The Sony TV 2020 lineup is right here, with the primary new Sony TVs now on sale in choose territories, and pricing info for the remaining flagship units slowly coming into view.
Sony is, as ever, one of many greatest TV manufacturers to maintain a monitor of, with one other 8K TV for 2020 (the Z8H), extra high-spec 4K OLED TVs (A8H, A8G), and a mixture of LCD units (i.e. the XH95) for the remainder of us. (Which is able to you select? Our OLED vs LED information could possibly aid you there.)
Add to that the XH81, XH80 and X70 4K HDR TVs, and there is already a complete host of Sony TVs so that you can peruse, need, and perhaps even buy in 2020.
Sony 2020 TV expertise
What’s new for 2020? Internally, not that a lot. Sony’s flagship televisions this year use the identical X1 Final processor as 2019, that means that, whereas there could also be some enhancements in how Sony deploys and makes use of that processing energy, these 2020 TVs don’t even have any extra computing energy at their disposal.
One new function is Ambient Optimization, which Sony describes as “a brand new expertise that optimizes image and sound high quality in any buyer setting.” It’ll allow choose Sony TVs to regulate the image brightness robotically relying on the extent of sunshine in your front room (or bed room, cabin, wherever), guaranteeing you don’t endure from an excessive amount of glare or wrestle with dim photos – say, as some might discover with the low brightness of OLED models, of which Sony has a number of.
New Sony TVs for 2020
Sony Z8H 8K LCD (available in 75, 85 inches): Sony’s flagship 8K show was one among two new units proven off at CES this year, with an X1 Final processor, 4K video at 120Hz, Dolby Imaginative and prescient / Atmos, Netflix Calibrated Mode, and even moveable toes for simple placement in your house. Its new ‘body tweeters’ ought to improve Sony’s Acoustic Floor Audio+ tech, too.
US pricing places it at $7,000 for the 75-inch, and $10,000 for the 85-inch, which is an effective sight cheaper than the $13,000 beginning value of last year’s Z9G model – with some UK retailers placing the value at £5,999 and £8,999 respectively.
US models: XBR-75Z8H, XBR-85Z8H
UK models: KD-75ZH8, KD-85ZH8
Sony A8H 4K OLED (available in 55, 65 inches): This 4K/HDR show might have decrease specs than the Z8H flagship, however it’s nonetheless a heavyweight in Sony’s 2020 TV lineup. Its OLED panel will guarantee deep blacks and unimaginable brightness management, with the X1 Final processor, Dolby Imaginative and prescient / Atmos help, and Netflix Calibrated Mode to make it shine. This year’s OLED additionally will get Sony’s X-Movement Readability expertise for the primary time, which ought to assist easy out fast-moving scenes.
The A8H retails at $1,899 / £1,799 for the 55-inch, and $2,799 / £2,799 for the 65-inch. It is now on sale, too.
US models: XBR-55A8H, XBR-65A8H
UK models: KD-55AH8, KD-65AH8
Sony A9G 4K OLED (new 48-inch size): Maintain on, is not this a 2019 mannequin? Right! However Sony is utilizing the stellar A9G to introduce its first 48-inch OLED show. Different producers reminiscent of LG might be doing the identical of their TV ranges, however Sony will nonetheless be one of many first few doing so. It is now accessible to preorder for £1,799 within the UK, with an analogous $1,799 pricing anticipated within the US shortly.
US models: XBR-48A9G
UK models: KD-48AG9
X950H 4K LCD (available in 49, 55, 65, 75, 85 inches): One other LCD set with the X1 Final processor, Dolby Imaginative and prescient / Atmos, and the Sound-from-Image Actuality tech for pinning audio to its supply onscreen. The 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch fashions have a flush design with minimal bezel, too.
Pricing begins at £1,199 / $999 for the 49-inch measurement, with successive sizes costing £1,599 / $1,399, £1,999 / $1,999, and (a significantly greater) £3,199 / $3,499 respectively. The biggest 85-inch mannequin is priced at £3,999 / $4,499 too.
Sony is making quite a lot of enhancements this year just like the enlargement of X-Extensive Angle expertise to the 55- and 65-inch fashions and improved Acoustic Multi-Audio, one of many largest points we had with final year’s X950G.
