Sony launched its first OLED TV series, as well as a five-strong LCD Ultra HD 4K range and four Full HD sets at CES 2017. That's 10 new Sony TV ranges in total. Read on for specs, prices, availability and more...

Sony made a splash at CES 2017 by unveiling its first range of OLED TVs - the Bravia 4K OLED A1 series - as well as a new line-up of LCD panels in Ultra HD 4K and Full HD.

New to the 4K OLED A1 TVs is the "speaker-less" and "stand-less" design. Inside of using conventional speakers placed at the bottom of the TV (or along the sides, or stored in its stand), the OLED A1 instead uses Acoustic Surface sound technology, where the panel itself vibrates and generates the sound. 

No speakers, just a vibrating panel. You'll effectively be hearing audio coming straight from the TV panel. Sony claims this will offer a much wider sound distribution to complement OLED's wider viewing angle. How well it sounds remains to be seen.

The "stand-less" concept is a bit of a misnomer: there is a stand that props the TV up, but you certainly can't see it from the front. All you see is the stunning OLED panel, rather like a picture frame on an easel.

Sony has also implemented HDR (High Dynamic Range) into every TV set in 2017 - including the Full HD screens - using the standard HDR 10 format. There's also support for Dolby Vision HDR on the OLED A1 and XE93 sets, too. So far there's no support for the new HDR variant, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), as used by the BBC for the Planet Earth II 4K trials on iPlayer.

Android TV is set to make a return as Sony's smart home interface and we're hoping to see the latest Nougat 7.0 version installed in the 2017 TVs.

And finally, none of Sony's 2017 TVs will support 3D.

No prices have been announced for any of the sets at the time of writing, but we will update as and when prices become available.

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Bravia 4K OLED A1

The OLED A1 uses the X1 Extreme 4K HDR processor that we've already encountered in its premium ZD9 series. It makes sense as the ZD9 series was launched in the latter half of 2016, meaning the technology is still relatively new for Sony (and for us).

Sony claims the X1 Extreme is responsible for delivering more accurate noise reduction and detail enhancement. And in the case of the OLED sets, the X1 Extreme is tasked with accurately controlling all eight million self-illuminating pixels on the panel to deliver the pitch blacks, rich colours and strong viewing angles we expect from OLED panels.

 

OLED A1 (55in, 65in, 75in)

4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme

Acoustic Surface "speaker-less" technology 

Object-based HDR remaster

Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR

Triluminous Display

4K X-Reality PRO

Dolby Vision HDR

Android TV 

Google Chrome Cast

Content Bar

MORE: What is OLED TV? The tech, the benefits.

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Bravia 4K HDR LCD

The 75in XE94 tops the 4K HDR LCD range

Of the LCD range, it's the XE94 (available in 75in only with a full-array backlight) and XE93 that stand out. The XE93 comes in 65in and 55in screen sizes, and offers Sony's new Slim Backlight Drive+ technology with a quad-edge LED structure.

XE94 (75in)

Slim Backlight Drive+

Full-array LED backlight

4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme

Object-based HDR remaster

Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR

X-tended Dynamic Range PRO

Triluminous Display

4K X-Reality PRO 

Android TV

Content Bar

Voice Search

Google Chrome Cast

Google Play

HDMI, USB

 

XE93 (55in, 65in)

Slim Backlight Drive+

Quad-edge LED backlight

Dolby Vision HDR

4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme

Object-based HDR remaster

Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR

X-tended Dynamic Range PRO

Triluminous Display

4K X-Reality PRO 

Android TV

Content Bar

Voice Search

Google Chrome Cast

Google Play

HDMI, USB

 

XE90 (75in, 65in, 55in, 49in)

4K HDR Processor X1

Object-based HDR remaster

Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR

X-tended Dynamic Range PRO

Triluminous Display

4K X-Reality PRO 

Android TV

Content Bar

Voice Search

Google Chrome Cast

Google Play

HDMI, USB

 

XE85 (75in, 65in, 55in)

4K HDR Processor X1

Object-based HDR remaster

Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR

Triluminous Display

4K X-Reality PRO 

Android TV

Content Bar

Voice Search

Google Chrome Cast

Google Play

HDMI, USB

 

XE80 (55in, 49in, 43in)

Triluminous Display

4K X-Reality PRO

HDR 

Android TV

Content Bar

Voice Search

Google Chrome Cast

Google Play

HDMI, USB

MORE: HDR TV: What is it? Where can you get it?

Bravia Full HD HDR

WE75 (49in, 43in)

HDR

Triluminous Display

X-Reality PRO

ClearAudio+

YouTube, Netflix, built-in wi-fi

 

WE66 (49in, 40in)

WE61 (32in)

HDR

X-Reality PRO

ClearAudio+

YouTube, Netflix, built-in wi-fi

 

RE45 (40in)

HDR

X-Reality PRO

ClearAudio+

No internet

 

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