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Control your TV with Sony's new PS4 Cloud Remote
Control your TV with Sony's new PS4 Cloud Remote By Maggie Tillman

Sony has a new device. It's meant for controlling media playback.Called the PS4 Cloud Remote, it was developed with Performance Designed Products (PDP). It's essentially a programmable remote that can find and control your television, so you can easily... Read more

Sony UBP-X500 is a stripped back deck designed to play 4K Blu-rays well
Sony UBP-X500 is a stripped back deck designed to play 4K Blu-rays well By Rik Henderson

With the explosion of 4K video streaming and the very capable 4K disc spinning talents of the Xbox One S and Xbox One X, you can be forgiven for wondering why standalone players exist. Especially at the £200-300 mark.Sony hopes to prove otherwise though,... Read more

Sony's new Master Series 4K TVs are perfectly tuned for Netflix
Sony's new Master Series 4K TVs are perfectly tuned for Netflix By Maggie Tillman

Sony has a new 4K TV flagship range, humbly called the Master Series, which consists of two models at launch.The two models are the AF9 and ZF9 (or A9F and Z9F in the US). The first, which replaces the A1, is an OLED model, while the second sits above... Read more

Google Assistant finally arrives on Sony Android TVs
Google Assistant finally arrives on Sony Android TVs By Max Langridge

Sony has announced that Google Assistant is finally making its way to 4K HDR TVs with the Android TV OS. Google's voice-controlled smart assistant first launched on the Nvidia Shield in November last year, and at the time, Google said it would launch... Read more

Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: A1 OLED, AF8 OLED, XF90, XF85, XF80 compared
Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: A1 OLED, AF8 OLED, XF90, XF85, XF80 compared By Chris Hall

Sony has revealed its Bravia TV line-up for 2018, looking to offer a range that builds on 2017's OLED success and pushes forward with direct-lit LED models in the 4K HDR Premium line, as well as solid 4K HDR LED models.We're not covering all Sony's TVs... Read more

Sony reveals three new 4K HDR TV series to flesh out its 2018 Bravia line-up
Sony reveals three new 4K HDR TV series to flesh out its 2018 Bravia line-up By Dan Grabham

Fresh from announcing its high-end 2018 TVs at CES 2018, Sony has now fleshed out some more of the 2018 Bravia range with the XF83, XF70 and XF75 sets.Slotting in alongside the XF90, XF85 and XF80, the new XF83 features the 4K HDR Processor X1, the same... Read more

Sony's Dolby Vision TV update doesn't work with Sony TVs
Sony's Dolby Vision TV update doesn't work with Sony TVs By Max Langridge

Sony promised way back in January 2017 that it would eventually roll out an update to its high-end 4K and OLED TVs that would enable them to be compatible with Dolby Vision content. What is Dolby Vision? Dolby's very own HDR TV tech explained That update... Read more

Sony announces XF range of 4K HDR TVs, including XF90 flagship with Dolby Vision
Sony announces XF range of 4K HDR TVs, including XF90 flagship with Dolby Vision By Max Langridge

All eyes may have been on the new A8F OLED TV at Sony's 2018 CES booth, but the Japanese tech company has yet again shown some love to the LCD screen too. Launching alongside the A8F is a new XF range of TVs, comprising three models: XF80, XF85 and the... Read more

Sony UBP-X700 is the company's first 4K Blu-ray player with Dolby Vision support
Sony UBP-X700 is the company's first 4K Blu-ray player with Dolby Vision support By Max Langridge

At CES 2017, Sony introduced the UBP-X800, its first ever 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. It certainly grabbed the headlines, but a noticeable technology was left unsupported, Dolby Vision. Fast-forward a year to CES 2018 and Sony has remedied that with the... Read more

Sony CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it
Sony CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it By Elyse Betters

Sony will hold a press conference at CES 2018 and help kick off the world's-largest consumer electronics trade show with a 45-minute keynote address, detailing products and technologies it is developing.But it has yet to give the media a sneak peek. Sony... Read more

Freeview Play connected TV platforms lands on select Sony TVs
Freeview Play connected TV platforms lands on select Sony TVs By Max Langridge

Freeview and Sony have made the joint announcement that the Freeview Play connected TV platform is being rolled out to select Sony TVs. The service, which is now supported by three of the four major TV manufacturers and 18 in total, provides quick, easy... Read more

Sony announces entry-level XE70 series of 4K HDR TVs
Sony announces entry-level XE70 series of 4K HDR TVs By Max Langridge

Sony has announced a new range of XE70 4K HDR TVs that will enter at the affordable end of the budget spectrum when they're released in July 2017. There will be four screen sizes available to choose from: 43-inch, 49-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch, so more... Read more

Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: A1 OLED, ZD9, XE94, XE93, XE90, XE85, XE80, XE70 compared
Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: A1 OLED, ZD9, XE94, XE93, XE90, XE85, XE80, XE70 compared By Chris Hall

Sony has revealed its Bravia TV line-up for 2017, following much the same format as its excellent 2016 televisions, but boosting performance and tweaking the design in many areas.Sony is offering a full selection of 4K HDR televisions for 2017, on top... Read more

Sony's Full HD HDR TVs are the perfect companion for your PS4
Sony's Full HD HDR TVs are the perfect companion for your PS4 By Chris Hall

While most of the attention is on 4K or Ultra HD televisions when talking about HDR - high dynamic range - Sony has pulled the covers off something rather more unique: Full HD televisions that also support HDR.So far, HDR has followed 4K, i.e., higher... Read more

Sony: Hybrid log gamma HDR update coming to all 4K HDR TVs
Sony: Hybrid log gamma HDR update coming to all 4K HDR TVs By Chris Hall

Sony has confirmed that it will be pushing an update to bring hybrid log gamma compatibility to its 2016 and 2017 televisions.Hybrid log gamma (HLG) is a new TV technology that's been developed in part by the BBC, but is seen as the potential future for... Read more

Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar supports Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant voice-control
Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar supports Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant voice-control By Max Langridge

Sony has unveiled a number of company firsts at CES 2017: it's first OLED TV, it's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and now its first Dolby Atmos soundbar, the HT-ST5000. CES 2017: All the announcements from LG, Samsung, Panasonic and more The new soundbar... Read more

Sony announces refreshed line-up of 4K HDR TVs, including Dolby Vision support
Sony announces refreshed line-up of 4K HDR TVs, including Dolby Vision support By Max Langridge

Sony's piece de resistance at CES 2017 may have been the A1 4K HDR OLED, but the company hasn't given up on more conventional LCD sets. To that extent, Sony has five new 4K HDR TV ranges for 2017, as well as four new full HD ranges. Best TVs of CES 2017:... Read more

Sony's jumps onboard the 4K Blu-ray bandwagon with UBP-X800
Sony's jumps onboard the 4K Blu-ray bandwagon with UBP-X800 By Max Langridge

After giving us a taster of what was to come with a prototype version last year, Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player is here. The UBP-X800 will do just what you'd expect from a 4K player: handle 4K Blu-ray discs and streaming from 4K-compatible services.... Read more

Sony's amazing OLED A1E series TV is also a speaker, the screen vibrates
Sony's amazing OLED A1E series TV is also a speaker, the screen vibrates By Rik Henderson

Sony has unveiled its OLED TV and it has an incredible trick up its sleeve. Not only does it support the Dolby Vision HDR standard, there are no speakers on the television. That's because the whole TV is a speaker too.The superthin screen vibrates to... Read more

Sony is getting in on the OLED TV action with two new models
Sony is getting in on the OLED TV action with two new models By Max Langridge

OLED TVs represent some of the best in the business. LG is the only real champion of the screen technology right now, with Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and Philips sticking with LCD LED. But that's all set to change next year as it's been confirmed Sony will... Read more

Sony brings its PlayStation Vue live TV service to new Apple TV
Sony brings its PlayStation Vue live TV service to new Apple TV By Elyse Betters

Sony has finally launched a PlayStation Vue app for the new Apple TV.PlayStation Vue is a new cloud-based TV service. It offers live programming from AMC, Discovery, FX, ESPN, and other channels without a cable or satellite subscription. It is therefore... Read more

This is Sony's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player with 4K and HDR support
This is Sony's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player with 4K and HDR support By Elyse Betters

Sony's really getting into 4K now.The company is officially supporting 4K in a physical format, with the introduction of the UBP-X1000ES. It's Sony's first Blu-ray player capable of Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. It not only brings support for full 4K but... Read more

Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player not likely to appear until 2017
Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player not likely to appear until 2017 By Rik Henderson

Sony showed of a prototype version of its first dedicated 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray during the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin last week, but while rivals have machines already on shelves, it might not appear until 2017.The deck shown doesn't... Read more

Sony announces Z Series 4K TVs, brings Bravia 4K HDR TVs to Europe
Sony announces Z Series 4K TVs, brings Bravia 4K HDR TVs to Europe By Elyse Betters

Sony has introduced a new flagship line of 4K LCD TVs, called the Z Series, and it's bringing five Bravia 4K HDR TVs to major UK and Irish retailers.Starting with the Z Series, which now sits above the X Series in terms of display quality, it includes... Read more

8 reasons Sony Bravia TVs are setting the pace in 2016
8 reasons Sony Bravia TVs are setting the pace in 2016 By Pocket-lint Promotion