US models: XBR-49X950H, XBR-55X950H, XBR-65X950H, XBR-75X950H, XBR-85X950H
UK models: KD-49XH9505, KD-55XH9505, KD-65XH9505, KD-75XH9505, KD-85XH9505
- The Sony XH95 is the Sony 4K TV to purchase this year (should you’re not offered on OLED)
X900H 4K LCD (accessible in 55, 65, 75, 85 inches): A 4K/HDR set that makes use of the much less superior X1 processor. You will not get as superior image processing, however you continue to get the identical format help and full-array native dimming for detailed brightness management.
US models: XBR-55X900H, XBR-65X900H, XBR-75X900H, XBR-85X900H
UK models: KD-55XH9005, KD-65XH9005, KD-75XH9005, KD-85XH9005
X800H 4K LCD (accessible in 43, 49, 55, 65, 75, 85 inches): Identical X1 processor as above, however with out the complete array native dimming – that means brightness will not be as constant. UK consumers will be capable to select between the XH80, XH81 and XH85, with every various barely within the design, toes, and sizing.
The 43-inch model will value $699 / £649 (round AU$1,150), the 55-inch will are available at $999 / £949 (round AU$1,650) whereas the 65-inch and 75-inch are available at $1,199 / £1,099 (round AU$1,980) and $1,799 / £1,899 (round AU$2,970), respectively, and the range-topping 85-inch X800H at $2,699 / £2,499 (round AU$4,450). These costs are for the XH80 mannequin, with the XH81 and XH85 various solely barely.
US models: XBR-43X800H, XBR-49X800H, XBR-55X800H, XBR-65X800H, XBR-75X800H
UK models: KD-43XH8505, KD-49XH8505, KD-43XH8196, KD-49XH8196, KD-55XH8196, KD-65XH8196, KD-43XH8096, KD-49XH8096, KD-55XH8096, KD-65XH8096, KD-75XH8096, KD-85XH8096
X70 4K LCD (accessible in 49, 55, 65 inches): Possible the most cost effective 4K/HDR set within the Sony 2020 TV lineup, this UK-only set ditches the Dolby Atmos and Dolby Imaginative and prescient help for easier tv providing. Count on lower-spec processing too.
The X70 begins at simply £599 (round $740 / AU$1,220) for the 43-inch mannequin, with further 49-inch, 55-inch, and 65-inch sizes accessible – at £699 (round $860 / AU$1,430), £799 (round $990 / AU$1,630) and £899 (round $1,110 / AU$1,840) respectively.
UK models: KD-49X7052, KD-55X7052, KD-65X7052
Sony Master Series 2019 Models
Sony Z9G 8K (accessible in 85, 98 inches): An 8K surprise powered by Sony’s X1 Final processor, with a resurrected Backlight Grasp Drive from Sony’s 2016 Z Collection TVs delivers enhanced distinction and precision-controlled brightness – in addition to a devoted viewing mode for watching Netflix. Intrigued?
The 85-inch mannequin retails at £13,999 (round $17,675), whereas a monstrously giant 98-inch mannequin will bounce you as much as £84,999 (round $107,330). If the value tag would not places you off – or even when it does – learn extra in our five-star Sony Bravia Master Series Z9G 8K HDR TV overview.
US models: XBR-85Z9G, XBR-98Z9G
UK models: KD-85ZG9, KD-98ZG9
Sony A9G 4K (accessible in 55, 65, 77 inches): This second-tier Grasp Collection set makes use of the X1 Final processor to energy some critical 4K visuals – in addition to the identical Netflix Calibrated Mode because the Z9G.
With an OLED panel, you will even be getting some vivid colour distinction and deep blacks, even when high-end LED tech is beginning to give it a run for its cash. Talking of cash, the 55-inch mannequin will begin at $2,799 / £2,999 (round AU$3,970). Take a look at our Sony A9G OLED overview for why we gave it a full 5 stars.
US models: XBR-55A9G, XBR-65A9G, XBR-77A9G
UK models: KD-55AG9, KD-65AG9, KD-77AG9
Sony Bravia 2019 Models
Sony A8G OLED (accessible in 55, 65 inches): That includes the identical X1 Excessive processor and Acoustic Floor Audio as final year’s A1 OLED, the A8G / AG8 sticks to 55 and 65-inch fashions, leaving the 77-inch measurement to its Master Series OLED counterpart. In a snazzy design alternative, it’s also possible to regulate the peak of the TV stand to make room for a soundbar. Beginning at $2,500 / £2,299 (round AU$3,570) for the 55-inch mannequin, and $3,500 / £3,199 (round AU$4,999) for the 65-inch.
