Sony Announces New PS5 Features for Bravia XR TVs

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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)

Peter Brosdahl
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