Last week, Sony announced the release of its latest 2016 line up of 4K TVs. Three of the TVs from this lineup (the XBR-X930D, XBR-X940D, and XBR-X850D) are already available for pre order and they’ll be hitting the shelves in the US by next month.
All of these models come with Android TV which not only provides Smart TV functionality to the hardware but also allows for some home automation features. The XBR-930D series is available in 55-inch and 65-inch variants while the higher end XBR-940D series will have screens up to 75-inches. The TVs will range from $3000 to $5000 for the XBR-930D and somewhere around $8000 for the XBR-940D series.
The XBR-850D will sport slightly cheaper variants which won’t offer the X-tended Dynamic Range PRO feature which is available in the other 2 series. The X-tended Dynamic Range PRO, according to Sony, offers three times the brightness range of a traditional LED backlit TV. This series will feature more screen sizes than the other two.
Each model in the XBR-X850D line will offer key features like Sony’s Triluminos display technology, 4K X-Reality PRO up-scaling, and Android TV. The top of the line 85-inch class model is expected to cost around $10,000. The 75-inch class model is expected to sell for $5,000, while the 65-inch and 55-inch class models will range from $2500 to $3500.
Every model listed here features the standard streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, but Android TV also offers Google Cast functionality and the ability to install a massive variety of Android TV apps and games from the Google Play store.
Sony has more models planned for this year, coming 32-inch, 40-inch, and 48-inch varieties. The models will be available this spring and will cost around $350 to $700.