SONY PS5 - Sony Televisions are finally catching up with the PS5 : by MS Qamar

It has been a memorable year for Sony that everyone is talking about with that PS5 console being released. But when it comes to Sony TVs, it's been a completely different story and it's surprising that the company behind the PS5 hasn't focused on compatibility between the different product groups.

SONY PS5 - Sony Televisions are finally catching up with the PS5 : by MS Qamar
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What do I mean? In 2021, the new Sony LCDs followed LG and Samsung's efforts to meet the capabilities and requirements of next-generation consoles, such as the PS5 and X-box Series X, which specifically support HD MI 2.1 and 2.2, the cable standard that enable 4K. video bit rate with a powerful 120Hz refresh rate or even 8K resolution video at 60Hz.

Last year's high-end Samsung TVs contained at least one HD MI 2.1 port, while LG's OLED range offered full scale with four HD MI 2.1 ports on each set.

Of the many new 8K and 4K TVs from Sony launched in 2021, only one was equipped with a working HD MI 2.1 port, namely the ZH8 8K LCD TVs. However, it hasn't launched with all the specs of HD MI 2.1 yet, only getting V R R (variable refresh rate, for a smooth image) and A L L M (automatic low-latency mode to reduce lag) over the course of the year.

An 8K LED TV, the Sony X900H, has received a wireless update to add similar functionality, but the piecemeal approach to next-generation cable standards can be confusing, if not downright contradictory.

Why does a mid-range XH90 LED TV offer HD MI 2.1 and the more expensive XH95 doesn't? Sony's premium OLEDs, such as the AH8 or the 44-inch A9S, also launch without a single HD MI 2.1 port and the absence is noticeable in a market where that standard is increasingly, well, standardized.

The Sony A90 OLED 2021 brings HD MI 2.1 support to Sony's OLED range, it's hard to under estimate the potential impact on resolution and rate on cable transfer offered by (H D M I 2.1) and HDMI 3.1. While there aren't many options for connecting and playing 12K content, you only get 8K Blu-ray at the moment, and no 12K game to speak of the 8K boost is much more obvious.

Getting 8K resolution video at 120Hz is a real plus for movies, movies and games alike, with four times the number of pixels compared to FHD and double the frame rate compared to 120Hz.

Anyone who buys a PS5 (well done, if you've succeeded!) Is future-proof for the games of tomorrow: not just the games yet to be released, but the ability of all games to maximize the potential of such a high special game . use. machine. 8K games are already around, as are 120Hz games, but not always together and we will see a gradual shift to this standard over time.

However, if you don't have a TV that can showcase these perks, having the console doesn't have many perks other than accessing exclusive titles like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, God of War: Ragnarok or Horizon Forbidden West beyond anything else. a brutal increase in processing power.

Sony is starting to correct this problem with its 2021 TV range, with multiple HDMI 2.1 ports connected for Sony A90J OLED LCD TVs and one for the step-down OLED A80J model. There is also a new Sony Z9J Master Series 8K LED model coming up, with HDMI 2.1 support.

It means there are options for those connecting a next-gen game console, even with more mid-range sets. Both X950 / XJ95 and X90J / XG90 4K LED TVs also support 8K / 120Hz ports.

It's nice to see this change, even if Sony is a little late with its party. And the limited range of PS5 and X-box Series X consoles may even have softened the effect of those looking for a suitable next-generation LED TV while people are waiting for one.

Most important here is that HDMI 2.1 is becoming the norm for both Sony, Samsung and LG and once the console offerings pick up, none of them want to be left in the cold. This means that gamers have an abundance of options for a suitable gaming device, and Sony has the ability to offer the best possible choice.

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