Powering Reality

Behind every Sony TV screen there’s a wealth of unique signal processing and panel control technologies working to create a picture that takes your breath away.

See what makes our processors extraordinary

Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate

Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate

Features included:

Object-based Super Resolution
Object-based HDR remaster
Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR
Dual database processing
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Precision colour mapping

4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme

4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme

Features included:

Object-based HDR remaster
Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR
Dual database processing
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Precision colour mapping

4K HDR Processor X1

4K HDR Processor X1

Features included:

Object-based HDR remaster
Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer

Individual objects - analysed and enhanced

Object-based Super Resolution

Our TVs with Object-based Super Resolution technology detect individual objects in a picture and preserve detail on screen. Hundreds of objects are identified and their resolution individually enhanced to give a picture  of exceptional accuracy and detail.

Making colour and contrast more real

Object-based HDR remaster

With Object-based HDR remaster, the colour in individual objects on screen is analysed and the contrast adjusted, unlike most TVs where contrast is only adjusted along one black-to-white contrast curve. Because objects are remastered individually, this TV can reproduce greater depth, textures and more realistic pictures.

Less banding for a smoother picture

Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR 

There are thousands of tones, shades and gradations of light in a sunset. Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR reveals them all. It creates smooth, natural 4K TV picture quality as you watch, without the “banding” that can occur on other TVs.

Without Super bit mapping 4K HDR
8 BIT SOURCE
8 bit source compared with Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR
AFTER 14 BIT PROCESSING

See more detail with databases for noise reduction and upscaling

Dual database processing

One database is used to clean the picture, reducing on-screen noise. The other is used to upscale the resolution, improving clarity. These two powerful image improvement databases work together, dynamically improving pixels in real time. Each database has tens of thousands of references, amassed from our experience creating content for TV and movies over the years.

1. Noise reduction database

Compressed noise is identified by the database which includes "before and after” data on what a picture should look like and removes the compressed picture noise.

2. Upscaling database

The upscaling database also includes "before and after" data which is used to upscale the signal and create a more realistic picture.

The power to enhance every picture

It’s the knowledge from filming and developing blockbuster movies and TV shows that makes our legendary 4K X-Reality PRO & X-Reality PRO chips so special. Patterns in each scene are analysed and enhanced by unique databases, finding the most accurate hue, saturation and brightness for incredible 4K TV resolution.

4K X-Reality™ PRO logo
X-Reality™ PRO logo
  • Bringing every pixel to life
  • Redefining realism

Millions of OLEDs, individually controlled

This screen has millions of self-illuminating OLED pixels that can be individually activated to reproduce truly lifelike pictures. Because each pixel lights up independently, you'll see more accurate detail, colour and shades in every scene with OLED technology.

Sony OLED TV with mountain landscape onscreen

Sony's OLED reliability

Our OLED TVs are designed to prevent image burn-in. The 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme and Picture Processor X1 Ultimate detects if there is a static image on screen and shifts the pixel to avoid burn-in or image retention.

A wider, more natural spectrum of colour 

Pixel Contrast Booster™

Our original panel controller for OLED maximises dynamic range by widening the area of colour reproduction at high brightness. Pictures are enhanced with extra detail and texture.

Unrivalled contrast – deeper black, brighter lights

The Backlight Master Drive™ can display an unprecedented dynamic range with incredibly deep black and dazzling lights, powered by the 4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme. This backlight system has an ultra-dense LED structure, a unique local dimming algorithm and optical design.

Backlight Control
BACKLIGHT CONTROL
Comparison of Backlight Control with Backlight Master Drive™
BACKLIGHT MASTER DRIVE 

Absolute control, total artistry

DISCRETE LED CONTROL

To get the best out of the Backlight Master Drive, a new, innovative algorithm controls the ultra-dense LED structure. Each LED is discretely controlled, creating a spectacularly accurate picture.

Light where it’s needed

Calibrated beam LED design

The Backlight Master Drive has a unique design which gathers LED lights in one spot, reducing light diffusion and the flare effect that can be seen on other full-array LED TVs. It ensures that each LED emits a straight beam for a clear picture which displays vivid lights and dark blacks.

Conventional design

Conventional design

Calibrated beam LED design

Calibrated beam LED design

Capturing the full range of dark and light

By precisely balancing the light output across the screen, dimming some areas and boosting others, X-tended Dynamic Range PRO™ reveals a brightness range several times that of a conventional LED-backlit TV. It enhances any source to near HDR quality with a wider range of brightness.

Making fast-moving scenes bright and clear

On some screens, sports and fast action scenes can seem to go by in a blur. Our latest X-Motion Clarity technology keeps everything smooth, bright and clear. Each ‘blink’ is individually controlled and its duration optimised, while brightness is boosted when needed, so you won’t miss a thing.

1. X-Motion Clarity

2. Conventional TV

A new viewing experience

HDR technology

High Dynamic Range (HDR) enhances the dynamic range of a picture, increasing the contrast between the brightest whites and darkest blacks. Every pixel is made more accurate, regardless of resolution, bringing scenes to life with greater detail. Movies and TV shows in HDR are closer to the original recording and the director’s vision with more brightness, contrast and colour, for a truly lifelike viewing experience.

A wider colour gamut

A TRILUMINOS™ Display excels at reproducing reds, greens and blues – colours that are notoriously difficult for TVs to display accurately. It reproduces the finest colour variations for the best pictures.