Prices for Sony’s 2015 TVs (Sony’s TV is Slimmer Than a Smartphone) were leaked earlier this year (Sony TV Prices Shared), and have now been made available officially. There will be 14 models – 10 with UltraHD – across seven (technically eight) ranges. All feature the Android TV OS.
The 75″ XBR-75X940C is the flagship. It is the only model with a direct-LED backlight and full-array local dimming, and will go on sale in May for $8,000. The 65″ XBR-65X930C also features local dimming (the only other TV to do so), and will be available at the same time, for $4,500. These local dimming sets will be compatible with future high dynamic range content, Sony has promised, via a software update to be released in the summer. This does not include Dolby Vision material, however, but will include Blu-ray HDR content.
The X900C series is split in two; the 55″ and 65″ models are XBR-xxX900C TVs, while the 75″ is XBR-75X910C. This is because the smaller TVs have a slimmer cabinet (5mm thick), while the 75″ is slightly thicker (6.3mm). They are due out in the summer, with a price TBC.
The X850C range (XBR-xxX850C) has 55″, 65″ and 75″ models, and are the lowest of the 2015 TVs to feature Sony’s colour-enhancing Triluminos technology. They will be released in May (75″), June (65″) and July (55″0, for $5,000, $3,500 and $2,200, respectively.
The last UltraHD sets are the 43″ and 49″ XBR-xxX830C models, which will be released in August and September, for $1,600 and $1,300, respectively.
Finally there are some 1920 x 1080 sets. They are the 65″ ($1,900) and 75″ ($3,000) KDL-xxW850C and 50″ ($1,000) and 55″ ($1,300) KDLxxW800C. These TVs will be released in October, November, December and January (2016), respectively.