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Technology Sony joins LG in shrinking OLED TV to 48 inches

00:10  07 january  2020
00:10  07 january  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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The TVs the Android TV operating system (version Pie 9) for streaming and interacting with the television via Google Assistant built in to the remote, while also offering support for Apple Sony Master Series A9S OLED TV . 48 - inch . X-Motion Clarity technology will now be available for OLED .

OLED is increasingly being embraced as the TV technology of the moment, with the likes of LG , Sony , Philips and Hisense all using OLED panels for Downsizing to a 48 - inch model may not seem like a huge jump for viewers, but it offers a smaller form factor for those who can't squeeze a 55- inch TV

Not to be left out of the TV fun at CES 2020, Sony has announced its latest crop of big-screen televisions including 8K resolution sets in 75- and 85-inch sizes, new 4K LED televisions that max out at 85 inches and of course its next generation of OLED TVs up to 65 inches. But the biggest news is the smallest size: just like LG, Sony will be selling a 48-inch OLED TV in 2020. As the newest member of Sony's Master series high-end line, however, it's sure to be more expensive than the 48-inch LG CX.

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The Sony X950 is part of the new 2020 range

Sony promises the best picture and sound quality from the new range by incorporating several proprietary technologies. For instance, the company is rolling out its Picture Processor X1 Ultimate to every set of the new range, and it had previously been the reserve of the Master series.

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Now, LG is solving one of those two issues, and it should make the other more palatable too. At CES 2020, it's introduced the world's first 48 - inch OLED And while LG hasn't revealed prices yet, the fact that the new 48 - inch OLED sits at the bottom of the range, under the 55- inch CX model that used to

The 48 - inch screen size joins 13 other new OLED 8K and 4K models as part of LG ’s 2020 TV lineup, with plenty more besides with In an industry first, LG ’s 2020 OLED TVs will include the HDR Gaming Interest Group’s HGiG Mode, which will facilitate high-quality visuals along with the low latency

The TVs the Android TV operating system (version Pie 9) for streaming and interacting with the television via Google Assistant built in to the remote, while also offering support for Apple devices via AirPlay 2 and HomeKit and Amazon Alexa devices. In addition the Z8H and the X950H offer "Hands-free Capabilities" by incorporating the Google Assistant into the TV, available via built-in far-field mics and an "OK, Google."

Other features include something called Sound-from-Picture Reality, which attempts to align the position of the sound with the images on the screen. The TVs also include Ambient Optimization which auto-calibrates both picture and sound quality to suit the viewing environment. In addition they also offer Netflix Calibrated Mode, IMAX Enhanced and Dolby Vision/Atmos support.

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Sony joins LG in shrinking OLED TV to 48 inches . 11:45 a.m. PT: LG Display: We got an exclusive deep dive on the latest OLED technology from LG 's screen division, including some amazing curved and transparent screens that we'll likely see available later this decade.

LG Display revealed at a Korean OLED conference that it will start producing 48 - inch 4K OLED panels, which will be good news for video enthusiasts who

Interestingly only the X900H is listed compatible with the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard, now called NEXTGEN TV, not any of the other more-expensive sets. LG also announced a few models with the built-in ATSC 3.0 tuner, but they're all higher-end.

Here's Sony's full 2020 TV lineup.

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Sony Z8H 8K LED TV

  • 85-inch and 75 inch
  • Full Array LED
  • New Frame Tweeter technology vibrates the frame of the TV to emit sound
  • Backlit remote
  • Two-position stand designed for smaller TV cabinets
  • 4K 120fps compatible

Sony Master Series A9S OLED TV

  • 48-inch
  • X-Motion Clarity technology will now be available for OLED
  • Dolby Vision/Atmos support
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Sony A8H OLED TV

  • 65-inch and 55-inch
  • Pixel Contrast Booster, which enriches colors at high brightness
  • X-Motion Clarity
  • Two subwoofers for Acoustic Surface Audio

Sony X950H 4K LED TV

Vizio's first OLED TV is finally coming in 2020

  Vizio's first OLED TV is finally coming in 2020 It will come in 55- and 65-inch sizes, but pricing hasn't been announced.Vizio is best known for value-conscious LCD TVs.

LG ’s new lineup of OLED TVs includes a smaller 48 - inch size. The company is also introducing the Gallery Series, which are super thin, rest flush For those not interested in LG ’s luxury series, there are also excellent updates to the regular OLED lineup, and LG is introducing an entirely new size for

For Sony , 2020 will be the year it doubles down on its collection of excellent TV technologies, bringing many of its top-tier features to more models in its But sometimes, a smaller TV makes waves. Such is the case this year as Sony rolls out a new 48 - inch 4K OLED TV . The new, condo-friendly size is an

  • 85-inch, 75-inch, 65-inch, 55-inch and 49-inch
  • Full Array LED
  • X-Wide Angle technology, which promises better contrast and color off-angle and is now expanded to the 55-inch and 65-inch
  • Flush Surface design for "sleek, bezel-less look"

Sony X900H 4K LED TV

  • 85-inch, 75-inch, 65-inch, 55-inch
  • New mid-range Full Array LED model
  • Acoustic Multi-Audio with X-Balanced Speaker
  • Diamond cut bezel
  • NEXTGEN TV compatible

Pricing and retail availability will be announced in spring 2020.

Given that three more manufacturers -- Vizio, Konka and Skyworth -- will be offering (presumably budget) OLEDs this year it will be interesting to see if Sony can sustain a high-end range. Especially when models like the 48-inch OLED directly mirror LG's own offerings this year.

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