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Sony has announced new PS5 features for Bravia XR TVs, rolling out by the end of 2021. Auto HDR Tone Mapping will automatically select the best HDR setting, while Auto Genre Picture Mode will automatically switch the TV into the appropriate mode (e.g., Game Mode when gaming). The user won’t have to manually configure the TV when gaming or watching content.

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BRAVIA XR TVs to officially become ‘Perfect for PlayStation®5’ with brand-new exclusive PS5™ features to create the ultimate next generation console experience

Sony is introducing a ‘Perfect for PlayStation®5’ campaign for BRAVIA XR TVs[1], specially designed to work perfectly with the PlayStation 5 (PS5™) and offer a fantastic gaming experience with immersive picture and sound.

‘Perfect for PlayStation 5’ TVs will bring in two brand-new PS5 exclusive features[2] – Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode. They also support frame rates up to 120fps in a super-crisp 4K resolution as specified in HDMI 2.1 in compatible games[3]. Additionally, with input lag as low as 6.0ms on the Z9J[4] models, you’ll achieve extraordinary smoothness and responsiveness in shooting, sports and high-performance games with instant on-screen action.

Sony’s BRAVIA XR TVs deliver stunningly realistic pictures full of vibrant colours and eye-catching contrast, complemented by unique sound from screen technology that puts you right in the heart of the action whether you’re playing a game or watching a movie.

‘Perfect for PlayStation®5’ BRAVIA XR-exclusive features

Auto HDR Tone Mapping[5]

With Auto HDR Tone Mapping*, the HDR settings will be optimised instantly during your PS5 initial setup. The PS5 will automatically recognise individual BRAVIA TV models and select the best HDR setting for the TV accordingly. With the optimised HDR tone mapping level to your BRAVIA display specification, you’ll see crucial details and colours even in high contrast scenes. For instance, you will get the addition of detailed objects on the track in Gran Turismo™ 7[6][i] so you know just how to make your next move.

[1] ‘Perfect for PlayStation®5’ BRAVIA XR TV models: Z9J, A90J, A80J, X95J, X90J.

[2] Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode will be available via a software update on PS5 and BRAVIA TVs by the end of 2021.

[3] PS5 game supporting 4K/120fps required.

[4] Input lag time measured with Z9J via 4K 120fps game HDMI input based on internal testing conditions and may differ by model, real-time usage environment or specific conditions. Input lag time measured with A90J/A80J/X95J/X90J is 8.5ms in the same testing conditions.

[5] Software updates on both PlayStation®5 and BRAVIA are required. Available by the end of 2021.

[6] Release date March 2022. In development for PlayStation®

[i] “PlayStation”, “DualSense”, “PS5” and ‘Gran Turismo 7’ are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

*Software updates on both PS5 and BRAVIA are required. Available by the end of 2021.

Auto Genre Picture Mode[1][2]

BRAVIA XR TVs can detect whether you are playing a game or watching movies and shows. With Auto Genre Picture Mode, your TV automatically switches into Game Mode when gaming, which minimises input lag to make the action more responsive, or to Standard Mode when watching movies via a streaming service or from an Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc on the PS5, which shifts focus to picture processing for a more expressive picture.

Auto Genre Picture Mode will be available via a future software updates on PS5 and BRAVIA TVs by the end of 2021.

Source: Sony (via KitGuru)

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4 Comments

  1. What? This is a new feature? My low end Philips TV will automatically detect the PS4 and switch into gaming mode.

  2. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 42350, member: 1298″]
    What? This is a new feature? My low end Philips TV will automatically detect the PS4 and switch into gaming mode.
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    My LG does too with my PC. This just has a couple more extras with auto HDR settings and switching out of gaming mode when playing/streaming other content. Granted my LG pretty much does that as well but I have to manually set it all up beforehand but this is supposed to calibrate for you.

  3. This is for consumers that have more money than knowledge. They want the PSwhatever that’s new, and the best TV they can get when they buy and they want them to work together and be amazing. Problem is for them all of that money and installation and they don’t know how to configure jack shit on their setup and just say… “Hey this looks/sounds good. I’m happy.”.

    Case in point when I was a younger man in my 20’s my friends parents moved locally. They had a home theater installed with a nice TV and very nice surround sound setup. I happened to know the professional brand receiver they were using as I had the cheaper counterpart. We were all invited over to watch a movie and right after they started it I noticed the receiver was locked into ‘all channel stereo’ setting. I mentioned that that was wrong. The dad being the blowhard like I described above assured me I didn’t know what I was talking about until I said just let me fix it for you it’s a setting. Took me 30 seconds to fix it then we watched a movie with the sound working CORRECTLY.

    This same consumer would bemoan their purchase but never admit they were never satisfied to anyone else. Saying that home theater sucks all because they don’t know WTF they are doing.

    So with the advent of the auto configuring TV, and Soundbars… these same consumers can be appeased more cheaply and effectively because it takes configuration out of their hands for home entertainment. And if you’ve ever had to deal with them on that… you know EXACTLY why this is important.

    Also for people like my wife… we have an 12 year old 55 inch 1080p visio hooked up to a decent 5.1 system I put together some 20 years ago. Atlantic Technology speakers for the WIN. Anyway… I’m looking to a Sony TV 60 inch with Soundbar and sub included to replace it all. Then we can move the TV above the fireplace like she so dearly wants. Plus soundbars have finally reached the parity point in performance in my mind at least.

  4. [QUOTE=”Grimlakin, post: 42357, member: 215″]
    Plus soundbars have finally reached the parity point in performance in my mind at least.
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    I agree. I still won’t use one in our living room but I did opt for a Visio Atmos one last year in our bedroom. I’m very impressed with it. We got a pretty good deal on it and a 75″ Hisense Android TV that ultimately came in at just under $1K.

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