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Sony introduces first HDR-capable Full HD TVs for PS4 gaming

06 Jan 2017 | Rasmus Larsen |

HDR is typically associated with 4K resolution but in 2017 Sony will launch 4 ranges of Full HD TVs that are HDR-capable. Sony sees the new TVs as good entry-level options for HDR gaming on PS4.

HDR for PS4 gaming & Netflix

The original PS4 and the new PS4 Pro both support gaming in HDR (High Dynamic Range) with improved contrast and better colors.

To experience it in 2016 you needed a 4K HDR TVs even though the original PS4 can only output HDR at HD resolution. Sony is now filling the gap with 2017 entry-level TVs that support HDR. These are also the first HDR-capable Full HD TVs.

Sony will launch four ranges called WE75, WE66, WE61, and RE45. Sony is promising that all of them will support HDR gaming from PS4. Some of them will also support Netflix streaming in HD+HDR quality. However, Sony cannot guarantee HDR support with other sources, perhaps because most sources combine 4K+HDR in the signal

Sony WE66


Sony declined to give out numbers when we asked them at CES so we have no idea how deep blacks are, how high peak brightness is and how large a percentage of the DCI-P3 color space the TVs cover. However, we think it is same to assume that these TVs will not match the high-end TVs’s HDR capabilities. The HDR effect may even be limited but nevertheless Sony is giving you choice.

The TVs were nto exhibited at CES so we did not have a chance to try them but Sony tells us to expect them on the market sometime in spring 2017. Pricing was not announced.

Sony WE75 series:

49 and 43” sizes
Features vibrant, expanded colour with TRILUMINOS Display, further enhanced for colour accuracy.
Features X-Reality PRO to provide stunning detail with Sony’s unique reality creation database algorithm whether you are viewing a TV broadcastings, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Internet video service or digital photos.
The sleek lines and an elegant slim display come with clean cable management to keep wires out of view.
Features ClearAudio+ which automatically adjusts sound settings for an enriching listening experience.
Supports major Internet video services such as YouTube, Netflix* to enjoy more video content easily with built-in Wi-Fi®. *Internet video services available vary by country.
HDR compatible to receive and process the new video standard signal with higher brightness, higher contrast and more vibrant colours via Internet video services like Netflix or gaming like PS4 Pro and PS4

Sony WE66 / WE61 series:

WE66: 49 and 40” sizes
WE61: 32” size
Features X-Reality PRO to provide stunning detail with Sony’s unique reality creation database algorithm whether you are viewing a TV broadcastings, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Internet video service or digital photos.
The sleek lines and an elegant slim display come with clean cable management to keep wires out of view.
Features ClearAudio+ which automatically adjusts sound settings for an enriching listening experience.
Supports major Internet video services such as YouTube, Netflix* to enjoy more video content easily with built-in Wi-Fi®. *Internet video services available vary by country.
X-Protection PRO enhances Sony TV’s durability with four protection features to guard against dust, lightning, surge and humidity.
HDR compatible to receive and process the new video standard signal with higher brightness, higher contrast and more vibrant colours via internet video services like Netflix or gaming like PS4 Pro and PS4

Sony RE45 series:

40” size
Features X-Reality PRO to provide stunning detail with Sony’s unique reality creation database algorithm whether you are viewing a TV broadcastings, DVD, Blu-ray Disc or digital photos.
The sleek lines and an elegant slim display come with clean cable management to keep wires out of view.
Features ClearAudio+ which automatically adjusts sound settings for an enriching listening experience.
HDR compatible to receive and process the new video standard signal with higher brightness, higher contrast and more vibrant colours via gaming like PS4 Pro and PS4



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