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We've tested more than 10 Sony TVs under the latest thử nghiệm bench. Sony TVs are generally a pretty safe bet when looking for the best TV for your needs. They tend lớn have great picture quality, a few extra features, and good màu sắc accuracy. Their build chất lượng also tends to be better than average. Their high-end and mid-range models compete well with other brands, although at a price premium, but sadly, they don't offer many budget-friendly options.

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Versatile lineup. Sony is one of a few companies that make both OLED & LED options. This means that you have the option to lớn choose either panel if you want to lớn buy a Sony TV, & both their OLEDs & LED TVs provide good picture quality. Great upscaling and motion handling. Sony TVs, even the cheaper models, vày better than average when it comes lớn upscaling lower-resolution content, và they offer the best motion handling. Great màu sắc accuracy. Sony TVs are known for their excellent out-of-the-box accuracy, especially the high-end models. You likely won"t need to get your Sony TV calibrated lớn enjoy the best viewing experience. Not advanced in terms of gaming performance. While high-end Sony TVs finally have VRR support after a firmware update, and they have HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, they"re not as good for gaming as the competition. They have high input đầu vào lag và lack FreeSync VRR support. High price. Sony TVs are most often be priced above their competition in their category, so you can find better value elsewhere.

Samsung TVshave a picture chất lượng comparable lớn Sony TVs, và in general, they're pretty competitive with each other. A big difference is that Samsung has better gaming performance, but if you don't need that, either brand is a good choice.


Sony andLGeach make OLED and LED TVs. LG is the dominant OLED brand for OLEDs because they have better gaming performanceand generally cost less. However, Sony's LED models are far better than LG's because they get brighter, have better uniformity, and usually have better contrast.


As a rule of thumb, it's pretty hard to lớn go wrongwhen buying a Sony TV, especially if you don't need it for competitive gaming. Their more entry-level offerings aren't great, but any of the high-end LED & OLEDmodels area safe bet. Their Google TV smart platform offers a ton of apps to download with an easy-to-use interface. You might paya slight premium over competing models, but you'll usually kết thúc up with a good TV.


Lineup

2022 Models

Sonyannouncedmost of their 2022 lineup at CES in early January 2022. It's an impressive lineup, with multiple high-end models that take advantage of the latest technology, including their first QD-OLED TV, the Sony A95K, and their first two Mini LED TVs: the 8k Sony Z9K và the 4k Sony X95K. All their mid to high-end models use the same processor, the new Cognitive Processor XR, but the entry-level Sony X80K uses the older X1 Processor và is limited to lớn a 60Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.0 bandwidth. According to lớn Sony, all models except the X85K will launch with gaming functionality, including variable refresh rate support, 4k
120Hz gaming, và HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on at least two of the HDMI inputs. Sony has also refreshed the remote on their high-end models, including a "Find Remote" feature that works through the TV's built-in voice assistant.

Sony uses the same naming convention as they've had in the past few years. Their OLEDs start with A, the premium 8k starts with Z, while the other 4k LEDs start with X. The suffix at the kết thúc of each mã sản phẩm code is K in 2022.

Model names

Sony doesn't release as many TVs as most of their competition, và some flagship models tend khổng lồ stay on the market for longer. They mainly focus on mid-range khổng lồ high-end TVs, with very few budget models. Their hàng hóa naming is easy to lớn understand. If the mã sản phẩm starts with A, it's an OLED, if it's X, it's an LED, and their Z Series is 8k. Next comes the mã sản phẩm number, and the higher the number, the better. Lastly, the suffix letter indicates the year. So, for example, the Sony X800H is an entry-level LED model from 2020, while the A90J is a high-end OLED model from 2021.

*K = 2022*J = 2021*H = 2020

Since 2021, all their TVs cốt truyện the same model number worldwide, making it easy to identify models if you're shopping from a different region. That's not lớn say they're completely identical, though, as there are some slight regional differences, và not all models are available worldwide.

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Sony Smart Features

Sony has traditionally used android TV as its smart operating system, và as of 2021, they've started to use Google TV instead. It's pretty much the same as Android, with a redesigned look and a few extra features. Those who already have Google or Android-based devices should already know how khổng lồ navigate the interface, while there might be a small learning curve for others. The great thing about Sony TVs is that they have Google Chromecast built-in, so you don't have to buy an external device to lớn cast compatible content from your phone or tablet. If you already have other Google devices, lượt thích Google Nest speakers, they'll easily connect with the TV, and you can ask your speaker khổng lồ play content directly on the TV.

Interface

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The interface is clean and pretty simple to navigate. It's divided into multiple rows, và each row presents content from different apps. These rows can be customized lớn your liking or even disabled completely. The interface isn't very fancy, which makes it much easier to navigate.

Ad-free


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While android TV occasionally didn't have any ads và there was a way to lớn disable them, Google TV pushes ads, & there's no way lớn disable them. You'll see suggested nội dung directly on the home page, & often it will be the first thing you'll see with a large banner in front. You can opt out of suggested content, but that just means you'll see untargeted ads instead.

Apps & Features


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As expected, Google TV offers access to the Google Play Store, which offers a massive selection of apps to download, even more so than competing brands. You shouldn't have any issues finding your favorite streaming apps.

Voice Controls

One area where GoogleTV excels is voice search, which gives you access to Google Assistant. Press the Google Assistant button on the remote and say what you’re looking for, và Google TV will deliver suggestions from the Play Store, YouTube, và relevant results from downloaded apps. It’s a convenient way to navigatecontent quickly, and it's often much faster than using the remote. You can also use it to lớn change certain settings, like asking it to lớn switch inputs or increase the brightness.

Remote


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The remote included with Sony is very similar khổng lồ what used to lớn be found with non-smart TVs. It features a full Numpad, as well as a directional pad & player controls. Nowadays, several remotes omit the number pad & even the player controls entirely and instead use on-screen controls, so it's a nice cảm biến if you like this stuff.

It has quick access toNetflix, YouTube, Disney+, & Amazon Prime Video, & it features a microphone that lets you use the excellent Google voice search. The remote with the 2021 Google TVs is nearly the same asthe game android TV remotes from past years. Most of the included remotes are black, but the A90J has a silver backlit remote.


Recent Updates

Apr 11, 2022: Verified picks for availability and updated text for clarity.

Feb 10, 2022: Added the 2022 lineup information và refreshed the text throughout.

Dec 13, 2021: Restructured article khổng lồ reflect user needs; renamed the Sony A90J khổng lồ "Best For Movies" and the X95J lớn "Best For TV Shows"; added the Sony X90J as "Best For Gaming" with the Sony X91J as a larger alternative.

Oct 18, 2021: Replaced the Sony X90J with the Sony X95J because it"s better overall; removed the Sony X750H as "Best Budget" because it"s hard khổng lồ find for a low cost, and added the Sony X80J as "Best For PC".

Aug 19, 2021: Updated text for clarity.


Conclusion

While they tend not to be the cheapest available, Sony produces great TVs. They'll generally be quite versatile, which helps lớn make them suitable for most people. The smart features can take a bit of time lớn learn for some people, but the overall package offered by their TVs is still better than average. At this point, it's fairly safe khổng lồ say that their overall reputation holds, và rare are the people that will find themselves disappointed by purchasing one of their TVs.