Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Sony's latest 4K OLED and LCD TVs add Dolby Vision HDR

Sony's latest 4K OLED and LCD TVs add Dolby Vision HDR

Starting things off, we have the 2018 Sony OLED lineup, which consists of the replacement to last years A1E. We don't know yet if they'll come with the full-array LED backlighting of the X940E single size 2017 flagship model or the 55 and 65 inch X900E's and X930E edge-lit backlighting that we were rather impressed with in our 2017 reviews due to their exceptionally high peak brightness and remarkably good local dimming by edge-lit TV display standards.

If those OLED TVs are a little too expensive, then Sony is still offering LCD options as well, with the X900F series. AF8 is the name of Sony's 2018's 4K OLED series and, perhaps a touch anti-climactically, it features the same 4K HDR X1 Extreme processor and Acoustic Surface technology we've seen on the A1. Unlike the traditional, mediocre side or bottom speakers usually found on a TV, Sony's Acoustic Surface makes it seem as though audio emanates from specific areas of the screen - such as the mouths of people speaking.

The company also announced a new lineup of X900 LED TVs, available in 85-inch, 75-inch, 55-inch, and 49-inch models. Sony says it has done work to improve motion fluidity on the X900F series with a "new technology" it refers to as X-Motion Clarity, which "keeps fast action images smooth and life like".

Lenovo Brings HDR, Amazon Alexa to Premium ThinkPads
Lenovo has launched its new Tablet 10, the price of the device is not disclosed yet, but it will be available from March 2018. The premium laptop comes with a 14-inch (2,560 x 1,440p) HDR ready IPS display having markedly smaller bezels to the sides.

- Features 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme providing the ultimate 4K HDR viewing experience by incorporating three new technologies: Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR and Dual database processing.

- Hands-free control of a Sony TV with Amazon-Alexa-enabled devices and Google Home.

Google Voice Assistant will be present in all the high-end 2018 Sony TVs and all of them will be fully HDR-ready as we said above, with multi-format high dynamic range support. Ask your Google Assistant to help you play TV shows, movies, and more. The company has not yet revealed any details about the price and availability of the devices.

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