There’s a lot to take in if you’re thinking of buying a new TV these days. New technologies are revolutionising picture quality, smart features are becoming ever more sophisticated, and there have never been so many content sources to choose from.... Read more

Seven cool features of the Sony XD93 TV
Seven cool features of the Sony XD93 TV By Pocket-lint Promotion

Television technology is going through an unprecedented period of change right now. The combination of new Ultra HD screens, high dynamic range technology (HDR) and ever-changing, ever-expanding smart TV features has made it harder than ever for consumers... Read more

What is 4K HDR and how will it change your TV?
What is 4K HDR and how will it change your TV? By Pocket-lint Promotion

The talk of the town is 4K HDR, arriving with force in 2016, and changing just about everything about home entertainment. It appears in a number of guises and forms, but more importantly, perhaps, than the resolution race of recent years, the HDR side... Read more

Sony PlayStation Vue is finally now available across the US
Sony PlayStation Vue is finally now available across the US By Elyse Betters

Sony announced that its PlayStation Vue internet TV service has gone nationwide in the states.The Netflix-like service launched over a year ago and has been available in select US cities, bringing live, local broadcasts from CBS, ABC, FOX, and NBC (as... Read more

Sony won't be using Ultra HD Premium labelling, but it will launch Ultra HD Blu-ray in 2016
Sony won't be using Ultra HD Premium labelling, but it will launch Ultra HD Blu-ray in 2016 By Chris Hall

Sony today confirmed to Pocket-lint that it isn't going to be using the new Ultra HD Premium labelling, recently launched by the UHD Alliance to make sure you know which TVs adhere to the latest and greatest standards.Announced at the start of 2016,... Read more

Sony's new players omit Ultra HD Blu-ray support
Sony's new players omit Ultra HD Blu-ray support By Chris Hall

Sony has announced two new players at CES 2016, but neither offer support for Ultra HD Blu-ray, the latest high-def video format being pushed by Samsung and Panasonic at the show.The first is pitched as a "high resolution premium audio and video player",... Read more

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray won't be available until 2016, Sony confirms
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray won't be available until 2016, Sony confirms By Rik Henderson

Although the Blu-ray Disc Association previously suggested that 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs would be available before Christmas, that estimate seems to have been wide of the mark.Sony Pictures has revealed that its ultra high definition movie releases won't... Read more

Sony Bravia YouView update: Everything you need to know
Sony Bravia YouView update: Everything you need to know By Chris Hall

Sony has pushed out its update for 2015 Bravia televisions running on Android TV, bringing with it the new YouView experience. YouView replaces the old EPG and brings with it a number of benefits, updating your already smart TV, to make a range of things... Read more

Sony to integrate YouView into Bravia TVs for 17,000 films and shows
Sony to integrate YouView into Bravia TVs for 17,000 films and shows By Luke Edwards

Sony has announced a partnership with TV platform YouView that will put its services in Sony Bravia televisions.The YouView update will be a software rollout that happens over the air on all Bravia televisions that are compatible. This will begin rolling... Read more

Sony adding HDR compatibility to its 4K UHD Bravia TVs, including the new 75-inch X91C
Sony adding HDR compatibility to its 4K UHD Bravia TVs, including the new 75-inch X91C By Rik Henderson

Sony is embracing High Dynamic Range picture technology for additional 4K Ultra HD Bravia TVs, other than the X93C and X94C sets previously announced.It will be adding HDR compatibility to the X91C, X90C, X85C and S85C series televisions via a network... Read more

Sony's thin 4K Android TVs now have prices, and they're up for pre-order
Sony's thin 4K Android TVs now have prices, and they're up for pre-order By Elyse Betters

It has been six months since Sony unveiled its 4K Android TV sets at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, and now the company has finally announced pricing for the sets and put them up for sale (well, pre-order).The cheapest model is the X900C. It costs $2,499 (converts... Read more

Leaked Sony document reveals 4K HDR Blu-ray player
Leaked Sony document reveals 4K HDR Blu-ray player By Luke Edwards

Once again poor old Sony has had more documents leaked, just over quarter of a million this time. While that's bad news for Sony it's revealed some good news for home cinema fans – the company looks like it's working on a next-gen 4K and HDR Blu-ray... Read more

Sony HDR 4K Bravia TVs up for pre-order today, to ship in May
Sony HDR 4K Bravia TVs up for pre-order today, to ship in May By Luke Edwards

Sony has released two new 4K Bravia TVs for pre-order that come with high dynamic range (HDR) support.HDR is a relatively new offering that promises to add to the current range of brightness levels on screen. While 4K content was slow to appear after... Read more

