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Sony is bringing its Game Menu & Eco Dashboard to older TV models

16 Aug 2023 | Rasmus Larsen |

A limited version of Sony's Game Menu is being added to 2022 models while the Eco Dashboard is being added to 2022 and 2021 models plus a single 2020 model.

Sony's Eco Dashboard unifies all energy-related settings and functions into a single dashboard that is easier to use and understand, according to Sony, as it also demonstrates the impact of your choices by adjusting the size of an animated tree.

The Eco Dashboard includes settings for power saving, light sensor, TV brightness, and more. In addition, the Eco Dashboard has integration with Sony's optional Bravia camera that is compatible with Sony TV models from 2022 and later.

You can see how the Eco Dashboard works in this video from FlatpanelsHD (starts at 1:17)

A limited Game Menu

In addition, Sony 2022 models are getting a limited version of the Game Menu that Sony introduced with its 2023 models. The Game Menu in 2022 models includes 'Motion Blur Reduction' and a virtual crosshair on-screen that can be customized. It does not feature the 'Black equalizer' and 'Screen size' options that are exclusive to 2023 Sony models. To access the Game Menu you must have the TV in Game mode and then press the '123' button on the remote control.

Sony Game Menu

The Game Menu on 2023 models. 2022 Sony models only get 'Motion Blur Reduction', 'Crosshair' and 'Crosshair type'. Photo: FlatpanelsHD

Compatible Sonys TVs

Sony has started rolling out the new features to older TV models via a firmware upgrade in North America, Europe, and other regions. Compatible models include:
  • 2020: XH90, XH92
  • 2021: X80J, X81J, X85J, X89J, X90J, X92J, X93J, X94J, X95J, A80J, A83J, A90J, Z9J
  • 2022: X80K, X81K, X82K, X85K, X89K, X90K/S, X92K, X93K, X94K/S, X95K, A75K, A80K, A83K, A84K, A90K What these TV models have in common – also with Sony's 2023 models except A95L – is that they are all based on the same system chip; MediaTek MT5895 (MT9950). The firmware is available now for download and manual install. It is also rolling out gradually to your TV's built-in update function.

    Sony firmware v.6.7240 – changelog

    2022 models only:
  • Adds the Game menu feature 2020, 2021 and 2022 models:
  • Adds the Eco dashboard feature
  • Adds Voice command support for Alexa Search and Play content selection
  • Removes some rarely used voice commands
  • Improves general performance of the TV
  • FlatpanelsHD
    - Source: Sony USA support, Sony Europe support
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