Sony Announces Pricing and Availability Details on New XBR-X800E/XBR-X850E Series of Premium 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs

TORONTO – March 21, 2017 – Sony announced pricing and availability details today for its latest addition of 4K HDR Ultra HD televisions, the XBR-X800E and XBR-X850E series. All are available for sale online today from Sony and Best Buy, and will be available in stores from other authorized dealers nationwide in April 2017.

Dramatic Contrast, Colour and Detail

All of Sony’s new premium 4K HDR Ultra HD televisions support HDR (High Dynamic Range) and reproduce dramatic contrast with rich, brilliant colour. The XBR-X850E series includes Sony’s 4K HDR Processor X1™ advanced image engine to improve colour accuracy, contrast and clarity and supports HDR10, HLG1, and Dolby Vision™1for viewing HDR content. Sony’s unique technologies provide a better HDR experience with greater clarity and a wider range of colours and contrast: the TRILUMINOS™ Display maps colours from a wider pallet, Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR reveals creates a smooth, natural picture without "banding," dual database processing reduces on-screen noise while maximizing clarity, Motionflow™ reduces motion artifacts for smooth, natural motion reproduction, all deliver a more realistic picture with subtle shades and depths of colour and dramatic brightness and black levels.

Sony TVs Powered by Android™ TV

These new 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs are powered by Android TV which brings movies, TV shows and thousands of apps into the home, making it easy to watch broadcast and cable TV, download entertainment, and use as a gaming device. TV lovers can enjoy hit shows and timeless movies from Google Play™, Amazon Video, YouTube, Netflix, and others.

The XBR-X850E series

The XBR-X850E series delivers superior contrast, colour and detail with the powerful new 4K HDR Processor X1, which offers improved performance compared to the original 4K Processor X1 with more real-time image processing power. The processor also improves HD content to near 4K HDR quality. With object-based HDR remaster, the TV can detect, analyze and optimize each object in the picture individually to adjust the overall contrast for a more natural and realistic picture. The TRILUMINOS Display and 4K HDR Super Bit Mapping produce smooth and vibrant colours. Motionflow™ technology produces lifelike motion while 4K X-Reality PRO provides lifelike detail and clarity. Enjoy all the entertainment you can dream of with Android™ TV, using built-in apps such as Netflix, Youtube, Amazon Video, and access to thousands of others with Google Play™.

The XBR-800E series

The XBR-X800E series delivers the dramatic contrast, colour and detail of 4K HDR taking even non-HDR content to the next level. The TRILUMINOS Display produce smooth and vibrant colours and Motionflow™ XR technology produces lifelike motion while 4K X-Reality PRO provides lifelike detail and clarity. Also includes Android™ TV with built-in apps such as Netflix, Youtube, and Amazon Video and access to thousands more from Google Play™.

4K HDR TV Ultra HD Models and Prices

  • XBR-75X850E, 75” class (74.5” diagonal), $4999.99 (CAD)
  • XBR-65X850E, 65” class (64.5” diagonal), $2799.99 (CAD)
  • XBR-50X800E, 55” class (54.6” diagonal), $1799.99 (CAD)
  • XBR-49X800E, 49” class (48.5” diagonal), $1199.99 (CAD)
  • XBR-43X800E, 43” class (42.5” diagonal), $999.99 (CAD)

These television as well as all other 4K HDR models, are now available online from Sony and Best Buy and will be available in stores from other authorized dealers nationwide in April 2017.

[1] To be added via firmware update by the end of the year.

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