Your quest for the best 4K TV only got a little more complicated. Sony just announced the release of the Bravia Master Series televisions, 4K sets powered with its new X1 Ultimate image chip. Naturally, the flagship A9F is OLED Television, although the Z9F is a more affordable LED model. Thanks to that new chip, they pack in completely new features, like object based HDR remastering and superb resolution. They are a bit wonky sounding, but eventually, they should deliver a better looking image. Sony also teamed with Netflix to get a brand new calibrated style which will recreate the ideal settings for the streaming service’s content.
Sony also added a few more upgrades across the line. The OLED A9F, which is available in 55 inches and 65 inches models, sports Acoustic Surface Sound +, a revamped version of the quality that allows the screen act as a loudspeaker. Now, there is a centre actuator and another subwoofer channel behind the display, with the existing left, right and sub stations. That is right, the screen basically recreates 3.2 speaker installation. If you’d like to use your very own set of bookshelf or tower speakers, you might also use the A9F’s integrated sound as a centre channel. I wasn’t too impressed by Sony’s acoustic surface technology in the past, but it will be intriguing to see whether these upgrades make a big difference.
Fasulo stated that Sony has worked with Portrait Displays and SpectraCal to ensure optimal calibration and image functionality. And the company also collaborated with Netflix on the new Netflix Calibrated Mode, that’s intended to suggest you are seeing the picture exactly as intended. Netflix Calibrated Mode is debuting exclusively on the new Master Series collections, but I would bet on it expanding to televisions from other businesses at CES 2019. Our members can see content as it was supposed to be seen, with exact colors, precise dynamic colours, and accurate movement so there is no soap opera effect, stated Scott Mirer, VP of Netflix of apparatus partner ecosystem. He spoke up Sony’s long history with Netflix, the PS3 spent a very long time as the leading living area streaming apparatus for Netflix, and even shown a picture of the old Spider Man font console along with the Netflix program with that era. Apart from image refinements, the A9F OLED model also improves upon sound and Sony’s Acoustic Surface speaker system by adding a centre actuator and subwoofer channel, which results in the Television being in a position to produce 3.1 sound on its own. The Z9F promises near perfect viewing angles and best-in class motion clarity and smoothness.