Sony Announces 4K OLED Bravia TV at CES 2018

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The 8AF will come in 55 inch and 65 inch versions.

As good as it is, Sony's also not going to be giving up on LED-backlit LCDs any time soon, and and so this year will see the X9000F get the A1's X1 Extreme processor, which it says will keep up the brightness while a new "X-Motion Clarity" piece of technology will sharpen images using LED dimming and backlighting to keep images looking clear.

The devices also feature Sony's Acoustic Surface technology, which vibrates the display panel to produce sound - minimizing the footprint of the TV.

The X900E was one of the best-performing LCD TVs CNET reviewed previous year.


Now, for CES 2018, Sony is delivering even better, more developed versions of these same core features with its latest television models, and adding Google Voice Assistant to them, much like LG will be doing for its 2018 releases as well. The 2017 A1E sold at these prices when released in early 2017 and finished off past year retailing for about $3000 to $4000 for the 55 inch and 65 inch editions respectively.

Dubbed the A8F, this new Sony OLED TV keeps numerous features that were popular from the original model, including the stunning display and Acoustic Surface speaker, but Sony has also toned down the design a little to make it suit every environment. The new model's stand is different, however, with a pair of legs as opposed to the A1E's central stand. The 77-inch EZ1000 launched in 2017 will be joined by the FZ950 and FZ800 ranges, both available in 65-inch and 55-inch screen sizes.

We're also waiting to hear about 2018 replacements for Sony's 2017 X930E and X940E premium models.

Also new for 2018 is Dolby Vision high dynamic range compatibility, an extra that last year's X900E missed.

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