-Reality™ PRO picture processing technology upscales every pixel for remarkable clarity. Advanced noise reduction techniques and a special pattern database ensure every scene is full of lifelike detail
  • HDMI 2.1 feature compatibility (eARC)
  • X-Balanced speakers deliver a powerful and immersive soundscape
  • Ambient Optimization technology with a light sensor automatically adjusts picture and sound to viewers’ environment
  • Minimalist design maximises the screen and minimises the bezel so users stay focused on what’s important – the picture
  • Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TViv
  • Easy connectivity to most devices, including Apple® AirPlay® 2 and HomeKit™v
  • Support for Dolby Vision® HDR and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio will transform entertainment with ultra-vivid picture quality and incredible moving soundix
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistan

Pricing and availability

The BRAVIA XR A80J 4K HDR OLED TVs and X80J/X81J 4K LED TVs will become available to pre-order very soon. For more information visit: www.sony.co.uk / www.sony.ie

ModelUK pricingIrish pricing
55” A80J£1999ERP€2299ERP
65” A80J£2699ERP€3149ERP
77” A80J£4199ERP€4949ERP
43” X80/X81J£699€799
50” X80/X81J£799€929
55” X80/X81J£899€1049
65” X80/X81J£1049€1249
75” X81J£1499€1749

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