Wednesday October 05, 2022

Sony’s QD-OLED TVs and Mini LED TVs are as expensive as you might think.

Sony today announced the pricing and availability details of its 2022 Bravia XR TV lineup. The 8K Mini LED series is the most popular. This is Sony’s first year producing Mini LED sets. However, the range also includes 4K Mini LED and QD-OLED sets. The price of giant-sized 8K TVs is not expected to be affordable. The Master Series Z95K MiniLED models from Sony come in at $6.999.99 for the 75-inch model and just shy of $10,000 for their 85-inch counterpart. Although the Z95K series will be pre-ordered this summer, I don’t think many consumers will take them seriously among Sony’s new TVs.
Next are the first QD-OLED TVs from Sony, which use new panels by Samsung Display. Samsung Electronics has a QDOLED TV on the market right now, and I was pleased with the affordable pricing. Sony TVs are always more costly than the competition. Sony is known for its superior image processing and accuracy, but the A95K QDOLEDs don’t come cheap.
The 55-inch model will cost you $2,999.99, while the 65-inch model will cost you $3,999.99. This is a rough comparison to Samsung’s $2,199.99 55-inch OLED TV and $2,999.99 65-inch OLED TV. Sony is a leader in picture quality fidelity if you are willing to pay more. Sony has announced that its QD-OLED sets will be available for preorder starting in June for US customers, and in Canada beginning in June.
The company’s X95K4K sets will also be a great option if you are more interested in the superior brightness offered by Mini LED. Sony claims that the XR Backlight Master Drive used in these TVs “controls thousands upon thousands of high-density MiniLEDs in precisely controlled areas to create an incredible dynamic range that makes content come to life with deep blacks and natural colors. It also produces phenomenal brightness.” The 65-inch X95K costs $2,799.99, while the 75-inch costs $3,799.99 and the 85-inch $5,499.99. The good news is that you can order the X95K immediately if you have the cash.
Sony also offers a new A90K Master Series that is targeted at gamers. These OLEDs are available in 48-inch ($1,499.99), and 42-inch ($1,399.99). While they don’t use QD-OLED panels they still provide excellent picture quality and full support of HDMI 2.1 gaming features such as VRR and 120Hz gameplay.
The A80K series starts at $1,999.99 for the 55-inch model. These TVs also feature full HDMI 2.1 support, as well as the best-in class built-in speakers Sony is known for. All Sony TVs have Google TV. After years of supporting Android TV, it has become very responsive, stable, and fluid.

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