Sony 147-inch $50k 4K Ultra Short Throw projector coming to UK this summer
Sony 147-inch $50k 4K Ultra Short Throw projector coming to UK this summer By Luke Edwards

Sony has announced its 4K Ultra Short Throw projector, that is able to turn a wall into a mighty 147-inch ultra high definition screen, is coming to the UK this summer.Short throw projectors can sit extremely close to walls meaning they don't take up... Read more

Sony's PlayStation Vue online TV service is officially live in the US
Sony's PlayStation Vue online TV service is officially live in the US By Elyse Betters

Sony has finally taken on the online TV biz by launching its PlayStation Vue service in three US cities today.Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, told The Wall Street Journal just last week that Sony would soon commercially launch... Read more

Sony PlayStation Vue online TV service to launch in the US within two weeks
Sony PlayStation Vue online TV service to launch in the US within two weeks By Elyse Betters

Sony is about to fully take on the online TV biz.According to The Wall Street Journal, Sony has been putting more focus on its online TV efforts in the US. Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, told the paper the company will even commercially... Read more

Sony's comeback strategy will spin off video and sound units, favour entertainment
Sony's comeback strategy will spin off video and sound units, favour entertainment By Elyse Betters

Sony is getting ready to shake things up again.According to The Wall Street Journal, Kazuo Hirai, Sony's chief, has a comeback plan for the company called One Sony, and the most recent aspect of that plan involves spinning off Sony's video and sound businesses... Read more

Sony Pictures hack: Here's everything we know about the massive attack so far
Sony Pictures hack: Here's everything we know about the massive attack so far By Elyse Betters

Sony Pictures Entertainment was the victim of devastating cyber attack in late November and early December that involved the release of stolen data including multiple yet-to-be-released films and personal employee information like social security numbers... Read more

Sony offers integrated YouView on 2015 Bravia range
Sony offers integrated YouView on 2015 Bravia range By Chris Hall

YouView will be integrated into Sony's new 2015 Bravia televisions running on the Android TV platform. The announcement of the partnership between Sony and YouView means that the Japanese manufacturer is the first to offer YouView integrated into a television,... Read more

Steve Jobs biopic: Here are the first shots of Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Woz
Steve Jobs biopic: Here are the first shots of Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Woz By Elyse Betters

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic finally began filming last month, and the first shots from the set have just leaked online.The film, which was written by Sorkin but based on Walter Isaacson's official Steve Jobs biography, is being directed by Danny... Read more

Sony partners with Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud for 4K, but all is not well in the FIFA camp
Sony partners with Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud for 4K, but all is not well in the FIFA camp By Rik Henderson

Very eagle-eyed viewers at the Arsenal versus Manchester United match on Saturday might have noticed something different about striker Olivier Giroud's boots. Sony has sponsored the soles and studs in order to extol the benefit of owning an Ultra HD... Read more

PlayStation Vue is Sony’s answer to Sky’s Now TV, coming to PS4, PS3 and iPad
PlayStation Vue is Sony’s answer to Sky’s Now TV, coming to PS4, PS3 and iPad By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced the beta version of its own cloud TV service, PlayStation Vue. It will initially be available on an invite-only basis, starting in November in the US, and for PS3 and PS4 owners. It will then launch on iPad soon after, followed by other... Read more

Smart TVs are watching you, which shares your private data most? Samsung, LG, Sony and more
Smart TVs are watching you, which shares your private data most? Samsung, LG, Sony and more By Luke Edwards

Smart TVs are great for watching catch-up TV or enjoying the myriad cat videos YouTube has to offer, on the big screen. But connecting to the web means there's yet another point where companies can track you and how you live.To be clear smart TVs aren't... Read more

Sony shows off new curves with its 4K Bravia S90 TV
Sony shows off new curves with its 4K Bravia S90 TV By Luke Edwards

Sony has revealed its first large curved 4K TV ahead of the IFA trade-show.The Bravia S90 will come in 65-inch and 75-inch sizes which, curved around your face, should create a cinema-like experience at home.The 4K UHD picture should look amazing judging... Read more

Sony halts OLED TV development in favour of 4K LCDs
Sony halts OLED TV development in favour of 4K LCDs By Elyse Betters

In response to the growing demand for 4K screens and its still-fledgling television business, Sony has allegedly stopped commercial development on OLED sets.Japanese business news publisher Nikkei has reported that Sony put its OLED sets "on ice" and... Read more

Sony X9 4K TV geared for a great World Cup: We find out why
Sony X9 4K TV geared for a great World Cup: We find out why By Luke Edwards

Sony's new range of 4K televisions are set to be some of the best the Japanese company has ever produced. But it's not just chance timing, Sony plans to launch these revolutionary screens in time for its World Cup coverage in 4K and just as Netflix and... Read more

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