Sony Announces HDR UHD Android TVs

The hardware and software partnership that Google has created with OEMs has shown to be beneficial. Sony has been using on Google’s Android TV for the basis of their software while they continue to develop sophisticated hardware and display technologies in their TVs. Sony has just announced a new line of TVs, with both high-dynamic range (HDR) and ultra high definition (UHD/4K). This means games and videos will be clearer and have a larger range of colors. This should allow for an incredible viewing experience.


Although there is a lack of content, the TVs have the 4K Processor X1 engine which should upscale content to make it comparable to true HDR 4K video. It’ll be a fantastic display for whatever you want it to show.

In the X930D series of TVs, Sony is adding a Backlight Drive. This technology will create greater contrast by shifting the light source to various areas on the screen. On the X940D, the TV is using a full array of LEDs acting as a backlight. You should see the same level of contrast either way.

The TVs will be launched on sale in March, although you may not want to buy one immediately. The cheapest, the 55″ XBR-55X850D model costs $2,500, and it gets more expensive for higher quality models. Within a few years though, the price will likely have dropped sufficiently so that there will be little reason not to buy it.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub ( Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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