Sony’s 2022 TV flagships offer QD-OLED and 8K Mini LED. Recently, Sony just revealed its latest flagship TVs for 2022, and there’s a major decision to be made between QD-OLED and Mini LED. On the other hand, the A95K 4K master series happens to be Sony’s very first QD-OLED TV, which promises to offer levels of picture quality that are even higher than we have already come to expect from OLED.
Sony’s 2022 TV flagships offer QD-OLED and 8K Mini LED
The QD-OLED panel is up to around 200-percent brighter than conventional TVs, Sony claims, but it also avoids making use of dedicated white pixels. What this means is that the color volume doesn’t narrow as brightness ramps up, unlike in traditional panels where a brighter white pixel is used to improve overall screen brightness.
No significant change in peak brightness, as a result, Sony claims, but a noticeably improved saturation at the peak brightness. Off-angle viewing is also improved, too, even over traditional OLED thanks to no longer needing a color filter.
Sony’s 2022 TV flagships Processor
Powering it all is the cognitive processor XR, the dedicated chipset that Sony announced last year. It has been updated for around 2022 TVs with new software, focusing on both picture quality improvements that you can measure, but also those “immeasurable elements” that improve the viewing experience in several ways that are less tangible.
To begin with, the chipset is used to build a depth map of what’s on-screen, and then avoid over-enhancing the background. That means the foreground subject stays clearly distinguished. Flexible color contrast controls mean that the XR can independently adjust the luminance and saturation; the 2021 software is linked in the two factors.
It is used to control CR OLED contrast Pro on the A95K, which happens to balance the brightness for higher peaks in glare and deeper blacks in shadow. Also, it makes use of XR Triluminos Max, for more details in colors. The A95K has Sony’s acoustic surface Audio+ system, Where Two actuators turn the OLED panel itself into a speaker, supported by two built-in subwoofers. Google TV is used, and there’s hands-free voice control.
Sony Joining the Mini LED
On the other hand, Sony would be joining the Mini LED Crowd. The Master Series Z9K Series 8K TVs and X95K Series 4K TVs also use the updated cognitive Processor XR, together with the XR Backlight master Drive for more precise control over dimming.
Originally Launched on the Z9D TV, which might actually depend on control on each of its LEDs for dimming or boosting, the system allows for less blooming without a sacrifice in an overall brightness on this new 2022 model.