Sony launches two new 4K TVs with HDR compatibility

The Sony Bravia X93C and X94C are two 4K TV sets that were launched at CES 2015 back at the beginning of January. They’re now available for pre-order, with deliveries expected in May.

However, the most interesting thing about Sony’s recent announcement is the company’s confirmation that these two 4K TVs will support High Dynamic Range content with Sony’s X-tended Dynamic Range technology.

We knew that these TVs would support HDR right from the off, but now Sony has confirmed how it will be implemented. In order to activate this feature, you will need to download a network update at some point this summer. Once it arrives, however, the emerging HDR format will be supported.

Just like in modern cameras, HDR serves to create a wider range of brightness levels within a single picture. It means that very dark areas and very light areas can coexist within the same scene of a TV programme or film.

Sony claims that with its X-tended Dynamic Range technology. “customers can enjoy the peak brightness of LED as well as deeper blacks, providing them with a superior viewing experience compared to that of normal HDR video and any other video source with greater contrast.”

Read More: Sony KD-75X9405C hands-on

HDR content will be available from the likes of Netflix and Amazon Instant Video this year, and Sony will be at the forefront of showing off its implementation.

The Sony Bravia X93C 4K TV will come in 55-inch (for £2,599) and 65-inch (costing £3,999) models. The X94C meanwhile will be a 75-inch, £7,499, monster. Both will be powered by Google’s Android TV platform.