US models: XBR-55A8G, XBR-65A8G, XBR-77A8G
UK models: KD-55AG8, KD-65AG8, KD-77AG8
Sony X9500G (accessible in 55, 65, 75, 85 inches): Now onto the 4K LCDs… This mannequin nonetheless packs within the Dolby Imaginative and prescient and Dolby Atmos help of its dearer siblings, and the extra superior X1 Final processor for enhanced upscaling and picture processing. You get the welcome alternative of 4 distinct measurement choices, together with an enormous 85-inch show. Beginning at $1,399 / £1,899 (round AU$1,972) for the 55-inch mannequin – although given our Sony X9500G overview, you might need to maintain off.
US models: XBR-55X950G, XBR-65X950G, XBR-75X950G, XBR-85X950G
UK models: KD-55XG9505, KD-65XG9505, KD-75XG9505, KD-85XG9505
Sony X9000G 4K HDR TV (accessible in 49 inches): A mid-priced, X1 Excessive powered model of the above – and coming in at a extra size-friendly 49 inches. At the moment solely introduced for UK.
UK models: KD-49XG9005
Sony X8500G 4K HDR TV (available in 55, 65, 75, 85 inches): A step down once more, the X8500G / XG85 goes again to a less complicated X1 processor (no Excessive or Final improve) and extra fundamental backlighting and dimming zones.
Final year’s mannequin got here with edge LED lighting, which merely could not meet the calls for of in the present day’s HDR footage – however we’ll reserve our judgement on this one till it is are available to overview. Beginning at $1,099 / £1,399 (round AU$1,549).
US models: XBR-55X850G, XBR-65X850G, XBR-75X850G, XBR-85X850G
UK models: KD-55XG8505, KD-65XG8505, KD-75XG8505, KD-85XG8505
Sony XG83 4K HDR TV (accessible in 43, 49 inches): Like final year’s mannequin, the XG83 solely provides probably the most fundamental X1 Processor and 4K X-Actuality Pro Upscaler. You will nonetheless get 4K HDR footage. however they most likely will not look almost nearly as good as they are going to on the X9000F and above. That stated, you possibly can show HDR10 and Hybrid Log Gamma – and the XG83 sports activities a classy aluminium physique. At the moment solely introduced for UK, beginning at £999.
UK models: KD-43XG8305, KD-49XG8305
Sony XG81 4K HDR TV (accessible in 43, 49, 55, 65 inches): All the way down to the X-Actuality processor, that means you gained’t get as superior image processing as above, however you do get a far wider vary of mannequin sizes with the XG81 – with solely a ‘brushed aluminium look’ although. At the moment solely introduced for UK.
UK models: KD-43XG8196, KD-49XG8196, KD-55XG8196, KD-65XG8196
Sony XG80 4K HDR TV (accessible in 43, 49, 55, 65, 75 inches): Corresponding to the XG81, however extra fundamental dimming zones, and a 75-inch mannequin to make up for it. Introduced for UK / US.
US models: XBR-43X800G, XBR-49X800G, XBR-55X800G, XBR-65X800G, XBR-75X800G
UK models: KD-43XG8096, KD-49XG8096, KD-55XG8096, KD-65XG8096, KD-75XG8096
Sony XG70 4K HDR TV (accessible in 43, 49, 55, 65 inches): This UK-exclusive set is the runt of the HDR litter: a 4K-resolution show with HDR10 and never a lot else. You’ll get sharper photos than the Full HD units under, although. Out there in silver or black. At the moment solely introduced for UK.
UK models: KD-43XG7002, KD-49XG7003, KD-55XG7073, KD-65XG7093, KD-43XG7002, KD-49XG7003, KD-55XG7073, KD-65XG7093, KD-43XG7002, KD-49XG7003, KD-55XG7073, KD-65XG7093, KD-43XG7002, KD-49XG7003, KD-55XG7073, KD-465
Sony Full HD 2019 Models
Sony WG6/W66G (accessible in 43- and 50-inch sizes): When you’ve acquired a hankering for an HDR-capable TV however aren’t too eager on 4K, Sony’s entry-level W66G (WG6 within the UK) is precisely what you have been on the lookout for.
Good for Full HD HDR gaming, or simply squeezing some extra-rich colours and depth out of 1080p decision TV, this 2019 mannequin is a great compromise between value and efficiency.
UK models: KDL-43WG663, KDL-43WG663